Introducing myself as I'm new to the 2nd tri board this week!
How far along? 14 weeks, 1 day w/ twinsAppts this coming week? Next general checkup is next week. We just got our NT scan results back last week and they were clear!How're you feeling this week? I finally figured out it was my prenatal vitamin that was making me SO sick. I'm guessing it was the fish oil in it since that's something I've never taken before (and don't eat fish). I switched to plant based DHA gummies and have been splitting the dose into twice a day and I'm feeling SO much better now. Still really tired and some nausea, but I definitely feel like I'm on the upswing.GTKY: What show(s) might you plan to binge / re-watch while you're home in early days with LO? I have actually never watched more than a few minutes of any episode of Friends, so I think that might be my go-to for maternity leave. Short and not too hard to follow since I'll be tired and busy!
1st cycle of IVF started April 9, 2017. ER- 15R, 7M, 5F, 4 frozen, 1 transferred. BFN
May 2017- Hysteroscopy
June-August 2017- 2nd attempt via FET. 2 Embryos transferred on 08/10/17. BFP, but ended in a chemical.
November 2017- Hysteroscopy
January 2018- 3rd attempt via FET. 2 Embryos transferred on 01/25/18. BOLD BFP on a HPT on 1/31, Beta # 1 on 2/5= 721. Beta # 2 on 2/7- 1903. 6wk+3 day scan revealed twins!
I'm blogging about it here
How far along? 23w+1d
Appts this coming week? None.
How're you feeling this week? Sleep is
seeming to be harder to come by. I’m having
trouble getting to sleep in the first place and then when I wake up to go to
the bathroom I only seem to half sleep until my alarm goes off. Vomiting also made a comeback this week, but
oddly very little nausea which is better combination in my opinion.
GTKY: What show(s) might you plan to binge / re-watch while you're home
in early days with LO? We may or may not need some new Netflix
recommendations over here... @businessWife
this is a good one! I love your GTKY
questions!!! I’ve currently been
watching the new season of call the midwife and was thinking to myself that I
might want to go back and re-watch that series, I think everything but the
current one is on Netflix. Also on my “to
binge” list is breaking bad (because I just never watched it when everyone else
did) and I would love to re-watch Grace and Frankie which is probably one of my
favorite Netflix series out there (it’s about two older women who live together
after their husbands admit they are gay and leave them for each other. The two ex-wives are like a granola-hippy
chic and the other is a retired CEO of a beauty company all the characters in
the show are so hilarious and I just love the banter, and friendship story
In other exciting news I had like a total baby weekend. We changed our nursery theme again….we switched
to Chicago theme because we are those kind of Chicago people and came up with a
plan to paint a mural and finished putting together the furniture. I can’t wait and hope we can start with the
mural this weekend! My parents came into
town to visit and we visited the baby store and ordered our stroller and car
seat after many hours of testing and debate.
My parents told me it wasn’t from them but from my grandparents who have
both pasted and they were just fulfilling wishes. All the feels. I’m just so thankful because we wouldn’t have
been able to get anything so nice on our own with all the other expenses we are
juggling. We also went to the baby
shower venue to plan out how we would set things up, picked out invites and my
mom did a whole cute set up with options for centerpieces and tablescapes (who
knew my mom was a secret party planner…this is the same woman who did all my
birthdays at mcdonalds because it required no planning). I guess retirement changes people.
How far along?
Appts this coming week?
Yep! Reg OB check up + glucose test
And as of this week, I start going every two weeks.
How're you feeling this week?
Good overall! At times I'm feeling a little
Motion sick but I think it's because I forget to eat. Yeah I'm the worst at being pregnant, food isn't interesting unless it's a raw veggie. Fried food aka ways sounds unappealing.
GTKY: What show(s) might you plan to binge / re-watch while you're home in early days with LO? We may or may not need some new Netflix recommendations over here...
Great question! We just finished Sneaky Pete season 2. I want to watch The Marvelous Mrs Maisel.
I too need recommendations.
I cannot believe this is my last week in the second tri. I feel like I just started it & I am so unprepared for tri #3. Like nothing is done!! Nothing!! At least I registered at the hospital.
one pain in the butt thing that happened is my company is switching insurances and my OB doesn't take the new one. At this stage of the game i have to switch practices. Ughhhh. I hate it, cause I already feel I had to leave two doctors to go to my OB (RE switch to OB was rough on me emotionally, plus my ObGYN of years didn't take my insurance, so I've been going to his partner) and just when I'm finally bonding with this OB I have to move again. But after an all night meltdown, I told myself and DH that I'd rather this be our problem than an actual problem with the baby.
@adirat I also call total BS on the whole golden trimester
thing. Yes I feel better than the first
BUT I definitely feel way worse than before I got pregnant. So exciting feeling the baby move! It’s so hard to tell at first but I bet you’ll
be felling it more and more soon!
@sarcasticowl I love the great British baking show. I’ll have to check out Chef’s table!
