Monday, January 30, 2012

ug! I dont feel so good

So my morning sickness hit an all time high over this past week.  It has been occurring at any time of the day but up until now its been fairly easy to rid myself of the nausea.  Like I said up until NOW!  I have been sick as a dog, not actually throwing up, thank goodness, but in a constant state of nausea.  It has been a trial for me to even do the smallest things and I had to force myself to go buy groceries Sunday.  Oh what fun :(  a packed grocery store and me who just the sight of the food makes my stomach turn.  Needless to say I avoided the seafood department like the plague!  So if anyone has any remedies for morning sickness they want to share please feel free.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Last OB appointment

So we went to the OB on Wednesday and I got to actually listen to the baby heartbeats for the first time.  It was AMAZING!!!!!  The babies have already gotten so much bigger and they tech told me that the next sonogram I get in 4 weeks they will actually look like miniature babies and no longer blobs.  I did find out from the doc that the reason I got so big so quickly is that my body is shifting its organs now to get ready for when they get bigger so that mass is mostly organs and trapped gas.  She said that I might not change size for a while because I will just begin to "fill" in that space.

Monday, January 23, 2012

7.5 weeks and growing!

Like I said my pants are not fitting anymore for the most part and you can see why now :)  I am getting big fast.  My shirts still fit for the most part since they are fitted around the breasts but loose in the tummy area so those can still be worn a while longer.  I found a pair of maternity jeans on clearance at Target yesterday so I picked those up and mom is sending me a couple of pair she found in Gadsden.  So adding those to my wardrobe and considering I dont go out much since I am working from home I should be in good shape for a little while.  I really think most of weight is just fluid retention because I have only gained 1-2 lbs so far.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Two Itty Bitty heartbeats!

 Both Babies
 Baby 1
Baby 2

It was really amazing!!  We are definitely having twins and seeing the two small little flutters of their beating hearts was wonderful!  Everyone in the office was elated and that marks my official last visit to the IVF clinic. I did ask them about donating meds and they have a program for that which makes me very happy.  I happen to have some gonal that was never opened and I told the girls that I was fortunate enough to have insurance and would want to help someone else who doesnt and they told me to wait until about halfway through and just come in and drop it off.  The women there were so helpful and I could not have asked for better people in helping us through the process.  I go see the OB on the 25th and I will be posting more then.  My due date is September 5th and I am exactly 6 weeks along according to the doctors.  My pants are already fitting too snug for comfort and I picked up a belly band so I can undo my pants and not feel bad :)  I can already tell I am going to be HUGE!  

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Sooooo sleepy!

I have to say being pregnant is making me sooooo sleepy.  The other day I got up at 10 took a nap from 12-2 went back to bed at 10 and slept until 11 the next morning.  And even getting all this sleep I wake up still tired, I am fatigued all day and no matter how much sleep I get I am still sleepy.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

More bloodwork and a date for the sonogram

So today my HCG levels was 4882 up from 2384 and I have my first ultra sound to listen for the heartbeat on January 13th at 11.  They will be able to tell me for certain whether it is indeed twins.  The nurse did tell she was surprised by how high my levels were and thinks it may be twins but we will know for certain soon enough.  I'm kind of getting used to the idea of twins.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Change of meds

So the IVF nurses told me I needed to get my meds changed and unfortunately my Ob appointment is not until the 25th and they said it needed to happen sooner than that.  I gave my doc a call in Seattle since I have not established myself as a patient with a primary care here (the doctor I visited once will NOT be my primary, when I asked to have my meds changed for pregnancy when I visited her she wanted to send me to shrink, which is ok for the depression meds but to change my acid reflux AND restless legs, she wouldnt change anything, she was lazy and wanted to pass the buck) I spoke with my old doc and she called me late last night and has updated my meds.  I am completely off the restless legs meds since all of the meds for that are class c or d and can cause embryo loss.  I told her I would rather be a little more sleepless than lose the baby.  She is tapering me off the effexor and by the time I see the Ob should be ready for whatever they recommend in its place.  My trazodone is staying the same, she said I am on such a low dosage that I will be fine and she doesnt want to take away my sleep aid since I am coming off the restless legs as well.  I go back on Thursday for more blood work and will be posting my new levels later that day.  I am already browsing online and picking out baby furniture.  I have cribs picked out from Ikea but need to wait to see how many and the sex before I decide with one and I am still trying to decide on a changing table/dresser option.  I've picked a rocking chair out already too :)  I am so excited!!!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

The latest tests

So we went to the hospital on Sunday and Mom ran the tests.  My HCG was 842 and today's HCG level was 2389.  The levels are supposed to double every 72 hours but even though this was only 48 hours later and triple it still falls within the normal ranges.  I should be able to know whether it is twins for sure in 2 to 3 weeks for sure.  No one in the IVF center's office wants to make a guess just based off of my HCG so I have to wait for the official word when they do the ultrasound  in a few weeks.  I'm feeling twins though :P

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Its a baby

So it was positive!!!!!!!!!  More to follow

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