Friday, June 29, 2012

On our way!

The bright red bleeding stopped around 6:30 and has just been brown spotting ever since. The doctor said it's ok for us to go on vacation. I just have to stay off my feet today, which will be easy since it's a 12 hour drive to Virginia Beach. I also need to drink lots of water and be careful the rest of the week. He said if I start bleeding while I'm there I should go to the emergency room. I'm excited to be able to go on vacation and get some time to relax. I am nervous I'm going to start bleeding again though.

I'm not taking my computer with me so I will update next Thursday. Thank you to everyone that is still keeping me in your thoughts and prayers. I really appreciate it!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Bright Red

My spotting was almost gone today so I was feeling pretty good and very positive about everything. I came home at 4:30 and started to put things in the car for vacation. At 5:00 I went to the bathroom and there was bright red blood. A pretty decent amount of it. I called the Dr and he said to just stay home tonight and rest and call in the morning. I'm not cramping but I am still bleeding bright red.

This week has been so hard on me. One second I think my pregnancy is about to be over and the next I am hearing the heartbeat. I'm just ready for the bleeding to stop. This is so draining.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

A ball of emotion

Thank you everyone for thinking of me the other day! I really appreciate all the prayers and positive vibes.

I did another blood test today to check my HCG level. They only went up 600 from Monday. I got that call at 10:30 and the nurse made my ultrasound appointment for 11:30. I'm really happy I didn't have to wait long. I am still spotting today and pair that with my levels only going up 600, I was a mess. I cried at work and the whole way to pick up my mom at her office. Chris couldn't leave work so my mom went with me. I cried a lot of the way to my appointment too. I was sure that they were going to tell me it was over. I was just trying to prepare.

When we got there the ultrasound tech did an external ultrasound first and I saw the little bean. There wasn't much to see since it was so little. I didn't see anything flickering so I just assumed there was no heartbeat. After that, I went pee and then she did the internal ultrasound. She turned the whole machine towards her. I thought that was because there wasn't going to be any flickering heartbeats and she didn't want me to see that. Well about 3 seconds after she started the ultrasound she said I bet this will be music to your ears and we heard the heartbeat! That was the first time I had heard it. It was so amazing! I asked her if I could see the screen and she let me. I could see the little flickering of the heart beat and the baby looked great! I was so happy. She told us she couldn't tell us anything and I had to wait until the Dr could see me.

I had to wait until 1:30 to see the Dr because he was in surgery. While we waited we went to Mejier to get my vitamins and then went to lunch. I was feeling pretty good because I couldn't think of anything the Dr could tell me that could be bad. The baby was alive. I heard it and saw it with my own ears and eyes. Nothing could possibly be wrong.

When I finally saw the Dr he said that I was measuring 7 weeks 5 days. That is the same thing I measured Saturday. I should be 9 weeks 2 days. He didn't seem to be worried about that. I'm a little worried because if I'm only 7 weeks 5 days that means I got a positive test before I was even pregnant, impossible. I'm just trying to keep in mind that the techs just put two little dots on the baby so it could be off and maybe my babe is just small. So I'm trying not to worry about that.

He also said the heart beat was fast. Real fast. 200. He said that it might slow down once the nervous system develops more. Everything I looked up online said that a fast heart rate doesn't indicate a miscarriage could or will happen so I'm feeling better about that. He just said that he can't be 100% sure everything will end ok. He said 1 in 5 pregnancies end in miscarriage, which I already knew. He diagnosed me as threatened miscarriage and I have to come back in 2 weeks to get another ultrasound. He didn't seem worried about the HCG levels at all. He said some people just have low ones and with how far along I am the start to even out and then drop anyway.

There also wasn't any blood by the placenta so he thinks my spotting might just be from a pH change in the vagina or something. So so right now I'm not sure what to think. Baby is alive and heart is beating. I'm so greatful for that. I'm just worried about the slow growth and the fast heart rate. Hopefully in 2 weeks it will have slowed down a bit and baby will have had a growth spurt.

I am so ready to leave for vaca tomorrow. I definitely need to relax. Thank you everyone so much for thinking of me! It really means a lot.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Emergency Room

Bumpday Monday is going to be late this week. I have too much on my mind to take a picture and make that post. Instead I'll post about what is going on right now.

Friday Chris and I left to go visit his parents for the weekend. They live 3.5 hours away. I felt pretty sick on Friday. My tastebuds were off and everything just tasted disgusting, plus I had a stomach ache. When we go to their house I was still feeling sick, but went to bed shortly after we got there.

Saturday I woke up and felt pretty good. Chris's mom, sister and I went shopping. We went to Target, Burlington and a consignment store that sold really nice maternity clothes. Chris's mom and sister bought me a lot of stuff. We are so lucky. It was a lot of fun. During the shopping trip whenever I went to the bathroom I noticed some barely there spotting. I wasn't that worried about it and just upped my water. When we got home I decided to lay down. When I got up and went to the bathroom there was a lot more brown blood. I started crying and went downstairs and asked his mom if she would take me to the emergency room because I was bleeding. Chris and his dad had been drinking so he couldn't drive me, but everyone jumped into the car.

