Sunday, March 18, 2012


T Minus three days! We are really excited to get out of this place for a few weeks. A ton of relaxing and fun in the sun.  Not that we should be complaining about the weather where we live. We have been lucky to have the most beautiful days of weather in March ever.

I have had such great weekend.  I had a girls cocktail party on Friday night then a 30th b-day party. I had to head home at 11:30. I've been really trying to listen to my body and not push anything. Yesterday a friend had a St. Paddy's day party during the day. A ton of fun and I really didn't miss drinking. My husband  hit it pretty hard but he was that good drunk that was funny not at all annoying. We were home by 6 and I was in bed by 8:30. And today I'll be hitting downtown with a few of my friends to do a little shopping and then out to dinner with J.

My last beta came in on Friday at 1,888. I'm glad it keeps rising. Symptoms are good, cramps here and there and fatigue and tiredness later in the day. The boob pain has not let up. My first ultrasound is Wednesday at 10am then right after we hit the road for our long road trip to Florida.

We are going to make a few stops along the way. We first wanted to go to Memphis but of course the procrastinators we both are waited to book a hotel this weekend and they are all full. So we changed the plan and our first stop will be Nashville. Which is better anyway because it cuts about and hour - two hours off of the trip. We are in Nashville for two days then to Atlanta for a day then we'll arrive in Florida Saturday sometime. I usually hate car trips (too many as a kid) but looking forward to it with J. Just him and I and the open road and hours to talk about the crazy future ahead. Plus my acupuncturist thought it was a good idea to drive as she would not recommend flying right now.

I'm hoping our ultrasound brings good news of progression of this pregnancy. Our only expectation is one strong growing baby. If there is two, I think we will be shocked but of course happy.  My parents have been in Florida since New Years and have no clue we did another round of IVF so we're excited to tell them we are pregnant. My sister and her family are going too so we'll be spending the week laying in the sun, going to Disney, Epcot and just hanging out at my parents house. My RE says I cannot swim. Too early in the pregnancy so the risk of infection is high. The nurse told me I can dip in and out of the pool to cool off but cannot sit in the pool or actually swim. I'll be glad when all the restrictions are lifted (no working out, lifting or sex) but if having a healthy full term pregnancy means these restrictions continue and more, I will gladly take them. I will have to say though the sex restriction at this point is killing me, as well as my husband. It does get annoying I cannot just be normal and pregnant but I am truly hoping in another month I can at least stop taking my meds.

Thank you everyone for all your congratulations and good wishes. We are truly happy and taking it all in day by day.

I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend!


  1. Glad to hear these numbers keep going up! I'm sure you guys will have a great time on vacation - you deserve it! Soak up the sun for all of us!

  2. Glad the numbers are going up! Have an awesome time on vacation! I love road trips. Are there always that many early restrictions for IVF?

    1. I'm not sure, every RE I think is different. Especially because some do more betas and ultrasounds than others. Some make you take the additional meds for 8, 10 or 12 weeks. Personally I think it is just precautions for them and of course me. It really is not that bad I would rather be doing this than have it not work its just though another reason to be pissed about IF and not being normal.

    2. Yea, what we would give to be "normal". Glad you are doing everything you can.

  3. Fantastic numbers... and will be so lovely to go away with your good news to enjoy your holiday :)) Love to you and bub/s xoxo

  4. Wht an exciting week ahead! Ultrasound and vacation! Nice! Hope you enjoy your week!

  5. YAY for vacation and for BABY!!! I am still just so happy for you missy! Reading your restrictions makes me realize that when I was in Hawaii on my 2ww I had no restrictions really and totally went swimming A LOT- oops! hahaha! Make sure to post pics when you get back and have an amazing time!

  6. That's so exciting that you get an ultrasound before you leave :) What a perfect way to tell your parents you're pregnant... hand them the pictures! The restrictions do suck, but like you said they are so worth it. I hope you have a fantastic time. :)

  7. good luck tomorrow!!!
    I understand the annoying restrictions. It is amazing a 'normal' pregnant person never stops regular activities (exercise, sex etc) and IVF's are on restrictions for weeks. we JUST got the all clear and we are 17 weeks! I have to say though, if you start having nausea you won't be in the mood for sex and know how they say, when you don't use it you lose it. It's true. that desire surprisingly decreases! Now I am just scared. After being told no no no no for so long....have a GREAT trip :)