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Monday, July 21, 2014

i'm officially PUPO!!!!


i've always hated that expression but i see why it exists.
PUPO (pregnant until proven otherwise). it exists because as an infertile, you gotta take what you can get. and by golly, if you have a live embryo transferred into your uterus. you ARE pregnant….until proven otherwise. not "in limbo until proven pregnant". that would suck.

SDFC doesn't recommend bed rest after a transfer. they basically said to go about my daily activities on the day of the transfer and days following. doctor just doesn't want me lifting more than 20 lbs.

so what did i do post-transfer to celebrate my first day of being PUPO?

1. dine at my favorite restaurant. 
i had some delicious watermelon lemonade, scrumptious salads and chia seed pudding. 
healthy, yummy fuel for my baby.



2. go shopping for baby sunshine. 
my mom and i found a baby boutique in hillcrest called style child. we allowed ourselves two little gifts to commemorate transfer day. a onesie that was too perfect to pass up and cute book about california. oh ya…and that is me pushing out my bloated hormonal stomach pretending like i have a baby bump. 



3. brainstorm baby names. 
one of the added benefits of doing PGS at SDFC is that they disclose the sex of your embryos if you want to know. i'm not going to share the gender of this embryo just yet (i'll save that for another post). but since we know, my mom and i laid around looking at baby name websites. we jotted down some faves for consideration by A.

i've never felt this much hope before. it surges through my heart and soul. the feeling i have now is love. i already love this embryo. it feels like i'm already carrying my baby and it is a part of me.

i believe in this baby.
i can't even curb my enthusiasm and faith. 
baby sunshine, please be here to stay. 


83 comments:

Ashley Sanderson said...

I pray your sunshine is here to stay too! I feel super positive for you as well! Keep those vibes going and go eat some pineapple ;) I've heard it helps with implantation! I ate a whole pineapple in 5 days during my 2 week wait after IVF. Soak up your PUPO. It's such an amazing feeling knowing your baby is inside of you RIGHT now! :)

Dream Chase said...

When is beta day so you can be P without the UPO? Great day after transfer, c'mon sunshine!! Stick baby stick!! Prayers!!!

Crystal marie said...

❤️

Little Misadventures said...

Oh my gosh, eeeeep! So excited for y'all! I hope my fingers and toes crossed for you!

JoJo said...

Aww. I can hear the excitement in ur voice. I love it!! Yes baby sunshine please be here to stay for the next 9 months!!

Mrs Green Grass said...

Jessah, I'm so excited and hopeful for you!!! And I also LOVE True Food Kitchen!

Holly said...

Oh wow, so exciting! I am still so impressed they can tell genders on embryos!! Amazing. Congrats on PUPO, you have some serious fans rooting for you from Vancouver, WA <3

waiting and wishing said...

Love!!!!!

SmallTownFamily said...

PUPO is a great place to be!!

Perfectly Jenn said...

Praying for you and this sunshine baby!

Northern Star said...

I am so hopeful for you and baby sunshine! Very excited for you Jessah!

Sausha said...

Sooo exciting! :D

Lisamarie said...

Oh my gosh. Amazing!! Did you get to pick the gender? I bet its a boy! Praying praying praying for you!!!!

ADSchill said...

You are a beautiful pregnant lady. And you will be a beautiful and loving mother. I know it. I won't think beyond Sunshine right now because I am positive you transferred a strong and healthy embie. You deserve this happiness, should it be temporary (not likely) or forever.
MissConception

Lanie said...

The day after transfer looked like perfection! So great you have these special things and photos to share with baby sunshine while you were waiting.

I hate PUPO too! Lol, and I know I used it. But it's the perfect description! You have to believe you are! You just have to!

Laura Rahel said...

YES! I am so in love with this period of time for you! So happy for you, friend!

Tami said...

Yay!! We are rooting for you!! Congrats! No one deserves it more!!

Endo_Life said...

�� I remember feeling the exaxct same way. Loving them straight away! And looking for baby names straight away such an exciting time and long may it continue xxx

Katie said...

So exciting!!!! I'm so glad you have a good feeling. :)

Gypsy Mama said...

I was never big on the expression PUPO until I was! I'm so glad you are soaking it all in, congratulations girlfriend :)

Aubrey said...

