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Infertility ONE Thread GRADUATES!!! - Winter/Spring 2012 - Page 7post #121 of 3123/6/12 at 8:12ampost #122 of 3123/6/12 at 1:22pmpost #123 of 3123/6/12 at 1:47pmpost #124 of 3123/6/12 at 5:14pmThread Starterpost #125 of 3123/7/12 at 7:13ampost #126 of 3123/7/12 at 7:27am
Monkey - Yes, October. I'm feeling sad knowing Krunchy isn't going be my due date buddy anymore. Plus, another friend of ours from the BSL thread was going to be a due date buddy too.... It's just not right. :(
Oddly enough someone from my Church is due about 2 weeks before me and just announced it. I don't know why, but it really annoys me. They just started coming and their child isn't even 2 yet and they're already announcing baby #2...It just bugs me. I know I should be happy for them, but somehow it's like my thunder has been taken. I really wouldn't wish IF on anybody and they are really nice. It's just with so much loss around here...it irritates me.post #127 of 3123/7/12 at 4:06pmpost #128 of 3123/7/12 at 7:20pmThread Starter
wissa - You are now on the roster. :) And sorry you're feeling like your thunder got stolen. No, we don't wish IF on everyone, but it is hard not to be jealous! And all the losses around us have been sucky. I'm still a little sad chica isn't in my DDC any more.
renavoo - Hope the babies' echo went well today, and that you're surviving work - let us know how you are when you get the chance!
deborah - Love the new profile pic! Look at those babies grow! And that dress looks comfy... where did you get it??
marmo, gozal, gemmine - Not sure if you've started following this thread, but definitely let me know when you're ready to be on the roster and what you want it to say. Praying for sticky little beans for you all!
AFM, threw up this morning and spent the day feeling crappy. I've resigned myself to the fact that I will probably not feel better till this baby comes. If I end up feeling better sooner, bonus points. If not, at least I've set my sights low. I still managed to get a few things done today, as I had already scheduled them and just had to push through. I think it all came out okay. dh left this morning for 4 days out of town, which I'm very unexcited about. So not feeling overwhelmingly positive right now. Very much hoping I feel physically better tomorrow so I can get some stuff done, like scheduling that ultrasound!post #129 of 3123/7/12 at 8:16pmpost #130 of 3123/8/12 at 5:14am
Hi ladies, don't have much time but I wanted to just say hi.
Wissa, I'm sorry you're feeling a bit down about the other announcement. It's natural, I would think (I was jealous of my SIL when she announced! I adore my nephew now but boy, when she first announced, I was really annoyed). But I think people will be just as happy for you when you announce. You'll steal some of HER thunder. ;o)
Monkey, I'm so sad that you're not feeling better and that you've now resigned yourself to a difficult pregnancy. :( i hope you're wrong and that you start to feel better within the next couple of weeks. i've known people with difficult pregnancies that have started to experience relief around week 18-20 so I'm hopeful that that will happen for you!! My DH is going away in a week for 2 weeks and I'm dreading it. I just like coming home and seeing him here. So I totally get where you're coming from.
Cbaa, I hope the IUI is successful so you can join us! I think i read that the sperm sample wasn't the greatest but hey, you only need one!! big hugs!
Everyone else, hi!
Sorry i'm being so short. I'm operating on such a serious lack of sleep. i don't sleep well normally but with my work schedule, life has been manic. I've been working 12-14 hour days the last week and a half and I've had to work the weekend too (a nice, short, 10-12 hours on Sat and Sunday...sigh.) and they are talking about working over this weekend too. I remember when i had the stamina to work those long hours and still be peppy. I think being pregnant with twins is a good excuse though ;o) just another week and a half and hopefully, I'll be able to get back to a more normal schedule. Hope all is well.
