Sunday, June 28, 2009
Monday, June 22, 2009
While she was measuring everything, we saw a 2nd gestational sac that was much smaller so she called in the nurse practitioner to confirm. This sac did have a yolk sac and a teeny, tiny starts to a baby. Then, she saw a 3rd gestational sac that was even smaller - it had a yolk sac, but that was it. So, it appears that all three embryos implanted, but only one continued to grow and develop a heartbeat. I assume this is why my hcg level was elevated. We were informed that these two smaller sacs will probably continue to get smaller and absorb into my body.
We are ecstatic to be pregnant with one baby and forever grateful! His/her heart was beating away at 136! Praise God!!! We go back in another two weeks for our 8 week appointment! I feel so much relief after today, but I can't wait to go back and see it again!!!
Thank you so much for all your thoughts and prayers! Please continue to pray as we know we have a long way to go!
Sunday, June 21, 2009
I have been married for 6 years to my wonderful husband who I met through my job almost 9 years ago. We started TTC one year after our wedding, so after 5 clomid cycles, 3 iui's, 2 ivf's, and 5 years (almost to the day), we found out we are pregnant! It has been quite the roller coaster of emotions, but it will all be worth it the day we are holding our miracle(s) from God! This journey has taught me so much, and I wouldn't want it any other way (although I hope this time we get to move on to much better things).
This blog is about everything from IF to our daily life. DH and I work full time and have wonderful friends and family including six nieces and nephews. We LOVE the Cubbies, relaxing in our pool, taking a ride on the motorcycle, and hanging with family and friends.
As I mentioned above, our first ultrasound is tomorrow and I will be 6 weeks 6 days so we are praying for proper growth and heartbeat(s)! We think it may be twins based on my hcg betas so that is why I say heartbeats. I'll be updating after our appointment tomorrow afternoon!!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great Sunday!
Friday, June 19, 2009
I have some symptoms (tired, thirsty/peeing constantly, tenderness, random twinges/cramping/pinching), but it's hard to tell if it's from the progesterone or the pregnancy or both! Overall, I feel pretty normal. I find it very interesting that so many people look so far down the road already at this point. Right now, I am just praying for heartbeats and the correct growth! I say heartbeats because Jason and I both think it is twins...mostly because of the hcg levels, but also because we have had dreams about twins. One night I had a dream about names - I was trying to figure out what sounded good together. On Wednesday night, we were measuring cribs to see if we could fit two in one room. Ha! Of course, I would be completely happy and thrilled with one healthy baby, but twins would be amazing, too! Ever since I was a young girl, I thought it would be so cool to have boy/girl twins!!
We're having dinner with friends tomorrow night and no big plans on Sunday (besides church). So, hopefully, Monday will come quickly, and I'll have great news to report!!
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
My little sister, Aireol, and I have been matched for two years this month! I first knew I wanted to be a big sister after watching one of my mom's friend's and her husband with their two little brothers when I was probably 10 years old. Being matched with Aireol has been awesome! We do lots of things together including just hanging out at my house and window shopping to bowling and manicures. BB/BS also has a lot of activities that they sponsor as well - sporting events, concerts, plays, discounts at restaurants, etc.
Monday, June 15, 2009
Sunday, June 7, 2009
Waiting to take off on the motorcycle!
The Corum family - Jim, Heather & Addison
Me & Addison
Toby & Rachel
Me & Jason
We went to church this morning, I took a nap, and we watched the Cubbies win in 14 innings! It's back to work tomorrow...I've got a big meeting on Friday and Saturday so hopefully it will go quickly.
Friday, June 5, 2009
Here's the chart based on babymed.com and betabase.info...an approximate doubling time of 55.65 hours.One step closer to bringing a real live baby (or two) home! Next up...ultrasound on 6/22!! I can't wait! Now, I need to find things to keep me busy and my mind on other things before then.
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
My actual beta was 396!!!!!! It's kind of funny because I told the nurse that Jason and I have been joking about triplets, but now she has me a little worried. I get to stop the Estrace and DHEA...yeah! Two less things to worry about remembering each day. I go back on Friday morning for my 2nd beta...we still need your prayers for a doubling number!