We went to the health and wellness center in their town that was new and not very many people know about so we wouldn't have to wait to long. I got right in. I had to give a urine sample and 5 vials of blood. The doctor did a pelvic exam and told me the my cervix was closed and there was only a small amount of blood. She said my blood test came back that I was pregnant (duh) and that my HCG levels were stable (whatever that means). They weren't able to do an ultrasound though because their ob doctor is only there during the week. They called the emergency room in the next town over and told them that we would be coming over.

At the next hospital I was wheeled to the OB triage. They took another vial of blood and then I waited in a room for over an hour. They finally came back and had me go to another room where a student, resident and doctor all were. They did an ultrasound and we saw our precious little bean. The student said it was as big as a cashew, so that's what we have been calling him now. The Dr said everything looked great and there was a heartbeat. They didn't measure it, but the student said it looked like it was between 160 and 174. The Dr said that everything was fine and sometimes spotting just happens. I only measured 7 weeks 5 days though instead of 8 weeks 5 days.

My spotting stopped Saturday night but started again Sunday night. I called my Dr today and he ordered betas. I don't know my exact numbers but the nurse said Saturday they were 14,000 and today 16,000. They are going to do them again on Wednesday. I'm really nervous since my numbers didn't double and they are really low. I'm still spotting, but trying not to worry. After we find out what my numbers are on Wednesday we might be doing another ultrasound. I sure hope so, because I need something to make me feel better before we leave for vacation Thursday night.

I would appreciate it if everyone would keep me in your thoughts and prayers (all 11 of you that follow :) )

Sunday, June 24, 2012


I had brown blood spotting yesterday. It was just on the toilet paper, but still scary. I went to the emergency room and they did a pelvic exam and ultrasound. I'll write a more in depth post soon, but my cervix was closed and we saw the heartbeat. It was so amazing. The spotting stopped last night.

I began spotting again this afternoon, more than yesterday. Still brown. I text my aunt who is the nurse of my Dr and let her know. She is going to get all the info from the emergency room tomorrow and then she said they will figure out what to do from there.

I could use some prayers and maybe words of encouragement from anyone that has been in my position. I'm super nervous, but hopeful since we saw the heartbeat.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Bumpday Monday - Humpday Edition

I can't figure out why this is formatting so weird. I've tried to fix it like 10 times. Sorry!

Week: 8

How Big is Baby: Baby is the size of a raspberry! The Bump says " Now she weighs in (yay!) at about .04 ounces and measures about .63 inches. This week, she's growing about a milimeter each day. You can't feel it yet, but she's moving those arms and legs like crazy! Her fingers and toes are now only slightly webbed, and her tail (yes, she had one) is gone. Fun fact: your baby's taste buds are now forming."

Weight Gain: I didn't weigh myself this week. I'm already feeling too fat, I didn't want to have to face the number on the scale. 

Gender: Chris and I both think it's a boy, but we'd be happy with either sex and I would LOVE to have a girl.

Names: We have both of our names picked out, but I don't want to put them out there yet. Maybe in a few weeks.

Symptoms: Just really tired, that's why this is 2 days late. I haven't been wanting to really do anything.

Sleep: I've been sleeping really good, probably because I'm really tired.

Movement: too early for that, but I can't wait!

Maternity Clothes: I ordered some shorts from Old Navy, but they haven't come yet. I also received my bella band in the mail, but I haven't used it yet. I wear scrubs all day at work so those are still fine and then once I come home I just wear anything with an elastic waist, mostly yoga pants, or dresses.

Food Cravings: I'm not really craving anything this week.

Food Aversions: none

Stretchmarks: I'm pretty sure I'm going to be covered in stretchmarks. I already have a couple from when I had growth spurts when I was younger. They are super light and not not very noticeable, but I'm sure I'll be getting tons more. I already got a couple lately on my boobs from them growing so much!! 

What I'm Looking Forward To: Our babymoon next Thursday!

What I Miss: I miss not feeling like a whale. I can't wait til I have a bump and not just bloat. I feel so fat lately.

Next Drs Appointment: July 5th! We are coming back from our vacation July 4th so it will make the time go fast before the appointment. We will be hearing the heartbeat for the first time at this appointment!

Best Moment of the Week: My first dr's appointment was last week! I got a bunch of stuff and it made it seem more real. I will do a post about that before next Monday.

