Monday, March 29, 2010

Bad Dreams

Apparently I'm a little more concerned about this pregnancy thing than I would let on. Last night I had some of those dreams where when you wake up in the morning you think it really happened. In my dreams I kept going to the bathroom and seeing lots of blood. I kept wavering between thinking 'maybe it's just normal spotting, it doesn't mean anything' and 'I'm almost 7 weeks, this isn't supposed to happen' and 'why did I tell all those people, this is ridiculous.' So when I woke up, I thought that's what happened and was really upset. Once I got up, I went and checked and everything was fine thank goodness.

So in other news, I've been feeling somewhat nauseous, but no puking at all. I called the dr's office about moving the U/S up and they said they were waiting until they got the preauthorization from the insurance to call the U/S place and see if they could get it moved sooner. I'm not good at waiting for things, as you can tell, I'm a little worried about things. I'm trying to take a nap everyday when Embry takes a nap because I'm exhausted. Although this means my house is in a perpetual state of disarray. Oh well.

Embry's been whining a ton lately, it's driving me bonkers. I have no idea what to do about it and it just doesn't stop. We've implemented time out in her rocking chair with straps. We ask if her she wants to go to time out when she's being bad and she shakes her head and says 'no' then usually walks away. We just put the dining room chairs back around the table and so far she hasn't gotten on the table again, but I'm assuming it's only a matter of time. That will be a rough day. Oh, she had another ear infection and she's almost done with her antibiotics now. She's feeling much better. She's repeating a lot more words now too, it's kinda fun.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

New Ultrasound Date

So it appears they need a prior authorization from my insurance before I can have an ultrasound. The OB's office wanted me to reschedule for monday, the earliest they can get me in is April 6th. I am very unhappy about this.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


HCG on 3/17: 3151


ultrasound is scheduled for Thurs (3/25) at 9am. :)

Tuesday, March 16, 2010


Dr Golden just called with my HCG results:
Sat 3/13: 602
Mon 3/15: 1476

That's more than double and I couldn't be happier! I'm going in for the 3rd tomorrow at 10am. The dr isn't in the office until Monday, so she said she expected it to be over 2000 tomorrow and would call me about it on Monday to schedule the ultrasound. She said it would be likely that we'd be able to see the heartbeat at the ultrasound, so yay! I'm not sure how far out they're scheduling ultrasounds, but it will be at the same place we went with Embry for U/S's, the perinatal assesement building at St. Joseph's.

:) :) :) :) :) :) :)

Monday, March 15, 2010

4 wks, 4 days

I took another test Thurs morning. Then another one fri morning, sat morning, sun morning, and this morning. Each time the line has gotten slightly darker. I am taking this a really good sign. Although I am obsessively testing, I justify it because I still have about 25 sucky tests that expired in 2009, so I figure, might as well use them now!

Thurs morning at 2:30am I got up to take a 'good' pregnancy test and then woke up Tony to help me take some pictures. Here's the one with our excited faces, I love how Tony can barely contain his excitement. Hehe. I think I was also oddly tired because as I was standing there setting up the self timer I was thinking 'isn't Tony lucky to be married to someone so crazy to make him wake up at 2:30am to take pictures of a pee stick?' and then I went to say 'step back a little' to Tony, but instead just said "CRAZY!" and then started laughing hysterically.
Also, here's a pic of the 'good' test from thurs morning.

Ok so here we go into the long and drawn out explaination of my trip on Thurs to the new OB...
I had to switch OBs because my insurance changed, so I went to the new OB Thurs (Dr Pamela Golden). They had actually rescheduled me from last week when the dr was called out on a delivery, but naturally, they didn't actually put my new appt time in the long story short, they had to 'squeeze me in' which meant waiting for a while and Embry getting super cranky cuz she was tired.

The doctor seemed really nice. She spent quite a bit of time talking to me about having lupus/pregnancy and the plan of attack. Basically, she's sending me in to get my blood drawn 3 times, 48 hours apart, which started last Sat, to track the growth of my hcg levels to make sure they're doubling every 48 hours (which would mean it's a viable pregnancy). That will really help to put my mind at ease. Then she said once the hcg level is up to 2000 (maybe a week or 2) then I'll have my first ultrasound. Then another ultrasound at 18 weeks and every 4 weeks from then on. After 36 weeks, she wants me to go in twice a week for a non-stress test. All of this is basically to make sure the baby doesn't suffer from intra-uterine growth restriction which is common with lupus patients.

Oh, another fun tidbit is that I asked her if she could tell me if my uterus is tilted (which pretty much everyone's is one way or another) and she said it was tilted forward, so that might actually be part of the reason why it was taking us so long to get pregnant.

First HCG was Sat morning, then the second was this morning. I went by the dr's office afterwards and they said she would call me tomorrow with the results and based on those she would decide if she wants me to go in for a 3rd HCG on Wed. I will post the results once I find them out. I'm feeling like this one might work out and yay, wouldn't that be awesome! :)

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Here We Go Again?

Test taken on 3/10/10 at 2:43pm.

I caved. I wanted to test yesterday morning and this morning and wouldn't let myself because testing day is not until tomorrow. Then I gave into temptation after my nap and this is what I got. This would lead me to believe that it's a 'sticky bean' because these are the sucky pregnancy tests (didn't even get a positive until a week late with Embry), I tested a day early, and the line is darker than it was with last month's pregnancy. I'm keeping my fingers crossed and praying that we get a healthy little baby this time. :)

This baby is due Nov 18, almost exactly the due date Embry had.