Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Last appointment with Dr. Buyalos today. HR was 144 bpm. Cashew measured perfect today- 9w 6d.
So I decided it was time to share my pregnancy news with my boss. I sit in the California office, and she is in the Maryland office. We usually meet (by phone) once every two weeks. However, there is no privacy so I decided to email her--

Hi, Lora,

I know we don't have another meeting scheduled for a while, and I wanted to touch base with you. (It is a little weird for me to share this through email, but I don’t want others around to hear a conversation). First off, I needed to let you know that I am pregnant. This was a much unanticipated surprise for my husband and I. As I previously shared with you, we had gone through several cycles of IVF to conceive Sadie. I am currently 10 weeks along and am due 01/03/2013. I saw my specialist this morning, and everything was looking right on track. I will have a few appointments coming up, and I am open to either coming in earlier or taking PTO. For these appointments, please let me know if you'd like me to come in earlier (at 7am) or take PTO, as I am flexible and hope to minimize any impact on business.

Thanks in advance,

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Sadie Rose wearing her "I'm going to be a big sister" onesie at home today.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

When I see my OB/GYN in a few weeks, I am going to ask about the P17 shots. I'm hoping to make it to term with Cashew.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

After IVF, some couples get pregnant without help. In a study, among the parents who'd had a baby through IVF, 17 percent later had another child without assistance. I feel blessed to have been given this gift.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

05/24- Cashew measured perfectly this morning at 8w!

HR was 147! One more appointment with Dr. Buyalos on 06/06.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Here is a bedding set I love. Sadie Rose's theme is butterflies. If we have another girl, I love the idea of a bunny theme with the walls painted in sage.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Currently 6w 6d and was able to see the beautiful lightning bug heartbeat. Cashew measured 6w 4d.


Friday, May 11, 2012

Because my progesterone levels are still on the lower side, we decided to use the PIO shots again (they have a much better absorption rate).

First PIO shot is all filled and ready to go. David thought he'd forgotten how to give the shot to me but did perfect!