Wednesday, September 29, 2010

That little flutter!

I had an ultrasound this morning and everything looks good.  We were able to see the flutter of the heartbeat!  The rate was 131 beats per minute.  I'm just amazed that a 7mm baby can already have a heartbeat!

I think that (for me) a heartbeat equals a real baby.  I think.  There are still so many weeks until the end of my first trimester.  All this worry...what will I be like when I actually have a baby?!

I'm off to an early pregnancy nutrition workshop tonight.  I hope they can give me some interesting lunch ideas.  I hate making my lunch for school everyday.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Lovely Autumn Days in Calgary

I took my nephews to Bowness Park on Sat. for a few hours.  The weather in Calgary is PERFECT and the colours are amazing!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Do sloths sleep this much?

For the past three nights I've been in bed by nine.  I. Am. Tired.  It really sucks that all my favourite shows come on at nine. :-(

I need a PVR.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Is time standing still?

It feels as if time is standing still.  I hope all weeks don't feel like this.  I get to have another ultrasound on Monday.  Perhaps I'll hear the heart beat??  Or maybe it's too early.

I want this first trimester to be over so that I can stop worrying about every little cramp.  I also can't wait to tell everyone!!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Everything is Pearfect!

The ultrasound today showed my little baby in the PERFECT position, IN my uterus, not my tubes!!!  Wooohooooo!!!

I have a cyst on my left ovary, but the radiologist said that it was nothing to worry about and the pain would eventually go away (which it has).

My baby is 4 mm big!!!  It's measuring perfectly for 5 1/2 weeks!  It was sooooo great to see the babe so early.  I feel very lucky to have such a great doctor.  She doesn't f-around!

In celebration, I went out and bought a small teddy bear and a onesie.  It is NOT easy to find cute, gender neutral clothes.


Wednesday, September 15, 2010


My numbers are more than doubling!!!  Wooohooo!!!  But a new development...this morning, while have a bowel movement I felt a very sharp pain on my left side.  It was pretty bad, and made me want to stop going to the bathroom.  So when I called to get my beta number, I mentioned it to the nurse.  She said she would discuss it with the doctor and call me back later in the day.

They called around 11:30 and told me they had scheduled an emergency ultrasound at 2:15!  They were worried about the possibility of an ectopic pregnancy.

Ahhhhh, I'm a teacher!  It's not like I can just leave work at a moments notice!  I asked for the number of the clinic, to see if I could possibily reschedule for later in the day.  The nurse stressed to me that it was an emergency and I was lucky to get an appointment so quickly.  Grrrrrr.

I called the clinic anyway, hoping to reschedule.  They told me I didn't have an appointment for today, I had one for tomorrow!  That's perfect!  Not at all what my doctor wants, but perfect for me!  So I called my doctor back and left a message with the change in appointment date.  Waiting a day was NOT what my doctor wanted, but I really felt fine, except for 'something' obviously on my left side.  I didn't really think I was going to die of internal bleeding overnight.

So tomorrow I go for the ultrasound.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010


So my blood test result has come back with a beta of 823!  This is considered 'very strong' for 17 dpo.

Sooooo why the hell was I bleeding for several days?  I'm STILL bleeding a little.

Today I went for another blood test.  I'll find out tomorrow if my numbers are doubling, or if all this bleeding actually means something.

Monday, September 13, 2010


Despite keeping my cell phone first in my pocket, and then on my desk, I still managed to miss the call from the clinic. :-(  When it rang there was another teacher using my room, so that's how I know I missed it.  So I called them back, again.  Sooooo frustrating!!

BUT then I got home and had a message on my machine...from 8 am!  The nurse said she had, "good news!".

I feel relieved, but AF is in full swing.  How is that possible?  Is this just 'vaginal bleeding'?  Could the blood test be wrong?  Will they send me for another in a couple of days?

I will call them back tomorrow to find out.


Sunday, September 12, 2010


The clinic faxed in a requisition for a blood test today.  I feel like crap - totally exhausted.  The bleeding has turned into full-blown AF.  I went to visit a friend after the test and all I could do was lay on her couch and try not to fall asleep.  I'm great company.  It feels like my uterus is going to fall out.

I have to call the clinic tomorrow, and then wait for them to call me, in order to get the results.  I HATE not being able to speak to an actual person when I call.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Oh, no!

Ahhhhh, now I'm bleeding!  WTF?  Very, very dark, then bright red, then very, very dark.  Am I having a period?  What was with the positive pregnancy test the other day?

I've called the fertility clinic and now I just have to wait for someone to call me back.


Friday, September 10, 2010

Celebrating too early?

So I went out for dinner tonight with a few friends from work.  It was really nice to celebrate my BFP.  But after dinner I felt really full, like I'd eaten too much, but I hadn't.  Then I got a mild menstral-like cramp that would not go away.  At around 10 pm I went to the bathroom and felt a lot of pressure and bloating.  There was a small mass of tissue in the toilet.

Did I just have a miscarriage?  Is this a 'chemical pregnancy'?  Did I do something wrong?

Feeling very alone right now.

Your due date is...

I called the clinic to let them know about my BFP.  I was wondering if I needed a blood test to confirm.  I had read online about people getting their 'beta' numbers every couple of days.  If they double, it's a sign of a healthy pregnancy.  The clinic said that it wasn't necessary, and that the home pregnancy test is completely reliable!

They basically said, "Congratulations!  If the home pregnancy test is positive, then you're pregnant!  You can now contact your family doctor.  Your due date is May 12th. If you need our help again, just give us a call."

I then inquired about my other two 'units' of liquid gold and they told me I had already paid a storage fee for a certain amount of time.  The lab will call me when another payment is due.  I want to make sure I have those units---just in case!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

AF, where are you?

So AF should have arrived by today or yesterday...but she hasn't!!!  I've bought two types of tests: one from the dollar store for $1.25, and a double pack from the drug store for $14.00.  I wonder if the inflated price is worth it??  I'll find out tomorrow morning!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Some things are irresistable!

I know I shouldn't be buying baby stuff, but when you find something so CUTE and so gender neutral, well, you just have to pounce!
The matching fleece blanket had to come home with me as well.
Aren't my flowers pretty?