Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Wow - that is a lot of babies

I am one of 5 girls, but for the longest time Colin was the only grandchild.

But, my mom will go from 1 grandchild to 7 grandchildren in just 2 years.

I have Colin, my sis had her daughter in Nov 2008, we got Lil J in March 09 and then Cora was born in Sept 09.

Now, my one sister is pregnant again and due Sept 9, another sister just announced that she is pregnant and due Oct 11, and then me again - due Oct 20.

Did you catch that??? Yup, I am pregnant again. Which means that the two little ones will be 13 months apart.

And for those that are wondering - it was on our own again. Which is shocking, but not too much of a surprise.

We knew we were going to start trying right away, but would not use any additional treatments. After Cora was born, I lost about 30 pounds, my cycles were very regular and I was gettting positive OPKs each month.

So, we were actively trying since my 6 week PP visit. And since I was tracking ovulation, we knew there was a chance that we could conceive on our own again. But, we also knew that if it did not happen, we could use other ways to expand our family. In fact, we started talking about taking another placement. That will of course not happen right now. We just don't have the space in our house.

I am still very very early, but so far my betas and my progesterone look pretty good.

Draw # 1 hcG 128 - P4 11.4
Draw # 2 hcG 287 - P4 19
Draw # 3 hcg 866 - P4 24

I am still on prometrium, at the same dose as what I was with Cora (600mg a day), which I really seriously feel was the thing that kept me pregnant with Cora - it was a higher dose than my previous pregnancies.

I have a crappy miscarriage history, with 5 under my belt. So, we are really hoping this one sticks around and will probably be super nervous, just like last time. But, I want to keep telling myself - "today I am pregnant, and every day is a step in the right direction"

I still can't believe that I get to share this pregnancy with my sisters, it is kinda cool that all the kids will be so close in age. My mom is still shocked about the massive influx of grandchildren, but is SUPER excited.

I go for a scan next week, fingers crossed that everything is fine.



Alyssa said...

Congrats :)

Christi said...

wow! I didn't see that one coming! how wonderful! congrats!!!!

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Anonymous said...

Delurking to say CONGRATS!!

DrL said...

OMG, you sneak! Congrats!

mgrands said...

Yes its a bit overwelming that I will be an aunt X 7. Woo Hoo!!!

Love it!

Laura said...

I have been a blog reading slacker and I am so excited for you! I have been reading your blog for some time now! Sorry for being a lurker! By the way my Son Landon had a Doc band and it did cost a fortune as well but was well worth it in the end! Thank you for sharing all about it!



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Kristina said...

Congrats, sweety!

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