Krunchy, just thinking of you. BIG HUGS.post #131 of 3123/8/12 at 9:40am
The dress is from Oh Baby by Motherhood. I have a bunch of clothes from that line and love them.Quote:post #132 of 3123/8/12 at 6:03pmThread Starter
deborah - I have some yoga pants by them that I love! I didn't see any of those dresses when I was shopping at Kohl's, but maybe the were all gone by the time I got around to looking? Anyway, hope to hear a happy update from your ultrasound when you get the chance!
Oh, and for anyone who might be interested - my Sears is having a buy one/get one free on maternity t-shirts. I bought two. :)post #133 of 3123/8/12 at 6:20pm
I do have an update, but unfortunately it is not a happy one. My little boys are too small. I am now on very modified bed rest and just have to try to gain a bunch of weight quickly. It looks like IUGR (Intrauterine Growth Restriction). I will most likely be hospitalized in about 4 weeks and we hope i don't have to deliver then, since baby A would most likely not make it if we had to deliver at 24 weeks. He is only at 2%. Baby B is at 12%. Hoping to make it well past 24 weeks, but will need daily monitoring soon. There's no point in sending me to the hospital now since there is nothing they can do. I have to gain a lot of weight.That's about all we can do for them. The good news is that they have plenty of fluid, they are very active and their heartbeats are strong.post #134 of 3123/8/12 at 6:36pmThread Starter
Deborah - I am so sorry it is not all good news! I am happy the babies are wiggly and they have good heart beats - that at least is good! Do they think the babies will grow if you rest and eat more? I have heard of IUGR, but I don't really know what causes it. I will definitely keep you and your boys in my prayers!post #135 of 3123/8/12 at 7:09pm
There are a few things that cause it. Multiples are at a higher risk, especially those sharing a placenta (like mine do). Basically, it means oxygen isn't flowing from my placenta to the babies through the umbilical cord. Infection could cause it, though they don't think that's the issue with me and even if it is, only one of the possible infections is treatable. I'm getting bloodwork done to check. It appears they think that resting and eating will help since that is what they told me to do. I am still allowed to take my class and sing in choir. I am not allowed to do anything that will burn a significant amount of calories. Sounds so strange to say that.post #136 of 3123/9/12 at 9:08am
Oh no Deborah, I am so sorry to hear that. I don't know if maybe you have it already, but I think you would get a lot of practical weight-gain tips from a book I just got, that was recommended by lots of twin moms over on the multiples board. It's called When You're Expecting Twins, Triplets, or Quads by Dr. Barbara Luke & Tamara Eberlein. They talk a lot about the importance of early weight gain with twins and exactly how to acheive it. They also discuss the specific differences between different types of twin pregnancies, such as yours when the twins share a placenta and membrane. For one example, she mentions the possibility of using protein supplementary drinks, discusses the different kinds, and tells you how to special-order them (some you need to get at a pharmacy). I just read that part last night and I think that may be helpful in your situation. I also wanted to mention, I know it is just one small example, but I do have a friend whose daughter was born with pretty severe IUGR. At term she weighed less than 2.5 lbs. Shockingly her OB didn't pick this up so it was literally a surprise to everyone. But their daughter is doing great. She never had any developmental delays or anything. I am hoping so much that your story has a similarly "boring" ending. Thinking lots of good thoughts for you and your boys.
Monkey, I am full of admiration for your humble acceptance of m/s! I abhor throwing up. It is the worst thing ever as far as I'm concerned. I am a total wimp about it, which is uncharacteristic for me, I usually have a high pain tolerance. I am barely coping with my intense nausea-but-no-vomiting. I am still hoping it lets up for you. I try really hard not to take medications that I can possibly avoid (we don't even keep OTC stuff in the house, because we never use it and it always expires), but in your case I think I would seek relief!
