I've been married for 6 years and am a stay-at-home-mommy to a 3-year-old DS, Hayden and a 19-month-old DD, Kate. I got pregnant in May 2010 and was due in February, but sadly had a chemical pregnancy that ended at 7 weeks on June 28th. DH and I decided to TTC as soon as we could. Without waiting for AF we were able to conceive again and now are expecting our 3rd child in April!
1st BFP @ 9 DPO- July 30th
1st appt & u/s: August 23rd (6w4d)---Saw the heartbeat!!! EDD set for 4/14.
2nd appt: September 21st (10w5d)---Exam, bloodwork, flu shot. Couldn't get hb on Doppler, so quick u/s to show all is well and listen to hb.
3rd appt: October 18th (14w4d)---Heard heartbeat on Doppler-152 bpm!
4th appt: November 16th (18w5d)---Big u/s-It's a BOY!
5th appt: December 13th (22w4d)---Fundal height a month ahead, u/s shows all is normal, HB=152 bpm
6th appt: January 11th (26w5d)---GD Test, Fundal height is still measuring large, HB=140 bpm
7th appt: January 24th (28w4d)
8th appt: February 7th (30w4d)
9th appt: February 21st (32w4d)--4D u/s, fundal height=37 cm
10th appt: March 7th (34w4d)--u/s to check size, fundal height=40 cm, approx. wt=6lbs 9oz
11th appt: March 22nd (36w5d)--GBS test, 2cm dilated
12th appt: March 29th (37w5d)--u/s to check size
13th appt: April 4th (38w4d)
6 weeks, 4 days
10 weeks, 5 days
18 weeks, 5 days--It's a BOY!
22 weeks, 5 days--Our sweet baby's face
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Last edited by haysmama; 03-22-2011 at 03:08 PM.
I'm 27 and I work full time. Me & my hubby, Derick, have been married for 4 years and we have a 2 year old girl named Naomi. I got my BFP after 2 months of TTC. We are hoping for a bouncing baby boy, but will be happy with a healthy baby. If it's a boy, his name will be Elijah and if it's a girl, we are not sure, but are leaning towards Sarah. (We like Biblical names)
BFP July 30th:
1st appointment & U/S (6 weeks): 8-19-10
Heartbeat 113 BPM
Baby measured at 6 weeks 1 day
Due date changed to 4-13-11 per U/S
2nd appointment (10 weeks): 9-16-10 at 8:10am
Heartbeat 160-170 BPM
Prenatal Bloodwork done
3rd appointment (14 weeks): 10-12-10 at 9:20am
Heartbeat 140-150 BPM
Got a flu shot
The Dr. said I was border line anemic. So, I need to make sure my pre-natals have iron in them & make sure to take them daily.
4th appointment & U/S (18 weeks): 11-09-10 at 2:15pm
IT'S A BOY!!!
Dr. said he is healthy & measuring in the 70-74th percentile for size.
5th appointment (22 weeks): 12-7-10 at 8:30am
Heartbeat 140's BPM
Fundal height 21 cm (on target)
Gained about 9 lbs. total from the start of the pregnancy
Blood pressure was 60/108 (fine)
6th appointment (26 weeks): 1-4-11 at 8:30am
Heartbeat 130's BPM
Fundal height 27 cm
Gained 5 more lbs./14 lbs. total.
Blood pressure was 120/60 (fine)
Cervix was good, no dialation (Dr. checked due to many braxton hicks I had been having)
7th appointment (28 weeks): 1-18-11
8:15 Glucose test- Passed (nasty stuff I had to drink!)
9:30 Dr. App.
Heartbeat 130's BPM
Fundal height 28 cm
Did not gain weight (14 lbs. total) probably due to sinus infection & being sick for 2 weeks
Blood pressure was 120/70 (fine)
Nurse called and said that my iron is low and to take a supplemental iron pill (90-100 milligrams a day).
