Above is how we announced baby #3 to our friends. Pretty funny if I do say so myself.
Here is all my thoughts from the past couple of weeks....
Sunday, May 18th, 2014
So here we are again...just got a super faint positive at 3 weeks 4 days. I'm still skeptic so I'm going to retest in a few days to see if this really is pregnancy #4.
Monday, May 19th, 2014
Re-tested in the morning and got another faint, but darker positive. For the past 4-5 days I haven't been able to sleep and I usually have no problems sleeping during the day. Plus it was rainy all week making it perfect daytime sleeping conditions. The sleep situation was my first clue something was up.
|Top one is from Monday.|
Wednesday, May 21st, 2014
Yesterday I called and got blood work scheduled for this morning to get all my hormone levels checked since I miscarried back in March. My HCG came back at 54 mIU/ml and progesterone was only 12 ng/ml. They are starting me on Prometrium (progesterone) 100mg once a day for the rest of my first trimester. They like to see this number above 20 is what the nurse said when they called with the results.
Friday, May 23rd, 2014
Got my blood drawn again to check on how my levels are progressing. My HCG was 201 and progesterone was 21!! Don't know how much is to contribute to the medicine kicking in or maybe just I was just having a slow start. We scheduled a ultrasound for exactly 7 weeks, which is only about 2 weeks away so hoping time goes by quick.
Wednesday, May 28th, 2014
5 weeks exactly and first trimester symptoms decided to rear their ugly head. Also I think this one is a boy. The progesterone tablets doesn't make things better because a side effect is drowsiness. So combined with regular pregnancy exhaustion I just want to sleep all the time.
Monday, June 9th, 2014
So I have been trying to keep my mind off of things, which is easier said than done. I've decided I really need to start a dream journal because I have the craziest pregnancy dreams. Only 48 more hours until my ultrasound.
Tuesday, June 10th, 2014
Less than 12 hours until my ultrasound. Work is going to drag by tonight.
Wednesday, June 11th, 2014
5:00am I think I'm miscarrying again. The severe double over in pain cramps have started. I can hardly move.
12:00pm Well didn't miscarry.....yet. I'm still really skeptical. Thankfully the severe cramps only lasted for about an hour and last time they lasted off and on for over a day. So hoping it was just normal cramping. My doctor didn't really have an answer either way. The baby measured right at 7 weeks, which is where I should be and our due date will be January 28th. The heartbeat was 116. We go back in another 3 weeks(at 10 weeks) for another ultrasound. We will also be having the progenity test done at this time due to Robby's family history. Although I know the test mainly focus on genetic abnormalities. Before we just had a high/low risk test done, but I guess this is the new improved version of that test. I should get more information on the actual test at my next appointment. Anyway this one can also tell you gender since it looks at the babies DNA that is floating around in my blood. Also my doctor said I could stop taking my progesterone tablets once I'm 8 weeks next week.
Wednesday, June 18th, 2014
My aunt is kinda psychic and has predicted the genders of both kids correctly thus far. This time around she says I'm having twin boys...so lets hope she's wrong on this one.
|8 weeks and already huge!!|
Pretty positive I have been feeling the baby move sporadically the last couple of nights. I'm 9 weeks today and I know a couple of other people who have felt movement this early when they have had multiple pregnancies.
Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014
Finally 10 weeks!! My appointment went great and the heart rate was 171. I go back for another appointment in 2 weeks and they took my blood for the progenity test which should be back in 7-10 days. It's crazy to think we could know gender before I'm even 12 weeks!!!