Tuesday, May 26, 2009

90 - Our 28/38 baby...

This is the title of the email I sent to our CC.RM nurse with an ultrasound pic attachment. What is the significance? 28/38 were our first two betas. Tomorrow I will be 12 weeks in the eyes of CCRM - although the baby measured 11w3d at today's ultrasound. Completely on track since the first ultrasound at 5w6d, but I think we will officially celebrate the end of my first trimester this weekend.

My BF, Lauren, and her son Aaron came with me to this appointment because Alex is out of town. They weren't going to do an ultrasound, only the doppler to hear the heartbeat. But when the ob saw that I brought my BF along, he did an ultrasound anyway. I really like him, and this just sealed the deal. And it was on top - not transvaginal! What a treat after so many transvaginals throughout this infertility process.

I also graduated from CCRM today. No more meds. My nurse said that after being on the bottom for so long, I was actually graduating at the top... without meds, my progestorone was 44 and my estrogen was 1200.

So really - only one baby in there? After 5 ultrasounds, I guess they are right. Seriously, I look a lot bigger than 11w3d. The scale at my ob says I've only gained 2 lbs this trimester, but I think the camera is saying something different...



ADDITION: I have one box of Endometrin and about 16 vivelle patches left. I'll send them to whoever needs them , shipping on me. Just send me an email. First come, first serve :-). I know our insurance didn't cover then Endometrin until I was pregnant, and it was over $125 a box...and those patches weren't so cheap either. So someone please take advantage of this. You can email me at acdispatch@yahoo.com.

16 comments:

Not Your Aunt Bea said...

Yay! You are GLOWING!

Jacqueline said...
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Jacqueline said...

You are too cute!! Ezra and I are so happy for you and Alex!!

Jill M. said...

Ah, you look so adorable! What a cute bump. Wow, 28/38, I know I keep saying it, but you really do have a miracle baby in there. So excited for you!

Christi said...

Congrats on your graduation!

Blossom and Her Fruit said...

I love that you sent that email to them. That just totally rocks.

Your story is inspiring! And your bump is adorable.

mekate said...

beautiful photo of you and your lovely pregnant belly. Thank you so much for posting it! Happy end of your first trimester-- good for you! Congratulations and truly wishing you well, Kate

onwardandsideways said...

Awesome news and what a great photo! You look lovely and I'm so glad you had a good u/s. I look forward to the tummy kind soon.

Anniep said...

Oh, congratulations!!! You look wonderful. Alot of the 'pooch' at this point is probably still from the meds, give it a couple of weeks and you'll probably just 'pop' one day. Happened to me around 17w.

Yay!!!

DAVs said...

Doesn't it make you wonder how in the heck some women NEVER KNOW THEY'RE PREGNANT?? It's like--what's this watermelon bump growing here in my midsection? Duh.
Anyway, cute bump!!!

Rachael said...

We are just sooo happy for you and Alex. You look so cute!!

Sky said...

I'm sure it's the Lupron and the fear and anxieties I have for my upcoming cycle but I couldn't help but cry seeing your beautiful picture and popped out belly. Wow! I mean, I really thought you'd be starting the adoption process months ago - and look at you now! :)

Big fat warm hugs to you and continued success!

Sky said...

Dav, you cracked me up with that comment. SO TRUE!!! I mean, how a 14 year old doesn't know she's pregnant may be a lot of terror-induced denial but how an adult woman doesn't know, I will never fathom!

coolcapmom said...

What a gorgeous mommy to be. Inside and out. I couldn't be any happier for you and Alex...what a lucky baby.

Jill said...

You look great! And congrats on graduating from CCRM, feels so good doesn't it?

embieadoptmom said...

You look adorable pregnant! I too, am married to a pilot. He works 7 on 7 off! We are having our FET of our adopted embies on October 22nd! Your story gives me much hope! Congrats on your little miracle!