8th appointment (30 weeks): 2-1-11 at 2:50pm
Heartbeat 140's BPM
Fundel height 32 cm (Dr. said I was measuring on the large side)
Gained 4 lbs. (18 lbs. total)
Blood pressure was fine
Dr. said I would get my next u/s around 36 weeks and they would look at the baby's size then.
30 Week Belly pics:
4D U/S appointment: 2-5-11 at 3pm
9th appointment (31 Weeks): 2-8-10 at 1:30pm
I went to see the dr. b/c I was having horrible back pain.
Dr. determined I pulled a ligament & advised me to buy a maternity back brace & prescribed me some muscle relaxers.
Dr. also checked my cervix and said that it was long and no where near effacing. So, not to worry about labor any time soon.
Eli's heartbeat was in the 140's, like normal & my bp was good.
*By 2-10-10, my back is feeling better after using the back brace for 2 days and taking it easy. I'm being careful now not to lift or carry heavy things...even my laptop for long distances.
10th appointment (33 Weeks): 2-22-11 at 8:30am
Eli's heartbeat & my bp was good.
Gained 20 lbs. total
Dr. said she would fill out the form for me to get a handicap pass b/c of my back pain! YAY!
Dr. said I would come back in 2 weeks for a check up then I would come every week after that! My u/s will be in 3 weeks! It is all coming so fast!
*I brought some flowers and visited Tiffany D. (Derick's cousin) after my dr. appointment and her little baby girl Skyler Joy! She was so precious and weight 6lb. 10oz. at birth. Tiffany said that she was sleeping at home when her water broke at 5am, she got to the hospital at 6am, and had baby Skyler at 7:17am I hope I get a little more warning! She basically had natural child birth b/c there wasn't time for the epidural to work. She was 38 weeks & 3 days when she had her.
3-1-11 (34 weeks):
Well, it’s been a long day for me. I went to the dr. this morning and she determined that I was 1cm dilated and that my contractions that I had started having last night were labor contractions. So I was admitted to the hospital and given meds to stop the contractions and was under observation all day. Luckily the contractions stopped and I was able to go home. I’m under orders though to rest and stay home, but my dr. said I could work from home as long as I was physically relaxing/taking it easy. Dr. said it would be better if the baby could wait 1 more week at least. I’m positively hoping longer. Dr. said that if I had him now, he would be fine but would be in the NICU for a bit, so let’s hope I can hold off till I’m at least 37 weeks.
3-2-11 Update: I'm taking Nifedipine every 6 hours to prevent/stop the contractions. So far it seems to be working, but in between taking the meds, I start having the contractions. It hasn't been more than 5 an hour, but it still worries me. Once the medicine kicks in, they usually stop.
11th appointment (35 Weeks): 3-9-11 at 3pm
Last edited by ArtsyMother; 03-02-2011 at 07:53 PM.
Finally get to claim a space!!! My name is Noelle, I am 30 years old. My husband is Vlad and he is 28 years old. We have been together for 9.5 years, and have been married since May 2009. We started TTC in April 2009 and in May 2010, we decided it was time to get some help. We were diagnosed with unexplained infertility, as nothing was wrong with either of us. After lots of testing, SAs and U/S, we decided to try IUI with injectibles in July. Our first attempt seems to have done the trick! We are both thrilled and cannot wait to see our little bean!
1st Beta: August 10, 2010 RESULT: 1120
1st Ultrasound: September 10th = TWINS!
Anatomy Scan: November 16 = Baby Girl and Baby Boy!!
Our Twins at 9 weeks 0 Days
Twins 14 weeks 4 days
Last edited by ~Noelle~; 12-07-2010 at 05:56 PM.
My name is Jennifer, I'm 43 years old, this will be my 5th child (first four are all but grown now!). My DH is Ralph and we've been married since April 28, 2007 and have been trying to get pregnant ever since. We're very excited and hoping everything goes well!
8/4/10 - BFP!!!
