Friday, January 15, 2010

My new TOY!

So today I received the best lil toy anyone pregnant woman can ask for!

You know my last post I stated that I ordered a rental fetal heart doppler. Well I got an email the next day of me ordering it and they were so generous and said "instead of sending it to you standard mail which was no charge we are going to send it to you 2day FedEx no charge." This website ROCKS www.bellybeats.com.

So as I sat on my toilet (TMI) I heard the FedEx truck and ran to the window to see if the FedEx guy was coming to my door and sure enough it was for me :) I ran back upstairs (yes I finished using the restroom LOL) and as I was talking to my sister on the phone I hurried and opened it up and placed the COLD jelly on my belly and heard my baby girls beautiful heartbeating... Since this one isn't a digital one as my sister counted 10 seconds I counted baby girls heartbeat and you are to times 6 by the counts of the heartbeat. It was around 150 bpm.

If anyone is interested in renting one go to www.bellybeats.com, and when you get to a place that says Referral Code put ROD4257. Also I got a 15% disc as well by reading my email from them first then ordering it.

Have a great weekend in the Lord!!!


Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Comments fixed, update on Midwife/Dr., Fetal Doppler-RENTED!

Okay I just wanted to let ya'll know that I fixed my comments to appear... Goodness I thought the person who made the template had it all wrong and it was ME! Go figure... LOL

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So I have came to the conclusion that I will start seeing Dr. M who I saw last Friday since my midwife was swamped which was fine with me. Since he was a little bit more interested in what the Reproductive Endo Dr knew about my uterus and wanting my records from him he also scheduled me an inhouse ultrasound here where I live so I decided to stick with him till after these next 2 appts. So that is where I am at now! My records have been requested from the RE dr and on the way we go...

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So today I went ahead and rented a Fetal Doppler from BellyBeats online. I was a little scared about renting one but I want to be able to hear Elanie's heartbeat before I go to sleep or whenever I want.

Okay that's it till tomorrow...

Monday, January 11, 2010

Midwife or Doctor?

Ok so many of you know of my "probable bicornuate uterus" and of me having a miscarriage in 2008. Well I have come to a point in this pregnancy that I think I should see a OB doctor and not my midwife. The reason I picked her in the beginning was because she was my midwife when I lost Nehemiah in 2008 and was so sweet and took care of me very well. This time around I feel that she doesn't know alot about my uterus and well the tech who did my ultrasound last Wednesday told me that I should have gone awhile back to have the Level II ultrasound cause now the baby is too big to look at my uterus. Another issue one day was when my midwife did an ultrasound on me at 13 wks she stated that the baby was on one side of my uterus and all the fluid was on the other side. The tech last Wednesday said that my midwife should of never of said that cause a baby can not live that way. Then on Friday I had my regular checkup at the clinic and I saw Dr. M which is someone I have never seen before which is fine with me cause I actually would like to meet different doctors since in a military hospital you see like 10 million... LOL true! When he came in he said my named looked familiar and I asked why and he said its cause im on the High Risk list and they have a meeting every month and discuss those on it. So he asked me how the Level II u/s go and I told him everything. I said the tech said I should of gone to her a long time ago like 12 weeks so she could see the uterus better. Dr. M said that he would of sent me back then too! Errrrr... Then he asked me if my midwife set up a ultrasound "in-house" which meaning in this military hospital and I said nope... He said he wants one done and then he said he wants my records from my Reproductive Endo Specialist. Sooooooooo.....

Stay with my Midwife or a Doctor?? I think I will follow up with Dr. M! He seemed more concerned which I like better.. I mean if im "high risk" shouldn't they be doing more?

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Ultrasound Pics

Here are my ultrasound pics starting from Week 5 till now Week 20... Enjoy!

This ultrasound was taken on my first OB appt with my midwife. Since I took Clomid she wanted to make sure there was a baby. As I held my hubby's hand *tight* all we saw was a little flicker of her heartbeat which was about 90 bpm.

This is from my 10w appt. All went well and at first we thought we saw boy parts but dr said it is the umbilical cord.
This one is my 13w OB appt.



