Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Time Travel Tuesday

This week for Time Travel Tuesday Annie over at My Life as Annie wants to know about how we found out that we were PG. I did a mothers meme a while ago that asked about this sort of stuff. There was 5 questions in there that I thought I would use to do this weeks Time Travel.
Lets start at the beginning.. with baby #1 Princess.
This is Princess's ultra sound picture, can you tell she was sucking her thumb?
2. WHAT WERE YOUR REACTIONS? very excited because just a month before I found out I was PG I was told by my gyn. That It would be very hard for me to get PG that was if I could get PG at all.
3. HOW OLD WERE YOU? 22 1/2 when I found out I was PG 23 and so many months when I had her
4. HOW DID YOU FIND OUT YOU WERE PREGNANT? I took a fact plus home test and got a T not a + or a - but a T, being young and dumb I thought that meant not PG so I went on fora few week thinking I wasn't until I started to puke my guts out all day long for a week then I went to the doctor who told me just 4 weeks before that, that I couldn't get PG, he did a test and sure enough I was 8 weeks along.
5. WHO DID YOU TELL FIRST? Well DH was with me so I didn't have to tell him, but as soon as we got home from the doctor we called my parents(they sort of knew since I was on vacation with them the week before when I was barfing all over the place) Then we called his parents, once we were done we called my grandparents from my dad side, then my grandparents from my moms side.. and I let them spread the news to everyone and I went and took a nap. Yes I told everyone the same day I found out.
Baby #2 Mr Man:Here is Mr Man's ultrasound picture
1) WAS YOUR PREGNANCY PLANNED? Yes.. After having Princess I wanted my kids two years apart. God had other plans. We TTC for a year with no luck at all, that is when I saw my doctor and ended up needing to go on fertility pills and I was on those for a year before I got PG. So baby #1 and baby #2 ended up almost 4 years apart.
2) WHAT WERE YOUR REACTIONS? Complete Joy.. because the month I got PG with him, the doctor told me this was the last time I could use these pills and if it didn't work I would have to go to a different doctor, This was something I wasn't willing to do, I was done. After 2 years of not getting PG month after month I gave up.. I made peace that it was just going to be DH, me and Princess and that was going to be our family because I wasn't putting myself though anymore treatment. and then boom I got PG.. So I was on cloud 9 make that 11 LOL..
3) HOW OLD WERE YOU? I was 26 years old when I got PG and turned 27 6 days before he was born.
4) HOW DID YOU FIND OUT YOU WERE PREGNANT? Like I mentioned I was taking fertility pills each month and along with this I was having to have blood work done every month also to let me know if I ovulated or not. month after month it kept coming back saying NO I did not O. This month it came back saying YES I did so I woke DH up as soon as I got the call(he was working nights at the time and sleeping during the day) and then two weeks later I took a HPT(home PG test) My heart couldn't deal with another negative test.. so I took the test and left the room and DH had to be the one to read the results for me. He knew not to joke about the results.. I mean after two years and the last year being moody and on drugs.. you just didn't mess with a women like that. So when he came out smiled and told me it was positive.. I just sat on the floor and cried and cried and couldn't stop crying..

5) WHO DID YOU TELL FIRST? We tested on a Sunday morning.. We got to church and told everyone I saw. I honestly don't remember who was 1st.. Everyone knew the trouble I was having and what I was going though.. I remember waiting at the door of the church for my parents to walk in and yelling to them before they even got there that I was PG..

