Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Alls well-

I'm 10 weeks + 5 days and alllllss well*... as far as we know. Still no bleeding or anything, so that's good- right? I don't know. Probably. I stopped Crinone at 9w6d and have been taking 200mg pharmacy compound progesterone a day since... but ran out last night so we'll see how that goes. I've been getting headaches from wearing my glasses, so every night I'm just done. I haven't been getting on the computer as much. I've had such horrible digestive issues that I've barely been functioning, it was really bad for awhile. But things are getting better there, I think, with the help of medicine.

So, I feel better than with V's pregnancy but also worse.

I still have two weeks until I get to see my OB. Which feels like forever. In the meantime I'm building a list of a hundred questions (which may be an exaggeration) about my care with twins:

- Are they still alive? And then...

- My biggest thing is being referred to a Maternal Fetal Medicine (MFM) specialist for joint care with my OB. I'm worried she won't do it, and I feel like this is imperative. It's not that I don't trust their care, but I'm not a normal patient with a singleton pregnancy... heck, I'm not even a normal patient with a twin pregnancy. They can be a little laid back, and I feel like I need a lot more monitoring than if this was another singleton pregnancy- I have learned that being pro-active is always better than wondering what if... and I plan to push this issue or switch doctors if I have to.

- Asking about the frequency of cervical scans and growth checks; requesting that they start at 16 weeks.

- Dietary needs (protein, iron, calories, etc...) and testing for gestational diabetes (GD). I'm assuming I'll be tested earlier because of my PCOS and twin situation, I remember getting a random glucose draw at 17wks or something with V in addition to the 1 hour GTT. I stayed on Metformin with him and barely passed, so who knows how that'll go.

- Whether we'll be switching to Heparin again at the end, and discussions of how things will play out with a recurrent c-section (RCS).

- I don't really know what else to ask... so, suggestions are welcome! I would really appreciate it. I've been doing my own research, but I'm a fan of utilizing all my resources. I don't mean that in a bad way either- I've learned so much from people out here on the internet, in this community, and I truly value it. So anything you have to offer, I'd love to hear it. Thank you!

*I hope someone out there heard that in the voice of the vulture guard from Dis.ney's Robin Hood. It's always been one of my favorites :)


An Aspiring Mom-To-Be said...

Glad to know you are alright and hanging in there!

Anonymous said...

HAHAHA I hear the voice!!! ;D I think you're on the right track with the questions. I agree 100% that you need to push for a MFM. With having four losses and one very complicated pregnancy, any OB who thinks it's not necessary would be a toss-out, in my opinion. Go with your instinct! These are your babies, not theirs, and your body, so definitely don't be afraid to go momma bear. ;) I can't remember if you technically had pre-term labor with V, in addition to everything else, but I would get the rundown on that because with twins, there are certain things that aren't as effective as they are with a singleton pregnancy, like using progesterone injections as a preventative measure. So anything they can inform you on now will be helpful to you and understanding how to possibly prevent/handle pr-term labor. I would say your water intake needs to be more with the twins, too, so I would ask about that in addition to your dietary questions. :) I am loving reaching these posts from you!

AnotherDreamer said...

Jessi: LOL! V actually went 3 days past due, he wasn't budging- born at almost 9lbs. I know that doesn't always mean anything in relation to a twin pregnancy though. Definitely going to ask about water intake :) Thanks!

AAMTB: Yes, so far so good I think!

Rebecca said...

Happy to hear that things are going fairly well with you. I know well that digestive issue. Going to ask for Zofran this week myself.

Celia said...

I agree that you should be proactive. I don't have any good suggestions for being pregnant with twins but I have a TON on how to be pregnant with an active toddler. I did a post on my blog when pregnant with James. http://breederbeware.blogspot.com/2011/12/how-to-be-pregnant-with-active-toddler.html I also suggest stickers, play doh, a tub of play doh accessories, and a secret stash of tiny new toys like matchbox cars or whatever because sometimes you're just freaking tired dude.