Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Bump Ahead!

Happy 23rd Birthday to my beloved Abe!!!

I had started Letrozole (fertility drug) in September. December was my last month. I prayed & hoped it would work but I didn't get my hopes up, Abe & I were already planning ahead. We'd wait a year - save up some money for artificial insemination. Abe would get one more summer with me in bikinis. 

Being the Christmas holidays I wasn't really paying attention to timing and when I checked my cycle beads app I realized... Hey I'm 4 days late, with this drug I was always very punctual, sometimes even early. 
Then I started to think, my boobs were more sore then usual, I'd been napping a lot & peeing like crazy! 
Silly me didn't have a pregnancy test around but I did have an ovulation one and after googling it the next morning I decided to see what it would say. Well it was positive. 
I got my husband to buy a pregnancy test before work, I'd take it the next morning. 

~The Test. 
Abe was very particular he wanted us to find out at the same time. 
So I took the test & placed it on the sink & we waited... Both looked... A very dark plus sign was all I saw, I WAS FINALLY PREGNANT!
We told all our family members within the next few days. I called the fertility clinic & they set up an appointment for an ultrasound - February 13th. 
I called CF clinic & got in touch with the dietitian & physiotherapist. 

~More pills. 
I right away ordered my favorite prenatal vitamins from iherb - New Chapter Organics Perfect Prenatal: Multi Vitamin, Herbs, Minerals. I also starting drinking a cup a day of mama's red raspberry brew, as I've hit my second trimester I'm taking 2 cups a day. Ordered vitamin B6 (100 mg daily) & ginger (1 capsule a day) to keep morning sickness away, my sisters have had horrible morning sickness during their pregnancies.
9 weeks old

I'm so very thankful that I've only thrown up once and if I don't let myself get too hungry I don't get nauseated either!

~Our little sweetheart. 
February 13th seemed to take forever to come but it finally did! We got to see our sweet baby move its little hands & I saw the heart pumping. The ultrasound machine didn't have sound & it was too early to hear the heartbeat anyways. 
Doctor Elliot confirmed what my apps had said, our due date is September 19th. He also referred me to the high risk pregnancy specialist I'll be seeing, that appointment is March 21st, 6 days before my 25th birthday!


erinn. said...

yayyy!! i'm SO excited for you two!! <3

missa said...

Praise God!!! We are so happy for you and will be praying for you during this journey!!!

StrongJoy said...

Hey there! So happy to have stumbled across your blog! I have CF and my husband and I are wanting to start a family and let me tell you, it's so encouraging to hear your story! Praying for your pregnancy. You go girl! :)