Saturday, October 16, 2010

A little kick here, and a little kick there

17 weeks and our little bubble has started kicking. I had already been feeling movement since 13ish weeks but can now feel the kicks. Its such a great feeling. I never knew how much I missed it since having Levi until I started to feel it again.

At the moment I am 18.5 weeks. We have exactly 10 days till we hopefully get to find out the sex of the baby. I cant wait. I dont really know what we are having. I have a feeling it may be a girl but that may just be wishful thinking. I would love to have a little girl but will be just as happy with another boy, although we have no idea on what he would be called since we only ever had one boys name picked out. We just have to wait and see.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

15 Weeks

Wow already into the 2nd trimester. Seems like it is going so slow though. I guess maybe because most of the pregnant people around me are about to give birth soon.

Thankfully the morning sickness has left. I have thrown up a few times over the last few weeks but not ever day like I was. I just have to make sure that I eat when i feel hungry or I will puke then as well. I dont seem to be eating as much as I normally would though. I dont know if its because I lost weight before I got pregnant or what. I still havent put on any weight, which might be a good thing. I really dont want to put on as much weight as I did after I had Levi. Was only 73.4kg today, cant remember what I have been in the past but I was at 76kg when I got pregnant.

Only 5 more weeks till we get to see our little bubble again. I cant wait. Hopefully we get to find out the sex, legs open little one.

Monday, September 13, 2010

super lazy

is what I have been lately. Well thats not totally true, we have all been sick so I havent had all that much time nor energy to get on here but that was a week or so ago. I told myself I would get on here as often as i could lol.

So tomorrow I am 14 weeks. I cant believe it. 1st trimester is over but it seems to have taken forever to get here. People keep saying that the 2nd pregnancy is quicker but I havent found that at all. My friends is going to be having her 2nd baby in the next few weeks so maybe spending time with her and her bubba will make my pregnancy go faster lol.

I did have a scan last week. Got to see our little bubble. It was very relaxed just laying there with its hand under its head, so cute. I was so hoping they would be able to tell us the sex of the baby, but she said it was too early to tell which I expected anyway lol.

We moved the cot out of Levi's room yesterday. So he is well and truly in a big boy bed. No more getting lazy for me and just putting him in his cot so I can get some rest. We also moved the spare bed out of the new babies room so the cot could fit in there. There is not much room in the study now but nothing we can do about that lol.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

1st Hospital Appointment

Went yesterday and did the usual 1st appointment stuff. Went through all our family history and all the information about my labour with Levi. Of course being another IVF pregnancy I have to have at least one appointment with the doctor at the hospital but all being well I should be able just to go to the birthing unit like I did last time and have all my appointments with the midwives.

Funny thing is I was asked if I would be willing to be part of a study for pregnant woman who are obese or over weight. Only because my BMI is like 28. I hate this stupid BMI shit. I am not obese I look fine and considering I lost 10kg before I even got pregnant. Grrr.

Anyway, I got to heat the babies heartbeat again which was nice. Still very strong and very fast. Also booked my scan for 8th September and morphology scan for October 26th. Cant wait to see my little bubble again.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010


We told my parents on the weekend that I was pregnant. Levi had his "This little monkey is going to be a big brother" t-shirt on. He looked so cute in it. I didnt even think to get a picture though. Will have to put him in it again and take a pic.

So we got to my parents and my dad straight away says to take Levi's jacket off because it was hot in the house. I thought for sure he was going to see the t-shirt. Pfft I was wrong. So we were standing that for a bit and Levi was already playing with his toys. My middle sister already knew about that t-shirt so she kept asking Levi what his t-shirt said trying to get people to notice. That still didnt work. So I told Levi to show everyone his t-shirt. Finally my little sister read it.

My parents of course cried. Strange lol. But they are happy so that is the main thing. Mum is stuck on the fact that Levi is born in March and now she has another 2 grandchildren due in march. Cant remember if I wrote about my little sister being pregnant as well.

So that was the telling of my parents. Everyone else can wait till after my scan.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Crazy Pregnancy

I am all over the place with this pregnancy. One day I can wake completely fine, no feeling of sick at all and no need for a nap lol. Others I will wake and feel like crap right away and not want to get out of bed, which of course I have to. I end up nearly falling asleep on the couch while Levi plays before we both go back to bed for our naps.

I also have been having some CRAZY dreams. Some have been funny, some interesting and some I wish I didn't remember when I woke up. I had one the other night just after my sister told me she was pregnant also, nothing to do with her but I couldn't get back to sleep after it. I also had one where I won over 9k in the pokies lol now that would be a nice one.

1st Scan

We got to see our little bean last night. I was so worried something was going to be wrong since this pregnancy started off so different to Levi's (although that has changed slightly).

So we have ONE little bean with a heart beat of 170bpm. The scan was done at 7.1wks. Levi's scan was done at 7.5wks and there is so much of a difference. His heart beat was 149bpm and at that point he was already 15.5mm this little one is only 8.9mm. Not to sure if that means much at the moment.

The pictures they printed out are so different to our last ones. Its a lot clearer even though all it is is a splodge lol.

