Thursday, July 29, 2010

Oh So Irritable

Uterine irritability: Research suggests that in some women the uterus is particularly irritable, and that this irritability makes it susceptible to untimely contractions. - What to Expect When You're Expecting

After visiting w/ my Dr. last week and again the other day over the phone, I have been doing a little research on this whole irritable uterus mess. I have been experiencing some very uncomfortable symptoms this week which include...
  • menstrual-like cramps
  • nausea
  • lower back pain
  • an achiness or feeling of pressure in the groin area
  • an overwhelming urge to pee that ends in a trickle
  • not as much fetal movement
I know I need to take it easy and I thought I was! Sure there are a few things that maybe I should have avoided doing but this is getting ridiculous! I have been ordered to refrain from lifting anything over 20 pounds, have I mentioned that DS weighs almost 50?!
The last thing I want right now is to be put on bedrest so I guess I will just have to suck it up and stop when I feel I need a break. DH has banned me from using the mower after this morning. I got too hot again and not getting enough water only causes more irritability which in turn causes more discomfort.
"Baby" has been more active over the last couple days which is a relief. Saturday and Sunday were pretty scary, he wasn't nearly as active as usual! That's enough to scare me into sitting for a few hours!
I am currently 27 weeks today and have 13 more weeks of dealing w/ this irritable uterus. I have a feeling that if I make it to 40 weeks, this Mama is going to be a little irritable herself!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Well that nightmare is over... almost

I am CD15 today and I believe I have officially O'd... I think. LOL! FF hasn't agreed yet, but I'm pretty sure.

I have taken my supplements. I have used Pre-seed. I have BD till I'm blue in the face.. and I plan on getting one round in tonight for good measure.

I have dipped a "few" sticks.. and gotten several positive including some smiley faces on digis...


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Now I get to sit around and wait on FF to catch up with me and debate on when to test... I'm a POAS addict, so You can bet it won't be long LOL!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

14 Weeks Left to Go

I have reached my 26th week of pregnancy. My baby weighs about 1 1/3 pounds and has undergone a growth spurt in the last couple of weeks. This week marks a major milestone in development. His hearing system is now completely formed and over the next few weeks he'll become increasingly sensitive to sound. I've been trying to remind DS that "inside voices" are very important now and especially when the baby comes. "We don't want to scare Baby Brother!"

Being pregnant in the summer time has had it's fair share of challenges. Although I was pregnant w/ DS at the exact same time, I don't remember ever having to deal w/ the heat the way I have this time around. Most days I do what I can to avoid going outdoors altogether but w/ a busy three year old, that's not always possible!

My Dr. scolded me at my appointment yesterday telling me that I need to take it a little easier on myself and reminded me that I am not only responsible for my own health but the health of my baby. I have been experiencing some cramping which she believes is due not only to the heat but my running around like a crazy person! Staying off your feet is definitely easier said than done.

And after a very comfortable 2nd trimester, we are now back to feeling not so comfortable during the third! After a very busy week at our county fair last week, I spent an entire day in bed on Sunday recuperating. Bedtime is back to 8pm (if I make it that late), and the lawn has definitely seen it's better days! Picking up DS has become almost impossible and hanging out the wash requires the use of the big red wagon!

With only 14 weeks left to go, I plan to try harder to relax a bit and take in all the preparation that comes w/ getting a home "baby ready" once again. DS and I have plans to start sorting through baby clothes and washing the newborn duds. I am anxious to pick out some new crib bedding and a to finalize a decision on a name for Baby Brother! And as I've said before, I promise to do better w/ my blogging!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Hello from a new 'Saur!

Had some coding problems before so here's my intro again :)
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I am so excited to be here! I have loved following the journey's of these ladies and I am honered to be the new "saur. Today I post as my introduction....

Hello, my name is Dreamersaur, and I'm an infertile.

Two years ago I lost my right fallopian tube to an ectopic pregnancy, I have hypothyriodism, and a luteal phase defect. Today marks my 10th cycle trying to concieve my third child.

Infertility hurts. We've all heard it, but let me explain.

Imagine wanting something so bad your heart literally aches when one passes you by. You're saving up for it but you're just NOT. QUITE. THERE. You save all your money in a little tim box. You count it every day to see if you've gotten there yet, but the answer is always "Not Yet!" Then one day the little tin box you've been saving your cash in... catches fire and you catch it when your money has all but burned up.

My body is like that money.

I use natural supplements to keep my body healthy. I use Natural Family Planning. I chart my morning temps. I chart symptoms. I chart things from places better left to the imagination. I use ovulation predictor kits (opks). I spend a small fortune on home pregnancy tests... only to see a single line staring back at me month to month when a second line that would change my world so much is all I am looking for.

I'm not giving up.

One day soon i will see two pink lines.....

Until then?

Hello, My name is Dreamersaur, and I'm an Infertile on cycle day 1 of yet ANOTHER cycle. Are you ready to ride this rollercoaster with me??

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Goodbye

Sadly, this will be my last post on Pregosaur. I had an ultrasound yesterday and there is no heartbeat. I had a beta HCG level drawn and it is declining. I repeated the ultrasound today at another lab for a second opinion. Unfortunately, the results are the same. It looks like our baby stopped growing at about 6w5d. This is the way my first pregnancy ended last July. Mr. Pharmasaur and I are devastated again.

We do not know if we will TTC again or not. We cannot contemplate that decision right now. First, we need to get through the physical and emotional healing from this impending miscarriage.

Thank you all for bearing witness to my TTC and short pregnancy journey here on Pregosaur. Good luck with your TTC endeavours, your pregnancies and/or your adventures with your little ones. I wish you all the best.

Pharmasaur

Monday, July 5, 2010

Almost half-baked

I´m 19w5d today, so almost half-baked. Mr. Lillysaur went with me to my appt this morning to see baby Lillysaur. It was a long, long wait, but we got to see the baby. Most importantly, today was the first time Mr. Lillysaur saw the baby in action. We didn´t get to hear the hb, but maybe next time. Our little one was hard to see as she was all cozied up in the corner. Her head is on my bladder (no wonder I pee all.the.time) and her feet were over on my left side. I had figured as much because whenever I feel any kicks, it´s always in about the same place, on my left side! Guess mommys really do know best.

The weather has been very, very hot here. Not having air conditioning kind of sucks when it´s over 90 outside! My belly feels particularly tight and uncomfortable when the temperature is up and I´m on my feet, so I´ve been avoiding it as much as possible. The doctor said to drink 3-4 liters of water on hot days...maybe I can just camp-out on the john.

Ups: feeling the bebe move more, getting more kicks.
Downs: It´s getting hard to roll over in bed, and my belly isn´t even that big yet...oh boy.

Weight gain: I´ve gained 5.5 lbs to date which isn´t much she said. I have no idea how much people normally gain by 20 weeks, but I´ve been eating like a horse....

Belly button: My belly button is still an innie, but it looks like it´s going to be an outie in another month or so.

Maternity clothes: yes, but I still wear my regular swimsuits and some regular shorts of mine. I don´t really look that pregnant, and so far no one has come up and asked or said anything to me. I guess they all think I´m just getting a bit fat.

Best moment: I don´t know that I´ve had a best moment this week, but feeling her kick after I´ve had something particularly cold and sweet to drink is kind of fun!