Monthly Archives: July 2011

Three words for you – E Norm Ous

I’m giant. For a six weeks preg woman I am huge. I’m bloaty and apparently my digestive system is really working cause it’s slooooow.
And when I bend and stretch and move alot I get a pulling ache on my left side.
So when you google the combo of extra big for how far along and pulling pain with movement only bad things come up. So off to the clinic I went.
First, not ectopic. Second – not an entire team of little bubblebeans in there causing me to expand at an alarming rate.
One little bubble2 – measuring right on schedule (it was too early for heartbeat) and apparently 2 very swollen ovaries. They gave me many warnings about avoiding activities that might twist said swollen ovaries and also a warning that if I did find myself in extreme pain and take myself to emerge, to warn whoever is looking after me about said ovaries as they would undoubtedly be taken aback by the size.
I’m left wondering how big is big. Because I am enormous.
Like, can’t wear me pants, sticks out so people who know want to pat it enormous. ick.


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Dum de dum dum

Just passing time until our first ultrasound. Which is hard because I seem to be passing time by making plans, thinking of names and re-arranging furniture in my mind. It’s hard not to think past the 19th to, oh, the time between now and say, college. One day at time. One day at a time.

Dear Bubble2,

Please keep doing what you’re doing. Please grow and thrive and develop and keep on keeping on. We have super fun times at our house and we’re really hoping you’ll join the party in about 35 weeks.

Love your mommy and daddy and Bubble1


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Double Time

So beta 2 doubling right on schedule. On Thurs it was 129. Today it’s 517. According to the calculator I plugged the #’s into the doubling rate is 1.9999999 days. Which is perfect.

The likelihood of twins is small – so double beta, not double babies – as we would likely have seen an accelerated increase in the beta but one healthy Bub was the goal so no need to dwell on that.

It’s always sad for me to think of the lost embryo – transferred but will never come to be. But I cannot for one minute feel sorry for myself when so many others mourn failed cycles month after month and we are 2 betas closer to a take home bubble2.

Appointment for ultrasound will be scheduled for week after next.

I am also growing double time. I already look 4 months pregs. I have only one pair of pants that fit and I have an enormous bloated tummy.

Hopefully that space will be more baby than bloaty when perfect strangers decide it’s a-ok to pat my middle. my fingers are crossed.


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All you need is cheese…

I have a non-stop insatiable craving for cheese. I can’t get enough. This long weekend I’ve had mac’n (goat cheddar)cheese. Broccoli with (goat cheddar) sauce X 2, tuna melt (goat mozzarella) and natchos – oh, and cheetos and a cheeseburger.
As a lactose intolerant person, I don’t eat regular eat cheese-though I do have alternative cheese that’s quite yummy. Still, I seldom have it. And never think about it.
Man oh man – right now I can’t live without it. As soon as I’m done I’m pre-planning my next adventure with cheese!
My last pregnancy I was so sick I could barely eat anything – Subway veggie sub with extra pickles. Hold the cheese. It was my staple for months.

Second beta tomorrow. Pee stick lines are now much darker than the control lines. Should be good news. Still nerve wracking though. Perhaps a nice piece of cheese would make me feel better?

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