13 weeks

Well, we had our repeat NT ultrasound today. It went much better than last week. Baby was still being stubborn and it took the tech a long time to get him/her in the right position but eventually she got what she needed. The tech today was fantastic. She talked us through the entire ultrasound letting us know what she was doing/looking for and reassuring us that everything looked great. A stark contrast to last week’s tech, who barely spoke to us, which unnecessarily freaked us out as we, of course, (being long-term infertiles) assumed that meant something was terribly wrong.

Anywhooo…today was a GOOD day. We finally…finally let ourselves breathe and actually get a little excited about all of this. I can’t believe at the next ultrasound we’ll be able to find out if there’s a little man or baby girl in there (not that we care in the least) – Crazy to be here. I had almost lost hope that it would ever happen for us.

And today is also my LAST day of hormone supplementation – woohoo! One more blood draw Tuesday and that should be it. I’ve definitely been feeling a bit better since weaning so I’m hoping that I’ve turned a corner and that a lot of the extreme symptoms were caused by the excess hormones I was taking.

So that’s about it for now. I’m feeling incredibly blessed as we begin our Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada. So much to be thankful for this year. Happy Thanksgiving to all of my Canadian friends and to all the rest of you, thank you for taking the time to follow me on this journey. Your support has been invaluable. I know I’ve said this before, but I wish with all of my heart that somehow, some way all of you get to the other side of this tough road.


Almost there…

The second trimester, that is.

Phew…looking forward to being done with this nerve-wracking first trimester. I hate to wish time away, especially since I’ve been waiting to experience this for so long, but the first trimester has been tough. Not just physically but emotionally as well. I have been so terrified through these past ten weeks, that I am emotionally drained. I’m hoping this will ease up a bit as I make my way into the next phase of this pregnancy.

My weaning is going well. I’m down to estrace twice daily and suppositories twice daily. No more PIO injections and no more patches! Today’s E2 level was 2643 and P4 was 33.6. What I am most excited with in weaning off the meds is that very soon there will be no more weekly blood draws! You have NO idea how frustrating these have been. Week after week of screw ups and miscommunication. It’s been beyond annoying.

I had my NT ultrasound yesterday. It was great to see the little one moving around like crazy. The scan did end up causing us a bit of worry, however – only because the tech wasn’t as chatty as past techs and so it made us worry that something was up. When I met with my OB today, however, she said that according to the report she received everything looked normal. She did say that the radiologist couldn’t get a clear picture or measurements of everything because of the postion of the little one, but she said everything they did record was normal. So she said we could either just leave it or redo the scan next week if that would make me feel better. After discussing it with her, I think I’ll repeat it – just for peace of mind.

So that’s that for now…12 weeks tomorrow – very grateful.

10 weeks

10 weeks today. Double digits – definitely a milestone.

Nausea and vomiting are still going strong – I sure hope they subside soon. Otherwise, I’m pretty good. Still pretty tired and definitely feel some aches and pains down below – I assume there’s some stretching going on but all and all, everything’s good.

My levels are still increasing. Yesterday’s P4 was 43 and E2 was 1989. I’m finally starting to wean which I think I’m more excited about than nervous. I am a little nervous though – especially with my progesterone – just because it took a lot to finally get it nice and high so the thought of decreasing my meds is a bit scary, but I trust that CCRM knows what they’re doing and I am definitely excited to finally be getting rid of some of these drugs.

In other news, we still haven’t told a sole about our pregnancy – not even our parents. We’re waiting until after our 12 week ultrasound and then hopefully we’ll finally feel a bit more comfortable about everything. Oh – wait…that’s not entirely true. I actually did spill the beans to my boss earlier this week. I didn’t want to tell him but I’ve just been having such a tough time with the nausea and vomiting lately that I thought I should fill him in. I’ve had to take a day here and there off work and have also not felt completely up to par performance-wise so K and I decided he needed to know. I’m actually super glad I told him because it gives me some more flexibility in terms of working from home if need be etc.

I think that’s about all my news for today. Hope everyone’s doing OK.