Fertility Friday

Friday, January 8, 2016

Most of you know I had another blood draw on Monday and my HCG is looking great at 8078! While talking with my nurse she told me that if there is one baby then she can tell me the sex as early as 9 weeks! If there are two babies I'll have to wait till the 16 week mark like most mamas. On Monday we go in to the doctor at 10 am to find a heart beat. Be praying for that! I'm still unsure of how far along I am. I think my week turns every Wednesday. And my guess is that on Wednesday I was six weeks. If one baby is brewing my tentative due date is September 1st. If it is two then it bumps up to August 10th! Again, we will know more on Monday.

As far as symptoms go I really don't feel too different. I mean aside from my giant hyperstim belly. Ha. My breasts are looking like a veiny road map (TMI?) and I get the occasional ligament pain in my stomach when I turn a certain way in bed or if I get up too quickly. Like when I've been napping on the couch and then Blair wakes up. ;) Yay for napping on the reg! I'm more thirsty than normal and peeing every two seconds it seems like. I didn't have any morning sickness with Blair so I'm hoping it stays that way this time around too.
I think I turned 6 weeks on Wednesday. This is from Sunday and most likely when I will be taking all my pictures since I have to get dressed that day for church. ;)

I am pretty much dying for Monday to get here. I think once I hear a heart beat(s) I'll relax a bit. Maybe. I mentioned last Friday that I'm a ball of nerves and while that hasn't changed too much I've found some verses that have brought me much peace...

1 Peter 1:6
 So be truly glad.[b] There is wonderful joy ahead, even though you must endure many trials for a little while. These trials will show that your faith is genuine. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold—though your faith is far more precious than mere gold. So when your faith remains strong through many trials, it will bring you much praise and glory and honor on the day when Jesus Christ is revealed to the whole world. (I just LOVE this verse! I wrote it on my chalkboard.)

Philippians 4:4-9
 Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.

I think that I have mentioned before that I am really focusing on taking control of my fearful and negative thoughts. I catch myself doing it and immediately turn to prayer and recite things that I know to be true (such as Bible verses). Satan knows how to make me anxious and not fully enjoy God or live for Him to the best of my ability. I've found peace in prayer.  It's a work in progress but I know it's a step in the right direction. 

This week we had a lot of rain and so we took the kiddos to the indoor play gym on Thursday. They had a blast and afterwards I had my friend (who is a nurse) give me my estrogen shot in the tush. My other friend made sure to snap a photo of this going down. She's so sweet. ;)

A day in the life of IVF!
My estrogen shots continue until the vile runs out. Let's just say I have a ways to go. I'm still on progesterone suppositories and those will continue through my first trimester. With Blair being so early I'll be high risk (as if I'm not already) so I wouldn't be surprised if they keep me on progesterone for longer.

That's a wrap for now! Thank you for your continued support and prayers. They mean the world to me!


  1. These passages are wonderful, thank you for sharing them! I've been using a prayer to St. Gerard (patron saint of unborn children and expectant mothers) --

    Graciously assist me, Saint Gerard, that being freed from this trial or strengthened to bear it for the love of God, that I may praise and thank God and serve Him with greater love and fervor.

    It reminds me so much of the Peter one -- these are trials that are steeling you and strengthening you for God's gifts. Keeping you in my prayers.

  2. Loved seeing this post! You look fantastic and I'm so glad baby is cooking and you're feeling well :)

  3. I'm praying for your ultra sound on Monday! And I loooove that your friend gave you the shot and another took a picture, the best! Happy Friday!

  4. YAY! I'm absolutely THRILLED for you and I will be saying prayers for Monday! Rejoice!

  5. I just love this...parking lot tush shots and all! Continuing to pray and I can't wait to hear the great news on Monday!

  6. I'm praying ! I love following your journey and I can't wait to hear the great news :)

  7. I just want to say I have been reading your blog for quite sometime. I think Blair is too cute! And of course, a big congrats on the second baby. I know y'all have been wanting to add on to your family for a while. It truly is a blessing! I recently started a blog and would really love if you could check it out! I would really appreciate it!! My website is www.happilyevernichols.com


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