Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Head, shoulders, knees and toes...

8 weeks and 3 days
We had another ultrasound yesterday and everything is going well. Bean is very healthy, has a steady 166 bpm heartbeat and is even sprouting little arms and legs. Dr. Lee is happy with our progress and said our next visit will actually be our last. It all feels a little bittersweet. We've spent over two years with Dr. Lee and his girls and it's going to feel a little weird not having them involved with everything. I have a great OB/GYN though, so we'll be in good hands. I'm actually going back to the doctor that performed the surgery for my ectopic pregnancy. My husband and I really liked him and he offered to take care of me through my next pregnancy, so we decided to take him up on his offer.

Life in general has been pretty good lately. My mom and I unpacked some more boxes, but the baby's given us a new deadline, so I'm hoping we can get through all of them in the next few weeks. Then it's time for the fun part...decorating the nursery. :)

My JRA has been doing great as well. I hate to possibly jinx it, but I feel like the mythical pregnancy remission is already starting to settle in. The weather has been changing a lot and none of it seems to be bothering me and the aching and stiffness I'm used to having on a daily basis has lessened. I'm hoping to connect with my Rheumatologist soon so I can slowly ween off of my Prednisone. The sooner, the better as far as I'm concerned.

P.S. My mom said if you look at Bean's face in the ultrasound picture, you can see little eyes and a nose. My dad even joked that the eyes are mine and my husband's. :D


  1. HI Christina,

    Will you please share your beautiful success story on my forum?

    It would be wonderful to inspire others with PCOS and give them hope, the same way you have done for me.....THANK YOU!!!


  2. Chanell,

    I would love to help out! I don't have PCOS, but my JRA did seem to get in the way of trying to conceive. I'm really busy this week, so bare with me and I'll help in any way I can ASAP.

    By the way, nice blog! I tried to register so that I would be able to leave comments, but it didn't work. I'll try again later.

    I read about your next IUI possibly being pushed back until May. I know it's hard to wait, but it might be the best thing to do. Give your body a chance to fully recover from being sick and you'll be that much stronger for the next IUI. Good luck either way and keep me updated on your progress!