Baby #3 Sweet Pea:Sweet Pea's Ultra sound picture
2) WHAT WERE YOUR REACTIONS? Shock.. after having Mr Man the doctor told me that I wouldn't be able to get PG without the help of fertility pills.. Well here we were 18 months later and Guess What Doctor was wrong.
3) HOW OLD WERE YOU? 28 when I got PG and was 29 when she was born.
4) HOW DID YOU FIND OUT YOU WERE PREGNANT? Well aunt flow was never normal for me so I had missed a few months of her and so that didn't tip me off at all. But I was feeling so sick.. It was VBS week at our church and I was teaching and I just felt awful. I thought I had some sort of summer flu. The next week Princess had safety town and I was getting her up and dressed for that and I was in the bathroom once again bent over the thrown losing breakfast.. Princess walked in and asked "When is the baby coming mom?" My sister just had a baby two weeks before this so I thought she was talking about that.. but wasn't sure so I asked her "what baby?" and she said "the one in your tummy." my mouth dropped open and I said "what makes you think I have a baby in my belly" she answered "because your sick just like your were with Mr Man" then a big light bulb came on. So I dropped her off and went to the store and bought a test sure enough I was PG.
5) WHO DID YOU TELL FIRST? DH. he was sleeping at the time but I walked in and woke him up and said "you are not going to believe this, I'm PG.

Baby #4 Alyssa
Alyssa's ultra sound picture.. Though this isn't a very good shot.. I didn't have hers online so I took a picture of it with my cell phone and put it into my blog.
2) WHAT WERE YOUR REACTIONS? I think I had a panic attack. I wasn't going to have any more kids and couldn't figure out how I would care for 4 or where would I put 4 kids in our house.
4) HOW DID YOU FIND OUT YOU WERE PREGNANT? I had just got AF back about 2 months before this(getting it back from having Sweet Pea) then I missed a month, then the next month I just spotted for 3 days and I counted that as AF. ONLY I started feeling tired and moody and sick.. So I bought a HPT. I took it and got a negative.. So I waited a week and was still feeling just awful so I bought another on a Saturday night.. Thought i would take it Sunday morning Only I couldn't sleep so at 6AM I got up and took it It was positive..
5) WHO DID YOU TELL FIRST? My cyber friends.. I didn't want to wake DH Up he wasn't feeling that great and wasn't sleeping well and he was sleeping so I wanted to let him sleep. So I got online and posted with my cyber friends.. about 8am and couldn't take it any longer so I woke DH up and told him.
Baby #5 Little Man:Little Man's ultrasound picture he was blowing bubbles
This is another ultra sound picture of him.. boy did I love the 3D ones.

1) WAS YOUR PREGNANCY PLANNED? yes. After losing Alyssa a few months later we knew that we wanted another baby.
2) WHAT WERE YOUR REACTIONS? I was scared.. really happy but really scared that something would go wrong and that I would lose him
3) HOW OLD WERE YOU? 31 when I got PG and 32 when I had him.
4) HOW DID YOU FIND OUT YOU WERE PREGNANT? Since we were planning him I knew what cycle day I was on and once I missed AF I tested
5) WHO DID YOU TELL FIRST? DH right after I tested. and the doctor like two minutes after I tested.. because I was scared I wanted all my blood work test done right then and there and I wanted them checking the numbers every 24 to 48 hours.. good think I had them do that also because by my 3rd blood drawl my progesterone levels were dangerously low and I needed to start progesterone.

Well there you have it.. The time travel for the 5 days I found out I was PG.

Check out Annies blog for more Time travelers.

To see all of Little Man 3D ultrasound pictures click here


annie said...

I lost one between emelia & izzy too.
Mine were all surprises, but at four years apart each I kinda always had an idea.

Midlife Mom said...

Wow! You have been one busy mom! To think they thought you might not be able to get PG at all! Guess God had other plans for you. So sorry you lost one of your babies. Isn't it conforting though to know that your dear precious little girl is happy, healthy and safe in our Father's arms and you will see her in Glory! Thanks for sharing these stores with us!!! xoxox

Nancy Face said...

I ♥ all the ultrasound pictures, especially Little Man's! :)

I ♥ that you always shared your happy news right away! :)

That's so cute that Princess knew you were pregnant before you did! :D

I'm so sorry you had to go through losing one of your sweet babies. Thank you for sharing your stories.

sheryl said...

What precious memories! Thanks for sharing them.

Coach J said...

I love all your pictures! I don't have one of my son :(
And, I like all the stories to go along with all your babies. From excitement to shock...ha,ha!

Shaunda said...

THanks for sharing your baby stories love the pics. the ultrasound pics of little man WOW!