Sunday, September 21, 2014

Beta results are back!


     We have good news! The results are back and the numbers have raised just like we needed them to! All the levels have been exactly what we need them to be so I get to cut down my progesterone shot to only 1ml instead 2ml! This is great because that means my sides should stop hurting as bad. 

    I am sick as a dog. I got a prescription for Zofran and that has been helping so much. I have been able to eat and stay hydrated. It really has been a life saver. 

     We scheduled the ultra sound for October 2nd. We will be able to see if both Embryos stuck or if we only have 1 baby that stuck. We will also get to hear the heart beat (or beats)! 

     One big step done I am officially 5 weeks pregnant today! Only 35 more weeks to go! 

Monday, September 15, 2014

I am still shaking


The test came back that I am pregnant!


The HCG was 398.2 (they were looking
for anhything over 50)


I am 4 weeks 1 day pregnant today! So another 8 amazing months
that I get to keep this baby/babies safe before they 
go to their mom and dad!



Thursday, September 11, 2014

4 days left...



     Yep that is right only 4 days before the blood test to find out where my HCG is measured so we can find out if the transfer worked or not! With that number you can guess if one or two stuck around but you don't know for sure until the ultrasound. 

    So what symptoms am I having today? I feel nauseous, all the time. I sleep, sleep and sleep some more than I am still so tired. I feel bloated, well I am bloated. I am so bloated. I can not even button up my shorts anymore, the medication is making me look (at least feel like I look) like I am a few months pregnant.   

Just 4 days until we find out if I am pregnant or not!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

6 days to go

     You hear that just 6 days to find out if the little Embryos decided to stick around! 

     Today's symptoms are still nausea, I am so tired even after a full night of sleep I am just wiped. (TMI) Sore boobs. and terrible heartburn. I know what you are thinking those are all early pregnancy symptoms BUT they could all be symptoms of my medication too.  

     So basically if I feel like I am is kinda a guessing game. The medication I am on can give the exact same symptoms. So in 6 days we will find out is it medication side effects or pregnancy symptoms...

Monday, September 8, 2014

And I am off bed rest.

     Yesterday was the first day I could actually move around. Friday and Saturday the only time I was allowed to not be laying down was the use the rest room. I was however allowed to be propped up at a 45 degree angle to eat. I thought bed rest would be awesome I mean my husband having to do everything I just get to lay and bed and relax.

     It wasn't that easy. I wanted to get up and move around, I wanted to get my own water and make my own plate of food. But I held out and did complete bed rest for two days.

     I am feeling Nauseous, but I am not sure if that is the babies making their home or if I am just catching a bug.

     We are now on count down to blood test. Just 7 more days until the blood test (7 days from right now I will be at the clinic waiting to get my blood drawn!). I am so impatient I can not wait to see the results!

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Day 1 post transfer

     Transfer was yesterday and today I am on full bed rest. To write this I am laying down because I can't even sit. I can be propped up on two pillow max so a tiny tilt... I am only allowed to get up to use the bathroom. I am writing this on my laying stomach with the computer in front of me. Truly not the most comfortable position to type in.

     The transfer went great Both of the embryos thawed perfectly! The actual transfer only took like 10 minutes.
The first picture is my lucky transfer socks,
Then my I really have to pee face,
The Embryo on the right is the girl,
And the Embryo on the right is the boy!


     I feel like I should tell you that unlike some surrogates I will not be taking home pregnancy tests. So we really will not know if the transfer worked until the official blood test. That means friends and family please refrain from asking a million times if I am pregnant, I will update once S&J know the results. 

     So many emotions are tied into this so please just understand that not everything may be posted right away. I am going to try to keep posting often maybe not every single day anymore but I promise I will update often. 

Friday, September 5, 2014

Today is the day!

     Today at 12:45 I go into the clinic for my 1:30 transfer. I have been on meds for 40 days, that is 40 days of giving myself shots every single day, I have 65 more days of shots if these embryos decided to stay around (fingers crossed that they thing my uterus will be a good home for about 9 months)!
     We have been using Oregon Reproductive Medicine they have pretty amazing success rates and were actually #1 in the nation in 2011! So I know that I am in good hands! YAY for a little bit less stress.

     For those of you who do not we will be transferring two high grade embryos 1 girl and 1 boy! Isn't that amazing that they know the sex of the embryos! They have also been tested for genetic problems, So fingers crossed I wont have to as much testing and blood draws during pregnancy. 
     Please keep in your thoughts today and send those little embies sticky vibes! 

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