Friday, May 25, 2012

6 Weeks 2 Day Scan

Today I had my 6 week 2 day ultra sound and we saw a little flicker for a heartbeat for the first time! It was so exciting! The doctor said our chances of miscarriage now reduce by 90%! Woo hoo! But, I do have to remember that we were in this same situation last time and we saw a heartbeat, but miscarried at 9 weeks 1 day. So now, it's just the waiting game. And also doing my best to stay positive!

My blood sugars have been under good control. I am still on a lot more than normal insulin though. My basals are up about 15-20% compared to normal. I am working with my doctor to make the necessary adjustments.

As for symptoms. I'm extremely exhausted! And when I get really tired I'm getting really cranky! lol. My poor husband! Yesterday I had my first real bit of nausea and the day before that my breasts were sore all day. The only consistent symptom is the tiredness.

We'll go back next week for another ultra sound so I hope I continue to stay feeling decent for now! :)

Friday, May 18, 2012

5 week 1 day scan

So yesterday went about as well as could be expected. I met with all my diabetes doctors who were super stoked to have me back. This included the head of the Diabetes/OB clinic and the Endocrinologist and nutritionist. They said I'm on the right track right I'll keep it going!

As for the ultra sound. We hit 2 milestones out of 3. We saw a gestational sac which measured 5 weeks 1 day and it was in the right spot in the uterus!:) We could not see a heartbeat yet so we will have another scan in one week. Until then all I can do is control my sugars and try to relax!

My sugars are pretty stable. Over the past couple of days I have been high after breakfast though so I changed my morning carb ratio from 1:10 to 1:9. Hopefully that will make a difference. By 'high' I mean I am not under 140 1 hour to 1 1/2 hours after breakfast. I have been anywhere from 160-215 so I'm trying to fix that!

Am I telling people yet you may be asking? Only a couple of people know. Considering what happened last time and how long it took us to get pregnant, until I see a heartbeat and maybe even until I'm out of the 1st trimester, I think I will just keep it to the small group who knows....Right now it's just one day at a time!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Viablility Scan @ 5 weeks 1 day

So tomorrow I have my first viability scan. Here's the thing...I did my IUI at one doctors office, but I'll be going for my high risk care at another. Where I did my IUI (Hospital A), they don't want me to do my first Viability scan until 6 weeks 2 days. Where I will get my high risk care (Hospital B) is where I delivered my first daughter and where I miscarried.  As soon as I called them and told them I was pregnant, they wanted to see me ASAP. They were so excited when I called!! That made me feel really good because I was debating on whether or not to go to another place closer to my home, but Hospital B said they are so excited I am coming back! :) But, my only concern is that Hospital B is having me to an Ultra Sound (the Viability scan) at 5 weeks 1 day. Usually this early I am told that you most likely won't see I just am trying to prepare myself for that and tell myself that it doesn't mean anything if we don't see a heartbeat yet. I'm assuming they just want to see a gestational sack and make sure that it's in the right place (not in my tubes) I will keep you posted on how it goes and I am trying not to be nervous about it! But it's definitely a consistent thought.

Overall I have been feeling good thus far. From just before the 4 week mark until now, my insulin requirements have gone up dramatically. The first few days my blood sugars seemed wacko! But I have increased my levels across the board. All of my basals have increased throughout the day. Finally I am seeing some normalcy to my numbers. I faxed them to the doctor on Monday and got a call back that there are no changes needed for now. We'll see how it goes tomorrow. Today I am off to the gym for some light exercise. Have to keep my heart rate under 140bpm. But I need to move! Been doing walks this week otherwise.

The only symptoms I'm experiencing as of now is some very mild breast tenderness...which seems to come and go and fatigue. Wow have I been tired! But I feel like I have been sleeping better than I have in a long time. I have been having vivid dreams too. Crazy!!

Keep you posted on how things go!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

The Results Are In.......

And we're Pregnant!!!!!!! It's official!!! 4 weeks and 1 day! Yay!!! WOO HOO!!! This IUI worked! After 20 months of trying, and one miscarriage, failed IVF and IUI's we are expecting a baby! :)

So I went to the doctor 2 days ago to have my HCG and progesterone checked and my HCG was 74 and progesterone was >40. I waited to say anything because I wanted to go back for the 48 hour blood test today and the HCG came back at 209! It more than doubled so the doctor says that is really great! Now the next step is to go in for an Ultra Sound in a couple of weeks where we will hopefully see a heartbeat!

It's hard to get too excited after everything we have been through. I'm just taking one day at a time. The journey is not over yet, we just got over one of the biggest hurdles...but there are so many more to come.

As for my diabetes I am already experiencing a lot of insulin resistance. It started at about 3 1/2 weeks, before I knew I was pregnant. I woke up 3 mornings in the mid 200's. I freaked out and swore that my period was coming....and I kept feeling the cramping like it was. It was so uncomfortable at one point I called the doctors office. I think maybe the vaginal suppositories are not helping with the discomfort. When I was pregnant before I didn't have this uncomfortable feeling.

Overall I have raised my daily basals from 19.5-22.5, just trying to control my sugars! I'm getting into my doctors office right away next week for this. I am thinking the hormone surges in the beginning are really throwing my blood sugars off. I'm doing the best I can to keep them under good control.

Well...that's where we are now! If anyone ever has questions or just wants to chat and talk about their journey, I'd be happy to do so! Also, if anyone I know personally reads this blog to find out I'm's ok to tell me you know!

Can't wait to go through the next chapter with you all! :)

Friday, May 4, 2012

Oh the Waiting...and Low Blood Sugars?

"Just relax", "Don't worry about it", "Don't stress"...yes these are things that everyone tells you and that you tell yourself, but let's face sucks having to wait 2 weeks to find out if you're pregnant or not! Total anxiety at times. The IUI went smoothly and I've been on Endometrin Vaginal suppositories since 2 days after the IUI. The endometrin is ok, just really annoying because you have to wear a panty liner every day. The medicine comes out throughout the day. It's kinda annoying because you'd just like to have to wear liners during your period only, not ALL Month (at least it feels that long) Sorry if it's TMI, but like I said, I'm putting it all out there in this journey!

To top it off I've been so sick with a cold this week, so I've been sitting home with nothing to do but question if I am pregnant or not. You can't help it when you don't have energy to do much else!
My daughter has her 2nd birthday party this weekend too, so I'm just trying to focus on that.

I go for a blood test next week, but I honestly already have the feeling that I'm Not pregnant. Then I have to keep reminding myself that it's only been just over a week since the IUI, so I need to chill! It's just that we've had so many 'negatives' that I think that is what I assume. I also feel like my period is coming, but I read online that that is a side effect of Endometrin. The last two times I did get pregnant, I just knew....but maybe I'm not at that stage yet.

As for my sugars, because I was sick I had a couple of high numbers this week, but only a couple. Surprisingly, I have been low in the middle of the night and in the am for the past 4 days. I don't know why this would be because I'm on my lowest dose of medicine currently, and I haven't exercised it a week! Is it the Endometrin? I don't know....but overall at least I'm staying in good control:)
Here's to more waiting and trying to stay positive......