02/23/10 - Pap smear/annual exam; last period started 02/12/10, and almost ready to start round #3 of Clomid
03/16/10 - First positive home test; Saw my general practitioner in the afternoon - urine test negative, but blood test positive!
04/12/10 - 1st prenatal appt.! I got to see the baby on ultrasound and could see the little heart beating. It looked like a peanut with a tiny fluttering butterfly in the middle. (8 weeks)
05/10/10 - 2nd appt., got to hear the heartbeat on Doppler, about 160; Hubby was running late, so the doctor did it again once he got there, so we both got to hear! (12 weeks)
06/08/10 - 3rd appt., got to hear the heartbeat again on Doppler, 147. Got fussed at for gaining too much weight between appointment, but I'm pretty sure it was just retained water from traveling. (16 weeks)
07/06/10 - 4th appt., got my ultrasound. Baby measures 20 weeks and 3 days, and is 13 oz. already! All of HIS parts look good! Heartbeat was strong at 157. (20 weeks)
08/02/10 - 5th appt. listened to the heartbeat, talked to the doc about my allergy problems and got cleared to start taking Sudafed again. Eric's heartbeat was at 147. (24 weeks)
08/30/10 - 6th appt. Heartbeat doing good, scales are evil, and did my 1 hour glucose test. (forgot to post when I remembered the numbers) (28 weeks)
09/03/10 - 3 hour glucose test
09/13/10 - 7th appt. Heartbeat at 145, but my blood pressure is high and my urine strip came back showing glucose. Results from glucose tests...I fail. Moved to weekly appointments, and getting put on blood pressure meds. Will be starting to self-monitor blood sugar, and getting weekly ultrasounds. (30 weeks)
09/20/10 - 8th appt. Heartbeat at 125, my blood pressure is back down some, to 140/80. No glucose in the urine this time. Most of my glucose readings at home are good, except for when I indulged my sweet tooth on Saturday. No meds yet, so the docs must be pleased with the changes I made on my own. (31 weeks)
09/27/10 - 9th appt. No comments from the doc about my blood pressure or the urine strip, so I'm guessing they were good. She looked over my blood sugar log, which has mostly been pretty good. Had another ultrasound and a non-stress test. Baby is measuring 35 weeks already (5lbs 15 oz!) and breech, and didn't want to cooperate at all. Doc is starting to worry about not being able to have a vaginal birth. (32 weeks)
10/04/10 - 10th appt. Actually got put on blood pressure meds this time, but get to reduce how often I test my blood sugar to twice a day. The baby has turned and is head-down, back-out, just like I want him to be for labor. He behaved better for the ultrasound tech, too. (33 weeks)
Weight 263 (WTF?)
10/11/10 - 11th appt. Baby had hiccups during ultrasound (so cute!). Blood pressure still up, but urine strip came back fine. Ate a yogurt during the non-stress test, and the baby was alot more active, instead of trying to nap. (34 weeks)
10/15/11 - admitted to Women's Center with contractions & super-high blood pressure; diagnosed with pre-eclampsia & HELPP syndrome; Eric was born 5 weeks premature on Sunday, 17 October 2010 at 4:17pm EST via cesearan. He was 7lbs 5oz and 19.5" long.