LAUREN'S JANUARY SPACE
Hi, My name is Lauren. I'm very happy to announce that my DH Josh & I are pg with our first miracle & expecting a baby girl (Ava Veronica) on 1/19/09.
Wedding Pic ---- and it all begins - Married 5/3/03...
**Began TTC end of October 2007**
**Had chemical pregnancy 2/2008**
**Got BFP on CD 37 - 14 DPO, 5/20/2008 (late anniversary gift!!)**
-First OB appointment - got sent in for bloodwork & confirmation of BFP on 5/23/08
-Got bloodwork back 5/30/08, it's OFFICIAL!
-Appt scheduled for 6/27/08
-Appt scheduled for 7/28/08 (Heartbeat appt!)
-Appt 8/25/08, OB checkup. Genetic screening came back all clear! Thyroid borderline - no need to endo, but still will go due to strong family history.
-Appt 9/29/08. Doctor really is recommending endo appt now. Another nice strong heartbeat found. Also received Rx for glucose tolerance test which will be Saturday 10/4 @ 7:20AM.
-2 Appts 10/24/08: Endocrinologist - discovered & diagnosed me with a mild Hashimotos hypothyroid. Now on 50 mcg of Synthroid daily. Also was discovered that I have a Vitamin B12 deficiency that is now requiring me to be on B12 injections every 2 weeks. OB - Passed glucose test & all is looking well. Still a good, strong heartbeat. I'm officially now a -3 lbs throughout the pregnancy. Blood pressure good too!
-November Appointments: Endocrinology - The Meds are working! Synthoid prescription was upped to 75MCG. B12 shots are now monthly rather than weekly. All looks fantastic!! OB Appts - All is normal. I'm not officially 4 pounds over pre-pregnancy weight. Heartbeat good & healthy.
First u/s - 6/10/2008
Second Ultrasound (BIG Ultrasound) 8/26/08 - West Penn Hospital, Pittsburgh PA
Third Ultrasound (repeat to check heart) - 10/1/08 -- All was great & healthy! Doctor & tech both were able to clearly see all 4 chambers of the heart! Below are both pics from that visits that I had scanned.