Wednesday, October 28, 2009


Today we had our first ultrasound and with my Hubby by my side, we saw our little peanut with it's heart beating at a wonderful 113. We are 6 weeks and 2 days today and this news could not be more sweet. I am a blissed out little lady. The only downside of the appointment was being told that my ovaries are the size of grapefruits...each. Kind of uncomfortable. They should go down soon and everything will be fine, just a little sore. Next ultrasound is on November 11th.

Some changes will be happening to my blog. I have thought a lot about keeping it just here and making a new blog for my pregnancy, but I want to keep everything together. I started this blog when things started getting really tough. That was my journey... is my journey and I will never forget this part of my life. I have met some wonderful women suffering from IF and conquering IF and I hope to keep in touch with them throughout.

So it is with a cautious heart that I will now start to blog about my pregnancy and our little Ru. These next months should be fun :)

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Monday, October 19, 2009

100th Post... and it is a Doozy!

How much of a coincidence is it that my 100th post on this blog is my official announcement of being pregnant!? My beta today came back at 695 and the office is very happy with that number. Sure it could be higher, but I just seem to be a slower number climber. I am so terribly happy. I just keep saying it over and over again.... I am pregnant. Wow! I go in for my first ultrasound on October 28th and hopefully we will see then how many are taking residence inside my ute. :) I can't wait to see Baby Ru on the big screen.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

All signs point to yes :)

Monday morning I woke early and went into the bathroom to test. It came back positive in less than 3 minutes. The feeling was absolutely amazing to be able to tell Tyler as he came up to me and tell him that I really am pregnant. The test said so :) I had to make sure it didn't have a "not" in front of the pregnant. I am still in shock. Beta #1 came in at 107.

Wednesday I went back for another blood test and things were a little different. My beta came back at 174. It didn't quite do what it needed to, but was close. They want me to come back in Monday just to make sure everything is OK. I have been getting sick daily since last Wednesday and my belly is all bloated from minor OHSS. I just can't believe that it worked. I can only hope for good things to come in the next weeks.

We are not announcing to friends or extended family until we hear a heartbeat and maybe even longer than that. If you know me in real life and see this, please keep it quiet. I want to be careful and make sure everything is good first. Thank you all so much for your good thoughts and prayers. Love you!

Saturday, October 10, 2009


I have been throwing up. Just a little... but each morning since Wednesday and a couple times in the evening. I feel fine during the day. I feel better when I do throw up. What the hell is this? I thought it was way to early for morning sickness, but then I visited Dr. Google and atleast 5 sites say sickness can start as early as the day after conception. That is crazy! I don't know what to believe but I am not ready to test....not yet. Too scared.

I have been having weird cramps/pain in the bottom area of my torso and of course, my ta-tas are killing me. I hate my body if this isn't a set of good signs. 2 more days til Beta Day!!

Monday, October 5, 2009

5 snow babies on ice

Got the call from the lab that 5 of our 11 blasts made it to freeze yesterday. I am trying to think happy thoughts. It is the most we have ever had and they are blasts. Opportunities for the future. Right? I think my little head just had so many big dreams when we found out we had 11 at day 5.

Now I just have to keep thinking that we won't need them for a long while because my little 3 snuggling in will keep me busy :)

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Transfer Day

The little tenants are settling in for their lease. Lease is up in a couple of weeks when they decide if they will stay and renew or go. Let's hope they like their new digs.

Btw: all 11 other embies are still growing. We can't believe it. We will here back from the Lab tomorrow to see how many freeze. Yay!