It's unusual…

..what started out as an IVF journey and ended up being about life

Better day today… January 18, 2009

Filed under: Pregnancy — gertyrae @ 12:06 pm

Dan’s parents called last night and they are going to pay our mortgage while I’m on bedrest! Yayyy…Wheewwww…Thank you God…and whatever other words of praise I can come up with!!!
This is truly a blessing – thank goodness they are in the position to help us like this.
That, combined with the meager disability I will get and Dan’s pay will keep us on track with our bills. So, I can now look at the bedrest idea with a clear mind and not have to worry too much about finances…just my job!


Got some daunting news this week… January 17, 2009

Filed under: Life,Pregnancy — gertyrae @ 10:48 am

We went to the HighRisk Perinatalogist this week to talk about the cerclage.

After a ridiculous wait of 2 hours we finally were taken into the sono room for the sonogram of MackBaby, then the Dr. was going to come in and speak with us. Another 20 minute wait and the sono tech came in to do the sonogram. Baby looks great!!! Pics at the bottom…all 3D. Apparently they only really give you 3D pics. Sort of made the wait worth it….especially when I could see the little creature moving around. Then the tech left and said the Dr. would be in shortly.

Twenty minutes later – she arrived. She went over what happened to me with Rogan, asked some questions and then told me about the cerclage procedure. She explained that I would NOT have to take a week off from work after the cerclage….I do however, have to go on bedrest from 20 weeks to 35 weeks….  😮

This is the most frightening thought…how will we survive? pay the mortgage? pay our other bills?

But what choice do I have? This baby is going to be okay…and I will do whatever I have to in order to insure that. So bedrest it is….

I’m not sure if I’m going to have a job after all this is over, but I don’t really have any other options. I spoke to my boss on Friday and I think he was as shocked as me….I’m sure he doesn’t know what he’s going to do either…four months without me – he’s going to have to hire someone else. It’s not like I’m irreplacable either…my  job is not that difficult. Plus, my co-worker of 20 years is not happy at all about it. I’m sure he feels like he’s being thrown to the wolves…. All I can really do is hope it all works out.

So, Dan and I are trying to figure out what we can do and how we will live – hoping that it all works. And that’s the best we can do right now. So far, the creature looks great and that’s the most important thing of all. Everything else will be what it will be…..


And without further ado…some 3D sono pics of our 10 week old peanut!!!!mackbaby1 @ 10 weeksmackbaby2 @ 10 weeks


Suddenly – I suck at this! January 9, 2009

Filed under: IVF,Pregnancy — gertyrae @ 10:31 am
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I thought I would be posting here incessantly…but sleep has taken over my life. It’s all I want to do. There was a time (not so long ago) when I could go without sleep for days, now I’d like to sleep for days.

But, nothing new really going on so that may be another reason why I’m not around so much. It’s much easier to report each day when there are follies growing, being retrieved, etc, etc. Now, it’s just the day to day life of work, sleep and eat…in pretty much that order.

I did go to the OB Wednesday and he consulted with the high-risk OB that I will also be seeing. It has been determined that my cerclage will be put off until after the ultrasound…just to make sure the baby has no serious issues.  Which I am sure it won’t…I come from healthy stock and this baby is going to be just fine. Rogan was fine and there is no reason why this little creature should be any different. So, I go to the High-Risk on Thursday for my first tri sonogram…it’s the first time I’ll see the baby since it was a bean – literally. This is such a different pregnancy from Rogan – then my RE was doing sono’s every week…now I just had one and I go for bloodwork each week, no sono. I guess he figures all is well since there was no sign of early miscarriage last time.

My sister had her first real sono yesterday and saw the fetus move a little. It is starting to grow little leg stumps…very funny looking. She is over the moon now about this baby…where before she was complaining about gaining weight, now she’s just happy. Thank God for that….appreciate what you have is what I say.

And now, I have to go take a shower and get on with the workday!! Yuck!


Happy New Year!!! January 3, 2009

Filed under: IVF,Pregnancy — gertyrae @ 12:55 pm
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Not a whole lot of new to report….same old, same old – except with a lot of nausea added.

Not really complaining…besides, I’m not actually throwing up – just constantly nauseous and no matter what I do it doesn’t go away. I tried eating constantly and although my weight went up, the m/s didn’t go away. So now, I’m just dealing with it.  In a way  I kind of like it cuz I know I’m still PG….the cramps just frighten  me, so the nausea is a good thing.

NYE was very uneventful. Hubby worked, so I went to my brother’s with my Mom and sis. It was an extremely nice relaxing New Years….then I went and crashed at my Mom’s cuz I couldn’t deal with the 40 minute drive.

Yesterday, I left work and went to visit my Mother and crashed again….I’m starting to think the drive home scares me so much I have to sleep before I get in the car. Although, thankfully last night I just slept for two hours and then went home.

The visiting of my mother may have to stop….