Last edited by BellaVictoria; 11-03-2009 at 10:07 PM.
I'm Lindsey, 29, and my husband is Jason, 35. We met in August of 2000 and married in September of 2003. We live in the 'burbs of Dallas, TX with our 2-yr old son, Jaxon.
After a few years of enjoying marriage, we decided we were ready to add to our family. I got pregnant pretty much right away after going off BCP, but we suffered an early loss in June of '06 and took a couple of months off from TTC. When we got back on board, it took a little while to conceive, but I finally got a BFP in November of that year. Jaxon was born on 7/9/07 and changed our lives forever. He has been the best thing to ever happen to us.
38w with Jaxon (1 week before giving birth) and the day he came home from the hospital:
We always knew we wanted to have one more to complete our family (hopefully a girl!), but just weren't sure when. A couple of months ago we decide not to try, but to stop trying to avoid. We were pleasantly surprised at how quickly we conceived this time around.
On Sunday, 10/11/09, we got our BFP:
So, here we go again!
11/3 - Pregnancy confirmed. U/S and blood work done. Heartbeat is 147 bpm and baby is measuring at 7w6d. EDD moves up to 6/16.
We have a heartbeat!
11/12 - 9w1d. Met with OB, everything is looking great! Bloodwork results came back perfect. Conned my way into a quick u/s since she said it was too early to hear the h/b on doppler. Baby looks great, even got a little "wave," h/b was 174! Perscribed Zofran for my nausea. Pap smear was done and now have a little spotting/cramping.
12/7 - 12w5d. Hb was in the 170s. Fundal height measuring 13cm. Diagnosed with both a yeast and bacterial infection. Prescribed meds for both. My vagina is revolting against me! Blood and ketones found in urine. Doc said it was most likely due to the infection, but will keep an eye on it.
1/4 - 16w5d. OB was in a delivery, so I saw the nurse this visit. HB was 163/bpm. Baby was moving around all over the place and the nurse was having a hard time getting the HB long enough to get the BPM. Maybe I shouldn't have had those 3 cups of coffee. Fundal height measuring 17cm. No mention of anything in my urine. Blood drawn for quad screen (update: results came back normal). Excited that my next appointment is the BIG U/S!!!
2/4 - 21w1d. It's a boy! Ultrasound went perfectly and baby was not shy at all. Everything is looking great and we are thrilled that things are going so well. Estimated that baby weighs about a half a pound. Fundal height measuring between 20-21 cm. Halfway there!
24w, 3/04 (Glucose test )
Last edited by LindseyS; 02-12-2010 at 08:50 PM.
My name is Maggie (19) and I have been with my boyfriend Carlos (22) since February 2, 2008. When we met, I already had one daughter, my little peanut Juliana Elise (2 1/2), from a previous relationship. We fell in love so fast and Carlos moved in with me after we had been dating for only a few months. We soon moved into our own apartment (I had been renting from my parents at the time) and started our life together. He is a wonderful partner and father, and plans to adopt my daughter when we get married (still waiting on the official proposal here!)
I have always wanted a large family and knew that I wanted my daughter to have a siblig close to her age. We decided to start TTC in May, 2009 and I had my Mirena removed. I was fully expecting to get pregnant right away like before, and it was so hard for me to see AF come at the end of each month. I started to wonder if we could have children at all. We decided to take a break from actively TTC in September, 2009 because it was so stressful.
In the meantime, we had been househunting. In early September we found a beautiful 4 bedroom cape cod that we absolutely fell in love with. We put in an offer and everything has worked out so that we close on our first home October 29th! I am so excited!
With all the excitement of house hunting, I completely put TTC out of my mind. In early October, I relaized I hadn't gotten my period and was surprised to find I was four days late. On October 10, I decided to take a pregnancy test and about fell off the toilet when it was positive! We are both thrilled! I still can't beleive we are going to have a baby! Little Green Bean is due June 16, 2010!
UPDATE! IT'S A BOY! The name we have chosen is Wesley Dominick.
*Nov 11 @ 8:45 AM - First meeting and appointment with Nurse
Everything went well. We talked about my medical and family history and I got a lot of little booklets and such with information in them. I had 4 vials of blood drawn and had to PIAC. Made my first appointment with the Midwife.
*Nov 21 @ 10:30 AM - First Appointment with Midwife
Again everything went well. Internal exam, etc. was all normal. Could not find baby's HB on the doppler, which is normal at 10 weeks but worried me. Referred for 1st Trimester ultrasound.
*December 3, 2009 @ 3:00 PM - First Ultrasound
I was a nervous wreck but baby is doing fine! He was moving and bouncing around like crazy and putting his hands in his mouth and all that. It was amazing. The Tech was not very nice so I don't know how I was measuring and did not hear the HB, but seeing him was enough for me.
*December 9, 2009 @ 12:00 PM - Second Appointment with Midwife
Cancelled due to 2+ feet of snow
*January 9, 2010 @ 12:00 PM - Rescheduled Second Appointment with Midwife
Heard Green Bean's heartbeat for the 1st time! 150 BPM! Scheduled my gender scan!
*January 28, 2010 @ 3:00 PM - Second Ultrasound
IT'S A BOY! Baby Wesley was moving a shaking for the ultrasound! He is definately a BOY and was measuring spot on for dates. He weighed approximately 11 ounces and has really long legs already! Everything was perfect except for the kidney scan. One side of Wesley's renal pelvis was not draining properly, it was overfull and the size it should be when he is at term. The renal pelvis is supposed to drain down through the ureter to the bladder. We have a follow up u/s on March 8th to see if the issue has resolved itself. If not, Wesley will continue to be monitored until the problem resolves itself or until it is determined it needs to be corrected via surgery.
