Friday, October 30, 2009

My first ultrasound

I went in today for my first ultrasound for this pregnancy.  ONE baby! Yay!  A good strong heartbeat, which I didn't expect to hear this early on, but it was AMAZING! 115 bpm. He changed my EDD to 6-19-2010. My hormones are all out of whack, I am fighting tears just typing about it. He suggested I get the swine flu vaccine, which I am EXTREMELY hesitant about.  There just isn't a lot of testing been done yet. He strongly encouraged it, saying that swine flu kills pregnant ladies. Given my occupation, my exposure to it is very high, so I bit the bullet and took it.  I couldn't live with myself if something happened to this little butterball because I was stubborn. I also had two very large cysts on my right ovary.  I have to go back in two weeks for another scan. I am a happy girl!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Love Muffin

Happy Birthday to my husband.  He is forty years old today.  I still have to go make him a cake. I am so blessed to have him in my life.  He is a wonderful husband and an amazing father. He can make me completely insane in both good and bad ways.  I cannot imagine my life without him. Happy Birthday Love Muffin!

Friday, October 23, 2009


I've been feeling funky lately.  Bored.  Blah.  A little pukey, but blah. I've gotten out of the house, did some yard work, did some cleaning, still funky. I work tomorrow. Not looking forward to it, although I am looking forward to seeing my friend. She will be there. Fernando and I have been tossing around names.  Yes, I know it's early, it takes us FOREVER to pick a name. With Mylie we were arguing after she was born and the birth certificate was filled out. Fernando likes Devon Reid, he's picked no girl names.  I like it alright. I like Rielle Malin or Rielle Hartley. He goes back and forth with it.  There is no telling what it will end up. I'm bored. I guess I'll go play Bejeweled.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

I had my first OB appointment

It was today at 1:00.  Pretty dull actually. He did a pap smear, felt around, asked me when my last cycle was, when I tested, how many tests I took. He didn't give me an official EDD.  he thinks I may have ovulated earlier than I think since I tested positive so early. I go in for an ultrasound next Friday. They didn't even take blood or anything.  I guess they do that later. It still feels good that it is official.

Friday, October 16, 2009

4 weeks

I am currently 4 weeks and 3 days pregnant. About a week ago I started having symptoms. So far I've had a headache every day. Nothing crazy bad, just a dull ache, strong enough to not let you forget it's there. Five days ago I started getting nauseated. It usually comes on after lunch which made me think it was my iron supplement doing tit to me, but yesterday I got a surprise bout of it right after breakfast. I thought that if you kept something in your belly that you wouldn't get it.  I was wrong.  I am exhausted most of the time. During the week I try to take a nap when Mylie does, at work I just suffer through it. I already have to pee a lot, and when the urge hits me ~ BAM! Oh and I am gassy, yay! I just can't wait to go to work with THAT symptom. I went to the dentist yesterday and I need a crown.  My dentist called my ob and the ob said I could have it done as long as they don't use epinephrine, and that I could have Tylenol 3.  Although my ob says it's safe it makes me nervous. My dentist says that my tooth has four fractures, not just one, and if I wait for it to break it will cost more to repair it.  I REALLY want to wait until December because I will be in my second trimester. But, with only me working right now, I can only afford so much. Speaking of working, Fernando has an interview Monday!!! I have been praying up a storm. I've enlisted all of my friends and family to pray also. That would be AMAZING! I know God will provide, he always does, it would just relax me a bit. Oh! Crazy dreams have already started. A couple of nights ago I dreamed I had triplets.  TRIPLETS! The first one, I didn't see at all, have no idea where it is. The second one I delivered and it was whisked away, the third one came out and tore me.  But they placed her on my chest.  I remember looking down at her and saying "This is my Rielle!" Then I had to search the halls and beg for someone to come and stitch me up. While being stitched I finally saw the second born, which was A LOT larger than the last. I think I had triplets because I already have two girls, and that's why the second one (whose still a baby) was so much bigger than Rielle.  Who knows. I've already started throwing out names to my family. Fernando came home and asked about Devon, eh, we'll see. I like Caliope ~ shot down fast! Once I can buy Intelligender and get a hint at what sex this little pumpkin is I'll be in serious search.  I LOVE looking up baby names.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Not Me Monday

I most certainly did not have my older child clean up my toddler's poo in the hallway because I was trying to eat lunch. I would never delegate MY responsibilities to my oldest child. I did not wear scrubs to work straight from the rack and sprayed with body spray because they were the only ones not wrinkled and I was too lazy to break out the iron. I did not re-pee on my digital test that erased the result to see what would happen, that is just icky! Jus This is an idea from Mckmama, just click on my post to be re-directed to her site to see the original Not Me Monday!What didn't you do?

