Baby A is much more visible in this pic. She is such a ham!!
Babies had hearbeats of 97 & 99 beats per minute. Those are great rates for them being so young. When I saw those two little hearbeats I started crying tears of joy. I am so excited and speechless. I think that seeing the hearbeats is what made this a reality for me. I have been blessed beyond belief. God is amazing in the miracles he grants me.
Next ultrasound isnt for a couple weeks.
In this pic you can just barely see baby B on the left..this was the best pic they could get of him because every time I took a breath, we couldn’t see it anymore. We can’t see baby A in this pic, but she is there in the close up shot.
Let me tell you, drinking 36 ounces of water and holding your urine for 30 minutes would be hard on me even if I were not pregnant. My bladder is the size of a peanut. So you could imagine the pain I was in by the time I got to the office. I knew at 4weeks6days they wouldn’t be able to see anything on the external ultrasound. However, they did need to take measurements of my uterus that way. After that I was nearly busting at the seams, so the tech let me run to the ladies room before the vaginal ultrasound. Thank God!!
As soon as the screen came on the tech said right away that she saw at least two, maybe three sacs. After a bit of prodding, she found two perfectly round little sacs, both measuring the exact date of gestation. TWINS!!!! There were no heartbeats yet, but that is to be expected this early. I will be having another ultrasound either next Monday, or the Monday following Thanksgiving. I think I would rather wait until I are sure we can see those little fluttering hearts.
Needless to say, I was shocked that it was actually two. Of course I had hoped, prayed and even had really good feelings there were two. But it seemed a little selfish to hope for two. One was what I had originally figured would take, but when I got that positive pregnancy test so early, I was sure there were more than one in there.
I am so excited I can’t even see straight! I have a hard time concentrating at work. Now instead of thinking of one or two name combinations, I am thinking of four. I will find myself in the middle of a project at work and get totally sidetracked looking at double strollers, or articles about twins. Maybe its the excitement, or maybe its the pregnancy brain, but either way I can’t focus on anything for long, and I LOVE it!
Got my 2nd beta number in today. 342 at 9dp6dt…..the numbers are increasing right on schedule.
However, my progesterone level is only a 4.9 and I have had some cramping and spotting and it was scaring the crap out of me.
Last night, after several nasty phone calls to my new doctor office they finally let me speak to a nurse. The receptionists didn’t want to let me talk to anyone since my first initial new patient appointment isn’t until Monday. I tried explaining that my babies might not have till Monday, but she was fighting me tooth and nail. I finally got through to a nurse and she put me through to the doctor on call. That doc recommended I double up my dose of progesterone and see a doc in the morning. I took the increased dose and the cramping stopped within 15 minutes and neither cramping or spotting have returned!
Today I saw the doc. He explained that since my HCG levels are doubling, that the progesterone wasn’t a huge concern. He said that sometimes progesterone suppositories are difficult to detect in a blood test. He said to continue with the increased dose and to really just monitor how I feel. On the upside, he scheduled me another beta tomorrow and an ultrasound on Tuesday. Yay!
It is so hard to walk the line between excitement and fear. I am really trying hard to give it over to God and just trust that he has a plan for me.
This first pic is 3dp6dt. It is so light I at first thought I was hallucinating, but the weird shadow was undeniable that there was something there. The test the next morning (9 hrs later) proved it!
The pic above is 4dp6dt with only a 2 hour urine hold!!
And it begins….
1dp6dt = 1 Day Past 6 Day Transfer= The embryos were 6 days old at transfer, and its been one day since they were placed in my uterus.(For those of you new to the lingo)
1dp6dt: Slight cramping, pretty mild but still can feel it.
2dp6dt: Slight cramping, pinching feeling in lower right side of tummy.
3dp6dt: Nausea, can’t eat dinner. The smell of cigarettes outside makes my stomach lurch. Boobies are KILLING me. Flew back to the US and so at 3.5dp6dt I caved in and took the HPT that reprofit gave me. I see a slight shadow.
4dp6dt: Got a definite positive on a First Response Early Response. I am blown away. Nausea is worse, still have the cramping and super tired. Bloody mucas when I blow my nose and bleeding gums when brushing teeth.
5dp6dt: Took another hpt. BFP! Even darker. Nasuea, really sore boobies and tired. Feeling gassy and bloated. Backache.
6dp6dt: Another hpt. Even darker than yesterday, almost as dark as the control line! Nausea, sore bb, tired, bloated, backache, some dark brown spotting.
7dp6dt: Beta 166! I am amazed at how fast that came back and at how high the number is! Hoping its twins?!?! Sore bb, nausea, tired backache and metal taste in mouth. Tastes like I am sucking on a penny. Ew! A little bit of pink spotting on my toilet paper twice, but none on pantyliner. It scared me half to death. Came home from work, ate dinner and fell asleep in my chair.
8dp6dt: No more spotting! Boobies are sore but not quite as bad as the past few days. Tired, metal taste in mouth, still light cramping.
9dp6dt: Second Beta drawn today. Won’t get results for two days. Super tired and nausea. Came home from work early to rest. Headache, sore boobies.
Old Town Prague
Reprofit from street (across from where the tram dropped me off)