Monday, February 10, 2014

Beta # 2 & Sweet Friends

Things are going really-really well. Today was Beta # 2 at 13dp5dt and it was 1,125 with a doubling time of 51.62 hours. Which is perfect. Normal doubling times in early pregnancy are between 31 & 72 hours and I fall nicely right in the middle there. My next Beta is Thursday. 

Every night Rob kisses my belly goodnight. He's calling the baby a boy- when I said you know it could be a girl too right- he told me to just let him call the baby a boy now. Then he told the dog (ya we talk to the dog in our house-- alot! LOL) that if its a girl he's in so much trouble. 

He said a baby girl will be wrapped firmly around his fingers. So very true. So for now its baby boy. 

I know that its against what I should do-- with all that could go wrong we're supposed to wait until its "safe" to tell people your pregnant. But, I can't help myself. When someone asks me how things are going I tell them. Then I get giddy and excited all over again.. and I'm not going to apologize for it. I also don't plan on shouting it from the roof tops- but we waited so long to say we were pregnant- I don't think I can keep this secret for very long at all.

This baby is our miracle and no matter how long He's with us I want to rejoice in his life and celebrate this moment. I want to give glory to God for allowing me this time. I want to be excited and live without fear. 

That doesn't mean I don't have my moments where I am struck by fear and panic. Where I am scared breathless and awake from a soundless sleep fearing the very worst. I am human- I'm just doing my best to pray through those moments and live in the moment and hope for the very best. 

I've gotten some wonderful gifts this last week- Elisha from Waiting for Baby Bird sent me A Seed of Hope God's Promises of Fertility- a daily devotional. Which is so inspiring and fills me with hope every single time I open it. She also sent me a Valentine's gift. It's filled with little Tootsie Rolls which are just the perfect little sweet treat. Elisha thank you so much for being such a sweet friend!! 
  



One of my sweet friends also sent me Gin-Gin's for my nausea. They are sticky little ginger candies (which are all natural and gluten free). I've been biting off half a candy and chewing on it until the nausea passes. 

I spent the morning planning out our Disney Dining Reservations and looking up show times. I want to see shows I haven't seen before since I won't be able to ride my favorite rides-- trust me this is a dream come true and I am not complaining. I'm super excited to get to say that I can't ride something because I'm pregnant. I'm also excited to explore some shows and things in Disney I may have over looked in the passed. 

I also ordered maternity shorts. Sayyyyy what?? Yup. I am bloated and swollen and there is no way last years shorts are going to fit me during our trip- and I was not buying the next size up to not be able to wear them this summer either-- so I took a deep breath-- prayed for the very best and ordered them. How's  that for faith that everything is going to be just fine. 

While in Disney we plan on telling Rob's parents and Sister since we are all going together. We want to tell my parents the day before we leave too. Everyone deserves to be happy with us-- at least that's our motto. 





I bought these wooden blocks from Etsy and plan to package them up with a picture frame of the ultrasound photo. Our first ultra sound is suppose to be right before we leave so I am praying everything stays as planned and no forks are thrown in the road. 

For my parents we are going  to stop over and tell them we want to leave them a key before we go just in case there are any issues at the house. Then we will give them  their package. For Rob's parents we plan to give it to them at dinner the first night in Disney. 

I'm excited- I can't wait to see everyone's faces. 

I'm also excited because I'm going to be passing some of my left over friends to a sweet sweet blog friend who will be starting her own IVF journey shortly. Not only am I so happy to be able to hand these medications over to someone who can use them and deserves them- but I can't wait to see her smiling face and give her a hug and pray with her and for her this coming weekend <3 xo

I'll leave you with this line from the card Elisha sent me- this scripture is perfect because I am continuing to trust in the Lord and I am also studying Luke right now as part of the 90 day Bible Challenge.

"Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill his promises to her!" - Luke 1:45


 

 

36 comments:

  1. Awesome second beta! Excited for you, Kasey!

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    1. Thank you so much! I'm so excited too!

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  2. That is a wonderful second beta! I always say don't worry about telling those you love too early, they are probably the people you would want to know if something bad happened anyway. Its always good to have some close friends and family to support you through the good as well as the struggle. don't forget to post the ultrasound picture before you leave! We want to see the baby!

