Life with Baby K

September 8, 2008

Its been awhile….

Filed under: Baby on Board,family,Nieces,school — by Jess @ 3:17 pm
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So it has been a long time since I have posted. I don’t really know why. I guess part of it is just how tired I have been, and the more time that passed the harder it seemed to come back and post something. But I am forcing myself to jump back in. To give you the rundown on what has occurred over the last few weeks, I think I will just do a bullet list…

-Vacation was wonderful. Like I mentioned in my last post it did rain A LOT but it was a great time to be with my family and celebrate my pregnancy.

-I decided to defer admission to nursing school until Sept of 2009. This was a very hard choice for me to make but it was definitely the right decision. School started a week ago and I can’t even imagine being in school right now. At the start of the summer, I was on the wait list for the program and just beginning my second round of IVF. I didn’t have much hope for either. Then it turned out that not only did one situation work out but they both did. School and pregnancy and I thought I could handle it all. Thank God I came to my senses and realized that I am not superwoman. Anyway the people at the school were very understanding and I have a spot reserved for Fall 2009.

-My sister and I are going to go to start my registries when she gets back from Florida (she, my BIL and my nieces are currently at Disney…not that I am jealous or anything) I am excited that we are doing this together because I don’t know what all I need and what things are useless to get. My sister is going crazy doing tentative planning for a baby shower. Sometimes I am not sure who is more excited, Jenn or me. I’m just kidding I am so glad she is being so supportive. My oldest niece Nadia is hysterical! Ever since she found out that Auntie has a baby in her belly, she refers to her stuffed animals as her cousins. Last week when I was babysitting she brought three Elmos over to me and lined them all up and looked at me and said, “shhh Auntie the cousins are sleeeeping” She cracks me up! I just hope she doesn’t expect me to give her three cousins all at once!!!

-I had my first OB appt on Aug 26. We got another ultrasound and am amazed at the changes in just three weeks. While the doc was doing the ultrasound the baby started waving at us! I looked that the doc and asked if that was the baby’s arms and he said yes and I was like oh my goodness the baby is waving at us!!!

9w4dIt was without a doubt the most exciting thing so far! The appt its self went well. I was very happy with the doc and felt comfortable with him. The one thing that came of the appt was that the OB is not comfortable with me being on zoloft past 20 weeks due to the risk of persistent pulmonary hypertension (http://www.persistent-pulmonary-hypertension-newborn.com/) So after going back and forth between my OB and my psych doc it has been determined that I will switch to wellbutrin after the first trimester is over. Wellbutrin can cause birth defects if used in the first trimester but has been shown to be safe in the second and third trimesters. And then as soon as I give birth I will go back to the zoloft because you can’t be on wellburtin when breastfeeding. I am a little nervous about this because I have been on zoloft for a long time (like since I was 17) and my depression has been very stable ever since. I don’t want to set myself up for post partum depression. Anyways hopefully it will all work out in the end.
I think thats probably the full run down of whats been going on in my world the last few weeks. Hope everyone has been doing will. I have been reading along with everyone even though I have been quiet. I promise it won’t be so long before my next post. I have my NT scan on Friday so hopefully I will have new pictures of little Baby K.
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July 21, 2008

Incredible!

Filed under: Baby on Board,school — by Jess @ 10:45 pm
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My second beta this morning was 394, that’s more than four times what it was on Friday!!! My ultrasound is scheduled for August 5! I am so excited!!! We have told most of our close family. I am playing with what I am going to do in regards to school. I am suppose to start the nursing program this fall, and I would still like to. However I am hoping to be able to take a year off starting the Spring of 2009. Well actually I would be taking a year off of the program but I still have to take microbiology, which would be wonderful to take in the Fall of 2009 and then rejoin the nursing program in the spring of 2010. But I don’t know if that is possible or not. But at the same time, I hate to change all of my plans in case (God forbid) something happens with the pregnancy. The other option would be to just defer my admission to the nursing program until Fall of 2009, which is when I originally thought I was going to be entering the program before they found a spot for me this fall. I just don’t know what to do. If anyone has any words of wisdom as to what I should do, perhaps stories of people who went through nursing school while pregnant, or anything else that might be of use.

June 2, 2008

Nursing School Here I Come!!!