Renavoo, your employer is going to give you a medal soon, right? And, like, a vacation? That is insane! I don't know how you do it. (Hmmm, I'm sounding like a real wimp today, huh?). Keep hanging in there and by all means pull out that twins card as often as you need it! I have to admit I have been enjoying my twins card every now and then already. You know, "Oh DH, could you make me a sandwich? Even though it's 11pm and we are in bed? It is hard work building two babies!" ;)
Wissa, I totally get that about the announcement! I actually have always been a little, probably unfairly, irritated by people's confidence in that department. Even before I went through IF, I was realy shocked by friends who announced basically as soon as they saw the second line. I know this is a cultural difference between the US and where I'm from, as well. Of course I am happy that people do not feel so much anxiety but it just seems a bit...arrogant, I guess. But you know what? You are doing what is right for you, your baby, your family. Maybe your friend will feel sheepish when she realizes you waited to share your news!
AFM, I think my absolute worst m/s was weeks 5-7. I could not lift my head and could barely eat anything. I sort of freaked out that it seemed to be a bit better this week. But then I realized that I still feel pretty terrible, so maybe I'm just managing it better. I lie down most of the time and always rest between getting up and doing things. I let DS watch an extra program so I can get a nap in the afternoon. If I can't cook, I just don't. We've been eating way more prepared food and semi-homemade stuff than usual, but it works right now. And the house is fit to be condemned. (Okay, I exaggerate. I'm a neat freak.) I force myself to eat regularly. It's hard because most food disgusts me, and yet I am often starving. It's very much like my pg with DS, only more extreme. Not like double extreme, but maybe 25-30%. One big difference seems to be that with one, I could eat constant small meals. With two, I actually need to eat some larger meals too. I don't think I'm eating enough, but I just can't eat much, especially before the afternoon. But you know what? I am so happy for it. I am so happy to be here. If I had the energy, I'd be dancing around all the time!
Oh, and can I be added to the EDD list under Due in October? :)
gozal - DH and I are finally giving DS ('07) some siblings after 2.5 years of unexpected challenges, including a rare pituitary tumor and a suspected ectopic pregnancy. Two siblings, to be exact! Very excited to be expecting our twins in October.post #137 of 3123/9/12 at 9:39ampost #138 of 3123/9/12 at 11:29amThread Starter
gozal - You have been added to the roster! I love seeing that list grow! And about my humble acceptance of morning sickness... you must not have been following this thread for long. At 17 weeks, it is much more like a defeated resignation than a humble acceptance. The good news is, after feeling so terrible on Wednesday, yesterday and today have been pretty good. Things really have improved, I guess I just expected the nausea/vomiting to completely go away, and it just hasn't. My mw has offered me medication, but I guess I'm really not sure I believe it would help. And maybe it would, but honestly - I was miserable (still am on some days), but I just don't want to expose the baby to anything I don't have to. Morning sickness isn't killing me, and baby still seems to be growing just fine, so I'm dealing with it. I'm sorry you're feeling so bleh, but I'm glad your dh is helping you out, and that you're finding ways to get some rest for yourself. I can't imagine what my body would do if it were trying to grow twins, so I'm glad there's just one in there at this point! But I was thinking... didn't you say awhile back that you felt like you had more than one child still waiting to join your family? Do you think there are more pregnancies in your future, or do you think these two little ones will complete your family? I know, awfully early to be asking that question! But just wondering about your thoughts there.
deborah - I'm glad you've found some positive stories to give you some hope! I will have to dig out my baby name book and see what I can find in there. It does sound weird to have a doctor tell you to try not to do calorie-consuming activities. I think I'm right in remembering you can't have dairy? I guess that takes milkshakes at every meal off the table! Hopefully you aren't having a hard time thinking of nutrient-dense things you can eat. Do you know when they plan on doing an ultrasound again? Still praying for you and your little guys!
renavoo - Hope we get to hear about your appointment when you have the time. Are you 23 weeks or 24 now? You've come such a long way!
