Surprise, Still Bored

I am terrified to sneeze or cough and yet find myself doing it often. Darn allergies!!! And darn scary ER visit that began with a cough! Lol

I’m still bored but I feel good. Ready to see baby on Monday, which will be nearly 10 weeks.
Spent a lot of time thinking about my last pregnancy…I wish I could say how many weeks we were, but I just have no idea. Doc thought between 8-12 weeks…we always assumed 12 since baby had arms and legs pretty clearly defined. But my u/s on Sunday showed the same thing! So if we haven’t passed that pregnancy, we are close.
Only 18 more days until we are at 12 weeks!!

Spoke to my nurse the other day, I’m on progesterone until then. So 18 more shots…I think. And then she mentioned starting a different injectible progesterone at around 16 weeks. Great. Need to ask more questions about that.

In other news, I started looking up info on the 12 week scan and the NTD scan. Really want to ace and pass those tests!! 🙂 but it feels good to have something to look forward to.

My fridge is overflowing with food and I’m feeling loved. Tonight is chili!
Hurry up, Monday, ready to check on our peanut!!

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Feeling pretty good today! 8 weeks and 2 days 🙂 Just tired all the time. Normal.
We started gearing up for our big 12 week scan, which brought up a huge number of questions. Let me back up, what started the questions were my new hormone levels: my estradiol level dropped over 300 points. I never heard a word from Dr. H so I assumed it wasn’t as issue, but it still bothered me. And surprisingly enough, there is little info about this on Dr. Google. The focus seems to be on progesterone and hCG.
Then there was: Who does the 12 week scan? How do I schedule this scan? What should I expect to see at this scan? How many u/s will I get after Dr. H releases me? Will my hormones be monitored after stopping my meds at 10 weeks? Genetic testing?

Off to the phone with Super MJ I went! She is amazing, let me tell you. Her and Kelli are THE reason I am staying with an office that is way out of my way. She eased all my fears and answered all my questions.
Estradiol question? Normal pregnancies are around 100 so my numbers are super high and a drop/variation is nothing to worry about. They will be monitoring my levels the week I ween myself off my meds, and if anything looks abnormal they will address it.

Dr. H is certified to do the 12 week scan and then they have 2 other referring doctors. If Dr. H decided not to do my scan then they will set me up with the proper doctor and get that going soon.

The huge thing she mentioned: normally at this stage, fertility patients begin to alternate between Dr. H and Dr. C until Dr. H releases me. Which means I actually have another appointment set up on Monday! 🙂 yay!!
And given our history and Dr. C’s protective nature over our case, we will have ultrasounds every time he sees me until about 18-20 weeks and then every 4 weeks until delivery.
So yay for that!
Now I just need to figure out how my insurance and this billing situation works for pregnancy. The Atena website is of little help, besides making me anxious at the sight of all those claims. All I see are $$ signs.

Good stuff for today:
-Got to have dinner with my family and satisfy my craving for a hamburger.
-Found the perfect nursery rug: Cuteness!
-MJ rules!!!
-Kids had a good day and I rocked the grade book/all my duties
-Founds this awesome website with scans from each week of pregnancy: 1st Trimester Scans

Not So Good Stuff:
-Tummy feels yucky full even though I am not. Stupid burger
-Apparently when I am bloated I have a huge moon face (Thanks, Sis!)
-Spotting has continued since the u/s on Tuesday, which I know is normal but I hate…and I swore it had tappered off but I guess not.
-My haircut appointment for tomorrow was cancelled by my normal girl, so now I’ve got a stranger. Sadness!

Additional Symptoms: (add these to the list from Tuesday…yuck)
-started gagging on nothing…awesome

7 weeks

I know I’m going to keel over from stress. My eye started twitching today and my blood pressure was a bit high (not dangerous but high).
The good news is that my fears were disproven once again and we have a super healthy little peanut. God, I hear you. I’m a beautiful mess but this is Your’s now. I have to let go.

Heartbeat was about 130 and our peanut grew to 12.9mm- almost an inch! Peanut is measuring 3 days ahead, and we are again over the moon. Poor Barry was anxiety filled…so much so he nearly cried! We are both a mess!!

(This ultrasound at his other office doesn’t seem as clear. :P)

However, I am *not* crazy! I DO have a cervical infection. Which might be an explination for the high blood pressure but more importantly the reason for my back pain and discharge. so I’m very glad we got that taken care of.
Dr. H has become more seemingly compassionate and caring. I don’t feel so bad asking all my questions and he was so kind today. 🙂 happy panda!
We had my thyroid checked today and a few more labs. My shots will be weened down starting the 10th week so it will be nice to stop those soon.
36 needles to the booty so far!!

He said that in another 2 weeks we will have a peanut that looks way more like a baby. He also said that many women have very little symptoms like me, so not to worry.
Oh and for anyone who might be wondering, also found out that a non penatration orgasm can cause spotting.
Sorry, I’m realizing this entry is very jumbled. I’m excited but I have a major headache and I feel like I can’t think straight.

God, thank you so much for another week pregnant. For this tiny precious life!!

I need to write some new positive self talk on my mirror. Keep this “over the moon” feeling for longer than a day and stop living in between ultrasounds.