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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

1st OB appointment...

The doctors appoinment went really well today. I really like Dr. E. M seem to like her as well - I am glad! The visit was good and the baby's heart rate sounded good.
We talked about the first trimester testing and Dr. E advised that she did not see a need for further testing at this point since PDG was done. Once we get to the second trimester then we will do the quad screening and go from there.

M stayed came over for dinner after the office visit and he got to enjoy a delicious dinner made by T....yummy homemade crepes stuffed with shrimp and peapods!
M brought a big beautiful hydrangia....the flowers are beautiful - I would love to plant some of these along the side of the house some day.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

198 days...

So I just noticed that my little ticker says "198 days left" ..another little milestone - under 200 days until M&M meets baby V! On Wednesday I see my regular OB for the first time after being released from the RE (reproductive endocronologist). It will be exciting to hear what she has to say. I discussed my plans for surrogacy at my last annual check-up and she seemed very positive about it then. M (IF) is coming along as well - I hope that he will like Dr. E.

This weekend did not start out well. I got some sad news about my Father's health Friday morning - and I am prayerful and hopeful that testing in the upcoming week will give some answers. Then Friday evening I got a call from my sister-in-law to tell me that my husband's adopted little brother passed away. We are all very sad and cannot quite understand the inequity in the loss of this young life.

On a more positive note, we had beautiful weather at the coast this weekend. The great weather did a lot to help lift my spirits although a great sadness lingers in my heart.

Physically I am feeling really good. My belly is starting to show more and I can forget about fitting into most of my regular pants. I am trying to be creative with my regular wardrobe as I am not ready to make a full transition into maternity clothing just yet.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Yummy food..

This week Ms. T has been cooking for us...very delicious. T came to the house on Tuesday and Wednesday. Tuesday night we had some delicious fish and Wednesday we were served a very yummy chicken noodle stew. She also premade a lasagna that I just had to pop in the oven for Thursday evening. This looks very promising...M&M thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Last injection of Delestrogen...

Tonight is my last Delestrogen injection....and then I just have a few more evenings of the Progesterone injections and then I am offically done being a human "pincushion" for a while ....yeah!!

I remember thinking, when I had to do my first intramuscular injection, that this was going to be really tough to do. And it was.. but now that I am almost done and look back ... it really wasn't so bad. Yep I have had some lumps and bumps and a bit of bruising...and some nights it was no fun to do - but teh end result is all worth it. I am so happy that the baby is growing strong and healthy.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Ultrasound today...

Today I went for my 10 week ultrasound and everything looked great!! Yeah! M&M and Rio came along for the visit at Dr. H's - great visit to share with everyone.
The change from the last ultrasound to todays is amazing - the little pink bean has grown into a tini tiny babe with wiggling arms and legs. The heartbeat was great at 167 bpm...love that sound...M (mom) got to hear it for the first time today.

After the clinic visit we all went out for a delicious lunch (thank you!!)....you know feeding a pregnant girl will definetely keep you in her favor!! I had a great crab salad .. and that dessert I was not going to eat was very delicious as well.

I also went to do a bit of maternity shopping since we were in the city. Not to many place at the coast to shop for that...and my pants are getting tight .. so my belly will love these new soft waistbands.

I am 1/4 through the pregnancy....the end of the first trimester is nearing. After the visit today I got a plan from the RE clinic to start reducing my injectable medications...yeah! I will have to do shots for just another week...woohoo..
I am done at the RE's office now and will be going to a local OB for my next appointment. M (dad) will come along for my first visit with Dr. E later on in April..we are all excited to get to this point.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Help...

A few weeks ago, my wonderful IM - M called and offered to get me some cleaning and cooking help. This is truly a wonderful gift they are giving us...so here we are getting ready to try out someone for helping. I am a bit nervous to have someone else come into my house...cause we all know how picky I am!!! yep I will admit that any day...but the thought of having the extra help and dinner ready for eating when I get home from work....well I have to say that is a very attractive idea! ...so with excitement and anticipation tomorrow is the big day...hope something delicious will be ready when I get home from work!

Feeling Pregnant...

I have now reached the 9-week mark and I am starting to really feel pregnant. My belly is rounding out and it is becoming a bit more difficult to keep my pants buttoned all day :-)!!
I still feel pretty tired and could nap the day way ... hopefully this will ease up as we move into the second trimester in a few weeks - this is how it has typically been with my own pregnancies.
Sebastian is really excited about this baby in my belly - he tells anybody he meets about it. At daycare he talks about it all the time .... so we spend a good deal of our drive home from daycare talking about where the baby will go to live after it "cracks" out of my belly (to use Sebastian's term)... He is also really interested in knowing how that baby got in there - I told him that I had a "special Mommy door" that the doctor used to put the baby egg in through. That worked for now! lol...
Next ultrasound is schedule for April 8 - just a week away. I am looking forward to the appointment as both M&M will be there and get to see and hear the heartbeat.