Monday, February 27, 2012

Sweet Pea

So today my baby is the size of a pea! How precious is that?!? In my first pregnancy, I remember reading books that would compare the size of the baby to different things. The first time, my baby didn't make it very far.

Come on sweet pea! This momma wants you to grow all the way to this!!! I think that is what I will call the little one for now. Sweet pea. Grow baby!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

6 weeks

Today marks another week pregnant for me! Every minute is a blessing. I have a little over a week until my first ultrasound and I am pretty nervous. I am ready for it to be here, but knowing what I could or could not see is scary. Symptoms wise, well I gotta few:

* exhaustion. not even fatigue but just flat out exhaustion all the time.
* starving most of the day
* sore chest
* some queasiness on and off
* visiting the bathroom more often
* preggo brain for sure

Pray for me as I leave on Wednesday of next week to go to Rock Eagle with our fifth graders. I'm afraid fitting in a nap will most likely not happen (-; Praying and hoping that this little bean will stay put and make a nice home for him/herself.

Monday, February 20, 2012

5 weeks 2 days

Feeling really blessed to have typed that up in the Title bar (-: Yes, I am well aware that I have a LONG way to go, but I'm feeling good and hopeful! I am having some symptoms, but nothing too crazy.

* sore chest...very, very sore...
* tired pretty much all the time
* have to use the bathroom it feels like every 10 minutes
* every now and then a twinge of nausea
* hungry every minute of the day

I am still trying to continue with my diet and exercise. I am still exercising 4 days a week and trying to eat healthily. The weekends are harder for eating as healthy as I want to, but I'm doing pretty good! I think the exercise is helping with the fatigue and I feel so much better after leaving the gym. I am so glad that I had five weeks of constant exercise and healthy eating to prepare me for this.

I am still over analyzing and scared at every little cramp or pull, but I know that it is all completely normal and trying to deal with it. Someone asked me the other day if I was letting myself get excited about this pregnancy and I can honestly say that I am not sure when that will happen. 12 weeks? 20 weeks? 24 weeks? Just not sure. We are taking it one day at a time because everyday for me being pregnant is a blessing.

Nick and I are without a kitchen for 3 weeks or so as ours is getting a makeover! It is exciting, but I just hope I can maintain my healthy eating. It is going to take some creativity for sure as of course cooking anything is not an option. Any creative ideas?!? As we speak I have spent most of my day off in the back bedroom with Sadie just relaxing and watching tv. It has been a much needed day of nothingness! Now to get ready to go to the gym in a couple of hours (-:

Friday, February 17, 2012

Beta #3

Beta #1: 48
Beta #2: 500+
Beta #3....


God is good!!! The nurse was so was really sweet (-: The doctor was more than pleased as that is a doubling time of 39 hours. The normal doubling time is 48-72!  No more blood work for me unless I have any bleeding...yay!! I go back March 6th for an ultrasound.  Yep, I'm still scared,  but God is very much in control! Please continue to pray for this pregnancy. I am so thankful for you! You have no idea (-; By the way, I am ABOVE normal for this time in my pregnancy...can you believe that??!?

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Beta #2

Good news!!!

Beta #1- 48
Beta #2 ......

OVER 500!!!!!

God is good and I am trying to be excited/optimistic/happy about this news, but I am so fearful. Doc wants more blood from me tomorrow bc when it is over 2,000 they can do an ultrasound! Oh dear Lord, please help me be able to teach my kiddos tomorrow and not think about that number constantly!!!

He's in control.

It is what it is.

I can do this.

Please pray for me!!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Are you ready for this?!

Are you ready to pray for me again?!?

We were shocked.

This came as a complete surprise.

I found out at only 9 dpo (days past ovulation).

At 12 days past ovulation my HCG was 48. NORMAL!

My progesterone is looking good!

I go back tomorrow for more blood work.

PLEASE say a prayer that I have a great number!

This is my fifth pregnancy for those that don't know and I am freaking out to say the least.

It feels different. I feel great.

Yes, I am still exercising (but being monitored by my trainer and doctor).

I will not lie. I check the toilet paper when I use the restroom, I cringe at every pull in my abdomen.

I am 4 weeks, 2 days.

God, this is Your baby. This is Your pregnancy. Do with it what You will. I am Yours and trust in You fully. I am scared. So, so scared. I want nothing more than to take this baby home, but only if it is Your will. I pray for a peace of mind. I pray for strength. 

Oh, how i need you to pray for me!