Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Kara was pretty funny at the ultrasound. She made the tech look twice to verify that he really was a boy. I think she was kind of in shock, her mommy intuition told her she was going to have a baby girl. Oh well, boys are just as good. And the good news is that everything the tech looked at was normal meaning we have a healthy boy growing in Kara's tummy. Woo hoo.
We will post pictures of the ultrasound soon. Promise.
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
The head is on the right and the legs are on the left. But I think it just looks like a bunny.
Currently I am at Week 16 and on December 14th we will have another ultrasound and find out if its a boy or a girl. For now, the name for a boy is Parker John Gade Hansen and for a girl Kennedy Grace Gade Hansen.
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Monday, September 20, 2010
Our family and friends are very excited as well (and so are the nurses at the doctor's office). Between the failed adoption over the 4th of July and the news of this pregnancy we are relearning just how valuable and caring our friends are here in Wyoming. The support is just amazing and we are so blessed to have all these people in our lives.
We have our next ultrasound on the 14th of October. At that time they will be able to measure the baby. I don't know what else they will do then other than tell us the due date. However, since we know when Kara was impregnated it's pretty easy to determine the due date. It should be either the 8th or 9th of May. This is perfect timing for us due to Kara being a teacher. She will be able to take the last month off from school (thankfully she has that much time saved as long as she doesn't get sick) and then she will have three more months due to summer vacation. That means she will get to spend 4 months with our little one before returning back to work.
We hope everyone is as excited as we are. This has been a very long process. It has been four years since we first began the adoption process. It is a very good feeling knowing that our family will finally be expanding and will include a little one.
Thanks for all the prayers and support! We truly appreciate it. Keep coming back for more updates on the pregnancy.
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Jen is ordering swimmers today. Thanks B772 (whoever you are!)
Tomorrow we have a follicle check and I get a shot in the ass! Yay!
And Saturday and Sunday we "Think Romantic Thoughts" as one of our doctors puts it. :)
Wish us luck (AGAIN!)
Saturday, July 17, 2010
Thursday, July 8, 2010
Saturday, July 3, 2010
If all goes well, our next post will have pictures!
Kara and Jen
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Thanks to everyone that had their fingers crossed for us. It almost worked.
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Side note: Living in Wyoming, the only experience people have with insemination is with cattle. So I've heard lots of stories about inseminating cattle! *rolling eyes*
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Not sure where we are gonig with adoption at this time. We are more than likely going to persue artificial insemination though. Feels like something we have more control over and that's important to us right now.
Thanks to everyone who was keeping us in your thoughts and prayers. It really does mean a lot to us knowing we have so many wonderful people thinking about us and hoping things work out and we have a child in the future.
Thursday, February 4, 2010
Kara and Jen
Friday, January 29, 2010
So cross your fingers, cross your toes, send out good vibes, pray, etc., etc. that this is our baby! We are so excited to become mommies!
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
The insemination was quite the process, but it went very quickly. First we had to wait for the sperm to thaw (never thought I'd say that!). Then it was time for the procedure. Jen (that's me) was the doctor's assistant and got to hold the sperm twice. Yippee or is it yucky? Anyway, the doctor used a small catheter to insert the sperm into Kara's uterus after dilating her cervix. That's when Kara seemed to be in the most pain, during the dilation. After that we were done. We just had to sit with Kara's behind in the air for 20 minutes.
We got back in about a week to have a blood test to make sure Kara did ovulate and then if she doesn't get her next menstrual cycle (everyone keep your fingers crossed and the good vibes coming!) we do a pregnancy test on the 31st.