Monday, November 11, 2013

5w4d

I guess I'll update after all...

Sooooo things looked good, aside from my ovarian hyper-stimulation syndrome (OHSS). I have fluid in my abdomen and my ovaries were, um, huge. I've been told to take it easy, no exercise (haven't been), cautious if we chose to have intercourse (err, haven't been), and to just be careful overall. Already there because I suspected OHSS early on. The abdominal pain was debilitating at first, went away with the trigger, only to come back with implantation. OHSS is aggravated by the HCG hormone, so bells went off for me then. I've been taking it easy since before trigger because of my ovary size. So more resting and drinking lots of Gatorade for me... and off to research it more. Recommendations/experiences are welcome in the comments!

The OHSS has probably been made worse because this is a twin pregnancy. Yes, twins. There were two gestational sacs, and two yolk sacs. It was still too early for fetal poles or heart beats, but as of right now there are two and they're measuring on track. We were pretty relieved there weren't more in there, and overall pretty happy... I just hope they both make it! I'm still very worried about another loss. I did lose the second one at 5w5d, but at that point she didn't have a yolk sac so these two are doing much better already. I'm trying to stay positive.

I didn't get a copy of the ultrasound photos, and I forgot to take a photo of the screen. Oops! Next time I go in I'll ask for a copy.

I think the Inositol helped with my egg quality. I can't prove that, of course, but I feel like it did. I used it on both V's cycle and this one and both had pretty good results. I definitely recommend it for women with PCOS though... it certainly doesn't hurt, and could help.

So that's where things stand. I go back in two weeks for another check, and we should be 7w4d then... assuming we make it that far. Let's hope! I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

For now I'm pregnant... and I guess I have both a Blackbird and a Nightingale.

15 comments:

Celia said...

WOOHOO! Hooray for you! I am cautiously elated and clapping very gently!

jessiwallace said...

AAAHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHAAAAAAT?!?! That is fantastic news!!!! I understand your caution so I will freak out for you!! :D Congratulations, friend, you deserve this more than ever!! Keep those little birdies warm!! :D

Do I Have to Be a D.I.N.K.? said...

What wonderful news!!! How exciting!

MrsSpock said...

Wow!

An Aspiring Mom-To-Be said...

Wow! This made my evening. I'm so excited for you. I'm keeping you and your little blackbird and nightingale in my thoughts!

Melis.sa said...

yeah!! Congratulations!! Take it easy :)

Celia said...

I have ALL THE FEELINGS for you.

aryanhwy said...

Wow! How exciting and nerve-wracking all at the same time. I wish all three of you the best of luck.

Momma, PhD said...

Great news! Continued prayers for smooth sailing.

blueeyedtawni said...

awesome and congrats!@!!!!!!!
woooo Im sending lots of sticky vibes!!!:)

Lyndsey Davis said...

Twins!! That is so exciting!! I understand your concern but we are just going to pray that both babies will have strong heartbeats next u/s and they will continue to grow just as they are now.

iamstacey said...

Oh my gosh!! TWINS!!! I'm so, so happy for you guys!! SQUEEEEE!! I can't wait for the 7 week update. It's just so awesome after all you've been through!

And - I'm so sorry about the OHSS. :( Been there, done that, and OMG it hurts. I hope it passes quickly for ya.

neeroc said...

Congratulations, such wonderful news!

Rebecca said...

Wow how did I miss this post where you said you were pregnant with twins! Oh wait I know how, never mind, I was having my embryos transferred that day. Congratulations!

AnotherDreamer said...

Rebecca, yeah you had a lot of exciting stuff happening that day! It's all good :) I kind of snuck it in this post anyway.

Thanks everyone!