8/6/10 - 1st nurse's visit / pregnancy confirmation test
8/12/10 - 1st Ultrasound
8/16/10 - 1st OB appt
Last edited by jldavis3675; 08-08-2010 at 11:04 PM. Reason: Update
09/20/11 updated: Jazeera is growing alot, shes so aware/happy/smiley/ loves to be held alot. Shes amazing.I am expecting again was so shocked because I was going through so much stress back in July from my gramma passing and relationship problems but found out in aug, crazy crazy crazy. Will updated more!!!!
Last edited by nurahjennah; 09-20-2011 at 09:06 AM. Reason: pics
My DH & I were married on January 23, 2006. We have a beautiful 2 year old daughter named Grace who is the love of our lives. We are thrilled to be expecting our 2nd child and making Grace a big sister!
My Stick Family from WiddlyTinks.com
August 9, 2010 12 DPO
8/12 1st OB Appt & Beta 79
8/14 Lab 2nd Beta 158
8/25 1st U/S @ 6 weeks
9/1 2nd OB appt BW
9/8 2nd U/S @ 8 weeks
9/29 3rd OB appt
10/6 3rd U/S NT@ 12 weeks
11/3 4th OB appt
11/17 Big U/S @ 18 weeks It's a Boy
12/1 5th OB appt & Follow up U/S @ 20 weeks
12/28 6th OB appt & Follow up U/S @ 24 weeks
1/26 GD test *Boo! Failed by 9 points*
1/31 7th OB appt **Every 2 weeks now**
2/5 3D/4D U/S on DVD
2/10 3 hour GD test Yay! Passed
2/14 8th OB appt
2/26 Baby Shower
2/28 9th OB appt
3/14 10th OB appt
3/22 11th OB appt
3/31 12th OB appt & Massage
4/8 13th OB appt
Tentatively scheduled induction for 4/13th or 15th
4/9 Benjamin Ryan arrived at 4:08 pm 7 lbs 7 oz 20.25 inches
5 weeks: Very fatigued and some but little nausea. Lots of bloat. Bought my first Beband for my smaller jeans.
6 weeks: Got a little cold. Gaining weight and bras seem tight. I may need to go up a cup size.
7 weeks: More M/S and losing some of my cookies. Very tired. Great appt this week I get to schedule my NT screening soon.
8 weeks: Nausea but no vomiting this week. Have a UTI and starting to show from the front view.
9 weeks: Nausea is a little better only got sick once. In my maternity jeans this week.
10 weeks: M/S is still hanging around. Using doppler more getting the baby's HB right away everytime around 165.
11 weeks: Good appt this week. Officially in maternity jeans full time.
12 weeks: A growing belly and some cramping. Nausea is still around every few days or so.
13 weeks: Nausea seems to be almost completely gone. Appetite seems stable.
14 weeks: Heartburn/Ingestion/Constipation city! I want nothing tight around my underwear line.
15 weeks: Extreme fatigue this week. Appetite is down and I'm always thirsty.
16 weeks: Heartburn after every meal and snack. I think I'm feeling little taps for the the inside. I hope they get stronger soon.
17 weeks: More similar flutters. Lots pressure already and having trouble getting comfortable.
18 weeks: Tons of movement several times a day this week..Kicks and punches I believe! Love it. So excited..It's a BOY!!!!
19 weeks: Seeing kicks and movement from the outside. Daddy & Gammal felt baby this week. Confirmed his name..Benjamin Ryan.
20 weeks: Great U/S this week. Baby Ben looks to have long legs. Gained 11 lbs so far. Half baked!
21 weeks: Found Ben's head or bottom yesterday. Nesting has kicked in. Feeling good, achy hips at night heartburn is better.
22 weeks: Still feeling well. Getting more painful kicks higher up. Swelling a bit. Dizzy at times.
23 weeks: Had a great Christmas! Lot's baby gifts. Ben is doing perfect and growing stronger.
