a tale of an infertile with a useless pair of ovaries, but Follistim worked and now we have Twins
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Week 27 and moving right along!
Here I am in all my glory! Sorry my hair is a mess cause I am TIRED with all capital letters!!
So far, I am moving right along and I don't have any craziness to report. I have alot of aches and pains I didn't know came along with pregnancy. No one warned me about it. I began having acid reflux at week 8 and it has not let up, in fact it has gotten worse. Dr Talks gave me a script for prescription Zantac extra strength! It kinda helps but seriously- no one told me about this acid reflux crap! I also developed carpal tunnel in both hands! Och! Talk about painful. I didn't know that carpal tunnel felt like this, NOW I know and although Dr Talks assured me it would go away after delivery- I am having a hard time believing him. It keeps me awake at night cause my hands ache so bad! I am now wearing braces on my arms during the day to try and help me sleep better. Those are my 2 major complaints- for now anyways!!
I do, however, enjoy feeling the babies move. I can totally tell when they are awake and when they are asleep. I also know for sure they like ice cream! They are their mother's daughters after all! The wonderful part of pregnancy is knowing that they are "ours" and I love them already. I love watching Bobby get excited when they kick and he feels them. I like watching my stomach move like I have some foreign bodies in there- oh yeah I do! I can't wait to see their little feet and hands through my skin. That's the beauty of being pregnant.
I am anxious for school to be out! 16 more days to wake up!! Aghhh! Then I will only leave the house for food trips and dr's appts!! Well maybe more than that! We'll have to see!
The nursery is in a total standstill- LONG story! Basically my sister, mom, and 2 yr old niece had to move in cause my sister left her asshole of a husband! So ummm... yeah, there is no nursery action going on in my house.
The best part of no nursery action means Bobby has FINALLY finished the remodel of the bathroom! I took a shower in my new shower last night and this morning too! I will do before and after pics soon. We (I say "we" I mean Bobby) has a few little things to do- like hang the mirrors and stuff, but other than that FULLY functional!! WOO HOO!!
I am 35 years old. I am married to the most wonderful man in the world, Bobby. We have been married for 6 years and tried to conceive for 20 months (18 cycles). We are smitten with our 2 beautiful girls!
June 2006- Nah... let's wait one more year to try to have kids. Ahhh our ignorant bliss!!
April 2007- Came off bc pills- Holy crap, what are we thinking??
June 2007- Ok, school is out, now let's 'really' try
August 2007- I got a positive HPT (home pregnancy test) YAY!!
September 2007- 1st OB appt got a pic of my 'blob'
October 2007- 2nd OB appt- u/s no heartbeat- opt for a D&C (15th)
November 2007- Dr says ok to ttc again- Thanksgiving got BFP (big fat positive) on an hpt, you're going to m/c AGAIN call from the dr's office
December 2007- D&C for m/c #2 dr gives us the green light to ttc again, tells us we have "bad luck"
February 2008- dr does u/s, holy shit I have PCOS and a reason for the m/cs!! Start Metformin and dr says to lose weight on a low carb diet! South Beach started (2-24)!
March 2008- Clomid round 1 , also got the CBE fertiltiy monitor, got a "peak reading" BFN (big fat negative) lost 11 lbs first 2 weeks on South Beach
April 2008- Round 2 of Clomid- no peak reading, lost 26 lbs so far
May 2008- U/S shows BIG cyst from Clomid- no clomid for me and no AF either until it goes away- pissed and I hate my body, lost 35 lbs
June 2008- decided enough was enough- going to Jones Institute- they'll get me pregnant! no meds this cycle, just had fun and enjoyed being with my husband, started Acupuncture too, lost 38 lbs
July 2008- AF show in time for Jones consult and it was the perfect day to get bloodwork started and they said go ahead and take some more Clomid- if not pregnant it is time to do more tests on you and check Bobby, 6 follicles and 1st Ovideral shot
August 2008- BFN- HSG for me (all clear) and a SA on Bobby ("normal") more Clomid, lost 43 lbs total
September 2008- U/S revealed 3 eggs- ready for IUI- gave myself my first HCG trigger!! BFN!! 46 lbs lost total!!! HSG revealed asymmetrical uterus/fibroids, Laparoscopy and Hysteroscopy schduled for Oct, back on bc pills
October 2008- Laparoscopy/Hysteroscopy done- small fibroid/ 3 spots of Endometriosis removed- 10/24 Follistim/Ganirelix study started 75 units of Follistim, 48 lbs lost total!
November 2008- u/s 3 mature follies, BFN, 50 lbs total