Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Posted by Lindsi at 4:58 PM
Friday, May 27, 2011
11 WEEKS :)
How far along: 11 Weeks
Size of the Baby: Large Lime
Total Weight Gain/Loss: 0
Maternity Clothes: None
Gender: Unknown (Our doctor said we'd find out at our next appointment--yippee!!) Of course Alan says he prefers a BOY, but in my heart, I feel like it's a GIRL. Only time will tell...... And, of course, we don't really care either way!!
Movement: Too Early, but each ultrasound our little miracle has been super active. The last two times we've seen baby, he/she has been waving at us with the left hand!
Sleep: Last week, I had a rough sleeping week--I called it pregnancy insomnia. This week I've been completely exhausted and ready for bed at 7:30 each night! I love my sleep!
What I Miss: Nothing compared to being pregnant!
Cravings: Fresh Fruit and Veggies.....and, French Fries with LOTS of ketchup.
Symptoms: Tiredness! Fatigue!
Best Moment this Week: Seeing our little miracle again! Our doctor did a very thorough ultrasound this week, so we got to stare in amazement for a. long. time! Baby waved at us during the ultrasound--plain as day. Even the nurse and doctor squealed when it happened! I'm so blessed!
I hope this was enough information to hold you over for awhile! My belly is getting a little more "round," not like pregnancy round though---just fat round. Pretty soon it'll be time to start taking pictures and watching us grow!! (So after I originally typed this, I figured I'd go ahead and let you see my bare belly---it might be the last time!!)
Posted by Lindsi at 6:25 AM
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Posted by Lindsi at 6:30 AM
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
I found this cleanser several years ago at Bath and Body Works, $14.
This was the line of products used during my facial, so I'm sure they are a bit more pricey. I managed to find a acne product line sample kit on Amazon for $30, though.
Posted by Lindsi at 7:26 PM
Thursday, May 19, 2011
|He's so HOT :) He's been working on his "mullet" for quite some time and it's really paying off!|
Posted by Lindsi at 6:09 AM
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
It's making me ANGRY that I cant figure it out. So, help?!!
Has anyone else run into this problem? and, How do I fix it?
Posted by Lindsi at 7:00 PM
Posted by Lindsi at 8:59 AM
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
|Gram, Mom, and I |
Alan got me my shirt for Mother's Day :)
|Alan, Dan (Alan's Stepdad), and I|
|Jordan, Gram, and I|
|Mema playing Speed Scrabble with Papa|
She created this word with a little encouragement from her kids and grandkids :)
|Brooke playing Jenga|
|The Whole Crew|
Posted by Lindsi at 8:39 AM
Monday, May 16, 2011
We have been anxiously awaiting this day for, literally, years--the day we hear the sweet precious sound of our new baby's healthy heartbeat!
Throughout this whole process, I have been pleading with God to give me peace and patience. Given our track record with pregnancy, I had plenty of reasons to give into the fear and anxiety hiding in the corner of my heart; however, I'm so THANKFUL that God hears the cries of His children. During this waiting period, I have experienced nothing but peace and joy! Praise Jesus!
We waited in the waiting room for nearly an eternity (it seemed like it) before being taken back to the ultrasound room. Dr. Bundren came walking into the room, happily and excitedly ready to show us our baby! As he was prepping the ultrasound machine he joked with us about the chance of multiples--HA! Immediately after initiating the ultrasound he stated, "We have a heartbeat!!" And, almost as immediately as he said those words, tears of joy filled this momma's eyes! Daddy had jumped out of his chair to stare at the little miracle on the screen. Sparing you the rest of the details of the ultrasound, I'll tell you it was an indescribable, surreal experience! To this date, it was probably one of the most sweetest moments of our married life!
Not only did hearing that precious heartbeat make my chest swell, but seeing the proud, beaming Daddy standing by my side made my heart nearly pound out of my chest! Alan never took his eyes off our little miracle during the ultrasound. :) You hear that women experience "pregnancy glow?!" Well, Alan definitely has the "glow!" I'm so proud of him! Proud of us!
As a wife, and expectant mother, I get choked up thinking about the path we walked to get to this point. I know we're not "through the fire" yet---but this makes us one step closer to laughing in the face of thrombophilia, PCOS, endometriosis, and a septated uterus.....all the while raising our hands and praising the One who brought us here! :)
We go back to the doctor on May 9th to see our miracle baby again, I can't wait!!
Today, our little guy was three times as big as he was several weeks ago. He was also quite the little swimmer in his gestational sac. We got one real cute picture of him with his left arm waving at us :) Proud, precious moment for both of us! Everything looked great, once again.