24 weeks: Last U/S and got some great 3D pics. More BH's and dizziness. Up 15 lbs total.
25 weeks: Picked out the paint colors for Ben's room. MIL is planning my sprinkle for 2/26. It's feeling more real and exciting.
26 weeks: Got a bad cold this week..whole family has it. Feeling Ben up high. Sore hips have returned.
27 weeks: Slowly getting over this cold. Getting bigger and it's hard to bend over. Tons of movements but that's great reassurance.
28 weeks: Ben's room is all painted and decorated. BW & BP are great but fail GD test. Up to 17 lb. Measuring at 28 weeks.
29 weeks: Had last 3D/4D U/S. Ben is getting chubby and had his legs up and feet at his head just like his sister did in utero.
30 weeks: Ben is getting the hiccups often. Seeing the start of stretch marks and getting deep cervical pain. Passed 3 hour GDT.
31 weeks: More BHs and hiccups. I believe I had some real contractions late last night.
32 weeks: Had a wonderful shower..tons of gifts! Sleeping is difficult because of belly size. Measuring 32 weeks up 18 lbs.
33 weeks: Ugh sleep is no longer comfortable due to hip pain. More contractions but only for 5 minutes. Skin is breaking out badly.
34 weeks: Miserable week with sleep and comfort. Ben gets in the most uncomfortable positions under my ribs. Eek..gained 4lbs.
35 weeks: Still pretty uncomfortable. Maternity pics this week. Same weight. GBS test. 1 cm dilated and Ben is way up there.
36 weeks: Lost my plug with lots of brown blood in the last 2 days. Mild swelling in feet. Having cramps, mild contractions with nausea.
37 weeks: Massage was great. Ben dropped some. 1 cm 50% effaced -3 GBS +. Swelling with red splotches and fiery pain in feet.
38 weeks: Last appt. Still 1 cm 70% effected. -2 Planning to schedule induction for the 13th or 15th on Monday.
4/9 (38w3d) 12:30 am: Contractions started 2 hours after intercourse. Labor was 15.5 hours long. Ben born at 4:08 pm 7 lbs 7 oz 20 1/4 inches
Last edited by PookieB; 04-20-2011 at 11:59 AM.
EDD is April 22nd but I will be induced April 14th due to my high blood pressure!!
I am Tiffany and I am 33 yrs old. Dh is Michael and he is 32 yrs old. We have 5 children already they are Emma Kay who is 11, Isabella Marie who is 8, Cole Michael who is 6, Alec Christopher who is 3, and Luke Edward who is 2, so this baby will be #6! I have also had 2 previous losses in '97 and '05 so I will be a nervous nelly during the first trimester.
A progression of my pee sticks:
This is Luke and I last Christmas (as you can tell I love having my pic taken!):
Me and Luke when he was born (yep I had blonde hair then):
Dh with Luke when he was born!
The older 4 on vacation this summer:
Had my first appt. Aug. 26th. Everything went well. I lost 8 lbs due to nausea and not eating but I have extra weight to lose lol. I am scheduled for u/s on Monday Aug. 30th for dating and just to see what is going on in there! Too excited!!
Had our u/s at 6w3d everything looks great! HB 136 and fluid level was great all indicators of a healthy baby!
Had an another u/s at 7w5d due to bleeding. Everything was great no sign of any bleeding in the uterus, baby measured 8w1d and hb was 162.
Had my regular appt at 9w5d. Heard baby's hb on the doppler was 168 bpm. Gained a lb back of what I lost. Bp was good, uterus felt a good size. Had flu shot and blood drawn for maternal serum testing.
Appt. 13wks- everything looked great again.
Had an u/s at a 3d clinic! Everything was great, baby looked very healthy! And she is a girl!! YAY!
Appt. 18 wks still looking great! scheduled u/s in Iowa City with MFS to be sure baby is doing good.
