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Nashville, TN, United States
I am a mom to amazing twin girls, a wife, and I work full time. I battled infertility for 2 years and over the course of treatments, a twin pregnancy, and raising twins I managed to gain about 80 lbs. I’ve lost about 50 lbs so far and would like to lose another 50 in my quest to become a hot mama.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Nothing else in my ass.

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.


  1. That's a super appointment! Even with having to be at the office from 3-6...

  2. So glad that it's all great news!! xox

  3. I am so happy to hear that everything is moving along perfectly! My RE took me off of progesterone at 8 weeks but I took them until 9. Still worried about it, but I feel so much better off of them!!!

  4. I'm so happy to hear such great news!! Hopefully your visits won't always take that long ... that is a LONG time at the doctor's office!

    Yay for no more PIO injections. When I stopped those I was soooo happy. =)

  5. Woo-hoo so glad to hear you're done with that part of things:)

  6. Sounds like a great appt overall. Paul and I often play the game of "how long did we just wait to see the doc for how long??" I know what you mean about the slow fast thing. I am still shocked that I am already 23 weeks but when I think that we found out before Thanksgiving that seems so long ago!

  7. I am continuing the metformin throughout pregnancy since my RE and MFM both agreed that it could reduce my risk of gestational diabetes. So I'm keeping on it! Glad that you three are doing well and I can't wait to hear about your NT scan!!! I thought it was the neatest thing EVER!

  8. Glad that everything is going well. And that you are off the meds. Happy day!

  9. Congratulations on finishing PIO shots!!! And it sounds like your NT scan results are amazing - you should feel so good!!!

    Sounds like you had an amazing day - nice!

  10. Yay!! No more injections!!!!!
    It IS going so slow and so fast at the same time! The babies will be here before you know it! And you'll be ready :-)

  11. That must feel great!!! Congratulations on being IVF med free!!! Glad your appointment went so well and that all looks amazing with your babies!!!