Lori, thank you so much! I'm thrilled you got a chance to log on! Hey, did you take your trip yet, or is that still to come?
Teach! I am starting to believe it finally!!!! For a while there I was really fearing my BFP would never happen... I'm really hoping I can inspire others who have considered giving up like me. I always thought IVF would work on the first try. I'm still a bit surprised it took four efforts, but now I'm so glad I kept at it. This board has much to do with that... Never once felt alone with the support I had here
As for my belly, well it's still swollen and gets sore, mainly crampy, but I do think the ohss has gotten better. I was trying to get my RE today to tell me that my ovaries are getting smaller and the ohss is improving, but all he would say is we need to keep making sure I don't gain weight or have trouble peeing. I've been very successful so far in those areas. How are you doing? Is your OHSS still getting better and better? Are those babies making you nauseaus yet? I do get occasional naseau (I gotta learn how to spell that word
), but I don't know if it's from the OHSS or the pregnancy. Haven't thrown up yet tho, thankfully!
So I guess I shouldn't pretend like I don't think it's multiples... I mean I don't want to count my chickies before they're hatched (pun intended
), but these numbers really do seem to be off the chart... even for avg twin pregnancies. It was funny tho... my RE did the u/s today and checked out the fluid in my abdomen and the size of my ovaries. Of course I was dying to know if he would even try to look for sacs at this point (if he did, he said nothing). But it wasn't until after the u/s that he did, for the first time, warn us that there is a good chance we have multiples given the strength of our first beta. Then my nurse chimed in all loudly how not necessarily cause she had a friend with a first beta of 900 and she only had a singleton. But both DH and I saw my RE shoot a glare at her like "pipe it", so we were wondering if maybe his well trained eye did already see something in there. Who knows... maybe it's not yet even possible for a professional, but the books do say that when HCG exceeds 2000, which clearly mine did today, you can see a sac on the u/s. Maybe with multiples tho, you can't.
Anyway, my next step is an ultrasound on Friday May 30th so just a week from today. I'm sure at that point we will see a sac (or sacs) but likely nothing else. I'm so excited. I don't think it'll be too hard to wait... I think the worst of all the waiting is over
For now, my short term goal is to make it thru a nite without waking up in pain or discomfort. Not that I mind, now that I know I've got a healthy pregnancy on my hands!!! But I would love to get some good zzzz's!