18/19 Weeks!!!

18 Weeks- I started to feel her “flutters” but I called them tickles because it feels more like if you are being tickled from the inside of your belly. I know some people say it feels like passing gas but in my own experience it’s more of a tickle. So when I feel her, I tell Princess E that’s she’s tickling me a lot lol. I finally got to see her as well at “A New Image Baby” and let me tell you she’s so active!! A big Thank You to “A New Image Baby” for catching these photos and the video of the entire ultrasound πŸ‘ΆπŸ»πŸŒΈ

19 Weeks- So believe it or not I’m still having morning sickness!!! The dr finally gave me a prescription for Zofran since I’m diabetic they need to try to control my vomiting and nausea because if they don’t then my blood sugars will continue to spike and that’s not good for our growing princess. But overall my diabetes number range that the high risk dr is looking for has been AMAZING!!! I’m really proud of myself because I’ve kept everything on a schedule and it’s working perfect for me. I’m now started to feel her a lot more especially in the mornings but sometimes in the afternoon. I love it tho. My hubby is dying to feel her but her tickles/kicks/punches isn’t hard enough for him to feel.

20 Weeks- My appt is Thursday April 12th for her anatomy scan. I can’t wait!!!

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Weekly Belly Photos

I wanted to shared a few of my photos since the minute they told us they found a baby with a heart beat. We love you princess E!!!! And just a little update, I’m starting to feel the “flutters” just slightly and I usually know where she’s at. Hubby ended up getting a baby Doppler and we heard her heart beat last night. We found her pretty quick because now I’m noticing that I get uncomfortable at a certain area and when I told hubby “I think she’s here” he checked with the baby Doppler and we found her. We can’t wait to see her next week at “A New Baby Image”.

ENJOY!! πŸ‘£πŸŒΈπŸ‘ΆπŸ»πŸ’—πŸ€°πŸ»πŸŽ€

15 Weeks Scan & High Risk Dr.

We are so excited and I just can’t believe this is really happening to us. We are still over the moon. At 15 weeks we got to see our princess with the high risk doctor. I’m seeing the high risk doctor because of my diabetes but other than that I’m healthy. They did a Level 1 ultrasound which is an anatomy scan of the baby, which everything went perfect again. We got to meet my high risk doctor and the diabetes educators that will be monitoring me closely. I’m actually doing well with my health and my diabetes. No major changes so far but here and there I have morning sickness.

So I got the “Quad Screen” testing:

The quad screen is done to evaluate your chance of carrying a baby who has any of the following conditions:

β€’ Down syndrome (trisomy 21). Down syndrome is a chromosomal disorder that causes lifelong intellectual disability and developmental delays and, in some people, health problems.

β€’ Trisomy 18. This is a chromosomal disorder that causes severe developmental delays and anatomic abnormalities. Trisomy 18 is often fatal by age 1.

β€’ Spina bifida. Spina bifida is a serious birth defect that occurs when a portion of the neural tube fails to develop or close properly, causing defects in the spinal cord and in the bones of the spine.

β€’ Anencephaly. Anencephaly is a serious birth defect in the closure of the neural tube, resulting in an underdeveloped brain and an incomplete skull.

The nurse called me today at 3pm and told us that our baby girl is perfectly. I felt so nervous when she called me because I missed her call. But I feel so much as ease knowing she doing fine. But here is a picture of Princess E πŸ’—πŸŽ€πŸŒΈ

Our next appointment is a follow up on Monday March 19 with my OBGYN. I get to see my baby girl March 31 at A New Image Baby. And then I go back to the high risk doctor for my 20 week scan on April 13.

Our princess is due August 29, 2018

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A little update since my 12 week scan..

πŸ‘ΆπŸ»πŸ€°πŸ»13 weeks- We still haven’t seen the baby but I was getting all my paperwork and bloodwork to get the clear to see my high risk doctor (only because I’m diabetic). I did go to my OB history and they said all my results came back perfect. So far nothing to worry about.

