Monday, August 31, 2015

Second Ultrasound

We had the second ultrasound last Thursday at 7 weeks.  Babies looked great and had grown the proper amount in the week since the first one.  They had heartbeats of 134 and 144 bpm.  We could actually hear them this time.  So amazing!!  We have another one this Thursday.

I'm still feeling pretty crappy and super tired.  The nurse at the fertility clinic told me I could drop one of the progesterone meds - injection or suppositories.  You better believe I stopped those nasty suppositories!  Those suckers are so gross, especially when you have to use them 3 times a day!  LOL.  I never thought I would choose a big ole needle over that.  I was also able to drop the estrogen pill and decrease the estrogen patches from 4 down to 2.  I was hoping by reducing my meds, that my all day sickness would decrease a such luck, as of yet though.  I will be on the decreased doses now for another 3-4 weeks.  I can see the light at the end of the med tunnel!

Keep the prayers coming for the babies, me and their parents!  We all truly appreciate it.

Thursday, August 20, 2015


We just got back from our first ultrasound.  I am always so nervous and anxious when going to these.  I immediately saw 2 sacs.  Both babies are growing great, measuring right where they should be, almost 6 weeks.  We were able to see both heartbeats, too.  We were not able to hear them just yet though.  S&G are super excited!!!!  Please keep the prayers coming for these 2 littles to keep on growing, for their parents and also for me to not feel so nauseous!  :)

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Beta #3

Well, beta #3 was yesterday.  The number is pretty darn great, if I do say so myself -- 21,344!  :) That's fantastic!  We will find out if it's twins or not on Thursday.  I'm starting to feel not so great lately.  Even scrolling on my phone or computer screen makes me queasy.  I may have to break out my sea bands to help with the nausea.  Brad's deodorant smells so strong, just like when I was preggo with Baby D.  The soap we use and even perfume smells obnoxiously strong to me.  We will have to switch out the pretty smelling soaps to plain Jane soaps smells for awhile.  LOL.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Beta #2

I'm feeling pretty good still.  My chest is so darn sore, probably the most sore they've ever been (aside from when my milk comes in after delivery).  I have had a couple bouts of nausea.  I coughed and gagged while getting in the shower this morning...that was new.  LOL.  I've never had much for morning sickness before.  I would get queasy in the evenings usually.  Everything just seems to smell so strongly now.  Everything stinks.

We had beta #2 this morning.  I was hoping it was going to be above the 5,000 range.  I got the call this afternoon that it is 6,260!!  That's excellent!  Now I'm really thinking twins.  WOW!!  We have another beta on Monday and then the first ultrasound on the following Thursday.  How exciting!!  Keep those prayers coming!

Friday, August 7, 2015

Beta is IN

Happy Friday all!!  I had to go in for bloodwork to check my beta (pregnancy hormone level) this morning.  I had a pretty good feeling, since the home tests were coming out positive.  I (im)patiently waited until later this afternoon before I received a call from the clinic.  She congratulated us and said that we were indeed pregnant.  My beta number is 1330!  This is a pretty awesome number.  With it being so high, that could possibly mean twins.  We will have the first ultrasound in 2 weeks and find out for sure.  S&G are on their way to becoming parents!!  How exciting!!  Please continue praying and sending happy thoughts to the little one(s) baking and his/her mom and pop!

Another exciting thing is that my hubby is gone for the weekend.  He is the one who does my PIO injections each evening...aka, the big dawgs!  I had tried before to do it myself and always chickened out.  I had a nurse friend who very kindly offered to do it for me.  I told her I would try it one more time and then if I couldn't do it, that I'd let her know I needed her help.  It took a few minutes of psyching up and I did it!  It wasn't bad at all!  I was so happy I did it myself.  :)

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Check it out!

Transfer was Sunday, July 26th.  I really hate how the meds make you feel pregnant, so you can't really gauge anything based off of that.  Smells do seem stronger, which is a good sign.  I have taken some tests though....

All looks pretty awesome so far!  Beta test is Friday.  Can't wait to see what the number is.  :)   S&G are pretty excited and we are absolutely tickled for them!  Thanks for all the prayers and well wishes!!  Keep them coming!