Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Tuesday, February 19, 2008


The ultrasound went great! It was amazing to see - especially the heartbeat. We were blown away. Everything is measuring great at 8w1d and the heartbeat was very strong at 171 bpm. I will post a picture tomorrow.

Thank you so much for your positive comments and support. I was so worried going into the ultrasound and I can't express how much your thoughts and words helped.

I am pretty sure I am going to float around on cloud 9 the rest of the day - with only minor stop-offs to puke! :)

Monday, February 18, 2008


The ultrasound is tomorrow afternoon and I am scared to death. I will be 8 weeks. I am so nervous there won’t be anything to see. Even though I still feel nauseous and my boobs still hurt – both of which I am taking as very positive signs – I can’t help but feel this horrible anxiety.

I had a nightmare over the weekend that I started bleeding. That definitely hasn’t helped the ‘ol anxiety levels. I know there is nothing I can do to change the outcome – I just wish I didn’t have to wait!

I am encouraged by so many recent positive ultrasounds in IF blogland. I hope and pray that we have one too!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentine’s Day!

My husband is coming home tonight and I can’t wait to see him! His flight should be in around 5 or 6, so still a little unsure what we are doing for dinner. We will celebrate this weekend – although nothing big, just a nice relaxing dinner out.

On another positive note: it has been more than 24 hours since I last puked! Yay! I still feel very queasy which is okay. I really want to avoid workplace vomiting for as long as I can.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Snow day

I am a wuss – I called the RE nurse this morning to ask if there was anything they could prescribe for the morning sickness. Last night I had another out-of-nowhere puking episode – luckily I was much closer to the bathroom so I made it in time! I feel like such a loser asking for meds after only a week. :)

The nurse just called back and told me to take vitamin b-6 twice a day. She said if that doesn’t help they can call in a prescription, but they make you drowsy and she wants to avoid that.

Even though the constant queasiness and surprise vomiting aren’t making me feel awesome – it does really excite me to think that things are progressing. This is a hard thing to make someone (like my poor husband) understand. He is out of town this week and feels terrible he isn’t here to help me.

Thanks for the suggestions too. I remember reading Katie’s apples story and thinking (1) gross! sorry, Katie! :) (because I couldn't imagine ever having morning sickness), and (2) that was some quick thinking on Katie’s part. From now on I am going to start carrying a few extra bags in my purse and briefcase – just in case. We are snowed in today, so at least I don’t have to worry about any workplace puking for the day!

One more week until the ultrasound! Yay!

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Morning sickness strikes

Either that or my subconscious must really hate doing the laundry. I had just eaten breakfast and was starting the laundry. All of the sudden my stomach felt sick and before I could even make it to the stairs (washer/dryer in basement – no bathroom), I threw-up in my hand! It was horrible! I kept running to the bathroom and threw-up a few more times. I have never gotten so sick so fast.

I just hope it doesn’t happen like that at work – my cube couldn’t be further from the bathroom!

Thursday, February 7, 2008


I have a terrible cold which I am blaming on a number of people including my husband, boss, and co-workers. Not that I am innocent since I came back to work today not completely healthy. I don’t have a fever any more, but I do sound like an 80 year-old chain smoker and feel like hell. I would have stayed home but my boss called me yesterday to “check up” on me – which really meant he had a lot of work for me to do in advance of his trip to Europe next week. I will be doing the dance of joy all next week while he is gone!

The RE nurse told me I could take sud.a.fed, rob.out.ssin dm, and ty.len.ol. I was a little hesitant to take anything, but I finally took some sud.a.fed (pseudophedrine free) so I could breathe enough to fall asleep.

Not too much news to report. My boobs are still sore and I may have had my first brush with morning sickness on Tuesday. I say may have because the nauseousness could have been related to the cold – but I going to pretend it was morning sickness anyway. Only an infertile would be glad she almost threw-up at work! I also have a light yellow/greenish color CM. Not sure if this is related but I’ve had it for about a week or two.

My ultrasound is 12 days and we can’t wait!