Friday, April 23, 2010

I've been a bad blogger

Ever since I found out I am pregnant, I feel like I am terrible at blogging... updates just don't see to come as often as they did through the IF cycles, and I'd hate to think I'm coming on here just to whine about how crappy I feel... but anyway, here are a few updates with me.

Last weekend, the hubs and I walked in the March of Dimes "March for Babies" walk. I was REALLY nervous about this. I used to walk for miles and miles before getting pregnant, but ever since, I have just been too worn out, and I was so worried I would get halfway through the 4.5 mile walk and crash out. Not only did this not happen, but hubby and I finished as some of the first people. The walk itself was great. It was around Reston, VA, and Lake Anne, and beautiful. It would have been nice to be a few degrees warmer, but once we started going, everything was OK.

Our situation with Layla is ever changing. We decided, after LOTS of debate, to proceed with chemo. I'm not going to lie, it’s expensive, and likely only going to buy her another year or two, but hubby really wanted to know he did everything he could to help her before giving up. We agreed this was the last thing we could do, and if the cancer showed up elsewhere, we would not put her through additional surgeries and treatments. She had her first round this week, and will have a total of 5 over the next 10 weeks. Honestly, I think hubby just needed her to be here when the babies come, which is why he decided to go through with the treatments. She is in good spirits after the first round, hasn't been sick at all, so we hope she stays this way the whole time.

And lastly, the babies. As far as I know, the babies are doing great. Our last ultrasound was about a week ago, and they were right on target. I was getting a little nervous because my symptoms were changing. During weeks 5-8, I was miserable. Sick 24-7... Not necessarily throwing up, just sick all the time... and tired... I wasn't eating much at all. Then all of a sudden, right as Week 9 began, I started feeling great. No more sickness at all (or, well, BARELY… still some, but in comparison, it was barely noticeable). Still some exhaustion, but I was eating again, and it was great. I was so worried that it meant something was wrong, since I had expected it to stick around for a while longer... well, shame on me for worrying because today, it is back in full force. I've spent more of my day in the bathroom than at my actual desk. I am so hungry, but everything tastes and smells terrible. Ugh. I might try to bail out early and get back in the bed!

I've found being pregnant with twins makes hiding a pregnancy much harder... I feel like I look more pregnant than all the other pregnant (and further along) people around me. I even expressed this concern with my doctor who looked at me like I was crazy and said, "Well, you ARE having two babies…" I just needed to know it was normal, since all I read says you don't start to show until the second trimester.

Anyway, that’s all for now. I don't have another appointment until May 7th (2 weeks from today!!), which will be 11w5d. I can't wait to see how big they have gotten!


  1. I started showing early too. I guess with twins it just is expected!

    I too wanted Reese to be around until the girls got here and then after they were born he became a "different" dog. Like he had something/someones to guard and watch over and he had quite the pep in his step for awhile. I hope that is what happens to Layla. Losing Reese has really sucked for us! I miss him deeply everyday.

  2. Just remember, you were little to begin with so any weight gain will be noticeable! :) I look like I am about full term with twins and I'm not even pregnant!

    We're still waiting for our first foster placement. Just enjoying adult stuff until kids come along. Like riding the motorcycle and visiting vineyards!

    Are you still on the Metformin? If so I know it made me sick even while not pregnant, so it could be that too!

    Glad to hear you're doing well!

  3. I stumbled on your blog through the What to Expect boards. I am also on fertility treatments and am TTC baby #2. I have a 2 year old, and recently took my HCG shot. I would love to talk to you more about your journey if you ever have time to email. My email address is If you don't have time, that is alright too. Good luck with your journey! I'm so glad your treatments worked and you are expecting not only 1... but 2 babies. ;) - Tanya

  4. I'm so glad that the babies are doing well! I'm starting gonal-f injections this cycle after not responding to the clomid/femara, and I hope I get lucky with it like you!