Monday, May 30, 2011

Good News, and Not-So-Good News

The good news is that I can officially no longer button my pants (due mostly to bloating but hey, it's all because I'm preggo!), I have off and on nausea ALL DAY (whoever named it morning sickness is an idiot), I'm gassy and stopped up, I'm completely exhausted, and everything seems to be going just as it should. I find odd comfort in the discomforts of early pregnancy. I'm feeling better and better about everything but will still be a little on edge until we see that heartbeat next week.

The not-so-good news is that Ken is not getting stationed back here and is not getting his extension in Charleston either. We are hoping and praying he can get on a boat in Norfolk and then our back-up plan may just work. I just need to have faith that God will help us work everything out.

So that's about it for now. Still saying lots of prayers for a healthy baby (or 2) and that Ken gets good orders!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

2nd Beta Results

So I got my results yesterday from my second beta hCG.... my number almost TRIPLED going from 122 on Wednesday (14dpo/4wks) to 357 on Friday!!! The RE is happy with my numbers (obviously) and I scheduled my first ultrasound with him on June 8th. I'll be 7 weeks and hoping to see a healthy baby with a good heartbeat! I'm getting more excited now but will feel so much better after seeing a heartbeat. It's only 2 weeks away and I'm glad I didn't have to wait longer! Everything feels different this time so I hope that's a good sign that everything will go well.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Praise the Lord!

I'M PREGNANT! I know you have probably been waiting for me to update so you would know if everything worked this month, but I have been so tired and not had time to pop on here. The nurse had told me to wait 13 days to test so we could be sure the trigger shot was completely out of my system and I had planned to just wait until Wednesday, 14 days, but I caved Tuesday. A beautiful second line showed up immediately and I found myself both thrilled and nervous. I told Ken, but kept it a secret until Wednesday when I would retest to make sure it wasn't just leftover from the trigger, and I got my first beta... which was 122. I went today to recheck and make sure the numbers are going up like they should... but I have to wait until Monday for those results... boo! So that's the short version of my story. If I have the time and energy this weekend... I may expound a little. I just need lots of prayers this one sticks!

P.S. If you are friends with me on FB.... PLEASE DO NOT POST about this on FB as we have not had a chance to tell everyone yet and frankly I'm not ready to announce it to the FB world until I'm in my 2nd trimester.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011


Ok.... so I had a super busy, but mostly fun weekend. We went to a fertility awareness seminar on Saturday followed by a lunch given my my RE. We had two chances to win IVF with my RE but didn't win either... I'm just hoping that means we won't need it :). We did however qualify for a discounted IVF cycle with my RE should we need it. Hopefully we won't.

So today was my day 10 scan to check and see how my ovaries responded to the injections. I have 3 follicles on my right ovary that look good. I know one was an 18 but don't know what the others were. So hopefully we get at least one really good egg and it's fertilized by one really good sperm and we end up pregnant this cycle. A thought came to me today after hearing there were 3 mature follicles... perhaps God would like to show me His sense of humor and I end up with triplets... I can just hear it.... "Well Kim, you said you wanted 3 by the time you were 30!" Oh boy.... well I will be forever grateful for whatever we are blessed with. I just want that blessing! Maybe with Mother's Day this weekend it will bring me luck. I trigger tomorrow and should ovulate within 36 hours of the shot. Here's hoping for a BFP in two weeks!