Wednesday, May 20, 2015

7 weeks + our 1st ultrasound

Monday we finally got to see our itty bitty baby in an ultrasound! We found out that it was indeed just one baby that I'm carrying. Though Larry and others thought it could be twins, I knew it all along! We also got to hear and see his/her heartbeat, and I swear that was the coolest thing I've ever heard in my life. I replayed the sound over and over in my mind. I can't wait to hear it again. Larry and I both teared up listening to it! It was so neat that we could see the heartbeat fluttering in the ultrasound. That tiny little heart is working so hard to grow our baby.  I can't stop looking at this picture. I'm so in love with this baby already!

(nope, no bump yet!)

How far along? 7 weeks + 2 days

Baby is the size of a: Blueberry

Total weight gain: None.

Maternity clothes? I bought a belly band and my mom picked me up some red skinny maternity pants at the goodwill, but no need to wear them just yet!

Sleep: Sleep is still good to me. 

Best moment this week: The ultrasound of course!

Miss Anything? Not being so hormonal! Lol.

Cravings: None.

Symptoms: 6 weeks brought on my first bit of nausea. Last Monday, I went to Walmart and I was so scared I was going to throw up all over the place I was so nauseous. I got up to the register and pulled my crackers out of my purse (because I can't go anywhere without them now) and grabbed a sprite. Then I made it out to the parking lot and oh my gosh it smelled like straight up sewage! Somehow I made it to my car without vomiting. Thank God, no vomiting at all yet. I have been nauseous on and off though. Also a lot of heartburn after eating. 

Looking forward to: Seeing our sweet baby and hearing the heartbeat again. Too bad our next appointment isn't for 5 more weeks!

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

5 weeks

5 weeks

How far along? 5 weeks + 3 days

Total weight gain: Not sure, but I don't think any yet.

Maternity clothes? Nope, not yet.

Sleep: Love it. I have been so tired lately. I'm pretty much exhausted by 1:30 every day and I have trouble staying awake!

Best moment this week: Getting to share my pregnancy excitement with my mom and sister when they came visit this weekend! 

Miss Anything? Nothing really to miss yet! Other than caffiene, but I haven't had caffiene since November!

Cravings: None yet!

Symptoms: Sleepy... sooo sleepy.

Looking forward to: Pretty much everything pregnancy and baby.... having an actual baby bump, hearing baby's heartbeat, shopping for baby, planning baby's nursery, finding out baby's gender... all of it!

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

positively pregnant

So even though we heard the good news from our Doctor himself on Tuesday, I just couldn't go without taking a pregnancy test to see that positive! If you've gone through infertility and you've seen multiple negative tests when you were hoping for positives, you know my excitement.


Last Thursday I had my second beta test to check my HCG levels. My second beta was 453 (My first was 188). So it a little more than doubled! Which is awesome. I don't know the exact science behind it, but I think that your numbers have to double in 2 days to indicate if it's going to be a healthy pregnancy.

Our next appointment is Monday, May 18th... not soon enough! At that appointment we will do an ultrasound that will for 1. let us hear the heartbeat(s) and 2. tell us how many babies we will be having!I'd love for it to be twins (2 for the price of 1, right?!), but my motherly instinct already tells me it's just one. I'm happy with either though! Whatever God blesses us with will be amazing :)

4 weeks

Also, at just 4 weeks and 3 days pregnant (last week), I took my very first bump picture! Ok, ok, truth be told, that is not a baby bump. Yes, there's a baby (or two) in there, but that bump is definitely more like a fertility drug bump hahaha. It's actually smaller this week!