Wednesday, April 24, 2013

First Ultrasound/Macy sick

It seems like its been pretty crazy since we found out I was pregnant. Macy has been sick on and off for the last month; more than she has been in her entire life up to now. She will get better for 3 days or so then get sick again. The newest is pink eye in both eyes, a sinus infection, and a double ear infection. She has never had any of these before, and I can only assume its because she s going to school now. She started a month ago. I called her teacher this morning and told her she will be out for the next 2 weeks. We want to keep her at home and away from people until she is completely healthy again. And even then I am not sure if we are going to pull her from school, or not. It's hard because its so good for her socially, and she really likes going. But it's definitely not worth her life. I was also thinking of just pulling her until summer time; when this extended cold and flu season seems for be over. They have a lot less kids in the summer too so I don't know; we will see. Adam is also sick right now, he started a Z pak on Monday so hopefully will feel better soon. It's been hard because I've been trying to stay away from both of them so I don't get what they have since I am in the early first trimester.

With that said I had my first ultrasound yesterday. It was originally scheduled for today, but I woke up in the morning with a little bit of red blood on the TP and freaked out. If you've ever had a miscarriage before you know what I am talking about. Red blood=scary and bad things usually. So I emailed my nurse from Chicago, and called our local IVF clinic to move up my ultrasound. I thought for sure it was over and was really upset. My nurse called and doubled up my progesterone. So I am doing 2 shots in the backside a day now. Somehow we got really lucky...whew! Everything looked great in the ultrasound for 5w2d. They expect to see a nice sized gestational sac, and most of the time at this stage a yolk sac. Well, we found out we are having Twins!!!! They saw 2 nice gestational sacs and 2 clearly visible yolk sacs. They also did not see any bleeding in the uterus at all or around the g. sacs. He said it can be common to see some bleeding with twins because your uterus is expanding quicker than with a typical pregnancy and some blood vessels can burst. It can also come from the cervix as well. So everything looked great and he said there is nothing to worry about at this time. My next ultrasound is next Wed. and we should hear heartbeats then!!!! I'm so excited! My due date is December 22. But with twins will be more like beginning of December or even very end of November!

Take care,

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Preg test results

I don't know why I've been putting off this post for the last few days. I guess it's because it's been kinda a crazy week. A day or so after we got home from Chicago Macy had a really high fever that wouldn't break with Tylenol (she's not allowed to have Motrin due to her FA). Her temp ranged from 102.5-103.8. So when Adam got home from work he brought her into the hospital. We decided it'd be best if I didn't go. We didn't want to risk me getting sick or catching anything in the hospital. One thing we didn't foresee was that he would be gone when it was time for my progesterone shot. 

This is a 1.5 inch needle that has to be injected directly into the muscle. And soon I realized I'd have to do it myself. Adam does a great job when he gives them in my backside. I can barely feel it. But giving it to yourself is a completely different story. I had to do it in the thigh. It hurt like a %#*$@ and I told him I'm never doing that again. 

Blood everywhere and I almost fainted. Fun times!  Luckily our couch is already red. 

The next morning Macy woke up around 4am, and Adam got her and was rocking her in the rocking chair in her room. I decided to sneak off and do a home pregnancy test. At this point I was 5 days after the transfer and even though it was still really early it is possible to get a positive for the first time that day. I did the test, and a very faint second line appeared. I freaked out, busted in Macy's room where Adam was reading her a book and said "oh my god, I think I'm pregnant!"  We both went in the bathroom and stared at the little pee stick for about 10 minutes. Definitely a line there. 

So over the course of the next 4 days, I did about 12 pregnancy tests just to be sure. The line got darker and darker!!!!  Excited but nervous for my first blood test on the 15th. 

After a long wait I got the call around 4pm last Monday!  I heard the best words imagineable. "Congratulations, you're very pregnant!  HCG level is 321, and they want it be atleast over 100. I went back for my second test Wednesday (yesterday) and my HCG is 609. They like it to double every 48-72 hours so it is looking good!  My first ultrasound is next Wednesday. I'll be 5w3d.  It'll be too early for a heartbeat, but they are looking to make sure the pregnancy is in the uterus(not ectopic, when it implants in the fallopian tube or somewhere else----which would be bad), and how many. Since we transferred 2, and my levels are decently high, it is possible it could be twins!!!

So we are very happy, almost still in disbelief. I like to say I am cautiously optimistic because its so early still. I will feel much more confident when we see a heartbeat. Which should be at the ultrasound the following week. This ultrasound we want to see a gestational sac, and a yolk sac.

Trying to stay relaxed, and just being happy and thankful that things are going well right now!

Here's a picture of my progesterone shot; this is what happens when you don't have the band-aid ready!

My HPT's---the digital one only says pregnant for 24 hours before the battery dies.

Take care

Sunday, April 7, 2013

...and we wait

Macy had her very first day of preschool a couple weeks ago. She is going 2 days a week for 3 hours, and she absolutely loves it.  Just in the couple times she has gone we can already tell a difference in her talking. She is definitely talking more.  Here are a few pics of her first day. 

We also went to the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa for Easter weekend! Macy had fun making cookies, playing in the candy shop, swimming, watching a magic show, and she even went to the resorts kitchen and made her own pizza with the head Chef! It was a nice little get-a-way!

Adam and I went to Chicago last weekend for our embryo transfer. We transferred 2 healthy matches, and still have 1 frozen. Thank you to Macy's grandparents for trading off and watching her for the 3 days we were gone! We really appreciate it! My blood test is the 15th so hoping atleast one will stick!

Take care