Booking in with the midwife

Well we had our booking in appt. with the midwife last Wednesday, it went quite well! 


Got there, went through medical/family history, last AF etc., gave us our EDD which is the 10th March – I had it as 9th March, so not too far off, though it will probably change again at our 12 week scan! Then had to do pee sample, took lots of blood from me (ouch!), gave me lots of reading material! Then I had to get my height measured and weighed, to work out my BMI. Well, it turns out my BMI is just on the borderline (BMI 30) to be under consultant led care. So she is referring us back to our FC consultant. Quite happy about this actually as he knows our history etc., though he’ll probably have to be refreshed when we see him! She said though, this means I will more than likely be given extra growth scans, and will be tested for diabetes around 28 weeks. Extra care is good.


Oh, and our scan is on Friday the 26th, so less than 3 weeks now! So excited to see our baby!

Blood results

Today I went for my blood results to confirm my pregnancy… Well I am definitely pregnant! My GP also said that my hCG levels were exceptionally high for this stage of pregnancy, meaning that either the clomid has an effect on the levels, or there is more than one in there, eek…


We have our FC appt. on Tuesday anyway, so I will ask the consultant! The GP also said that he will probably discharge us as we don’t really need to attend any more.


And my booking in appt. with the midwife is on the 3rd August, I will be about 8.5 weeks then! Now things are steaming ahead I’m hoping it goes quick as I’m quite impatient!


It’s so hard keeping it quiet on Facebook too! 

Update on us and this cycle (round 2 100mg clomid)

Well, I have some rather exciting news…





Yes, we are having a baby! After 2.5 years! I still can’t quite believe it!


Everybody on the forum I go on was in tears and shock, cue more tears from me!


Well long story short, I tested on CD29 (last Friday) and got a BFN, so thought that was it for this month. Well I had one PG test left so yesterday I thought ‘what the heck’ and tested, control line appeared, yep, test line appeared, ‘what the?!’! I thought I was seeing things! So I did an OPK (I have loads of those and remember someone on the forum saying she got her BFP from one), same happened there! Waited ’til hubby got home from work and did another OPK, then we went and got some from the shop, and did one of those! Two lines! Then I saved the other until this morning, just in case I dreamed it all yesterday, but yes, still two lines!


I went to the GP this morning and I have to go for a blood test in 2 weeks before our next FC appointment, she said if it confirms it then I probably won’t need to go, but I’m going to anyway so I’m still in the system, just in case… She also said not to get too excited as you can get false positives, but 3 in a row?! (Well 5 if you count the OPK’s lol)


Going by my LMP by EDD is 25th March and I am 4 weeks 6 days gone. Can’t wait for our scan though so we can find out more accurately, hate having stupid cycles!


P.S. If you are on my Facebook please don’t say anything until I do.

FC update

So we had our follow up FC appointment on Tuesday (on CD52, with no BFP or AF, had done a test on Monday), thought it was going to be awful with me probably not losing enough weight to satisfy the consultant, but it couldn’t have gone much better!


We were sat waiting for nearly an hour beforehand though, as he didn’t even turn up until 25 mins after our appt. time and there was someone waiting before us! Anyway, she came out of the room crying which really scared me, I thought ‘Oh great!’


While we were waiting I got weighed, I knew I had lost weight but whether it was enough I didn’t know, as he didn’t tell me last time how much I needed to lose. Anyway, another few mins and we went in, he asked how we were, then said ‘You have lost weight’ (like I didn’t know that!) ‘Well done!’ not sure if my mouth dropped open in shock lol. Then he told me my bloods results, that I never OV’d last round of (50mg) clomid. Had a feeling anyway. I told him my CD and he asked if I was sure I wasn’t pg, I said no, but he wanted me to do a test anyway, so I did. BFN. And well I obviously knew that too. So basically he has upped my dosage to 100mg! I still have my other round of 50mg I got before but he said go straight to 100mg, and I have to have more bloods this cycle. And he kept saying well done when we leaving which made me happy after the last appointment when he kept telling me I need to lose some even though I had 😀


And regarding AF, have been having spotting the last few days, just want it to turn up properly now so I can get on with taking my clomid again!





FC tomorrow

Well we have our follow up FC appointment tomorrow, from the last one when we got clomid. That’s the one round done, maybe he thought both rounds would be gone before tomorrow but no! Still no sign of AF… Until this evening, there is a slight, slight bit of spotting. POAS again earlier and it was a BFN so hoping AF does arrive, what a coincidence that would be! 


Feeling slightly nervous that he may not even give us any more, as I don’t know if I have lost enough weight to be in his good books, as he didn”t actually tell me how much he wanted me to lose. He never weighed me at the last appt. though, I haven’t been weighed since our first one in October of last year. I have lost around a stone (14 lbs ish) since then though, so hopefully he will be happy. 

In other news, a couple more people I have discovered are pregnant (some with their 2nd in the time we’ve been trying). It’s just never ending, and I often sit wondering if it will ever be our turn.