Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Fortune Cookie

We got Chinese food for dinner last night. Here was my fortune:








Today, it came true. Maybe He hasn't given me everything I want along the way, but today I got what I wanted... a totally uneventful OB appointment.

I'm 10w3d and Spidey was measuring 10w3d. Whew! I got a nifty little picture of what's starting to actually resemble a miniature baby. You can discern the head, body, arms and legs. I don't have access to a scanner, so you'll have to use your imagination.

My blood pressure was high when they took it, and when they asked why I sort of half-screamed, "I'm nervous! I don't want this baby to be dead!" The nurse was like, "Um. Wow. Okay." She didn't say another thing to me, which was probably just as well because who knows what other stupidness would have come flying out of my piehole.

I got my favorite Doctor (he's been my GYN for 8 years, was my OB for Megan and did both of my D&Cs) and he was genuinely excited for us. He even started to explain to me that I could schedule my c-section for 39 weeks, blah, blah, blah. I told him to stop right there. I'm nowhere near ready to talk about that stuff, and I chastised him for trying to jinx everything. He just laughed at me and then gave me a big hug. I love him.

I did get gutsy and schedule my next 2 OB appts. Between the OB appts and the 2 appts with the high-risk doctor, I'm going to get sonograms every 2 weeks for the next couple of months. Wahoo!

Best of all . . . GOODBYE PROGESTERONE! No more estrogen, no more progesterone. I wish I could say I was sorry to see them go. But I'm just not.

Thank you a thousand times over again for all of your support and cheerleading. I wouldn't have made it this far with my sanity (semi-) intact without you guys.

30 comments:

Bean said...

WOOOOHOOOOO! Awesome news. So glad for you. Hope you've started feeling better too.

Sunny Jenny said...

That is fantastic news! I am so happy for you! Congratulations!

sltbee69 said...

Hooray for uneventful appts! Still keeping you and your bean in my thoughts and prayers!

Fertilize Me said...

yehaw!!!! awesome excellent news

Artblog said...

What a fabulous fortune cookie! XXX

Meghan said...

WOW--what a great fortune and a great appt. I'm so happy for you

Gabby said...

Awesome news Leah! Glad to hear all is going well! :] Darn it that you don't have access to a scanner!! Oh yea, excellent fortune!

Kim said...

What wonderful news! It's so great it's going well.

And no more progesterone! Woohoo! But... 10 weeks? My poor derriere trembles at the thought of progresterone injections for that long. I had no idea they went on for so long after a positive test. Yikes.

Portia P said...

I am SO pleased for you my dear. It's the dream coming true - hope you can relax and enjoy a bit more - in between the (charmingly named) vomurps. The gross thing is I can totally imagine the taste you're getting YUCK!

Thank you v much for tagging me. I will pick up the baton but i was mid-moan and then the Book Tour sort of snuck in...

Frame that Fortune Cookie! xx

Amanda said...

This is wonderful news!!! Yay!!! Keep up the good work Spidey!!!

Shelby said...

SO glad to hear the good news! Keep up the good work!!

Baby Step said...

I am so glad things are going so well, sorry bout the m/s though. Last night we had Chinese food too, and my fortune said, "No obstacles will stand in your way of your success this month". Seeing as it is the 31st of October, I am going to assume this applies to November. And what happens in November? My first IVF cycle. Needless to say, I kissed the fortune (yes, I literally kissed it) and put it in my wallet for good luck. :-)

Waiting Amy said...

Gotta love Chinese food with a good fortune (so long as the food didn't make you vomurp!).

I'm so happy for you!

TeamWinks said...

Beautifully uneventful! Love it!

Grad3 said...

Glad that it was uneventful! Wa hoo!

Erin said...

Such great news! Especially about the progesterone - yuck. I've been free of it since the 25th and am SO glad.

Anyway, I'm so glad you had such good news today! And that you actually have scans SCHEDULED for every two weeks. I'm sure that will help in the sanity department!

JJ said...

Adios Progesterone!=)

Katie said...

Amazing. Absolutely amazing.

OrchidLover said...

Congrats on the great appointment. I always have high B.P. when they go to check for a live baby. Then I freak myself out about it, and do to the drug store afterwards and it's fine. Of course you're nervous and have high B.P. What do they expect?

My Reality said...

Congrats on uneventful!!

Changing Expectations said...

So glad that you had a great appt!!!! Hope that you are feeling better. I have been thinking a lot aboutyou.

dusty said...

congrats leah on your BFP and best of luck with everything. i too am 38 and undergoing IVF/3 yrs TTC. funny thing is my username in my support forum is dusty, so i loved the name of your blog! wishing you all the best xx dusty

butterflyanla said...

Woo hoo, I am so glad your pregnancy is going well. It is goo dto see at least some of my prayers are answered by the big guy.

Suzy said...

Yippee!! Hoping for plenty more uneventful appointments for you.

Lara said...

Were you scared to stop the progesterone? When I was pregnant (before I lost it) I remember worrying that the time would come to stop the PIO and I'd be afraid it was the only thing keeping my baby alive and I'd be afraid to stop taking it! I'm sorry you feel so sucky but I'm happy too because I know it means you're pregnant and that makes me smile. Love you Leah!

Baby Deux? said...

Hi Leah!
I have been lurking for quite a while now. I, too, am going through secondary infertility and hope to kick its butt like you!

Uneventful appointments rock!

Thank you for all of the your wonderful posts and inspiration to keep going!

Sunny said...

WONDERFUL NEWS!!!!!!

Kami said...

Yeah! All good news! I am curious - why are you high risk? Can you do a vbac?

The Town Criers said...

That is fantastic news. I love "what other stupidness would have come flying out of my piehole."

A pretty amazing fortune...

Cibele said...

YAY!!!!! Fantastic news. I am so happy for you!