Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Something new

I need opinions please.  Today I have had lots and lots of discharge (tropical rainforest in the underpants kind) which is completely normal from what I have read online.  But tonight is the something new part, I wiped and there was very large (to me) about the size of a grape not completely clear blob of mucus.  Should I be concerned?  I'm going to call the doctor tomorrow but thought maybe one of you ladies would know.  Thanks in advance.


Just got a call back from the doctor and they said that it is probably just normal discharge and they will check things out further next Friday at my appointment.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Not sure why

Depending upon what website you look at you either start your second trimester at 13 weeks or 13 weeks 3 days or at 14 weeks so I chose the middle one.  That would have made me start my second trimester on Wednesday.  Thursday morning we woke up early to start our driving journey to Branson, MO (about 5 hours away) to spend the weekend.  Guess what that is the morning that I started to have morning sickness, so we had to stop in a McD's parking lot so I could do my thing behind a dumpster because nothing was open.  This is the craziest thing to me because I thought all of that stopped when you start your second trimester not start up.  But it's fine I will deal with it, just no more long car rides until after the babies are born.

I have a prayer request to ask you ladies, there is a woman in the same town that I live in that is battling IF (she just found out from her OB that they want her to go to an RE, she is not taking the news well, but who does).  She is not to the point where she wants to talk to anyone about all of this, the only reason I know is because her grandmother knows what I have gone through and has asked me questions that she is afraid to ask her granddaughter. I got a call yesterday from the grandmother and she told me that she had a miscarriage on Thanksgiving.  I feel so sorry for her because Thanksgiving will never be the same to her again.  Kind of like Christmas for me (I am still afraid of what this Christmas is going to be like) I had my first two miscarriages on Christmas Day (2009 & 2010).  So please pray that this woman can get a sticky bean.

Monday, November 28, 2011

The Liebster Award

So I have heard about these blog awards but have not looked into how to get one or anything but my fellow blogger/friend Amy just nominated me for the Liebster Blog Award, this is very exciting to me.

Liebster is a German word which means "dearest" or "beloved." It is also used to refer to as someone's "favorite" and the idea of the Liebster Blog Award is to bring attention to blogs with less than 200 followers that deserve more recognition and encouragement. So, this award is to share with those blogs that you love to love... you know... the ones that you can't wait to see a new post from because some how, some way, the blogger seems to always put words to things in a way that touch deeply to the core of us. 

There are certain rules that are to be followed:

  • Thank the giver and link back to the blogger who gave it to you.
  • Reveal your top five picks and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog.
  • Copy and paste the award on your blog
  • Hope that the people you've sent the award to forward it to their five favorite bloggers and keep it going! 

Now to the hard part, I have to pick the top five favorite blogs that I follow.   I just want all of you to know that I love all of your blogs and wish I could pick all of you.  But I can't so here is my list:

Jess at My Notes on TTC & Life - you are an amazing and strong person.  I like that you post almost everyday it always gives me something to look forward to.

Kate at IF in big sky country - I can not wait until I have the triplets and take pictures of them doing fun stuff like you do, they are so cute.  PS where have you Friday Farm Photos gone?

Cori at Sheldon Shack - I believe you are the first blog that I started to follow.  I can not believe that we are both pregnant all the hard work has paid off.  Go us.

Jill at Williams Family - Your blog is the newest one that I'm following, your daughter is adorable and I'm sure your son is going to be just as cute.  Congrats on making it to the half way point.

Joey at The Childless Mom - Your cycle sounds so much like my last one and I really really hope that it turns out the same.

Congrats.  All of you are such inspiration to me and other people.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Lots to be thankful for

This is my first time scheduling a post (I wanted to make this list over a couple weeks so I do not forget anything) so lets see if I can do this right.

