Wednesday, March 3, 2010

5 weeks, 4 days

I am going to calculate my pregnancy time as Dr. K does. I asked him today why he and I were off by 3 days. Like online it tells me I am 6 weeks today, based on my egg retrieval date. He said he counts day 3 of our embryos as 14 days into my cycle, (or something) and we transferred on day 5 so that made it 16 days, being 5 weeks, 4 days today. I have not tried honestly to figure it out, so I will go with his calculations.

So...

I got another IViG infusion today. Dr. K said when I finish to come up and he will do a quick ultrasound.

He didn't do any measurements, take any photos or make a dvd as he was on his way out, but the two sacs babies are larger, the yolk sacs look perfect, not too large which is very good he said, and the fetal poles were present. Then a few seconds later...

We saw the first heartbeat, clear as day!!!

Then he moved the wand a bit and we saw the second heartbeat, not as clear but we saw it pumping as well.

Next Wednesday another small dose round of IViG and an ultrasound.

Wow, this is amazing you guys, just amazing! I can't even describe what it felt like when I saw the heart beating, then the second one. I did feel a sigh of relief honestly, just to see that these babies are actually still here and that they are growing and their little hearts are beating, wow, just wOw!

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My daily cocktail is: 

- 10mg Prednisolone
- 40mg Clexane
- Prenatal vitamin
- Anti-Oxidant vitamin
- 400mg x 2 Prontogest suppositories
- One low dose aspirin

I have also taken 50ml of IViG via an IV infusion 6 times.

As for symptoms... the constipation has gotten better. I still have that full feeling, no nausea yet, although the past two nights it seems like it wants to come but then I go to sleep and I am ok. I am peeing alot. Also the past two days I felt a bit light headed, not bad, but a different feeling than normal.

Again, wow, just OMG wow!!!



42 comments:

  1. WOW! That's just beautiful :)

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  2. Great news! Two heart beats! Amazing :)

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  3. Fantastic to see heartbeats already! I'm so excited for you!

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  4. Fantastic and wonderful news!

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  5. This is amazing my friend, you know our other cycle-buddy is also expecting twins! Love, Fran

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  6. I TOLD YOU! I TOLD YOU, I TOLD YOU, I TOLD YOU!
    I KNEW IT!

    OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG!!!

    DOING BACKFLIPS (okay not really, but I would if I could do a backflip!)

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  7. YAY!!! I'm so glad you got to see the heartbeats! How amazing! I'm SO excited, over the moon happy for you!
    *HUGS*

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  8. HEARTBEATS! Woo hoo! That is so amazing, keep up the good work. :)

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  9. OMG! Twins! I'm so excited for you! :)

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  10. Oh, wow, hun! That is SO awesome! Congrats! You'll remember that moment forever, I'm sure!

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  11. Awesome!! Here's to two healthy babies!!

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  12. Double Yeah!!!! So happy that you saw two heartbeats and your beans are doing well!! It is an amazing sight!! Congratulations!!

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  13. Glad to hear all is going well :)

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  14. Congratulations....such amazing news!!! So happy for you guys, enjoy this wonderful moment:)

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  15. YAY!! That is so exciting! I'm so glad for you!!

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  16. Wonderful and incredible news!

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  17. OMG WOW, is right! I'm so happy for you, my eyes are watering. I guess that's crying, oh tears of joy!

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  18. OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG...I just KNEW it! I am so freaking happy for you! I just got chills reading this. Woohoooo

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  19. Wow. And wow on the drugs you have to take every day. YUCK! But so glad it seems to be the "magical" cocktail, so drink up! ;)

    Yay for baby heartbeats!!

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  20. Oh Wishy, hooray for those two heartbeats! Now I will have some extra twin-related advice for you. I am thrilled for you, times two!

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  21. Yippee!!!! Heartbeats == plural == are the BEST!

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  22. This makes me so happy. :)

    Take care of yourself, little mama.

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  23. This brings me such great JOY!!!!!! Let's look at all the wonderful things! A beautiful yolk sac in each gestational sac..that's wonderful! Yes, I've read that a pretty yolk sac the right size is a great sign...then the FETAL POLEs are visible!!! that's amazing for 5 weeks 4 days. Finally..two HEARTBEATS!!!!!!!!!!! so wonderful. that just blows me away! to see them at such an early stage is a wonderful, wonderful thing. Wishy you deserve every single wonderful thing, and I am so happy that you were able to experience the heartbeats of your two babies! Thank Heaven for your medications and Dr. K! Much love to you!

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  24. I said 2010 was your year. here we are. I am so happy for you FINALLY. Remember the twin story? Yup, here we are.

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  25. Ahhhhhhhh....bliss. :) I am so very, very excited for you! Two healthy, wonderful babies with good heartbeats and yolk sacs...could it be any sweeter?!

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  26. I just LOVE this, I am so happy for you!
    Go little beanies, go!

    xo

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  27. Just wonderful.
    That's a big milestone! + FHT x 2!

    Try magnesium supplements for constipation. It's a mineral most people are deficient in, helps with calcium aborbtion, keeps extras water in the bowel, helps you sleep better and makes your skin prettier. No down side.
    Take between 250-800mg daily (best to take vitamins in the morning and minerals--calcium and magnesium, in the evening.
    I look forward to the next post!

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  28. Woo hoo!! TWINS!! So happy for you!

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  29. So awesome!!!!!!!!! I'm just thrilled for you. I remember seeing the heartbeat the first time and was so shocked, happy, in awe, etc.. that I was shaking and crying. Just couldn't stop shaking.

    It's amazing what we've been through (my protocol was similar to yours) and to finally see that heartbeat is the most amazing thing.

    Congratulations!!!!!

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  30. I still remember the day I saw both heartbeats. Priceless! I am super happy for you!!

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  31. Great great news! I really think you should consider changing the title of your blog to: wishing for one, having two!! :)

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  32. That is just the coolest thing! Congratulations! We were able to choose between IVIg and Intralipid, so our final IVF will hopefully be a successful one with Intralipid.

    Yay for two!

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  33. YAY!! Wishy, that is absolutely wonderful news!!!!

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  34. Absolutely awesome!! Congrats and this is super exciting!! :) Woot woot!

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  35. So super-duper happy for you!

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  36. Here from LFCA.
    Congratulations on your two heartbeats!!! We gave birth to b/g twins in August (after almost 10 years of TTC) and they are my greatest joy. You are in for the time of your life. Soak it all in and be good to yourself. Get ALL the sleep you can now. :)

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  37. EEEEEEK! So excited for you! Came here via LFCA but I've followed you sporadically for AGES. This really made me smile :)

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  38. I'm so happy I could cry and dance naked and jump from the roof..... but I won't. Instead, I'll just say CONGRATS!!!!!

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  39. Oh how amazingly wonderful. I am so totally thrilled for you.

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