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    1. I think these are the moments I want to savor and your right no matter what my friends and family will support us! Thank you! I will do my best to post the u/s before we leave :)

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  3. Awesome beta! It is so hard to keep it a secret, if you feel comfortable telling people then you should and just enjoy it! It's so exciting to plan telling family :)

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    1. It really is especially after trying for so very long. I love everyone's reactions so far and our friends are so amazing.

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  4. oh yay! So glad this is progressing so well!! I'm proud of you for having such strong faith to buy maternity clothes. sending good thoughts your way!

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    1. Thanks I'm trying my best to just remain positive.

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  5. What an awesome beta! I am so glad that you are reveling in this and enjoying it. Keep it up. You'll feel the fear too, but don't let it rob you of your joy. One more beta and then do they let you schedule the ultrasound? Sending so much love your way.

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    1. Thanks every time I feel the fear or think negatively I try to redirect myself and enjoy these moments now.

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  6. Great second number! Have fun at Disney and announcing the great news!!!

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    1. I can't wait to tell our families :)

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  7. Love that second beta girl! How sweet is the hubs, love to hear that!!! So excited for you both. Oh, and love your gift from Elisha - she rocks. Can't wait to see pictures of that growing belly soon xoxxo

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    1. Elisha really does rock :) and Hubs really is so cute :)

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  8. So so happy for you girl! Love that you are enjoying every second of this. Will continue to pray for all 3 of you!

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  9. Yay! Happy for you. I am happy that you decide to announce early! Keep the good news coming and again praying for a very uneventful textbook perfect pregnancy.

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    1. I figure no matter what I want our friends and family to know. I'm hoping for the same thing :)

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  10. YAY! You got the toots! Lil Miss Goldilocks helped out with those so if you if see chocolate smudge marks on the tag you know where it came from ;) Also, isn't the devotional great!!! If you ever know of anyone that needs it, just let me know! I would be MORE than happy to mail it to them :)

    Dear Poppa God,
    I pray that you continue to wrap your loving arms around this baby and protect him (i think it's a her) from all harm from the enemy. We know that the enemy will lurk around every corner and steal, kill, and destroy anything to try and shake our faith, but we also know that You sent your son to die a brutal death so that we don't have to fear the enemy and that we can live a life of abundance. We believe this with full faith and we eagerly await the arrival of this precious miracle. Thank you for everything and we give you all the glory! Amen!!!!!!

    waitingforbabybird.com

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    1. Thank you Elisha so much! I love your prayer and I'm praying it too- and a little secret I think it's a girl too :)

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  11. I think it's wonderful you're telling people. This baby is a joy right now, not just when it's "safe" to tell, and I think sharing that joy and letting yourself be excited is just wonderful. So happy for your excellent beta!!

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  12. Thanks Adi- really is there ever a safe time if we really think about it? Anything could happen at anytime why not rejoice while as can. Always thinking of you!

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  13. So glad things are going perfect!! And I love your little blocks to tell your parents! Make sure you take pictures of their reactions, you'll want to keep those :)

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    1. I definitely will I can't wait till they realize what they say and mean :)

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  14. Woo hoo! Second beta already into the thousands! Nice!

    Glad you've found something to help with the nausea. Hoping it passes for you before too long. :)

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    1. I know I'm over the moon :) I hope it passes too but I'll take it any day :)

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  15. So thrilled for you and those ideas are super sweet. I absolutely love the scripture it's perfect for this journey. God has shown you all his immense favor! He's sooooo good!

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  16. I shared with my blog and close friends that I was pregnant before the 14 week date. I'm so happy that God has blessed you with a child.

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    1. Thank you so much! Im not sure if I will share anywhere else for awhile.

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  17. Such amazing news. I love the way you are telling your parents. Really so sweet and thoughtful! I totally don't blame you for having trouble keeping the secret!

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    1. I can't wait to tell them:) So exciting!

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  18. so happy for you!! Praying for another great Beta tomorrow. Hope the nausea gets better soon, but isn't it funny that it makes it all worth it when you're pregnant :) I was happy to feel any of the symptoms that came along...not that anyone really enjoys being nauseated, but you know what I mean!?!

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    1. Ohh yes I know exactly what you mean!

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  19. Elisha is so sweet!! So happy for all of your positive news. Congrats on a great beta.

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