Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Feeling blessed...

First of all- thank you ALL so much for your kind words and thoughts. It has been fabulous to use this blog as an outlet. I may be screaming in my own head constantly if I didn't have anyone to share my exciting news with. I'm just really praying that things continue to go well over the next 35 weeks.

The Hubby has been working extremely LONG hours over the past month-making it difficult to get really excited yet....even though we are at every moment we are together. I've barely seen him...which is why it is another miracle I am pregnant! I guess it's all about quality..not quantity! LOL!

At any rate....I thought I felt bad last week...but oh no....I'm feeling extremely exhausted as of this morning. I can't remember the last time I felt tired throughout an entire day. I felt bad at work this morning as I yawned in mid conversation. I know it was not dehydration because I'm drinking water like it's my job. I've invested in limes and cucumbers to had a little flava to my new drink of choice...aqua!

Beyond the tiredness, I have lots of cramping (kinda like a period). It usually comes in the evening and again in the morning. It's not painful, just constant...a gentle reminder that things are hopefully going well. I've only had nausea once...this morning...and it only lasted for a couple of minutes. I hope that's what it stops at...not just the beginning of what may be ahead...although I'll take every single pain and twinge for this little person inside of me.

I'm anxious about my doctor's appointment, it's a week away still. That doesn't seem normal, but I've been reading that it is...even PWD. My blood sugar has been pretty stable. I've run into a few highs and I promptly correct them- usually from eating something at a restaurant. I've been battling lows more than normal. I had a 42 this morning and some juice at work quickly took care of that. I haven't been that low in a long time, but it gave me a wake up call to always be prepared. This is just another reason that I'm anxious to see the doctor.

My boobs hurt like crazy...to the point that I'm really uncomfortable laying on my stomach or a tight hug...this just started within the past 2 days...hope this doesn't get worse.

In addition, I'm in a wedding at the end of August (I'll be 7 mo. prego) and in the process of bridesmaid dress shopping with a bunch of friends...whom I'm not ready to tell. I have to make a plan to go order a dress by myself...and then talk to the shop about ordering a dress 10x bigger...this should be an adventure...and a miracle if it fits correctly. Anyone have experience with this?

I will continue posting my journey as I move forward on this adventure. I found myself choked up this evening as I read another blogger's post about the loss of a baby at 19weeks 4days. I can't imagine...a gentle reminder for continued prayer for good health and a safe journey. I'm sure I'll share it all with you.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

A positive sign ahead....


I feel unbelievably blessed and fortunate to finally be at this place. Hubby and I could not be any happier. I think the stress of last month allowed us to relax a little bit and make our little miracle happen.

As for now....I'm holding my breath for everything to go well during the next 8 months and especially during the next 3. If all goes as said...I'm due October 27th- which is the date I was due when my parents were expecting me...how funny is that. I may get a little baby for my birthday :)

I'm almost 5 weeks and am going to the doctor next week. My blood sugars for the most part have been really fantastic and I'm hoping to stay on that road....

I waited 10 months for this little miracle...so for those of you who are TTC- I'm sending baby dust your way along with a flood of prayers!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Good news from the doc...

After nearly a week with no phone call about my test results, I finally caved and called. Somehow, I had been forgotten about. Surprise surprise! Luckily the nurse I spoke to was extremely nice and concerned that I had not heard from the doctor. She apologized over and over and promised a phone call by the end of the day.

My doctor got back to me and reassured me that the cyst on my ovary was extremely normal- it was a follicular cyst and she said that this was actually extremely good news that things are working correctly down there. All my blood work came back normal and she canceled my ultrasound in three weeks. I'm just going in for a regular appointment and we'll go from there. She did tell me that I indeed have a small Fibroid tumor on the very back of my uterus and she reassured me this was no problem for conceiving.

I'm a little annoyed that the nurse practitioner I saw gave me incorrect information. She really made it seem like the cyst was not normal and even told me so. My doctor assured me that the cyst was very normal and probably was NOT the cause of the annoying pain in my abdomen. She also reassured me that there was only 1 Fibroid tumor...and not 2 as the NP originally stated. Just what I need- someone to blow things out of proportion more than I already do!

So...I'm staying positive and praying and hoping that this will be the month. I keep dreaming about the positive sign on a pregnancy test but have a huge fear that I will never see it. But again- remaining optimistic and hoping to relax a bit....I wish it was easier.

For now...I'm remaining entertained at home by watching "The Unpoppables"- has anyone seen this show...crazy stuff with balloons- fascinating!