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This is from my u/s yesterday with my new OB. Since we bought a house it makes sense to go to an OB that’s closer to us. I love her! During the appointment Caroline walked around the hallways with the nurses while my doc did the tran.s.va.ginal u/s.  She’s sooo outgoing compared to E.  Anyway, the baby measured 3 days ahead. We saw & heard the heart rate.  I did spot most of the day afterwards but she told me I would since there was blo.od on the wand. eh.

SHe’s also having me meet with a perina.tologist? (sp?) because I’m on the lov.enox.  No idea what to expect from that appointment. I’m also meeting with an OB who specializes in clotting disorders right after the Peri appointment.  I didn’t do anything like this while pregnant with C.

I’ve gained a lb or two which is awesome. I’m trying my damndest to not balloon up again. It was so much working trying to lose it all. Being in school so much is helping a ton.  Speaking of which, that is getting better. It helps that we’re working on material I love (blood, the heart, and the lymphatic system).  My CNA class is close to getting to clinicals. It will be fun to apply what we’ve learned in a real way. I’m thinking I may try to get a job before nursing clinicals to get experience. We will see if that all works out.

 

Alright, it’s 3pm, I need to do my shot and then get ready to pick up  E from school.  🙂 Here are the girls the other day being silly.

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Yes, it is a picture of the u/s picture. We don’t have a printer/scanner. We haven’t had one for  years 🙂 We’re in need of so many upgrades around here, it just hasn’t been enough of an issue to do anything about it.

 

I have my first OB appointment in a week.  I hope to God she can find a heartbeat or does an  u/s so that I know the little bean is still there with a beating heart.  Being so busy with the girls and school helps out so much with my anxiety but it’s always there.  I know it won’t feel safe until there is an actual baby in my arms.

 

In other news, E is loving, loving soccer! She scores at least 1 goal/game.  I must make sure I keep signing her up for it. She is also signed up for gi.rl scouts. I’m curious to see how that will go. I was never in that.

 

Caro.line is my little loud bear. She is so easy going. Unless she wants something she can’t have and then she’ll let you know. She’s starting to say more things. I know she would say more if I would take her pacifier away but I’m waiting until school is done in December. I can’t have her sleep turn to shit when I actually need her naps to get stuff done. It’s so fun to see how different she is from E.

 

School is still kicking my ass but I have a decent routine going. I love, love my CNA class. My teachers are seriously awesome. I’m excited to do the clinicals in a few weeks. My other class is still difficult but I think I can start improving my grade now that we’re onto material I’m interested in (Blood, the heart, and the Lymphatic system).

 

I hope everyone is doing well!! Thanks for checking on me and for all of the support. I still feel like if I get too happy something will inevitably explode 🙂

u/s today

we saw the heartbeat. it was 136! Which is higher than what C’s was around this time.

 

I was sooo anxious yesterday. Other than being tired I haven’t had too many symptoms so I was worried. All is well though. I’ll post the u/s later. I need a nap 🙂

A$$ kicking

I started my second class this week. I am exhausted.  I know time will fly and I’ll be glad I did this when I look back, but day to day school is kicking my ass.  Both classes are going to be a lot of work and I don’t like getting B’s now that I’m older and I know if I work hard enough I can usually pull off an A.

 

In two weeks I have the u/s.  My symptoms change daily-random heartburn here and there. I’m not going to lie, I’m absolutely terrified that I will go in and there will be nothing there on the screen. So I’ve been trying my best to be thankful that today I am pregnant.

 

E is loving school. It’s like she’s been going for a while instead of just a few days. She seems so much bigger now. Older.  Caro.line has been loving, loving the one on one time! She’s such a goofball and I love it. I’m so glad I get to spend my days with her.  I’ve been napping while she naps too and that has helped me be able to get through my night classes (they end at 9 three nights/wk).

 

alright I need to change C and pick up E. Happy Friday!