- First and foremost I am thankful that I am pregnant to three babies and everything seems to be going well.
- That DH and I stuck together through all the IF stuff and did everything that we could to make it happen (there were some really tough times).
- My mom went to all the appointments with me that DH couldn't just so I wouldn't have to go alone (you will get to go to an u/s appointment soon, I promise)

- I had so many people willing to use their prayers on me through this battle and they are still praying (which is needed, thank you)
- I have met so many wonderful women that I would not have met if I didn't go through all of this, (shout out time)....Amy with My Journey Through TTC and Jess with My Notes on TTC & Life the both of you are so great, there are not even words to describe.  I pray that you get your sticky beans soon.
- Sis & Kristen thought this cycle was going to be the one so they bought me a monkey baby toy (sis said the IF prayer over it A LOT), baby socks and baby hangers.  Instructions were to rub them on my belly (and the crazy thing was I actually did it)
- Dr. Hart helping me by using her acupuncture skills and just listening when I wanted to cry.  And for introducing me to Michael Buble.
- I'm happy that I do not have to turn 30 next September with no baby.  I was really having a hard time with the thought of it at my last birthday, but little did I know that I was pregnant on my birthday with 3 babies.
- For the nurses and REs at Washington University for calling me back every single time, even though some of my questions were kind of ridiculous.
- That DH actually wants to go to Branson for Thanksgiving and seems to be excited about it.  The best part is both of our families are going also.
- For my co-workers being supportive and not complaining once when I had an appointment and for being understanding when I had to just drop everything and rush to the RE's office.
- Sis helping me clean when I am to tired to do it myself so I don't feel sad when I come home and my house is a mess.
- That I talked to someone about not being able to conceive for 2 years,  4 years ago and they encouraged me to go to my OB to talk about it.
- DH has not complained (at least not to me) about me not cooking at night and basically letting me just sleep when I get home from work AND for putting up with my crazy mood swings (I thought this was always an excuse for pregnant women to go nuts) but I know that I'm being unreasonable but can not stop when I'm in the mood.
- That God and I have that connection again, I had a bit of a falling out with God.  But now I am back to praying every single day.  I would sit in Church during the falling out and anytime the priest would say anything about helping people find God, I would actually cry thinking I really needed to go to confession to explain myself, instead I did it through prayer and it helped.
- I am thankful that I have three fur babies that always made me smile when I needed it. (Porkchop, Browning & Huey)
- I'm thankful for anything else that I am missing.


I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving, eat lots.

Monday, November 21, 2011

The weekend

I titled the post this because this was the weekend that sis and I were going to clean out my spare bedroom so I could move the stuff junk from the nursery room in to it.  This is how it went down I went through two totes of stuff and then went into the room moved stuff around, sat on the bed and just stared at everything with that overwhelming look on my face.  What the heck am I going to do with all of this stuff, I can't get rid of it because I use it but I need to find a new location.  I need DH to go in with me to help figure stuff out.

On a better note I ordered a new washer and dryer last week, thanks to mom, dad, MIL & FIL I will get it on the 28th.  It may sound ridiculous but I am really excited to wash stuff with it.

A major note made over the weekend, the babies do NOT like cherry poptarts, this is the first time I ate something and was immediately in the bathroom after.

Jessica and Amy I just left the post office so you should have your stuff on Wednesday.  I believe that is what the lady said.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Forgot to mention

In my last post I forgot to mention a big milestone.  I got to stop PIO shots on Saturday, I'm really excited and so isn't my tush. YIPEE.

The genetic counselor just called and said the triplets look perfect.  Thank you God.

This is a dream I had last night.  I am in the hospital sleeping and all of a sudden all of these people just start running in waking me up.  We were doing a trial vaginal birth of triplets.  First off don't know how you do a trial version, second I'm going to have a c-section done.  It was a really crazy dream but is not the first crazy one I've had.  Just a preview of other dreams I've had, I delivered the babies myself in my bed, a tiger was trying to get me, someone broke into my house trying to kill me, there was someone walking through the woods in front of my house and my dad punched them (it was my uncle).  Those are the only ones that I can remember right now, but I do not know where I come up with this stuff.  Well then there are the sex dreams that I'm not even going to get in to.

