13 weeks 2 days
Words cannot describe how I am feeling. This has been quite a journey and I am overjoyed and feel truly blessed to be where I am today.
A little history:
Married 7 1/2 years
TTC for 13 months
After 3 months of TTC, we were told that we may never be able to conceive due to a dx of adenomyosis, endometriosis, elevated FSH, elevated Estradiol, and a blocked left tube
We beat the odds in May 07 and conceived our first - we lost this little one on June 9, 2007
After many failed treatment cycles, including the use of Clomid, Follistim, Estrace, Progesterone, and IUI, I was signed up to do IVF. After going through IVF stims, I unfortunately only produced 3 eggs (2 were on the side of my blocked tube) between my two ovaries. It was recommended that I have an IUI and cancel my IVF cycle
Lo, and behold, the IUI worked and I saw my second ever BFP! My first number was 247 and the second number at 16 dpo was 661
I experienced spotting at 5 weeks 2 days and was called in for an u/s - we learned of yet another miracle - we had twins!!! (Truly a miracle, an egg got around my blocked tube!)
I was monitored weekly by u/s -
At 8 1/2 weeks DH and I sadly witnessed the last few beats of my second baby's hb - he will always be loved and forever missed
At 12 weeks, I was released from my RE and was given the 'ok' to stop taking my hormone supplements
I met my OB on 12-13 and we heard the baby's hb - 164 (everyone says girl, but it doesn't matter to me!)
Now is the hard part - waiting until my next appt which will not be until 1-11!!!!!
It feels great entering my second trimester. Aside from my daily worrying, my first trimester was great. I never experienced any m/s - only the occasional queasy feeling. I was very fatigued, had 2 corpus leuteum cysts that gave me a lot of pain, I have been very hungry, and I continue to experience the stretchy, pulling sensations in my abdomen. I had some spotting off/on but have determined that it was caused from irritation due to my progesterone suppositiories.
I started to "show" around 6 weeks and my OB said that was likely because of the twins. I'm now wearing larger shirts and using a rubber band to hold my pants up. I love it! My prenatal exam showed my uterus measuring larger and most of my b/w came back "normal". I'm O+ and Rh-. I also learned that I am a CF carrier. DH went to be tested and just this week we learned that he is NOT a carrier - woo hoo!!!
I've recently ordered a doppler and am expecting it any day now. I figure this will help alleviate some of my worry until my next appt. I've also been able to schedule my "big" u/s which will be 1-29.