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post #21 of 114
welcome ApplePieBaby and labortrials!

labortrials, I hope your levels aren't indicative of anything serious.

ApplePieBaby, I think you have our first set of twins. The first multiples I've seen in August

I'm still waiting for the results of the second round of bw - drs office was closed on Friday. I kind of figured they would be, but I had to call anyway.
post #22 of 114
Thanks Kimberly
It is hard to be positive coming off of several losses... but I do feel better now that I've seen the babies.

Thanks for the welcome, texas
post #23 of 114
been meaning to jump in here. There was a previous thread in our DDC for mamas who have been through losses where I posted, but I've lost track of it so I'll pop in here and give us a bump.

We lost a teensy weensy bean at around 6 weeks last time around. Didn't find out until past 9 weeks and then went through a long, drawn out mc.

Annie, I saw that you're due for an u/s on Friday. Phew. I bet it feels like the longest week ever! Fingers very tightly crossed for you. Anyone else get or getting any updates soon?

I had an u/s last week and we got to see the babe's heartbeat and all. The relief was incredible. Trust me, I still check my panties thoroughly and I evaluate my symptoms constantly, but overall, it was reassuring both to get past my previous m/c date and to see a heartbeat.

I'm trying to follow my dp's advice: no news (from my body) is good news, so stay positive. Darn if it isn't a challenge though after a missed m/c.
post #24 of 114
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stardust, I'm glad you got to see the heartbeat and that is was so reassuring, and to be past your previous m/c date is definitely reassuring

I am really hoping for good news at our u/s on Friday, although I think it will be an even bigger relief to make it to twelve weeks without spotting (since my last 2 m/c were at around 10 and 11 weeks).
post #25 of 114
Annie, I hear ya! My last loss was a missed m/c (I guess) at 10w2d.

My u/s is in the morning. I was expecting to hear what my progesterone level is, but no word from the RE's office. : Maybe I should just assume that they'd tell me if there was any significant change.

Gotta get ready for DD's birthday. She's : 4 today! :
post #26 of 114
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I had an u/s last week and we got to see the babe's heartbeat and all. The relief was incredible. Trust me, I still check my panties thoroughly and I evaluate my symptoms constantly, but overall, it was reassuring both to get past my previous m/c date and to see a heartbeat.

I'm trying to follow my dp's advice: no news (from my body) is good news, so stay positive. Darn if it isn't a challenge though after a missed m/c.
Great news! But yeah, it's hard to stay positive. I like the advice though... though it's harder to follow after a missed m/c, at least in my case.
post #27 of 114
I lost our baby at 14.5 weeks in Oct of this year, had a d and e and one period and now I'm pregnant. I'm still in shock, I go to the doc on monday. I also lost 2 in between my dd's. I hope this baby is a sticky baby, I'm not having a lot of symptoms other than exhaustion and hunger. Good luck to everyone! I'm trying to stay positive, and keep praying!
post #28 of 114
I'm PAL too.

This is my fourth pregnancy. In 2005, after a year of trying to conceive, I suffered a miscarriage. In 2006, I delivered a pre-term baby girl at 26 weeks due to severe preeclampsia. She only lived 5 days. Finally, in 2007 we had a successful, though very high-risk pregnancy.

Although I have had one successful pregnancy now, still every waking minute is spent obsessing about the "what ifs." Ugh. I'm one big ball of hormonal stress.

We had a viability ultrasound yesterday. And, the baby is measuring about 4 to 5 days earlier than we thought, so we could get that good a look. At 6.2 weeks there's still not too much to see yet. SO, we're headng back again next week for another ultrasound.

Best of luck to everyone.
post #29 of 114
My u/s is today. I'm hoping to have a reason to keep the previously scheduled one for 1/8. I'm scared. I don't feel like I can trust any symptoms or lack thereof. :
post #30 of 114
Kimberly~ I am thinking of you today. I hope all goes well with your u/s and you get to see your little one's (or both little ones!) heart beating away.
post #31 of 114
Thread Starter 
thinking of you Kimberly. I know what you mean about not trusting symptoms or the lack thereof
post #32 of 114
thinking of you Kimberly.

