The Roller-Coaster Ride Continues

On April 16 it was confirmed…Twins again! I think I was in a state of shock when I left the office. I should have been happy but I started to panic. How am I going to take care of 4 babies under the age of 2 with no family living close by? Were we insane? I texted my husband the ultrasound picture, he was very happy. He had been hoping for this news. I felt guilty for not being more excited. I was definitely relieved that it had worked and that it will hopefully be the last IVF cycle I will have to do. No more shots!!!! But reality was setting in. I had convinced myself that this cycle didn’t work, and now not only did it work, it worked X’s 2!

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After a few days and my husband convincing me that he would make sure I had some help with the little ones I began to calm down and really start to process it all. I do really like having our girls as twins. They were born with an instant playmate and now that they are getting a little older watching them play with each other is adorable. They also are much better at self-entertaining which helps me get things done around the house…

On April 23 I was considered 6w 1d, time for the heartbeat ultrasound. This is the next big step in the pregnancy and I know there are many more from my rocky first experience. The doctor was able to see 2 heartbeats, but paused to tell me one looked slow. This could mean one of two things, it’s either a day behind the other developmentally or that it would not survive. Not the best of news…all we can do is wait and see now.

Since around the 4w mark I have had pink spotting and brown discharge (sorry if that is tmi) which has concerned me, but the doctor said it could be caused by the progesterone suppositories and not to worry. Then on April 25 I saw red, which now full on scared me. I was afraid I might be losing the slower baby, red is never a good sign. I called my doctor panicked and he said to come in for an ultrasound the next day since it was not heavy bleeding. I went back on full bed-rest that night to be safe.

Next day both babies were still there and had grown and heartbeats looked similar. No clue as to what the bleeding is from. So now we just count down the days until the next ultrasound (this Thursday). I was really praying for a less stressful pregnancy this time around, I guess it’s going to be a very long year…

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