The Journey to a Little One to Call Our Own

One gal's experiences dealing with IF, pregnancy, the birth of our first son, parenthood, and doing it all over again with our second son... here is our journey.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Wow, It's Been Awhile...

I have been SO absent from blogging, and I am sorry.  Long, long, long story made short... my mother was admitted to the hospital on June 11, and is still in the ICU.  It's a long, detailed story that I won't get into on my blog, but I have been at the hospital every day since.  The hospital she is at is about 75 minutes from my house, so on top of balancing Max, work, and visiting my mother, I have literally had NO TIME.  Mom will be fine... she is hopefully on her way to recovery, but it's been a crazy ride.

I am so far behind that I haven't had time to post about my ultrasound!  So, between visits at the hospital with my mother, Mr. D and I escaped for a little while to go to another hospital (where my OB's office is) for our ultrasound last Friday, 6/15.  After getting situated in the stirrups with the internal ultrasound device, we got to see our little bean :)  He or she was measuring 6 weeks, 3 days (exactly what I had estimated based on my ovulation and BD dates).  And - the best part - there was a heartbeat :)  116 bpm.  I asked if that seemed low (Max always ranged from 130-160s), but she said for someone in their 6th week, 116 bpm is pretty good.

So, it is official... there is a little bean growing inside, and I could not be more excited.  With my mother being hospitalized, time is going pretty quickly, which is sort-of nice.  My #1 focus right now is my mother (and Max, of course), so I haven't been dwelling on every single day of pregnancy like I did with Max.  Whatever is to be is to be and I believe that God will take care of us... I trust that things will work out if they are supposed to.

So, there's the report :)  Next up: 10 week appointment on July 10.

Estimated due date = February 5, 2013

I have been following along on my friends' blogs, but haven't been able to comment while in the hospital waiting room.  I will try to get to commenting this weekend!

Happy weekend to everyone :)

Mrs. D

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Beautiful Weekend Days

Wow... the weather here in MN has been GORGEOUS!  It was 92 degrees today, sunny with a warm breeze.  While Max took a nap this morning, I sat out and just soaked in the warmth.  I just love summer :)

Life has been good - it was a great weekend, and we're already on to a new week.  Crazy how the weekend days fly by.  I am usually so bummed on Sundays that tomorrow will start a new work week, but this week, I am ready to get the show on the road... only 5 days until our ultrasound!  I am just praying that our little bean is safe and sound in there, with a strong heart beating away.  I have a really busy, meeting-packed week, so I am hoping the time flies.

As far as symptoms go, I haven't felt super tired like I did during my first trimester with Max.  I am definitely a bit more tired, but I remember literally being exhausted and in bed by 7 pm the first time around.  Maybe it's because I don't have that option this time... I want to be awake in the evenings as long as possible so that I can spend time with my little man.  My boobs don't hurt nearly as much as I remember the first time, either... maybe it's because my boobs don't feel anything sensitive anymore after a breast reduction 10 years ago and attempted breastfeeding for a month?  Of course, I dwell on all of this... does my lack of symptoms (or lack-there-of) mean something bad?

I know every pregnancy is different, but I am driving myself crazy.  I just want to see our new little one and am praying that he/she is healthy, alive, and growing.

I'll post once I learn more after our Friday ultrasound.

Hope everyone is enjoying the weekend, and wherever you are, I hope the weather is as beautiful as it is here.

Mrs. D

Friday, June 1, 2012

Beta #2

Beta #2 = 803


We are on the right track!  Next up... ultrasound on Friday, 6/15.  Doctor said two weeks is perfect - hopefully we will be able to see and hear a heartbeat.  Until then, I am on the 2WW... :)

We are blessed.  Most definitely.

Happy weekend!
Mrs. D

P.S.  KKasun... I've been trying to comment, but my screen keeps locking up on me on your site!!  No idea why... I'll figure it out.  Avery is ADORABLE!