Well I am offically at 31 weeks now and really just still in shock that I have made it this far. Yesterday we had our OB appt and everything is looking great! Nicolas is weighing in at 3lb 13oz. He gained 1lb 3oz in 3 weeks, I was shocked at what a fattie he is I guess with my Cf I wasnt expecting him to grow so well. He grew 1lb 4 oz from weeks 24-28 (4 weeks) and 1lb 3 oz from weeks 28-31 (3 weeks) so he is gaining some good weight. They said everything looks normal and good he is in the 48th percentile tile and that is normal. So our next appt is in 3 weeks and that will be 34 weeks, they told us that after 34 weeks if I go into labor they will not try to stop it and let it progress naturally. HOLY CRUD thats 3 weeks!!!
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
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Thursday, November 19, 2009
Holy Cow look where we are at...... Third Trimester
As of tuesday we entered week 28 and also our thrid trimester. It is starting to become more real everyday. I am starting to have more pregnancy side effects. One big one is the swelling in my feet and legs. My ankles will get as big as softballs. The swelling will go down some but only when I lay on the couch with my feet above my head for hours. So pretty much if I am not working then I am on the couch with my feet up for the rest of the hours of the day. I have a feeling that is how I will be spending the next 12 weeks. My blood pressure is not high so they are not worried about the swelling at this point but needless to say I am wearing my slippers at work because by th end of 2 hours of working I cant fit into my shoes :) My stomach issues have gotten better so I am very thankfull for that, the morning sickness is still around. I am deff starting to feel like a stuffed turkey.
We had an ob appt on monday and nicolas is looking great! He is weighing in now at 2 pounds 10 oz ( of course there is like a 6oz possible up or down ). So in 4 weeks he gained abou 14 oz which is awesome! As for me I gained a whopping 8 pounds! So I am up to about 12 pounds for the pregnancy :) Needless to say I think the whole 8 pounds is in my belly and the water in my legs and feet :)
I know I have been a bad bad blogger but I will post a picture of my growing belly soon and I will see if I can scan one of the latest pictures of nicolas :)
Make sure to also read the the post below I am not sure if the update for it got sent out.
Love to all,
Alisha, Nick and Nicolas
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Tuesday, November 10, 2009
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Sunday, October 4, 2009
Best moment this week: Laying in Bed with my hand on my stomach and feeling a kick from the outside for the first time!!
Movement: Yes, mainly all inside you cant really feel it from the outside
What I am looking forward to: Getting another week further along
Milestones: Choosing the color for his room
Posted by The Browns at 5:05 PM
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Yep its true, not only am I 3 weeks into my second trimester but I am offically 4 months now! So I am super happy! I have been tired alot lately and going to bed around 9 and then not sleeping well thru the night. I feel bad because I havent been able to spend alot of time with nick, it seems like once he or I get home from work, its eat and then sleep. I am working 2 days a week and every other sat and its really nice to have something out of the house to keep my mind off another day of indigestion and growing pains. Other then that things have been pretty normal around here, the puppies are getting big! They are running around and playing and barking. Needless to say they are a handful! Next week on tuesday I have my next OB appt and next wednesday I have a CF appt and then work thur, friday, and saturday so its going to be a really long and busy week. Well thats pretty much the latest from us here :)
How far along: 16 weeks
Best moment this week: Being able to talk to our little BOY and know that its our son that is growing in me.
Movement: Tiny flutters is what Im feeling but no real kicks yet
Milestones: 4 months along now
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Sunday, August 23, 2009
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Monday, August 17, 2009
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Sunday, August 2, 2009
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Tuesday, July 28, 2009
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Thursday, July 23, 2009
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Sunday, July 12, 2009
Its been about 2 and a half weeks since the latest update. Things around here have been very busy. We went on our family vacation with my family to FL weeks ago. It was a great time even thou I spent my time "tossing my cookies" and sleeping on the couch most of the time. We had a really good time! Getting back home and back into the routine was alot on both of us.
For about 3 and a half weeks now I have been visted by what I call all day sickness. Morning, noon and night time does not matter to my stomach. The docs put me on zofran and phenegren to help stop it but even on that I am still getting sick. So hopefully by week 13 it should settle down.
On July 6th we had our first OB appt, which was big because we graduated from the RE to the OB. Our ultrasound meausred out at 8 weeks 3 days putting our due date as feb 12, 2009. They said the ultrasound looked good and little bugs heartbeat was measured at 180 bpm. We will go back on Aug 4th for our next appt and ultrasound.