And if you click here you can see the u/s pics from my Level II ultrasound at 20 weeks.

http://www.scrapblog.com/viewer/viewer.aspx?sbId=2448523

Enjoy!

~Melanie~

Thursday, January 7, 2010

From the beginning till now...

From the beginning.... (since I am just starting our pregnancy blog I will keep it short since it starts in June!)



~June 2009~

*6/30-started seeing a Reproductive Endo. Specialist (RE), ultrasound detected I have a thick lining on the top of my uterus which he said should not be a problem to TTC, ovaries looked good, blood was taken to check Progesterone level so that he could start me on Provera to start a period since I am irregular, and was given 2 months of Clomid to start helping me ovulate



~July 2009~

*7/1-was called the next day by my RE to not worry about taking the Provera because he could tell by my Progesterone blood level that my cycle was going to start within a week... He was right!



*7/14-started my cycle all on my own (answered prayer!)



*7/16-started taking Clomid for 5 days



*BD'd for the next couple of days...



*7/25-had my first follicle ultrasound done and none of the follicles were big enough for the surge shot



*7/28-had my second follicle ultrasound and still no follicles big enough for the surge shot, but nurse said to go ahead and take the shot on day 18 (7/31) just incase



No baby this time around... NEXT!



~August 2009~

*8/16-started cycle



*8/19-started 2nd round of Clomid for 5 days



*8/20-ultrasound at RE and follicles were still too small



*stopped going to RE because the 2 1/2 hr drive there and back was taking a toll on our cars and also I started college and just left it in God's hands...



*9/8-breasts starting hurting.. hmmmmm.. could it be or not??? hoping :)



*9/23-took a home pregnancy at church and it was +, called hubby in the bathroom and his response was "You are?!?!", called OB clinic to make appt for urine test to confirm



*9/24-went to OB clinic to confirm pregnancy, was called later that day to confirm + pregnancy and was told I was 5 weeks 3 days by my LMP



*9/29-had my 1st appt which was an orientation and lots of blood work, saw my midwife due to my breasts were a little lumpy but she said it was fine



~October 2009~

*10/1-had my 2nd appt with midwife for an annual pap and ultrasound, baby measured 5 weeks 5 days with a 90 bpm (5-6 weeks and the lovely morning sickness started at around 7 weeks)



*10/30 - had my 3rd appt with a OB dr since my midwife was delivering a baby, had an ultrasound done and saw baby kick and had a good heartbeat (10 weeks)



~November 2009~

*11/18-had my 4th appt with my midwife not only for a check up but the night before I thought I was spotting and I actually had a tear in my behind area from constipation but it scared me so I had her check (talk about embarrased!), she did another ultrasound due to my uterus being abnormal and we saw baby with a good heartbeat and a lil squirmy, referred to see a Maternal/Fetal Specialist for uterus and anatomy screening to have a Level II ultrasound (13 weeks and morning sickness started to subside except during the evening) **started feeling flutters**



~December 2009~

*12/2-went to the ER (you can't go to L&D till 20 weeks) due to feeling a little frequency when I would go #1, urine came back negative and was told to UP my fluids (I know it!), listened to the heartbeat and was sent to the OB clinic to talk to Dr. J and he went ahead and listened to heartbeat again :) made my day! (15 weeks)



*12/8-had my 5th appt with midwife, heard the heartbeat again and was sent to do blood work for Down Syndrome, etc...



*12/23-drove to Texas with hubby and dogs for Christmas and New Years and did pretty well with no swelling :)



*12/25-some family members felt baby a little bit



*12/29-saw my ex-boss/friend OB dr in Texas and he did an ultrasound for me, my sister, my step son J, my niece and nephew :) baby was facing my back



~January 2010~

*1/6-had my Level II ultrasound with my Maternal/Fetal Specialist, WE ARE HAVING A GIRL, anatomy screening passed with flying colors thanks to my Lord and Savior who I depend on daily :)



I prayed Hebrews 11:1 constantly and He heard my prayer and it was all in His timing!



~Melanie