AFM, still here! dh being gone hasn't been too awful so far, though I still have another day and a half to get through. Writing to deborah about milkshakes makes me want one. Unfortunately, eating anything sweet (including a 1 oz square of dark chocolate) makes my entire abdomen feel like a lake of acid. It's been this way for weeks now, and it's very annoying. I still haven't figured out exactly what my body is wanting to feel good all the time. My mom suggested that maybe my body was too acidic, based on some of the symptoms I described, so I tried drinking some alkaline water, and it didn't really help. And I looked at a chart of acid vs alkaline foods, and the things that I know trigger feeling bad seem to fall about equally into the acid and alkaline categories, so I think that isn't it. Ah, well. As I said to gozal, yesterday and today have been decent for me.
Oh, and two milestone moments from yesterday: I went to visit the school where I used to teach, and one of my former colleagues (and a good friend) told me I'd gotten "big boobies." I admit, my jaw dropped a little when she said it, just because it was a little shocking. But it's totally true, and it's sort of validating to have someone besides me recognize that my body has changed. And she also agreed that it makes my bump look less noticeable, since I've grown both on top and on bottom. So that was sort of funny. The second thing was that I had the first complete stranger assume I was pregnant and ask me how far along I was. Since normally even people who know me can't tell by looking that I'm pregnant (or at least aren't certain enough to comment on it), I was a little surprised, but again, also validating that I don't just look fat! It was a lady I held the door for at Sears, who had a little baby of her own, so maybe she just recognizes the maternity clothes? Either way, it was sort of nice and weird at the same time.post #139 of 3123/9/12 at 3:39pm
I can do goat dairy, but right now I'm having really bad diarrhea so I won't be messing with that for a few days. I'm hoping that a little Immodium AD (on the approved list) and some gatorade/juice/cream of rice will do the trick. I am just trying to figure out how to keep the calories in at the moment. The next ultrasound is 3/22 and then the 24 week one which will tell me the next steps is 4/5.post #140 of 3123/10/12 at 3:04pm
Quote:Originally Posted by deborahbgkelly
I do have an update, but unfortunately it is not a happy one. My little boys are too small. I am now on very modified bed rest and just have to try to gain a bunch of weight quickly. It looks like IUGR (Intrauterine Growth Restriction). I will most likely be hospitalized in about 4 weeks and we hope i don't have to deliver then, since baby A would most likely not make it if we had to deliver at 24 weeks. He is only at 2%. Baby B is at 12%. Hoping to make it well past 24 weeks, but will need daily monitoring soon. There's no point in sending me to the hospital now since there is nothing they can do. I have to gain a lot of weight.That's about all we can do for them. The good news is that they have plenty of fluid, they are very active and their heartbeats are strong.
Deborah - I'm so sorry you didn't get a happy update. I think this kind of thing is fairly common with twins. Not that knowing that helps anything when it's your babies! I hope the increase in calories and resting does the trick. I'm sure you're worried about having ot deliever early at 24 weeks, but I'm praying for you that it doesn't come to that.
The fact that they are Active and have Strong heartbeats sounds like wonderful news despite the IUGR!! GROW little ones GROW!!!!! I would will them to grow for you if I could.
Gozal - Yeah for joining the roster. I know you're still feeling pretty yuck, but yeah to feeling some better. Hopefully in the next couple of weeks you'll feel much much better. I have found my MS is better the more I eat. I don't think I was eating enough calories and some people do think MS is related to low bloodsugar.
Monkey - LOL - Sorry it's funny that you are excited someone thought you looked pregnant! Mainly, just because I can remember being huge with DS and people constantly asking me if I was pregnant and it drove me nuts...like no I just like to stuff pillows under my shirt! In any case, if that made you happy Woohoo!! Here's to showing...Belly pride!
AFM - No luck finding a doctor or hospital so far. My stubborn side is ready to find a mid-wife and drive another state. (which is not unheard of for women where I live). I'm so upset over this. I wish I could just go along...Oh why I can't ever just go along.
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