Well, it is time for a big reveal. I’ve been keeping something to myself, something that I’ve known about for a while; finally, I feel comfortable telling you about it. My Secret is out!
And my secret is a big one.
But it is also a dream come true.
I’m going to cut to the chase and rip the
Band Aid Adhesive Bandage right off and come clean.
Yoshi is arriving 1/23 (get it… 1..2..3?).
A brief timeline:
- I had my Frozen Embryo Transfer (which I ran down to, lol) May 7
- We found out I had a positive hCG test (via email! Another story!) the Monday after I arrived home from Tahoe (who says that you have to stay totally quiet?)
- We had our first ultrasound June 1 and saw the little blob and heartbeat for the first time! At this point I was 6 weeks and 2 days. But we also got some not so great news: I had a subchorionic hematoma (more to come on that), which raised my miscarriage risk. Basically BEST NEWS EVER and then SLAP. Then Alex and I went and got Roti 😀
- I had my medical emergency two days later. I’ll go into greater detail later, but it did have to do with the baby–I started bleeding, and it wasn’t brown spotting (which all you mama’s know is generally considered ok). I was convinced I had lost the baby, and I don’t think I’ve ever been more distraught, then drained, and then determined in my life. A whole nother post on the emotions I experienced on that day. But they advised me to go super quiet and not to travel.
- I continued to get ultrasounds weekly for the next few weeks at my infertility specialist’s office. At the first ultrasound post hemorrhage, the heartrate was a bit low, and that of course increased the anxiety! I also realized during this time that I needed to decrease my stress, and that meant changing my schedule at the gym.
- June 22 was my first appointment with our OB/GYN! Both Alex and I really liked him, we have several friends who are with the practice, and we feel really good about everything.
- I didn’t get to see any pictures or anything until 7/13, when we went in for our genetics testing and first trimester screening (to check for Downs and other potential genetic conditions). Yoshi has a profile! Last we saw of him/her, there were only blobs and limb fins, and now there are arms and a neck and a nose! Also, in true “like his/her mama” fashion, Yoshi didn’t want to cooperate and get into position and then was wiggle worming all around.
- And now, I am 14 weeks along! We have our next OB/GYN appointment today.
I’ll have some updates on various life things, but my thinking with regards to covering this pregnancy is to make it part of my blog like running, or food, or Crohn’s is a part of my blog: it is a part of my life. As of right now, I am planning on relay the funny stories, the struggles, and the fun milestones, but I don’t see this becoming a pregnancy blog, though I would expect a few pregnancy-related posts coming up, if for no other reason than that I have so much to catch you up on! Like my new food proclivities…
Alright, I think that is enough excitement for one day. I am going for a run, then meeting a friend, who also struggled to conceive (for years!) but now has a beautiful baby girl, for breakfast with her little munchkin, then I have work, then our OB appointment!
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So much love to all of you. Thank you so much for your kindness, support, and love.