First day of Kin.dergarten

I held it together until the drive home. My baby! It’s so strange having her with me every day for over 5 years and now she’s at school all day. Also, I’m totally aware I am not the first person to go through this, but still I was pretty emotional when I had to leave her. E was fine, mind you.  I barely slept last night worrying about today. 🙂

Here she is before we left this morning. 🙂

beta #3 & sweet irritation

9dpo-11.1

11dpo-48.4

13dpo 106.4

So the RE’s office called me this morning and left me 2 messages (phone tag). In the second message they said they wanted me to do another beta. After church I called back and waited for the return phone call.

 

On Thursday the nurse told me to do as many betas as I felt comfortable with. Today the nurse (who was a different one) told me they wanted me to do one more. I told her I didn’t really want to or see the need to.  She said my first beta was low. Um, dude, I was 9dpo, no one has charts for that.  I said my last two betas have at least doubled so what was the concern.  She said oh you know if there was a drop or this or that. I said, yes, but my numbers haven’t dropped or been worrisome.

 

Basically she had nothing to stand on and was trying to push me for a 4th beta.  For me, it would do nothing but make me anxious. If the number drops they can’t do anything. If it rises, it’s just another bill we have to pay. I don’t like pushy medical people.

 

I said isn’t the u/s what will ultimately determine how this is going? She said yes.

 

Am I crazy here? Would you have gotten another beta?

 

Anyway, the u/s is scheduled for 9/21 @ 9am…

mIU/mL

beta #2

Component Your Value Standard Range Units
HCG PREGNANCY 48.4 mIU/mL
Female Reference Ranges:
Nonpregnant (Premenopause): <5 mIU/mL
Postmenopause: <8 mIU/mL

Gestational Age Expected HCG Values (mIU/mL)
3 weeks 5.8 – 71.2
4 weeks 9.5 – 750
5 weeks 217 – 7138
6 weeks 158 – 31,795
7 weeks 3,697 – 163,563
8 weeks 32,605 – 149,571
9 weeks 63,803 – 151,410
10 weeks 46,509 – 186,977
12 weeks 27,832 – 210,612
14 weeks 13,950 – 62,530
15 weeks 12,039 – 70,971
16 weeks 9,040 – 56,451
17 weeks 8,175 – 55,868
18 weeks 8,099 – 58,176

 

Woot!!

The Re’s office called

Yesterday around 3pm and they want me to do another beta either on Saturday or Monday since my first one was so early.  It’s fine, I just wish they would’ve told me to wait for the 1st beta then. I told the nurse I was 9dpo when I called…meh.

 

I’m exhausted and my bo.obs have been so sore/sensitive. I thought I gained at least 5 lbs but it turns out I lost about 2 and I’m in the 150s for the first time since I was pregnant with C. Go figure 🙂

 

I’m way less anxious this time about the betas though. I know worrying isn’t going to do a damn thing and this is either going to work out or it isn’t. (Of course I want it to). I just feel so pregnant this go around. It’s hard to describe. While C I had heartburn. Bad. on 9dpo and I thought I was.  With E I was going to bed for the night at 6pm. No joke.

 

I’m taking E to see Ice Age this afternoon as a last special thing before she starts Kindergarten next week. I can’t believe she’s so big already! After the movie I’ll stop by the lab and get my 2nd beta done. I’ll update when I know that number.

 

My life in pictures…

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the past 3 days 🙂

 

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Miss C

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Miss E

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🙂

I had a picture of my RX from the RE for $687 for the first 30 shots of generic Love.nox but I don’t know where that went. I’ll update when I know the second beta. The test this morning was darker so that was comforting 🙂

beta #1

At 9dpo my beta was 11.1.

 

From everything I’ve found online 9dpo is way early to get a beta done 🙂 But the number seems fine. Here’s hoping it doubles on Thursday!

 

I didn’t get to the RE’s until almost 4pm and the office e-mailed me the results around 8pm. On Thursday I have to get my 2nd beta and get that test done for taking Lo.venox.  I won’ t be able to go to the lab until 3 hours after my shot, so like 8pm aka I won’t know what my 2nd beta will be until Friday morning!

 

I’m going to use my last FRER tomorrow morning. A darker line would make me feel a little less anxious.