I live everything about this post! Thinking of you, Mama!!

Aubrey said...

**LOVE! Not live! ;)

Brittnie said...

Congrats and praying!!

Infertile625 said...

I love this post more than I can say!! I love seeing you so happy my friend! You deserve this happiness and more! My fingers are crossed!

Elena Ridley said...

So amazing! So happy for you!!

Hope said...

I prefer to think of PUPO as pregnant UNLESS proven otherwise! :) Glad to hear that you're enjoying and celebrating this time.

Krystal Sullivan said...

When I posted that I was PUPO, someone told me that it was pregnant UNLESS proven otherwise rather than pregnant UNTIL proven otherwise. What a big difference that makes, right? Best of luck :)

Susan said...

Sharing your joy and hope with you!!!

Amanda said...

Oh wow, Jessah this is all SO huge! I can just feel the hope and love radiating from you! Hoping with you that baby sunshine is here to stay!

RunCC37 said...

I am crying reading this post! It's so beautiful! Congratulations on being PUPO! The sun is shining over here on the east coast. I'm taking it as a great sign for you!!

Missy said...

I can't even begin to express just how happy I am for you, Jessah! Will definitely keep you and baby in my prayers! Xo

Erika said...

Oh yaaay!! I'm so happy for your optimism and positivity!! And how exciting that you already know the sex!!!!

Katie @ Loverly She said...

Love and prayers to Baby Sunshine xx

Always Maylee said...

Oh my goodness I am sooo excited and hopeful for you! Come on baby sunshine! :)

xo, Yi-chia

Amie said...

Aw I love this!!! I think that is wonderful to buy a few things and be so hopeful, I think attitude makes a big difference :) I am so excited for you!

Caroline said...

Love this post! Love your desire to eat clean, love that you went shopping and love that you are talking about names!! Talk about walking by FAITH!!!! <3

Mrs. Kee said...

Oh I'm so happy for you! I love this post!

The Granberrys said...

My heart is filled with joy reading this! Praying s/he gets comfy cozy in there for the next 9 months!

Morgan Brooks said...

Yes, yes, yes! Love this!

shay said...

i don't know if the pineapple core really works or not, but throw that into the diet in the next few days, can't hurt! :)

Also, that onesie is adorable! I really really hope this works for you!

When do you find out? Are you going to test ahead of time?

Non Sequitur Chica said...

Come on Baby Sunshine!!

Mrs B. said...

Oh my hun I am praying like crazy for you guys x

Isabelle said...

Yay!! Hoping and dreaming with you!

Just T said...

This just fills my heart with so much joy. I loved seeing you make a baby purchase and allowing yourself to enjoy the moment!

Girl with a plan said...

They told you the gender! Oh my goodness! I wish they would have told me mine! I can't wait to hear ❤️ I just know this is finally your time! Xoxo

Amanda said...

amazing. My clinic tells you the gender as soon as you want as well. I waited until i saw the heartbeat but then couldnt wait any longer. I feel like its a special privilege that infertiles earn. I actually got one special thing that normal people dont (and you did too!). I'm 10w4d now. Congrats on being PUPO!!

Jenn @ West Sac Honey said...

So so so so excited and happy for you! Hooray PUPO!

Emily said...

Love every bit of this post! yay!!

Lisa {Amateur Nester} said...

Fingers crossed for you, girl!!

Erica said...

Your joy and hope is really beautiful. I will be crossing everything that this time is it and that you are on your way to a happy, healthy, blissful pregnancy!

The Bird said...

This post has me smiling a HUGE smile :) Love to you and that little baby <3

conceptionallychallenged said...

You look adorable with your little bump! And how amazing that you already went shopping - although that piece really was impossible to pass. Fingers and toes crossed!

The Run Away Stork said...

Love this post! Love everything about it. I am so glad that you are feeling so positive and hopeful. I have such a great feeling about this cycle for you. Keep up the positivity- I'll be praying for you everyday sweet girl!

Kelly (leattc) said...

Girl, you deserve to bask in the joy of PUPO! I'm really glad I let myself bask in the joy after our first transfer. I never thought about the "what if's" and even though we lost it early, I wouldn't trade those 2 weeks for anything!

