Saturday, March 6, 2010

A Blueberry!

I have a blueberry inside of me! Well, ok, it's just the size of a blueberry, but it is really a baby! The internet says at 7 1/2 weeks that's the size she is. I'm due around October 21 however will probably need to be induced early because of the blood thinner situation. So, we will see. Here is what happened...

As I've mentioned in previous posts I can't take any birth control with a hormone because it thickens my blood to much and it clots. I have been taking Coumadin every day to thin my blood out. The doc said I could go off the meds in March and we would start trying to have a baby then. However, there was one night and I can tell you the exact night, where I could have been still fertile (obviously was) and lets just say extra measures were not taken.... This will get a little personal, just a warning. So, my periods are typically 40 days apart however after the night in question I started spotting at around 33 days. And then it got heavy enough I thought it was my period just early. The only non-normal part was that my temps were getting higher and higher every day. For those of you not familiar with the Fertility Awareness Method, every morning I take my temperature and there are normal highs and lows. For me, before I have ovulated my temps are around 95.6-96.4 but during this particular period they were up in the 98s. Really weird for me. I thought they would go down after my period, but they didn't. So, after about a week and reading through my book and not finding any answers I called my cousin how is great with this stuff. So I told her everything that was happening and she asked if I could be pregnant. I thought of course not, I just had my period. Well, she suggested taking a test just to role it out but to maybe talk to a doc and let her know. For some reason I did have a test in the house so I decided it was probably smart to role it out. I didn't even have to wait, that thing came back positive in like .2 seconds! I couldn't believe it! I actually called Kyle at work and told him I was freaking out! He was happy though.

After that, we went to Planned Parenthood to get the test there so I could have proof for WIC and Medicaid. And that one was positive. I was told I needed to stop taking the coumadin now though (it can cause birth defects) I have to give myself 2 shots a day now of Heprin because that will keep my blood thin through pregnancy and is safe for the baby. Anyway, because of the bleeding that I thought was my period I was worried. I called some friend that just had babies that were on Medicaid and I found out their doctor. So, I call the doc and they said if I haven't been approved yet, I am considered self pay and would have to put down a $1000 deposit! But they said Medicaid would reimburse that. So, we do it and I go in. They do the sonogram and can see a gestation sack, but that's all. I do blood work and go in 2 days later for more. My blood levels didn't go up, so I had to go in again. Apparently your levels are supposed to double every day you are pregnant. My first level was 8,000 and after 5 days it only went up to 13,000, obviously way under what it should have been. So that wasn't good. But I went in for another sonogram and it was pretty funny....

The lady doing the sonogram was like, so your about 8 weeks now right? And I said, "no, I'm closer to 6 because of how long my period are." She was like "Well, according to your last period you are 8 so lets stick with that" ok lady! I've been charting for 7 months and I know I'm not that far along, but whatever you say... and good news, they found the baby and the heartbeat! The heartbeat was 146 beats/min. They said it's great! So they measure her and wouldn't you know she was 6 weeks and 4 days! hhmmm..... who was right? That's right, ME!!! hhahahaha!!!!

Anyway, so the baby looks good and I am actually feeling pretty good. I do get really tired sometimes, but Kyle is really helpful with letting me take naps. But I eat all the time!! Really, physically I'm not to different, but I have limited patience. My poor kids, I really am trying, but some days it's really hard. I told kyle I think it's a girl because of how emotional I am. He said he thinks it's a girl because she is already costing us money! (1000 deposit we won't get back till after I deliver!) Anyway, I've named her Hannah, even though Kyle wants Hailey. I told him he could pick the boys name even if it is Kyle Jr.

So, that's my story, I know it's super long, but I print this off and put it in my journal and I didn't want to have to re-write anything. Yeah, baby Hannah! I'll see you in about 7.5 months!!

5 comments:

Mallory said...

Wow! I heard from your mom that you have to take two shots a day, but I didn't realize it has already been so hectic and crazy for you to be pregnant!!! I'm glad it seems to be getting better! (Oh, I love those fruit sizing examples, for how big the baby is right now! I have an apple inside of me right now! lol)

By the way, I had two days of spotting and my temps went down just about a week after ovulation with this pregnancy. I did some research, and there is a much debated "implantation dip/bleed". I love that you were right about the age of your baby. I know my "due date" according to my last period is about 2 weeks too early!!!

Congrats again!!! (I hope it's a girl...I'm feeling/hoping mine is a girl, too!)

kati b said...
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kati b said...

Congratulations, Kyle and Sarah!!! We are excited for you and will pray that you have a healthy pregnancy and delivery in October. I hope it's a girl, too. Can you do me a favor, again, and talk to your tummy and ask her to send Olivia soon too?!?! Ha ha. Hannah is a cute name, so is Hailey (that's my second favorite name). We don't want a Kyle Jr just yet! The word verification is "Tratoorp" which would be lovely as well! :)

Mubeen said...

YAY! Now I can talk about it in public! lol...congrats!!

Megan said...

Congratulations!!!! how exciting!! i love you!