Cant wait to see my little baby in a few more weeks.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010


This pregnancy is so different to my pregnancy with Levi. All I remember from my last pregnancy is the constant puking and nausea until 17 weeks. I have thrown up a few times this pregnancy but I have put that down to the vitamins that I have been taking. (we will see with that one). It is actually a bit worrying. With Levi I knew everyday that I was pregnant but with this one I don't have that constant remember. I feel like I need to take a pregnancy test everyday just to make sure.

At this point I am thinking girl. Greg thinks I am crazy thinking I know what it is already. I guess we will find out in 15 weeks or so.

Saturday, July 10, 2010


Since we are not telling anyone I cant have a ticker anywhere so I will put it here.

CafeMom Tickers

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

We did it

I cant believe it. Our first FET actually worked. I am in a little shock. I wasn't sure if I was pregnant or not. I had a little bit of "morning sickness" but it was nothing like what I had when pregnant with Levi. Its funny when the nurse calls you, you can tell right away if its good or bad news by the sound of her voice.

So I guess I am pregnant again. I cant believe it. I think I kept telling myself that I wasnt because I thought it would be easier to take if they told me the test was negative.

Baby number 2 coming March 14th 2011 or there about going on its big brother.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Waiting, Waiting

I know I only have to wait until Wednesday next week for my blood test but its still too far away. I have been having mild AF like cramping since the little embryo was put in on Saturday which I don't remember having when I fell pregnant with Levi. I haven't had any of the nausea that I had in the beginning with Levi. I have been a bit hungrier but that is about it.

I have a feeling that we are going to get a BFN. I know they say every pregnancy is different but I knew right away I was pregnant with Levi. This time I'm not feeling anything.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Embryo #2

Well our little embryo is in. Hopefully its feeling nice and safe in there and thinking it might stay there for 9 months or so lol. The doctor that did the transfer was the same one that did the retrieval of my last fresh cycle and the transfer I fell pregnant with Levi. The doctor told me that the embryo is as good as a frozen one gets so that is a good thing and the transfer went perfectly and it was placed right in the middle of my uterus.


Thursday, June 24, 2010


So our little Levi Embryo was put in on the 13th June 2008 and I got the results of my positive blood test on the 26th June. Of course my little boy was 9 days late and was born on March 11th 2009. So this FET - my little Embryo will be put in on the 26th of June and if successful our new little baby will be due in March once again around Levi's birthday. Is that a coincidence? Of course we didn't plan for this to happen. I was shocked that it was even going to happen so quickly.

I am taking this as a good sign :)

Monday, June 21, 2010

Stupid Body

Just when you think something is going to work out, something else comes along to make you think otherwise. I seemed to be doing fine on the Clomid, no side effects or anything like that. Went in for a blood test and was told that my hormone levels were perfect and I was getting booked in for my FET on Tuesday (tomorrow) then Thursday last week I start spotting. Right away I was on the phone to the clinic. I knew this wasn't supposed to be happening. So I went in for another blood test on Friday and then again on Saturday together with a scan. Apparently my lining is fine, they like to see a 7 and mine was a 10. I also have a follicle on each ovary, hmmm multiple pregnancy maybe?

So now I am booked in for Saturday. We only have 2 embies so fingers crossed they work.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Trying for #2

So i guess you could say we have been officially trying since December. I mean i was still breastfeeding but for some reason i let what everyone said get into my head "You know your body changes after you have a baby, everything might go back to normal and you could fall pregnant naturally." What i should have said was "You know what, you should really shut up. You know nothing about my body and the crap it has put me through trying to get pregnant so the likely hood of it just magically deciding 'hey i might just be normal now' is a load of rubbish." We tried nearly 2 years to get pregnant naturally and it didnt happen, what the hell does that tell you???? God right now i want to kick them all in the head.

So back on track- we went to see the specialist to talk about doing the EFT. Another kick in the head, we couldnt try untill i had stopped breastfeeding. I am sorry, is the fact i cant get pregnant naturally not enough that i have to give up the one thing i have actually been able to do well before i can have another baby. Um Hello not fair. Any way i came to terms with that and took a month to wean Levi off the boob.

So now i am taking Clomid 100g for 5 days and going for a blood test on Wednesday to see how my hormone levels are. I guess we go from there.

Expanding your family

For some such a thing is so easy it just happens by accident or as soon as they decide they want it to happen. But for others it is not easy at all. It takes a massive toll on your mental health and your hip pocket. I don't even want to think about how much we spent on the 3 IVF cycles it took to fall pregnant with Levi and yet here we are again.

We don't have the free money to do another full IVF cycle but thankfully we have 2 frozen little embryos. Basically what that means is we only have 2 more chances of having another baby. Those odds really don't seem all that fair do they? On one hand you think, well they came from the same cycle that we fell pregnant with Levi so they have to work. Right? Think about it though we got 6 eggs from that cycle not all of them were fertilised and from what were, we ended up with 3. The best one became out little Levi and the other 2 were frozen. So yeah those 2 eggs may have been fine with they got frozen but that's doesn't mean they are going to survive the stress of the thaw.

Its funny, we went into the whole IVF thing at the start thinking it has to work doesn't it, everything is being done for us. The Eggs get fertilised and start dividing into what should be a baby so of course we will get pregnant. Doesn't work like that. So now i find my self thinking the same thing. These eggs are just like Levi's was so of course i will get pregnant. STOP the crazy thinking, don't get your hopes to high up in the clouds, because you know there is a 50% chance you will come crashing down.

I guess only time will tell.