26 weeks tomorrow!

It’s been awhile and I thought I would update!

I made my first baby purchase 2 car seats and a stroller!  The twins are about 2 pounds each now.  I am still hoping to make it to 38 weeks so they will be nice and big and healthy but goodness carrying two babies at once hurts!!! I now work a reduced work schedule which helps some but I am SOOO tired.

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20w 3D

These past few weeks have been good, I am definitely getting bigger and carrying much higher than I did with my daughter.

Today was our anatomy scan and the twins look great I am very grateful for that.  They are in fact both BOYS! Twin A was 14oz and Twin B is 13oz as of right now they are both head down but I’m sure that will change as they still have a touch of room to move around.

My goal is 38 weeks no matter how uncomfortable I am as long as they are healthy I want them to be ok.  My next scan is for the fetal echo cardiogram which is in 3 weeks, since I am considered high risk with twins and I weighed over a certain weight becoming pregnant I have to have this done.  They basically spend an hour looking at their hearts in depth. After this I’m not sure how frequently I will be going I feel like they said every two weeks but I can’t be sure.

I think I’m going to social media announce the gender tonight but we had a snow today so I’ll have to see if hubby will go out and get two blue balloons!

 

 

16w2d

Well the twins are getting bigger and I’m getting more uncomfortable but all are doing ok.  I had a 16 week scan today and to our surprise we are having boy/boy twins.  Our daughter is going to be bummed she really wanted a sister!

I have more energy and have been working full weeks again for the last few weeks which is nice.  I sleep a ton on the weekends but I’ve been trying to do more housework.

Sammy is now 7 months and 60 pounds he is getting really big.  He must know I’m pregnant he stays by me all the time even to the bathroom!!

12w5d

I got my Harmony results back and genetic testing results back.  Out of 250 genetic things I was tested for I came back positive for one, it’s not one I’ve ever heard of and is very rare.

Type I Polyglandular Autoimmune Syndrome is the name, my husband went and gave blood yesterday to see if he happens to be a carrier as well.

The Harmony test came back low risk so that was great! And drumroll… Twin A at my last ultrasound was clearly a girl but Twin B had something there but we couldn’t be sure since it is so early, well Twin B is a Boy! I had the Y chromosome in my blood so that cleared up that mystery! I’m still shocked my husband made a boy 😉

I had my NT scan at 11w6d and all looked well I also did more genetic testing that required a finger prick and 5 drops of blood.

I get up every two hours at night to pee and I change sides alot so quality sleep hasn’t been happening.  I haven’t been feeling the best but hoping this passes soon.

Sammy is now 6 months!!!!  He is what I would refer to as having triplets, he cries like a child if he doesn’t get his way or scraps. He is over 50 pounds now so he has come a long way since that little 11 week old puppy we brought home.

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10w3d

I haven’t updated in a while and I wanted to throw some mixed ramblings out there.

I am now 10w3d, they are fraternal di/di twins which is the lowest risk twins so that is a huge plus, I am getting the Harmony test done Friday even though I am not in the targeted age range the specialist kept saying at least you didn’t do IVF and I finally asked why and he said some of the medications can cause birth defects so even though I only took clomid and a shot of ovidrel I would like to be sure they are ok.

I want to say I am still adjusting to being pregnant with twins I truly didn’t think this would happen to me while exciting it’s very scary not knowing if one will pass or how early they will come and the risk to my health this is VERY serious.  Anyone who goes in wanting twins should really step back and think it about it’s a HUGE risk to everyone involved.  I’m excited just scared.

No matter what happens I can safely say I will never take Clomid again, multiples are no joke and now that I have seen the other side I can safely say this.  I would do an IUI with monitoring and a trigger shot but that is it.

Infertility is a crazy beast and is hard to deal with I feel very blessed to be pregnant and growing these two lives I just pray they stay in until 38 weeks and are healthy.  My only goal now is for them to grow as long as possible.

I will be tested for gestational diabetes twice since twins hold a higher risk of me getting this and I will get a fetal echo cardio at 22 weeks since I am plus size.  I will also have my cervix checked twice in case a cerclage is needed.

I see my regular OBGYN and a Maternal Fetal Specialist about every 3 weeks as of right now.  This is much different than a singleton.  I also have been interviewing doctors trying to somehow still get an attempt at a vaginal birth as a c-section terrifies me.  I have a 50% chance of a c-section twins.  They both have to be head down.  I had a great vaginal birth with my daughter and felt amazing after birth.  This is terrifying knowing I will most likely need a major surgery and then somehow help take care of these babies after birth.

I will post again when I get the Harmony results back I can’t wait to find out if I have Y Chromosome inside!!

 

Twins

So we had our 6 week ultrasound today and no wonder I have been so sick its TWINS!  I am very scared to carry twins and I know that means a c-section which terrifies me.  My husband is so excited he said he want twins.  I’m just so scared to carry them.

They had heartbeats of 118 & 128.

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Pregnant!

We owe this all to God, I am still surprised the IUI worked and we are praying that this baby is healthy and we do not have a loss.

I had my first beta on Monday and it was 730 and I go back tomorrow for another and then again on Friday.  I pray these number keep rising, this baby is such a blessing and we are very excited.  I have told people about my infertility journey and they all knew when I would find out if I was pregnant I’m now wondering if I should have kept this all to myself in case of loss but I always told myself I would be open and if something did happen I know I would need everyone support to work through it.

I pick my sister up for a 48 hour pass on the 24th which is her birthday, she will be 17.  She has been with the state since she was 14 for burning down my mother’s house so this is the first time she has overnighted with family, my mother works retail so she won’t be able to see her and my father lives further away.  I’m hoping for a good visit.

Sammy is growing like crazy in the past month he has gained 10 pounds he is now 35 pounds! They predict he will be an 80 pound dog!

Kaylee’s 5th birthday is coming up in a few weeks so I need to clean my house for her party! I can’t believe she will be 5!  I always wanted her to be closer in age to a sibling after seeing the huge age gap in my sister and myself (10 years) but Gods timing is perfect and if you would told me over two years ago when we began trying for a sibling I would not have seen it that or when we were trying to have Kaylee how long would it take but when I look back I think about how perfect Gods timing really is.  I find myself trying to think about sharing my love with another child now and I get kind of weepy Kaylee is my one and only and that will always have such a special bond.