Our Fight Against Infertility

We have been married for 10 yrs. We have a beautiful 9yr old daughter, who is just amazing. We are ready for another addition to our family. We are ready to go, we just need a little help. With two failed IVF cycles and an IUI, we arent sure whats next!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Almost There!!!

Hi all! It has been a really long time and I am so sorry. I have been so busy getting ready for our new little girl! I am doing really well. She is due in 4 weeks!!! I still cant believe that she is really going to be here. We have decided to name her Taylor Ryan. Ryan is my husband middle name.

We had a 4D ultrasound done last week and she is almost 6 lbs already. That is the same weight our first daughter was when she was born. If I make it all the way to Oct. 31, she is going to be a big girl :-)

Her room is almost all done, and it is beautiful! I had a baby shower last weeken that was wonderful. It was a sunday brunch with great friend and family.o many amazing thing, Im so excited to use them all.

I am postin a 4D picture of our little one. Please enjoy it. I promise I will try to post more often. But we are doing good, just ready to not be pregnant anymore...never thought I'd ever say that!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Its a .....

Girl! We are having another baby girl. We went for a 4d scan at 16.5 weeks. I tech new right away. The 4d scan was really neat and really kinda creepy. I think it was too early for a 4d scan. You could see everything, and because she is not developed yet, she looked like a perfect alien! Out 10 year old went with us and was really grossed out. I dont blame her a bit!! I will post the alien pictures when I get a chance. I am very excited to start shopping for the nursery! I still cant believe we are having another baby! Yippeeee

Monday, May 4, 2009

Ultrasound Picture

Ok here is the picture of our nuchal fold testing ultrasound. Sorry it took so long to post. It is not a great copy of the picture either, but at least its something!!! So here is our perfect little baby! Introducing for the first time...

Baby J

Friday, April 24, 2009

Nuchal Fold Scan

So last week we went in for our NT scan. They check for abnormalities in the baby. The baby looked great! What a big difference 7 weeks makes. Our last ultrasound was 7 weeks ago and the baby looked like a jelly bean at most. At the scan, baby looked like an actual baby. We were SO happy to hear everything looked great and to see that perfect beating heart. The baby was flopping all around and turning. He/She was beautiful. I am having a hard time posting the pictures, so I will have to do that later. I also got a fetal doppler and am listening to the baby's heart beat daily, what an amazing sound. So we are slowly plugging away. I am feeling really good the last week or so, I hope it keeps up! I have another Dr. appt today, and I will let you all know how it goes.

On a sad note, our dog is sick. He was diagnosed with Lymphoma. We are devastated. We have him on a special diet and meds, so we are hoping to prolong his life as long as possible. He might only have 30 days though. Are daughter really wants him to meet the new baby. We all hope so. Poor Billy, he is the best dog ever. Hang in there. We love you

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Almost 11 Weeks!!!

Im am so happy that we have come this far! I cant believe tht I am almost 11 weeks. I still am not feeling very good. Lots of food aversions and tons of heart burn...but thats ok as long as this baby is doing ok. I gained 7 pounds right of the bat and I was a bit worried, but I havent gained anymore. I think as soon as we found out I was actually pregnant, I started eating like crazy. So thats were that came from.

We go for our nuchal fold testing in about 2 weeks. I am very excited. We will get another ultrasound, so that will make me feel a little better. Im just so nervous still.

My daughter had a play date yesterday and we decorated Easter cookies with her. In the middle of decorating, she says " Mom, since Dad got to do it with me, do you think I can cut the umbilical cord for the baby?" I about fell out of my seat! My 10 year old wants to cut thie cord? So sweet and funny. I hadnt even really thought about the delivery and how involved she would be. I guess Z and I will have to talk and see what we think is best for her. Anyway, I thought that was pretty cute.

Other than that I cant think of anything else. I will be back!!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

I know...I am the worst blogger ever!

Im so sorry. I have been very busy and have not had time to update. Yes, I am still pregnant. I am really starting to believe it now. I feel terrible. I am also completely ok with that. I went back to the Dr. a few weeks ago, just to go ever everything. Z and I will go in a few weeks for our sequential screening. It is an in depth ultrasound and blood test. It is an early test for Downs and some other disabilities. We are really looking forward to it. I am 9weeks and 3 days pregnant today. I am starting to get a little bump, but it is mostly fat:) I am starving all of the time, but cant think of anything to eat! Ughh, very frustrating, but once again, I can deal with that. I m having a baby!!!!

Im sorry I havent put the ultrasound pictures up yet either, but as soon as I can scan them I will!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Ultrasound Update

Sorry I havent updated since our ultrasound. It was wonderful though. I have been meaning to scan the pictures , but of course havent. We went in and they did an internal ultrasound and found our little bean. It was about the size of a pea! Its little heart was beating away. I t was wonderful to see. A huge sense of relief washed over me. I feel much more secure about this pregnancy. We have been to too many ultrasounds where they say..." I'm sorry, but the baby doesnt have a heartbeat". So we were very happy. I go back to the doctor this week. I PROMISE I will update then.

We had a busy weekend. My daughters school Carnival, that I help with was Sunday. It was a lot of fun, but exhausting! I am still tired. I hope I can catch up on my sleep this week.