**April 2011 Spaces**
Welcome to April 2011 and Congratulations to you all!
Please reserve your spot here AFTER you get your BFP.
Spaces are reserved for sharing...
1. Something brief about yourself
2. Info about your appointments
3. Pics of your BFP, your growing belly, ultrasounds, nursery shots, etc.
4. Additional pregnancy tickers
5. Anything else you want to share related to your pregnancy (please keep as brief as possible).
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I'm Carrie, DH is "Dali" (nickname) and we have one daughter who just turned 2! We have a cat named Frankie, who is just now after almost 2 years letting my daughter come near him. He's a little skittish to say the least I'm a Benefits Manager for an insurance company, DH is an Account Manager for Coca-Cola. I would love to be a SAHM or even better a part time working mom, but so far that hasn't been an option for us financially. We will see what the next child brings, because day care for 2 kids is pricey! Here's a picture of our family taken on 8 28 10:
Monday, August 9th - saw baby's heartbeat on the ultrasound, 119 bpm. Baby measured at 6w4d giving an estimated due date of 3/31/10. Dr. said we will stick with due date of 4/1/10 based on LMP since the u/s measurement can be off by up to 2 days.
Monday, August 23rd - saw baby and heartbeat on u/s again, 163bpm. Baby measured right on target at 8w3d, showing a due date of 4/1/11. Everything looked great!
Wednesday, September 15th at 11w5d - Baby was measuring 4 days ahead (12w2d), heartbeat was 158, and little cutie was moving a ton (it might have been that snickers I ate on the way to the appt...it works!! ) Here are a couple of pics:
I lost 2 more pounds (4 pounds total from 1st appt). At this point in my last pregnancy, I had gained 14 pounds I'm doing much better this time
Wednesday, October 13th - A pretty uneventful appointment since there was no U/S. I was up 2 pounds from last appointment, but still down 2 pounds from pre-preg weight. The nurse found the baby's HB right away, it was 156. Scheduled big U/S for November 10th at 1:30pm!
Wednesday, November 10th - We had our big U/S! Daddy came and I was SO nervous about finding out boy or girl. I was so scared the baby wouldn't show the goods Well it took a good long time but finally the U/S tech announced we were having another girl! Baby was really curled up and although she was moving some, she never came out of that curled up posture so they didn't get a good shot of the spine. One of her hands was under her and the U/S tech said she was scratching her butt. HA! We will have another U/S around 28 weeks to get a better shot of the spine. The U/S pics didn't turn out that great, and they didn't tell me what the heartrate was. Oh, and I gained 5 pounds from the last appt! Next appt is December 8th.
Wednesday, December 8th - Very uneventful besides a ridiculously long wait in the waiting room as usual. Heart beat was 148, everything is measuring fine, and I've gained 9 pounds total so far. Sophia came with me for the first time so she got to hear the baby's heartbeat and then wanted the nurse to use the doppler on her belly. ha ha The nurse did, and also took her blood pressure just for fun.
Besides the heartburn which is getting worse by the day, I'm feeling great. The baby is moving a ton lately...like I'm a little concerned about how active this LO is going to be because Sophia did not move this much! I am very thankful, though, to have that constant reminder that there's a healthy and growing child in there. Next appointment - January 4th. Glucose testing and another U/S to double check the spine!
Tuesday, January 4th - Had my glucose test. Yuck. Had another U/S since at the 20 week U/S they could not clearly see the baby's spine or aorta. Everything looked great. Baby girl weighs approximately 2 pounds 11 ounces (65%) and heartbeat was 136. She is currently in breech position, which I knew because all the kicks I feel are very low!
I gained 7 pounds this month for a grand total of 16 pounds so far. Time to start that new year's diet!!
They gave me a couple of U/S pictures of the face but they are really fuzzy and bad, I can barely even make out what it is. The lady was late this morning so she was behind and was rushing.
Starting to have a lot of pain in my right butt cheek (ha ha). Sciatic nerve pain? Dr. said it is sacroiliac joint pain, and is very common especially in subsequent pregnancies. It's getting worse by the day and I'm barely entering 3rd trimester so I'm a little worried about that. Oh and I start my two-week appointments now. Crazy!! Next appt, January 18th.
Tuesday, February 22nd - oops, I missed a couple of appointments in here. Obviously nothing too exciting happened at them!
Baby's HB was 145
My bp was 110/70
Total weight gain, 25 pounds (which is 5 pounds more than I'd like it to be!!)
I'm feeling a lot more crampy, more braxton hicks, and I think baby repositioned herself in the past week (I was sure she was breech prior to that). Starting to have a little swelling in my ankles at the end of the day. Heartburn is getting worse and the Zantac 150 is starting to not work so well.