I have been browsing nursery furniture just to get some ideas and try and find something differnt then every single person I know has. I found a set that I really like at jcpenny and nick says he likes too, but you all know men, its all the same to them :) So I am deff keeping that set in mind! It's a little bit more then we were hoping for but like I have told nick all along. I really am not holding back on little bug, never in my wildest dreams did I think that the dream I had as a little girl to be a mom would come true. I am only able to do this once and I want to make it as special as it can be, so what if the furniture is like $400 more then I was expecting, we are never going to be able to do this miracle journey again in our life.
We have added a guessing poll to the right side of the page, go ahead and play our game and give us your guess of what you think little bug will be....boy or girl :)
I will update with some new 9 week pictures this week soon
Love to you all!
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Sunday, June 21, 2009
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Friday, June 19, 2009
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Thursday, May 21, 2009
Well lots have gone on latley that we need to catch up everyone on.
Tuesday we had our IUI. Everything went good with it. Nick's sample came back ok, his motility is on the low side of normal. We had a differnt girl do the IUI and I had an extreme amount of cramping and even some sharp pain during the IUI and some strong cramping all day tue and wed. I told nick I think she put the catherder futher up this time then before. I think she hit a fallopian tube :) So now we are on the 2ww. With 3 eggs hopefully one was able to be "our miracle". Today my cramping slowed down but Im feeing bloated. I am still having hot flashes due to the meds and Cathy ( my boss and great friend ) keeps laughing at me when I have to grab a stack of paper and fan myself down :)
Yesterday I also had my CF appt. My FEV1 was at 90% WHOOO HOOOO. That is what it was last time and I am so excited. It started out at 85% and I was able to get it up to 90% with the tech teaching me a little bit different of a way to blow during the test. So that was great, espically with the whole TTC thing going on. I need the best numbers I can get.
Well thats about it with us right now. Tomm morning I go to the accupunture doc for the first time. CF girls and girls dealing with infertility both swaer by it. It is suposed to help open up blood vessels and allow more blood to flow to your areas. So for the CF it is supposed to help open up the airways and for the infetility it is supposed to increase blood flow to the uterus which helps implantation. So I will let you all know how that goes!!
Love to you all!!
Alisha and Nick
Posted by The Browns at 10:36 PM
Monday, May 18, 2009
JUST CALL ME THE EASTER BUNNY BECAUSE I HAVE THE EGGS :)
I went for my ultrasound this morning and the clomid did its job. I have not 1, not 2 but 3 YES 3 large eggs. On the right side I have a 23 and 21 mm egg and on the left side I have a 20mm egg. They want you to have over 18mm to be considered a good egg that will release. SO with 3 that gives us a bigger target to hit, also means a chance for multiples. So I received my trigger shot at 9:45 this morning and will go in tomm at 2:30 for my IUI. I am having alot of cramping tonight, wondering if I am ovulating. You have to remember that we are doing this 2 days latter then last time so I am more closer to when I would naturally oulate. So who knows but heres to hoping :)
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Tuesday, May 12, 2009
GO TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE AND PAUSE THE MUSIC BEFORE YOU START THIS VIDEO
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Saturday, May 9, 2009
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Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Well after 2 natural IUI's I wasnt having much faith with the natural way. So I called the doctor and asked if I could be put on fertlity meds for my next cycle and he said yes. The clomid is supposed to block the progesteron in your brain and tell your body to produce more eggs. So hopefully this will produce more eggs or just better quaility eggs. They warned me about the side effects of clomid and thankfully they havent shown up to much yet.
Posted by The Browns at 7:29 PM
Sunday, May 3, 2009
Well today I started my cycle. For those of you counting with me I was 2 days late. Not really sure why since I am always on time. It could be the stress of losing a friend. Im not sure what it was but this time was much harder then last. Most of the day I was not in control of my emotions, I couldnt stop crying and didnt know why. Emotions ran very very high this past 2 weeks. All I have to say is that I have the best husband in the world, with all these emotions needless to say I have not been the nicest to him. I dont relize it when the emotions come out but afterwards I do. This journey has taken a hugh emotional toll on me and nick and I am so very blessed to have the most amazing man as my husband and always here with me! Thank you nick....I LOVE YOU!!
