Thursday, August 1, 2013

Still Pregnant and Going Strong

Ok! Here we go again! I'm posting about pregnancy. So weird. I'm still in a little bit of shock because I didn't think it would happen so fast, but it did!! I usually share my story much later on my blog, but I didn't want to forget it. I feel like my memory is getting even worse ha ha. Heaven help me.
Here is the scoop on how it all happened. Pretty simple really. When Tayen turned 6 months old, we started trying on our own. I know, it sounds so crazy! We, however, had a very different mind set. It took us a while to get Tayen and we didn't want to take any chances. Turns out nothing happened for 6 months. At that point, I was so grateful we started trying that early. I was pretty bummed because I realized that it probably won't happen on our own knowing the problems we both have. But I realized I just don't care how it happens!
The month Tayen turned one (March 2013), we decided to meet with the doctor. It was really easy because I conveniently had a scheduled appointment already for my yearly. That day I talked to the PA about our situation and starting the process of having another baby. She was very excited when I told her which made me even more excited! She layed out the process for us and it felt like yesterday I was just doing this ha ha. Right off the bat she prescribed me with a double dose of Clomid and Metformin. I wasn't too excited because Meformin makes me super sick, but I was ready to deal with it. Mood swings and hot flashes here I come! Or should I say, "here WE come." Poor Che.
Nothing happened in March, or April, or May. I knew even after Tayen was born that I would probably have to go through the IUI process again. After getting a blood test to ensure I was ovulating, we got started on the IUI's right away. June came around and the day came. It was so weird because I have had so many IUI's and now I'd be getting yet ANOTHER one, but it had been almost 2 years ago when I had my last one. It went really well and I felt pretty good about it. That's how I felt about ALL the IUI's I've ever had though. Why is this one any different?
The day came where I could take a pregnancy test, but it was a little early. I thought, "Oh I can just take a test that detects 6 days early!" Well I took one and it was negative. I was so sad. Che got home and I told him. He responded, "Remember what you did last time? You took it too early and a few days later it was positive." I laughed and told him he was right, but still in my mind, it was negative. Five days later, I took another was positive! I hate when he's right sometimes ha ha. We were so excited and totally shocked that it took on the first try! Right then and there we knew that IUI's were the answer to having our family. It's my new best friend ha ha!
I told Che that I wanted to do something fun to announce our pregnancy to the family. By the time we found out we were pregnant, we couldn't wait. I went to my parents house and showed them a picture of our pregnancy test on my phone. Che went to work that day in Blackfoot and told his dad. Later that day I got to tell his mom. I hope one day I can have the patience to wait! 
So now I am 13 weeks and officially off  the medication, Prometrium yay!! Every time I pass that stage I get so excited! For those who don't know what it is: For pregnant women, Prometrium can sustain a pregnancy that would normally not be viable due to low progesterone levels. My friend recommended it to me after I miscarried and I swear by it. Gives me more comfort to be on it that's for sure. Now that I'm not on it anymore, I feel like I've passed a milestone!
I have felt much sicker with this pregnancy then the last. I started getting sick around 6 weeks. It started off small and then the sickness grew and grew. It started lasting all day and I couldn't control my puking as much as I could with the last pregnancy. Now that I'm 13 weeks, I still feel sick, but it seems to have subsided a little bit. For the last 4 weeks, all I've wanted is crap. It makes me so mad!! The saltier things make me feel better and I've craved things like mexcian food, cheezits, fries, chocolate shakes. I don't want to go on naming food because it makes me upset ha ha. Biggest craving though: Fiesta Ole. Right now at 13 weeks, I am craving things like salad, jamba juices, and even SOME veggies! Hooray! I hope this continues. I'm just ready to feel better so I can hit the gym! Carefully of course :)
I'm hating summer right now because I get hot really fast and it feels like a hot flash times a thousand. I am so happy that I get to be pregnant through the fall months. It's my favorite time of year other than Christmas and I'll be in my second trimester. So grateful :) I love summer, but I'm ready for it to end already. Bring on the fall!
I chose not to post a belly picture because I'm in such an awkward stage. I already kind of have a gut anyway so I pretty much just look fat ha ha. I have poked out though so that's fun! I'm thinking 20 weeks I will probably feel better about it. I'm also starting to feel butterflies in my tummy already! So fun! Anyway, so that's my pregnancy scoop so far! I posted this ultrasound again because I love it so much. My little peanut is so cute :)



Judy said...

You are so cute. I am so excited for you!

K said...

You are amazing! Thank you for sharing your story - I never realized that you had struggles getting pregnant but you are such a sweet mommy that you'll do whatever it takes to bring your babies into your family! I'm so excited for you guys!! Love you!!!