DAY 1Nov 08 2017
Initial consultation with Dr. Samir Babyev at UT Southwestern 🏥
DAY 59Jan 05 2018
Went back to Dr. Babyev’s office and talked about the steps to do IVF.
Spoke with Dr. Mary Turn, psychologist. It is mandatory with UT Southwestern, to make sure we are aware of the emotional, physical and financial toll we may face in the future.
DAY 66Jan 12 2018
Went to Dr. Babyev’s office to have my Pap Smear tests and to do a sonogram.
He used a catheter in my uterus to inflate it to see everything better.
After I tried getting up and he told me that I need to rest first. Didn’t tell me before I tried getting up.
So I was in the fetal position for about 45 min with two or three nurses fanning me with magazines.
It was the worse cramps I have ever felt.
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DAY 97Feb 12 2018
Went in for my first egg retrieval. Because the procedure is so critical and I needed to remain as still as possible, I was put under anesthesia.
They retrieved four eggs. We told Dr. Babyev to do ECSI on the eggs and he talked us out of it. He said that he has one or maybe two cases a year where no eggs fertilize the natural way in a Petri dish. He recommended that we let them fertilize the natural way.
We will find out tomorrow how many fertilized.
DAY 98Feb 13 2018
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DAY 108Feb 23 2018
Had a meeting with Dr. Babyev to see what are next steps. He suggested we do mini IVF’s because I have deminished Egg reserve.
A full blown IVF wouldn’t result in anymore eggs than a mini IVF. A mini IVF just means more egg retrieval’s and less medication.
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DAY 133Mar 20 2018
Went in for our second egg retrieval through the mini IVF procedure.
Retrieved two eggs. We are hoping for at least one to fertilize. We won’t know until tomorrow.
DAY 134Mar 21 2018
Got the phone call from Dr. Babyev’s office to find out that both eggs fertilized.
I was beyond thrilled. Now we have to wait 5 days to see if they form into Blastocysts.
If they do then we will have embryos that can be frozen.
DAY 137Mar 24 2018
DAY 138Mar 25 2018
Received the phone call today that both have formed into blastocyst stage and they have been frozen.
We are beyond EXCITED!!!!
We have never made it this far
DAY 140Mar 27 2018
Received a phone call from Dr. Babyev’s office and he asked me to come back in TODAY!!!!!
I had a few eggs ready for another egg retrieval because of the lab work done courtesy of my sleep apnea study.
He didn’t know why he got the lab work but said my levels showed that I was ready for another egg retrieval and soon
DAY 141Mar 28 2018
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DAY 144Mar 31 2018
Went in for my third egg retrieval. It was the same as the second one.
Dr. Babyev retrieved two more eggs and did ECSI to them.
Just have to wait again to see if they form.
DAY 145Apr 01 2018
Received the phone call from Dr. Babyev’s office that both eggs were fertilized again.
Just got to wait the 5 grueling days to see if they form into blastocyst stage.
DAY 167Apr 23 2018
Had an office visit with Dr. Babyev to see what are next steps were. Do we try for another egg retrieval or do we just go for it.
We decided to go for it and see what one egg would do.
DAY 203May 29 2018
Had to go back to UT Southwestern to learn how to do injections.
Complete waste of time but Dr. Babyev insisted on another training.
DAY 219Jun 14 2018
Went into Dr. Babyev’s office for a Pre-surgery consultation to get ready for the surgery the next day.
DAY 220Jun 15 2018
Had to go in for surgery to have a cyst removed from my ovary before the egg is implanted.
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DAY 280Aug 14 2018
Today is the day. We are going in to Dr. Babyev’s office to have an embryo placed inside my uterus. By the end of today I will be technically pregnant.
DAY 281Aug 15 2018
Found out today that Grandma Cole had a turn for the worse. Mom didn’t tell me yesterday because I needed to be stress free for the entire day.
Well she called me this morning and told Brian and I to head down to the hospital because Grandma may not make the night.
801 Cherry St
9312 Gabriella Dr
Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Round Rock
We got to the hospital and I was able to tell Grandma that I was pregnant with her first Great Grandchild.
Aunt Lori then told me that Marissa was pregnant and due before me. So I told Grandma, “Ok I will have your second Great Grandchild”.
