The Not-So-Sexy Infertility Adventures of a Girl in the Big Apple

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

7 week 2 day Ultrasound - Hello Baby B!

Yes, you heard that right - I went into today's ultrasound just hoping that Baby A was doing well, and fully expecting to see Baby B's empty sac.  But within seconds of the picture coming up, we saw two heartbeats...wow!

Baby A is looking great - measured exactly 7 weeks 2 days and had a heartbeat of 135bpm.  You could clearly see the yolk sac and the amniotic sac, along with the embryo.  Baby B was harder to see as he/she is sitting further back in the uterus and very close to the uterine wall.  This is probably why we didn't see anything last time.  She did get a clear heartbeat, which came in at 129bpm.  Her best guess at measurement was 6 weeks 6 days, which is 3 days behind the other, but she acknowledged that there is some fudge factor because it was hard to get a clear picture.  My RE said that while Baby B is behind Baby A, it still seems to be within normal range and she felt 80% good that the baby will be just fine.

My head is spinning.  First I had to get over the shock of likely having twins, then I had to get comfortable with losing one, and then wham!  We're back in twinland again!  My husband looked a bit wide-eyed for the first time in this whole process.  Before this he's been pretty calm - didn't even freak out when we first thought we were having twins.  I told him that he's just been in denial, and he laughingly agreed there was some truth to that.  But I think things are starting to sink in for him now, and he's realizing that this seems to really be happening.  It is totally surreal...

I am just praying now that both babies develop appropriately, and that I am able to give birth to two healthy babies.  I hope I don't have too horrendous a pregnancy either, but I guess I'll have to prepare myself for some bumps in the road.

These days I'm feeling okay - and by okay I mean queasy most of the day, gassy, bloated, tired, and spaced out.  My breasts are ENORMOUS - I have already gone up a cup size, and desperately need to find the energy to go bra shopping.  I find that I feel much better when I am up and about, so I've been trying to get out of the apartment and walk around during the day.  But as soon as I come home to rest the nausea and generally crummy feeling kicks in.  Oh, and I am gaining weight like a Trojan.  I haven't figured out the "small meals" thing yet - I am just eating all of the time to stave off nausea, and it's showing!

I'm sorry if this sounds like I am complaining and less than overjoyed.  Behind all of the anxieties and nausea is a sense of deep, deep happiness.  I am so frigging lucky to have made it this far, and I know it!

Oh, and thanks to everyone for their advice on my last post about sharing medical records with my RE.  I decided I will do it if she wants them - having said that, this visit she didn't even ask me about them.  I think she's forgotten about it.  But thanks again to you ladies, it's awesome having so many smart, experienced people to ask about this stuff!

24 comments:

  1. OMG! Congrats! So exciting. I hear ya on the bras. I ordered the bras I usually get and I got them up one cup size. They are a litte big so I am sure by the time I am as far as you I'll fit into them just nicely.

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  2. Oh, I'm so happy to read your update!!! And that Baby B is a fighter!! I don't think you are complaining at all... you are just adjusting and preparing for the unknown road ahead. Congrats!!

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  3. Aah!!! I had a feeling you would see baby B!!! Yay! So excited for you guys!

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  4. Wow! What a surprise! It must be such a shock to keep going back and forth...I wish you the best!

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  5. Wow! Congrats on the twins! What a nice surprise for you. Telling the realities of pregnancy is not complaining, in my opinion. I hope you bake those babies as long as possible and that everything goes smoothly for you.

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  6. Yay!!!! Congratulations!!! So happy to hear Baby B is still fighting!!!

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  7. That's great news! No wonder you are feeling so nauseous and gaining weight quickly - you've got 2 buns in the oven! Congrats!

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  8. Awesome!!! This makes me so happy! What a BIG surprise!! :-) :-)

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  9. Don't worry about the weight! I did the same thing and now I haven't gained in weeks. Plus, with twins you will gain more and should gain more in the beginning bc as you get bigger your eating slows down. Congrats on two healthy ones!

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  10. Oh, my goodness! Go baby B! I'm right with you, hoping for a very smooth and healthy twin pregnancy.

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  11. What a pleasant surprise! Many twin pregnancies go on without complications. I think we all just hear about the complicated ones more. Congratulations on 2 great heart beats, and here's to hoping for an uneventful pregnancy!

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  12. That's GREAT news about Baby B!! You must have been SO surprised!!

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  13. Yay for Baby B. What absolutely wonderful news! I am so happy for you.

    Enjoy your pregnancy and don't worry about it being twins. You will be monitored appropriately and do just fine.

    And please don't feel concerned about listing your symptoms and saying that you are not feeling good. That is the reality of pregnancy it is NOT complaining. So vent away if you need to -- its okay :-)

    Thanks for the scoop on CC.RM Vit D level.

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  14. WOW!!! What incredible news Newbie!! Take care!!

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  15. Great news! I am sure you are so happy and relieved. Hope all goes well from here on out!

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  16. OMG!!! Yay yay yay!!! that's awesome!! of course, i'm imagining your mind must be reeling, but I'm hoping it's in a good way : ) hang in there!

    mo

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  17. Yay! Welcome back to the club. Congrats!

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  18. Wow, way for twinB to pull a fast one on you! Your symptoms all suggest a strong pregnancy! I ate my brains out during my first tri, it was the only way to stave off my nausea. The crazy hunger will slow down in the second tri. I am so happy for you! Oh, bra shopping sucks. Department stores have a much better selection than most! When is your next ultrasound?

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    1. Hi Jay, next ultrasound is March 30th...can't wait!

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  19. Wow. Crazy. Back to two! Congratulations on a good ultrasound!

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  20. OMG! TWO! That's great! I'm so happy for you. First tri was so difficult for me b/c the nausea really sucked, but just think if you didn't have the nausea, you'd be driving yourself crazy wondering why you weren't nauseous! So, I guess it's a blessing and a curse. :)

    I can't wait to hear more about the two little ones!

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  21. WOOT WOOT so very Happy for you~

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  22. Newbie - Welcome (back) to Twinkieville!!!! How exciting!!! Seeing my twins now, I often wonder if the same thing didn't happen to me because I'll see my little boy do something and then anywhere from a few days to a week, my little girl will follow. Their latest talent is blowing spit bubbles. Ha!

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