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I found my post. You can scroll thru to July 27th which is when I had the CVS done. Hope it helps. Feel free to PM or ask me anything We chose not to tell anyone we were pregnant until AFTER our CVS results...so posting this was the first time the ladies in my PR were finding out I was pregnant
Here is my post:
The short version:
I am pregnant and due February 13th 2011. With a baby GIRL!!!!
Here she is at 11 weeks & 2 days:
The very, very, very long version:
June 5th 2010: got our BFP after our loss in February 2010. This month (May) we tried the SMEP “Sperm Meets Egg Plan”. We had sex on CD 8, CD 10 & CD 12. On CD 12 I got a positive OPK and my first PEAK on my Clearblue Easy Fertility Monitor. So we had sex on CD 12, 13, 14 & 15. And then we waited. May was our second month using the Clearblue Easy Fertility Monitor.
By 8dpo I couldn’t stand it and had to pee on something. So I POAS (internet cheapie) and got a BFN. I then proceeded to POAS every morning on internet cheapies from 8dpo thru 10dpo all were BFN’s.
Saturday June 5th - 11dpo: I POAS (internet cheapie) & I got the faintest, faintest, faintest line possible. I had to squint to see it and thought it was an evap line. I researched evap lines all day long until I was sick of researching them – LOL. Took a break from researching & went to CVS Pharmacy store with Gavin and bought a 2 pack of FRER.
Sunday June 6 – 12dpo: Woke up at 5:00am nervous & ever-so slightly excited. Everyone was sleeping so I sat in our family room right next to the window for the best light and with my little plastic ‘lucky cup’ that I’ve had since I got Logan’s BFP I dipped a FRER test into my FMU. (note: I peed in the bathroom not next to the window in the family room….that would have been a sight to see!!! ) Two pink lines. Faint but there. Two pink lines!! I couldn’t hear anything because the pounding of my heart in my chest had escalated into my ears and I was deaf for a few moments. Two pink lines??!!
I stood up and took my lucky cup into the kitchen and poured my FMU into a Tupperware container with a secure lid. I tiptoed into our bedroom, grabbed my clothes and a baseball cap (bad bed head!), quickly checked on the boys to make sure everyone was still sleeping and with my cup of FMU I headed out to Wal-Mart! Leaving my valuable FMU in the cup holder of my minivan I walked (well ran) into Wal-Mart and I bought a two pack of E.P.T digital pregnancy tests. Back in the van I dipped the EPT test into my ‘new’ lucky container – LOL and waited. And waited. I felt sick. Please come up PREGNANT. Please. I had my hands clasped together so tight my knuckles were turning white…… I looked down….PREGNANT. Again, I went deaf from the pounding in my ears. I’m pregnant. I am pregnant. What a sight that must have been…a woman sitting in a minivan dipping a home pregnancy test into a Tupperware container of pee at 5:45 am.
Home I go with Dunkin Donuts in hand. It’s time to cautiously celebrate. Everyone wakes up and Doug see’s the pregnancy tests sitting on the counter. He says “what’s this? Are you pregnant?” I smile. He hugs me tight. We haven’t told the boys yet. They were just happy to be eating donuts, it doesn’t matter what the occasion is.
Monday June 7th – 13dpo. My first OB appointment at 5:00pm. I take all the boys with me. They want to know why I’m going to the doctors. What’s wrong mommy they say? I tell them I have a tummy ache. They buy it.
I’m nervous and sick. I’m almost in tears at the OB’s office as my midwife talks to me. I have no control over this and I’m just scared. We go thru the basic question/answer stuff. I get my blood pressure taken and weight taken. I then get my blood drawn for my betas. Never had this done for my beta’s and I’m suddenly afraid.
Tuesday June 8th – 14dpo. My midwife calls me. Numbers are great for this early in my pregnancy. Progesterone is 44 and HCG is 69. At this time there is no need for supplemental progesterone.
Wednesday June 9th – 15dpo. Leaving for vacation to the Jersey Shore! Have to do a slight detour on route to vacation and stop at the OB’s office in New Jersey to get my blood drawn again! Doug and the boys wait in the car while I run in. Blood work drawn….vacation here we come!