Filed under: family,school — by Jess @ 5:08 pm
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I found out this morning that I have been given a spot for the nursing program for this fall!!! I am super excited and yet super scared and nervous all at the same time. But I am glad I don’t have to wait until next fall to get into the program. And if I do get pregnant with this next round of IVF, I know that my family will help out and support Jeff and I. My mom has already volunteered to help with childcare and my in laws are super good about letting us borrow money when it is needed. I know we will be okay no matter what happens, but like a said a few posts ago, I don’t enjoy the unknown. Anyways for today I am celebrating the fact that I am starting nursing school in September which means I will be done with school a whole year before I thought I would be. Which not to sound completely materialistic, and please don’t think that this is why I am going to nursing school, but it will be nice to start making nursing pay before 2011!

Anyways, just wanted to share my good news!!!

May 30, 2008

Five day weekend! Does it get any better???

Filed under: Nieces,Prep for IVF #1 Round 2,school — by Jess @ 2:40 pm
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I have been MIA over the last week or so. Since my cycle got canceled I have been in a bit of a funk. Combine that with the long holiday weekend (which I worked everyday of…gross) and I just haven’t been quite myself. Anyway, I now have a five day weekend off of work for which I am super excited about! I am participating in a Walkathon on Saturday for the local NAMI affiliate that my mom works for. (You can check out their website at http://www.namibc.org/) I am taking my two nieces with me in the double stroller. A couple nurses from the psych floor I work on at the hospital are walking with me and I can’t wait to show off my adorable little babies!

I had been told that I wouldn’t be able to get into the Nursing program until the fall of 2009, however the other day I found out that I am number 2 on the space available list for this fall 2008. So while there are no guarantees, it is possible that I will get into the program this fall. This presents a debate in my head. Since nothing in my immediate future is a sure thing, I am going ahead with everything. I am still going to complete this next IVF cycle, because as I know far too well, who knows if I will even get through the damn cycle this time, let alone the unknown of if I will get pregnant or not. Yet at the same time I feel like I need to go ahead with the possibility of getting into the nursing program. Yuck right now I feel like my life is a big unknown. I don’t do very well with unknowns. I like to have things planned out and know ahead of time what is going to happen. Too bad life doesn’t work like that, right??

On the IVF front, I am waiting for my period. Today was my last day of provera so now I am just waiting. Fabulous. More waiting. The birth control sitting on my desk is taunting me, I swear it is. Hopefully my period will start soon and I will be able to start BCP soon.

May 2, 2008

Insurance woes…

Filed under: insurance woes,IVF #1,Nieces,school — by Jess @ 11:35 am
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Yesterday I got a phone call from the IVF insurance coordinator. Turns out that Jeff’s last SA had a morphology of 3%. The first SA was 1.5%. Blue Cross requires two SA with a morph under 2% to pay for ICSI. So, we have been denied!!! I was so upset yesterday! They are going to pay for IVF but don’t deem us as needing ICSI. So after considering our options, Jeff and I have decided to have him give another SA with the hopes of the morph coming in lower. If that doesn’t work, then we will just do regular IVF and see how that goes. We could self pay but we don’t have $1200. Since we weren’t expecting this we didn’t save anything. Truth is that I don’t think that we are going to do anything that the insurance company won’t pay for, at least not at this point. We are not in a position to be paying tons of money for IF treatments.

I always feel like an ungrateful jerk when I complain about insurance. I know how lucky I am that I live in Massachusetts and have good insurance. I admire and respect everyone who self pays, and maybe in the future when I have my nursing degree I will be able to self pay when needed. But its just not possible right now.

Anyway on other news, the semester is almost over, THANK GOD! I need the summer to relax and focus on IVF and/or possibly being pregnant! Actually I am just looking forward to spending time with my fam and my adorable little nieces. Last night was my last chemistry class, today is my last lab and then next week is my last two A&P classes. Summer is almost here!!! I can’t wait.

This weekend I am babysitting the girls Saturday all day and overnight into Sunday. I am super excited! I love those girls so much. Hopefully the weather is okay so we can go to the park on Saturday.

Hope everyone has a good weekend!

April 4, 2008

We are in business!

Filed under: IVF #1,school — by Jess @ 5:29 pm
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I just got off the phone with one of the IVF nurses and she is ordering my meds on Monday!!! I am so excited that things are moving along! She was so nice! Oh and she told me that day 5 transfers ARE covered with my insurance company! Woohooo! I feel so much better about having that option available to us! I am so exited.

On that note, I have to get ready to go to my stupid A+P lab….I can’t wait for this semester to be over….

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