Today makes 6 weeks pregnant. The cramping has eased off a lot and has been replaced by headaches and crippling morning sickness. Whoever coined the term "morning" sickness, should be shot. I've been living off of saltines and ginger ale for days, but I did manage to get down a bowl of cereal this morning which might help. On top of that the ac has broke at our house in the middle of the worst heat wave ever. The heat index is 114 degrees and all we have are ceiling fans, which just makes me feel worse. We were lucky and kept our power through the storms though, everyone else I know in the area lost power and are being told over 24 hours before its back on. At least our house has moving air, there are a lot of miserable people out there today. :(
My ultrasound is the 6th so we are now counting down the days
Saturday, June 23, 2012
My second beta was a 70, so I was doubling every 34 hours. I had another one on Friday but I won't get the results till Monday. Everything seems to be fine so far. I haven't had any spotting but I am definitely uncomfortable. I guess it's something about second pregnancies, I look at 5 weeks what I looked like at 12 weeks with my daughter! My belly just exploded. My ultrasound is scheduled for July 6th, I can't wait!!!
Monday, June 18, 2012
I should get the results of my second beta test tomorrow morning! Definitely on pins and needles, I'm so anxious to hear my doctor say that everything is looking great. The period has officially been skipped, I should've started roughly two days ago, and the symptoms are coming in force. A lot of pulling and twinges and bloating like crazy. I could swear I am already showing, so I started googling it to make sure I'm not going insane and apparently it is very common to show early in a second pregnancy. There were multiple forums where I saw women complaining about starting to show almost immediately after they found out, some even said that was how they knew. I can tell most of what I've got is just bloat, but damn if my pants aren't starting to feel uncomfortable already. I thought I would have a few weeks but I may need to start digging out the old maternity clothes and getting them washed and ready to go. But I guess first things first....first I need to get a call from the doc. I'm feeling optimistic though, I haven't had any menstrual like cramping and absolutely no spotting. So I think it looks good.
Friday, June 15, 2012
I got a phone call from my doctor this morning about my blood test. He said the blood test came back positive, I am pregnant. My beta was only a 10 though, which worried me but he seems to think it is okay for how early I was when the blood was drawn. (About 10-11dpo) Since then I went out and bought some digital pregnancy tests because I have heard they test at higher levels so they aren't as sensitive as the others. I took one a couple hours ago and it also was positive! So now I just need to hope my numbers double like they should. I go back in for my second beta test on Monday.
Thursday, June 14, 2012
I called my doctor's office and they want a blood test to confirm so I went in this morning to get the test, I should get the results sometime tomorrow. The only thing bothering me right now is that I am terrified that this is the hcg trigger messing with me. At 9dpt I had a definite negative, no line whatsoever showed up and I even went back and found the test again to make sure, but it still has me worried. I won't be happy till I get two blood tests and I can see the numbers doubling like they are supposed to! I also had a scare this morning because I tested again and I thought it was a BFN but then saw it was just REEEAAALLY faint. So faint I was worried. So I tested again this afternoon (yes, I know, I'm addicted) and it was much darker. I'm putting up a comparison so you can see. It was the best picture I could get, but the one on the bottom looks darker in person.
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Took a test this morning and it was really confusing, looked pos but then went neg and then looked pos again after 10 minutes and I couldn't trust it. So I went out and got some FRER (first response) since its the only one I really trust and took another this afternoon. Looks like we may have another bundle on the way...
Monday, June 11, 2012
9 dpt today (so I'm probably roughly 7-8 dpo) and I finally got a BFN when I tested, so the trigger shot looks like it is fully out of my system now. I can start testing for REAL in a few days and if feels better knowing the trigger won't be screwing with my results now. Now the fun begins...
Friday, June 8, 2012
Obviously no news yet, I'm only about 6dpt, but I took a test last night and it was positive so the trigger shot is still in my system. I've had trigger in my system anywhere from 3dpt to 10dpt in the past before it was out, so I like to test to see when it leaves so I can trust any real tests I take near expected AF. Can't really trust any symptoms or anything right now because I have the trigger in my system, but I have had some cramps and twinges so I am optimistic. Fingers crossed...
Monday, June 4, 2012
Had a couple more appointments since my last post. On Saturday I got the great news that I was ready to trigger!!! (For you fertile folks, that is a shot we get of hcg that forces our eggs to ovulate) I had an 18, plus a 14,13, and 11. My doctor said the 18 will obvious ovulate and usually anything over a 12 will as well. So he thinks the 11 might have even bulked up a bit in the 14 hours that spanned between my ultrasound and my trigger shot that night and I could have as many as 4 eggs! Which is amazing! We thought we were going to have to cancel this cycle and suddenly my body just decided to work. So we triggered Saturday night and I have been pulling out all the old tricks I can still remember. Elevating the hips, just lay there or sleep as long as possible, I went out and bought a thing of preseed again since it seemed to work last time. I'm sooooo hoping this works and we don't have to do another cycle of injections. I had been taking them for so long it actually feels weird that I don't have to take a shot before bed anymore. Definitely don't miss them though, I was starting to get little bruises on my stomach from the multiple shots. Fingers crossed!!! I should be able to stay busy and not think about it tooooo much. My brother graduates in a couple weeks. We are so proud of him, he actually made it through high school and is graduating on time, autism and all. It was a long road with a lot of battles but he made it. We will be having a party at our house the day of graduation so I have a lot of cleaning and preparing to do in the next couple weeks. Hopefully it will keep me busy so I don't go analyzing every little symptom I get like I used to during the TWW. (Two week wait, waiting to take a pregnancy test) So now it's on to cleaning, buying a lot of red and black decorations, and trying not to think about babies!