Our Embryos First Hours on Video! Amazing

My baby just hours old!

My husband and I decided to use an embryoscope for this round of IVF.  We were given the option, for an additional cost, and since this would be our first fresh round of IVF ICSI we wanted to put everything into it.  It was our 5th round and we knew we were coming down to the wire with time and tries.

You will see the Nucleus girl/boy form at about 13 Hours
At about 29 Hours it begins to split

Well it was a success and the doctors are 99% that this is the embryo that took!
Just amazing!

Today we are 8 weeks and 3 days along.  We had an ultrasound today and the babies body, arms and legs were moving all around! So happy and emotional as I feel this pregnancy will stick!

8 Weeks Pregnant -Too Sick for A Pic

Little did I know how ill I would feel.  I always envisioned feeling better than ever once I got pregnant.  Boy was I wrong! I feel just awful. If I am not hugging the porcelain thrown I am exhausted and suffering from headaches. I can not wait for this part to be over although would not trade it. 

How far along: 8 Weeks 2 Days

Total weigh gain: Lost 1 pound this week (likely due to morning sickness)

Stretch marks: Nope

Sleep: I need a nap every day

Movement: None

Food cravings: I seem to crave flavorful food but these are also the foods I throw up :(

Nausea: Has gotten much worse this week.  

Mood: depressed. Not happy to admit this but with all the sickness and headaches I am finding it hard t o be happy

Moment to Remember of the week: Lent has begun this week. 

Looking forward to:  Ultrasound tomorrow!  

7 Weeks Pregnant

I am 7 weeks pregnant!   So I have come to find out that I had calculated wrong, I was 4 days behind.  As of today I am 7 weeks 4 days. I will have to catch up as I go.

I seem to have a nice bump going which is a little weird since the baby is the size of a blueberry. I must be just bloated.

How far along: 7 weeks 4 day

Total weigh gain: None since last week

Stretch marks: Nope

Sleep: Getting better.  I sleep a lot and nap often

Movement: None

Food cravings: Spicy or Buffalo Sauce

Nausea: I have not been able to eat much of a variety due to this but learning to keep it under better control.

Mood: Exited and nervous!  I feel pregnant but still can't help worry if it is still there!

Moment to Remember of the week: Yet another Blizzard last weekend 24 inches ontop of the 60 inches we already had!  WOW!  Something I will be telling Baby about!

It was Valentines Day Saturday (when we got the big snow storm) but my husband surprised me with a night out to a Jazz Club in Boston the night before.  Very romantic.  "water please"

Looking forward to:  My first ultrasound on Monday!  Please be ok!

Please excuse my husbands police uniform over the door

My journey has changed.

2 1/2 years ago I was pregnant.   After seeing the heartbeat at 6 weeks 3 days it was a huge surprise to hear the sad news at 11 weeks that there was no longer a heartbeat. The baby stopped growing at about 7 weeks.  Well I am now 7 weeks pregnant  and feeling extremely emotional. I am scared.  I think I will be scared until I hold our baby in my arms.

I guess that is what this journey does to us.  When everything is good we are forced to see the possible disappointment. I can't seem to shake all of the pain of the past few years. I know I should be happy and purely ecstatic but I can't help but to feel nervous all the time too. I tell myself, if I could just feel the baby kick I would feel better.

Breaking down, I called my IVF clinic and asked if I come in for an earlier ultrasound. This was Thursday.  They agreed to see me the next morning and my husband happily took the day off.  I think he was more interested in knowing if it was one baby or two.  For me I just needed to know if it was there and viable.  It was effecting my every day life and I was breaking down.

Well... it is 1 Baby!  Measuring 7 weeks this past Friday, four days ahead of what I thought. 

The heartbeat was 133 and I was told that is strong.  

I feel relieved and hopeful!  

I will continue to post my weekly progress and I thank you for still following even though my journey has changed.  

Happy Valentine's Day! My gift to my husband!

My Valentine's Day gift to my husband! 
These are heart punches from our wedding cards.  I bought a terrible on sale print at HomeGoods, took out the print and hot glued my hearts inside the frame. I love it and so does he!   


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