@chicandbubbly you seem so far ahead of the curve with your planning
don’t be overwhelmed!
@dragonfly6191 Welcome and congratulations on your
TWINS!!! I hear morning sickness can be
worse with multiples glad the vitamin change is making a difference and
hopefully maybe just time is helping out too.
I’ve also never really watched friends I’ve seen a few episodes on
re-run when the tv was just on in the background but that might be a good one
to watch and not totally pay attention to!
When I went to pee before I left work earlier this evening, there was blood on my underwear and panty liner. I paged the nurse line, told DH, and drove home, and when the urgent after-hours nurse line didn't call me back, I paged them again. There was more blood by the time I got home and finally called the Labor and Delivery number and they told me to come in, where I was brought in to their triage room. The initial exam was okay, baby's fhr was good, and my results were negative for anything odd, but I was having contractions. They wanted me to spend the night in one of their other units so then DH went home to take care of our dog and to get some things for me. Unfortunately, while he was out, they took me off the monitors so I could go pee and I bled more. I called for the nurse and she brought in the OB to check on me again. Cervix was still closed. They think my bleeding is from placenta previa, so the placenta slightly separated from the uterine wall, which may be causing the bleeding. They decided to admit me to the hospital but now within the Labor and Delivery unit. I moved from their triage room to a Labor and Delivery room across the hall.
We agreed to take the steroids shot that could help the baby if I have to deliver early, and we're still debating whether or not I should take magnesium. And we may talk to the NICU folks to learn more. But it's all so overwhelming. I'm only 27 weeks and I don't know what to expect. I was complaining about sleeping and baby shower games just half a day ago and now I'm worried that they might have to do a c-section to deliver the baby early. So early.
So I know there's nothing you all can do but I just needed to share somewhere. DH is overwhelmed too and exhausted, and we haven't called any of our family members yet. My parents are 30 mins away but with all the changing opinions, it doesn't make sense to worry them until we understand more. He's told his coworkers that he can't go into work in the morning, and I'm looking at my work to-do list and wondering if I can get all of this done in the next 24 hours in case something does happen. But all I want is my little one to stay in for at least another 10 weeks.
Oh my goodness @jr102217 I was going to ask about your
glucose test but it sounds like so much more is going on. How scary overwhelming and exhausting I guess
we really never know what is going to happen.
Don’t worry about work it can always wait just try your best to relax and
listen to the doctors, even if you do have to deliver so much can be done to
support the baby now a days, even if it isn’t ideal great outcomes come from
27week babes. I’m wishing the best for
you and safety for your little one. Be
strong mama and take it one minute at a time we are all here for you.
I second the Marvelous Mrs Maisel recommendations from
Welcome back @hottietoddy congrats on keeping things
healthy. I was a monster of junk food
yesterday but have been making healthier choices today. No one is perfect all the time!
@laurad75 How did I miss that the crown came out with
another season…must add that to my ever growing list. I’m going to be a horrible example of screen
time usage for my future baby.
@lablover78 glad that the anatomy scan went well and so cool
you got to get a 4D pic!
@sarzee2 I’m just curious why you are anti-shower. I was super anti-shower for my wedding but
for some reason I’m super on board for the baby shower.
@jr102217 I am so thrilled to see your update. Not thrilled that you are still in the
hospital but so happy things seem to be settling down and hopefully you will be
discharged. Super impressive that you
are taking everything in stride and even getting some work done! Major kudos.
Will you have to monitor your glucose moving forward and do you think
you’ll have to be on bedrest after discharge?
Please keep us updated and I’ll keep sending good vibes your way that
this was nothing more than a scare. FX
@sarzee2 definitely no offense here. I was the same way with the bridal shower I
hate being the center of attention I felt I was an adult and lived on my own
for at least 15yrs before getting married and it felt very weird to register
for anything because I didn’t need anything.
I ended up caving and having a SMALL bridal shower with a few friends
which wasn’t horrible but I still thought it was weird and uncomfortable. I actually surprised myself with the want for
a baby shower. I think part of it was we
ended up having to drain pretty much all our cash from the second IVF (which
was a surprise self-pay…ugh insurance), and the third IVF resulted in a loan we
are still paying off…and I also am still reeling at the price of daycare so
financially we are in a waaay different position than I would prefer (I’m a bit
of crazy person with finances) we are still a-ok to pay bills and support a
baby we do have plenty of “would likes” we simply would never buy for ourselves
and I quite frankly would love to have.
So gifts were much more welcomed, also I can rationalize that the baby
is the center of attention instead of me :P thanks for sharing whenever I have
talked about my total distain of wanting a bridal shower before literally
EVERYONE thought I was crazy. It’s nice
to know there is someone else out there!
@hottietoddy thank you for the carters tip! Sounds like I’ll be doing some online
shopping after dinner tonight! Also
sometimes you just have to take a break I know I’ve been there, we are always
around when you come back