Belly Pics

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

I've been promising some belly pics so here they are!

1 day Pre Egg Retrieval
6 weeks 5 days
7 weeks 6 days
8 weeks 6 days

10 weeks 1 day

11 weeks 3 days

12 weeks 3 days

 And just for the heck of it flowers that Daron gave me when I was having a bad day :).

OB Appointment and 12 weeks

Friday, February 17, 2012

We got to hear our baby's heartbeat again! Sadly though Daron and I were both under the impression we were scheduled for an ultrasound this week, we weren't. However, we did request one since when I left the fertility clinic they were wanting me to have another one around week 10 or 11 to make sure there were no residual issues with my ovaries and that everything was measuring well. The OB seemed to think this was a bit crazy, but honestly while I understand I'm having a very normal pregnancy, I would rather go with what the clinic wanted since I trust them and hey they got me pregnant. I would also like to see that my ovaries are no longer hugely swollen, I feel as if they are better, and have even started a more normal yoga routine. However there are still things I would feel more comfortable doing after having a visual of my more normal sized ovaries. Plus it would be really nice to see the baby again and since we aren't doing an NT scan I don't think we would be getting another ultrasound until at least around week 18. Hearing a heartbeat is great but Daron and I both really want to see how much this baby has grown since our last ultrasound at 7w3d. Anyway, the OB agreed to schedule us for an ultrasound and we will be seeing my ovaries and our baby next Thursday. They also took 4 vials of blood from me at this appointment, not sure what all they are testing but apparently there are things they wanted to test that the clinic didn't test.

In other news, I got the go ahead to get a massage! I'm pretty excited about that one, as I've missed my monthly massages. Daron and I found the stencils we are going to use for the baby's room on Amazon, They are really cute and should be the perfect size for the border we want to do. I think I can also use them on the dresser I am going to paint for the baby's room.

Some of my shirts officially don't fit anymore. The last couple of days I have really noticed more rounding of my belly, and some t-shirts and such that fit fine before are now either extremely tight around my belly or pull up to show the bottom, so it looks like I may be doing round 1 of packing clothes away this weekend or next. I'm definitely still loving the maternity pants, plus there is no way my normal pants would fit me now even with a bella band and hair tie.

I'm really having a hard time believing that I'm 12 weeks along already, I'm just praying this pregnancy continues to go as smoothly as it has so far. Biggest milestone for week 12, I get to finish these crappy endometrin inserts! Monday or Tuesday will be my last day and oh how glad I will be to see them gone! Oh and belly pics are still coming soon!

11 weeks

Saturday, February 11, 2012

I fully realize it has been quite a long time since I updated on here. Mostly its because I really haven't had anything new to report.

Overall, I'm feeling pretty good, as long as I make sure to choose at least semi-healthy food to eat and make sure I eat on a regular basis I feel great and don't even have a little bit of queasiness. I have been dealing with heartburn more often than before pregnancy but that one doesn't really bother me too much. Starting somewhere just before week 10, I started getting a really bad taste in my mouth, anytime I eat or drink anything. That has really been my most annoying symptom, so I will take it. I have been fighting it with an extra brushing or 2 during the day as well as citrus fruits, peppermints, and other hard candy. I haven't been needing an afternoon nap lately but that is probably more due to the fact that I have been sleeping a little later in the mornings, since I pretty much make my own hours at work right now.

My belly hasn't really gotten too much bigger, but it has shifted so I think I now have less bloat from swollen ovaries and more baby bloat/belly. I also lost a pound or 2 in the last couple weeks which also makes me think my ovaries might now be a somewhat more normal size. I am still up 1-2lbs from what I was when I started this IVF cycle so hopefully that is our baby and my uterus doing what they are supposed to and growing! I have been taking pictures since week 7 or 8 but while you can notice my belly shifting and changing a bit I haven't thought it dramatic enough to post yet, maybe after this week's photo I will post them. I did finally buy 2 pairs of maternity jeans, and am so glad I did, my belly had shifted enough that as well as using my bella band I was having to use a rubber band on my button in order to keep my normal pants from coming unzipped. So needless to say the maternity pants are amazingly comfortable. Now I just need to take the time to hem them since I'm so short and their so long.

In other news I found out at the beginning of this month that I am still employed through the end of the month! I can apply for unemployment on March 1st and hopefully find a few things on the side to earn a little money to supplement those unemployment checks. It will be around the time to be starting my seeds and start thinking about my garden then so I'm sure I will have plenty to keep me busy.

We picked out our color for the Baby room and have the first couple of coats on it, though it still needs another due to the crappy walls. I will be stenciling the walls, and we still need to replace a window, install new carpeting and paint the ceiling so we figured the way our projects usually go we had better start early. I also have a dresser to paint that will be going in there, though I haven't decided how to paint that yet.

We do have an OB appointment on Wednesday so I'm sure I will be doing another update sometime around then. We get another ultrasound so hopefully I will have more pictures to post! We can't wait to see how much our baby has grown and should be able to see our baby moving around now! They will also be doing a bunch of bloodwork and such to check some things with me that the Fertility clinic didn't check. Hopefully I have lots of good news!