I know the week is almost over, but a lot has happened this week so I wanted to wait until all of the doctor’s appointments were done before I gave any update. Continue reading “Week 29 Update”
12 Week Update
I know it’s been a long time since I’ve posted but to be honest I’ve simply lost track of time. I am officially at 12 weeks so I have 1 more week until I’m officially in the 2nd trimester! According to my pregnancy apps (I’m using 4) the babies are the size of a lime an apricot, a plum, a toy soldier, or a robo dwarf hamster. I’m not entirely sure all those things are the same size, but they all give about the same inch measurement with the comparison.
We have met with our OB once already 2 weeks ago and have another appointment on Tuesday. Because we are having twins the pregnancy is considered high risk so our OB wants to do extra monitoring with us. We will be getting an ultrasound done every 4 weeks starting on Tuesday to track the twins’s growth and make sure they are on track. His biggest concerns right now are preeclampsia, gestational diabetes, and that one twin doesn’t grow as much as the other. He said that some differences in size is normal since they are siblings but he doesn’t really want to see more than 20% difference in size. Preeclampsia and gestational diabetes are both more common in twin moms because they are caused by hormones and having 2 placentas increases that.
So far the first trimester hasn’t been too bad. I do have to watch my blood sugar more which means I have to make sure I eat at certain times or I start feeling really sick. I haven’t had too much morning sickness which is a huge blessing. Mostly just consistent nausea and only a couple of bouts of throwing up. The last couple of days I have had a lot less nausea so that gives me hope that I won’t be sick throughout the entire pregnancy. The sudden lack of nausea also makes me a bit nervous that something may be wrong even though I know it’s not likely and that at this time it’s normal for the nausea to start abating. I haven’t really had any cravings yet, but I’m sure it’s not far away. I have also started wearing maternity pants already because my normal pants don’t fit anymore.
We are at the point where we are comfortable sharing our latest embryo transfer results. We have actually know the results for a couple of weeks but didn’t want to share any news publicly until we had a chance to get used to the news ourselves and let our families know what happened. Continue reading “Transfer Results”
And Stalling Out Again
I’ve had 4 appointments in the past 4 days. At each appointment I’ve had an ultrasound and we have found that over the past 4 days my follicles have not grown at all. Yesterday and today we did blood tests to check my estrogen and progesterone levels. Continue reading “And Stalling Out Again”
News of the Sad Variety
We are finally ready to reveal our HCG results. As some people may have guessed, the HCG blood tests showed the FET did work. I was pregnant, and anxiously awaiting my 6 week ultrasound that would show how many babies we were expecting.
Day 6 Post Retrieval
We are now at day 6 post retrieval. All of the embryos that are going to reach the blastocyst stage have and have been frozen. Continue reading “Day 6 Post Retrieval”
Day 3 Post Retrieval
I know this post is a bit after when I had said it would be, but something we hadn’t planned for had occurred so I was wanting more information before I posted. As I mentioned on Facebook we had 38 eggs retrieved which is kind of awesome. Continue reading “Day 3 Post Retrieval”
The Test Results Keep Coming In
We have gotten through our appointments this week and have already gotten a good chunk of our results back. Continue reading “The Test Results Keep Coming In”
Well, That Didn’t Work
If you haven’t guessed based on the title of this post, we got a BFN on the pregnancy test following our last IUI. We were really hopeful about this last IUI, but it is apparently not in God’s plan for us to get pregnant through an IUI. Continue reading “Well, That Didn’t Work”
We had yet another appointment with Dr. Amols to try and figure out why I haven’t gotten my period yet. It has basically been about 4 months since my last one, and with a round of birth control (to get rid of that cyst I had a while back) and two rounds of progesterone supplements to try and force my period to start, we have been befuddled as to what exactly was going on. Continue reading “Unexpected News”