Thursday, January 26, 2012

12 weeks and a couple days...

I forgot to tell my blogtastic friends--

I'm off the meds!!!!

Okay, that sounds like I'm off some sort of psych meds, which I was not on, for the record.  I'm talking Progesterone, Prometrium and Estrogen.

Look, injections and "insertions" aren't the end of the world.  They're just annoying.  If I had to do them the entire pregnancy, I would. 

But I'm so very happy I don't!  My ars is thanking me already.

Also, I had my first OB visit today!!  It was great!!  Though I have been listening to the heartbeat at home, they still listen in the doc's office at every visit--and there "it" was, 172 beats per minute, sounding as beautiful as ever!

I think I've told you aobut my doc, but I'll say it again--he's awesome.  I haven't seen him since my 6-week post partum visit after I had London in 2009 (my subsequent "girl stuff that needs to get done" appointments happened with 2 different RE's since then).  I wasn't sure if he'd remember me or not.  Well, when he walked into the exam room literally jamming out to Styx on his cell phone I knew I was golden.

(as you likely know, I'm a huge Styx fan)

Overall, it was a great appointment, though I've been warned that I'm at a higher risk for gestational diabetes because A)I've had it once before (with Emerson, the middle child) and  B)apparently all risks are a little higher when you're carrying a child that's not really yours.  So, he told me to lay off the bagels and pasta.


But hey, I'll do what I need to do.  Besides my own family, this child I'm carrying is one of the most important things to me.  I will do whatever needs to be done to ensure that both "it" and I are happy and healthy for the duration.  If that means cutting out some things, that's what I'll do.


  1. Niiice! I love the little dancing man, LOL!

  2. I SOOO want to dance with that little man! :-)

    And speaking of a little man...I've always vibed (you know me and my vibes) that you're carrying a boy, but that heart rate says girl to me!

    Hmmmm....we shall see! Gonna really have to tune the vibe-o-meter on this one.

    You are totally thinking VIBRATOR now aren't you! VIBE-O-METER!!! I know you and your naughty side. :-)

    Love you, girl!

  3. The dancing man is PERFECT! I'm pretty sure I demanded my husband take us out to dinner the night of my last insert.

  4. Jess, that's so AWESOME!

    and you? Styx? I'd never have guessed. LOL


  5. I had no idea the higher risks involved with a surrogate pregnancy. I feel you'll be great!!!