Friday, February 21, 2014

Ultrasound And Other Updates

It's been awhile since I wrote a post. Let me catch you up! I won't make you read everything to know that the ultrasound is good news! Now for story time...

First, the two weeks I waited for my ultrasound was the slowest two weeks of my life. It literally feels like it must have been at least a month! I started to get nauseous when I would get hungry, but nothing too bad. Then, a few days in it started getting worse (still nothing compared to some women!) I had to make sure to eat some crackers before getting out of bed and I also had apple juice packs by my bed to have in the morning as well. Doing this seemed to help a lot.

On a Wednesday night I went for a very short walk with my husband and started getting cramps, I thought I might just have to go to the bathroom so I went to do that and the cramping felt worse. More like a burning and I had some brown spotting. It was hardly any blood, but of course I got totally freaked out. I was dizzy and pale and had a good amount of sweat on my brow. I thought for sure I must be miscarrying again. I had some sharp cramps throughout the night but no more bleeding and I felt okay the next day. I pretty much laid on the couch for the next 3 days to make sure I was doing everything I could to keep the baby there! A week passed and everything seemed normal, still queasy, still peeing a lot and no more bleeding.

About a week later I went out to lunch with a friend who was in town from Italy and about an hour into the meeting I started getting some sharp cramps. These felt totally different and I really thought something was wrong so I told my hubby we had to leave. It was about a 30 minute drive home, at which point I ran to the bathroom and there was bright pink blood. And a little stringy tissue looking thing. I really started freaking out, this was it for sure. But it was never a flow, it was just there when I wiped and only lasted maybe half an hour. I decided not to go into the doctor's office since  my ultrasound was only a few days away and even if there was something wrong, they wouldn't be able to do anything for me.

The next few days went by without any bleeding and everything seemed normal but I was still very, very nervous for my ultrasound.

I had my ultrasound yesterday. I had been announcing that it was on Friday so that I could surprise my mom since there is so little opportunity to do this when going through IVF! See the video at the end for her reaction :)

My sweet little blobs <3
The littler one is just in an awkward
position and we couldn't get a very good view of it.
Doc said nothing to worry about. 

We ended up taping the pictures onto each onesie.

Hubby trying to get the pictures to hang the right direction! case it wasn't clear enough, WE'RE HAVING TWINS!!!! One baby's heartbeat was 124bpm and the other is 120bpm, both nice and strong! Next appointment is on the 4th of March!

- Sausha

Monday, February 10, 2014

A Quick Update

Hi there! Just wanted to check in quickly.

Things seem to still be going good with the babe(s), our ultrasound is now only 11 days away, I can hardly wait.

I haven't had a whole lot of symptoms, but here are the few that have occurred:

Still some light cramping here and there. But I have been taking these Chinese pills that my sister recommended (Bao Chan Wu You Fang), right after I started taking them I noticed that the cramping seriously eased up. I wasn't even having bad cramps, occasionally one would be pretty painful, but they were few and far between. Now, I have almost no cramps nearly 100% of the time. Also, I seem to have a lot more energy than last pregnancy. I definitely get tired if I walk around for an extended time and I'm usually ready for bed around 8pm, but I'm not exhausted and I haven't had to take a nap but once this time.

Still hungry about every 4 hours.

I am usually a little bit nauseous in the morning, and when I get hungry. I haven't puked yet though!

Still gassy.

I read on one of my boards that a girl POAS everyday to make sure the line gets darker and stays dark. I thought that was an interesting idea so I did that this morning and my line is definitely darker than last week's and it showed up immediately. It's now darker than the "not pregnant" line (if only one line was there...)

I'm definitely starting to get more excited and less nervous and I'm dying to tell everybody I know that I am pregnant but we are still going to wait until mid-March. Though, maybe I will tell some family before then!

- Sausha

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Beta #2

Beta #2.....drumroll please.....1240! It more than doubled! My nurse says I'm an over-achiever, haha! All the nurses and my doctor are betting it's twins! Our first ultrasound is on the 21st of February, it feels soooo very far away!

- Sausha

Monday, February 3, 2014

Cautiously Enthusiastic

On Friday I decided to test at home but didn't have any tests at home and was going to have my hubby grab some on his way home from work, but I decided to tear apart my bathroom cupboards AGAIN, and BAM!! A test magically appeared right in the front of the cabinet!!!! Seriously, I had looked through everything like 3 times and now one peaks out from behind my hairspray bottle...

I look over the package and see that the expiration date is January 2014, I decide to use it anyway, after all it was the last day in January so it was still good...right? With my heart pumping I do the pee on a stick dance and wait about two minutes. No second line. In the trash goes the test, along with my optimism. I was definitely bummed (obviously) but I kept telling myself it was because the test expired so it wasn't working properly.  So I hopped on Google to see what people are saying about expired tests and I find that really, mine should have been good still. Next, I go to the website where I bought the tests and after reading a bit I see that it says that you will see results in 5 minutes!! 5!!! Well, I only waited maybe 2 minutes....back to the trash I go! I dig out the test strip and there's a second line!! I am pregnant!!!! Then I got a new test that night and it also came out positive!!

Today was my blood test and the doc's office, which also came back positive.

BETA #1 - 467

BETA #2 will be done on Wednesday!

So I remain cautiously optimistic that this pregnancy will stick! I'm not really going to announce to my extended family and friends until March or April, just to ensure nothing goes wrong.

Symptoms I've had the last 10 days:

Peeing a TON! I didn't really think that that was supposed to start until later in the pregnancy but it's definitely happening! I get up a minimum of 3 times a night.

Slightly upset stomach when I get hungry and when I go to bed. Again, I thought that was a few weeks later in the pregnancy.

Hungry every 3-4 hours.

Been getting tired early in the evening, like around 7pm.

I tried eating applesauce a few days ago and it tasted so SOUR to me but my mom assured me it tasted normal...

Didn't get my period (DUH!)

I didn't have much cramping this time until maybe 3 or 4 days ago, they have been pretty mild for the most part with a few sharp pains here and there. Oh, if I try to hold my pee in at all past the point of realizing I need to go, I get pretty bad cramps.

I've been gassy (super attractive!)

My temp was elevated the one time I tested it. 99.4

I fluctuate from being cold to sweating from heat constantly.

Just some fun things I thought I'd share!

Oh, and this time around I didn't get Implantation Bleeding.

- Sausha