Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Little Chicks



We had our second ultrasound today and everything is looking perfect! Both little beans are measuring right on time, at 8w5d. The heartbeats are 171 and 182 bpm, which is normal for their age. My OB told us that this appointment was a huge milestone and he is very confident, now that he's seen great growth since the last ultrasound two weeks ago. According to him, we're not totally out of the woods, but "standing on the edge of the woods looking out". Great news! Perhaps it will all start really sinking in soon.....

My sickness hasn't got any better yet. I weigh 7lbs less that I did when I got pregnant, which obviously means I've got more to make up. I'm supposed to gain 25lbs before week 20, plus the 7lbs I've lost. Hmmm, that will be a challenge. Isn't it ironic that the one time you're supposed to put on weight you can't stand the sight of food? We're going to add fruit smoothies with protein powder so that I'm getting the necessary amount of protein. I think I'll be able to stomach those.

I'm down to two estrogen patches and a progesterone shot every other day now. My progesterone has dropped to 36 (from 52) but it's still well above the minimum rate of 20 so I think I'll be allowed to stay on the dose I'm on now. I'm waiting for the official word back from Denver about that. My estrogen number wasn't in yet but will be back today as well.

Our next appointment is on June 23rd, just shy of 12 weeks.

8 comments:

  1. Great news!!! I can't remember, do you know the genders? Wow, 7 lbs lost, go enjoy some Ben and Jerry's! Hugs

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  2. Congratulations on the progress! You have some eating to do there - the key is finding something that sits right with you and that you are just craving. Haven't those cravings hit you yet?

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  3. Congratulations!! So glad all's going well! So these little babies were "retrieved and fertilized" almost exactly at the same time as our 4 frozen blasts! It gave me goosebumps just looking at your u/s picture!

    I hope your sickness gets better soon, and you put on some weight!!

    ((HUGS))

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  4. Sooo excited for your little chicks.. and so nice to hear that you are almost out of the woods - what great news! I'm rooting for a healthy pregnancy.. and that you start feeling better.. and finding something you can eat!

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  5. Hi both, have just checked in and hadn't heard the news about twins! Congrats that it is still going very positively, we're really pleased for you.

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  6. Yay - that is great news. I hope you are able to start wolfing down some food soon!

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