Wednesday, June 6, 2018

34 weeks!

34 weeks with Callie Marie! Our next appointment is Monday, we will have an US & OB visit. I do have to say I am a bit frustrated with the practice we are at. They told me to select three days between my 39th & 40th week of pregnancy for a repeat c-section. So I selected July 11th, 12th or 13th. I got a call from the scheduler saying that all of those dates have no availability. So I asked the woman if I could give her other dates and her reply was, “no, I will have to wait and see if people deliver sooner or if we can squeeze you in.” 

Well, that makes me feel great. I mean I know obviously if my water breaks or if I go into labor they’ll have to address it. But it makes me feel uneasy to know that it’s all up in the air when I could have easily gotten a date and had something to look forward to going into a major surgery. 

Anyway over all this pregnancy has been great, I really can not complain. Compared to my first pregnancy with all of my cardiac arrhythmias issues, hypertension and the fluid gain in the end this pregnancy is a breeze. Just started to get to the really uncomfortable stage, you know were you feel like you may explode every time you try to put shoes on! And this week started left side sciatica which stinks but it’s not the end of the world. 

My sister and my mom are throwing Chris and I a “baby sprinkle” this Sunday, I am very excited for that! We are just about ready for her entrance. A few more odds and ends for the nursery etc plus she needs a little more time to grow in there! 

I’ll update again soon with pictures of her nursery, until next time! 

Sunday, June 3, 2018

33.5 weeks, playing catch up! 

Time flew by between my last update and now! We made it through the first trimester and now the second! I did have a few spotting scares but she is strong and healthy!

We took a Disney trip for my birthday in January! It was awesome! And we took pregnancy announcement photos there! 

Our anatomy scan went well! No issues, and had a clean fetal ECHO as well! 

Felt so relieved to reach "viability!"

We took one final Disney trip before baby girls arrival! April was a wonderful time to go! We had such a blast for our little "last hoorah," before baby!

We did a mommy and me boudoir as a surprise for Chris’s birthday! She loved it!

Look at those lips!! 😍

I did take a 33 week picture, I’ll do a better update later! 

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Bing bong

All is well so far this pregnancy. We are 8 weeks 1 day today. Started spotting brown at 6 weeks 6 days and was a bit worried. My doctor had me go to the ER and get checked out. The did a very non informative US and said the baby is in my uterus and there was heart activity. 

So until today I was pretty antsy. We had our high risk appointment and US. Little bing bong is measuring right on track with a heartbeat of 159bpm. The doctor reassured me that spotting can be very normal in the first trimester. They will be doing US every 4 weeks and starting at 32 weeks we will do NST. They said because of my weight we will have an early glucose test. And another if that one is fine when they normally do it. I’m high risk because of my history of cardiac arrhythmia and ablations. Praying for a healthy pregnancy and delivery. Here is our little bing bong today:

Monday, November 13, 2017

Baby #2 update

We had our first Beta HCG on 11/08/17 (4 weeks) and that was 90! Follow up Beta HCG on 11/10/17 (4 weeks 2 days) was 260! 

So far so good. The number doubled within 48 hours. They are both higher than they were with Reese. But this pregnancy was a whole different conception type. I feel pretty good so far. A few bouts of nausea here and there and sore breasts. But I can’t complain. I’m so thankful and blessed for this gift. And I pray that this little bean sticks and becomes a healthy new addition to our family!

We have our first OB/GYN appointment on 11/22/17 at 6 weeks. 

Monday, November 6, 2017


Well, we are pregnant! This was our fourth try! We had frozen sperm from NW Cryobank shipped to our house. We did one insemination 12 hours after my LH surge the day before we left for Disney. Chris drove with friends and took the other vial in the tank with her. And we inseminated 24 hours after the first insem. So maybe it was the Disney magic or multiple inseminations! Who knows but I got a VVFL on 9DPO just like with Reese. 

I was so tempted to tell Chris right away. BUT I waited 24 hours. Had my friend make a shirt for Reese and surprised her last night! 

It was amazing! She was so surprised and I even got the positive digital last night! My friend helped out a lot to distract her while I put everything together!

And just to make sure I took another this morning lol.