Thursday, September 30, 2010

Another Trip to the Hosptial

Yesterday morning I woke up about 3:00am and threw up... then was very hungry, so I ate something....and then threw that up. Then then about a half an hour later, threw up again.... and then again... and that's kinda how most of my morning went. By lunch time I was VERY hungry, so I ate and it stayed down for a while....but eventually I threw it up. I was feeling pretty miserable and dehydrated, so I called my doctor and they sent me back to the OB triage to get re hydrated. I got there about 4:45 and was checked-in/registered pretty quickly, but then several ladies showed up in active labor, so I had to wait a while for a room. Brent had to leave to go to church for Wednesday night stuff, so I called Karen (my "Delaware Mom") and she came and sat with me most of the night. About 6:45 or so I finally got put in a room and they took a urine sample. The nurse didn't even wait for the doctor to tell her to start my IV because of how dehydrated I was. They pumped me full of LOTS of fluid...it took a bag and a half before I had to pee the first time...if that tells you anything! They also gave me meds to calm down my stomach. At 8:30 or so they let me eat some crackers and ginger ale. It took me almost an hour to eat/drink it.... but shortly after it was gone, some of it came back up. They gave me more don't throw up meds.... and I still threw up again a little while later. Around mid-night they sent me home.... I came home and slept better than I have slept in a long time! I ate my breakfast about an half hour ago and still don't feel like I am going to throw up!! :) So now I think it's about time to get ready and try to go to work.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Pictures!

This is Baby B with his/her arms holding his/her legs
This is another one of Baby B just chillin'
This is Baby A sucking his/her thumb
This is Baby A hangin' out
This is a close up of Baby A's face

The printed pictures didn't turn out as clear as the other ones. The ultrascan was a higher level ultrasound so a lot more details were visable. We could see everything very clearly on the screen...

Healthy Babies, Healthy Mommy

My appointment about my thyroid went well. The doctor explained that the TSH is what is low, which means my brain things my thyroid is producing too many hormones. He called an endocrinologist to double check, but apparently this is pretty normal in pregnancy. The receptors in the brain that measure the thyroid hormones are the same receptors that measure HcG (the pregnancy hormone). The endocrinologist recommended waiting a couple weeks and getting more blood work done - and there is there are still abnormalities, I will go see the endocrinologist. The doctor said he didn't think it was anything to worry about.

My ultrasound went really well too! Both of the babies were active and looked really healthy. Both are about 5 cm from crown to rump and everything is measuring where is it supposed to be. Baby A likes to suck his/her thumb and baby B likes to stick out his/her tounge. Both babies are pretty good at doing flips, stretching out, and kicking/punching eachother and me. We could see their little faces and their little fingers and little feet. We also heard both of their heart beats and everything sounded good!

I will try to scan the pictures later and post them, but for now... it's nap time for mommy!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Appointment, Appointment, Appointment

Last Friday I had my first appt at my regular OB's office. I didn't meet with the doctor, just the nurse. She took TUNS of info from us and a bunch of blood. I really like the office and have heard great things about them. Next Friday I have my first appointment with the doctor.

Monday morning the office called with all of my lab results. Everything looked good except for my thyroid levels, which were REALLY low. The nurse told me to schedule an appt with my PCP as soon as possible to get on thyroid meds. I have an appt scheduled with them tomorrow. Hopefully that will go well and then meds will make it all better.

Then tomorrow afternoon I have an appt scheduled for an ultrasound. I am very excited to see my babies again! It's been two an a half weeks since my last ultra sound, they are going to be HUGE compaired to last time I saw them!!

I think I am finally starting to feel better. I didn't throw up at all on Sunday, only once yesterday, and haven't yet today. Today I have been hungery and able to yet normal size meals and not feel sick from them. I hope this is something that continues to happen!! I also have been sleeping better the past couple nights. I still have been waking up to go potty every three hours or so, but I have been able to fall right back asleep. I have been having issues falling back asleep after going to the bathroom....most times I was awake for an hour or so every time I had to go potty, so this is a HUGE improvement. Hopefully this also keeps up!

I'm so finally starting to gain weight! (Never thought I would be excited about that) My belly is getting bigger too! Depending on what I am wearing, I actually am starting to look pregnant! It's crazy cause I am only 12 weeks along, but the books all say that my uterus is the size of a singleton pregnancy at 18 weeks, so I guess it makes sence. By the time I am 26 weeks, I should be about the size of a full term singleton pregnancy - that's kind of scary!

I'll try to post pictures tomorrow after my ultrasound!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

A Trip to the Hospital

The last couple days I have not been feeling well. Yesterday everything I ate or drank came back up. This morning I still didn't feel very good and didn't keep down my breakfast, so I called the doctor and they told me to go to the hospital. And so I did... they gave me an IV and re hydrated me and gave me some different meds to keep me from throwing up. I could definitely tell the difference after the first IV bag. After I was feeling better and had kept something down, they sent me home! So now I am home and gonna sleep the rest of the afternoon :)

Friday, September 10, 2010

And the news is out!

We told Grandma and Grandpa Cary today when they got to our house! They were excited for us. After then left, Brent tried calling the rest of his family. I told most of my family throughout last week. On Sunday we'll start telling more people at church... and probably after my appt a week from today will post our news on facebook! It's exciting telling people... it makes it feel more real - not that the nausea and such doesn't...but it's not as exciting as telling people.

I'm having good days and bad days with how I am feeling. On Wednesday I felt great, the best that I have in a long time. But Wednesday night I started throwing up again and was misirable most of Thursday. Today I am feeling pretty good... so hopefully there will start being more good days than bad!

Friday, September 3, 2010

We Were Discharged!

...from the fertility specialist! It's kind of bitter sweet. I have come to look forward to seeing the staff and the doctor every week. I love the nurse and the ultrasound tech, so it was sad to say good bye. But at the same time, this means that I am moving along in my pregnancy and getting that match closer to meeting these amazing little mircles that God has put in my belly!

They took lots of ultrasound pictures today. It amazes me how much bigger the babies have gotten each week. Last week they were almost 2cm and this week they are almost 4cm. It's crazy. And they look more and more like babies. They have big heads and little arms and bodies. There little hearts look good and the babies don't know how to stay still. The ultrasound tech was having a hard time getting clear pictures and measurements because the babies were moving around so much. It was pretty cool to watch.

My next appointment is two weeks from today and it will be with my new OB.

I told the rest of my co-workers on Wednesday that I was pregnant with twins. Some were really excited - others didn't seem to care so much. But now they all know why I have been a little cranky lately and going pee every two seconds and been so sleepy, so they can stop asking questions.

Next weekend Brent's parents and grandparents will be here. So we will tell Grandma and Grandpa Cary then, and then start to call more family and such. I love telling people who I know will be excited - their reactions are so much fun to watch!