Sunday, January 13, 2008

Seven Reasons Why

Today marks the beginning of another week. The Seventh Week, to be exact. This is monumental for so many reasons. I have only made it this far once before. That pregnancy made it to 11 weeks, but in the beginning, the heartbeat and growth were a bit slow. This baby's little heartbeat is anything but little, making it more likely to survive the first trimester and beyond. In honor of this wonderful occasion, I present to you a list.

Seven Reasons Why This Pregnancy Is Different and Should Result In A RLB*

1) IVF - We've never done that before. We know the egg was good, the sperm was good, the embryo was good. That's good.
2) Lovenox - Let's say that it was a rare blood clotting disorder that has ended my other pregnancies. Well, the daily shot of Lovenox that keeps my stomach a rainbow of colors should keep those clots at bay.
3) That beautiful heartbeat - At 6 weeks, 2 days, the baby's heartbeat was a rousing 119 BPM. That's above where it even needed to be for it's gestational age.
4) Measuring perfectly - At 6 weeks, 2 days, the baby measured 6 weeks, 2 days.
5) Pregnancy vitamins - I took these last time, but due to my overwheming "All Day Sickness," I couldn't keep them down consistently. This time, I have a different brand, that seem to stay down better.
6) Zofran - Or as I like to call it, my Miracle Pill. In my last pregnancy, I refused to take the medications prescribed to me because I didn't want to hurt the baby. After poor Gummy Bear died, I decided that I wouldn't be that way again. It made no difference. So, I take my pills. My appetite is still pretty nonexistant and I have moments of nausea, but it is way more controllable and I can keep food and beverage down.
7) Pure and utter faith - This one is dicey. I had really positive thoughts about my pregnancy with Gummy Bear. However, I have decided to put this on my list, because without it, I would have no hope, and that is what is keeping me going.

*Real Live Baby


Tracy said...

I have LOTS of hope for you this time, too. It's amazing. With IF, every hurdle passed makes us a little more at ease. You've got some major hurdles passed, my friend.

Anonymous said...

I have no reason to think anything but happy, magical thoughts for this pregnancy and the resulting RLB for you.

Only a few more sleeps to go before the next checkup! :)

AwkwardMoments said...

very very good reasons!

A'Dell said...

Whenever you have a moment of doubt (and I suspect you have them in greater quantity than I realize) just look at this post and remind yourself that you've got so many reasons to be positive about this pregnancy.

And look how that drug you're taking even has the word "Love" in it. Honestly, of *all* the drugs?

Things are lookin' good babe. :)

Adriane said...

Yay! 7 weeks already!! I bet you can't wait till the next U/S!!

Jen said...

Those are 7 awesome reasons to believe this is it for you. I'm so glad you've reached the 7 week milestone. Here is to many more to come.

Debby said...

Those are seven fabulous reasons to relax and enjoy this little one. I hope each week you find 1 more to add to the list until it's so stacked with positives there is no room left for negatives.

Anonymous said...

I agree Katie, whenever you may doubt, re-read this post and remind yourself you WILL have a RLB soon! keep up the positive thinking. ~luna

Maria said...

Those are seven great reasons!! Your last one is definitely the trickest, at least for me.

Still praying for you and your little bean.

Waiting Amy said...

These are all EXCELLENT reasons for a RLB. Keep thinking those good thoughts!

Yoka said...

I have lots of faith for you and this pregnancy and I'll keep on praying for you.