Thursday, May 20, 2010

Catching Up

So I have just been the biggest slacker ever lately. Although IF consumed my life, I could at least still function and get through daily life. Now that I'm pregnant, its out of control. All I care about is taking care of this little bean inside of me, and so I've taken relaxing and taking it easy to a whole new level. My bed has literally become my best friend and I usually get in it after work for a quick nap, and nights that I use to spend cooking/cleaning/watching tv/blogging have turned into laying on the couch, taking my progesterone shot, and passing out way too early. My acupuncturist said to take it easy so I'm taking that a bit too seriously, hubby jokes that I've put myself on bed rest, hah!

I guess the good news is I'm tired, because that's pretty much the only pregnancy symptom I'm feeling right now. Oh, and lucky me...my only other noticeable symptom is major breaking out on my forehead!! I'm talking little bumps everywhere, like high school style. Honestly, it's something and I'll take it so no complaining here. I've had a couple moments of feeling yucky, but I'm still not convinced it isn't all in my head. I've never once had that omg I'm going to puke sensation. Even my boobs don't hurt as much anymore, although they are definitely still bigger. Oh yah, filling out my A cup bras, woohoo!!! But the nurses and u/s techs have all assured me the boobs hurting thing is from progesterone anyways, and my lumpy sore ass knows better than anyone we're still doing the PIO shots, so I know I've got that covered and I'm just trying to go with this basically symptom-less pregnancy.

Tomorrow I'll be 7w4d and have my last ultrasound and consult scheduled before I'm shipped off to my regular OB (I think, I have mild OHSS and small amounts of fluid, which is why I get to go back tomorrow or I think I would have already graduated). I told my RE I really don't want to go, and he keeps reminding me that being normal is a good thing. But also warned me they probably will do ultrasounds every 4/5 weeks...and I'm pretty sure that may kill me. I've had one a week for the last three...and now I'm suppose go for a month like it's no big thing. I had the most amazing u/s lady last week, who told me how she ultrasounded herself every day she of her pregnancy...seriously why didn't I become an u/s technician, such bad planning! She did say how I have every right to be nervous, going through fertility treatments with the addition of having very few symptoms, and if I need to go in there and demand an u/s than I shouldn't feel bad doing it. Something tells me I will definitely be taking her advice!

So that's all, and other than that my weekends are starting to get crazy, we have our second year in a row of a crazy wedding season (I think 9 this year, maybe 7 last). 5 of my best friends are engaged, and 4 are getting married this year. Which equates to a insane summer filled with showers/bachlorette parties/etc not to mention the actual weddings, 2 of which are out of town. So hubby and I are in for an action packed summer! Our first wedding is for hubby's friend and is June 19th in Galena (one of hubby and my fav places so we're super excited), which is also a couple days before I hit the second trimester so if all goes well we could actually go public for that wedding, so I think I may actually be more excited than the bride for her wedding date, hah! Til then I'll just keep chugging along, okay now time for some blog catch up!

18 comments:

Ashley said...

I'm glad to hear everything is going well! I too am nervous about graduating to a regular OB. I don't know how I am going to make it 4 weeks when one week seems like an eternity!! :)

AplusB said...

I think I would do the same self-imposed bed rest...it's important! At least for your sanity to know that you are doing everything possible for your little babe. And yay for going public at your friend's wedding. Perfect timing!
Glad everything is going ok and you'll soon graduate! It must be weird when you spend half your life for 6 months at the REs office to suddenly say goodbye. I know you'll miss Dr. C, I mean Dr. S!! :)

2catdaughters said...

I'm glad to hear everything is going well! I'm so excited for your big reveal at your friend's wedding!

Crossed Fingers said...

So happy to hear all is going well! And congrats on graduating to your regular OB - hopefully you won't have to demand an ultra sound but we'll all understand if you do. ;) Yea for going public at the wedding too - how exciting!

Littlest True Blue said...

Hey Andrea! Don't feel too bad about not having symptoms. I really had no morning sickness until about week 8 and then i felt gross a lot of the time and no food seemed appealing but that seems to even be going away now. Hoping the next 2 weeks fly by for me and i'm into the 2nd T! Also, I hear you on the zits! I have gotten back zits! And I never even had backne when I was a teenage! Like you said, theya re just small bumps but totally gross. oh and i have a few biggies on my face too. Yuckers. Oh well! A few zits are well worth it ! Can't wait to hear the update on your last u/s!
LTB

Browniris said...

Glad to hear things are going well and congrats on "graduating" to the regular OB!

Carolyne said...

I'm glad to hear things are ticking away nicely (apart from the tirdness).
Enjoy the wedding season - Especially when it gives you chance to buy that extra special MATERNITY frock!

Shanny said...

Yay for things going well! I remember graduating to my OB, it was sad and surreal and I felt like we broke up =(
It is a good sign though, things will be easy peasy for you from now on, well maybe all the weddings and events will be a little crazy but that will be fun!

The Baby Race said...

Yay filling out those a-cups!! :)

I'm all for your self-imposed bed rest. Why not play it safe? you're not letting anyone down by taking time for yourself. So rest up, lady!

Very very excited for you!!

suchagoodegg said...

Do whatever you gotta do to feel comfortable...bedrest...demanding an u/s...whatever!

So awesome you are already in lucky week 7!!! And exciting on all of the fun weddings to distract you this summer! I love them too, just wish we didn't have SEVEN that are OUT OF TOWN! :) xo

Katie said...

I am so happy that things are going well and that you will be graduating to an OB soon! And I agree with previous posters: do whatever you need to do to keep your mind at ease. Thinking of you. Take it easy and rest up.

The Pink Blogger said...

hi! just found your blog through the subfertile frugalista! congrats on the pregnancy! I'm totally jealous that you've already gotten to see your little bean in multiple ultrasounds! I'm 13 weeks and haven't gotten one yet, but I'm totally not jealous of what you went through to get pregnant!

I can totally relate to how your feeling though - as in tried and breaking out being your only symptoms. I'm still there. here's hoping neither of us get any other symptoms! good luck with your pregnancy, I'm excited to follow along!

Just Me...C said...

Yayyyy! I am so glad all is going well and you just keep takin it easy hon!

Erin said...

I was at my RE until 12 weeks...but no other REs seem to do that. Weird.

Anyhow, I'm glad things are going so well!

Kim said...

So happy to hear everything is going well. I laughed out loud when your hubs said you put yourself on bedrest - classic!! I would be doing the same....

Congrats on your upcoming graduation!!!

xoxoxoxox

Rach said...

Glad everything is well! Thanks for the update.

barfingrainbowsandunicorns said...

I'm so glad everything is going well! Dude, I really wish I had been an ultrasound tech for a job, too! so funny

Glad you have lots of weddings this summer to distract yourself!

Chelle said...

Making another human being is a lot of work. I slept a lot throughout my whole pregnanct. Of course I slept a lot before I was pregnant, so pregnancy made that worse. lol

I also had very few symptoms during my first trimester. In fact, I had so few it wasn't until I had seen my baby on three different ultrasound machines in three different offices that I finally realized no one was playing a sick joke on me. I guess sometimes we just get lucky and have a symptom-free first trimester to make up for all of the struggle it took to get us there.

Take it easy as long as you want. I'll still be here. :)