10.07.2009

Thank you, little one

To the littlest bean in my life, the one growing at a rapid rate inside of my uterus, thank you. You are being so kind to me. No morning sickness. Only a desire to sleep a bit more than usual, but that I can do (easily!). Please keep this up. I'd love to avoid morning sickness again.

In other news, there was a minor insurance snafu (that my IPs and I expected), but sadly it happened before my ultrasound that was scheduled for next Monday. So, I had to cancel the ultrasound and then reschedule with a new OB (who may or may not give me an ultrasound). That appointment is on the 22nd, so only two weeks away! Not that long, really.

And the last tidbit of surrogacy news, I was interviewed by a BabiesOnline writer and they published the interview today. Quite a few of you are coming to my blog from that interview. But for those that have not seen it, here it is. An Interview With a Surrogate

I swear my updates/blog entries will become more interesting as time goes on. I am trying to appreciate the dullness of first trimester. Or at least how dull first trimester is for me. It's not exactly dull for the bean, who is growing so incredibly fast! I am getting anxious to begin feeling him or her rolling around. But I have a couple of months to go! I felt my daughter and my surro son at 13 weeks or so, so I am hopeful to feel this one around that time again.

For now, I keep reminding myself, enjoy the dullness, enjoy being able to sleep on your tummy!

10.04.2009

I'm sorry, what?

Well, I went in today for my last beta (blood draw). Thank goodness. And this one hurt! I don't think the lab tech was all that skilled in drawing blood. If she's a lab tech, isn't she supposed to be semi-skilled? I usually watch when they jab me and don't feel a thing, but wow, I felt it today. Odd! Maybe my arms are just tired of pokes.

My number Friday was 1,706 and today I wanted around 3,000ish. It's said that once your number reaches 1,000, it should slow down to 72 hours in doubling rate. I called in and just got my number a bit ago. 4,572. What? Yeah. The nurse goes, "It's uh.. rising.. quite nicely.. wow.." LOL! I was thinking about the same thing right then!

I've never heard of a beta slowing down and then speeding up. Usually they just slow down as the numbers go up. But mine slowed down in doubling time and then sped back up. Interesting, I think. But again, I am a numbers geek!

I get to call the OB office tomorrow to schedule my ultrasound for the following week. Fun fun!

Meanwhile, I am still feeling good besides the bloat. I keep having random cravings for sweet things and then salty things. If I could buy a Frosty machine (you know, those yummy Frostys from Wendy's!), I would. Yum.

I still don't feel pregnant. It's just amazing to me even two weeks later (since getting a BFP), that I am pregnant first cycle. I am so excited for my IPs. I cannot even explain the excitement I feel coursing through me when I think of this pregnancy, and the birth and them having their sweet little boy or girl. I am so happy to be doing this again.

We're just watching a bit of football today. I'm more looking forward to tomorrow's game - Vikings vs. Packers! If you don't know, I have a slight obsession with Brett Favre. So I'll be planted on my couch tomorrow evening watching him play his old team. :D No plans for this evening. I am trying to rest my ankle as much as I can, which is difficult being a mom. But it's not hurting much, so that's great.

All in all today is a good day. I'm just stunned about my beta!

10.02.2009

No one ever said pregnancy was easy.

But so far, my pregnancy has been easy. Granted, I am only 5 weeks along today, but yay, I am FIVE weeks along! Thankfully what isn't going well for me physically has nothing to do with the pregnancy.

Wednesday I decided to be as graceful as I could be (note: I am not graceful) while going down the stairs from my friends apartment. I thought I was done with the steps, but I was wrong and I paid for it! I caught my heel on the last step, rolled my foot inward and then fell on top of my leg/ankle like that. I was in shock for a moment but knew the pain would hit fast, so I limped as quick as I could to my car. I then sat there, brushing myself off and willing myself not to look at my foot. Of course, it was my right leg, so I had to drive home - wincing each time I pushed on the accelerator (I used my left foot for the brake, which I hated doing but it was necessary).

I sprained my other ankle three years ago, and this looked to be a sprain as well. But the pain felt different than what I had remembered. So I went into the doctor yesterday and he said it seemed to be a sprain. We talked a bit, and he decided to do an x-ray just to be sure. Shockingly enough, I broke my ankle. ACK! Everyone was so surprised at the office as was I. So I got a lovely brace to wear on my leg. The dr wanted to prescribe me Vicodin but I told him I'd rather deal with the pain than subject the baby to narcotics. He agreed that was the best idea. :)

In wonderful news, our beta on Wednesday was 760 (I guessed 750!). But today's beta, I was wrong. I guessed 1250, but it came back as... 1706! Much higher than I had anticipated. Normally your hCG (pregnancy hormone) production slows down a bit, which is what was happening for me. But for whatever reason, it decided to speed back up in the past day or two?! I'll take it!

One more blood draw on Sunday (thank goodness, I'm tired of being poked). And then I can call Monday to schedule an ultrasound, which should be for the following week (Oct. 12-16). And I should see a little flickering heartbeat on the ultrasound, since I'll be 6 weeks along. Yay!

I am happy to say that I still do not have morning sickness. I am gaggy a bit here and there, as usual. And my appetite is picking up a bit, which is good. I'm just eating what protein I can stand, since I am still eating so little. I feel great other than the silly looking leg of mine. Haha.