Sunday, September 18, 2011

16 weeks

As of today I am 16 weeks 3 days! We had an OB appointment a couple of weeks was our official first appointment where they asked us about our family history, etc. We didn't get to have an ultrasound, but we did hear the heartbeat. It was 146bpm and sounded great!

I don't think I have mentioned that a friend of mine leant me her at home Doppler. It it such a nice reassurance to have the ability to check in on my baby every few days. Sometimes I can't find it, which can be a little nerve racking, but I've done really well about not getting too worked up about it. Usually if I can't hear it I try again the next day and can find I right away, so that makes it all better. Tonight I decided I wanted to listen in, and it was one of those nights that I got it right away and it sounded so clear and strong. I am attempting to post a video so you all can hear the magical sound. This is my first attempt at posting a video to a blog, so we'll see of it works!

In other exciting news, I have started to feel occasional flutters of movement! It started off so slight that I wasn't convinced that it was the baby, but now it is becoming much more consistent. It feels like the baby is in there running a feather across the inside of my lower actually tickles! I can't wait to start feeling real kicks...I think Ryan is pretty anxious for that as well!

I am feeling much better these days. I haven't thrown up in about 10 days so that's a great sign! My skin is clearing up and I am actually starting to feel pregnant...happy, glowing pregnant. I'm loving it!

Also, we have our appointment set for finding out whether we're having a boy or a girl. It will be September 29--my birthday! The receptionist tried to schedule me for the following Monday, but I asked if we could do it on the 29th and she said that wouldn't be a problem. Hopefully baby cooperates and gives me the best birthday present ever- a perfect crotch shot! :) It sure will make turning 30 a whole lot better! Don't worry, I will be sure to post that day and let all of you know what the verdict is. :)

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  1. Glad you are feeling better. How amazing that you can feel your little one. I am sure that's a feeling you will never forget. What a nice birthday present you will have this year.

  2. Glad everything's going well and you're feeling better! And what a great birthday gift!!

  3. What a nice reassurance that doppler must be! Love it! Glad you're feeling better! Must be exciting to have the date for the gender u/s - -can't wait to hear the results :)

  4. Becca -
    I just read your blog and it is giving me a lot of hope. I have also had prior failed IVF attempts (2) due to very poor response to stimulation. Each time I produce more follicles than eggs. My first attempt I had around 6 follicles but only 3 eggs, none of which made it to transfer. My second attempt I had 4 follicles but only two eggs. Only one fertilized and made it to transfer but it was negative.

    I am in my late 30s so we decided to go to CCRM to try our last 1 - 2 attempts. I am going there for my ODWU next week!

    I'm curious - did they give you anything different in terms of protocol other than the Saizen? It's interesting to me that people seem to have better success with stims when they don't do that much differently.

    Anyhow, I am SO glad to hear things worked out for you, you deserve it! Best of luck, I will be following your pregnancy. And if you have any desire to check out my blog here's the link: