24 Week Bumpdate

So this has been floating around Facebook.

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Funny right? I thought so, then after a few minutes I wanted to comment on the picture and ask them if they wanted to give us some money for all our “catching” doctor visits.

I didn’t, just so you know. I am well aware that the general population has limited interest in my reproductive history. But what can I say, I lost my gynecological shame years ago. Infertilty can turn a woman brazen, hell I will pretty much open my legs for anyone in a white coat.

What the hell did she just say?

I thought about posting this.

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I didn’t, just so you know.

24 weeks pregnant = 6 months right? I am pretty sure but I’ve never been good at math. For the most part I am feeling pretty good. I have been getting some more contractions and some side and back pain when I am on my feet for awhile. . But it goes away when I put my feet up so that’s good. I am finding it harder to keep my balance while working out but I haven’t fallen over in front of anyone yet.Other than that not much has changed.

I am eager for my next ultrasound to check on the previa, if the Dr. could lift my pelvic rest restrictions, that would be great. Also if they could confirm that these contractions aren’t doing any harm that would help ease my mind.

Only a kajillion days to go.

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The Sono Talk

Today was my saline sonohysterogram. I was told to  show up at the office with a full bladder, and as I was sitting there waiting, wishing I hadn’t drank that last sip of water the past came rushing back. All the memories of sitting there waiting for blood tests, IUI’s, ultrasounds, more blood tests, more IUI’s. There were a lot of people in the office and a few women were leaving in tears. This is heavy stuff and I felt for those women whom just learned something negative, whatever it may be.

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After a quick ultrasound the sono began the same way a pap-smear does. Then a thin flexible catheter is inserted through the opening of the cervix, so that the catheter lies within the endometrial cavity. A small amount of sterile saline is introduced into the endometrial cavity through the catheter. This saline distends the endometrial cavity, allowing better assessment of the contour and shape of the endometrium, checking for polyps and fibroids as well. He said all looked great and we were ready to proceed. The nurse gave me an antibiotic just to ward off any infection, better safe then sorry since they did enter foreign objects inside me. <–I don’t think that is correct DR. lingo but that is all I had. The worst part of this procedure is that all the saline that made it’s way inside, eventually finds its way out. Isn’t this romantic?

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Now I wait for cycle day 1, that is when I will start on an estrogen patch for 84 hours. On day 3, I go into the office for another ultrasound to make sure everything still looks good. This being a frozen transfer, it’ s a new protocol then our fresh transfer, so I’m not sure what will come next. For now I wont stress about it. I have a vacation coming up which I intend to enjoy to the fullest.

Since Kaili is still a little sick I didn’t want to take her to school, and there was no way I was going to take her to the Dr. with me. Luckily her uncle Brian was available to watch her. Looks like they had a fun time.

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Someone got ahold of an iPhone
Someone got ahold of an iPhone