Posted by The Browns at 11:52 PM
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Yeppers thats what I saw this morning on the home pregnancy test.....a BFN ( which is one line not 2.... I'm starting to think that these things really dont have 2 lines ). Of course today is only DPO 11. There is always a chance that the HCG hasnt built up enough but I really doubt it. So im chalking this one up to a no for round 2. Im not really sure whats up next. The doctor orignally said that he wanted to go 3 months and then talk if it didnt work but not trying to sound vain each attempt we do we have to pay for out of pocket so I dont think the natural way is working to great I would like to look into a better option. Who knows???? Not me :) All I know is that the 2ww (2 week wait = the time from when you have the IUI until your cycle starts again, meaning that those 2 weeks are the time that you could become pregnant and you have to wait to know for sure) is the most emotional straining thing that I have ever done in my life. It makes CF look like a walk in the park on a summer day. I honeslty dont know how my cousin Mandy had such amazing strength to do this. She is a true insperation to me.
Posted by The Browns at 12:00 PM
Monday, April 27, 2009
On friday I got a call from a local DCS worker, I was getting my haircut so I didnt hear the call. She left me a message saying that she wanted to talk to us about the placement of a 12 year old girl. Now Im sitting here thinking you have to be kidding me all this time and now? I called her back but had to leave a message since it was later friday afternoon. Today she called me back and talked to me. They were looking for a foster home for this girl. So needless to say it wasnt what we had been looking for. Nick and I are keeping all the options open at this point. We are not sure what God has planned for us. Right now we are on DPO ( day past ovulation ) ( even thou in my case it means days past IUI) so we are on DPO 10. I took a home pregnancy test on sunday night and it came back negitive meaning that all the HCG hormone that they gave me in the trigger shot is out of my system. So if we do get a positive in the next couple of days then it should be the real thing. My cycle is due to start over on friday May 1st, so we will just wait and see. Not much else that we really can do. I could go get a blood test from the hospital but at this point I feel it didnt really work so I dont really see the point in wasting my time to go do all that even thou part of me feels that it might tell me, but it might not. You shouldnt start testing until DPO 12 which would be wed for me. I dont think that they had the timing right again this time I mean there is only a 6-12 hour window to get it right then its up to nature too so it seems like it has to be perfect.
Posted by The Browns at 6:37 PM
Friday, April 24, 2009
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Monday, April 20, 2009
Well we are onto round 2 of the IUI's. No luck with the first one so we will see where this one ends up at. Last friday was when the IUI was done, so now about 9 more days until we will know anything. I feel alot less stressed about this time Im not sure why, I think that I have a feeling now that there is nothing I can do to control what happens. I either get pregnant or I dont, of course I am hoping for the latter. We are really hoping that this doesnt take a year worth of trying but who knows. We think that everything is ok with both of us so we have no reason right now to hope that it wouldnt happen soon. The doctor said 3 tries then we will look into something more so maybe they will look into a medicated IUI with fetility meds. They say they can control that some more and give you more targets ( follicles ) to go after. But all in all it comes down to the timming. I really dont know how this is done, there is only a 6 hour window and it seems near impossible to hit it. Whats the point of doing everything if you dont have your IUI timed right in that window. I tell you its alot that goes into this.
Posted by The Browns at 7:22 PM
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Well since the last post much has changed. As most of you know the doctors gave me the go ahead to carry our child myself. So we went and talked to all the doctors and decided to do IUI. An IUI is different from IVF. In an IUI they take the sperm and with a cathder insert the sperm into the uterine cavity. We chose this due to the fact that with CF you produce excessive mucus and conceving naturally is very hard. Our fertility doctor says that he sees no fertility issues or problems that would cause us trouble other then the CF and thinks that we should have a good outcome with the IUI's. Now just as with natural conception there is only a 20% chance each cycle to become pregnant.
So on the 10th of march we met with the fertility doctor and he told us to start checking my ovualtion and when we see a postitve call in and we will do an IUI the next day. By tue I had not seen a positive so I called in and they had me come down on wed and have an ultrasound to make sure that I was producing a follical, in english an egg. The ultrasound turned out good we had a good egg and they gave me an HCG trigger shot to make ovulation occur. Thur morning nick and I went down and had the IUI done. So now we are in the 2 week wait. In two weeks either I will start my cycle over again and we are not prego and we will try again next month or the hopeful thought that i will miss my cycle and the outcome will be that we are prego.
Well thats where we are at right now. Today is 3 days post IUI. 3 down and 11 to go. Im telling you these 2 weeks are insnane to wonder and hope all at once.
Side note, when you are given an HCG shot you will test positive for pregnant with a home pregnancy test. Since the hormone they give you in the shot is the hormone that is produced when pregnancy occurs. They tell you that you should test positive for at least 10 days after the type of shot that I recieved. Just to test it I took a home pregnancy test on thursday afternoon after the IUI and it tested positive so that shows that the shot was showing up on the test. That will give me a good basis on what to go on and hope that we get a negitive soon so that we can begin to test for the real thing in about 8 days :)
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