Sunday, May 6, 2012

Long Overdue Update

Sorry I have been away for so long friends. 

Still in a really weird place with this pregnancy and actually am feeling guilty about it. Things are going great! I have no reason to believe this might not be my take home baby... but I am still holding my breath. I still am not opening any What to Expect books and still don't talk about it. That makes me feel guilty. Guilty that all I do now when I blog here is question what is happening. What I have worked so hard for. I know I will get more comfortable as time creeps on. As we keep passing milestones during this exciting time. Just for now focusing on the little steps we have been making and putting one foot in front of the other each day. 

Again so sorry to have gone missing. Thank you for still being here. 

Now for some fun updates! 

  • Today I am 15 weeks pregnant! OMG! We passed a huge milestone at 12 weeks when I officially became the furthest along in any of my pregnancies! So glad our little nugget is still hanging in there!
  • I graduated from my RE at 12 weeks! Goodbye Dr. Cold and hello Dr. Confident (my ob - more on him later). The day of my last appointment with them was also my birthday! I brought the staff Sprinkles cupcakes which of course were a hit and even ordered a couple extra for the hubby and I. They even tweeted(?) a pic of us saying congratulations... do I look exhausted or what? Lol. 
The Famous Sprinkles Cupcakes!
Tweet about our 12 week graduation from RE!
  • Along with graduating at 12 weeks... I also got to finally drop the progesterone injections and estrogen patches! Dropped them cold turkey. I was terrified but all was fine. So nice not having to deal with those. Still on my daily Lovenox (blood thinner) injections which are a pain (literally), those will continue the whole pregnancy. The bruises on my belly are so gross. Haha. No bikinis for me anytime soon. Lol. 
  • I had a birthday! Turned 34 on April 20th. It was a nice b-day. Hubby and I went to the San Diego Wild Animal Park on that Saturday and just enjoyed walking around and seeing the animals. That is just one of my favorite things to do. Love me some animals. 
  • We have begun telling people. Not the general public... definitely not on fac.ebook or anything. But we told his mom and siblings (who have no clue the struggles we have been through to make this happen). My mom and dad already knew but we did also tell my siblings grandparents, a couple aunts/uncles and close cousins. So slowly but surely the word is leaking out. I can't say when I will feel comfortable enough for a fac.ebook announcement but we definitely joke about just posting pics of our baby when he/she finally arrives. I am not much of a fb'er anyway so waiting till then would work for me! Haha 
  • I have an OB doctor! This is exciting. Found a great guy that is a part of the hospital we would want to deliver at and have had a few appointments with him already. He is great. I have named him Dr. Confident. At my last appointment with him he got a real sense of my fear and uncertainty about this pregnancy and stated... "Denise, there are a lot of things to still worry about but a miscarriage isn't one of them. Start embracing what's happening here and lets start planning a nursery." Uhmm... did he just say the m-word? and wow did he just tempt fate or what? While I appreciate his confidence... I am still nervous. I do get what he was trying to say and am working on letting go of the fear. The hardest part of transitioning from the RE to the OB is the complete lack of appointments. I was used to weekly appointments for the first 12 weeks (w/ ultrasound) and now get one just once a month (which doesn't even include an ultrasound!) Crazy. 
  • NT scan went great! Had my NT Scan just last week and it went well. Baby cooperated and the (not very nice tech/nurse/whoever) was able to get all the pics she needed and indicated our risk for Down's, Spinal Bifida, etc was low. Like 1 in 17k or so. We had done PGD on the embryos in advance so we had an idea everything would come back negative/low risk but I couldn't give up a chance to see the baby!
  • 70% a boy. At our last ultrasound (13weeks) the tech decided to see what she could see for the sex of the baby and thought it might be a boy! It was of course super early and I am not counting on it at this point but she did say... 70% chance it's a boy. Maybe knowing for sure will help me start connecting with the little nugget. I go in for my anatomy scan on May 24th and should get a more definite idea then! So exciting! We would be ecstatic with either but I have always seen myself with a boy.
I think that is a decent update for now. I really need to get cracking with documenting some of my symptoms, crazy dreams I have been having and other pregnancy related items. Might even be time to do a "bumpdate" (eeeep). We shall see. One step at a time. Haha. 

Again, I can't say it enough... so sorry for my hiatus and thank you for still being here and supporting me during my journey. 

P.S. Congratulations to all the recent BFP's on my blog roll! So excited for all of you!
Alissa at MissConception
Lanie at Unruffled Lanie
Her Royal Fabulousness at Waiting for Little Feet
Belle at Scrambled Eggs
Hope I haven't missed anyone. So sorry if I have!

I leave you with my favorite pic of the little nugget! 


  1. Oh, my goodness, "he's" cute! Look at those little legs!

    I'm glad to hear you are doing well, and Happy late Birthday!

    We went to the wild animal park last August, it was so neat!

    Thanks for the thorough update! :)

  2. What a fabulous update!! Happy belated birthday to you! Sounds like you're right on track for your long-awaited take-home baby and the U/S is adorable :). Thanks for the shout out! xoxo

  3. Yay for graduation!!! And happy belated birthday! I hope that it was a wonderful one.

  4. I am so glad you are starting to blog about your 'nugget'. I know better than you know about the complicated pregnancy feelings. Afraid everything will jinx you, worried about posting updates and hurting other bloggers, and not feeling connected to the pregnancy the way you would expect. IF and loss really do a number on us don't they?
    I am so happy and excited for you and can't wait to hear the news about the sex. I think if the tech thinks it's a boy, it probably is. A baby penis is more obvious. :)

  5. so happy to hear all is going well!!! enjoy every minute, it will go by so quickly!

  6. Congratulations on graduation from the RE to the OB!

  7. Glad to see you back! We missed you! Congrats on 15 weeks and graduating to your OB! Wow time flew! Happy to hear everything is going well and Happy Birthday!!!

  8. Hey! Sorry I have been reading on my phone which doesn't lend well to commenting, but meaning to stop by and say congrats. Baby looks perfect, I love how he has legs!!! I haven't seen any ultrasounds yet where our baby appears to have anything other than little strings for legs. It sounds like all is well and you will have your take home baby in October. Can't wait. Also can't wait for the bump pics!
    Glad to hear you love your doppler too, I wish I did, it just takes me too long to find baby and then I second guess whether it really is the baby. I can't wait until they start moving, I imagine that must make it all so much more real. So excited to be headed your way next week, I hope the weather co-operates!