A Few Good Eggs said...

Oh, I am sending so many positive thoughts your way and love to read that you seem to be incredibly positive. Good for you! Your post-transfer day sounds wonderful and I can't wait to read another update.

Court @ Sweet Home Alabamian said...

HUGE PRAISE!!!!!!!!!!!! YAY!!!!!!!!! SO SO HAPPY. BEST NEWS ALL WEEK, HECK MONTH!! ps. THE PREGO PIC IS THE BEST!!!!

Whitney B. said...

This makes me SO happy! That onesie is precious. You like beautiful!! Nice choice for food too, I'm sure the baby gobbled it up :)

K said...

<3 Love love love this!

Elisha Kearns said...

You seriously had me grinning from ear to ear as I read your post! I am so happy for you and YOU ARE PREGNANT! EEK! So exciting! xo

waitingforbabybird.com

Twinkie said...

Congrats! Fingers crossed that your little one is getting comfy for a 9 month stay. :)

Ashley @ Life on the Parsons Farm said...

I can't even tell you how much I love seeing this post title on your blog!!! So looking forward to this journey of yours and praying so hard for you guys!!!!

Jennifer T said...

I love all the things you did after your transfer... That baby bump looks great on you btw!! Thinking and praying for you!

Aly @ Breathe Gently said...

I am keeping EVERYTHING crossed!

And for what it's worth, we don't do bed rest after transfers either. Straight up and out afterwards, and normal life. xx

Katie said...

Sending all my good vibes your way! So happy for you & this journey! Thanks so much for sharing it--it's an inspiration and comfort for the infertility world!

Allison @ Texas Mrs. said...

PUPO is the best way to be thinking. I have a feeling this is your month!!! How could it not be???? P.S. I love that cute little book. We have one that says Texas on it!!! BABY DUST IS COMING YOUR WAY!!!!!!

Weylin said...

Thinking of you. This 14 year old girl I met over the weekend says it better. http://youtu.be/wafcUkiGicw

Jana said...

I'm so happy and excited for you! I will pray that this baby becomes fully yours in 9 months!

rainbeforerainbow said...

Such a happy post. I'm so excited and very hopeful for you. Love the baby purchases too! :)

holly said...

Fingers crossed for a sticky babe that will get to enjoy all the adorable gifts you picked up!!

Her Royal Fabulousness said...

Congratulations! Enjoy the PUPOness!

Ashley said...

I am so happy for you!

Leanne said...

I am so extremely excited for you girlie!! I"m praying for you.

xoxo

futureMom said...

So excited for you, Jessah!

Kari B. said...

This post is filled with so much hope and joy! It makes me smile! I'm so excited for you and cannot wait to see how this beautiful journey unfolds for you! Praying your little one is nice and cozy for the 9 month ride!

acoursetothefinishline said...

LOVE!!!!!

Shari Carvajal said...

#pupo i love that.. sticky baby dust!!! im new to the blog world follow me <3

Melissa Long said...

New to your blog but I wish you the best of luck! I hope Little Baby Sunshine is here to stay!

Valentina said...

Hello Jessah , I'm from Italy and I have been a silent reader so far but today I can't help to tell you all my joy for this wonderful news!! all the best for you and little baby sunshine!

Sunflower said...

So excited for you! I really feel little sunshine (love that nickname) is here to stay!

Oh and my clinic did not recommend bed rest either, they say moving around gets the blood flowing to the uterus.

JenS said...

I love this post. I love that you are feeling so hopeful. Thinking of you and Sunshine and waiting for the post where you are just "P" without the "UPO" ;)

JR A said...

I just came across your blog and am excited to follow along. I just transferred on the 18th but I am a surrogate. I will be thinking if you on beta day and beyond!

Anonymous said...

"PUPO" is so cool!! I always hated it when it was just another "negative" at the end of the 2 weeks... Like those embryos never existed... Like I wasn't even the tiniest bit pregnant... Like it didn't matter at all... Love your blog!! Keep it up!! Greetings from Germany!! (Still waiting for my miracle baby...)

Janna Renee said...

PUPO...that's cute. I love the pic of you poking your belly out. Too cute!

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