Sunday, July 31, 2011

To Mrs BabyDream

I am completely frustrated, because I am unable to post comments on other blogs. Whenever I try to post, it wants me to login, even though I am already logged in!

Anyhow, I wanted to send out a message to Mrs BabyDream at I'm really sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. Please know that I am following you, however in silence, as I am unable to post comments. Take care and I hope you are able to find a little bit of comfort in counselling.

Monday, July 25, 2011

8 Weeks and Counting

Went for another check-up and everything seems to be on track. The doctor said I'm actually 8 weeks pregnant. I thought I was a bit more further along, but I guess I calculated incorrectly. Had an ultrasound and the baby was moving its legs and arms like crazy. He/she is a busy little nugget, measuring now at 4 cm!

I still don't have any real pregnancy symptoms. At this stage, my only problem is my weight. Doctor does not want me to gain more than 1kg per month for the next 3 months, otherwise I am at risk of getting diabetes. He told me to be careful of what I eat and try to cut out the salt and sugar. This is going to be really tough, as I love to eat! I thought being pregnant meant that I can eat to my hearts content and get as fat as I want without feeling guilty...WRONG! Sheesh!

I've got another ultrasound and blood tests coming up in mid-August. Testing for chromosomal abnormalities.

Next project: turning the garage into a second bedroom. This has been a 2 year project that has been on hold due to a lack of motivation. Now we have a deadline so we've got to get cracking!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Meet and Greet

I was able to get an earlier follow-up appointment with the fertility clinic and I was able to meet my little nugget today, who measures at 17mm. . It was incredible to see the form of a teeny tiny baby with a fluttering heart. Then I heard the heartbeat, so steady and quick. Boom boom boom! Simply amazing! The second embryo that we transferred did not make it. It stopped growing at about 12mm. No explanation given, however we are happy, as we will have our hands full with at least one.

I'm about 8 weeks pregnant and I haven't felt any strong pregnancy symptoms yet, except for some sore breasts, tiredness and clothes feeling a bit tighter. I'll be going off progesterone in 3 days.

I have my first OB appointment on Monday. Can't believe this is all happening. A really exciting and unique time in our lives. At the moment, all I can do is look at the photo of our little nugget and gaze at it in awe.