πŸ‘ΆπŸ»πŸ€°πŸ»14 weeks- Let start off by saying we got a surprise of a lifetime again lol. So we did some photos and got a video shot of our gender reveal we did for our friends and family by A New Image Baby. And our baby was SUPER active so I already know I won’t be getting much sleep when I start feeling the baby. And if any of my followers are in the Orlando, FL area you guys should check them out. They have the most amazing staff and super patience.

Anewimagebaby.com

Below you will see our amazing photos we got and btw they chose our story to follow so you can also follow them on Facebook and Instagram to continue following our story. We are beyond grateful!!

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πŸ‘£πŸ‘ΆπŸ»πŸ€°πŸ» Baby Cardenas!!!

12 Week scan & Announcement

We had our 12 week scan of the baby. My medical records were still not in the system (they finally received them that morning after waiting a little over a week but that’s another story I will be discussing with the doctor on Tuesday). But the doctor did put in the info I gave him

LMP: 11/22/17

EDD: 8/29/18

So we went by day on our appointment. We went on and started the ultrasound. I believe the baby was sleeping at first because the baby wasn’t moving at all. But of course the tech looked at the heart rate and it was 169. She said it looks beautiful. After a little while the baby starting moving like crazy. The baby was so crawled up at first that the tech was saying it may be hard to get the measurement they need. Then as the baby was moving the baby finally stretched!! It was so beautiful to see how active the baby was. I was measuring 11 weeks and 5 days, so the tech said that the doctor usually likes the baby to be measuring right at 12 weeks or a little after but the doctor will make the decision if he needs to do another one. We have our OB History on Tuesday 2/20/18. I’ll keep everyone updated.

Here’s Baby Cardenas!!

We ended up using this picture:

Hubby posted the announcement. A message from hubby:

Daisy and I would like to announce that we are getting a new addition. We have been trying for almost three years and finally decided to go through IVF. For those who don’t know what IVF is…it’s a fertility treatment. The road was bumpy, full of stress financially and mentally. We had good days and also many disappointments. We were told multiple times it wasn’t working but my beautiful wife wouldn’t give up on us and put her body through soo much and I am very grateful to her. I was soo scared to announce because of so many bad news we received through this process but I finally feel more at ease. Daisy blogged our entire journey if you want to follow it and understand it. https://babycardenasblog.wordpress.com/ it’s full of ups and downs but we hope it will help other people with fertility issues. We can’t wait for our little one.

Happy Valentine’s Day! ❀️

My coworker made me this arrangement as well:

OBGYN appointment

We finally got the clear to go and see our OBGYN. We went last Tuesday 2/6/18. I was a little upset when I went there but not with my doctor it was with the nurses. So before my appointment I asked them if they need my records from the Fertility dr and they said it’s not necessary well my friends that’s not true. I got there and the nurse that was getting all my information in the room asked me if I had peed in the cup. I said yes and then she said I think we threw it out. Then I went on and telling her that it’s already confirm and that we did IVF. She then asked me if I got my record sent over. I said no because they said it’s not necessary well at least it wasn’t an unproductive visit. Since I haven’t gotten a Pap smear they were going to be that out of the way. I get to have my 12 week scan on Wednesday 2/14/18. I get to see my Valentine!!! ❀️❀️

Btw I’ve been having a lot of morning sickness that last all day 😞 leading up to 3 days ago, it fully stopped lol. But my boobs are hurting me like crazy and let me not even mention how itchy they have been too. Lol πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

So I need everyone’s help!!! We are going to do our announcement this week but we don’t know which one we like more. Btw we are Disney fans.

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10 Weeks & Graduation

Today was just an amazing day. It couldn’t have been better.

Today was graduation day if everything went well. We had our appointment at 8:30am this morning and we waited a little longer than normal and I started to get anxious. I was extremely nervous because it’s been since 1/19/18 when we last saw the baby. The doctor finally comes in and he asked me when was the last time I had an ultrasound and how did it measure. (BTW you will hear how my appointment went later on). I told him that we came like a week and a half ago and I was measuring about 7 weeks and 2 days. Then the doctor said let’s see how the baby is growing.

We graduated!!! Our first OBGYN appointment will be Feb. 6. This has been a long journey and we now feel more excited than before.

Hope you guys enjoy this video!! πŸ’™πŸ’œ

Baby Cardenas- 10 weeks