Friday, October 30, 2009

17 week ultrasound

I had my perinatal appointment today. Got there at 3:15, waited & waited until 4:45 to go back there. I was told they had a pregnant woman with twins who had a lot of complications. It was well worth it. The u/s tech asked me if we wanted to know what we were having and we said "yes" We got to see the brain, heart, kidneys, bones, etc.. Then she showed us the butt, thighs and then said.. you see here.. there are 3 lines.. so IT LOOKS LIKE A GIRL!! Wow.. a little girl. Amazing. She kept saying "She" and it just sounded so funny. I'm use to baby this and baby that. But we are having a baby girl.. our baby girl. God is really amazing! We saw her fist, then she waived, gave us a thumbs up, saw her foot and then we saw where it looked like she was clapping. Haa.. it was so sweet. Dr Yeagley is wonderful. She told me that we have a very healthy baby girl. We past the glucose testing and the downs syndrome test :) Dr Yeagley told me that my placenta was too low, which is a sign of Placenta Previa. She said I had a slight case of it and told me not to worry at all. I didn't want to hear those words. Yeagley said please do not look it up or read any books. It will heal itself and will keep a close watch on you. If I was in my 3rd trimester then it would be something to really worry about. God has brought us this far and I know He is in control. Please pray that the Placenta Previa will heal on it's own.

So.. we are having a GIRL!! and her name will be Lillyan Hope. Hope means so much to us, as we have never given up "Hope" God had a plan for us this whole time. I will put u/s pictures on here soon!!

More to come...

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Glucose Testing

I must say it wasn't that bad. I've heard such horror stories. The one I had tasted just like Hawaiian Fruit Punch. The lady made me drink it in 1 minute! I will never drink Fruit Punch again though. I felt so sick the rest of the day. Drained and headaches, I could barely eat.
But it's over. I didn't hear anything and I thought, Well they must have sent the results to the perinatal dr because they were so bad. My sister in law asked me today if I heard anything, so I just called the dr.
She told me that I passed!! Thank you Lord. Levels were 125 and anything over 155 is bad. I was so excited and happy that I didn't have to do the 3 hr. I really thought I would fail, considering I am insulin resistant and been taking metformin for 6 yrs. I guess I got it back to normal. Whew!! I was so happy to hear those words.

Tomorrow is the BIG day!! 17 week ultrasound and the perinatologist! I hope to hear the words "It's a boy or It's a girl" Please baby cooperate this time and don't be stubborn. You will have a small crowd of people just watching :)

More to come...

Thursday, October 22, 2009


We heard our baby's heart tone today. What a beautiful sound. It was just a ticking away. We heard the baby kicking and heard the placenta (whatever that means) But it was very sweet.
Blood pressure is 122/70.. woo hoo!! The bottom number keeps dropping.
I have to go Monday to do the Gestational Diabetes blood test. So not looking forward to that.

I'm getting bigger every day, 16 wks. I looked down one morning and thought when in the world did that happen. I'm now in maternity pants. Can't wear the shirts yet, which is okay.
I feel really good, headaches are slowing down.

Our 10 yr anniversary is 11/6. We want to do a "Babymoon" vacation, just a long weekend. Have no idea where to go. Some place warm. I found a maternity bathing suit at Target for $19. It's really cute. So where ever we go I will put it to use :)

Waiting on the perinatal app 10/30. Can not wait! Hoping to find out what we are having :) :)

More to come....

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

15 wks

Sorry it's been awhile since my last post. I'm enjoying this pregnancy and making it to the 2nd trimester. My energy is increasing.. woo hoo, but the headaches are still here.. boo hoo. But that is ok. I've felt little twitches and butterflies. What an amazing feeling. It took my stomach the first time I felt them. I feel more twitches, it says that the twitches are tiny kicks, but it's not that strong. If you aren't laying still you can miss it. I guess I'm real in tune with my body :)

15 wks, I still can't believe it. I've stopped taking the prednisone Saturday. I was nervous about that. I'm only doing the blood thinner injections (through out the pregnancy) baby aspirin and prenatals. That's it! I go to my obgyn on 10/22 to listen to the baby's heart tone. I go to the perinatal on 10/30, hoping this baby won't be stubborn so they can tell us "your having a boy, or your having a girl" I can't wait to hear those words. We invited Nana & Papa (Mom T and Dad T) to the ultrasound. I think it will be an awesome moment for them to share this special time with us. They've been waiting so patiently to become grandparent's so they can spoil them. Faith will have a cousin soon to play with :)

I wrote my testimony for Mag at myivf to post on her website. I was honored to be able to share our journey. Here is the link:
I've had several couples contact me about going overseas, God sure works in mysterious ways. It's a passion of mine to be able to share our journey and the ways God has worked in our life.

More to come....