Saturday, March 28, 2009


I forgot to post about my fist appointment with my thyroid doctor - Dr. Dyess. I have had Hoshimoto's Thyroiditis since I was 16 (or at least that is when they found it). We kept it under control with medication for a while, but in 2004 it went completely nuts and nothing seemed to control it. My scans came back inconclusive for cancer and just the thought of having cancer scared me to death - so we removed my entire thyroid in July 2004. Luckily, it wasn't cancer. Except for a couple of flare ups here and there, Dr. Dyess has been able to keep my thyroid levels under control. He had always told me when I got pregnant that we would have to increase my dosage of hormones several times. The few pregnancies that I have made it to 6 weeks, I have gone to see him at that point and my levels have been fine. So I thought nothing of going to see him the same day as my 6 week ultrasound at Dr. Isaacs office. The nurse called and gave me my levels. Normal is .5-5 and mine was 18.86. This totally freaked me out. Dr. D increased my synthroid level from .100 mcg to .137 mcg (that is up 3 dosage levels). At that appointment I weighed 126. I go back April 14th for a recheck.

So far it appears that LM (Little Miracle) is doing just fine. I went to see Dr. Connell (my OB) yesterday and he said everything looked normal and GREAT. He said that he was going to try to treat me as normally as possible but that I would have to see Dr. Perry - the fetal/maternal specialist in Jackson several times and that I would have TONS of ultrasounds to check for fetal growth b/c of the heparin. Supposedly heparin babies are healthy but small - so looks like no 9 pound baby for me (SWEET! My husband is 6' 6" tall and weighs close to 300). I have Dr. C's cell phone number and he told me to call if I needed anything and that he has already told his family that if I call - everything else STOPS!!! I LOVE HIM!!! Yesterday I weighed 125 and my blood pressure was 100/64. The ultrasound technician couldn't come in for some reason yesterday so Dr. C rolled the portable machine into my exam room and did the us himself. He is NOT very good at that. We were able to see the baby and the hb and what is left of the yolk sac but we didn't get a good picture b/c he couldn't keep the wand still while he pressed the button. MEN - Go figure!! I will post the picture soon though - I haven't scanned it yet.

Future Appointments:
Dr. Isaacs - Thursday
Dr. Dyess - April 14th
Dr. Connell - April 20th


I am still in awe at how much God has chosen to bless us!!

Saturday, March 21, 2009


WOW!!! I am in amazement at everything that has happened the last two weeks. I apologize for not updating but we have been super busy and I am so tired by the time I come home from work and I get queasy starting about 3:00 in the afternoon. I haven't been sick yet though!!! WOO-HOO!!!!

Our first ultrasound was at 6w1d on March 12th!! we saw and heard the heartbeat. Dr. I said everything looked completely normal!! I was so excited to hear that. I have NEVER been normal!!! Hearing the heartbeat was surreal!!!

I had another ultrasound this past Thursday on the 19th at 7w1d and the baby had grown and the sac had grown and we could discern the body of the baby. The heartbeat was stronger and the CRL was 9 which measured 6w6d. So everything once again looked exactly where it should. Dr. I said I was starting to look boring!!! Music to my ears!!

I will have my first OB appointment this Friday in Vicksburg and will get to have another ultrasound. I am loving getting weekly ultrasounds!!!

Here are the pictures that I have scanned in. I didn't get them all scanned in because Mom came to both of my ultrasounds and I let her take a picture home from each to show off and Burt has one from each week on his desk at work.

I can't believe that there is a little person inside of me with a heart that is beating away!!!

6w1d - March 12th

7w1d - March 19th

Saturday, March 7, 2009

5 weeks 3 days

That's where I am today!! I got home from Lubbock about 11:30 Thursday night. I drove to Jackson yesterday to get my beta hcg checked. I have been a nervous wreck b/c they didn't call me so I paged the nurse on call today. Turns out they left me a message on my office phone yesterday - don't know what's up with that. Anyway at 5wk2d my beta hcg was 4692. That's a doubling time of 1.82 days!!! In January (the first, last, and only time in 5 other pregnancies that I have gotten good hcgs initially) at this same point my hcg was only 2163. So for today I feel good about this pregnancy. Did I actually type that out???? I have to call on Monday and schedule an appointment for an ultrasound for one day next week.

Monday, March 2, 2009


I am so sorry it has been so long between posts. My beta hcg was 329 on Friday (doubling time of 1.4 days) which is still great!! I will have it rerun this Friday when I get back from Lubbock. I went to see Mom for her birthday over the weekend and then drove to Lubbock, TX today with a co-worker for a workshop. I am EXHAUSTED!!!!!!!!!!