As for our IVF Journey, well, there's been a slight change of plans. Neal and I had an "oops" and I'm now due in May. I've been to the RE and my regular OB and have had 4 ultrasounds and everything is looking good so far. I'm measuring on time and the baby "sunflower" has a very strong heartbeat. Today I am 8 weeks and 2 days along. It's been the longest 8 weeks of my life.
Here's the story:
In August I was monitoring my ovulation with the Clear Blue Fertility Monitor and we were using the 'pull and pray method'. I was in my "high" period on the monitor but I usually get that for a few days before I go to "peak". Well, on my first "high" day I forgot to tell Neal and we didn't 'pull', but I did 'pray'. (It wasn't enough praying.) About a week after this incident I turned to Neal and said "I'd be damned if I'm not pregnant. I just haven't been feeling right. I feel exhausted and like I'm getting a cold" (which could have been possible because Neal was sick himself just a few weeks before.) I chalked it up to being run down from my sister and niece spending a few days here. Well, a few days later, I peed on a stick (it's an obsession for me) and low and behold, there was a second line. I was terrified.
I called my OBGYN's office and they wouldn't see me until I was at least 6 or 7 weeks. I was like: You have to be kidding me, I can't wait another 2 weeks to come in!! So I made an appointment anyway. Then a few days later I called my Fertility Specialist to see if they could help me and I got an appointment the next day. I was thrilled. Even though I was only 5 weeks 3 days at that point, it was still a mind relaxer.
At the appointment, I was measuring perfectly for where I should have been. It was still too early to see a heart beat. I was told to come in the following week.
When I was 6 weeks and 5 days along, I went back to the fertility specialist and we saw a heart beat and again, everything looked great. I was so relieved, but I needed to know where I was measuring. Finally, my OBGYN appointment was only 4 days away.
I went through the weekend trying to keep my spirits high and couldn't wait for my appointment. We get to the Dr. and they take blood, my weight, do my yearly exam and then FINALLY!!!! We get to see the baby. The Dr. says that everything is where its suppose to be and I was measuring 7 weeks 1 day!! OOH thank heaven!! By my calculations I was measuring 7 weeks 2 days. Off by one day doesn't mean much when the baby is that small. I could clearly see a very strong heart beat. What a relief.
I was still scheduled to see my fertility specialist later that week and couldn't wait to get there. The day finally arrives and I get to see the baby again and have another measurement done. On this day I was measuring 7 weeks 6 days and I thought I was 7 weeks 5 days. The little booger is growing faster than I can keep track of right now. I'm not complaining in the least about this.
My next appointment is a week from today and I can't wait.