Then Elissa came in and told Grandma she was pregnant. (Unfortunately she lost her baby a couple weeks later)
DAY 283Aug 17 2018
Decided to say our goodbye’s to Grandma and head on back to DFW.
LOVE YOU GRANDMA 🤧😢🤧😢
DAY 285Aug 19 2018
Very sad day today. Grandma Cole passed away today.
DAY 289Aug 23 2018
DAY 290Aug 24 2018
We got the AMAZING news today from Dr. Babyev’s office!!!!
DAY 291Aug 25 2018
CONFIRMATION THAT WE ARE PREGNANT!!!!
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DAY 397Dec 09 2018
My mom came up to visit so that she could see a live sonogram. She also helped us out at Buy Buy baby for our registry.
DAY 398Dec 10 2018
Sonogram time to see our Baby Bear Cub. My Mom has never seen a live sonogram and so she came up to check it out with us.
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DAY 422Jan 03 2019
DAY 426Jan 07 2019
Dr. Ryan visit to see the baby bear cub again. Last sonogram, I think, until week 38
Everything looks great with Bear Cub. Still being stubborn and needs to turn around from becoming breach.
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DAY 454Feb 04 2019
Appointment with Dr. Rogers. I am up by 4lbs from the last visit. Prior to pregnancy I was 221lbs and today I was at 227lbs.
Baby’s heartbeat was about 133
Drank 50mg of orange drink for glucose screening.
DAY 457Feb 07 2019
DAY 458Feb 08 2019
Failed the initial glucose screening test and had to go in today for the bigger screening test.
Drank 100mg of orange flavored drink and did 4 blood draws over 3 hours.
Sat in the lobby and did work to pass the time.
DAY 461Feb 11 2019
Found out today I have GESTATIONAL DIABETES!!!!
I have to go see a dietician and start glucose testing 4 times a day.
Carpet has been ordered for the nursery. Hopefully we can get it in before the shower.
DAY 464Feb 14 2019
Went to Dietician to learn about being technically diabetic.
Need to change my diet, keep a meal plan log book and test my glucose 4 times a day. Brought my glucose meter to the appointment and she should me how to use it.
DAY 465Feb 15 2019
DAY 468Feb 18 2019
Dr. Ryan visit.
Just checking in on my status. Baby’s heart rate was 133
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DAY 482Mar 04 2019
Dr.Ryan visit went very well. He confirmed I have Hemorrhoids. YAY PREGNANCY!!!! I know TMI but this is a journey.
Baby Bear Cub’s heartbeat was 142
DAY 485Mar 07 2019
DAY 489Mar 11 2019
Carpet is still not here and the flooring company Dobson’s Flooring America have not been helpful.
We ordered it over a month ago and called almost every day after two weeks of waiting. Never got updates and are getting super frustrated.
Brian called them last week and they said it is supposed to be delivered by Tue/We’d of this week and could be installed Thur/Fri. Who knows what is true. If they don’t come through we are done with them and going to Lowe’s.
DAY 492Mar 14 2019
DAY 496Mar 18 2019
Dr. Ryan visit
Everything is looking great and my belly is measuring the right size for just over 33 weeks
My weight 224. Not gaining much. I think I am actually losing weight.
Bear Cub’s heartbeat was 154.
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DAY 510Apr 01 2019
Baby’s heart rate was 133
Second Birthing Class - we watched THE VIDEO!!!! Not as intimidating as I thought. We learned a lot about the different aspects of labor.
DAY 513Apr 04 2019
DAY 517Apr 08 2019
Third birthing class - we watched another video of the different styles of breathing and positions.
Got onto our mats and exercise balls to learn more about positions and breathing styles.
DAY 518Apr 09 2019
Dr. Ryan appointment
Had another sonogram and baby is still breech and is directly up and down.
Heartbeat is at 144
No measurements today and we couldn’t see baby’s face.
So we're going in on next Tuesday for an external version. Since the baby is like it's mama and stubborn, the doc is gonna try to manipulate it to turn the correct way. 60% success rate with that. Either way, we'll go home that day. If it works, then it'll just be up to the baby when it comes I guess. If it doesn't work, then they'll schedule a C-section for around 39-40 weeks. So send good vibes that Bear Cub quits being stubborn like Kim haha... (text from Brian)
DAY 520Apr 11 2019