Friday June 11th – 17dpo. My Midwife calls me while on vacation. HCG is 169. She is very happy with this number. Tells me to enjoy our vacation and she’ll see me in 2 weeks. The next longest 2 weeks of my life.
Monday June 14th – 20dpo. Doug is on vacation today so at 6:00am this morning I saved my FMU and went to Wal-Mart again to buy a 2 pack of FRER’s. Came home and took a test. The test line was darker than the control line.
Friday June 18th – 5 weeks pregnant today. I am still not allowing myself to get too excited but I’m smiling each time I think about it and giving my tummy a little rub throughout the day. I have heart burn today and I’m happy about that. My nipples also hurt. Again, all good things. I’m due to POAS in the next few days to get my fix. I have one FRER left. I can’t wait.
Monday June 21st – 5 weeks & 3 days pregnant or 27dpo. I used my last FRER this morning. Still a nice dark test line and much darker than the control line. I also woke up to a little morning sickness which made me feel good plus I am totally exhausted today.
Friday June 25, 2010 – 6 weeks pregnant. Today I had an OB appointment at 2:30pm. Met with the midwife. We discussed getting an ultrasound to ‘date’ the pregnancy, which is needed prior to the CVS test. I am scared to death to get an ultrasound. What if there is no heartbeat? What if there is a heartbeat and then the following week the heartbeat stops……a repeat of what happened in February. I’m beside myself in the exam room. Scared. We talk some more and finally decide that next week, next Friday at 7 weeks I will get my first ultrasound. I already feel sick about it and will not look at the screen until I hear that heart beat. The loss in February totally robbed me of the joy right now. I know I shouldn’t give it that power but I have. Hopefully this too shall pass.
We also discussed the CVS test which is performed around 11 & 12 weeks. This means that when I return from vacation in North Carolina at the end of July I will have to make this appointment. We will know the gender of the baby after the test results come back.
On a side note I woke up this morning and had to run to the bathroom and dry heave into it. I felt totally sick and it stayed that way much of the day. A welcome symptom…..I never thought feeling sick would make me so happy. The exhaustion too…killing me but making me happy.
Sunday June 27, 2010 - 6 weeks 2 days pregnant – Fatigue & morning sickness are kicking my butt. I am so sick. I had to run to the bathroom and dry heave today plus lie down and rest in bed.
Monday June 28th – My midwife called me with my Beta numbers. At 4 weeks pregnant they were 169, exactly 2 weeks later at 6 weeks pregnant they are 69,303. My midwife was very impressed with the number and we aren’t scheduling any additional blood drawings for Beta’s.
Tuesday July 6th – Scheduled my CVS test. Excited but nervous. The test will take place on Tuesday July 27th. We opted for the additional FSH test and will have some of the test results plus the gender on Thursday July 29th.
Thursday July 15th – Had to start wearing maternity shorts/pants. Nothing fits me! LOL. I’m extremely exhausted all the time and can’t wait to crawl into bed the second I open my eyes in the morning. LOL. I also have really bad morning sickness that is kicking my butt and lasting all day/night long.
Sunday July 18th – My SIL Karen called me to tell me that she is pregnant! Due on Gavin’s birthday, March 12th. It was difficult not telling her that I was pregnant too and due 4 weeks before her. We are excited to share the news with everyone very soon, once we get thru the CVS test and get the results.
Tuesday July 27th – Well, today is the day. I am very nervous. Doug took the day off work and Kristen is watching the boys for us. We left at 11:00am and it took us just over an hour to get to the hospital in NJ. We met with a wonderful genetic counselor who sat with us for an hour and went over our family history and the entire procedure that we were scheduled to have. All I could think about while sitting there listening to the genetic counselor was that I needed that ultrasounds ASAP to see if our baby’s heart was still beating. I was scared to death. I’ve never wanted and dreaded anything at the same time so badly.
We get the ultrasound, we have a heartbeat. I burst into tears and sob with relief. It’s in the 170’s and baby is moving around like crazy. What a difference in size since our last appointment at 7 weeks. Wow. Baby is measuring right on track….11 weeks & 2 days.
The ultrasound tech was wonderful. She took a ton of photos and figured out the best route for the doctor to perform the procedure, it was either going to be vaginally or thru my tummy. Due to the position of my placenta it wasn’t possible to go thru my tummy. The doctor came in, who was equally wonderful accompanied by a nurse (also very nice). This was the nurse that will be calling us with the test results.
