It’s About Time…

I’ve basically been in hiding now for a few weeks, sorry! So, as many of you know I’M PREGNANT!! I was holding back on writing too much about it because I just didn’t want to get myself too excited. I’m over that now, I’m freaking excited and I want everyone to know. We got to hear the sweet little heartbeat on Monday, it was perfect. We have 1 perfect little angel growing right on target. We are due on March 26 and we couldn’t be more excited.

Symptom wise things have been pretty good. I was a little nauseous for a week or two, but I didn’t throw up. My boobs have been sore and growing like crazy, and I have been ridiculously tired. I’ve also really been wanting breakfast things that I ate when I was a kid (pop tarts, cinnamon toast crunch) it’s weird, but delicious! 

Beta Results

After I got home from my beta yesterday I put 3 bottles of wine in the fridge just in case.  At 330 I got a phone call from the clinic and instantly felt sick.  I sent the call to voicemail and then listened to it after.  I didn’t  want to be a mess on the phone with anyone. My results were POSITIVE! !!! HOLY SHIT!!!!!! Eeeeeeek! !! I am just elated with this news.  The voicemail the nurse left was the sweetest thing ever and I plan on saving it for a while.  E wasn’t home yet so I quickly ran to the store and grabbed a few things to surprise him. 

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I am nervous and excited all at the same time!  I go back in on Monday to make sure my levels are rising appropriately.  Continued prayers are greatly appreciated.

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For  some reason I felt the need to still pee on a stick. Nothing is as gratifying as seeing a positive.

I was so excited when I got the news that I forgot to ask for my levels. I sent an email to the nurse and she will probably get back to me this morning. What are normal levels for this early in pregnancy?

Beta Done!

Beta is complete.  Now we wait. … I hate waiting! I should find out after 4. I asked them to leave my results on my voicemail so I could play out for E if it is positive. Eeeeeeek!

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I’m Crazy

If someone were to look through my search engine at home or at work they would think I was a lunatic. I’ve gotten to the point where I just can’t help myself.. I Google EVERYTHING and I do mean EVERTYHING! I should keep a list of the random things I Google. I have gotten especially crazy in the last 4 days of the TWW.

So, tomorrow is the day, TOMORROW!!!! Holy smokes! As long as this two weeks has felt, this entire cycle has flown by. I’m excited and anxious to hear what the results are. If they are negative it will suck and I will be heartbroken, but I will pick myself off and we will try again. I’ll also drown my sorrows in a bottle or two of wine. If it is positive I will be overwhelmed with excitement and gratefulness. Either way I am excited to know.

EEEEEEEEEEEEEEKKKKKKKK!!!!

1 Week Down!

Well, you read it…. I am HALFWAY through my TWW. This TWW has been a lot different than my last TWW after the IUI. I am much less stressed and obsessive. I’m also not paying too much attention to “symptoms” or anything like that. This has been both good and bad for me. Good because my day isn’t consumed with convincing myself that I am pregnant, and bad because I don’t feel like I have any “pregnancy-like” symptoms this time so I have convinced myself that I am probably not pregnant. Do any of you do this?

I think I am going to hold out again on taking a HPT and wait for my BETA. I did test my trigger a few times and it has without a doubt lasted in my system longer this time. Last time it tested out of my system in about 5 days. When I tested 8 days after the trigger this time it was still in my system (pretty light though), I haven’t tested since then though.

The second week of the TWW is generally the toughest for me. So, I am planning on doing a huge summer clean of our entire house. Much needed if I do say so myself. Hopefully this will keep me distracted and get me through the long stretch until Thursday!

Praying for my positive!

Question…

My iui was yesterday and we are going to a pool party tomorrow.  What are your thoughts on swimming after the iui?  I won’t be getting in the hot tub, but getting a cold pool might not be so terrible in this Texas heat. I talked to my doctor about swimming and she said it was fine, but I get different information on dr. Google. Thoughts?

Randomness

So, this will be a totally random post. I ended up going to the station last night for Eli to give me my shot. I totally could have done it, but I psyched myself out watching videos of other people doing it and reading horror stories about people doing it wrong. So, I drove out there at 10 (I’m usually in bed by 9) and was soooooo tired driving back. He was on a call when I got there too so I had to wait another 20 minutes…. stinking people needing their lives saved. Don’t they know I need my shot??

Today I am feeling a little BLAH. I also have a really dull pain in my left leg. The pain started yesterday before the trigger and it has continued through today. Has anyone else had this side effect? I’ve also had my ongoing headache. I think that is partially because I haven’t had any caffeine. 

Tomorrow is the big day!!! EEEEk! I even bought E “lucky” underwear to wear… I’m a nut, I know.

On a side note- I ordered my Erin Condren life planner today. I freaking love planners and organization. These planners are by far the most outstanding that I have used. I am sooooo freaking excited to get my planner in. When I was teaching I used the teacher planner, it was fabulous!! The little things that amuse me…. If you haven’t hear of them you should check them out. They are a little pricey, but TOTALLY worth it. 

https://www.erincondren.com/referral/invite/jamiesnow0417

Ultrasound and IUI #2

I went in for my ultrasound today without my hubby because he was on shift at the fire station. This was the first visit I have gone to without him so I was extra nervous (for no reason). All of the doctors and nurses were asking about him, it was the cutest thing. Anyway- I had my ultrasound this morning and it was amazing the number of follicles that we saw this time compared to last time. You could see them everywhere as she waved the wand around and last time we had to search for them. I had 4 decent ones (13.46, 16.55, 18.02, and 23.92) and my lining was a 7.41…. I was pretty stoked about it. The picture I included was one of my plump follicles… do you guys see the cute heart???

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So, I am right on track. I trigger tonight. This is also the first time I have to trigger myself because E is on shift. He said that I could take it up to the station and he would do it for me, but I think I’ll just try to do it myself. Then we go in for the IUI on Thursday. I was so excited when she said the 3rd and not the 4th. That was our biggest fear going into this cycle because it is the only day E can’t take off work. It’s great when things work out how they are supposed to.
Fingers crossed that this is my cycle and I don’t have to go through all of this FUN again…I am pretty excited to get this show on the road and welcome my little angel!

So far, so good…

Well, this cycle has been a lot different than my first IUI cycle in a VERY good way. I haven’t had nearly the amount of side effects that I had during our first IUI. I think this is because of a few different things; 1. I know what to expect so I am not overly stressed about the process, and 2. I am taking the medication at night instead of in the morning. I really think the change in time for my Clomid has made a whirlwind of a difference.

I have been a little irritable lately, but that is to be expected with the increase in hormones being pumped through my body.

Today is my last day of Clomid and then I have 2 (maybe 3) days of FSH left. My ultrasound is scheduled for the 1st to do a follicle measurement and to see where we go from there. I am hoping that I have a good amount of juicy follicles. I hope that our positive baseline is a good indication for how this cycle will go. PRAYING FOR MY POSITIVE!

On a side note- another friend of mine has announced that they are pregnant! GUH!! It really frustrates me because 1. she hasn’t even been with the guy for a year, 2. they aren’t married, 3. they were “trying” (I don’t get why you try before you get married)….. She is very happy about, so I guess I will be happy for her. End of my soapbox.

I wish that I had more interesting things to share with you today, but I don’t…. Sorry!