Thursday, October 28, 2010

Life on progesterone!

Totally sucks!  For those of you who don't know progesterone is a drug that you naturally do produce the moment you ovulate and it helps the baby shall we say STICK!  It does many good things for the mother and baby.  I am on oral progesterone as well and will start more progesterone injections around 14 weeks gestation.  Well what sucks about it is....the side effects!!  Sleepyness, dizzy spells, hot flashes, ect.  It's just tons of fun on top of the pregnancy s/s that are already trying to take me out!  I will take everything with a smile because lord knows I appreciate just being pregnant and growing life inside me but I will be happy when I am holding a full term baby in my arms.  I made a promise to the baby I will try everything possible to keep her or him safe and I will do so.  I promise to be my baby's warrior!!  ROOOOAAARRR!!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Ouch baby!

So I started my lovenox injections for my wonderful little growing Bud.  OUCH they hurt they burn pretty bad at first but goes away pretty quickly after!  I have to take them once daily and then at 14 weeks I will add in the 17P injection once a week!  The lovenox is going to be 82 bucks a month which really sucks for us on top of the other medications we pay for but I keep saying its cheaper then NICU BILLS!!!  


Whole intelligender thing!

So John bought me a intelligender test which I in NO WAY believe whatsoever medically that you can tell the sex of the baby thru URINE but hey just for giggles I took it and I believe if that would be correct it would be a
I hope it's right!
The chinese birth chart says the same thing aswell and it was right with Dustin!

Hey there baby!

So I did have some concern this weekend kind of gross but I was spotting old blood again at least nothing compared to when I was pregnant with Dustin that was FULL on bleeding that I needed to be hospitalized for and that was bright red blood.  This was simple brown spotting which indicates "old" blood which is extremely common in the healthiest of pregnancies even.  So I remained calm and took it easy which I was in bed already with tummy issues anyways!  I made a appointment with my doctor's office this morning and got in right away it was a really good mood there and he showed me our pretty baby right away and BAM you could hear the heartbeat racing away and see baby moving around which seems to be alot!  Everytime I get a sono the baby is in a totally different location!  He did see where the blood was coming from outside the uterus a old bleed from implantation more then likely and not to worry about it cause baby is extremely healthy!  Put my mind at ease and I am down 14 pounds from the beginning of the pregnancy!  Crazy I know!  So of course I brought home a picture of my little budding baby!  You can't see the baby all that well in this shot it was moving its little nubs and legs earlier too cute! 

Friday, October 22, 2010

friday night....

So it's Friday night John and I had a great dinner I was a little scared because it was seafood and last time I had seafood I got sooooo sick!  We also went to babies'R'us to get some preggie pops which some of my friends have suggested for the morning sickness or in my case mainly night sickness.  I did have one tonight they weren't to bad.  I got a call back on my lovenox it was finally approved and they told me it would be 82 bucks a month!  Crazy but you know have to do what you have to do to get a healthy baby.  I am starting to freak out a bit about the money issue and trying to budget how we will buy things here and there each month.  I am always such a worry wart!  I like having a plan of attack on things especially buying of large amounts!  I look at my husband and I think of all the single people trying to make it through and they are just focused on getting sometime for the baby to sleep in and here I am worried about coordinating the nursery so everything matches perfectly.  I love him so much and am greatly thankful for him being such a great father, provider and husband <3  

Dustin had a great day today he had career day at school and dressed up as a nurse cause he did his career project on mommy.  He wanted to do his daddy but we didn't know how to exactly dress the part of a computer guy!  LOL Tomorrow we are going to head to grandma's church and get some pumpkins and take some pictures in the pumpkin patch to support grandma's and great grandma's church!  Wish us luck on the weather.
Please lord watch over my loved family and friends.....

6 weeks 3 days

Best sono ever!  John went to this appointment with me and I am glad he did!  We got to see the little heart beating away and hear it aswell.  Was a wonderful thing to see and hear that our little baby was doing so well.  His or her heartbeat was 116 beats per minute which is very good at that gestation!  Sono tech said everything looked good and I was even measuring a day ahead of schedule!  Got my prescription for the starting of lovenox which is a blood thinner that will help me keep my blood thinner because I have a MTHFR mutation that can make clotting a issue in pregnancy and may have caused me to have the severe HELLP syndrome that I had with Dustin in 2003 causing him to be born so premature.

