Friday, May 2, 2008

Knocked Up...

So according to my doctor I am definitely knocked up. Ok, so he didn't really say it that way, but I AM! My beta just almost doubled in 48 hours, my number was 315.2. At first I was really concerned that it didn't double, until I was reassured by many that they like to see it double within 48-72 hours so... I'm good to get this pregnancy party started.

I haven't felt much in the way of symptoms. I get crampy here and there, which obviously freaks me out because they remind me so much of AF cramps, but as someone told me, think of it as if Baby M. is saying "Hey, I'm still here, just getting comfortable, stretching out and settling down for the long haul." Another symptom is that I can clean a plate like nobodies business. I've never been one to go to a restaurant and completely clean my plate, and be tempted to lick it clean, but I'm totally that person now. But I'm still keeping it healthy, so basically I'm eating a lot of healthy things not junk food, because I can easily gain 50 lbs. I was the girl who gained the freshman 50 instead of the freshman 15. I went from 100 to 150 from high school to college, I'm sure I could do it again...but I'm going to make a concerted effort not to. Other than that my only side effects from being pregnant are that since I've completely gone cold turkey on caffeine,(I know I don't have to but I'm not taking any risks with Baby M. we've waiting too long her him/her/them), I had a rough couple days of caffeine withdrawal. Horrid headaches and nausea that was so bad I almost thought it was early morning sickness, but it quickly subsided and I feel fine now.

I went to dinner with a friend tonight who does not and will not know that we're pregnant until we're out of the first trimester. Luckily I got to the restaurant before her and was able to order a gin and tonic, otherwise known as a sprite and lime, in order not to raise any suspicions. I'm not a huge drinker, but it would be strange for me not to have a cocktail or a glass of wine when out to dinner with my friends. The waitress was very understanding, when I asked her if I could have a sprite with lime, but if she could possibly refer to it as a gin and tonic when my friend got there, a look of total understanding came across her face. "Ooooh, you're pregnant! Don't worry, people do this all the time. Congratulations!" It was so exciting hearing those words. I almost wanted to look behind me to see who she was talking to, I'm still so not used to this and it still hasn't sunk in all the way. Although when I was drinking my faux G & T it started to feel pretty real!

After dinner friend and I went to my favorite store I cannot afford clothes to, Anthropologie. Guess what I did with every item of clothing I tried on in the dressing room? Stuck my stomach out as far as it would go to see how the top or dress would look when I start to show. And let me tell you, with the lovely current bloat I have going on, it isn't too far of a stretch to look a little pregnant. I didn't end up buying anything, but do have to admit, I looked pretty darn cute as a pregnant person!

My first ultrasound is scheduled for May 19th at 3:15 pm. I don't know how I'm going to wait that long. You'd think that after two years waiting 19 days would be a piece of cake, but unfortunately, even with two years of infertility under my belt, patience is definitely not my greatest virtue. I really do want to sit back and enjoy just being pregnant, and I will, I just want to know that Baby M. is growing and doing everything he or she should. It isn't that far away though. I'm not sure if we'll be able to hear the heartbeat since it will only be just about 7 weeks, but I am hoping and praying by some miracle we get to. And yes, I am totally going to cry like a baby when we hear it.

And just for fun... here is my 4 weeks, 2 days belly pic. And yes, I'm totally trying to suck it in because the bloat is killing me!


"Risk more than others think is safe. Care more than others think is wise. Dream more than others think is practical. Expect more than others think is possible."
-Claude T Bissell

28 comments:

ck2m said...

Glad everything is okay. I am a total lurker and was worried when you didn't post your 2nd beta numbers something was wrong. cute picture and enjoy a healthy and happy nine months.

Jesse said...

Thank you, sweetie!

Oh, and the bloat is totally adorable. I never had that. I just got huge like the day after my BFP. :)

Emily said...

Isn't it funny how you can tell a complete stranger that you're pregnant, no problem, but when it comes to friends and family members it's totally different?!? What a great idea on the gin and tonic....:::taking notes:::

Congrats on the "almost" double beta #'s!!!! Baby M is sticking to you like glue! The cramps freak me out too - thank you for the reassurance someone passed on to you, makes me feel better!

When I scheduled my appt. (the 21st) I was thinking, WOAH THAT IS SOOOOOOOO FAR AWAY!!!!! 3 weeks seems so long and the wait doesn't go fast enough! I can't wait to see u/s pictures and if Baby M has a brother or sister hanging out too!

Either all the food I've been eating has gone straight to my lower abdomen or I've got the bloat going on too! My mom mentioned in the past that she was in maternity clothes @ 8 weeks! Woah, so soon?!?!?!

Keep growing Baby M!

Fertilized said...

so exciting!

ptg said...

Congrats on everything. Once you see your little peanut growing inside of you, it's absolutely amazing and you realize everything was worth it for that moment in time.

