Tuesday, March 31, 2015

11 weeks

I'm exactly 11 weeks today.  I had my last RE appointment and it was so bittersweet.  I'm glad I'm done with the RE, and assuming this pregnancy continues to go well, which I do, I'm done forever. This is the man who gave me hope when I didn't have it.  This is my  man who brought me 3 children when I never thought I'd have one.  He's the one person who's brought me hope since the first moment I stepped into his office.  I recommend him and his practice to everyone I know.  I was practically in tears when I left.

However, I'm excited to move forward.  I meet with my OB on Friday.  He did an amazing job with Katie and I know he will with the twins too or find someone for me who can.

Both babies are doing amazing!  I'll start the blog with Big Sister Katie.  She needs to be shown off too.  Katie is now 15 months old.  She is smart, beautiful, and sweet.  She LOVES animals.  She saying more words, loves to dance, and loves books.  She's so much fun and she's an adventure girl.  She is my heart and my soul.



Now, for the twins.  Baby A is measuring 11w4d with a nice heartbeat of 178.



Baby B is measuring 11w2d with a strong heartbeat of 187.



To say I feel lucky is an understatement.  I can't believe how all of this has turned out and while I know twins are risky and anything can happen.  I'm trying to stay hopeful that it's going to go well and they will be okay.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Ultrasound #2

Well, with ultrasound #2 came a second surprised.  Not one, but two heartbeats!!!  Baby A was a strong 147 and Baby B was 136.  Both measured 7w1d.  I'm nervous about having 3 kiddos under 2, but also just so lucky.  I was so terrified I'd lost the pregnancy.  My next ultrasound is in two weeks.


Sunday, March 1, 2015

The Hook Effect

A few people made comments yesterday, including one on my blog, about the higher your hcg goes the lighter your tests become.  That you need to dilute your urine with 50% water and then test and you'll see a darker line.  Well, I tried it and it seems to be true, which has calmed me down a bit.


The first test is my urine without dilution and the second test is urine with dilution.  You can read more here:

http://lilmrslay.hubpages.com/hub/What-Is-The-Hook-Effect

I'm still nervous, but feeling a bit better and clearly no more poas.  I've just been very upset and scared since Wed.  I want this baby so bad.  I want everything to be okay.  I want to see a heartbeat.  I have seen some posts where people had what I had at my u/s and then a week later there was a heartbeat and everything was fine.  I just hope that's me.  I guess it would be easier if I didn't keep comparing everything to my first pregnancy.  I do know that things don't vary very much at first.

Thank you everyone who's been supporting me and encouraging me throughout all of this.