Friday, February 20, 2009

Fun Friday!

I went back to the Dr. today and (drum roll please!) we saw a heartbeat! It was so AWESOME! I started crying. Each little milestone just makes me more and more excited. We are going to tell M today after school and C's parents this weekend. We bought M a book today about being a big brother. I think he will really like it.
We did not get to have M's baptism last Sunday because he woke up with a fever and upset stomach. So we have rescheduled for March 1, a day before my birthday. What an awesome gift, to see my baby boy baptized for my birthday. You can't beat that! M has baseball tryouts tomorrow and I hope he does well. He is excited about it and we are looking forward to it also. I always love to watch his games.
A few prayer requests: my friend Ashley had IUI this week. Now she plays the waiting game and will find out in a few weeks if it took or not. Please be in prayer for her. Her and her husband have been trying for a few years and have longed for a family of their own. Also, a little girl in M's class lost her mother in a car wreck this week. The little girl's name is Sadie. Please pray for these families. I also have a prayer request about my job. It does not seem worthwhile for me to work after the baby arrives because of the cost of childcare for both kids, I will not be bringing home very much. I am toying with the idea of keeping kids in my home. Actually, C and I have been praying about it and God is opening doors for me to lean more towards this decision.
Also, I have been totally exhausted this week. By lunch time everyday, I feel like I need I nap. I also have been nauseated ALOT. When I eat and when I don't. The Dr. gave me an antinausea medicine today and I plan on using it. C will vouch for me being a mega witch. I have had a few breakdowns this week. I've mostly been worrying about the future and the whole job thing. I've cried at least twice this week and talked pretty hateful to C for no reason. My hormones are out of control. BUT, I wouldn't trade what I'm feeling for ANYTHING! God has blessed us beyond measure.
I will post the reactions we receive from family and friends when we tell them the great news this weekend.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Baby Fincher

So, I haven't posted in a few days but things have been great! I went to the Dr yesterday and my HCG was 2800. So the nurse called and asked when I wanted to do an ultrasound. Of course, I wanted to say I can be there in 45 minutes, but we waited till today. At first the sonographer had trouble seeing anything which totally freaked me out. My uterus is tilted so that was part of the problem. She finally saw the little pea. He/she is just a sac right now, but is growing. They said everything looked great and we go back Fri Feb 20 for another ultrasound. Hopefully, we will see a heartbeat then. My left ovary is still measuring 10cm and the right 6cm from the hyperstimulation. I can't really tell anymore. I guess I've gotten use to it.
Anyway, I feel so blessed. God knows what we can handle and we are so happy and grateful that we have one little miracle growing. I am so looking forward to telling M and the grandparents. Just a few more weeks and then I'll be able to spill the beans. This is the hardest secret to keep.
I have felt pretty good so far. I have been a little more tired than usual and a little crampy, but nothing major. I told C the other night I was worried because I haven't had morning sickness. He said to quit trying to find something to worry about and enjoy it. He's right! I was sick with M the first 4 months all day, everyday. I should be thankful I'm not sick.
On another happy note, M gets baptised this Sunday. Praise God! He is only 7 and loves the Lord so much already! I pray he will always love the Lord and continue to grow in his faith all of his life. He is such an awesome kid.
One more thing, we got pictures today at the ultrasound. We had 3 total and C asked if he could take one to work to hang on his toolbox. I thought that was so sweet. He is such a good man and I certainly don't tell him that enough. Hope you all have a blessed week!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood!

Good morning all! Hope everyone had a great week. I am getting ready to take M to ride horses today. I am so excited! We are going to a birthday party at a horse arena. M is excited too. He said, "You know Mommy, Indiana Jones rides a horse and wear his hat. Can I take my Indiana Jones hat with me............and my whip?" Of course, I said yes to the hat and NO! to the whip. It is a beautiful day and I am so looking forward to spending some time outside.
I have been feeling pretty good. Just the usual stuff. I had a horrible dream last night that I started bleeding and was having a miscarriage. I guess my fears are coming out. Since Matthew was a twin and I lost the other baby in the first trimester, I guess I have a fear of something going wrong with this one. I just praise God that I am pregnant! It sounds so weird to say, but so awesome. I can't wait to tell our families and M.
So, I go back to the Dr Mon for lab work. Please pray that my numbers continue to rise as they should. Yesterday the Dr's office called and said I had a UTI. I thought it was so weird for them to be calling me on Fri when I was there Mon. Anyway, I am taking an antibiotic and plan on asking why it took them 5 days to call me with the results of the urinalysis. I hate taking any kind of "extra" meds. I am such a freak and have already looked it up to see what FDA category it falls in for pregnancy. Maybe I am a little OCD when it comes to pregnancy and the things I consume, food or meds.
Please pray for my good friend, Ashley who just started Gonal-F injections and will do IUI soon. She has wanted a child of her own for so long and has been so supportive of me.
I will attempt to post some pics sometime this weekend. The family computer genius, C, will have to help me. I will post lab results on Mon. Have a wonderful weekend!
I Samuel 1:27 "I prayed for this child, and the Lord has granted me what I asked of Him."

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Good News

So, yesterday I went back to the Dr for my labs to be rechecked. My HCG came back at 216.3. The nurse said they want it to double every 3 days. On Friday, mine was 57. On Monday, it was 216.3. PRAISE GOD! I don't go back again till next Monday. I am so happy things are going so well. It's almost still unbelievable.
I also want this blog to keep a record of how I'm feeling throughout this pregnancy. Seeing as how I am almost 32 (Mar.2) and I might not be getting pregnant again, I want to savor every feeling and thought I have throughout this journey. So, I have actually been feeling pretty good. I have a few cramps throughout the day, nausea occasionally, sore boobies, and constipation (TMI, I know). I feel bloated though. I had just gotten into the size clothes I was in before I got pregnant with Matthew. I was in them for 2-3 months and now I am back up one size. Believe me, I am not complaining. I wouldn't trade where I am right now for the world.
As soon as I figure out how to post pics and Dr up my blog, I will. I might have to get C to help. He is the computer expert of the family. By the way, C has been so awesome. I could not ask for a better husband. Since the whole hyper stimulation event, he has cleaned the house several times, done the laundry, and continues to cook almost every night. I have a wonderful husband and he takes such good care of me and M. I thank God for him.
I will update again in a few days. I think I will start posting a Bible verse at the end of every blog too. And, I plan on adding the song my blog is based soon. It is called "Everything Lies on Hope" by Addison Road. They are an awesome Christian group and I encourage you o look them up.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

A new beginning

So, I've never done this before and really don't enjoy writing. I thought, however, I would use this blog to keep up with our journey through infertility and pregnancy. We went through infertility tx for 3 years and finally conceived our son in 2001. In 2003, we went back and tried IUI twice. Both times were unsuccessful.
We just finished a round of IUI (intrauterine insemination) and it was successful. Our first try in 6 years and everything went perfectly. I found out last Wednesday, Jan. 28 that my pregnancy test came back positive. I am ECSTATIC! God's hand has been totally in this and we give Him ALL the glory. We continue to pray that everything will go smoothly.
I still have some hyper stimulation from the meds but other than that, I feel really good. Tomorrow I go back to Dr. H's for my lab work and pray that my Beta HCG continues to rise. We have not told M (our son) or the grandparents, and won't until we have an ultrasound. We are trying to think of a really co way to tell them. M has been asking for a little brother or sister for the longest time. I think he will be very excited.
I will post more tomorrow with lab results.