6wks, 1 day
So I have never done this before, but I figure I might as well give it a shot. So far, I am 6wks, 1day pregnant. This is my second pregnancy. I was pregnant in the spring and had a m/c in late June. I was 9wks pregnant. The baby had a genetic disorder- Triploidy.
So far this pregnancy is going much better. I was charting and so I know when I concieved and how far along I am supposed to be.
August 13- Conception
August 21- BFP at 8DPO
August 23- HCG level was 39, progesterone was 12.2
August 30- HCG level was 2160, progesterone was 9.69- started on prometrium suppositories on 8/31; got results of genetic testing from 1st pregnancy
September 5- HCG level was 13942, progesterone was 20
September 8- Genetic counseling appointment- last m/c was a fluke and we are not at any higher risk factors
September 11- We saw the heartbeat and baby was measuring at 6wks, 1day
So far, I have been nauseas, have lots of gas and stomach pains, cramps, round ligament pains, heartburn...
Well I think I am going to try and go to sleep
Here is the pic of the baby, it is between the 2Xs (I know it is really blurry)
Oh my...nausea. I just spent the first hour or so at work hanging out near the toilet. Not fun at all. And I am not sleeping well either. It seems that I have to pee every 2 hours!
I have a call into my doctor to see what I can take to help me sleep.
Not much going on here. Just excited and nervous to be at 6wks 3days and feeling pretty good. Last time at this point things had already started to go downhill, so the fact that I am able to go to work is really exciting!
I must go and get my hair cut today. It is so crazy and long! And I want to look nice this weekend too. I am going to camp (where I went as a camper and worked there) for a reunion (we have one every year) and I would like to look a little more human.
And I am already feeling bad since I am so much heavy than I was last year at this time (like over 50 pounds I think), so I figure anything that will make me feel like I look better is a good thing.
We told my aunt that we were pregnant last time. Actually my dad did (it is his sister). And she was very excited.
I will try to write more later, but I must go and do some work.
Oh, the nausea is getting worse. I was up this morning at 3:30am, just sick. Tried to drink water, made me sick as well. Finally went back to sleep when DH's alarm went off @ 6:30am. Slept for about an hour. Went to work. I had so much to do at work. It was crazy. I had to leave early though, because I was so tired. So I left and came home around 3ish to sleep. It was so nice to sleep for a couple of hours. My mom bought me some camomile tea, which actually seems to be making me feel a little better. I am actually not nauseous right now. My stomach is a little achy, but I am not nauseous! Yey!!!!
So I am trying not to get to freaked out by the fact that I do not have another doctor's appointment for 2 weeks. Last time, at this point in time, I was actually going in almost every other day. And I know this one is going much better, but it still makes me really nervous to not see it on ultrasound all the time.
So in two weeks, I am going to see my OB and then the next day I will go and see the high risk OB and get a better u/s. So that will be so exciting to see Bubs again.
Bubs- that is the name that I think we are going to call this one for the time being. Last one we called bloby.
Right now I am soooo thirsty and drinking some water, which tastes soooo good. But it is making me soooo nauseous.
Anyway, Greg is making dinner and I should go and try to help him.
I had a little spotting yesterday and my doctor wanted me to come in and be seen. So I got to see bubs again. It is sooooo cute! It measured at about 7wks 4days which is around where I should be. And I could make out the head and little arm and leg buds! I am so excited!!! Last time I was pregnant it grew really slowly for the whole 9weeks (like 1 day of growth for every 3 or so days of time). So the fact that it is growing on time is really exciting!!!!
I love bubs so much!!!
I will see if I can scan it and show you all how cute it is!
Here it is. I put labels on the second pic. The baby is between the 2Xs
A little background- M/C ment (might be TMI)
You all know that I had a m/c at the end of June. For about 3 weeks before the m/c I was spotting constantly, so I was always going in for u/s. So I got to see the baby about every other day (seriously- I have over 10 u/s pics of it). And I knew that it was not growing properly the whole time. But it's little heart kept beating away and so we were hoping (even though I knew something was wrong) that it was okay. I had an appointment on Monday the 19th of June and we got to see the heartbeat, the baby was even moving around. But I was bleeding more and starting to cramp. I had more cramps on Tuesday and then Tuesday night I started to cramp worse. I went in on Wednesday morning (I had been pregnant for 9 weeks). The baby was measuring about 8 wks, 2 days and there was no heartbeat.
Now why I am nervous and excited- I am at 8wks today (1 of my tickers changed today!). I have an appointment on Wednesday where I will be 8wks, 3days. The last baby never got that big. So far this pregnancy is so different from the last one, so I am really hopeful and excited. At the same time, it is a really had time for me and so I am so nervous that there will be no heartbeat at the appointment on Wednesday. So I just need some reassurance or something.
Thanks ladies! You are the best!
I exercised for 20 minutes today! I am so proud of myself. I got a pregnancy exercise video earlier this week, and I finally used it today! I am going to try and use it every other day. We will see how it goes!
Another update from today (8wks)
Nausea sucks! I was just gagging in the bathroom...so nasty!
And I am a big bloated monster right now.
With really bad mood swings!
I will be updating this poll as more people let me know what they think
Poll from my family/friends about gender guesses:
Girl- 12- Greg, Kendrick, Rick, Nan, Sue (I guess I think it's a "she."), Aunt Robin, Gram, Debbie, Corbs [ps- my baby prediction is girl (circle 2027- duh!) ], Pepper(I think it's a girl because it looks like it's always posing for the u/s), Jamie H.(I vote that super sperm Greg will carry a double X, so my vote is a girl!), Jill (Ok, getting it in under the wire, I vote that it's a grrrrrl)
Boy- 12- Ali, Rich (that seems to be the trend with our friends), Heather (I had a dream that you had a boy, and you were looking at him saying thank g-d nicky and joey were cute babies...I am not quite sure what that means but put me down for boy.), Charles, Reesa (My gut says boy. No good reason. Just a gut feeling.), Jim, Dena, Joey, Ben, Megan(women's intuition), Evelyn (Its going to be a boy...no doubt about it), Randi (boy- checked chinese gender chart)
Nicole- i dont care what the baby is i just want it to come so it could be a boy or girl put me down for both
This is an email that I sent to my pregnancy update list yesterday
From : Stacy Derrick
Sent : Sunday, September 24, 2006 2:07 PM
To : firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject : U/S pics
Ok here is 6wks 1 day, the baby is the little thing between the 2Xs
This is 7wks 2day, baby is once again between 2Xs
This is one that I labeled so you can see where things are...the arms and legs are really just arm buds and leg buds...
(I am hoping all the links worked)
And I have another appointment with u/s on Wednesday with a perinatologist, so we will get to see it again.
Also, I am taking votes on what you think we are having- so far I have
Girl- Greg, Kendrick
And I am going to be sending updates when I get u/s pics, so if you do not want to see them, just let me know and I will remove you from my update list. And if anyone for some reason wants more updates, let me know, I have a pregnancy journal that I am posting to and I can give you the link to that!
Stacy and Greg
Really bad heartburn today. And I was sick this morning! Ugg...
I have my appointment tomorrow with the perinatologist, and I am so nervous about it. I know that things will be okay, but there is a little part of me that is worried that we will not see the heartbeat tomorrow. I just can't seem to get it through my head that I will have a baby in May. It is so strange. And so strange that I am looking at this pregnancy so different from the last, where I had my whole life after all imagined out.
I just want this appointment to be done for tomorrow!