19 wks had u/s in I.C. she could not look more perfect!! Everything looked excellent, heart, brain, spine, nose/lips, stomach, bladder, kidneys, fingers/toes, arms, legs, etc. No genetic abnormalities! And she is still a girl!! Weighing in at 12 oz. measuring right on target.
Appt. 22 wks status quo again!
Appt. 26 wks. Measuring huge! 4 wks ahead. MW thinks it is baby's position not her size tho. She is head down on my bladder and cervix w/ her feet stretched towards my ribs. Very uncomfortable!!
27 wks- growth u/s in I.C. Baby looks very good again they checked cord blood flow which was great and looked at all organs again. Perfect! She weighs 2 lbs 3 oz. which is very average. She is measuring 8 days behind but they arent concerned as u/s can be a bit off plus she looks very healthy. I go for another u/s at 33 wks.
29 wks (feb. 3rd) glucose testing/bloodwork all was great! Not measuring as big anymore still around 30/31 wks so no gain!
Feb. 21st (32 wks) next appt.
March 8th next and probably final u/s.
This is the video of our first u/s at 6w3d.
Had an u/s at 7w5d due to spotting. The baby measured 8w1d and had a hb of 162. Everything looked good. And the baby had grown a bunch!
17 wks U/s at the 3d clinic!!
19 wk u/s in I.C.!
27 wk u/s in I.C.!
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Last edited by **Tiffany**; 02-17-2011 at 02:08 AM.
DH and I got married in July 08. Had our first BFP in Dec 08. Grace was born on Aug 1, 2009.
When I was just 6 weeks pg with Grace, I was told I was miscarrying and that I have a heart shaped uterus. The whole pregnancy was high risk. Every pregnancy I have will be. But thank God, everything went just fine!! Grace was born at 40w, 2d, and healthy as can be!!!
I'm nervous about the first tri - with Grace we had lots of bleeding and lots of doc appts. This pg has proven to be no different. I've been bleeding since 9 weeks. And now that the second tri is approaching, I think the bleeding may actually be lessening, finally! (It did in fact stop around 14 weeks! PRAISE GOD!!)
July 4 - Last Menstrual Period
26 - Anniversary and Conception
Aug 4 - BFN
10 - BFP!!!!
11 - Doc appt. Confirm pregnancy. Have to decide which doc to see next.
23 - U/S #1; HB found @ 85 bpm - measuring perfect at 5w, 6d
Sept 1 - U/S #2; HB found @ 148 bpm - measuring perfect at 7w, 2d
13 - Bleeding/spotting; Doc appt. Everything looks fine.
22 - Go to ER due to excessive bleeding. HB strong. Bloodwork good. Cervix closed.
27 - Last minute appt with Doc. Found HB of baby on doppler. Everything should be good.
30 - Nurse educator appt and pg lab work. Went well. Getting more excited!!! Still spotting.
Oct 4 - 12 weeks! Second Tri begins!!!
4 - OB appt @ 12w. Still bleeding so no exam done. Found HB right away and sounds perfect. Dr is encouraged by that. Noted the PTL w/Grace and decided to send me to peri around 16w for an early scan. Briefly talked about the potential for using progesterone.
18 - Around 14 weeks, the bleeding just stops. All gone. FINALLY!!!!!
Nov 5 - Peri appt and U/S check. Went very well! New dr is very nice. Baby is doing well. Seems to have implanted on the top of the uterus (anterior and mid-line). No sign of the septum. Dr checked and checked. Placenta may have grown over it (if I wasn't completely healed of it!!! Praise God!). Baby was very healthy though so there shouldn't be a problem, if that is the case. All growth and sizes were in the 80th percentile! And... BABY IS A BOY!!!! We go back in 3 weeks for another scan of the heart, growth, position, and cervix check.
10-17 - California trip!!! Had a great time visiting with family and friends. Baby's name is officiallyCharles Joseph. We'll call him Charlie. I definitely 'popped' more while we were there too.