5 weeks 5 days!

Our little one was happily growing it is amazing to see the changing of our little embryo happening so fast!

We were now the proud parents of a little blob instead of a speck!

I swear it looks like a girl what do you think??

Our first sono

Our first sonogram was wonderful at 5 weeks and 2 days gestation we could see the little gestational sac with the tinest of specks growing away inside it!  We were happy to know that at least the baby was in the uterus and not in the tube and was happily settled in!

Telling Everyone!

We had to tell Dustin next!  We had to wait until Friday October 1st to tell him so that he would not tell anyone else!  We had a plan that would let everyone know by the end of the weekend!

Dustin we video taped and I will try to post that on here later once John sends me the link!  We wrapped a baby monkey toy in a box and gave it to Dustin because we always call him a monkey!  He was really confused at first and wasn't to excited about getting a baby toy but after we told him why he was getting it he was VERY excited!  He has been giving mommy love ever since!  He loves his big brother shirt that was also given to him and can't wait for the baby to come and asks every day what the baby is doing? 

My Dad and Judy
They were next they were told last time when someone had heard that we were expecting and went to congratulate my dad that didn't even know!  I was so upset because last time I had a special evening planned for them with gifts as well.  This time the cover up was that it was also my birthday on October 2nd, Saturday.  So we invited them to dinner on Friday evening with some of our close family friends Kimmy and Deanna.  Before hand I had called the resturant to make reservations and explain to them what we wanted to do and tell everyone.  I had them wrap a wine bottle with baby wrapping paper and pretty bows.  Before we ate our meal I had the waiter bring it out to my dad to drink.  He was a little confused at first but quickly caught on!  Everyone was really happy and it turned out to be a wonderful night!

John's Parent's
John's parents were next on the schedule of fun!  We asked them to go to breakfast with us the next morning to celebrate again my birthday!  We had Dustin wear his "big brother" shirt and after again ordering our food I had him remove his jacket and John's mom quickly spotted the shirt!  They both were very happy and the morning had a great mood after that!

My mother and papa willy!
We were waiting for them to get into town from Huntsville Texas we had orginally planned to tell them that evening when we came back home from a wedding but when Dustin saw them he was overly excited and begged me to tell them both!!  So Dustin blurted it out in excitement and my mother smiled wide and was sooo happy for us!  And of course papa willy had to tease Dustin quite a bit!  She spent the next week with us and of course babied me the whole week!  Hey everyone needs it every now and then!

My sister & more family friends
She was first to find out last time and this time she ended up being one of the lasts!  Which I felt bad about but I couldn't take a chance of one of the girls finding out and auto posting it on facebook!  I wish I could have done everyone at one time but that just wasn't in the cards!  We had a BBQ on Sunday around 4pm again for my birthday!  I wore a DUE IN JUNE shirt around the house and just waited for people to notice!Mike and Jackie got their first and of course Jackie caught on right away and told Mike!  Then the girls came over and Jerry went to go pick up Wendy from work.  The girls didn't notice for a long time until finally Jackie said something!  LOL After that they were really excited!  Then Wendy came home and John told her go look at your sister's new shirt and she came inside and looked at was shocked!  LOL  We had alot of fun telling everyone and will always want to remember these moments!

Telling John!

We really had alot of fun telling everyone that we were expecting again!

First off I needed to tell John!
I put this on the bed and waited for him to come home!  He smiled right away and said he knew already he had a feeling!

First Post....

Well I have decided to start a blog about our growing family that way many of you can follow along with our family and also the latest edition coming in June of 2011.  We are really excited but scared all at the same time because yes we all know Dustin was born premature.  We have a wonderful team of doctor's that really support us and believe we can make it thru this! 

Here is a slight catch up in dates of the baby!

Due June 7th 2011
We found out # 2 was coming September 24th 2010

Went to the doctors on Monday September 27th and the blood test was positive at 61 mlu!

Followed up with the doctor on the next Friday to make sure numbers were doubling and of course they were at 424!

We are so happy baby is doing well and growing healthy!