Thursday, October 21, 2010

7w 5d

Everything went perfectly at our weekly appt today. I was told we'll "graduate" next week so everyone keep your fingers crossed the twins still look amazing in a week. Then I'll be headed to my high risk OB.

No "movement" to speak of yet. Still passing just a little bit here and there but nothing to give much relief. My nausea is still here full force and just for shits and giggles, we've added heartburn to the mix. It's a real party in my body right now.

And I'm convinced at least one of the babies is a girl. I don't have that healthy pregnancy "glow" that I had with EJ. Old wives' tales say that a baby girl drains your beauty and by looking in the mirror I am certain that's that case.

Well, I'm off to bed. But first I have to do my Lovenox injection, take some various pills and down a tablespoon of mineral oil. Sweet dreams, ladies xoxo.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Mineral Oil = FAIL

I have an appt this morning with a GI specialist because my RE believes I'm impacted. Hello? I told him that about a week ago.

Things I've tried:
MANY various foods that normally do the trick.
Glycerin suppositories
Milk of magnesia
Prescription laxative
Mineral Oil

And none of that has produced anything more than like 6 tiny little hard rabbit pellets. Ugh.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Full of shit.

*Warning - this post is going to cover some very yucky topics. And before my certain readers get their panties in a bunch and say I'm ungrateful and I should just be happy to be pregnant...well, that's just a load of crap. (wink wink).

I have not pooped since Oct. 2 (or even before then). I had the same constipation issues with EJ, but it seems even more severe now. I started Zofran for the nausea, but had to stop that because it can cause constipation. I have, however, purchased a PrimaBella band which seems to work really well. I've also stopped my PNV's for now until I have a bowel movement. I've been to Urgent Care and the ER and all they've done is given me strong laxatives that haven't worked yet. I've tried prunes, pepperoni pizza, apples, apple cider, Be.ll and McDon.alds and nothing has worked. My belly is so distended I look about 5 months pregnant. I think I need to be disemboweled (is that what it's called???). Yuck.

My nausea is out of control because the food I eat has nowhere to go. It's piling up higher and higher and even comes back up half the time. My gag reflex is super-sensitive and the slightest odors make me puke. Changing EJ's diapers is a real challenge. I usually put peppermint lotion under my nose to help cover the smell of his pooh. That doesn't always work and I'm often found running to the bathroom to get sick.

I want so badly to have a nice decent bowel movement so if there is anything else I can try, please suggest it!!!!!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Great appt today - 5w 5d

Everything looked great at my u/s today. Ed went with me so he could see (with me for the first time) our two little ones with heartbeats thumping away! I just love those little flickers :)

I was told, however, that twins bring an increased risk for GD. So my RE said to limit my carbs and ice cream. WHAT?!?!?! That is seriously all I want to eat these days. So he said I could have them for breakfast and lunch, but try to avoid them for dinner. And I don't care what anyone says, I'm taking that to mean I can have a sundae for breakfast :D

My nausea is still out of control, so I got my script for Zofran. My RE said it was scary that I asked for it by name. I told him I've been around that block before and I know what I need. LOL. He also told me that a generic PNV wouldn't do since I'm having twins and need double the Folic Acid. So now I'm buying the "good" stuff at $65 a month. Ouch. Hopefully we'll hit our deductible soon and they'll be covered for the rest of my pregnancy since our insurance year ends July 31.

My list of meds I'm currently on:
Estradiol - 2x daily
Zofran - 3x daily (drop to 2x when needed)
PIO - AM shot
PNV - at bedtime
Folic Acid - 2x daily
Lovenox - AM shot
Baby aspirin - at bedtime
Colace - 1-3x daily as needed.

Here is today's picture (sorry it's a little dark and hard to see). One of you ladies once said that they look like diamond rings at this point, and I think you're so right! They're pretty symmetrical a this point, which I'm told is a good thing.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Hello, Old Friend

Morning Sickness has arrived. Blech.

It started with EJ around week 7, so it's almost 2 weeks ahead of schedule with the twins. As long as I'm actually eating food I feel ok. Let's see how many pounds I can gain in one week. LOL.

I still have brown spotting most of the time. Not sure if it's blood or possibly just tinted brown from BV (Bacterial Vaginosis). Lovely, right? My RE is going to check me for that at my appt this Thursday.

On a lighter topic...When EJ was in utero we called him "Peanut". Right now we call the babies "The Twins" but I'm trying to think of something a little cuter. Any ideas??