June 24, 2009
No news is good news. I had the ultrasound yesterday at 7:30am. Yup that means I got up at six to start chugging back water. My tummy was so full of water that there was no room for breakfast. Then my bladder was so full it hurt to walk. For most of the ultrasound I just lay there and concentrated on not peeing my pants. The screen was hidden and F had to wait outside.The best part of the whole experience was when the ultrasound tech let me go to the bathroom half way through the appointment. What a relief. Apparently they only need a full bladder for the first part. Right at the end they let us look at a few pictures. Yay! That almost as much fun as finally getting to go pee.
After the appointment, I waited two days to see if anyone would call. No calls from my clinic or there’s. No news means nothing to worry about and my midwives will get a report in about a week.
Speaking of no news….it looks like we have a leg crosser. This baby is going to be a surprise and keep it’s private bits to itself. There is always a chance the lab tech didn’t want to tell us and the full report will have a little more info, but I am secretly hoping for a surprise. F really wants to know and so if we can find out we will, but until then I like the thought that I am just having a baby. None of that girl/boy business. Besides being a fun surprise, it also offers great protection from the world of pink and blue baby things.
June 21, 2009
Things I have said recently to F
- We will be fine in a one bedroom with the two of us, the dog, the cat and the baby. It may be a little hard to get your work done at home, but we can do it for at least a year. I just need to rearrange the closets.
- I don’t mind moving when I am 8 months pregnant, just not the month I am due in case I go into labour on moving day. We have lots of time to look for the perfect house.
- Lets go to the backcountry and camp a few more times this summer before the baby comes and our lives change forever. I am sure I can hike in with a pack if we pick one of the shorter trips.
- Don’t worry. You work today and I will spend the whole day packing the house.
- I heard that first babies are always late so I am booked to work until after my due date.
The update: Luckily F found us an amazing house and we are moving next week. I packed for two hours and went to bed. It turns out that pregnancy makes your ligaments relax and my back is just not up for all the bending and lifting. There will be no pack carrying this summer unless F carries everything heavy and I can fill mine with all the pillows I need to prop myself up all night since my stomach has decided to digest itself. Car camping and day hiking are the new summer plan.
June 19, 2009
Ah…there is nothing like it. The reassurance of listening to the heartbeat. Everything is ticketyboo so far.
Next week we have another ultrasound. It won’t be at the fancy shmancy private fertility clinic so it might not be as fun. This is no zen cocktail lounge with free bottles of water and happy smiling staff. At the public lab they won’t give us results while we are there and I am not even sure when, and if, F will be allowed in the room. We will have to wait until the lab writes up a report and sends it to the midwife clinic. My midwife says that if there is anything wrong they page the their clinic right away so no news is good news. It will all work out in the end. Overall, I am very grateful to be back in the public health care system that we have in Canada and no longer paying thousands for fertility treatments.
Does anyone know what happens with a belly button piercing during pregnancy. Do I have to take it out? I squealed like a pig when I got it done and don’t want to have to do that again.
June 7, 2009
While I was fretting about pregnancy and ultrasounds, F was going forward full steam ahead. She talked to realtors, mortgage agents and spent hours on line. Our conversations regularly were her talking about interest rates and me replying back about how many days until my next ultrasound appointment. F was worried about how the two of us, the cat – Moumee and dog – Miss Montana, plus baby were all going to fit in this one bedroom and have space for her mom when she comes to stay. My focus was on heartbeats, growth and ultrasounds. We were on completely different planets, but in the end it all came together beautifully. By the end of this month we will be living in our new house!
As part of moving to a new house and moving on there has been some serious shredding. Ten pages of fertility charts, pages of IVF instructions, IVF lab reports, donor short lists and natropathic instructions. The hardest pages to shred where the IVF medication instructions. Those pages were our life for weeks. How much of each medication, what time to take it and all the many appointments for monitoring, transfer and retrieval. IVF is no walk in the park. The papers I am taking with me are ultrasound pictures and the donor birth reporting card.
My belly is also moving on out. It is time to pack up the regular clothes and make room for maternity ones. That includes bras. Hooters have been growing to the tune of A,B and C. I will try to get those belly shots up soon! Things have been a little crazy here
June 7, 2009
We ran into a little snafu with the person who was going to take them. There are still here waiting to go to a new babymaking home. Email me if you can use them.
Free fe.rtility dru.gs looking for a new home to spread their baby making magic.
- 1 vial of Mena.pure 75 IU of LH
- 3 vials of Brav.elle 75 IU FSH
- 15 Prom.etrium hooha pills 100 mg
- I also have some Q caps, those syringe things that work with the Q caps and the saline to mix it with.
These all expire in 2010 so don’t wait, create!
Email me at infertilitybites at gmail.com if you are needing some baby making chemistry. (This is my temporary drug dealing email only. )