March 15, 2009
I am just starting my 12th week and my belly is sure growing. I think it is kind of big for 12 weeks, though. I have gained 4 lbs and I think it has all gone straight to my belly. Last weekend, I even had to go shopping with my mom to get some new clothes that fit. I am not having to wear maternity clothes yet but I am sure it won't be long.
A and I went and met my new doctor. He is really nice and makes me feel real comfortable. We were able to hear the heart beat again. It is now beating at 162 bpm. I went and had a ton of blood work done and all the results came back great. Next, I will go get blood work for all the genetic tests. My next appointment will be March 31st. I am just starting to get a little gut so I will start posting pictures of my belly.
We went for our first early ultrasound around 6 weeks. There wasn't much to see since it was so early but we did get to hear the heartbeat. The little bean's heart was beating so fast. It was so neat to hear it and we were so excited to find only one heart beating! This will be the last time I see Dr. Sweet during my pregnancy. He will now send me to a regular doctor.
March 13, 2009
The next month I started my fertility plan. I tried to stay positive but in the back of my mind I really didn't think it was going to work. Well, I was totally wrong! During my two week wait, I felt different than normal but didn't want to jinx myself so never told anyone. I couldn't wait to take a pregnancy test. The day came where I could take one but A was out of town and I wasn't sure if I should wait for him. Who was I kidding, there was no way that I could wait the whole weekend for him to get home. So off I went to take my first positive pregnancy test! I was soooo excited!!!! WOHOOO;) I didn't know what to do. My mom, aunt, cousin and a friend were there visiting for the weekend but were still sleeping, so I ran outside to call A but then decided I should probably tell him in person. So I got off the phone with him and went inside. Then decided I couldn't wait and had to tell someone and I wanted A to be the first person to know so I called him right back. He was so excited. He is going to make a great dad! I was going to wait and tell everyone else after I went to the doctor but A told me to go ahead and tell my mom since she was there. So I didn't hesitate and ran inside and told my mom, aunt, cousin and their friend. It was a wondeful weekend!
When A and I decided we were ready for a baby, we didn't think it would be that hard. Boy, were we wrong! A little after a year, I decided that there was something wrong and that I should go get some help. And that is when I met Dr. Sweet. He ran a lot of test and procedures on me for the next couple of months. Finally, it was time to get all the results and come up with a plan. I was scared and excited at the same time to find out what was wrong. Scared that he might tell me that I could never have kids and excited to finally be able to have a game plan. Well, it wasn't good news but Dr. Sweet seemed very optimistic. So, I decided to try and be positive about the whole situation. He told me that I only had a 5% chance of ever having a baby on my own and that I had PCOS. He gave A and I a game plan and said that he wanted to start out with the most mild option first because with me having PCOS he thought there was a good chance I would have multiples. His first plan was to try two different fertility pills for 3 months and if that doesn't work we would move on to the next option. We left with our new game plan and prayed that next time we saw him I would be pregnant with only a singleton.