Wednesday, October 31, 2012

six weeks

When I got my surprise BFP, I immediately contacted the RE that I had consulted with just one week prior in my new city. Crazy to think when we were having that conversation and I left his office feeling dismayed that a surprise pregnancy was in the works. Thankfully, I had met with him and my file was there so I was able to get a prescription for prog.esterone immediately and start monitoring right away.

Betas increased nicely and I went in for my first ultrasound a few days ago. At the six week appointment things were looking good. We even got to see a heartbeat!  We were not expecting that so early. With my 3 other pregnancies we did not see a heartbeat until closer to 7 weeks (one which eventually stopped at 21 weeks and one at 7.5). It is still SO early, and I am very aware that things could change at any moment. Trying to remain cautiously optimistic however!

Morning sickness (well more like all-day sickness) has kicked in full force. This is the worst I have ever felt with pregnancy, which I'm hoping is just a good thing. Whereas before during first trimesters I felt tired and a little bit nauseous all of the time, and very nauseous at times... This time I feel tired and VERY nauseous ALL of the time.  I've also been getting migraines, which is a new not-fun symptom. I'm not complaining over here! Just noting the symptoms and differences. Hoping this pregnancy progresses and I make it to the second trimester and beyond to bring this baby home.

Because we did not do treatments this round, we did not do l.ovenox. Currently I am on prescription prenatal, Fol.gard and baby aspirin. My last RE and this new one had both said that despite the recent finding of autoimmune factors, they didn't think it was necessary. But they were also kind of on the fence- meaning they would prescribe it if we insisted. I am currently not on l.ovenox and this has had me a bit worried. The RE seemed more firm in his belief that I do not need it at my last appointment, and suggested I get one final opinion from a peri.natologist, which I will do next week. The RE gave me a little speech about love.nox being a big deal. Well, my thought it is also a big deal to lose a baby, especially the further along you get in pregnancy.  More than anything I want peace of mind that I am doing what I should to sustain this pregnancy- I would hate for this to end badly and have regrets later.


8 comments:

  1. If you do end up needing Lovenox, keep in mind that I have a two month supply left over - the only meds I haven't managed to get rid of yet. I hate to see expensive meds go to waste and will gladly give them to anyone who has a need for them!

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    1. Thanks for the offer, Annie! That medication is expensive indeed. I should know later next week where we are going with it and will update. Thanks again.

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  2. Yeah for a wonderful u/s. A friend of mine went through IF with her first child and was on lovenox for her entire first pregnancy. She got pregnant naturally earlier this year (by surprise). She has not taken lovenox at all this pregnancy. She is due in 5 weeks. Just thought i would share a success story with you. I wish you a happy & healthy pregnancy.

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    1. Hi, Leslie- Thanks for sharing that information. Success stories do help ease my concerns! I appreciate the good wishes and wishing the best right back atcha.

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  3. Praying for you every day mama! So glad things are progessing as they should. Seeing the heartbeat had to be amazing, especially if you weren't expecting to.

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    1. Dawn, I appreciate the prayers so much!! You are getting close- how exciting. :) Thanks again.

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  4. Oh CeCe I am so happy for you!

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