Just a quick note to let you know I'm still alive.
I am struggling with most-of-the-day nausea, many food aversions, and heartburn, in addition to feeling exhausted much of the time, no matter how much I sleep. Our nurse practitioner told us this is par for the course with a twin pregnancy, and I am by no means complaining. . . . I knew this would/could be part of the deal.
It is a little hard to find time and energy to write here, though, when I have all I can do just to make it through each work day. (Actually, I am behind on a few things and will have to work most of Saturday to catch up.)
Had a little scare yesterday. In addition to the brown spotting that I've had off and on since Saturday, I was sitting at my desk mid-morning yesterday when I felt a "gush" of fluid. A quick trip to the ladies' room to check my panty liner revealed that this "gush" was bright red. Yikes. The nurse practitioner had told me to expect to continue to spot, but the amount and color freaked me out.
I called my OB's office and headed home to rest (and change my stained clothing). By the time the OB's nurse called me back about an hour after I called, I had had no more red bleeding and haven't had any more since, thank goodness. I didn't have any cramps either, which I guess is the other thing they look for if miscarriage is suspected. I spent most of yesterday on the couch and even took a 3-hour nap.
So MM and I are hoping that the Wonder Twins (as we have dubbed them) are doing OK in there. We are hopeful that yesterday's gush wasn't a sign of miscarriage but was just more bleeding from the same area the NP showed us on Monday's ultrasound. We have been told that bleeding is more common with twins, more common after IVF, and more common with DE.
My next OB appointment and ultrasound are on Monday, July 25, so we won't know for sure until then. However, considering that I've had no more bleeding or cramping and my pregnancy symptoms continue unabated, we are feeling mostly positive.
(By the way, in this instance, I'm not interested in hearing from readers who had similar symptoms and then miscarried. So if that was your experience, I'm sorry, and please don't leave that in the comments section. Thanks.)
That's me in a nutshell.