Sunday, October 30, 2011

Exciting News

What could be more exciting then the fact that we're pregnant? Michael is getting baptized next week! He's been taking the discussions and knew pretty much from the get go that this was what he wanted!!! The best part about all of this is the fact that Michael's parents are being awesomely supportive. They even want to come to the baptism! I am so happy that Michael has made this choice. His baptism is scheduled for next Sunday at 6 at the stake center.
In other news: We're going to be moving again! Michael's parents have asked us to move in to Michael's Grandma's house. It is a 3/2 in Weems Plantation, so it is about 1/4 mile from where we are now. I am excited because 1: It is a single family house. 2: It has a garage. 3: It has a good back yard. 4: It has a big screened in porch in the back. 5: NO STAIRS!! I was worried about taking the baby up and down the stairs here. 6: A BIG master bath. This is VERY exciting to me, and those of you who have seen the bathrooms we have now know why. Last but not least 7:They are going to let us pay the same amount of rent we are paying now which is only $850. Houses in WP usually rent for over $1000.
The moral of the story is: We are very blessed with amazing families who love us and are willing to help us.

Friday, October 28, 2011

All is well

I went for another ultrasound today. This time it was at Women's imaging center. It was such a great experience!! The ultrasound tech found the baby right away! She showed me the baby and the heartbeat (128bpm)!! Everything is ok now! I was only one day off. I thought I should be at 7 weeks today but I am 6 weeks and 6 days. The baby is due June 16, 2011! The sense of relief I have been feeling is amazing!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Panic attack!! (TMI Alert)

Last week I started having some slight spotting. I called my OB but they said they wouldn't see me until I was farther along and told me to go to the ER. This was on Tuesday. On Thursday I had another episode of spotting so off to the ER we went. I went to the desk, filled out my paperwork, started walking to sit down and they called me back. (My ER Wait time: less then a minute=AWESOME). Right away they got a UA and blood work. Within the hour they had taken me for a pelvic exam and thus started the wait for the ultrasound. In the ER with me in the adjoining rooms were 2 other girls in early pregnancy with spotting. They were ahead of me for the u/s. After about 3 hours (my hopes for a speedy ER visit had long since flown out the window.) my turn FINALLY came! The u/s tech took me back (she wouldn't let Michael come) and did a transvaginal and abdominal u/s. Both Combined took less then 2 minutes. She even uttered the words "fastest ultrasound ever." As she was walking me back to my room she told me the doctor would be in shortly to review the results. SHORTLY MY FOOT! It took 2 1/2 more hours. Michael had to leave for work and my Dad had to come up to sit with me. Finally the PA (yep PA, I didn't even get to see a doctor...) came in and handed me the u/s report. He said "she saw the gestational sac, but no yolk sac and no fetal pole. It could be that you are not as far along as you thought, or you are in the early stages of a miscarriage." It felt like he had punched me in the stomach. I only had a VERY VERY little bit of bleeding and I hadn't had ANY cramps at all. Plus I have been very very nauseous and my HCG levels were 21000 (which indicates between 5-8 weeks of pregnancy). He said he was going to get me a shot of Rhogam (because my blood type is B neg) and out he walked. Almost an hour later the nurse finally came in and gave me the shot and gave me a paper telling me I was on bed rest for 2 days. I was finally discharged.
Bed Rest majorly sucks when you've gotten possible bad news.... all I was allowed to do was lay there. I couldn't stop thinking about it and got myself almost sick over everything.
On Monday I went to see my OB finally. He did an ultrasound and right away saw the gestational sac and yolk sac. He still couldn't find the fetal pole, but he said that is pretty much normal and didn't seem worried at all. He said it was a really good sign that I have been nauseous and then wrote me a perscription for zofran (YAY!!!!). I got blood work done after the appointment and I went back today for the 2nd round of blood. Tomorrow I will get my results. Heres hoping for HCG levels that have gon sky high!!! Needless to say, this has been one VERY STRESSFUL week!

Saturday, October 8, 2011


Baby Fredrickson will arrive around June 15, 2012.
We found out I was pregnant this past Tuesday. I had been feeling run down and was having cramps. It was still a week before my period was due and I never cramp up until the night before.
I decided to take a pregnancy test. It came back positive and I nearly fell off the toilet from being in shock. I then woke Michael up and sent him to the store to buy some more tests. After all of them came back positive I was convinced. I was shaking so bad that Michael had to sit me down because he was afraid I was going to pass out. The next day I went to my PCP to confirm the pregnancy. My first OB appointment isn't until November 7. We are super excited but very very nervous.