December 31, 2010

Best of 2010

Most people are doing a top ten Best of 2010 . I think being pregnant with twins pretty much takes up my top 10…and will probably be my Best of 2011 too!

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It’s been a wild,crazy, emotional rollercoaster of a year but God has seen us through all of it and just look at the blessings that have come from having complete faith in Him! Can I get an “Amen”?

Happy New Year! Be safe!

Anxiously Waiting

December 30, 2010

Pregnant?

Ok, let’s recap. Wednesday was transfer day and the following Friday was the end of the dreaded 2 week wait.

By the next Tuesday I was starting to feel bloated. I had had a little bit of bloating due to the medicines I was taking so I didn’t think anything of it. By Thursday, I was so bloated I literally looked like I was about 6 months pregnant. Seriously, it was BAD. I was miserable.

During this time, hubsy and I kept debating on whether or not we were going to do a home pregnancy test. After all, we would find out the next day, so what’s one more day, right? Well, hubsy finally convinced me to do the test on Thursday using the argument that he wanted to be with me when I found out (I’d be at work on Friday when they called me). So Thursday morning, I got up bright and early and took the test before he went to work. After I dunked the test (I stink at actually peeing on the stick so I dunk….I have aiming issues….I know, TMI) I went to wash my hands and wait. While I was washing my hands, hubsy walks in behind me, coffee in hand, to watch the stick. It was literally about 30 seconds before he started jumping up and down with this goofy look on his face. He said nothing. He just kept jumping. Finally, he shook his head and I said, “nuh uh”, he shook his head and I said, “nuh uh”. We repeated this a few more times before I actually walked over to look at the stick….it said pregnant! I couldn’t believe it! Hubsy hugged me and I just started laughing and crying at the same time. We had been trying for so long and had seen so many negative tests that I guess a part of me was just ready to be disappointed yet again.

The nurse had told me that if we decided to do a home test, I HAD to call her and let her know. So, like a good patient, I did what I was told. She was so excited! And when I asked her about my bloating, she said that was caused by the pregnancy and that if I had called her earlier in the week about it, she could have told me that I was pregnant. I guess I’ll know for next time. Friday, I went in for the official test and it, thank goodness, came back positive as well. Our 1st ultrasound was scheduled for two weeks later.

As of tomorrow, I’ll be 10 weeks. Almost through the first trimester!

 

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December 28, 2010

Transfer Day

So…it’s been a while since I’ve posted, huh? Thanksgiving & Christmas just kept me too busy.

Ok, so let’s get straight to it, transfer day.

So in my previous post I told you we were doing the day 5 transfer. Hubsy and I got up early Wednesday morning and headed to the clinic. I was a little nervous and a lot excited. When they took us back to the transfer room they checked my bladder and told me it wasn’t full enough so they brought me a bottle of water to drink. I drank the whole thing in less than 10 minutes. BIG MISTAKE.

When the doctor came in, she had a picture of two of the most beautiful embryo babies I’ve ever seen. Smile

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The transfer itself wasn’t bad…only a little a lot uncomfortable because my bladder was so full from that stupid bottle of water. I knew it wouldn’t take much so why in the world did I drink that whole bottle of water?? Anyway, after the transfer I had to lay flat for 20 minutes which was pure torture (due to the extremely full bladder). When they told me I could get up, I didn’t even wait to get dressed to go relieve my bladder. I just wrapped the sheet around me and flew across the hall to the bathroom. Hey, I’ve lost all modesty through this process and I’m sure I’m not the first one to be running through the clinic wrapped in a sheet, LOL.

I was told to go home for the rest of the day to rest and if I could, rest the next day as well. I had an appointment the next Friday for the blood pregnancy test. However, they told us we could take a home pregnancy test on Thursday…at the earliest. So I went home to endure what other IVF alumni call the dreaded 2 week wait (although mine was only 1 1/2 weeks).

Be sure to check back Thursday to find out what happened after the 2 week wait.

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