I definitely look thicker in these pictures! I need to really start working out so I don't feel so flabby. I'm only 8 weeks. I feel like I shouldn't even be looking bigger yet.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Bumpday Monday Week 7

Week: 7

How Big is Baby: Baby is the size of a blueberry! The Bump says "
Your .51-inch embryo doesn't exactly tip the scales just yet but she's developing like crazy. She's already doubled in size since last week. She's generating about one hundred new brain cells each minute! Not only is her brain becoming more complex, but her heart is too. Also important: She's developing a permanent set of kidneys. Her arm and leg joints are now forming."

Weight Gain: I lost 1.2 this week so I've gained 1.8 total. 

Gender: Chris and I both think it's a boy, but we'd be happy with either sex and I would LOVE to have a girl.

Names: We have both of our names picked out, but I don't want to put them out there yet. Maybe in a few weeks.

Symptoms: I had a really bad headache today, but I think it was allergy and weather related. I feel fine other than that tho.

Sleep: I've been sleeping really good, probably because I'm really tired.

Movement: too early for that, but I can't wait!

Maternity Clothes: None so far, but I did win a belly band on ebay so I'll probably use that soon with some of my shorts.

Food Cravings: I was still eating a lot of sloppy joe at the beginning of the week, but I haven't really been craving anything the last few days.

Food Aversions: none

Stretchmarks: I'm pretty sure I'm going to be covered in stretchmarks. I already have a couple from when I had growth spurts when I was younger. They are super light and not not very noticeable, but I'm sure I'll be getting tons more. I already got a couple lately on my boobs from them growing so much!! 

What I'm Looking Forward To: my first drs appointment tomorrow!

What I Miss: nothing yet

Next Drs Appointment: I have one tomorrow with the nurse.

Best Moment of the Week: Telling Chris's family. They are all so excited! Chris's cousin is due in October so it's nice to have someone to talk to about what's going on.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Bumpday Monday Week 6

Week: 6

How Big is Baby: Baby is the size of a sweet pea. The Bump says "
The average embryo at week 6 is about .25 inches and will double in size again next week. Wow! Obviously, she's growing like crazy! She's also circulating blood with her increasingly more sophisticated circulatory system. She's about to get cuter too, since she's starting to sprout a nose, eyes, ears, chin and cheeks. And she might even be wiggling her (paddle-like) hands and feet."

Weight Gain: 3 pounds. YIKES!! I will definitely be watching what I eat this week more carefully and hopefully getting some exercise in.

Gender: Chris and I both think it's a boy, but we'd be happy with either sex and I would LOVE to have a girl.

Names: We have both of our names picked out, but I don't want to put them out there yet. Maybe in a few weeks.

Symptoms: Sore boobs, but I'm still feeling really good.

Sleep: I wake up really early and then have a hard time going back to sleep, but it's been ok.

Movement: too early for that, but I can't wait!

Maternity Clothes: none

Food Cravings: Sloppy joe! My mom made me a huge batch since I was wanting it so bad. I've had it the last 3 days, at least once a day.

Food Aversions: none

Stretchmarks: none

What I'm Looking Forward To: my first drs appointment!

What I Miss: nothing yet

Next Drs Appointment: I go June 9th for a blood draw to prove that I'm pregnant and then my first real appointment is June 12th. It's just with the nurse, but I'm still excited!

Best Moment of the Week: Scheduling my drs appointment and booking our "babymoon". We are going to Virginia beach at the end of June. We were going to do something this summer before we found out I was pregnant, but this will be a great babymoon!

Friday, June 1, 2012

Pure Cuteness

This is basically just going to be a picture post of the things that people have gotten us already and a couple lots of things we have bought.

My sister ordered this journal for me and I got it in the mail. It was the first thing we received from anyone. It tells you what is happening with the baby everyday. It's really neat.

She came to visit over the weekend and brought us this Burt's Bees all natural baby care kit. It has shampoo, soap, lotion and other things in it. 

My friend Lauren got us this. The animals all fit inside of the little barn and they all make sounds.

Chris bought these. He loves baby shoes and these will be ok for a boy or girl.

This is the first thing I bought. I wanted something neutral and thought it was really cute! 

We got this outfit at the Osh Kosh outlet over Memorial Day weekend. I loooove hippos and couldn't pass this up.

I ordered all three of these while we were trying to get pregnant. I was going to use each of them to tell Chris, my parents and his parents that we were pregnant, but didn't end up doing that. I still love them tho.

This one I got for my parents because my Dad loves Gilligan's Island. He even has a whole Gilligan themed basement. My dad thought it was so neat. I can't wait for the baby to be able to wear it.

I got this one for Chris's parents. His mom has survived breast cancer, twice. They still haven't seen this, but I plan on showing them June 23rd when we go to see them. I think they'll love it.

You've already seen this one. I got it to show Chris. 

 We got this seven pack of onesies from Carter's over Memorial Day weekend too. I loved the hippo one, of course. They were on clearance and an extra 30% too, so they were super cheap for 7 onesies.

I'm trying not to buy too much else for awhile, but it's really hard for me. I just think everything is so cute and want to buy buy buy.

young and restless