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...

8 comments:

MamaSoon said...

To many more happy Christmases...

So happy for you. Make it a cute doggie picture!

Linda said...

I've heard that a lot of pg women lose weight in the beginning, so I wouldn't worry too much about it. I know, easier said than done. Just think, this is the last Christmas that it'll be just you and DH!! :)

Cindy said...

Aw, I hope the doggies continue to be on the Christmas cards. Maybe with their ears being tugged on. :)

Rebecca said...

I'm glad your OB is being so nice. Go in for as many ultrasounds as you need to have peace of mind. (For me, that's been every week when I've been pg.)

Lost in Space said...

I am just so happy for you, Annie!! I keep coming here to remind myself that this really can happen. Thanks for sharing your journey with us.

All my best to you and your little peanut on Friday!!

Polly Gamwich said...

Amen to that, I don't even send out Christmas cards anymore. I stopped sending them 3 years ago :-( I figure - who wants to hear about my sad life? Well, on a Christmas card, I know ppl want to hear about it on a blog! Context, context.

DAVs said...

YEah, we'll be "dogging" it again on our Christmas card. But hey, our dogs are pretty cute!
Sorry about the weight loss--who knew pregnancy was the magic diet?

Lisa said...

I hope one day I'll be able to go into those baby stores and not burst into tears too. That will be one amazing moment. I'm so happy that this Chrismas will be filled with pregnant moments and next year you will finally have the baby card!