I had my first awkward "are you pregnant" moment last night. Hubby and I haven't told anyone I'm pregnant yet, not even the parents. We are telling my family on mother's day and his family the next weekend. I'm a really private person and don't like to be the centre of attention so even though he's dying to tell EVERYONE I am holding off as long as possible. Well, I don't know how much longer it will be actually possible. Last night we were at a dinner party for a cousin of the hubs. His sister was there and she said to me " Are you pregnant.... your boobs are huge!" I brushed it off and said "oh, i guess they just grew. " It was weird. I was a bit paranoid about my gigantic boobs for the rest of the night so I buttoned my sweater right up! I also of course got a bit paranoid that I already look "fat". But I also got a bit smiley thinking, "yeah! I'm actually pregnant!" Now, the boobs. I am really small. Normally like an A-32 bra. I haven't gotten any new bras but I'm definitely sporting big time cleavage and spilling right out of my bras. I wouldn't be surprised if I am honestly a C cup now. It is freakin' ridiculous! My mom and sisters have huge boobs and I have always been the less-endowed sister. Well not anymore! So today, its bra shopping day! woo hoo!
I am a 31 year old teacher with an awesome husband and an amazing Chihuahua pup. We are a happy family right now but we are excited that I am FINALLY pregnant after a year and a half of trying and fertility treatments. I am still nervous (ok...paranoid) that something is going to go wrong. I find this blog a great place to find support and relate to people who are going through similar struggles!
Oct 2008- Bye bye BCP! But not "officially" trying. Mar 2009- still no period since quitting BCP
Apr 2009- Fail Progesterone Challenge test, refered to gynecologist June 2009- Blood work and Estrogen/Progestren challenge with gyne. All normal. July 2009- HSG- too painful to complete and gyne recommends Laproscopy. I'm too nervous about it and want a second opinion. Delay scheduling surgery.
July 2009-Get a natural period...Yeah! Aug 2009- No monthly period...guess last month was a fluke Sept 2009-make appt at private fertility clinic Oct 2009- meet with RE, he is great. Promises to get me pregnant, suggests Clomid won't work for me. Prescribes Menopur (injections) Nov 2009-after 2 weeks of injections of Menopur, daily ultrasounds and blood and a trigger shot of ovidrel I enter the 2ww. Nov 2009-ovaries over stimulated in injectible cycle, feel extremely bloated, sick, fluish. Two weeks days of progesterone suppositories (yuck!). BFN.
Nov 2009-residual ovary cysts, BCP for 2 months due to timing of Christmas break. Booooo.... Jan 2010-Start cycle #2 with Menopur and Ovidrel injections! Feb 2010-HSG shows tube "fill/spill", one tube NO fill/spill! Blocked?
Mar 2010-Start medicated cycle #3 which will be IUI #1 using with Menopur and Ovidrel injections! April 2010-HCG beta confirms pregnancy!!!
Second beta more than doubled! 12 week u/s and NT screening on May 31st went great! So happy to be done the first trimester!