*February 6, 2010 @ 10:45 AM - Third Appointment with Midwife
Cancelled AGAIN due to 2+ feet of snow
*February 20, 2010 @ 12:30 PM - Rescheduled Third Appointment with Midwife
Cancelled AGAIN - MW had to deliver a baby.
*February 27, 2010 @ 11:30 AM - Re-re-scheduled Third Appointment with Midwife
Everything went well. I've gained 8 lbs since my last appointment 7 weeks ago, and the HR was 140 BPM. Fundal height is 25 inches. Got my paperwork for the 1 hour GD test.
*March 8, 2010 @ 2:30 PM - Third Ultrasound
Baby Wesley made us all laugh when we started the ultrasound - his feet were touching his forehead! After giving us a few good pictures and making sure he's still a boy, the tech got to work. His dialated renal pelvis has progressed from mild to moderate and at this point they think he most likely has a utereopelvic junction obstruction.
*March 27, 2010 @ 10:15 AM - Fourth Appointment with Midwife
All is well. Got my results fromthe glucose test - negative. Midwife wants me to try to get more iron, I'm borderline anemic. She made it a point to praise me for my small weight gain. On to every two weeks for appointments!
*April 10, 2010 @ 10:30 AM - Fifth Appointment with Midwife
*May 3, 2010 @ 3:30 PM - Fourth Ultrasound
5 Weeks: 156.5
6 Weeks: 156.5
7 Weeks: 156.5
8 Weeks: 151.5
9 Weeks: 151.0
10 Weeks: 152.4
11 Weeks: 150.0
12 Weeks: 150.0
13 Weeks: 149.5
14 Weeks: 148.0
15 Weeks: 149.0
16 Weeks: 148.0
17 Weeks: 148.0
18 Weeks: 147.5
19 Weeks: 148.0
20 Weeks: 150.0
21 Weeks: 151.0
22 Weeks: 154.5
23 Weeks: 156.0
24 Weeks: 160.0
25 Weeks: 160.0
26 Weeks: 161.0
27 Weeks: 162.0
28 Weeks: 162.5
29 Weeks: 162.5
Ultrasound at 12 Weeks 1 Day
Ultrasound at 12 Weeks 1 Day
The money shot!
When this came up on the screen I cried.
Family Photo from June 2008:
My silly little girl:
Our feather babies: Chirrin, Obama, and Nova
Our new home:
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1st u/s @6w ~One heartbeat at only 108 bpm and 1 empty sac 1/2 the size of the first one.
2nd u/s @9w ~Two heartbeats 1 at 179 bpm and 1 at 175 bpm
3rd u/s @11w ~1 at 161 bpm and 1 at 179 bpm.
Next u/s Dec 29th
EDD June 22nd........It's Twins!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Babies will be here by June 1st at the latest.
It's a Boy! William August "Gus"
Make a pregnancy ticker
Will and Shannon
May 14, 2005
Big Sister Audrey Jane
March 20, 2007
And 3 little angels watching over us
Oct. 12 - Beta 570
Oct. 19 - Beta 10,800
Nov. 4 - Still looking good
Nov. 11 - Bug was wiggling all around!
Nov. 18 - Bug is starting to look like a baby
Nov. 25 - We could see arms and legs
Dec. 2 - Genetic counseling appointment - preliminary results look great!
- Reduced risk for both Downs and Trisomy 13/18!
Dec. 9 - Had an ultrasound and heard the heartbeat on the doppler! BPM = 158
Dec. 23 - Heartbeat - between 154-158
Jan. 6 - Weight and BP good - Heartrate = 151
Jan. 12 - Big ultrasound - Everything looks great! It's a boy!!!
Feb 3 - Next Appointment
Feb 3 - Follow up ultrasound to check heart (couldn't get the shots they needed at the big ultrasound because he wouldn't cooperate)
October 28, 2009
November 4, 2009
November 11, 2009
November 18, 2009
November 25, 2009
December 2, 2009
January 12, 2010
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Last edited by butterflykissesx5; 10-22-2009 at 08:57 PM.
Hey ladies! I'm Amanda, new to the boards. (don't know all the abrv. yet) I am 27, my boyfriend and I have been together for 6 years. In feb./09 my prescription for BCP ended and we decided not to renew it. We would just "wing it", whatever happens, happens kinda thing. We have both wanted to have children our whole lives. We have 2 fur children Lola (pug) and Isabelle (cat)
This month I was 3 days late. Restrained myself from POAS because for me being 3 days late is normal (my periods vary from 28-32 day cycles) and I had very bad cramps. So after another few days went by on Oct.7 (now 7 days late) I decided to POAS. The second I peed on that sucker it had the 2nd line, bright and clear! My first ever BFP!!
I was so excited I called my BF at work and asked him to come home. In the mean time, I called my sister and told her the news cause I just couldn't contain myself! When my BF came home, I told him the good news, and his first reaction was "well, how do you know?" So I showed him the HPT with the BFP. We are both so thrilled to be having our first child. I had a Dr. appt. on Oct. 13 with my GP to confirm, and she gave me a due date of June 10. I will have my first OB appt. in Nov.
I had my OB appt. They changed my due date to June 7. I have my next appt. on Nov. 23, at which time we will hear the heartbeat with the doppler.
Had our u/s on Jan. 13.. we are not finding out the sex! It's a surprize!
6 weeks.. no change in my belly
11 weeks.. getting bigger
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