Again - my thoughts & prayers go out to you and Rob and I am so happy for you!!!

Emily said...

You are too funny!

I can't wait to hear all of the details of this journey through pregnancy and being a mom!

casicola said...

long time, no comment...but OMGGGG SOSOSOOSOSOSOSO HAPPY FOR YOU!!! What a great moment...so happy for you guys.

and btw you are the cutest pregnant person I know...The man/woman was but he has had the baby now so you push to your way to #1. hahahahahah

Harmony said...

you look so cute! congrats again!

i can't wait to keep hearing updates!

:0)

Diana said...

Oh don't you look cute!!! I can totally feel your joy in hearing the waitress say congrats to you. It wasn't long ago that I felt that too. Even at 38 weeks pregnant my heart still skips a beat when someone asks me when I am due or something. That simple pleasure never goes away!

Hopefully the 19th will come very soon! You should definitely be able to see and/or hear the heartbeat by then!!!

I am just sooooo happy for you!!!!

Emily said...

de-lurking again to reassure that period like cramps are totally normal. I had them at the beginning with both my kiddos and was told by the doc that was completely normal!

Enjoy every minute of it...I wish I would have...it goes by fast!

Lauren said...

Thanks for posting! I'm a lurker, but I like to keep up!

You're going to be thankful you gave up the caffeine. I didn't with my daughter and at my 6 month check up she had a heart condition. We had to go through 2 very scary ultrasounds, one before I gave up the caffeine and one after. The results were drastically different and she was born completely healthy!

Sending you tons and tons of sticky dust!

Anonymous said...

Congrats Bunnies!
I am in the 2WW of my first IUI with Clomid cycle. Your BFP was inspiring and I hope I can follow suit!
You will be the most amazing mom.... Not to mention ya'll will make a gorgeous family!

CheekyMonkey said...

YOU are absolutely adorable! Keep the pictures coming, you won't regret it once Baby M is here! And for me, my addiction was grapes! I couldn't get enough of red grapes, but they had to be hard, not mushy. That, I believe, helped keep off some serious weight. That and mellon... offset the ice cream I had to have every night. :)

Jennifer said...

My heart did a little squeal of joy for you at the waitress' comments!! Omg you are REALLY PREGNANT! This is SO awesome.

I'm so happy for you and Rob!!!

-Edsdollfacejen

Anonymous said...

Just wanted to tell you that my beta numbers didn't exactly double in 48 hrs either -- I was so stressed about it but it was fine! Cramping is also perfectly normal. Unfortunately that was my biggest (and scariest) symptom at first. Oh, and the bloat! All these fun things! I know you're ecstatic to be experiencing it all. :) Enjoy!

netnuh from the nest said...

Oh my GAHHHH!!! Im so beyond excited for you!!! A million congrats and Im going to be stalking your blog again!! Have a happy, healthy and AWESOME 9 months!

baywachtigr said...

You've had to wait a good-long while to hear that little heartbeat. It's going to knock your socks off! (p.s. I can't wait to read that entry.)

Shanny said...

It's great to read your blog and actually read about your pregnancy. I'm so happy for you!

Anonymous said...

I came across your blog from a friend's list and I am SO HAPPY for you!!! you deserve this and I'm praying for healthy - happy 9 months and healthy baby/babies :)
Enjoy this journey.

amy said...

Oh my God, there are tears in my eyes and I have the chills. I came to your blog a long time ago from the nest, and have been cheering you on. I hadn't checked since the spot watches last week because I was afraid...I am SO HAPPY for you. Happy and healthy nine months!!!

LDRN said...

Ohhhh, I am soooo excited for you!!!
I told my DH about you a while back (back when you backed away from the nest), and he's excited for you, too!!
I'll keep praying for you & be checking back in...
BTW, I was in mat clothes at 10 weeks because nothing would fit!
If you have any questions, just ask!

Amy (MyColonyNJ) said...

HOLY MOLY!!!! I just got back from vacation and I am catching up on my blog reading.

I am so excited to read this!!!!!

Congrats!!!!!

Leah said...

Congrats!! I'm a lurker here and on the nest boards. So happy for you guys!! Can't wait to read about the next 9 months.

sabrina's spot said...

Happy Monday! Congrats again. Wanted to de-lurk again and say that the cramping is totally normal. I had them all the course of the pregnancy and my midwife said that its those women who don't feel anything that makes them nervous. Wish you well.

Erika said...

I'm so happy everything is running smoothly thus far.....:)

Misty said...

I heard the heartbeat at 5 weeks, so you should definitely hear yours. It's the most amazing sound in the world!!!

☆ Loren ☆ said...

I just wanted you to know i balled crying like a baby when i read your most recent few posts! Congrats!! Me & My Hubby have been TTC nearly 2 years..hoping and praying as always that our time is near! My Blog: http://waitingfortwopinklines.blogspot.com/

Jill said...

Congrats!!! What great numbers!!

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