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.