Thursday, April 26, 2012

Well, hello there bloggity blog!

See, I told you I'd be back!

Things are settling down a bit at work, but there's lots going on at home.

Where to start?? I'll just throw it out there....I'm pregnant! Last time I talked about the trials and tribulations of our fertility life I was making yet another appointment for my husband at the clinic. It felt like the poor guy was in there giving a sample every other week! In November we were both being treated for the various infections secretly making their rounds around our bodies, and I had to be vaccinated again for German Measles because my results were in the gray area. Since we weren't supposed to get pregnant for a few weeks after that vaccine, plus the holidays coming up, we had decided we wouldn't pursue anything at the clinic until after the first of the year. In mid-December we had a follow-up appointment at the urologist and all signs were pointing to IVF with ICSI. The plan was to really try and get my husband's numbers up so we could try and IUI which was covered by our insurance.
Christmas came a long and my monthly present didn't show up. Those freakin' tests are so expensive so I decided I would wait one day longer than I ever did before and sure enough...two lines. Holy crap. I called the clinic when I got to work and told my nurse I had a positive test and I didn't know what to do. I've never had one before! She just laughed at me and I went in the next day for a blood test. By that time I was 5 weeks, so the next week we went in, had the ultrasound to see the heartbeat, my progesterone was good so I didn't need supplements, and they told us we were off to the OB!
Today I'm 22 weeks! My due date is September 1st. We had our anatomy scan last week which was the first scan we'd had since 6 weeks. I was excited and nervous, but we got some good shots of the little one and everything looked good. Pregnancy is weird, so expect posts about it. Now that I have more time I'm going to try and post more non-pregnancy related posts too.

The other good thing that's happened since I've been gone?? My husband got a J-O-B! Yahoo!!!! Obviously this couldn't have happened at a better time. We've never had two incomes while we were married and well, it's pretty nice! What's going to happen with my job once the baby's born? That's all up in the air and hopefully it will become more apparent over the next couple of months.

So, I know some of you aren't into babies, but expect this blog to become a bit baby-heavy. I totally understand if you skip reading for awhile. No need to ask if we're excited. This question is my biggest pet peeve. I'm a 37 year old married woman who has been trying to conceive for 18 months. What do you think??


  1. Woo hoo! congrats to you both!

  2. That is fantastic news! Congrats and welcome to the club! Pregnancy blog away as well. We'll still read...well, I will anyway. :-)

  3. Well, that's a surprise! Congrats!

  4. That's wonderful! I'm still reading even if you are no longer in Ireland. :(

  5. I am delighted and look forward to reading all about your pregnancy and the wee one!!

  6. Congratulations, so exciting!! And don't feel bad about blogging about pregnancy and babies, it is a natural progression of life :)

  7. I'm so happy for you! Looking forward to reading more about your pregnancy and the baby. Congratulations!

  8. I couldn't be happier for you! Can't wait to hear more about your pregnancy and the baby!