Monday, March 11, 2013
We finally have our answer
It's TWINS!!!! I have 2 babies cooking in there.
(I can't even begin to tell you how relieved I am that it isn't triplets. I did not want to deal with making the decisions that would have come with there being triplets.)
After reading so many infertility blogs and seeing so many early ultrasound pictures, I sort of knew what I was looking for so I knew it was twins as soon as she started. I guess the ultrasound tech (we got our favorite one today) turned to SH and held up 2 fingers to let him know since he didn't have a great view of the screen from where he was sitting. Both had heartbeats. We saw and heard them both. It was kind of amazing. I teared up a little. They sounded good and strong. They didn't tell us where they were measuring or what the heart rate was and we decided not to ask. Those things can vary so much at this stage that we decided knowing exact numbers would probably just make us worry unnecessarily. I figure if something is wrong or there is need to be concerned, they will tell us.
The sort of bad news is there is apparently a minor separation of the placenta from the uterus. The nurse said this is pretty common and she sees it at least a couple times a week. It usually resolves itself and no one seemed especially concerned about it. I have to add PIO shots (in addition to the vaginal progesterone I am already taking) and limit my activity until it works itself out. Just when I thought I had managed to avoid PIO shots. I go back in a week for another ultrasound.
The nurse actually gave me the first PIO shot at the clinic this morning so she could show SH how to do it. The only way I have been able to handle all the injections and blood draws is by lying down any time a needle is stuck in me. This system has pretty much eliminated all fainting and light-headedness. Because of the location of the PIO shot I couldn't lay down so I just had to try and keep my head low. The shot didn't even hurt but it still got me. I got so, so, so light-headed. I had to sit in the waiting room with my head between my knees and sent SH to get the car. I wandered out in front when I thought he would be there but it took him longer than I anticipated. I had to sit down on the sidewalk, which was slightly damp from the grass just having been watered. When that didn't help I just had to lay down on the sidewalk. On a very busy, major street in Beverly Hills. One couple did actually stop to ask if I was ok. I felt like a psychology experiment to see how many people would stop and help a random woman laying on the sidewalk. Many people failed. Oh well. Thankfully I didn't actually need any help.
It's finally starting to feel more real. I am excited, but completely overwhelmed, at the idea of twins. This is going to be quite the adventure.