Today I am 6 weeks! This morning was our first ultrasound and we were able to see the little “nubs’ along with the heartbeat! Such a great feeling! Dr. Garzo said all the measurements were perfect and to come back in 2 weeks. That will be my last appointment with Reproductive Partners. Kind of sad! I am “graduating” to my OBGYN. Kind of exciting!
I am still lucky enough to say I haven’t had any morning sickness so far, just drowsiness and dizziness. I heard somewhere that when a women get’s bad morning sickness and sore breasts it’s because the Progesterone and Estrogen levels are low. Who knows if that true or not but if my levels stay good then maybe I will soar through without any bad “side effects”. I hope I didn’t just jinx myself!
Tomorrow is Shane and my 4th Anniversary…What a great gift we have been given! We are headed downtown to try chef Brian Malarkey’s new restaurant Friday. Very eager for that!
My nurse called me today with my blood test results and…. I am PREGNANT!! YAY!!!!!!!! The first question I asked was “what was my beta?” The Beta Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) is a hormone excreted during the development of an embryo or fetus. She said ” well, we like to see a Beta of 50 of higher and yours is 307! Thank god…I am definitely pregnant. Then I asked her if I as having twins based on the high number but she said they couldn’t tell by that quite yet. So my next appointment is on September 8 where we will get to hear the hearbeat..and then celebrate our anniversary the next day!
I wasn’t really given any other advice other than to keep my excercise low impact and to stay away from sushi! Sounds easy enough 😉 I was also given the option to switch to Progesterone suppositories instead of the injections but I decided to stick with the injections, I have made it this far so why not? At least for a few more weeks! I will keep this blog going throughout my pregnancy….ahh I can’t believe it’s real!
It’s 4 days post embryo transfer and I have been on an emotional roller coaster. All the wondering and what ifs are getting to me. I am doing my best to clear my head and remember it’s all the hormones in me but it’s hard to do. Tomorrow is my progesterone level test and I can’t stop thinking about what the results will be and what they will mean. I don’t want to be around anyone other than a few friends and family that know what we are going through. I feel like hiding out! That sort of concerns me, I don’t want to sink into a depression but that is sort of what it feels like.
I managed to get outside for a bit to read in the sun today , although it is HOT out there…would be a great day for a pool. In a few hours I am headed to acupuncture which is a very relaxing place to be. I am looking forward to the Dr. giving me the OK for some walking. I think I would like to walk out by the water or even on the treadmill, I am hoping that will lift my mood. Don’t have much more to write about today. Going to work after my appointment tomorrow, maybe that will help take my mind off things!