Wednesday, January 1, 2014


Today was the last PIO injection...FINALLY!

Today was the last set of Alora patches...FINALLY!

10 weeks 3 days today.  Last ultrasound was at 8 weeks 4 days growth only one day behind my own, not the doctor's, estimated due date.  I still say the baby is due 27 July not 30 July as the last menses were on 20 October.

I FINALLY broke down and bought maternity clothing.  Oh I don't need them yet but I hope to next trimester.  Babies R Us was having a 70% off maternity clothing sale.  Unfortunately it didn't extend to the lingerie.  For $91 and change I purchased almost $300 in clothing.  I will probably need a few more items to fill in the wardrobe like a nice black dress for dates or church.   What I got with what I spent: 1 pair jeans, 1 pair dress pants, 1 pair leggings, 2 tshirt, 1 tank top, 1 short sleeved odd angle seamed shirt that distract the eye from the tummy, and 1 3 piece pajama set.  Oh and I almost forgot I also bought a parent to be card for my friend with that money as well.  So I actually spent less than $91 on all that clothing.

I've lost 3.2 pounds in 5 days.  Unfortunately I craved something last night and caved in.  It was a salty snack so I gained 1 pound of bloat back.  I wouldn't mind gaining if it wasn't water weight.

Not sure if my OB clinic is aware I'm now in the timeline for the Nucal scan.  I think since this clinic is so over crowded I'll have to be proactive with them as well.  The mass pregnancy appointment isn't for two more weeks where I'll sit through a 3 hour seminar and fill out more paperwork.  About a week later I'll have my appointment to actually see my OB team.  Maybe they'll then realize that oops we need to get her in for that scan within a week?

I'm still really worried about miscarriage.  I can't wait for week 11 to get here.  I just can't be hopeful right now as I lost the first pregnancy at 10 weeks 6 days.  For those of you that have lost pregnancies I think you can understand passing this milestone.

With J getting ready to deploy the house has not been a pleasant place to live.  I've thought about leaving for a while.  No it isn't getting violent on his end, just really shouting and stressful.  Deployments, even short ones, are hard on the military family.  My husband isn't very good at expressing himself until he blows his top.  Whereas I am the time to let him know when I am pleased or displeased right off.  I don't mince words.  Why let the anger fester I figure.  Get it out in the open where it can be dealt with right off and a solution still found while it is relevant.

I'm still waiting on the 3 hour glucose test results.  Maybe tomorrow it will be in.  When they do call I'll hopefully remember to let them know I'll be needing the nucal scan too.

Some photos of Bugsy at Christmas:
Yes that is me in jammies holding him.
He still loves me even after I put the hat on him.


  1. Yay for being almost 11 weeks and done with the shots and patches! Hoping so much things are still going well, I totally understand worrying though- I still worry too. Hang in there! So far so good :)

    Oh, your kitty is precious btw! So fluffy and adorable. Can you tell I'm a cat person? LOL

    I hope the stress calms down soon. I can imagine it would be stressful.

    1. Now I just need to try to figure out when to announce on fb to the rest of the friends that I am pregnant. I went with the "with squirrel" to puzzle them. With J leaving soon I'd like to announce before he leaves but with no recent ultrasound photos I might hold off.

  2. So happy for you. Glad to see that someone that has struggled like I have get their miracle.

  3. Love the hat on Bugsy. Great news that you are nearly done with the meds and praying that everything continues to go well for you. I understand about all the worrying about something going wrong. It's hard not to when you've been through the ringer.

  4. Yay for new clothes AND YAY for being almost 11 weeks!!! Wishing you a WONDERFUL new year - and a very un-eventful and awesome rest-of-your-pregnancy!!!

  5. Do what you feel comfortable with. I waited until after our 12w4d scan to announce on FB, but I took a photo of our shoes with two pairs of baby shoes next to ours plus a little announcement blurb. Later I did post the ultrasound though. We announced to family after the 9w4d scan, but I just couldn't publicly like that until closer to 13wks. We all have different comfort levels, especially after losses, so go with your gut and what brings you peace :)

  6. I've purchased some nice maternity clothes from old navy. They are having a great sale right now also. I'm so excited for you! Once you get past week 11 your nerves will calm down. I was actually scared to announce my pregnancy early. I felt more comfortable announcing it at 11 weeks.

  7. Sorry that things are hard right now but I'm SUPER excited that PIO is done! Woohoo!


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