Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Graduation Day!

I have been a pretty lame blogger. I received a versatile blogger award and still haven't done my duties and returned the favor. I will try my hardest to do this soon!
As far as an update goes....We had our last appointment with the RE today! Our babies look great. Baby A is at 9w5d w/ a hb of 175 and Baby B is at 9w6d w/ a hb of 174. My blood clot has gotten half the size (28mm to 14mm). Woo hoo. I still have to take it easy though. I'm also stopping the progesterone now....That makes me nervous!! I'm tempted to take the last few, but Mr. DF says to listen to the doc. ;) 
My due date has been changed back to 3/29, which puts me at 9w6d. So tomorrow will be 10 weeks! 1/4 of the way there!
My RE gave me a huge hug and told me he wanted me to update him every trimester and that he'd be expecting pictures around March/April. It was sweet and I really will miss him. That office was just amazing and I wish every doctors office ran the way they do.  I won't miss the out-of-pocket bills we've been accruing though!

I got a little emotional on the way home and cried a bit. I was thinking of our journey, all the ups and downs. I thought of how Dr. G promised us when we met that he would get us pregnant. Here was are expecting two little miracles! It feels surreal at times and so amazing. I am so thankful that Dr. G was put into our path.

Here are the latest pictures:

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Ultrasound 2 was yesterday!

I can't believe how much they've changed in a week! They both measured at 8 weeks yesterday so that's great! The heartbeats both looked strong. We will get to hear them next week! My blood clot hasn't changed in size at all so I am on total couch potato rest. :( My family is visiting and all went to the beach while I'm resting. A bummer, but obviously my babies come first.
Here they are:
That sac looking thing above the babies is the clot! Almost looks like triplets, huh?

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Double Trouble!

We had our first ultrasound today and it was quite a surprise. We are having twins!!! As soon as I heard the technician ask my RE if this was an IVF cycle, I knew something was up! At first they couldn't decide if they saw 3 sacs or 2, but we're pretty sure it's only 2! The RE said we'll have to keep an eye on it. Ummm what?! I'm pretty confident there are only 2 though. We saw 2 clear sacs, 2 little babies, and 2 heartbeats! They didn't measure the beats per minute. My RE doesn't do that until about 9 weeks, but he said they looked really strong.
I do have a blood clot in my uterus. He wants me to be really careful with that to make sure it doesn't cause any issues. For now I'm not allowed to have sex, no exercise, no heavy lifting. Basically I go to work and come home and relax on the couch.
He also said my ovaries are about the size of grapefruits! No wonder I have cramps so often still. Those suckers are huge. Gotta love fertility drugs!
I will be going in for weekly ultrasounds for the next few weeks so we get to see our babies again on the 17th.
Here's a pic of our babies. I don't have a scanner at the moment so it's just a camera photo, but...:

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

One week until we see our baby!

I cannot wait. I think about it constantly. I took another pregnancy test on Sunday just to be sure. I still can't believe it sometimes. We've gotten a bunch of books to read and I read them everyday. Even Mr. DF has one that he is reading. I think he's given me some sort of advice on what I should be doing or eating every day this week. We're both just so excited.
A couple of our patients have kinda caught on, one by my boss clearly telling her! Grrr. I am trying to be optimistic and hopeful that nothing will go wrong so I'm trying not to let them knowing scare me. I really didn't want anyone other than family and close friends to know until the end of the first trimester, but it is what it is now. One of the things that infertility does is scare you from being totally sure. With all the research I've done about infertility, I've read about all the bad stuff afterwards too.
Infertility doesn't just go away when you find out your pregnant. I still think about our journey and struggles every day and I worry that all this happiness will be taken away from us.
I'm trying to just focus on the best though! It's all I can really do :)