Tuesday, August 18, 2009


Yep! It is officially confirmed from this morning that I'm pregnant with Twins! Both are measuring the same size and both "flicker" heartbeats are strong! I'm so thankful that they are the same size and that one isn't growing faster than the other. They are measuring at 7 weeks which is what I am exactly today so that's great.

I'm coming down from my excitement a bit, but we are very excited. J. is super nervous - he wants to get the house done fast so we can move out of my Mom's house and of course he now thinks the house isn't big enough. He will calm down.

It is a very happy day!
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Sunday, August 16, 2009

2 days

Of puking and today I finally felt better! I actually have (almost) made it through the whole day without puking and that is a good milestone. You know how you know you are feeling like crap when you are sick but you really don't know how sick you were feeling until you feel better again. That is how I felt today. I was so thankful this morning that I was able to get out of bed and not go running to the bathroom.
I even went to a movie this afternoon with a friend. We saw Julie & Julia. It was a sweet movie. I really loved the couple of points in the movie where they slightly touched on her inability to have children. It was very tactful and touching. When she found out that her sister was pregnant and she said through her tears that she was happy for her I knew exactly how she was feeling. Devastated that it wasn't her, but really, truly happy for her sister.
Tuesday is the big day. After these two days of pure sickness there HAS to be something good going on in my uterus! I feel a lot less nervous now and just SUPER anxious to hear the hearbeat!
I hope everyone's weekend went well. I'm exhausted now, I have my pug on my lap and we are going to fall asleep to the PGA. It is just down the road from me (I can see the blimp in the air above the tournament). Golf is a great sport to put you to sleep. Maybe I can condition the baby to fall asleep to golf! :-)

Tuesday, August 11, 2009


My cousin's girlfriend came over to take pictures of our pug - she is a photographer and I thought it would be nice to get some professional pictures of the fur-baby before the real-baby came and she got neglected. I haven't got those back from her yet, I will post when I do. I had her take a couple quick shots for a pregnancy announcement (I may send out in the mail or it will just be used for e-mail, facebook, blogging). She sent those to me first so I could do what I wanted with them sooner.

Betraying RE

I called my RE clinic again today to see if there were ready to get me on the schedule for next week for my first u/s. They still said no (like I thought they were going to) because Dr. C is on a procedure schedule and they will call me one to two days before to let me know when I can get in. I doubled checked that I was on the waiting list and I'm glad I did, because I wasn't. When I called the other week it was their other office taking their calls because they were moving. Glad I doubled checked that. I'm not sure how far down on the waiting list I am. I forgot to ask that.

So just because I am not being patient (as J. is telling me) I called my OB office to see if they would do the u/s next week. They said "no problem"!!! So I scheduled it for Tuesday morning at 7:45. I will be exactly 7 weeks on that day so we should be able to hear heart beat(s) and count baby(ies) no problem.

I will send the results over to the RE office and they will have to "officially" release me before I can start being seen at the OB office. I know this is not going to make the RE the happiest, but really I think I should be able to do what I want with this somewhat. This entire process has been out of our control for so long that I just need to feel like I can control something. I made a deal with J. that if the RE office calls on Monday and says they can get me in on Tuesday or Wednesday I will go there and cancel the OB u/s. If not I'm going to the OB's office for the u/s on Tuesday and I will deal with the RE's office after that.

So only one more week until I can have peace of mind that there is a healthy heartbeat and count how many there are!

Sunday, August 9, 2009


I got this idea from Katie to put a poll on my blog. She did it for her 3 embies that were transfered and recently found out she is having TWINS! So I thought I would try it for mine!

What's your vote?


I am feeling nervous about this pregnancy. I know it is because there has been/will be such a long wait between my last Beta and my first ultrasound. I just feel like there should be some more information coming my way about this pregnancy. It's like - "great, we got you pregnany, your numbers look great, so let's hope nothing happens in the next 3 weeks because we aren't going to check on you again until then."
I know that even if something has happened there is nothing they can do about it, but it still makes me really nervous.
I wish I was having more pregnancy symptoms than just being tired. I feel like I could be blaming my tiredness on something other than pregnancy so it would be nice to have another symptom.
I guess if I had to come up with two other pregnancy symptoms they would be an adversion to pork - thus the pig picture - and a bloated tummy. I may have just packed on a little bit of wait during this "stay rested" summer/IVF cycle, but feel like my stomach looks like the pig's!
My father-in-law has been in town all this weekend working on electrical at the new house. I'm at my Mom's right now and no one is here but me and the dog. It is very peaceful. Time for a nap!

Thursday, August 6, 2009


I know it's been awhile since I've had a post. I haven't had much to report on since my second Beta. I'm not patiently waiting for my first ultrasound at 7 weeks which will happen in 2 weeks!
We are moving along with our new house renovations. After our builder was on vacation last week and nothing got done he has had his crew in working away this week.
My only pregnancy symptom right now is extreme tiredness. It could be all the running around that I have been doing for the house, because I'm not sure if it's too early for pregnancy symptoms. But, I really need to take a nap almost every afternoon. Which is working out okay while I'm on summer vacation for the next couple of week, but it will be interesting once school starts. 
Hope all is well with everyone else. Life seems to be going really well for us right now!