Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body. ~Elizabeth Stone

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Can't Sleep!

Ugh! This insomnia is getting old, and we're only 7 weeks in. Well, technically only 4 weeks since the transfer, but lets not get technical. I am tired all day long, can barely wake up enough to put together a sentence, and then the sun goes down and I am just WIDE. AWAKE. Since I can't sleep, I figured I'd blog.

I hope you like the new blog layout! I added a groovy new background, a little ticker that says how far along we are, and a much-needed newer picture of myself. I decided to class up the place a little bit.

I have got some killer heartburn, too. I had heartburn with my other pregnancies, so of course I expected it. But at 7 weeks? No way. It's terrible, too. Rolaids can't touch it. I've been taking Wal-Mart's generic Zantac 150, and it's worked up until a few days ago. I'm going to have to ask my OB on Friday to give me a prescription for something. If I don't get it under control now, it'll only get worse. Just the thought of certain foods makes the acid creep up my throat (ew, I know.)

Let's go over this weeks cravings, shall we? So far we have:
Chocolate milk
Eggs (boiled, scrambled, deviled, over-medium)
Ramen noodles (chicken flavor only, please)
Pickles (how boring)
Tostitos Hint of Lime chips
Water (who craves water? seriously.)

And let's not forget, it's only Wednesday. Ok, Thursday now. But remember, I said no technicalities. One thing that I can't get over is the fact that just the thought of meat is enough to make me sick. I am a huge steak lover. Especially when pregnant. I'm sure I was responsible for the deaths of at least 10 cattle during my last pregnancy. But so far, meat makes me sick. I went out to dinner over the weekend to Shogun, and ordered steak and calamari, and I just couldn't eat it. Blech. So I'm thinking that this baby must be a girl!

I've run out of things to blog about. I need to go to bed, I actually feel somewhat sleepy now. Goodnight world!

Monday, April 26, 2010

We have a heartbeat!

We had our ultrasound on Friday, and saw one perfect little baby with a perfect little heartbeat!! The heart rate was 102 bpm, which is exactly where it should be. K and J were both in the room for the ultrasound, and our doctor has a big screen TV on the wall that you can see the ultrasound on, SO COOL! We got pictures, but the baby is so tiny it's hard to see much. We are going back this Friday, the 30th, for another ultrasound so hopefully the baby will be a little easier to see.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Well Look At That!

Looks like we've got ourselves a baby cookin' in there! I had an ultrasound on Thursday (4/15) just to check for placement, and sure enough, there's something in my uterus! We go on the 23rd for our first OB appointment and to check for a heartbeat.

In other news, I can't get enough chocolate milk. I'm not a milk person at all, I don't even drink it out of my cereal bowl, so for me to crave milk is just weird. I'm still craving pastas and breads, and I'm pretty sure I'm going to gain about 947 pounds in the next 8 months if I keep giving in to cravings. K and I are going to Olive Garden after the ultrasound, and I think I'm more excited about that than the ultrasound, haha! I just want breadsticks and alfredo sauce, I don't even need an entree.

I'm feeling pretty good. Morning sickness has started to slowly settle in, which I knew was inevitable. It's not really that bad yet *knock on wood* but I fully expect it to get worse. I'm hoping that it won't be as bad this time around as it was with both of my own children. I wonder if the baby's genetics makes a difference? Hmmm.... Probably not, ha! I'm also having an issue with sleep. I can't seem to make myself get up in the mornings, and I'm tired the entire day. I feel like a zombie. But then it comes time to go to bed, and I can't fall asleep to save my life! My brain just won't turn off, even though my body is tired. Which results in me being up all night, and not being able to get up in the morning, and the cycle begins again.

Oh, and we're going to visit K & J in May for Little K's birthday! We're staying the whole weekend, and I'm really looking forward to it. I can honestly say I've never been to Tulsa except when passing through on my way to & from Missouri when I lived there years ago. I will get to meet K & J's family and friends, which is very exciting, but I do admit that I'm a little bit nervous. I'm not sure why, but I just am. I guess I just hope that they like me!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Oh, yeah!

at 14dp5dt, our beta is.....

359!!!!! Oh yeah, we are SO pregnant!! I have an ultrasound scheduled for Thursday just to check to make sure that things in my uterus are lookin' good. Then K & I, and maybe J, not sure, are going to my first prenatal appointment on the 23rd. We'll get another ultrasound and then the best part- K has promised me Olive Garden! I can't stop thinking about those darn breadsticks. I had a dream last night that I went to Olive Garden and ordered 10 baskets of breadsticks. Sheesh.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Look at that line!

12dp5dt (ok, 11.5dpt if we're being technical) and my lines are looking good! Our official beta at 10dp5dt came back at 61! It tripled in 72 hours, woohoo! The RE wanted me to have another one today and on Monday, but said I could skip todays and just do Monday's since I already had stuff to do today. So Monday we'll have another beta and then I think after that I'm done. I'm going to call the OB's who has been doing my monitoring on Monday too and try to get in late this week, just to make sure everything is where it should be. We have our heartbeat ultrasound scheduled for the 23rd at 10:00.

I've been craving water for the last couple of days. I craved water when I was pregnant with Major, too. I also had the worst leg cramp today that I've ever had in my LIFE. I seriously thought I was going to die. It lasted about 5 minutes and I just screamed the whole time and tried unsuccessfully to massage it, but my muscle was hard as a rock. I would've cut my leg off at the knee had I been able to walk outside to get the saw. I'm still walking with a limp. Maybe that's why I've been craving water? Makes sense to me.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010


I'm tired. All the time. I could seriously sleep all day if you let me. And today, I almost did! No one woke me up, and when I finally woke up on my own I grabbed my phone to see what time it was, and it was 1:30! Good grief! How did that happen? 

Tomorrow is our second beta, well, first "official" beta. I'm going into town to have it drawn & then I'm heading over to one my best friends houses for a massage, then she & I are getting pedicures & going shopping. Great day! Hopefully our beta will have more than doubled, and if so, I'll call the OB and set up our ultrasound! She wanted to see me at 6 weeks, so that would be April 21, but we're gonna try to get the appointment set for April 23. My other OB (the one who's been doing my monitoring) wanted to see me at about 5 weeks just to check for placement, so I'm still debating whether or not to go ahead and see him, too. With my previous ectopic, I would feel much better about seeing him next week. But it seems silly when I could just wait a week. *sigh* I'll decide sometime this week.

Monday, April 5, 2010

It's Official!

We snuck in an early beta today, and at 7dp5dt it was 20! We are DEFINITELY pregnant!

And I am definitely FEELING pregnant now, too. This baby is kicking my butt! I'm so tired, I can hardly stay awake during the day. It's 9:00 and I really want to put in the New Moon DVD but I'm not sure I can stay awake for the whole thing! My lower back has been killing me too, I could really use a massage! I also have this really weird feeling in my stomach. I don't know how to describe it, other than it feels full. It's just strange. I don't remember feeling anything different in my stomach until around 6 weeks. So either there are twins in there, or I'm just more aware of my body this time around.

So, we have another beta on Thursday. I'm really anxious to see what the number is this time!

Sunday, April 4, 2010