Monthly Archives: August 2012

12 Weeks, 3 Days

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Things just seem to be moving along and happening quickly these days.  I went to the doctor on Monday for my bi-weekly check-up and things are going along just fine.  I still lost weight but right now it’s ok. I’m trying to eat as much as I can and making sure that what I do eat is varied nutritionally.  I feel like all I do is eat!  I was also able to hear one of the precious heart beats via doppler!  It was one of the most amazing moments in my life that brought me to tears.  What a beautiful sound.  Our next appointment and ultrasound is this coming Friday.

I also purchased what I am lovingly referring to as my “mommy mobile” this week.  I have always driven small, economical cars.  Mostly because they are fun and good on gas since I drive a lot but after a detailed assessment of my current compact 4-door we decided there was no way that two infant seats and a double stroller were going to fit with anything else.  So essentially I would be SOL after a big trip to the mall or grocery shopping!  We decided to get something now before I put more miles on my car and while I’m still able to get around well.  (That’s kind of the name of the game these days, let’s get it done before I’m too big or the chance of my going on bed rest increases).  I really enjoy the new mommy mobile though.  It is a little different sitting up high and driving something bigger but so far I like it.  I made sure I got everything I wanted, all the gadgets and gizmos and add-ons so it’s really nice.

Thankfully I am starting to feel better.  I think my ovaries are finally going down, just in time for my belly to start getting bigger!  I can feel the stretching and pulling quite often and it seems like I can just sit and watch my tummy get bigger!  I am getting more energy which is awesome.  I definitely still get tired easily and have to take it easy but at least I can be productive during the day.  I even started cleaning out and packing up the office/guest bedroom that will become the nursery.  We want to get it painted in a few weeks or so so I have a bit of work there.  I figure if I do a little every few days I will have it done in no time.  I think we are going to have it professionally painted since I am the resident painter and there is no way I am letting my husband do it because it will look awful!  I don’t want to be getting up on a ladder and dangling around taking a chance of falling.

Nausea is weaning but I still have it here and there.  Unfortunately I am developing more headaches/migraines.  I spoke with my doctor about it and he said it is an unfortunate thing that happens with some women but it is nothing to be concerned about.  I can take Tylenol as needed and hopefully it will help.  I try not to take it too much and just tough it out but when it’s too much to handle I do take it, sometimes it helps; sometimes it doesn’t.

I think that covers it for now!  I hope all is going well for everyone else in baby making and/or PCOS world!  xoxo

 

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10 Weeks, 5 Days

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We had our first OB ultrasound on Saturday and everything is going good!  It was so crazy; I was talking to the ultrasound tech and she had been through infertility as well and had twins from IVF and also had severe OHSS, we had a lot in common!  It’s always neat talking with people who have been through, or are going through, the same or similar experiences.  You are always able to learn so many things and end up creating a type of friendship or camaraderie out of it.  One of the reasons I am so very open about our infertility issues. 🙂 Time is just ticking away and I hope and pray every second of every day that things continue to go well.

The next two months are going to be so crazy for me with work.  This is one of the busiest opening seasons we have ever had and there is so much work to be done.  It is going to take all I have to get through it in one piece, especially since I currently have the energy of a newborn (possibly less).  I just have to be conscious to get my rest in whenever I can.  Well, that’s all for now!  I had a looong meeting all day today and am very tired even though I am going to sit here and do some more work (thankfully I have a laptop and can sit in my chair with my feet up).  I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and has a beautiful week!

 

10 Weeks 1 Day

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So I’ve been busy busy since Saturday as my mom and brother were in town from South Carolina and it was so much fun and wonderful to see them!  Monday I had my first OB appointment that my mom went to with me which was really nice.  They checked my urine, drew a lot of blood, and did a pap.  I really like this doctor.  I hadn’t seen him before though I have been going to this practice for a number of years and he has only been there for a couple of years.  He went through everything and answered any questions I had very thoroughly and explained how my care would be handled throughout my pregnancy.  I have a number of things that need to be monitored so I will actually be going to the OB every two weeks and then gradually will increase to every week closer to the third trimester.  He also said I will be getting a lot of ultrasounds too, every 2-4 weeks.  They have to keep an eye on not only the babies but also my ovaries and my cervix.  Due to the HPV I had a number of years ago (before people really knew what it was and there was a vaccine) that turned into pre-cancer I had to have a LEEP performed on my cervix which has compromised it.  Especially due to a twin pregnancy my cervical length has to be measured to watch for any shortening which would mean they will have to sew it closed and I will most likely be put on bed rest.  Then, due to my PCOS I am also at a higher risk of gestational diabetes.   So, all three of us will be closely monitored throughout this pregnancy and we must be very careful.

Aside from my appointment my mom and I went shopping for a ton of new maternity clothes!  I can no longer wear normal clothes at all.  Not only are my ovaries still huge but I can tell that I’m starting to “pop”!

Work is starting to get really busy as we gear up for the new school year with all of the changes and new regulations.  It’s going to be a push to get through the next month or two, hopefully as I move into the second trimester this exhaustion will start to dissipate.

Our next ultrasound will be on Saturday and I am so excited and nervous.  I think I will always be nervous before an ultrasound.  Until I have confirmation of two little heartbeats I wont rest. 🙂   Hope everyone has a fantastic rest of the week and weekend!  xoxo