Monday, September 29, 2008

Happy Birthday to me!

So, Saturday was my 30th birthday! I went on an annual women's church retreat in north GA over the weeked and had such a great time. My stomach is sore from laughing so much. This was my 3rd one so I look forward to it each year. I decided not to take any pictures this time since the Fall colors weren't in full bloom yet. I was tired and had a headache most the time but surprising enough my nausea wasn't that bad.

My dad must have been searching the internet for fetus development during pregnancy(aaawwwww) and found a really cool website. Thought I'd share. Click HERE! Next Monday is my 8w appt. Time is flying by!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

We have a heartbeat!!!

So, we went in for our 1st ultrasound today. Not bad at all! Thankfully there's only 1 baby.;-) Right away we saw the sweet little heart just flickering away! It was such a beautiful sight. He swithced it over to sound and that swishy sound was music to my ears! 138bmp! I am 6w5d today and measured 6w3d so everything's perfect! Praise the Lord for his faithfulness!


Sunday, September 21, 2008

The Evergrowing Baby Bump!

So far I have nothing but bloat. I started showing with Anastasia around 11-12w and with Noah 8-9w so I imagine in a few weeks I will start to see a little something. I'm 6w1d today. :-) I'll post new belly bump pics every 2w. I can't wait until Thursday to see my baby bean!! Pray for a nice strong heartbeat!


Sunday, September 14, 2008

1st Post!!

For those who don't know me, my name is Stacey. I am the loving wife to Allan and stay at home mom to step-daughter Alexandria (9), Anastasia (8) and Noah (5). We're currently expecting our 4th child but 1st child together. The purpose of this blog is to share my experiences with trying to conceive, pregnancy and early childhood. Since the experience of trying to conceive is lengthy (19mos) you can visit my Fertility Friend chart for the run-down. I am exactly 5 weeks pregnant today! :-) The due date is May 16, 2009. I have an ultrasound scheduled for September 25th and my 1st OB appointment on October 6th. I'll probably post weekly and share baby bump pictures bi-weeklyunless I have some fun pregnancy things to share. So far here are the most recent blood work numbers. They put me on 200mg 2x a day of Prometrium (progesterone supplements) until week 12 to increase my progesterone. I believe another blood draw will be done prior to the u/s on the 25th.

12 Days Post Ovulation: Beta hCG- 52, Progesterone- 19
14 Days Post Ovulation: Beta hCG- 97
16 Days Post Ovulation: Beta hCG- 221, Progesterone- 18