Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Keeping the faith

So I was worried about my lack of symptoms so I made a call in to Kaiser and got an ultrasound for the same day. Baby had grown a lot and just looked so stinkin cute. I am a little worried because the baby was measuring 1-2 days behind and a heart rate of 154. I know the heart rate is ok for this "age" but it had only got up 14 beats since last time. With the combination of that and measuring a little behind, yes I am nervous BUT I am choosing to trust the Lord with this one. There is nothing I can do at this point either way.

I had my prenatal intake appointment with the clerk which was just a bunch of paperwork and bloodwork. Nothing too exciting except we scheduled our first appointment with the midwife for this Friday! I am so excited to start these appointments and especially to see our little one on the screen again. I'm praying the baby is caught up in growth (I will be 9 weeks) and for his/her heartrate to have gone up!

Also, I heard that urine pH can "determine" gender before 9 weeks. At my appointment with the prenatal clerk it was 6.5. The range is 4-6=Girl. 7-9=Boy. Where the heck does that leave me?? Lol..

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Baby 8 Weeks

How far along: 8weeks 2 days
Total weight gain/loss: 1 lb
Maternity clothes? Nope
Sleep: Waking up a lot, uncomfortable 
Best moment this week: Telling people about baby :)
Movement? Not yet
Food cravings: Oh a lot...Sushi is my biggest craving, eggs benedict, roast beef sandwiches
Gender prediction: Baking soda test said girl...
Belly button in or out? In
What I miss: Sushi and deli meat
What I am looking forward to: Our next ultrasound probably in two weeks
Milestones: Seeing our baby's heartbeat 
Things I've been experiencing this week: I have hardly any pregnancy symptoms. I am maybe a little more tired than usual, constipated, and gassy (sorry tmi)
Showing? It kind of looks like I have a belly but it's just bloating 
Size of baby: large raspberry 

A change in plans...

Well this started out as an adoption blog, but its actually going to turn out to be a PREGNANCY BLOG! That's right...God had a bigger plan for us than we ever could have dreamed of. Here's how it all went down...after our first IVF failed, we bought a package from a different IVF clinic which included 3 ivf transfers and you get all of your money back if none work. We had done the first two with only one chemical pregnancy to show for it. We literally had no hope for the third and final cycle which is why we were already moving on to adoption. We didn't even really want to do the last one because "we knew it wouldn't work." But did it anyways in order to get our money back to put towards the adoption. They transferred in two embryos on Dec 14, 2011. I took a home pregnancy test on the 19th thinking it was way too early to be positive even if it did work. Amazingly, it was positive. Faint, but there. We were happy but we had been through this before with our chemical pregnancy (we got positive home tests that started to get fainter and fainter every day). To our shock (and delight!) the line kept getting darker every day. Our first beta number was Dec 23 and it was 162. Four days later it went up to 1140. We had our first ultrasound on Jan 13th and found one healthy perfect little baby! His/her heart rate was at 140bpm and measuring two days ahead. (7w2d) We couldn't be any happier. It just shows us how amazing our God is and how we can make plans all we want, but He has a plan the whole time. Far better than anything we could have ever imagined or hoped for.