Monday, June 23, 2014


Wow. I can't believe how different two pregnancies can be. I never felt this awful with Grayson's pregnancy. I am having a very hard time. The nausea and headaches are killing me. Nick is out of town for work and we are supposed to be camping at the end of this week for my birthday. UGH. I love camping, but not when I want to throw up all day. I would cancel the camping, but now we have three friends coming who each took two days off of work for it. I feel bad so I am going to try to be a trooper. Again, I absolutely hate to complain about pregnancy stuff, but this is just the reality. It sucks to feel so sick no matter what it took to get here. Of course I am thankful to be pregnant. Every day, I am thankful. I sure hope this goes away soon. Until then, it's Diet Coke and ginger candies. Literally nothing sounds good to eat. All meals are forced.

Friday, June 20, 2014

8 Weeks

How far along.... 8 weeks.

How am I feeling.... Pukey. Is that a word? I am more than thankful to be pregnant, but it's been a tough week. I couldn't keep anything down on Tuesday, not even water, until about 2 pm when I ate a piece of toast with peanut butter. I have to force myself to eat because nothing sounds good and an empty stomach just makes the nausea worse. Still having a few headaches a week, feeling sleepy in the evenings and my emotions are all over the place. I was very excited for today's ultrasound. It gave me something to look forward to all week while I was trying to ignore the nausea.

How is baby doing.... Wonderful! She is growing and measured a day ahead {17 mm} at today's ultrasound. We caught a few glimpses of her arm and leg buds, and saw her little heart beating away.

Milestones, etc.... No real milestones this week, except Nick was so excited that he posted our ultrasound picture on IG and FB :) The "secret" is out of the bag.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

7 Weeks

How far along.... 6w6d. My ultrasound was moved up a day, so technically I'm 7 weeks tomorrow.

How am I feeling.... Starving, must-eat-now, hungry one minute to "I'm going to puke" the next, ha! I never know what I can eat until moments before. My bagel with cream cheese really helped the nausea this morning. I'm getting very tired in the evenings. And my newest symptom, that freaked me out and made me think I was losing the baby, is a lot of stomach/small intestine pressure. I would just say "gas" but it's not always there to relieve it. It's really hurting me and it doesn't seem to matter what I eat. I'm not constipated, but since the constipation supplements are on my approved meds list, I may try one to see if it helps.

How is baby doing.... We were able to see and hear her heartbeat today!!!!! Best moment so far and really put us at ease. She measured right at 7 weeks, or 10 mm. It's so crazy that we start off so teeny tiny.

Milestones.... Seeing the heartbeat!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Our Little Man

My posts have been all about IVF and this new pregnancy lately. I thought it was about time that my G gets a post. Nick and I feel so lucky to be his parents. He is the best. And he's turning two next month!!!!!! I can't believe it.

His language has exploded! He tries every word we ask him and does a pretty good job. He even sings me songs and gets some of the words in there.

He loves to dance. He loves to be outside. We have been taking a walk around the neighborhood almost every evening. Besides some weekend morning cartoons and his train set, he is outside or in the garage with Dad every day. He really enjoys the water and we've had great weather for swimming in our pool - he kicks his feet, holds his breath, goes under on his own, floats on his back, holds onto the edge of the pool, jumps in on his own and his newest skill - going underwater to get the pool rings off the bottom of our shallow area and bringing them back up! Momma was so impressed! He loves his Strider bike and practices riding 3 or 4 days a week.

He cracks us up every day. My favorite thing he does is jump. He gets both feet off the ground, but it's just an inch or so. He is so proud and I think it's the absolute cutest thing I have ever seen. He has his "toddler" moments, but he is also recovering faster from these melt downs. He is doing very well at school. He is still working on using his words instead of hitting/biting.

My life will never be the same again with him in it. He gives me SO MUCH joy and meaning. I can never get enough of our little man.


Friday, June 6, 2014

6 weeks

How far along.... 6 weeks. I was off on my calculations. Baby girl is due January 30th.

How am I feeling.... I am very hungry first thing in the morning and pretty much eat constantly all day. The nausea has kicked in and I'm still having headaches here and there. I'm so excited that our little girl is growing and I've felt much less worried this past week.

How is baby doing.... Growing! We are looking forward to seeing the heartbeat next week.

Milestones.... Ummm, making it to 6 weeks?! Does that count?

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Trucking Along

It's always weird in early pregnancy after Infertility. It doesn't feel real. I keep waiting for my period to start. I keep waiting for bad news. I am having some pretty bad headaches that are making me sick, so it especially feels wrong. I had no bad headaches or migraines with Grayson's pregnancy, one of the perks I was looking forward to. Obviously, every pregnancy is different. While none of my thoughts are logical, I can't seem to help it. 

Every once in a while I feel excited to be pregnant again and remind myself "today, I am pregnant" so it's not all negative thoughts. We've told G that there is a baby in Mommy's belly and she's growing, so he points to my belly all the time and says "baby!" It's so sweet. He points out babies anytime he sees one or even a picture of one. I can't wait for him to meet her in 9 months. I may or may not have bought a few things for her already :) There isn't much to buy, except clothes and maybe a few things for her room. Oh my goodness, could I get carried away with all of the adorable girl stuff!!!

I am looking forward to Friday's ultrasound. We will have one every Friday until we graduate at 12 weeks. I'm still counting down the days until I'm done with the PIO and Estradiol... only 5 1/2 weeks, ha!