Thursday, October 15, 2009

I'm So MIA!

Well, I've fallen into the trap that so many others seem to a lot during the IVF cycle; disappear into the abyss after. Sorry! So I'll try to give an update of the last 5 weeks...

I just passed 17 weeks - hooray! At 14 weeks, I switched OBs. I had so many bad experiences with my other OB, which culminated in the 12 week ultrascreen appointment that left me crying in the waiting room. There were two other pretty big issues, at least to me...

1) I was going to have to deliver in Washington, D.C. at a hospital pretty far from my house. As a Virginian through and through, it was important to me to have the baby born in Virginia. My new OB delivers at a hospital pretty close to our house.

2) The old practice had 20+ doctors. Even if I saw a different OB every time, I may never meet the lucky one that gets to bring our baby into the world. The new practice has 4 doctors, which seems much more manageable. So we had our 14 week appointment at the new OB and are very, very happy that we switched. I finally feel like a patient, not a number. At the appointment we got to hear the baby's heart thumping away - I just love that sound. The HB had gone from 161 at our last appointment to 155 so the nurse guesses boy :)

The other exciting news to report is that our big ultrasound is this coming Monday (10/19). We will actually go to the hospital for it - to the perinatal specialist - because of doing IVF, we are considered high-risk. Hopefully they have great equipment and we do get to record it, which is great to share with our moms who, unfortunately, won't be there. We are praying, most importantly, that everything is a-OK, and secondarily, that the baby shows his/her parts so we can determine whether it's sugar and spice or snips and snails...

I've been feeling terrific the whole pregnancy and actually feel guilty talking about it. No sickness at all. No tiredness. I'm still running each morning and doing pilates twice a week. I plan on scaling back the running in the near future just to be safe, not because I feel bad. Hubby took a pic of my belly at 17 weeks so I'll have to post that shortly. Not really anything to see - looks more like a beer gut than a pregnant belly. Thank goodness for the belly band, which I now wear every day.

And this is very, very belated, but wanted to post a few pics from Vegas (which seems like ages ago). Not as exciting as the baby pics I hope to post next week, but hopefully will do until then. First one is hubby and me and the second one is of all my girls! We had such a great time! Right now, we are trying to plan a weekend to Wintergreen Resort in Virginia because we got a gift certificate last year for Christmas that we need to use soon. Trying to get in as much "fun, single couple" time as we can.


  1. So happy to get an update. I've been wondering how you are doing. Great news about switching OB's and liking your new OB. That is so important. I hope your baby shows his or her bits next week. :-D

  2. Glad to hear that things are going well. Things seem to be going well for you!

    Exersize can make a huge difference in how you feel. I actually have a book on athletic training during pregnancy. It is pretty thorough and outlines changes in your body each trimester, and how you can continue training well into third trimester. I am not really using it. I do not exercise that often. I am way lazy. I would be willing to send it to you, if you want it. Feel free to email me if you are interested.

  3. I'm so glad that things are going well! Can't wait to see your prego pics and hear about your appt. on Monday!

  4. It was great hearing how you are doing!! Glad all is well...can't wait for your BIG ultrasound!!!