Dr. Bundren will be sending us to a new physician--- we didn't have any choice in the matter. They will be calling me later this week with an appointment date and time, we'll be seeing a high-risk obstetrician that was recommended to us by Dr. B's office. Our new physician is affiliated with St. Johns--yaaaaay! ;) They promise us that he will be wonderful. He did some of his residency alongside Dr. Bundren, and is in a medical practice by himself. So, no games of muscial doctor for us during this pregnancy! :)
Posted by Lindsi at 8:16 AM
Friday, May 13, 2011
I had my first pregnancy hormonal "lash out" today, only at the urge of my physician's nurse. I had some difficulty with my insurance filling my prescription for Lovenox while we were out of town. My phyisican was adamant that I start this new medication AS SOON AS we had a positive pregnancy test secondary to my history of pregnancy loss and documented PAI (and ANA) thrombophilia. Obviously the plain 'ol Baby Aspirin hadn't been getting the trick done. Well, through a series of phone calls with a very difficult to understand pharmacist in Denton it was determined that my insurance did not want to cover this prescription. Since this all happened on the weekend, I didn't want to be crazy psycho pregnant chick who bothered my physician while he was at home with his family. I promptly called their office on Monday morning, and their staff was irratated with my insurance company. They had faxed the "preauthorization form" to my insurance company on the preceeding Friday--which should go through immediately upon receipt. The staff urged me to call the customer service number on the back of my insurance card and "go up the food chain" until I found an answer. Needless to say, I was pretty darn proud of myself for the out-lashing I gave over the phone. It was totally uncharacteristic of me, so I'd like to think it was the hormones. I was told that it would still be an additional 24-72 hours before the prescription would be approved, but I was "more than welcome to buy what I needed out of pocket until then." (Note: Three daily injections costs $100). I pretty much accused my insurance company of trying to "play God" with my pregnancy, and informed them that I didn't think they were important enough to decide whether or not I got to carry a healthy pregnancy. Phew, this is getting too wordy. Just know that my lecture was successful, within 30 minutes my prescription was ready at the pharmacy. Best part: 30 days worth of injections = $10.
The nurse called back with the results: HSG 727.
Yaaaay! :) It's rising just like it should.
I go back in one week for another lab draw, and depending on what it shows, we should be able to see this little guy on ultrasound.
On a side note, we've been calling it a "little guy" or "brother" around the house. Bentley said he won't be disappointed, though, if it's a sister. He'll love her just as much :)
TUESDAY, APRIL 19TH
The nurse just called; my levels were GREAT! :) So, Alan and I get to see our little blessing for the first time next Wednesday.....as in SEVEN more days. I cannot wait to hear that precious heartbeat.
I am feeling so BLESSED today :)
Posted by Lindsi at 4:19 PM
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Since we were leaving for Texas Motor Speedway for the weekend I had purchased a box of two pregnancy tests. I knew I had to pack the pregnancy tests and tampons--not knowing what the weekend might hold. Well, since I got TWO tests, I figured I might as well pee on a stick for fun before we leave town. Lo and behold, it was POSITIVE! :) I couldn't speak, automatically my knees went weak. I took it in the bedroom and just held it out in front of Alan. He immediately began jumping up and down like a crazy man who just won the lottery. Me? I just clutched the test and cried uncontrollably into Alan's chest.
Those of you who have followed our infertility story, know of the heart ache and struggles we've endured to get to parenthood. Not that this moment was our final destination, but it puts us one step closer at punching infertility in the big. fat. face!
Yeah, yeah, yeah. By this point, you've probably figured out that we basically lied to all of you--friends and family alike. We knew a long time ago that we were sticking to this plan.....of blatantly lying. Knowing the pressure, stress, emotional pains, and physical pains that we've overcome in recent months, we felt like we owed it to ourselves to have an "us" moment. So, sorry. But not really ;)
We're still awaiting an official "due date" based on ultrasound, but according to the pregnancy calendars it's looking like Baby Hancock will be here by December 15th. Remember, we'll be a scheduled c-section because my uterus isn't strong enough to endure a labot---soooooo, most physicians will schedule c-sections anytime after 38 weeks gestation. We keeping our fingers crossed that we'll be holding this sweet little baby by early December!
We had a whirlwind of a morning on Wednesday, trying to get out of town AND learning we were pregnant.
I called my physician's office immediately. Going into our "trying to conceive" phase, the nurse was adamant that we called AS SOON as we had a positive result so I could start on my Lovenox (blood thinner). I stopped by the office on my way out of town for blood work.
Sometime during the afternoon on Thursday, Dr. Bundren's nurse called to confirm my HSG Level (40). I had a heck of a time trying to fill my Lovenox prescription in Denton---you'll see on Monday I got to have my first crazy pregnant rant at my insurance company over the phone :)
Posted by Lindsi at 11:00 AM
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
|This ultrasound was taken VERY early, so our sweet little baby only looks like a little nugget! We have a more recent one that I'll try to post soon. :)|
Posted by Lindsi at 8:57 AM