My fourth post of the day...
I wanted to add how I was feeling:
mild ovary pain (both sides)
DH and I went to "cautiously celebrate" this evening - happy hour at a local restaurant. It was fun, relaxing, and a great way to focus on the here and now. One day at a time...
Praying that this is meant to be.....
Today I felt ok. I still have sore bbs, some bloat, some mild cramps, and very little soreness around my ovaries (compared to previous days).
I think I'd feel better knowing that all will be ok (wouldn't we all?). I go in for my second blood draw in the morning and am scared out of my mind to call in for the results. I dread the thought of hearing bad news..... I'm trying hard to focus on the positive and I think I may have DH call in for me.
Please say a prayer that all will work out! ((((((BETA DOUBLING VIBES)))))))
What a morning!
I woke up at 4am (to use the restroom) and couldn't fall back asleep....I was so worried about the blood draw today.
By the time I got up and got ready to leave I started crying! I was so scared! DH was great as he ran over to comfort me....When I finally got in the car I was praying and listening to an infertility CD I had purchased. I knew I needed to calm down.
After sitting in traffic for an hour, I finally arrived to the lab and had my blood drawn. I then left for my hour commute to work. When I arrived to work, I sat in my car in the parking lot trying hard to gather enough courage to call in for the results. DH called and offered support. I then got off the phone with him and had a great conversation with the nurse.
She was so excited and congratulated me. She said she just moved my file out of the IVF stack to the IUI stack. I said I hope it can stay that way as I pray my numbers doubled! She then checked the results and said "They more than doubled, they're at 661". I started to cry, I was shaking and I started rambling to the nurse how happy, overjoyed and excited I was. I said you have no idea how I feel right now! She said, "yes I do, congratulations!" I then heard the other nurse in the background clapping.
The nurse advised that I don't share my news just yet. She said we are high risk and we need to take it easy and be cautious. I do not need another BPT and will now wait until my first OB appt which will be on November 5th at 8:00. I cannot wait! She said this is when we would hear the heartbeat (OMG!!!)
I need continued support and prayers that all works out.......
((deep breath)) All things are possible.....
I hope it's ok, I'd like to post here awhile longer...
Friday I turned into a nervous wreck - I started experiencing some cramping. I had felt some bloating and mild cramps earlier in the day, but after work, it got more intense. Now that it's passed, I'm hoping (tmi warning) that it was a digestive problem - I've totally increased my fruit/veggie intake...
Saturday ended up being great. I was still a bit nervous as I woke up symptom free. We later saw my parents and sister/ bil and shared the good news with them. They were ecstatic. There were tears, hugs, and more hugs. We went out to lunch and had a relaxing rest of the day.
Sunday morning I woke up again symptom free. I also called my other sis and shared the news. She too was very excited. We later went out with MIL/SIL. We shared the news with them. They were overjoyed.
After Friday, I told DH I wanted to follow the nurses' recommendation:
Take it easy & Be cautious about who to share the news with
DH shared that his thought would be to share this news with the close family (listed above) who we shared the info about our loss ... they have been praying for us and he thought they could then pray for our little bean. His logic made sense. So I asked him to take the lead in both family settings and to share the news when he felt it was right. He did an amazing job of sharing the news. We had initially thought about being creative in how we tell everyone, but we were more interested in asking for prayers and focusing on things being "good" right now. We decided when we get our first u/s and hear the heartbeat, we will do something creative with our family then.
As of tonight I am bloated, my chest is sore, and on occasion I have some stretching feelings in my abdomen. I never thought I'd be so excited to feel these symptoms. I actually wish I had more ;)
Is it November 5th yet????
Talk about trying to be stress free per dr's orders.......
It's not really possible when your city is on fire!
Yesterday morning we had 2 huge fires around us. We packed up our car and are ready to leave if need be. We are on an advisory evacuation order.
In the meantime, I'm trying to rest and relax.....the smoke is horrible and terribly irritating (hurts my throat, nose, lungs). All of our family is evacuated as well and I can't go to work b/c the freeway is closed.
As long as all is well.......keep praying!
PREG MENT/ PICS .... I tried changing my title to include this but haven't figured it out yet. I hope it's ok, I plan to stick around here until I know all is good.
Where do I begin?
Yesterday I woke up to some spotting. I freaked out. A little later, I had more spotting. I called the doc's office immediately, crying hysterically. The NP had to call me back and she sounded very concerned. She put me on bedrest yesterday and increased my dose of progesterone. She asked me to come in the am for an u/s.
The spotting has since stopped. And after a nerve wrecking morning wondering what, if anything would be seen, the u/s revealed that we have 2 babies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I am in shock and feel so blessed and happy right now. One is measuring smaller than the other and it's too early to hear a heartbeat. We go in next Friday for another u/s. I think once I hear a hb, I will know that this is for real!
In the meantime, I have to take it easy, go slow when I cramp, go in to the dr if I bleed, and continue to take the extra progesterone.
I need all the prayers in the world that if these babies are part of God's plan that they will continue to stick, grow, and be healthy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Here are my first pictures: