Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Scan #2

Well unfortunately I was never able to upload the pictures from the first scan because it turns out they were not in the right format to be able to do so. :-/  BUT .... today was my nuchal translucency scan (at 11 weeks and 2 days) and THIS time I can upload a photo!!  So here it is, below! :-)

Everything looked good on the scan, and aside from feeling nauseous pretty much 24/7 for the last 4 weeks (hence my general absence from the blog!) all seems to be progressing well.  Today was the first time I actually got to hear the heartbeat (rather than just see it flickering away!) and this time it was going at 159bpm!  On Monday (26th) I will officially be 12 weeks!!  Woohoo!


Thursday, August 25, 2011

Scan #1

So, I had my first scan on Tuesday (7wks 1day)!  I was nervous that there wouldn't be anything there(!) but one wee fetus popped up on the screen and everything looked good, thank goodness!! (Pleeease may it continue that way!!)  The baby was measuring four days ahead of itself (7wks 5days) and I saw the flicker of a heartbeat!!  The heart rate was 142bpm. :-)

I wanted to upload the pictures from the scan here but am currently having some technical difficulties doing so. :-/  Hopefully I will figure it out soon so I can post them!


Monday, August 15, 2011

Second beta

So my doctor didn't do a second beta 48 hours after the first because she said she was happy enough with that number as it was.  But then a week or so later when I made an appointment to schedule my first scan, the doctor that time decided to send me for a second beta which I had done yesterday.

I got the result this afternoon and this time the beta is 33,000!  Going by online beta hCG doubling time calculators I have found, this equates to the numbers doubling every 2.5 days, or every 59.76 hours. :-)

Today I am exactly 6 weeks pregnant.  I have my first scan booked in for next Tuesday when I will be 7 weeks and 1 day pregnant.... I feel like time is going sooooo slowly while I wait until then!


Thursday, August 04, 2011

Beta result

So, today I got a beta blood test drawn, and at just 4.5 weeks pregnant it came back at 2790!!!! So that kinda explains why I was heaving and gagging so badly at work this morning.... the morning sickness has really kicked in already! While that in itself is not pleasant, I am still thrilled that it is because I am definitely pregnant, and - as the doctor put it - I have "raging hormones" going on with a beta like that this early on, LOL! :-D

So now I just have to figure out how to actually be able to function properly at work (while being sick) for the next however many weeks it lasts.......!


Monday, August 01, 2011


I think I am becoming a pee-on-a-stick addict, lol! I have done a few more tests now and each time the second line gets a little bit darker! Yay!! I still can't believe it. It still feels surreal as I don't really feel any different and can't quite believe this is happening!

My period was officially due today and so far nothing. Fingers crossed it stays that way!


Saturday, July 30, 2011

Time for an update...!

Well, my attempt to get pregnant in June ended in a BFN. :-( I was really sad about that, but also philosophical, given that it was the first attempt with the new donor.

As soon as my cycle started I got in touch with the donor again to see how he was placed to be able to donate again this cycle. (That is the only problem with having a known donor .... they also have their own lives, lol, and I knew that sometimes he has to travel out of town for work etc, so it is pretty much a month-by-month unknown as to whether he will be available to donate or not).

At first it looked doubtful that it would be possible to try this month (for various timetabling reasons), but in the end we were able to find a way to squeeze in some donations between the 15th and 17th of July.

Then this past Thursday (28th), I had a hair appointment. Because I always get a colour done as well as a cut, I thought "what the hell", I'd do a test, just to reassure myself that I really wasn't pregnant and that it would be safe to get the colour done! Thursday was only 10 days post ovulation so I really truly expected the test result to be stark white. I did the test, and to my total surprise there was the faintest, faintest second line ever!! I couldn't believe it .... in fact, I thought I was imagining it....!

So, yesterday (Friday) and today I have done a test again each day, and each day the line is still there but it is still extremely light. It is, however, only 12 days post ovulation today, so still another two days before my period is even due!!

So ....... while I am totally over the moon to see any line at all(!) I am also reminding myself that this is veeeerryy early, and anything can happen this early on (especially as lots of women don't even know they are pregnant at this stage and just get their period like usual, or a couple of days late, and are none the wiser). Ordinarily I wouldn't have even tested until my period was due, but it was just because of my hair appointment that I even bothered to test so early!!

So...... fingers crossed this sticks and that it settles in there for the long haul!!!!! :-D


Sunday, June 26, 2011

Another try

Just to update again .... well I met up with the known donor a couple of weeks ago and all went very well! He is a genuinely nice guy and seems to be doing this for the right reasons. We covered all the testing and contract side of things and continued to talk a lot about all of our expectations etc before proceeding.

Then, last week, we went ahead with the first round of donations! So, now I am officially in the two-week-wait .... eeeeeeee! :-) Two weeks feels like such a long time when you are waiting to see what the outcome is to such an important endeavor, lol!

I will know more in about a week's time ..... fingers crossed!