First off, we’d like to apologize for not updating in awhile. People are correct when they say that things will get hectic trying to prepare for a new addition. We just hit the 32 week mark and all is well but yes, things are busy! Kate is definitely an active little girl. Sometimes her kicks [...]
I am just at 25 weeks and can’t believe it! In the beginning, the pregnancy seemed to be going by very slow and now it seems like the weeks are passing by in the blink of an eye. I had a doctor’s appointment and an ultrasound last week and everything looks great. I always get [...]
It’s crazy what a couple of weeks can make when it comes to pregnancy. It seems like things are progressing quicker, day by day. Our little girl is kicking, A LOT! It must be from the yummy treats her mommy is eating! Much of the kicking and moving around is around 9-10 p.m. when we [...]
I am 22 weeks and feeling better than ever. My belly is expanding and I am feeling our little girl move all around…such an amazing feeling! I had to head back to work this week, as school starts in a few days. I will miss my usual summer days of water aerobics; instead I will [...]
Yes, this will be my first bout with fatherhood and you can definitely tell by all of the questions I have as our due date of December 8th approaches. I couldn’t be more happy and I can’t wait to see our little girl, Kate but there are definitely things that I do not know! There [...]
Back in April, we posted some information on Simple Tips On Going Through IVF During The Swine Flu Outbreak. The swine flu craze has seemed to settle down, at least in the U.S. But, another article came out today on CNN.com that states the swine flu more severely affects pregnant women.
Pregnant women infected [...]
This past weekend was great, very productive! Okay, well maybe my “to do” list didn’t shrink, but I still got a lot done. I woke up early Saturday morning and went to water aerobics and really enjoyed the workout in the beautiful Arizona sunshine. Straight from the gym, I headed to a local maternity store [...]
During the IVF process and pregnancy, most doctors will suggest that you keep a moderate exercise regime that consists of low-impact exercises. Keep in mind your exercise habits prior to IVF and conceiving, so that you don’t over exert your body. If you plan on continuing exercising or you are beginning from scratch, one of [...]
Wow, this pregnancy is REALLY flying by. We are already past 20 weeks. 4 more months and our little baby girl will be here. So, I think the question is, are we ready for her? OF COURSE, I cannot wait to see her for the first time. Daddy’s little girl! But, we better get our [...]
I am just about at 20 weeks pregnant after IVF and had another doctor’s visit today. Things are going great and I am feeling wonderful. The doctor checked weight, blood pressure and the baby’s heartbeat, which is at 140 bpm which is perfect! I began feeling little movements the night after my last ultrasound, which [...]
Giving up certain things during pregnancy is to be expected. Whether it is foods or activities, pregnancy does change your life in little ways. I wouldn’t trade being pregnant for the world, but there are a few of my favorite things that I have had to give up while pregnant.
Caffeine: When we first began [...]
In our last post, Wendi wrote that we were quite surprised when the doctor told us that we would be having a girl after they told us in the first trimester that there was a 70% chance of our baby being a boy. Even though there is a lot of room for error by trying [...]
So it’s Sunday and we are still in shock after our ultrasound last Friday!
Let me back track about 6 weeks ago…
I went in for my 12-week ultrasound with my mom, Mike had to work and I definitely wanted some company. I thought while I was there, I’d at least ask if the ultrasound [...]
I am only a day shy of my 18-week ultrasound and am anxiously waiting to hear if we are having a little girl or boy. The excitement and anticipation is overwhelming! I have gotten mixed feedback from friends and family. There is a small group who believes that it is better to wait until [...]
I am now 18 weeks and enjoying the 2nd trimester of pregnancy. The evening nausea has completely gone away and it seems that my energy level has increased a little bit. The best part of this trimester so far is the little baby bump that emerges more and more each day!
I went in for [...]
One of the very first tests that your doctor may offer you is a First Trimester Screening. Screening and diagnostic tests were typically recommended for women over the age of 35, but more and more doctors are offering these tests to women of all ages. The First Trimester Screen is a fairly new screening [...]
Miscarriage, the word you never want to hear!
A miscarriage, also known as a spontaneous abortion can be one of the most devastating times in couple’s life; it is both an emotional and physical issue. A miscarriage is considered a loss of pregnancy that is less than 20 weeks along. Unfortunately, miscarriages [...]
The first trimester can be the most exciting time in your life as well as the most nerve-racking. The initial news of your pregnancy comes with great joy, but many women find that their worry doesn’t quite fade away.
For those that have gone through infertility treatments, getting through the first trimester [...]
First off, congratulations!!! You got a positive pregnancy test after your IVF or FET cycle! Your fertility treatment(s) have paid off. Second, congrats on making it through the 2 week IVF wait that is often harder than the actual IVF treatment itself. The emotional and mental portion of IVF can be very trying. Now [...]