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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

I've fallen in love

Isn't it the most amazingly thing you've ever seen? I'm in awe. No really. I'm not kidding.

Not only am I in love, but I'm addicted. It's the only way I can function. If I'm not eating, I'm chewing. 24/7. I have no explanation, and I don't question it. I just hope I don't o.d. or something.

Valentine's Day is just around the corner. I'm keeping my fingers crossed I get the mega pack from Costco instead of flowers and candy.

What? A girl can dream. Right?

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Six weeks

I went to the ER Wednesday night. I have strep throat. So much fun. I was also bleeding bright red blood. They did a throat culture and an ultra sound. I have a subchoronic hemorrhage causing all the bleeding. It's fairly common from what i understand. They also did another hcg count and it was over 19000.

I started feeling very pregnant on Thursday. Gagging, extra saliva, nauseous, and extreme fatigue. So much fun. I was using a progesterone cream called Progestacare, but had bought another one on sale at the local health food store. I started feeling nasty about the same time i ran out and started using this other cream. I wonder if there is any correlation. I'll be trying the other cream asap.

So far I've asked Brandon about ten times to promise me he won't ever do this to me again. APPARENTLY, I ask him this every time. Even the kids have started saying I say it every time. I guess I forget. I'm starting to think pregnancy is like labor. You just forget how bad it is and want to do again. And again. And again.

Please remind me the next time I'm fertile just how bad I am and how miserable I make the lives of those around me. They will thank you I'm sure.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

It's going up!

WOOHOO for good news.

Friday's levels were 7075.

Yesterdays were 12,881.

The doctor seems to think all is well.

What a relief.

While I was looking up HCG levels, I read an article that stated higher HCG levels can be an indication that you're having a girl. My levels were borderline high. Very high in you compare them to my fifth pregnancy, which resulted in a boy. My levels at six weeks weren't even at the 2000 mark. My levels at five weeks exceed those by a mile. Perhaps Miss Sadie Lady is going to be have to share her role as the Fuller Princess.


Just fifteen weeks and we'll find out who is growing in there.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Lucky number SEVEN!

Number seven. Seven. SEVEN!?! It seems surreal at times. We got married and planned on four. AT THE MOST.

Who would have ever imagined we'd have seven children? With no plans of stopping? It's been an amazing experience and our expectations are that it will only improve.

I'm hoping to document this pregnancy every step of the way.

We found out we were pregnant on Tuesday, January 4th. Today I am five weeks and four days. Not very far along at all. I usually feel pregnant by now. But I've yet to feel anything. I have no symptoms and that scares me.

I've miscarried before. It's not fun. The unknown is hard to handle sometimes.

I went to the Doctor on Friday to have my HCG levels checked. I got the results yesterday and also had another level check. I was five weeks on Friday and the level was 7075. That's a good number. If yesterdays was close to doubling then everything should be OK. I've had some spotting and some cramping so I don't think I'll stop worrying until I've had an ultra sound.

I'm feeling a bit more "yucky" today. As bad as I hate it, it's a welcome feeling.
It's usually a good sign.

I'm excited about keeping this journal of my pregnancy. Here's hoping the next 35 weeks are productive ones!!!