Went to the doctor for our second beta and everything is looking good! HCG Numbers are at 1028 today. One more blood test Monday and then we’ll be on to doing a sonogram–I can’t wait! Of course it is a little bittersweet since today is actually the due date for the baby that I miscarried back in December. Mostly, I’m just happy though and focusing on the positive news we have in front of us.
I have been feeling a little bit more symptoms this time around then last time. The first time I had next to no nausea but would need to make sure I had snacks and didn’t get hungry, had sore breasts like once, and other than that, no major symptoms. This time around, I’ve been having sore breasts daily for the past week or so, still not too nauseous, but I definitely need the snacks, I’ve had horrible heartburn, weird feelings in my stomach at times (like little pings or something), and trouble sleeping the past few nights. Although I don’t want to get too sick or anything like that, I kind of like having more noticeable symptoms because it’s a little reassurance that things are still going as they should and baby is still growing.
I’ve updated the apps that I had started using with our last pregnancy. I’m pretty sure I checked out like 10 different apps to see what I liked best. I narrowed it down to three that I use (I like them for different reasons) and I’ll put them below in case anyone else is looking for a good app. My favorite part though is seeing the little pic they have of the baby and what s/he would look like. I put in the date of IFV transfer and got my due date as March 10 so it’s saying I should be 5 weeks today. We’ll see what the doctor says I measure at when I go back.
I’m also looking at where we want to birth. I’ve been pretty certain for years that I would want to use a birthing center over the hospital. We have two options in our area–Bay Area Midwifery and Special Beginnings. Special Beginnings is a little further but my nephew was born there so I’ve been there and I also like that there’s a little more transparency with what to expect and what they have to offer on their website. I can’t find anything on on the other one’s site. So we signed up to do the tour in a couple of weeks for Special Beginnings and I guess we’ll decide if we want to also tour the other place.
Okay, so the apps I like are:
-Nurture by Glow (or Glow by Nurture?? I don’t know) but I mostly like the cute little picture it puts of what the baby looks like as soon as I open it. It has some nice log features that you can fill out about your health, etc. too.
-Pregnancy+ I also like this one because of the picture it shows of how the baby is growing. This one looks a little more realistic. When you open it up it also has areas where you can read about what to expect for the week, etc. You can store names you like for the baby and put important phone numbers and health items in it.
-Ovia Pregnancy – the pictures on this aren’t so great. They don’t pop up automatically like the others do so I just don’t get the same excitement when I open it. My favorite thing about it is that you can customize and put a nickname in (or the actual name if you’d like) and when you read about what’s going on, it incorporates that into the narrative. That part of it is pretty cute and it does have good info to review as well.
All for now.