Monday, November 14, 2011

11/14 Appointment

This was a very very long day.  We arrived at the doc office at 8am after driving 2 hours.  I was called in to have my u/s pretty quick (which was super great) as soon as she put the probe on my belly Baby B started moving its hands (either waving or telling us to go away so it could go back to sleep).  This appointment was a nuchal translucency screening (do you ask what this is b/c I had no idea until I asked?) which is:
The NT test uses ultrasound to measure the clear (translucent) space in the tissue at the back of your developing baby's neck. Babies with abnormalities tend to accumulate more fluid at the back of their neck during the first trimester, causing this clear space to be larger than average.

I'm waiting to hear the final results but the ultrasound tech told me they want the measurement under 3 and they were way under that.  So that is good.

Okay for the stats 
Baby A measured 58.8 mm with 160 bpm
Baby B measured 54 mm with 158 bpm
Baby C measured 58.1 mm with 156 bpm

Some cute info about each one:
Baby A moved a little at first but fell asleep and was not cooperating at all
Baby B very active, waving & doing crunches
Baby C very active and sucking its thumb

The u/s tech wanted Baby A to move so she had me cough and it was so funny it looked like Baby B & C were in a snow globe b/c they started moving all over but it didn't even faze A.  I believe this one takes after DH b/c he is almost impossible to wake up.

This is where the very long day comes into play, the u/s tech said the OB wanted to talk to DH and I (I didn't have an appointment set up to see her), so we had to see if there was an appointment available, there was one at 11:30 so we had to wait an hour and a half.  DH was kinda freaking out thinking that something was wrong (I was worried also but not as much).  We went to the cafeteria to eat and waited, then waited some more.  We didn't get to see the OB until 1pm, I felt very very sick at this point b/c I needed more food BAD.  Guess what, all she wanted to know was if I had any freaking questions everything was fine otherwise. 

Went to Iowa over the weekend to DH's grandparents farm to help them do some chores.  All I have to say is I hope the trio loves to watch the cows as much as I do.  This weekend sis and I are going to start cleaning out the spare bedrooms so I can move stuff out of the future nursery to start painting.  I can not wait to show all of you what we are doing to the nursery.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Officially at 11 weeks

I had a great time Friday night we went out to eat at Lotta Watta Creek with my parents, sis, cousins and aunt.  I love spending time with family, with all the kids and excitement.  The bonfire and hayride was a success, it was great to see all the people that came, you really know how  much support you have when they help celebrate your big news.
I didn't want to start doing this until I was out of my first trimester but felt that it is time, to start keeping track.

How far along:  11 WEEKS
How big is baby:  About 2" long about the size of a lime
Maternity clothes:  Nope...lots of stretchy pants when I'm home though
Sleep:  Trying sleep on my side as much as possible (but wake up on my stomach still)
Best moment of the week:  Saw Baby B move on the u/s on 10-31
Food cravings:  Biscuits and gravy and cherry icee (but not at the same time)
Food aversions:  Pretty much everything I smell makes me nauseous
Symptoms:  nauseous, lots of sneezing, sore boobs, cramping, discharge, back pain
Movement:  Nothing that I feel
What I’m looking forward to:  My next u/s on 11/14
What I miss:  Eating something other than oatmeal.
Next appt:  11/14

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Little Couple

I have followed the Little Couple on TLC since the show started and have went through my IF journey while they were going through theirs.  I was beyond happy for them last night when they got the BFP, then the black screen with 6 weeks later pops up.  Jenny was right when she said that no parent should have to go through a miscarriage, I feel for them.  However they did announce that they are going to continue on with the journey and try IVF again, good for them.  I hope they get the baby of their dreams, along with all of  my other IF blogger friends.