Friday, February 27, 2015

Update - Ultrasound

I had an ultrasound yesterday.  It is way too soon to see a baby or hear a heartbeat but they wanted to find the sack and make sure it is in the right place.

Great news!!!!  There is a sack and it is in the right place.  Actually to add even more good news the it is measuring right on schedule.  Yesterday I was 5w3d and our peanut measured at 5w2d.

I still consider this pregnancy fragile but so far so good.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

BETA #5 736

My beta isn't rising as fast as it should or they would like. But it's still going up at a rate where there is still hope. We are going to have an ultrasound tomorrow to see if we can see anything.

Monday, February 23, 2015

BETA #4 - 480

The BETA is finally rising at the rate is should. They still haven't given me a due date because they are still "cautiously optimistic". There is an ultrasound scheduled for Thursday. We should be able to see something by then.


Friday, February 20, 2015

Today's BETA 165

Today's BETA is up. It did not double but went up to 165 from 103 which is the 60% minimum that they consider a healthy rise. So, we are cautiously optimistic and I test again on Monday.

But if I'm being honest I feel like my body is rejecting it. I feel like I'm miscarrying. But if this little peanut is going to fight to stick with me then I'll deal with anything I have to.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

The black cloud is still over me.....

Beta #2 was only 103.  That is at LEAST 30 points under what it should be for a beta.  57 under the ideal number.  I feel like our little peanut is leaving us.  I feel like I'm in a fragile state.

I just can't catch a break.  I must of done something really horrible in past life (or this one) to have this keep happening.

I have another beta tomorrow morning.  I'm hoping for a miracle but I need to prepare myself for reality.

Keep us in your thoughts.

Monday, February 16, 2015


My BETA is 80 today.  I go back Wednesday to make sure it's rising.  I made my 8 week appt with the OB office already today. 

Life is pretty good.

Saturday, February 14, 2015


I don't officially test till Monday but I took a home test this afternoon and.....TWO LINES! The line may be light but it's there.

This past week has been crazy. My company decided to devolve my department which is heartbreaking to me. I put my heart and soul into the group. I made the position exactly what I wanted and needed and now my future at the company and where I'll be working is uncertain.

But hard to be upset when you see this.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Good Feeling

I have a great feeling about the IVF.  Maybe I'm crazy but I believe I felt the implantation.  I'll be shocked if I'm not pregnant. Pregnant test is next Monday. Keep sending baby-vibes!

Our home visit to get custody of the little girl is this Wednesday. We have to get the house ready today.  Life is busy but I feel good. Finally. Life has been hard and depressing but there just might be some light.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

IVF #4

Friday is IVF #4. I haven't really posting and actually I haven't really told anyone about this try. I just don't want to hear people's fake optimism. Or have to tell people if it worked. Because if it doesn't work the worst thing is having to say a dozen times "It didn't take". Things look good overall for this try. We feel pretty good about this try.
There is a new development in our life that I will document here. K and I are in the process of fostering to adopt a 7 year old little girl. Her Mother is a drug addict who broke this little girl. She has abandonment issues and has outburst and temper tantrums. We know this will be a challenge but we have committed to helping her not matter what so we have been preparing ourselves for the worst. And with how slow the state and county moves with this kind of thing we have had plenty of time to think.

Wish me luck!!  Send tons of baby vibes my way.