Friday, April 9, 2010


This time we heard it!
Went in for a checkup on Wednesday (at 10 weeks) and my doctor brought out the doppler thing. DH was with me...and we got to hear the heartbeat together. It was awesome.

Now I'm off to Korea and Germany for the next two weeks, and when I get back we have the 12-week ultrasound. So excited!

PLUS: We told our parents over Easter weekend! They are so thrilled for us. We told his parents in person..since we went to visit them. We told mine over the phone, since they live far. I got them both on the line and told them, "DH and I have been talking about our holiday travel plans, and I know we were planning to be at your house for Christmas this year, but I don't think we're going to come..[and they sounded a little disappointed]..because our baby is due in November. [and they started gushing with happiness]"
It was so cute. My dad was tearing up, and he's not usually an overtly emotional guy.

Monday, March 15, 2010


We have a heartbeat!

DH and I went to the doctor this morning for our first ultrasound. There's a baby! and it has a heart! that beats!

It was so amazing, and I'm so glad DH got to be there with me. I think it made it more real for actually see our baby.

The doctor measured the baby, and puts me at 6w4d. Due date is 5Nov2010.

Sunday, March 14, 2010


so far so good.

DH and I are going in for our first ultrasound tomorrow morning, where we will see that our baby is healthy and everything is where it's supposed to be. I can't wait to see. I don't really feel pregnant yet...tiredness, sore boobs, very occasional nausea, but really those are all things I could be imagining.

Oh, and I'm not eating more but I often need to eat right now. I'm sure DH loves it...he's out grilling steaks last night, trying to make sure mine is well done so we don't kill the baby, and I keep asking him if it's almost done.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

maybe I'm imagining things...

...but I can't "suck it in" anymore.

I used to have a flat flat stomach. I could suck in my stomach until you could see my rib cage. Not in a gross took-skinny way. Just if I sucked it in, it was concave and my ribs were showing. Now, when I suck it in, it's flat at best and if I have to pee, forget it.

Not a major difference, and not one any one else would ever notice, but I can tell. And I'm not eating any more than I was before--I'm actually keeping a journal of my diet so I can make sure it's balanced. If anything I'm consuming fewer calories because I'm not drinking alcohol.

Go little embryo!!

Saturday, February 27, 2010

blood test

It's confirmed--bun in the oven. Or buns?

My doctor took a look at my well-kept chart, and couldn't dispute that I ovulated on Feb 13th. OPKs and temps said so. So he was a little surprised that I had my first +HPT at 11DPO, and that it wasn't a "is that positive? it's faint, but I think it's there...I better check again tomorrow" was a "no question. that's a line" test. and on a cheap-o dollar store pregnancy test at that, which suggests that my hCG level was >50 mUI/mL at 11DPO. kind of high.

I think his real concern was making sure that it wasn't an ectopic pregnancy that was further along than I thought...getting pregnant in January, having a "period", so never doing a pregnancy test, and now sitting at 7 wks ectopic.

so he did the blood work, and at 13 DPO my hCG is 264. Not too high, but higher than normal for how far along I am.

It might be twins.

We have an ultrasound in two weeks to confirm the number and position of the embryo(s).


Wednesday, February 24, 2010


Positive test this morning.
Two lines.
No question.
Bun in the oven.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

my girls respond to cold hard cash

Turns out all my ovaries needed to get moving was for me to spend $400 on fertility drugs. Not to actually use the drugs mind you, just to shell out the cash.
I bought the injectibles and was waiting until my January travel was over to start them...when I ovulated on my own. And then I did it again.
So now I'm in the TWW, fingers crossed, temping and waiting to POAS. Just like a normal woman who ovulates. It's kind of nice.