My next appt, March 8th, I'll have my last U/S to make sure baby is in position. I'll be 36w4d at that point. It is really starting to hit me that I'm 5 weeks away! Crazy.
Baby #2, due 4/1/11
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Saving My Space! Yay!
My name is Lindsey. DH is Jake. We are newlyweds as of April 9, 2010. I have one son (Noah) who is 4 1/2 from a previous relationship. This will be DH and I's first child together---we began ttc early because DS will be 5 in January and we didn't want a huge age difference between the two.
I am a dance teacher/drill team director at a high school and DH is in sales. We are expecting # 2 around April 2, 2011. We are thrilled to be adding this new addition to our family.
BFP on July 19, 2010 - 10 DPO
Lines getting darker July 21, 2010 - 12 DPO
1st Appt - Pregnancy Confirmation - August 6, 2010 - 2 PM
1st Ultrasound - August 9 - 2PM
1st Actual OB Appt. - August 24 - 4PM
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Reserve me a space please. : )
My Name is Jess and I am 29 years old. I live in Kentucky with my wonderful husband Jared and my 3 year old son... Jase. I'm a stay at home mom and I love it! And now we are expecting baby #2 on April 6th 2011. And we are hoping for a girl! But I guess God has a different plan for us since we are having a BOY!. We were initially going to stop at just 2 kids if this one was a girl but now since it isn't a girl than that just means I have to keep trying for my girl, so it seems that God wants us to have a bigger family than just 2 kids.
Jared and I started dating just out of high school and were finally married on Feb 5th 2005. It took us about a year of trying to conceive before we finally got pregnant. Sadly though we lost our first baby to a miscarriage at about 6 weeks. Soon after we got pregnant with our son Jase and he was born on Feb 22nd 2008. He has been such a blessing to us and we can't wait to give Jase a little brother or sister!
July 26 - Got my big fat positive on my birthday, what a great bday!!!
Date's to Remember
August 12 - My first appointment went well, we just touched base on my symptoms and she also did a simple bedside ultrasound and found the sac but I'm still too early too really see anything in the sac or a heartbeat. We scheduled my next ultrasound in two weeks to hear the heartbeat! She also set my due date at April 7th but I'm not going to change the tickers until after my next ultrasound because I'm sure they'll probably change it.
August 26 - My first ultrasound!! It went well, we heard and saw the hb at 171.1. We are also measuring right on target at 8 weeks and 1 day! My ultrasound tech also found some blood to the right of the sac. Nothing too much to worry about, but they do want to see me again for an ultrasound at 12 weeks.
September 27 - Check up ultrasound... No blood around the sac is the good news! The bad news is still NO SEX!! Ugh... for some reason my placenta is showing really low so we are still on pelvic rest until 18 weeks. Overall it was another good ultrasound and we got to see and hear the hb (163) again. And the baby was moving around alot... so precious!
November 8 - It's a BOY! Everything checked out really good and our little boy looked very healthy from what the doctor could see. He was so active on the ultrasound. It even looked like he hit me one time with his fist, it was so cute. HB was 157 and he was measuring 18 w 5 days... right on target. Oh and other good news is that the hubby and I are finally off restrictions... my placenta is right were it needs to be, not too low anymore. So needless to say DH is happy.
December 20 - 24 week appointment - Everything checked out fine. Just gaining too much weight although my doctor isn't concerned about it at all... I am. I'm going to really focus on a better diet and try to start exercising more. They put off my glucose test until my next appointment.
January 17 - 29 week ultrasound & glucose test - Had my glucose test this morning and boy that stuff is so gross! We also had a really good ultrasound except Caleb didn't want to cooperate with the 4D. I'm 29 weeks and he's measuring 30 weeks. Overall everything looks really good still. BP is still doing really good.
February 7 - 32 week appointment - Just took my weight, checked my blood pressure and heard the baby's heartbeat. Everything still looks good. Still so worried about my blood pressure going up again this pregnancy since we had so many problems the first time around. But I am so happy that it's still in very good shape, no worries.
February 21 - They scheduled my csection for April 1st and reset my new due date to April 4th
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Well, since my tests are getting darker I guess its time for me to reserve my space Its space #8 and I'm due on April 8, so I'm hoping thats a good sign!!