The doctor gives me an ultrasound just to confirm and go over again the route she is taking. The procedure then begins. It was similar to having a pap smear, legs in stirrups and the speculum inserted. My cervix was cleaned with a solution and then a tube/probe with a needle inside it was inserted into my cervix. Not painful at all. Everything was guided via ultrasound and we could all see the needle going up thru my cervix and then working its way towards my placenta.
There was some tugging and pulling which was a bit uncomfortable but tolerable. All the while the baby was not stressed and just hanging out. Once the needle got to the placenta you could actually see the fluid being sucked up into the needle (pretty wild stuff). The needle/probe came out and the procedure was over.
My test was being sent to the labs in Tampa, Florida so our FSH results and the gender will arrive Thursday July 29th. As I sit here typing this I am excited and nervous.
After the procedure I scheduled my 20 week appointment with them for September. Doug and I then went out to TGIF’s for a delicious lunch. We got photos of the baby too which was great. I can’t stop staring at them. We drove home and I went right to bed for a few hours to rest. Today I can’t’ pick anyone up and just have to take it easy.
Thursday July 29th – Today started out very early. I have been up since 3am unable to sleep from nerves. I have felt sick most of the day and have been dry heaving on and off all day long. I am exhausted emotionally from knowing that today we get our results from our CVS test and will find out if our baby is healthy or not.
Plus finding out the gender is super exciting. This has been the longest day in my 41 years of life. I had to stop myself from looking at the clock…waiting until 4:00pm when I was told my results would be in. At 3:10pm my phone rang and it was the hospital. I almost vomited as I picked the phone up.
“Diane” the nurse introduced herself and told me she had my results. I told her to go ahead and tell me. She said they came back fantastic and all fine. No chromosomal abnormalities from the FSH results but we have to wait on the final results that come in next week. She said that they typically mirror the FSH results by 99.9% so it should be okay again.
I then asked her for the gender. She said FEMALE. I had her repeat that word about 5 times and then I said, “by female do you mean it’s a GIRL?”. Yes she said and laughed. The gender result is 99.9% accurate as they look at the XY chromosomes.
I called Doug crying my eyes out. He picked the phone up and I just said, “we are having a HEALTHY BABY GIRL”. I think he fainted – LOL.
Just told my family and a few friends and on Saturday we will be telling Doug’s family. We are excited but still nervous and will continue to be nervous until our baby daughter arrives healthy and safe in February 2011.
Over all Symptoms: I had loose poop for about 4 days before my BFP. The one thing that made me think I might be pregnant was the fact that my sense of smell was thru the roof about 4 days before my BFP. I was gagging at changing a diaper. I also had lots of creamy cervical fluid when I checked myself. My sense of smell is still thru the roof at 5 weeks and 3 days pregnant.
At 6 weeks pregnancy the nausea has kicked in full swing. My sense of smell is ridiculous and it’s awful to smell certain things. My boobs definitely have lots of blue veins and my stomach is totally bloated. I’ve gained over 4lbs since I got my BFP only 3 weeks ago. Yikes. LOL.
10 weeks and 6 days….extreme exhaustion and constant sickness…feeling hung over and queasy all day long. Actually throwing up at this point on top of dry heaving.
11 weeks onwards…extreme exhaustion and nausea plus dry heaving and actual throwing up. Sense of smell still thru the roof.
Last edited by Isabelle; May 6th, 2011 at 07:49 AM.
I don't think we had the same experience. Mine was quite painful, unfortunately. I don't think it was the doctor - this man is one of the best in the business - this is all he does. Folks fly in from all over the country to see him (and world - he had some Aussie folks fly in while on vacation to the states just to see this guy!).
First off, the speculum was much bigger than I'm used to. He stretched me out like the dickens! Then the cleaning piece felt fairly painful. The actual procedure wasn't that bad - but sadly, his first sample wasn't enough, so he had to go through it again. I guess I was bearing down, because I spit that speculum out right at him. Lolz. Thankfully, he caught it, but he had to wash me out again.
It took about 20-30 mins total. Did not like it. Don't want it again. Very grateful it's DONE.
Results come in 14 business days. Crossing my fingers for a great result! xoo