Sunday, November 27, 2011

Five weeks 6 days

Last Wednesday at 5 weeks 2 days, I had a third HCG level drawn. It was 1840! A great number for this stage! The nurse said she or another nurse from the office will call Friday or Monday to schedule an ultrasound. I told her that I have an appointment for a pap smear on Dec 8th that I scheduled 2 months ago and I was wondering if I could just make that into my first appointment. She said she will ask the doctor and let me know, but that they might be able to get me in for an ultrasound before then. While I would love to see the baby, I am worried that at 6 weeks, the baby will be too small to see anything. I have read that the heart usually starts beating this week and I really want to see that. If I go before it starts beating, it will really worry me that something is wrong. They didn't call Friday so when they call tomorrow, I will ask the nurse what she thinks I should do.

I also asked about taking a calcium supplement. I am concerned about taking one because they all have vitamin D. I take a vitamin D supplement already because I have a deficiency, and I don't want to take too much. The nurse said she's going to ask the doctor, but to try to find a prenatal vitamin with more calcium, since my current one only has 15%.

We just got back from spending Thanksgiving with Todd's mom. It was so hard to not tell her! But we discussed ways to tell her at Christmas and we are thinking about getting her an ornament that is grandma related, something like #1 Grandma, or I love Grandma. We also stopped by ACMoore and found a cute scrapbook for my mom. She does scrapbooking and we are planning to get her a bunch of baby-related scrapbook stuff. The book we found has a slot to put a picture so we will put the ultrasound picture there.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Four weeks Five Days

On November 11, 2011 (my dad's birthday), when I was 11 days past ovulation, I decided to test. My girls' from the TTC Trio (my trying-to-concieve buddies) said I should test because of all the elevens. So I woke up when Todd left for work and went and took 2 tests. After the 5 minutes I looked and the faintest of lines were showing on both tests!
I was so excited! I texted my best friend "I'm pregnant!" I tried to go back to bed, but I couldn't sleep, so I just laid there until my doctor's office opened. I called them and asked to come in and take a blood test. I went and took it and they called later and confirmed that I was pregnant but it was very early. I was only 3 weeks and 4 days pregnant.

I left work that day and I was thinking of ways to tell Todd. Suddenly, about halfway home, I REALLY had to pee! I tried to hold it until I got home but I knew that wouldn't happen. I stopped at a Dunkin Donuts and couldn't hold it anymore. I peed in the car! I was so ashamed and embarrassed. I came home and jumped in the shower. Todd came home just as I got out. He asked what was going on. I said I had to take a shower because I had peed myself. He asked why and I said "Because apparently that's what PREGNANT people do!" He gasped and started jumping up and down and hugging me.

Yesterday at 4 weeks 4 days, I went back for another blood draw. It came back much better this time at 305, a perfectly respectable number for that point. They want me to come back next Wednesday for one more blood draw. If it is over 1500, they will then schedule my first appointment and ultrasound.