Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Ultrasound #3

We went for our last appointment with our Fertility doctor today.  It was certainly bittersweet and sad after working with them for so long.  The morning started off with a little scare though but all is ok.  When I woke this morning I noticed i was spotting light pink/brownish when I wiped. Instantly my heart dropped and I yelled for Finch.  Luckily we already had an ultrasound scheduled at 8:15am.  I haven't spotted at all since becoming pregnant so it was our first big scare.  When I told the doc she didn't seem overly concerned and said that can be perfectly normal in the first trimester.  She performed the ultrasound herself today and said everything looks great!!! She said there were no signs of any bleeding or a tear and the babies had great strong heart beats today - both sacs looked clear and healthy.  The babies have grown SO MUCH in just a week - today we could see the little arm and leg buds and even the spinal cord on each baby!!! Amazing!  Both babies are measuring 8 weeks 2 days.  Baby A had a heartbeat of 163 and Baby B had a heartbeat of 155.   Needless to say I started crying while laying on the table because I was relieved to see their little hearts beating away and really started crying after our doc and nurse hugged us goodbye and told us we had graduated from their program.   We start with our new high risk OB next Wed on June 1st and will be monitored every 2 weeks for the remainder of the pregnancy.  Thank goodness I am now transitioning off of the Endometrium and Estradiol and will be finished both in less than 15 days - hooray!!!!!  I have been home resting all day with my feet up and drinking lots of water.  I haven't spotted since around 10am so praying that all will continue to go well and we won't have another scary morning like today.

OUR BABIES  MEASURING 8 WEEKS, 2 DAYS

BABY A

                                                                             BABY B

9 comments:

  1. Wonderful! Sorry you had some spotting. So exciting to be moving to an OB! :-)

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  2. You just HAVE to love photos that are labelled baby A and baby B...HOW EXCITING!!! Congrats on "graduating" from your clinic!!! :)

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  3. How nice to have the ultrasound just in time to be reassuring! I'm glad they're both doing so well and that you get to ease off the meds!

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  4. Sooo wonderful! I have to tell you: when I was seven or eight weeks, I pulled the eraser off a pencil and put it on my computer monitor to remind me of how big the baby was. I still have it-- and my baby is 5 months old. You will not believe how quickly this part goes!!

    (I also spotted a bunch of times, which was terrifying despite all assurances of it being normal.) I hear you spot more with twins, so...deep breath... and try to enjoy this part! Its so exciting :)

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  5. I just discovered your blog, and I have to say that I love it. You two have such joyful mama-energy; it's a pleasure to read. My wife is (after a long, complicated journey involving the loss of our daughter - who I carried - in the second trimester) six weeks pregnant. Yay for all of us, and congratulations on your TWO new family members! I can't wait to read how this journey unfolds for you. Thanks for being so open!

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  6. I don't know why, but I've heard several times (including from nurses and a doc) that it is common to have spotting early on with IVF babies. I had it at 5 weeks, 10 weeks and 13 weeks. Our OB was great in that she got us in for a scan each time to see that the baby was okay.
    And yes, I cried at the first heartbeat scan too. It's just too beautiful. Actually I tear up at bit during every scan.

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  7. So sorry to hear the morning started out with a scare but SO excited for you! What a milestone to move onto OB from the fertility clinic. Congrats!

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