Friday, September 28, 2007

Ultrasound 8weeks, 1day

So because of all the spotting I've been having, we had another ultrasound scheduled for today. I was so scared and nervous that something was wrong. I have been praying hard for the last couple of days, knowing that God would hear my cries. Well, we went to the ultrasound and baby looked great!! :) Praise God. It has grown so much since Monday and the heartrate was a strong 178bpm. This baby is a fighter!! :)
Thanks for all the prayers and thoughts that have been sent our way. We appreciate them so much!

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Officially 8 weeks!

Well, today marks the official 8 week mark. I can't believe I'm already 8 weeks pregnant. It's amazing. I would be lying if I said I felt great, and the road had been easy thus far. It's actually been quite the opposite. The dry heaves are getting progressively worse and the fatigue is overwhelming. But I am reminded by each of these things of the life growing inside me and the joy that is yet to come.

I have to say that my husband has been the most supportive, caring and loving person during this. Rubbing my back every night, listening to me whine, going out and buying milk because I want cereal and just being an amazing friend. Thanks, Josh, for all you do for me.

Here is the newest belly picture, 8 weeks and still growing by the day. The funniest part about all this though is I'm actually down 3 pounds from my pre-pregnancy weight. Too bad you can't tell and I can't even button my pants anymore.

7weeks, 4days Ultrasound

Well, I have been experiencing some pretty bad spotting, more than what should be "normal" during a pregnancy. So on Monday, Josh and I headed to the Dr. for an ultrasound. We got there and got to see our baby again. It was so amazing. I don't know if you'll be able to tell but the white circle near the top is the yolk sac, and just below that is the baby's head and the torso is to the right. It was such a miracle to see our little bean again. The heartrate was nice and strong at 164bpm. We will have another ultrasound on Friday to follow up on the spotting. Any and all prayers are greatly appreciated.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

7 weeks today!

So, I am 7 weeks today, I feel like the time is going fast and slow at the same time! It's unreal. So here is my bloated belly picture of the day...
I am actually still under my starting weight by almost a pound, but you could never tell by looking at this picture. The thing is, I am starting to look like this all day, not just at night or after I eat, this was taken first thing this morning. I think I am done seeing my waist for awhile.

I do have to say I am feeling slightly better today. Yesterday was horrible, I was nauseous ALL DAY LONG, and nothing helped. Today I have been able to eat a little and I've only had the dry heaves once so far this morning...Praise God!

Lord, I just pray that you continue to bless this pregnancy and bless my body to support it as well. Thank you for blessing me with this child.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Whoever said "Morning Sickness" was WRONG!

So to me, morning sickness means you wake up, feel sick, get ready, feel better and move on with your day until it starts all over the next day!

Well, someone lied to me because I wake up...I feel nauseous; I shower...I dry heave; I get ready...more dry heaves; I go to work, leave my meetings to yes...dry heave; try to eat only to...dry heave some more; and this continues until I go to bed and begins again the very next morning. So whoever said it was "morning sickness" lied to me because I am certainly experiencing "all day, all night sickness".

The only thing that gets me through is remembering the reason behind it, the reasoning of holding my baby come May and experiencing a love I've never felt before.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Our Little "Bean"

So yesterday, 9-17-07, we had our first appointment in Iowa City. It was amazing. They called us right in for our ultrasound. I was nervous, anxious, excited and every emotion in between. She looks for a minute and said, "There's your baby." It was such an amazing feeling. Then she showed us a flickering light, and told us that was the baby's heartbeat. It was a beautiful sight to see. The heart rate measured 136bpm (beats per minute) which is wonderful. They also said I measure exactly on target as to where I thought I was. So as of today, I am 6 weeks 5 days pregnant and our little "bean" is due to arrive on May 8th, 2008. God is amazing and has blessed us with a creation that no one else could.

Here is a picture of our little bean! Hope you enjoy it.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Some Bloated Belly Pics

The day I found out I was pregnant. 3 wks 3 days pregnant. 8-26-07

So I thought I would share, although embarrassing, some pictures of how bloated I am.
Here I am at 4 weeks, a couple of days after we found out. I'm actually down almost 2 pounds, but I'm so bloated you would never know. Taken in the morning on 8-30-07.

Here I am at 5 weeks, still bloated, up a pound but still under starting weight. Where did my waist go already. Taken in the morning on 9-6-07.

Today I am 6 weeks pregnant, back down to 2 pounds under starting weight and still bloated...this is getting scary. I think I am just getting prepared not to see my waist for awhile. Taken the morning of 9-13-07.

Our first appointment is Monday, the 17th in Iowa City and I can't wait to see our little "Bean" growing.

Thank you, God, for blessing me with the miracle of life. Thank you for creating in me a child that only you have the power to do. You are an amazing God, and I pray that you continue to bless this child and bless my body in order to provide a safe place for this baby to continue to grow.

We're Having a Baby!

God has blessed us beyond what I ever could have expected.
Well, since word travels fast, I thought it would be best if it came from me! :) Josh and I have been blessed with the news that we are expecting our first child May 8th, 2008.
Here is our story!Josh and I were married in October of 2004 and decided we were ready to start a family in April of 2006. After a few shorts months I thought something was wrong and began infertility testing. I was diagnosed with PCOS. Under the direction of a local OB doctor they gave me 50mg Clomid (failed), then they tried 100mg Clomid (failed), finally 150mg (failed). After this I was referred to the University of Iowa Fertility Specialist. They performed an HSG making sure my tubes were clear (all good) and decided we would try Femara. Month 1, ovulation but no pregnancy. Month 2, ovulation but no pregnancy. Month 3, we were blessed with a positive pregnancy test and after 4 more I believed what I saw.
I had 2 blood tests done and everything is looking great so far. My first appointment is September 17th, in Iowa City. I can't wait to see our little "Bean".
I prayed that God would provide for me and my family and he did. The Bible verse that helped me survive was this:
"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and thanksgiving give your request to God" ~Philippians 4:6
Thank you to all those who prayed for us during this journey.
I will post some belly pictures, just so you can see how bad the bloat is already!