Thursday, November 27, 2008

So much to be thankful for

But I'll sum it up with a photo. This is hopefully the last of its kind...


Friday, November 21, 2008

I think we're having a baby...

Here's today's u/s picture. I have more (to show family) but the lighting this afternoon is difficult and I can't get a clear shot of them easily. Everything is fine, the Dr. even saw 'boy parts' (even though we already knew that). The most hysterical part was that she said his arms seemed rather long. D has what I call "monkey arms". Great for reaching things behind the sofa w/o having to move, great for swimming, bad for buying shirts and sweaters. :-) As long as the kid doesn't get daddy's feet or mommy's teeth, it's all good.


My weight is strangely back up to where it was at my 1st appt. I guess our scale was off at home. I think the m/s might be on it's way out. I seem to have a bad day every 3-4 days, then a recovery day, then a day or 2 of OK days. Evenings are still touch and go, much to D's dismay, since that's the only time I really get to see him.

Next appt is Dec. 22, right before Christmas! And if you can believe *that*, the appt after that will be the 'big' anatomy scan when normal people usually find out if they're having a boy or girl. I'm kind of liking all of this happening around the holidays because holiday crap is a nice distraction. I might even be wild and crazy and put up a Christmas tree this year. OK, if one goes up, it'll be a smaller 7' one, not the gigundo 12' we usually have. Fake, of course (I'm deathly allergic to pine).

Yesterday I was out shopping with a friend and she was picking up her kids' Xmas pictures. Another lady was there w/ a 6mo baby boy getting his pics taken. C was all excited and exclaimed, "Look!!! You'll have one of *those* next year!!!"
I think I might be beginning to believe it. Maybe....

Monday, November 17, 2008

expectations and unexpectations

Up to 5lbs lost so far. This is a pretty sucky 'diet'. I'm assuming everything is OK with the baby, I have no reason to think otherwise. I have an u/s appt on Friday morning. This would be #4 in case anyone is keeping track, and this is from my 'regular' OB, too! She has been really nice so far. We need to talk about testing on Friday. I don't know if we should do an ultra-scan, NT scan, CVS or anything like that. While we do know the embryos were genetically perfect going into this, something could have happened in the whole cellular division process... just not sure on how to proceed with that.

In other surprising news, I recently went to Babies R Us (had to buy a shower gift) and Destination Maternity (looking for a bella band) stores and did NOT immediately burst into flames. It seems awfully strange to think that people might think I'm one of those 'fertile' people. While yes, I am pregnant (still amazing to write), the road to get here was LONG and HARD and is not something I am going to forget anytime soon. It's as much a part of this baby's Story as anything else. Here's the lab you were created in, here's the lovely doctor that got mommy pregnant w/ you. Here you are when you were just thawed, and look, just hatching, too! Awww... that sort of thing.

As for the upcoming Holidays... I think back to last year and the limbo between our 2 spectactularly failed IVFs and our search for answers which lead us out to Denver and CCRM. It SUCKED.

Here's to hoping this is the last year the dogs are featured on our Christmas cards...

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

on Creation

So, at church on Sunday (we actually made it!) the pastor guy was talking about how when children were conceived it was a miracle of God, etc. Something about his conversation made it sound like conception was 'mysterious'. I instantly thought to myself, well, we *know* when ours were created, and could probably narrow it down to a couple of people in a lab in Colorado! That made me smirk, but you can't exactly back-talk at church about those sorts of things. As much as ART is a part of our daily lives, a lot of people have *issues* with the whole god factor.
As an aside, I dream of sending CCRM cute pictures of our baby wearing a onesie that says something really smart like "my mommy and daddy made me at CCRM" with "I heart Dr Surrey" on the butt or something equally obnoxious.
Today marks the start of the 'double digits'. Almost as eventful as going from 9y/o to TEN but slightly less climactic. I marked the day by letting one of my friends start a registry for me. You see, if she does it then I'm not jinxing anything. I might be a *little* more optimistic, but I'm not stupid!
*** ETA: David says I missed the point completely about the sermon, and that CCRM should include a free onesie with all the $$ we paid them to cycle. Heh.

Sunday, November 9, 2008


Ok, so this is a cheater post... just a fun little list that's going around the blogworld. I'm not going to tag anyone, but feel free to join in. Only rule is the answers have to be mostly) one word.

1. Where is your cell phone? upstairs
2. Where is your significant other? here
3. Your hair color? red
4. Your mother? calling
5. Your father? caring
6. Your favorite thing? pets
7. Your dream last night? trying not to puke
8. Your dream/goal? baby
9. The room you’re in? man room
10. Your hobby? 'putering
11. Your fear? no baby
12. Where do you want to be in six years? no idea
13. Where were you last night? here
14. What you’re not? skinny
15. One of your wish list items? baby
16. Where you grew up? Columbus
17. The last thing you did? eat
18. What are you wearing? loungewear
19. Your T.V.? small
20. Your pet? sleeping
21. Your computer? mac
22. Your mood? nauseous
23. Missing someone? grandma
24. Your car? odyssey
25. Something you’re not wearing? shoes!
26. Favorite store? restoration hardware
27. Your Summer? Denver
28. Love someone? definitely
29. Your favorite color? lots
30. When is the last time you laughed? today
31. Last time you cried? last week

Friday, November 7, 2008

Under the radar

Ok, so I haven't posted the picture from Monday. It's been one of *those* weeks. I got the phenergan on Monday evening and took one Monday night. I felt like a MILLION BUCKS on Tuesday, so *of course* went to the mall with one of my friends. But it has been down hill since then. I'm not only exhausted, but I just might puke any minute. Ugh. I don't think I've puked since Sunday, but don't quote me on that. I am now not so thrilled by these new meds. So far the highlights of my week involve food. I had a slice of pizza on Tuesday, a peanut butter and honey sandwich yesterday, and half a hamburger for lunch today. Other than that I've been subsisting on teddy grahams, applesauce, chex mix and any liquid that doesn't seem too nasty at the moment.

This really does feel like food poisoning. I hear there's another diagnosis brewing, but you know, that could be a rumor! ;-)

Monday, November 3, 2008

The blob moved!

This morning's appointment went well. We saw the blob/baby right away, and I was completely blown away when the blob MOVED. Think gummy bear w/ little moving arms and legs. AMAZING.
Ok, so I can kind of believe I might be pregnant now. Still not so sure on this all resulting in an actual live baby, but hey, one day at a time.
I did get some meds for the all-day-sickness. Phenergan. It's rumored to cause tiredness, which you all know I don't need any help in the sleep department. I'm a bit nervous to take it, as I really don't need to be sleeping 18 hours a day. The dogs need to go out, you know! So, we'll see if that works at all. *shrug*. Oh, and I lost 2 lbs. Greaaat.
I *do* have pics from this morning, but haven't taken photos of them yet. I'll post them here when I do. I promise!