I've been "fooled" by symptoms too.
post #33 of 114
OMG : OMG :

TWINS! Both with little flickers at 6w!!!!!!

This screws up things so wonderfully. We are so thankful.
post #34 of 114
Yay Kimberly!!! I am so excited for you!! : : :
post #35 of 114
Thread Starter 
yay! congrats!
post #36 of 114
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OMG : OMG :

TWINS! Both with little flickers at 6w!!!!!!

This screws up things so wonderfully. We are so thankful.
TWIIIIIINNNNNSSS!!! How exciting!

congratulationscongratulations!

Did you suspect at all?
post #37 of 114
My HCG #s went from 367 to over 6100 in 5 days - by 24DPO that was my level. That's how we suspected. I hope they stay twins! I love them. My little blips!!
post #38 of 114
YAY KIMBERLY! I am not the only one now!!!
post #39 of 114
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Jayme, you have a great blog. I loved the little video you uploaded.

I'm PAL and somewhere between 5-6w. I have symptoms following my progesterone shots, but they're subsiding which makes me nervous. I am pretty darned tired.

I have an u/s on 12/31 to look for twins or a molar pregnancy. My hormone levels are too high. I had a blood draw last Friday before we left town, and my levels were 367 and 51 (before I had any supplementation). On Wednesday they were over 6100 and 53! So, that's kind of wacky. Luckily I had seen an RE here in Denver where my in-laws live, and so they're keeping watch over me while I'm here for the holidays.

I'm trying to be confident and believe in this, but it's hard after 3 consecutive losses.

It looks like some of you need to update the thread with new details - texaspeach, famille_huggins. Anyone else??
Sorry I've not updated. We found out on our second scan (12/22) that I was indeed pregnant with twins, but I had a rare pregnancy disorder called a heterotopic pregnancy. A heterotopic pregnancy is a combination intrauterine and ectopic pregnancy.

A spontaneous heterotopic pregnancy in itself is fairly rare -- maybe 1/20,000 women. My situation was even more rare though, with my ectopic pregnancy on my left ovary. My OB was beside himself with a combination of concern and excitement, having never experienced a heterotopic pregnancy in his career. He was pressing for surgery, but knew the general anesthesia would risk the growing pregnancy in my uterus. Instead, he agreed to a "wait and watch" approach, and sent me to see my MFM on Christmas Eve.

Two days later, on Christmas Eve, my MFM and two of his colleagues agreed to the "wait and watch" approach. They couldn't find a fetal pole, and my HCg level (which had been increasing at a rate to indicate multiples) had slowed to a point that it appeared the twin on my ovary had died. He took meaurements, and sent me back to my OB this past Tuesday.

My OB called me at home on Saturday morning to check in (weird!). I began spotting over the weekend, light but still worrisome. On Tuesday, I saw the OB for another scan and he confirmed the baby on the ovary was gone and deteriorating. He could see where the fetal pole had been and was no longer. He could also see that the edges of the gestational sac was hazy with blood (likely explaining my spotting) and that it was folding in on itself, growing smaller. The baby in the uterus has a strong heartbeat, and is growing well, now three days ahead of schedule.

At this point, surgery is not recommended, though because there's still a risk of ovarian rupture, I'll continue to be monitored via sonogram. I follow up with the MFM on Monday.

We're disappointed to be in another unusual, high-risk situation, but I guess it's the norm for us. And despite the loss of the twin, we know for sure that this pregnancy has benefitted from the two implantations. I normally struggle with and miscarry because of low progesterone levels. This pregnancy, though -- because of the two corpora lutea -- has been fantastic on paper, with progesterone levels nearly triple what I'm used to.

Thanks for thinking of me, and for asking after me. I appreciate the concern. I'll update more often from now on.
post #40 of 114
[QUOTE=labortrials;12890689]My HCG #s went from 367 to over 6100 in 5 days - by 24DPO that was my level. That's how we suspected. I hope they stay twins! I love them. My little blips!![/QUOTE

Congrats on the twins! What sweet news!
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