18 - OB appointment. Everything is just fine. Heard his heartbeat nice and strong.
24 - Next Peri appt.
Dec 5 - Dad, Linda, and Ash hang out for Sunday and Monday! Lots of fun!
8 - Peri appt. Jon & Mel join us and help with Gracie. Charlie is looking great. However, there is a 'crinkle,' spot, blob, or something growing near the placenta in the amniotic sac. There is no reason for it to be there. There are some risks with it but we will continue monitoring it. Doc is letting me come back in one week to check it out again.
15 - Follow up Peri appointment. The sac/crinkle/mystery is completely gone! PRAISE THE LORD! There are some spots where we can see it was but it is gone. YAY! Doc OKs our travels to FL!
16 - OB appt. Doc is glad everything is better. He also OKs travels to FL. Doesn't want me to go full month between appts so I go back in 3 weeks. Heartbeat is nice and strong!
23-30 - Florida trip!!! Merry Christmas! Our whole family traveled to FL for the holiday. Everything went well. Charlie was moving around lots. I have lots of back pain though. Unsure of the cause. Had same pain with Grace's pg.
Jan 5 - Peri appt. Everything looks good still! Baby Charlie is growing lots and lots!
6 - OB appt. Heartbeat is strong and everything is great! Asked about the back pain. Dr says it's from the muscles and the way I am over/under-compensating in my posture. Ouch! Also, all set up for lab work in 3 weeks. Fun!
19 - Peri appt. NOT our last one. Dr is concerned because he seems to have large brain ventricles - they aren't getting bigger and they aren't outside of normal. But she wants to see me again in another week.
24 - THIRD TRIMESTER BEGINS!!! 28 weeks!
Feb 1 - Next OB appt with lab work. Nothing exciting. All goes well, even with HUGE snow storm that hit!
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I'll Take up some space too, but I'm not sure how to make it as cute as some of you!
Here is my story:
After years of trying We are pregnant again. Just a little history on us. DD had a vasectomy years ago (with his previous wife) we were going to have it reversed but soon found out that I was pregnant. This was of course a huge shock, but even more of a shock was that it was an ectopic pregnancy. I didn't know that I was pregnant and found out when I was 8weeks pregnant. I had emergency surgery and they removed it. I no longer have a working left tube and ovary from this. I began getting tests to make sure everything else with me was good and to see if my left side was blocked or open, it is blocked We also had him tested too. Apparently he is running at normal percentage as is he never had a vasectomy. Scary huh, good thing we wanted to get pregnant! The doctors realized that I was no longer ovulating on my own and have PCOS. On top of the I had severe stage 4 endometriosis AND a septate uterus that needed to be fixed. Needless to say the doctor removed the wall in my uterus that cause my very first pregnancy in 2006 and they removed the endo put me on Chlomid and we tried from there. I realized that the chlomid wasn't helping and I gave up on it. My periods started comming more frequent and I was almost on a monthly schedule when I was thinking to myself that my chest has been a little sore (which is ann AF sign) for quite awhile now and I have pms cramps but really only when I move wierd or am sitting for a long period of time. I figure that my period is late but it is hard to really tell since I can't remember when I had a normal 30 day cycle and thought what the heck, I'll test to amuse my self. Sure enough it was positive. I couldn't believe it. He couldn't believe it. I called and set a doctors appointment for this morning to get a blood draw to see where my levels are. I hope and pray to God that this one sticks. This is my 3rd real pregnancy and I can't afford emotionally to loose another one.
Thanks for listening and I am more excited than you can imagine but scared at the same time...
1st Ultrasound 8/6/10 measured at 6 weeks and we saw a heartbeat
Angel- Sage carried 6w 3d 08/30/06
Septate uterus corrected and Stage 3 Endometriosis cleaned out Nov. 2009
Ectopic pregnancy 02/26/09 No longer have left tube or ovary