I’ve been a slacker. I don’t have the IVF cycle to blame for my neurosis anymore, but I still feel like I am on a roller coaster.
Last Wednesday I got sick. The beans little reminder that they are there and growing. Then over the weekend my symptoms just about disappeared. I was nervous. I didn’t feel pregnant anymore. Am I still pregnant?
Monday night, I started spotting. I freaked out and M offered to run to CVS at 10:30pm to buy some pregnancy tests. I knew that they would probably be positive not matter what was happening, but I also needed something to hold on to to get my through the night. By the time I took the test, the spotting had stopped. There were still two lines. Luckily, I had my second u/s with the RE the next morning. I really had no idea what to expect, and to make matters worse, I was going alone.
The u/s went well. Both babies had nice strong heartbeats. Baby A was measuring exactly 8 weeks with a hb of 158 and Baby B (my little peanut) was measuring 7 weeks 3 days with a hb of 151. The Dr noted that I have a cyst/blood clot in my right ovary. At first, I think they were nervous that it could be ectopic but after some measurements, they seemed less concerned, but still wanted me to go to a radiologist to confirm. I was relieved to hear that at least the babies were ok and we were “graduating” to an OB!
M and I were able to see the new OB the next day. I actually switched doctors after finding out we were having twins. The new OB delivers at a Level IV NICU. I pray that we won’t need it, but at the same time, I want to make sure we have the best care available. So after tons of forms and new patient stuff, we finally met the new OB. Turns out she has twins herself! Even though I had an u/s the previous day, Dr. Twins wanted to do another one. Fine by me! I am so happy M was there this time. It was crazy to see how much the beans grew in just two weeks. What was even better was that we got to hear the heartbeats. Just amazing.
Overall, Dr. Twins seemed very happy with the measurements and optimistic about things going forward. I have the NT scan and my 13w appointments scheduled. I don’t know how I am going to get through the next three weeks without seeing or hearing the babies. I like the reassurance. M, on the other hand, seems to be more confident in what’s going on.
In the meantime, I am going to acupuncture once a week. It seems to be helping with the nausea and fatigue, not to mention it’s said to help reduce the risk of miscarriage. I have my follow up with the radiologist tomorrow morning and hope to get a sneak peak at the babies. Or at least have the radiologist tell me that they see the flickering heartbeats. That may buy me another week of sanity!