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!

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!