I am out of breath just showering and getting ready UGH!
SWEET BABY GIRL at 28 WEEKS!
Yes, that's her leg above her head :)
I ordered some SWANK thank you notes from EBAY.
Aren't they TOO CUTE?
$15 for 30 cards.
Now on to the exciting news... As most of you know, this is my 8th child. I have never had a baby shower for any of my adopted babies! My homeschool group moms are having my FIRST EVER baby shower for me and I could NOT BE MORE EXCITED & THRILLED! It's Saturday. I know it sounds dumb but I have always dreamed of registering for a shower & being at one-surrounded with family and friends. I took 20 minutes (as long as I can be on my feet) and registered at Target yesterday. IT FELT GOOD!
THE DOCTOR UPDATE...
I had my appointment yesterday. We did a regular sono, 3-D sono, my 28 week glucose-PASS, & 24 hour urine protein.
I won't have the results of the protein test back until today or tomorrow. That will tell the real story. The only concerning thing yesterday was the level of amniotic fluid. It is now on the lowest side of normal which is very common in pregnant moms with hypertension. They will be monitoring the fluid carefully from here on out. I am on modified bed rest until the birth of the baby and my church just emailed me that they will be brining in meals while my husband is at work.. I CRIED... WHAT A BLESSING. A blessing I would NEVER ask for but truly need.
My appointment last week went MUCH better than previous ones! YAY! My BP was 124/75. It was good for the first time EVER at my appointment! Also, my protein in my urine dipstick was negative!
The new BP med. I am on every 8 hours is really helping me to feel better although I still don't do much without getting winded and exhausted. And she still has me on modified bed rest until delivery. I am grateful for each day she stays safe inside and continues to grow! My doctor says she will not let me go full term and will be THRILLED if I make it to 34 weeks-JUST 7 WEEKS FROM NOW!! YIKES!
Hearing that got my butt in gear!!! Since I gave most ALL of my baby items-including all baby girl clothes to my 3 kids birth mother 2 years ago when she had her baby. I felt it was time to at least buy the car seat so if I go early, we are somewhat prepared! Here is the seat I ordered-its shipped and ON THE WAY! Its the Graco Snugride Infant Car Seat-ZOEY. LOVE IT!
I have my 3-D sono, 24 hour urine protein & glucose test a week from today! I CAN'T WAIT!
I disobeyed Dr's orders and took my 6 little ones to the Easter Egg Hunt and Easter Story at our church yesterday. I called ahead and got some people to help me with the kids so I could just sit with my tootsies UP. I paid for it later......felt HORRIBLE the rest of the night but it was worth it to get the kids out for a bit-plus they also provided lunch so I didn't have to. I was only gone 1 1/2 hours but BOY it felt like FOREVER. I am so bummed that I have become so LAME!
I just don't feel like doing ANYTHING but sitting on the couch with my feet up & drinking ROOT BEER. I will be SO THANKFUL when my hubby FINALLY gets here in a few hours to relieve me a bit. My energy is just ZAPPED. I get out of breath going pee.
I see the Dr. Tuesday night at 7pm and I cannot wait to talk to her...They increased my BP meds on Wednesday and I think it helped a little bit but it amazes me how just 2 weeks ago I felt fine and now I am "A TRUE COUCH POTATO."
My husband and I are embarking on the adventure and blessing of embryo adoption! We have never experienced pregnancy together so we are thrilled that God is leading us through this miraculous journey! I have one bio DD that is 19 & we are blessed with 6 adopted children and a fantastic life! I gave birth to our miracle adopted embryo girl on June 14, 2010!
"For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and WONDERFULLY MADE; your works are WONDERFUL, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body. ALL the days ordained for me were written in your book BEFORE ONE OF THEM CAME TO BE!"
OUR Embryo Adoption Journey
1990-DD born no complications 2002-Married DH & with my endo we went straight to RE & found zero sperm and adopted our children
March 2009-decide to give TTC one last shot!
April 2009-DH testicular biposy
May 2009-DH azoospermia decide to move to EA
May 2009-discouraged & decided NOT to go with NEDC-can't get in til Feb 2010
May 2009-LMP start continuous BCP's
June 6, 2009-Signed up with Miracles Waiting June 15, 2009-MATHCED! In just 9 days! With our 6 embies through MW GOD IS GOOD!
June 16, 2009-Phone consult with new RE
June 20, 2009-Donors consult with our RE
June 24, 2009-Saline ultarsound-GREAT UTERUS but 2 cysts on left ovary
July 7, 2009-started bi-weekly acupuncture
July 16, 2009-LAST BCP!!!
July 17, 2009-Meds delivered
July 21, 2009-First U/S, blood work and delestrogen shot
July 28, 2009-2nd U/S looks perfect-9mm lining and trilamenar. POSSIBLE hydrosalpinx found. If hydrosalpinx-pregnancy decreases by 50%.
July 29, 2009-Up to .3 delestrogen injection.
August 4, 2009-U/S-hydrosalpinx increased in size
August 6, 2009-FETcycle cancelled until after surgery to remove left fallopian tube
August 10, 2009-surgery to remove "jacked up" fallopian tube.
September 6, 2009-AF ARRIVES! September 24-baseline u/s lab
September 25-last BCP
September 29 & October 2-.2 delestrogen
October 5-u/s lab 8mm lining estrogen 392
October 6 & 9- .25 delestrogen
October 12-u/s lab 9.2mm lining progesterone 0.2
October 16-repeat u/s 12mm lining progesterone 0.4
Oct0ber 13 & 16-delestrogen
October 17- add 1 cc progesterone injection, docycycline, medrol, baby aspirin
October 18-2cc progesterone for the duration
OCTOBER 22, 2009-FET of 1 5AAA hatching blast and 1 4AAA expanded blast.
OCTOBER 27, 2009-first beta 14! I'm PREGNANT!
EDD- July 10, 2010
November 2nd-2nd BETA 196!
November 4th-3rd BETA 331!
November 6th-4th BETA 920!!
November 16th-1st ultrasound-1 PERFECT HEART BEAT HEARD!
JUNE 14, 2010 OUR ANGEL ARRIVED 1 month early at 5lb. 15oz! WELCOME TO THE WORLD BLAKELY!
2WW: Two-week wait (the time from embryo implantation until you can take a pregnancy test) AF: Aunt Flo (your period) BCP: Birth Control Pills BFN: Big Fat Negative (test result) BFP: Big Fat Positive (test result) CD: Cycle day (what day of your cycle you are on) DH: Dear Husband EA:Embryo Adoption ED: Embryo Donor EDD: Expected Due Date (pregnancy) FET: Frozen Embryo Transfer FMU: First morning urine hCG: Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (pregnancy hormone) HPT: Home Pregnancy Test IF: Infertility IVF: In Vitro Fertilization OTD: Official Testing Day PG: Pregnant POAS: Pee On A Stick PUPO: Pregnant Until Proven Otherwise RE: Reproductive Endocrinologist TTC: Trying to conceive US: Ultrasound