Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Dec. 29 2009


We saw the Midwife today. She was great with all the humor my husband brought to the OB apt. We heard Ella's heartbeat with the doppler. She poked and prodded so much that Ella was moving quite a bit and that got her heart racing. The first reading was 152 and then another of 165 and another of 198. She is very active!
Because I've had a LEEPS procedure where they cut the tip of my cervix off due to pre-cancer cells, i will be getting ultrasounds of my cervix every 2 weeks. If there is any thinning, then they will stitch my cervix closed.
I was measuring larger for my date. We will just have to wait until Feb. 12 for our BIG ultrasound until we can see what is going on in there:) I have been feeling a lot of flutters that are getting stronger and stronger. John is very excited to feel the baby move, even though that is a ways off.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Dec. 28 2009


Today i am 13 weeks pregnant and entering my second trimester=) I called this a.m. and pushed my OB apt forward to tomorrow so that my parents from Alaska who are visiting can come along. We will hear Ella Elyse's heart beat for the first time by doppler at the appointment. We have heard her heart beat twice already by ultrasound.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Nov. 22 2009


John named our baby Ella Elyse. Ellen is his mother's middle name and it's sort of like Ella. And Elyse is his sisters middle name. So it's final and we are expecting sweet Ella Elyse July 5, 2010!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Dec. 19 2009


I have 12 more days until my next OB visit. I stopped my progesterone shots 7 days ago and feel human again. No more aching butt and i have had no ovarian pain. I kinda think i was over doing the progesterone and my body was just over loaded. The docs never know who is and who isn't producing enough to support a pregnancy, especially in IVF. So they give everyone the same dose. I'm happy and more at ease to be moving on to my 2nd trimester! It's finally sunk in that this is really happening and John and I will soon be holding a new baby girl=)

John loves my ever growing tummy and will have little conversations with baby. He says "I love coming home from 3 days of work to find you always a little bit bigger.....WE"RE HAVING A BABY (with a goofy smile on his face!" I hope we can agree soon on a name......

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Dec. 8 2009


10 weeks 1 day
I just made my level 2 ultrasound for Feb. 12 2010 @ 2pm. I was quite disappointed when they told me that their policy did not allow children under 16 to come along. This then worried me as to if my children would be able to witness the birth. So i called up OB at Kent General and spoke with a nurse. She said the sign in the front of the hospital recommends no one under 16 in the hospital as a visitor, but is only a recommendation. She said some nurses will support me and some may not and that i need to tell every Doctor that i see my intentions. My children have all witnessed each other's births and we've done IVF/microsort as a family......every one of us has done our part to bring this new one into the world! That calmed me down to hear i can and will have them present at the birth in July.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Dec. 4 2009



Dec. 4 2009           
            Today I had an OB appointment. There are around 7 doctors at my OB clinic. Today I met Dr. Wong and he is such a sweet man. He called me sweet heart just a few hundred times, listened intently, and calmed all my fears. He even brought in the in-office ultrasound, which gave us a fuzzy photo of baby who is healthy and growing. My cysts are shrinking and everything looks good=)  I had all the 1st routine stuff done like a pap smear, urine sample, blood pressure, weight check (which I have so far gained 2 pounds). We were offered an ultrasound and blood work at week 12 to scan for diseases such as Down syndrome, but we’ve opted out. So I will have another ultrasound, a level 2 that I have to schedual between weeks 15 and 18. I think I’m going to schedual it for 17 weeks so that we can get a 100% on the sex of the baby. I go back for another OB appointment on Dec. 31.