Get your mind out of the gutter. I mean...no more PIO injections! My ass is so thankful! It is nice to be able to sit on it again without any pain or lumps! So I am officially off all of my IVF medications. No more estrace, progesterone, B6, Fish oil, etc. I am starting to feel like a "normal" pregnant person. All that remains now is the Folic Acid, prenatal, DHA supplement, and Metformin (which I have been told I could stop but I want to do more research on the benefits of staying on it throughout pregnancy).
Yesterday was my first OB appointment. I was slightly disappointed to see that I got a Nurse Practitioner (not that I don't think she is capable of seeing me...it's just that I am paying for a high risk pregnancy, so I would like an MD that specializes in that). Besides being at the doctor's office from 3pm to 6pm, everything went well. My blood pressure is great-108/60 (which I was slightly worried about because of all of the palpitations I have been having...and because after a girl at work gave birth to her baby at 28 weeks due to pre-eclampsia, I have this new fear that my BP is going to get out of control). We discussed my weight. I have been concerned that I may have already gained too much (7lbs in the first tri) but the midwife said that is right on target. She said I should expect to gain between 40-50. Those are some scary numbers! My uterus was measuring big (as it should be)....it felt like it was about an inch or two below my belly button. She also picked up both babies heartbeats on doppler and showed me how I could differentiate between the two. All in all a good visit. From here on out though she told me I will only see MFM.
The results of our NT scan were also back. For someone my age the risk for Downs Syndrome is 1:904 and for Trisomy 13/18 it is 1:1,558. With the results of the u/s Baby A's risks dropped to 1:3739 and 1:10,000 and Baby B's risks dropped to 1:4170 and1:10,000 respectively. I feel pretty good about these results!
I go back in 4 weeks for my anatomy scan and to test for open spinal deformities (i.e. Spina bifida). I'll be 17 weeks at that point.
This pregnancy is going So fast and So slow all at the same time. I can't wait until my babies are here...but I am soaking up every second of this pregnancy because I know this will be the only one I get to experience.