Tuesday, July 24, 2012

6 days until we see the little bean!

I am so excited for the 30th!  I know that I already told you that was the day of the ultrasound..don't act like I didn't!  ;)  I kid, I kid!

Everything is going as a normal pregnancy for me would go, besides the shots in the rear and the inserts in my you know.....

I have enjoyed eating celery and coleslaw (both of which I usually can't stand).  I have had a nasty sweet taste in my mouth that makes me feel nauseous, but I have found that a piece of gum remedies that.  I'm bloated and of course on a roller coaster ride of emotions. Oh joyous day!  I'm pregnant!

I have been keeping busy with camping, fishing, and a concert.  Of course, there have been naps carefully placed...umm..what am I saying!?  Carefully placed?  I lay down for a minute and I'm out!  They are quite wonderful though!

Sorry for the sporadic manner of this post, but I wanted to update you guys real quick...just in case you were curious! ;0)

As always, I love you.  Thanks for being amazing!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Oh I forgot to mention...

My second beta at 11dp5dt was 139.4! I am currently 15dp5dt! :)

And the wait goes on....

I will be the first to admit that I am one of the least patient people in the world when it comes to waiting for something I want or want to happen and I can't wait until July 30th!

That is the date of the first ultrasound, which will confirm the pregnancy by seeing the baby's heartbeat and growth.  I am so excited for this, but I am also apprehensive.  I don't know if you have ever been pregnant or when your were if you ever had that moment of not really believing you are pregnant.  Well, it's even harder when you are pumping your body full of hormones that cause symptoms that mimic the same symptoms of pregnancy.  I really want to go and POAS just to make sure...even though the blood test already confirmed that I am, in fact, pregnant with rising hCG numbers....I guess I just need to relax!

I only have 14 days left!  Wish me luck on staying sane and not giving in to the desire to use a HPT.

As always I love you all!  Have a beautiful day!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

And the beta number is......

Whoooooooooo! Second beta is on Thursday morning at 7:30am! :)  

I'm so excited!  If you don't know what that number means, that's okay!  It's the amount of hCG in my  blood...which means...I'm pregnant!  I know that I have said this already, but this is the official "the doctor says so" test!  Whooot!  

I'll update more later! :)

Monday, July 9, 2012

It's a digital world!

Good afternoon guys and dolls!  Tomorrow is my BETA! That is where they measure the amount of hCG in your blood!  I am super excited and I will update you on what that lucky number is when I get the results!

As for today (8dp5dt) I can share with you another exciting home pregnancy test!  This one was the one holding me back and making me nervous....the digital.

I thought I was done taking tests and was going to wait until the BETA, however my friend Tiffany demanded a digital and my IM seemed to be extremely nervous.  So I didn't pee from 10:15am until I got home from work at 12:30ish pm today.  I picked up a pack of two digital tests on my way home and took one as soon as I got home...it was negative. :(

I was kinda bummed/worried.

I wasn't sure if I was going to take the second test today or in the morning.  I wanted my urine to be as concentrated as possible (lovely right?)

I realized, however, that I tend to drink more water in the AM than I do in the PM.  It was easier to not have to pee....So I was able to wait...and wait...and wait....and then at 4:00pm, I took the last and final test [I swear I wouldn't buy more (I can hear my surro sisters laughing at me now)].

Here it is...the wonderful and beautiful word without the ugly "NOT" before it!!!!

AHHHH!!!  I'm so very excited!!! :)

Love to you all!

Saturday, July 7, 2012

A LONG LONG time coming!!!

I'm not going to start with an apology about how long it has been since I have updated you regarding my surrogacy journey.  We spent these many months in limbo, not knowing what the next step would be and writing about nothing seemed mute and depressing.

On to today, the now, the lately!

M & M decided to give an embryo donor a try since they no longer had any frozen embryo's and the odds of a successful transfer using an embryo donor were greater than if they did.

The donor's eggs were retrieved on Tuesday June 26th and 9 of them fertilized with M (IF)'s sperm!! What a great number!!

On Sunday July 1st this little beauty, who I have dubbed M & M Mini, was transferred into my uterus:

 This is an artistic version I made for my IP's! :)

As the worst kind of POAS addict, I started peeing on HPT's at 3dp5dt...I thought I had a very faint line, however I wasn't convinced that what I was seeing was a positive or the control line...So I kept peeing....

The following 3 photos are at 4dp5dt....with a trained surro eye...you can see very faint lines....the third photo was taken in the evening, so 4.5dp5dt....You can see the line easier in that one.



5dp5dt was not a very exciting day....The lines didn't seem to get darker and I was worried that was a bad sign...I had also used up 5 digital tests that all said "NOT PREGNANT" which is quite depressing....Stupid digitals!  So I didn't  take any pictures and may have pouted a little. :)

Now on to this morning...after peeing on the last test I had at 4am, which was a negative digital, I decided that I would just wait until my BETA test on Tuesday.  However, being the addict that I am, I got up out of bed, got dressed, held my pee, and went to the store to buy more tests.  I know...I have issues....

I got home and took the test (First Response Early Results)....and within less than a minute, this is what I got...

I'm pregnant!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

After 1.5 years on this journey with my IP's, two failed cycles, one incomplete cycle because of the embryo falling apart, I'm PREGNANT!!!

Of course the numbers of the BETA(s) will be the tell all...and then the first ultrasound, but the magic HPT stick says M & M Mini is here to stay!!!  WHOOO HOOO!!

That's it for now!  I will try to keep this darn thing updated!

Love you all!