Well I told people

My mother said " I wish you wouldn't tell me so soon, what if you miscarry?" Thanks mom! How very supportive of you! My friend, the one I was worried about was happy for me.  if she got upset she hid it well. My co-workers have been great so far. It still doesn't seem real. I am looking forward to my first Dr.'s visit. It's on the 20th of this month.  It amazing how quickly you forget aspects of pregnancy. Speaking of forgetting, Breastfeeding 1-2-3 at is giving away a Laugh and Learn dvd set. Just go to this link to enter to win.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

First Response Digital Gold!

My friend told me about them, so I bought two. That's right, not one, two. They were on sale. Plus $2.00 off. So I brought it home and peed on it. I anxiously awaited the three minutes. I couldn't leave it in the bathroom, I HAD to bring it into the computer room with me while I checked my email. I looked down full expecting to see a NO- but NOPE! YES+ I CANNOT believe it. I tried to calm myself down and walked outside to show my husband.  I asked him to look at it to see if he could tell if it was positive or not. He dropped it on the concrete! I nearly screamed DON'T Break It! He picked it up and looked at it. What does yes mean, then he got it.  He grinned very big.  I am SO excited! Now I have to start saving for maternity leave.

Feeling hopeful

I bought a couple of pregnancy tests at Food Depot. They are the cheapest, store brand test I have found so far, $.76. On the box it says compare to First Response and that they detect 25 ml. I don't know why I did it, but I tested yesterday.  Day 26 of a 31 day cycle, very early, I know. I'm not sure if I got a faint positive, or an evaporation line. I followed the directions to a t. Four drops of urine, wait 3 minutes, it looks barely pink, which could be evaporation. I am going to buy a real first response today.  It seems those have the best early results. I feel hopeful about this cycle, my cervix seems to be acting pregnant from what I've read. It is still soft and high, but closed, I have creamy cm in abundance, cramping everyday, and this last one is a little kookie but, my hair is curling up.  When I was pregnant with Mylie my hair went all curly on me, my husband thought I was nuts when I reminded him, but he agreed. It is also falling out a bit, it also did that before, it could be because of the Clomid though. Oh, and my husband was watching my get dressed and commented on how big my areolas look. So I feel hopeful. I don't feel quite as anxious to test with my other girls I was the same way. The test yesterday was just to do it, I didn't expect to have the results I wanted this early on. I'm saying some prayers and crossing my fingers (just to cover all bases)!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


You know this whole ttc thing really sucks. My friends seem to get pregnant at the drop of a hat.  And although most of them try to be supportive, it only helps so much. I understand it not their fault that they are fertile, it still can really ruin your day to hear that someone you love and are around a lot gets pregnant. I want to be happy for them, I really do, but it is hard. On the other foot, the few people I know that struggle also disturb me as well. I want to be able to share with them when I finally get my positive, but I notice the worry on their face and strain in their voice when they ask when i am supposed to test. I can relate to the panic. Pure frustration.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Who'd think it?

I am so amazing pleased right now. Why?  you ask.  Because I got my progesterone level results.  15.2!  Finally! Something with hope, promise. My areola's are enlarged, I SO hope that it is because we got it right this time. Only time will tell.

Friday, October 2, 2009

So much new stuff

First off, Mylie has been using her potty really well.  She peed in the potty about 6 times yesterday.  I bought her some stickers to use as a reward.  It's working well.  I am SO proud of her. Mylie is only 18 months, Talise was 2 before she really started using it. Talise got her first phone call from a boy last night. She freaked out!  She took off out the side door running towards the pear tree which she tried to climb.  She said she was really nervous as to why she went running.  She said she never thought he'd really call her. I explained to her how he probably had to build up courage to call and next time talk to him. I am going to put her in karate classes, or something of the sort. Some girls are trying to intimidate her and I want to build up her confidence so she'll stand up for herself. In fact I have to call her counselor today about that very thing. I will be so glad when she changes school next year.  this one is my least favorite of all the ones she's been to. I went in for my progesterone check today.  This is getting old fast. I hope it worked this time. Of course, I'd hoped it worked last time too.  I called the technical college about nursing classes.  They told me my core from radiology would count towards rn. All I need to do is register and take the NLN PAX. I am going to buy the study guide soon. Well, that's it!