Friday, February 24, 2006

Ultrasound update

We went to the RE's yesterday for our follow up visit. Of course it involved the dildocam/cootercam or whatever term you prefer.

We saw that BabyA had grown since we saw him/her on Monday. HB still strong. Just a little alien peanut there.

Baby B appeared to not have a hb at this time. So I think we can safely assume that there is only the possibility for one. I am sad, yet relieved that so far BabyA is still truckin' along without a problem.

The RE said that this is what they call a vanishing twin. There is typically not a lot of miscarriage like bleeding, that the growing baby kind of pushes the other baby out of the way until there is no more room.

I'm sure my OB will continue to check me with ultrasounds fairly frequently to make sure that there is no problems with BabyA.

The RE has released me from his care. I am to stop the progesterone on Tuesday (Monday being the last dose) and stop the estrogen also. Kind of freaky to just stop it cold turkey, but they do this all the time and have no problems.

I am currently 8w3d (they stop the meds at 9 weeks).

Oh, yeah, I'm spotting again >:(

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Selling ports and other tidbits

Going all political.

Did anyone read about the sale of 6 major US ports to the United Arab Emirates that was OK'd by the current administration? This is the administration that feels it is ok, nay, it is their RIGHT to bug/listen in on phone conversations in the name of stopping terrorism.

Does anyone remember where many of the terrorist came from that ran the planes into the Twin Towers? Does anyone remember where much of the funding for said terrorist reportedly came from?

Yes, the UAE.

Is anyone scared? I am.

Seems the govenors of the states involved are concerned as well.

It seems the height of ridiculousness to me to kind of hand over the reigns of 6 majors US ports to the potential ENEMY.

Monday, February 20, 2006

Update - again

Well I am back. I took today off of work. Now home from my ultrasound. It appears that Baby A is still doing great with good development and good heartbeat (150's). However, Baby B looks smaller than s/he did on Thursday and my bleeding is probably coming from there. As to that, it has slowed down, but is still there. Mostly brownish, but still scary. Blogger still won't let me hit return or anything, which is dumb! I'm taking it easy the rest of today and will probably go back to work tomorrow. Thank you everyone for helping to keep me sane.

Sunday, February 19, 2006


Well, the fear that we all have when newly pregnant (especially those who have had multiple m/c) is happening. I was doing fine, we had company for dinner and when I got up to go to the bathroom, I felt "something".
I'm having some bleeding. Not a huge amount, but enough (too much). It is more than spotting, but I'm not hemorrhaging.
I talked to my OB, he thinks it is probably the smaller sac/embryo. From things I've read, that makes sense. However, it is freaking me out. I'm taking tomorrow off of work and getting an ultrasound. I don't see a big reason to get one tonight as there really isn't anything to do anyway :(
Now to try to rest.
And fuck blogger for not letting me format.

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Ultrasound update

Had another ultrasound today. I am 7w2d today.

There are still 2 sacs

Baby A measures 7w3d with a heartbeat of 156!

Baby B is measuring 6w3d with a heartbeat of 96.

There is still doubt whether baby B will make it, but Baby A is doing great.
I get another one next week at the RE's office. (I am turning into an ultrasound addict ;)

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Don't keep a psycho away from her PIO

So, I am still on the PIO. Well, I needed a refill so I did the online refill ordering on FRIDAY. I used the last of what I got last time last night, so went to the pharmacy today to pick it up.... THEY DIDN'T have it. There was a note from the weekend pharmacist that I was reordering it too soon, and that we could reorder it today. Now the pharmacy doesn't keep it in stock, because PIO is not a commonly prescribed drug in a town of 13K.

I lost it. I started shaking and said in a very angry voice "If I have a miscarriage, I'm suing ******** pharamacy". Jeez, I am not usually like that... but the thought of not having the PIO tonight was too much for me to take.

They did call around town and found another pharmacy that had it, so I got it. The reason why I refilled too soon? They only gave me one vial last time instead of 3. So it is THERE fault all the way around >:(

While the pharmacist was calling around, I started crying. Thank goodness C was there to help me through it. He thought I had lost my mind, I think,

Sunday, February 12, 2006

Did you see this?

Apparently Dick Cheney accidentally shot a fellow hunter this weekend. I don't know about any of you other folks, but I found this quite hilarious. I am not a fan of this "regime" and anything bad that any of them do, well, just makes my day.

Where to begin

What to say. I've been kind of just going day by day. I am fearful again that things are not going well. I guess having had 4 miscarriages does that to you. I haven't been having a lot of symptoms (today I'm 6w5d) and guess I'd feel better if I had more symptoms. Mainly I just don't really want to eat much, but am not really having any m/s or all day sickness. .

My husband has been great. He’s taking care of me, even though there is not a lot to do right now, LOL. He’s getting really excited about this whole thing. The hardest part so far is not having had sex for YIKES, a long time. My RE wants us to wait until after the ultrasound this week. Now I just have to hope they have a spot open this week.

Not much else new to report here. I’m sorry this is boring :(
Hopefully by the end of this week I’ll have an ultrasound update for one and all!

Friday, February 03, 2006


I had my ultrasound today. We did both a transabdominal and a transvaginal. I was duly shocked when, on the transabdominal, we found not one but two gestational sacs! Then switched to the transvaginal, and still, two sacs. However, one is a bit bigger than the other measuring at 5w6d and the other is 5w2d. I am currently 5w3d so until proven otherwise, I have an overachiever and an underachiever. The bigger sac had a yolk sac in it :*). So all my angst was for naught. BLogger, however, remains a pain as I cannot tab or use the return key.

Wednesday, February 01, 2006


I am currently feeling as if something is wrong. (besides Blogger sucking right now and being unable to tab or to hit return). My breasts are less sore. I am still tired (but that is not anything really new), still feel either really hungry or not hungry at all. Guess it is a good thing I am getting an ultrasound on Friday. There is no cramping, no spotting or anything else. Just feel like, hey, this can't possibly work. Don't mind the great betas or anything. Sigh.