Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Ready to find out what those babies are?????

It's a BOY


another BOY!!

Our Level II U/S went great today! The U/S Tech & the Peri said that things couldn't look better. The boy's look great & my cervix is nice & long. The Peri said she doesn't need to see me anymore, that my regular OB can handle things from now on being that she doesn't see one problem & doesn't consider me high risk. She said the radiology department at my OB's office with handle all of the growth U/S's from now on, but she will always be there if something should come up. We got a ton of great pictures, so as soon as I can figure out how to make the scanned pictures look good I will post them. I will post more details on the U/S tomorrow, but for now I have to get to work!!

Have a great day!!!

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Still trucking along, 16 weeks, 2 days.

I haven't had much to blog about lately, sorry! Things are still going well with the pregnancy, I had a heartone check (heartrates were 140 & 155) last Monday at 15 weeks & I have another one today, so those are helping to keep me sane! At the appointment last Monday I was measuring at 20 weeks, she said that's about right for a twin pregnancy. I met with my OB & he scheduled my level II U/S with the Peri for Feb 27th, so looking forward to that. He said that the Perinatal Specialist would be doing all of my U/S's & that he would check on me about every 2 weeks. I am very thankful to have such caring Nurses at the Clinic I go to & that they are willing to see me so often for my mental health. I am coming up on the time that I miscarried in my last pregnancy & have been feeling really anxious, even though I know this pregnancy is a completely different ballgame. I have been talking more about the pregnancy with friends & starting to actually think I have a chance at this.
Other than that, nothing new. I'll keep you posted on any new developements! If you are the praying sort, please pray that things continue to go well & that I can enjoy this pregnancy & keep my nerves in check!

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

12 weeks - 2 days!

Not much new to report. My last Dr's appointment was on New Year's Eve & the NP tried to listen to the heartbeats with the Doppler, but had trouble finding them, saw the look of terror on my face & brought in the U/S machine. The babies were fine, moving all around with strong heartbeats, she thought maybe the placentas were in front, but said the OB would try again at my next appointment on the 15th. I'm still nervous, I keep telling myself after my next appointment I will feel better, I feel great for a few days, then the worry starts to creep in again. My bosses are interviewing candidates for my job, so that the new person can shadow me for a few months before I go on leave & that makes me nervous too. I keep thinking what if something happens again, I won't have any babies or a job. My Husband keeps telling me to relax, everything will be fine. I sure hope he's right! Hang in there babies.
Took my last PIO shot last night & am done with the Estrace & baby aspirin. The Nurse told me, "you are on your own kiddo"! Holy Crap, this might actually work out.

Friday, December 21, 2007

9 weeks, 5 days-Merry Christmas!

I had my final U/S with Dr. L at the Fertility Clinic last Friday. Things are still looking good, the babies were swimming away & their heartbeats were excellent according the U/S Tech & Dr. L. I asked her when I can stop being nervous & she said, "when they go off to College". Great, that's helpful! :)
She said to be sure & let my OB know that I am high risk considering my height of 4'11, she said shorter people with little feet have a higher chance of preterm labor. I am now down to 1 Estrace per day & still on 1cc of Progesterone, I had another blood draw this morning, the nurse should call me this afternoon to let me know if anything should change.
I kind of had a little meltdown yesterday & was crying all morning uncontrollably, I don't know what my problem was. I called my NP & she said to just come in & she would do a quick check on the babies to make sure they were O.K. & they were. Two more weeks & I will be at 12 weeks, yahoo! It can't come fast enough!!!

Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

OB Appointment, 8 wks-2 days!

Hi All! Sorry for not posting in so long, but I have been so nervous & talking about the pregnancy makes me even more nervous....I am scared.
Today I had my first appointment with the OB, well really the Nurse Practitioner. They are the same ones from last time, so they know my history & everything, which is really comforting. When the NP came in, she said, "I'm so glad to see you are back here again, how are you doing"? I started bawling of course & babbling on about how nervous I was. She said she would just do a quick U/S to make me feel better. They have a portable Vaginal one that they can just pop into the rooms with now, how awesome is that? Well both babies hearts were still beating away & it looks like they have alien heads & arm paddles now. She said things look great & the heartbeats were very strong. She said if she has to hold my hand through this whole pregnancy she will & we can do an U/S anytime I want. She said they will do a scheduled one at 12 weeks, 16 weeks & they will send me to the Perinatal Specialist for the 20 week one because of twins & what happened with my previous pregnancy. I will see her again in 2 weeks & finally my OB in 4 weeks. I see Dr. L one last time for an U/S this Friday at the Fertility Clinic.
On the symptom front, I don't have any morning sickness, I was feeling a little nauseous until they reduced my E*strace down to 2 pills per day, now nothing. That's partly why I have been so nervous, but my NP said about 20 percent of women just don't get MS. I have been really tired though & my back aches on & off, other than that nada. The NP said my uterus is already measuring at 10 weeks. She also said the chances of me losing a twin at this point are slim due to their growth & heart rates.

I need to relax & quit being so psychotic. Things are good right now, thank God.

Friday, November 30, 2007

Are you ready for the U/S results?

It's twins!!!!!
All looks good, 2 sacs, two perfect embryos & two beating hearts. The Dr. said things couldn't look better, she kept saying "look at those strong heartbeats". She said to not have deja vu about last time, things look awesome! I have normal size sacs people, normal!!!!! Whooo! I'm released to OB now, but she said to call anytime I want an U/S & they will still doing blood draws.

I couldn't ask for anything better!!!

Friday, November 16, 2007

2nd Beta.....

Beta today was 1442, whoooooo!! U/S is scheduled for Nov 30th!

Have a great weekend!