I got my BFP on Monday, July 26 at 6:41 pm. It was 10dpiui on an injectables cycle. We had 3-4 good follies so who knows how many are in there!! I had a loss due to a blighted ovum back in April so we are cautiously optimistic but are praying for a healthy sticky baby this time!! We can't believe we managed to do it again. We were supposed to do IVF this cycle but I decided I just wasn't ready so we settled on doing another IUI/injectables cycle. Thank the Lord we did!!
This is how we told our families. It happened to be my mom's and DH's mom's bday this week... so we framed this photo and gave it to them as a gift. We did the same for my dad except we just told him that we had found something at his favorite shop and had to get it for him!
Here is Monday night's BFP. Its a very light line but it is definitely there!!
Tuesday and Wednesday's Tests
07/29/10 - Beta HCG @ 13dpiui-94.5 Progesterone-Over 120!!
07/31/10 - Beta HCG @ 15dpiui-224!!! Doubling time of 38 hours!!
08/19/10 - First U/S at REs Office - We saw a perfect bean with a HB of 150!
09/01/10 - First appt - met with OB nurse and went over family history and financial info. Also had tons of lab work done!
09/03/10 - Second U/S - Saw a much larger bean!! He even wiggled some!
09/15/10 - First OB appt with Dr at 10w5d!! - It went PERFECTLY!! Dr C is amazing!! We knew we loved her but its so great to have a dr you like so much! She did another u/s and we got to see baby squirming and moving all over. I've gained 2 lbs and bp was 100/60!
10/13/10 - 14w5d - I have gained 4 lbs so far. It was my birthday so my amazing Dr gave me a surprise u/s and we found out Its a BOY!!! - We got tons of great shots of him kicking and jumping!! Unreal!!
11/02/10 - Had an appt to checkup on some ovary pain I was having. We went ahead and did the anatomy scan. I have 3 cysts on my left ovary (which explains the discomfort) and He is DEFINITELY still a boy!!
11/11/10 - Our Anniversary!! Also my 19w appt (ok, 18w6d). It was totally uneventful. We went over the results from the anatomy scan. I declined the quad screen and we listened to him on the doppler. Also I told my Dr (whom we LOOOOVE) that we wouldn't be able to see her anymore
12/14/10 - 23w4d appt. This was our first appt with our new dr. We love her. It was relatively uneventful. BP is still good and we listened to him on the doppler. He was so squirmy and was kicking the wand that we had a hard time getting his HB (which was in the 140s). I got my orange drink for my glucose test at my next appt.
1/12/11 - 27w5d appt. It went great. I had to do the yucky GD test but my results came back great! (105<130). I was measuring right on for 28 weeks and he is very healthy and active. BP is still doing great and I'm up 17lbs total. I did find out that I'm slightly anemic so I'm taking iron supplements to help with that. Next appt is in 2 weeks and we will do an in-office u/s!! Can't wait to see our little man again!!!
1/25/11 - Appt went great - We got to see our little guy and he is measuring and growing perfectly. All his measurements were 1-2 weeks ahead, although he was only in the 55% range? Appt with dr went well, although she was still concerned about my BH. She checked me and my cervix is soft but closed shut! Supposed to have another appt in 1 week to be safe, but a snow/ice storm had the clinic closed on that day. Not sure when my next appt will be.
2/18/11 - Had my 33 week appt. BP was good at 115/69. They just measured my belly and weighed me... nothing exciting.
2/23/11 - Wasn't feeling well in the morning and took my BP. It was too high. Ended up going in to the clinic to have them check it. Dr admitted me to the hospital for testing and observation. BP stayed good as long as I was lying down. After about 4 hours they sent me home to do a 24hr urine check. Came back with proteins of 180, but not high enough to call it pre-e. My BP continued to stay elevated as long as I'm up and moving around. Also having severe tachycardia!
3/4/11 - 35 week appt. BP in the office was good so not much happened. The usual weight and belly measurements. He is still measuring right on!
3/18/11 - 37 week appt. BP was good in the office but I showed Dr F my log of BPs and she was very concerned. We also talked to her about my tachycardia. She referred me to a cardiologist just to make sure I'll be ok for delivery. She suggested b/c of my BP and how bad I've been feeling that we go ahead and induce. He is measuring a week behind now (which has me more concerned than her apparently...) She tried to get me in for induction on Sunday (3/20) but they were too busy so we will be going in Wednesday night (3/23) to start the induction.
First U/S - August 19
6w6d - HB 150
Second U/S - September 3
9 weeks - HB 177
(sorry its not a good pic - they only did it abdominally!)
Third U/S - September 15
10w5d - HB 174
Fourth U/S - October 13
Fifth U/S - November 2
17W4d - Anatomy Scan!!
Definitely Still a BOY!!
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Baby lost at 12 weeks.
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