Monday, December 7, 2009

Where do I start? (7w5d)

It has been a crazy roller coaster of a week, and I'm exhausted and worn out after everything.

On Friday, the day after my first ultrasound, I started having brown discharge. Kinda worrisome, but everything I looked at said brown discharge was ok, plus I had just had the ultrasound the day before and thought it could have irritated something.

We told my husband's family in Italy about the babies on Thursday night, my sister on Friday evening, and my mom and brother during the day on Saturday. I was so nervous that I might have jinxed everything.

Saturday night we decided to go out to a nice dinner, and right before we left I went to the bathroom - and saw some red spotting. Not very much, but enough to scare me. We called our local OBGYN office at the hospital and left a message for the doctor on call, after being assured she'd call back in 20 minutes. 20 minutes later, we called again, and they tried to page her again. 20 minutes after that, we said "screw it" and went to the emergency room. They admitted me, put in an IV, got a urine sample, did a pelvic exam, and finally did an ultrasound after the ultrasound tech had been called in (I felt a little bad about that - I'm sure she had better things to do on a Saturday night).

But look what we got to see!

What an awesome picture. She showed us each baby, did thorough scans of their sizes, and let us listen to the heartbeats. The ER's ultrasound machine was amazing, and seeing the babies on it was awesome. They found nothing to indicate that anything was wrong, diagnosed me with "threatened miscarriage", and let us go around 12:30am, when we finally had dinner at In N Out, the only place open. I was STARVING, since it had been about 12 hours since lunch.

Yesterday I took it easy all day, but after dinner, at 10pm, I went to the bathroom to discover a small bit of blood on my underwear, a few drops in the toilet, and a bit on the TP. CRAP! The ER nurse had called to make me promise I'd see the OBGYN today, so I waited until this morning and made an appointment for this afternoon.

After an hour wait I got to see the babies and hear the heartbeats AGAIN! They looked great, and she said there was nothing to worry about. They suspect a possible minor UTI, or something similar, but otherwise said to just take it easy and not worry about it.

I feel spoiled by all the ultrasounds, but they also told me that I won't be getting one at my intake appointment next week, and then I leave for Italy, so the next chance for an ultrasound won't be until mid-January at the earliest, when I am 12-13 weeks. So I am really happy that I got these two snuck in there.

And I'm especially happy and grateful that the babies seem to be fine. Hang in there please!!!!!

In the meantime, I'm trying to think of nicknames for the little guys - the husband suggested Ann and Bob, but I wanted something a bit more gender-neutral. I'm thinking Bean for Baby B (not very inventive, I know), but I have no idea for Baby A. Ideas?


  1. Congratulations on your pregnancy!! If it helps any, when I was pregnant with our triplets (after our 3rd round of IVF), I, too, had spotting and it scared me senseless. But according to our Dr, it is VERY common within the first few weeks, especially when you are carrying multiples. It just means that the babies are settling in. Of course, it always helps to have an ultrasound and see those beautiful flickering heartbeats...

    Oh, you are in for such a wonderful adventure. I wish you the very best! :)

  2. yay! glad all is well. twins! double happiness!!

  3. Here from LFCA...

    Congratulations and best wishes with everything!

    How about A for Acorn?

  4. So glad everything turned out okay! That is a great pic of the babies :). I'm glad you got to get a look at them before your trip to Italy.

  5. Two beautiful babies in there!

    Bean and...Blossom
    Bean and...Sprout
    Bean and...Bee
    Bean and...Wiggle

    That's all I've got for now...will post more if I think of any!

  6. Glad that every thing is still moving along ok and hope there is no more of that spotting. Hope your trip to Italy is fun too.

  7. How scary! I'm so glad you got to hear heartbeats and see those two little ones swim around in there! Tell those two to be safe and no scaring mommy and daddy. Not to mention their Internet Aunties ;o)

  8. Ant and Bean
    Apple and Bean
    Frick and Frack :)

  9. I am so glad everything looked okay w/ the u/s. I vote for peanut for the other babe:)

  10. Congrats! I am sorry for all the spotting, but I am happy you have gotten to see the little ones a lot!

  11. I'm so sorry for the spotting -- we had quite a lot of it early on, and it's scary even if perfectly normal. Hang in there and congrats on your two beautiful beans (I can't think of any more exciting names either).

  12. Spotting is pretty common... specially for twin pregnancy. It could be subchorionic bleeding... just keep track of it and speak with your doctor whenever you feel the need. Glad to know the twins are doing well!

  13. That's so awesome that you got two ultrasounds so close to each other! Sorry about the spotting, I can imagine that's stressful.

    I have to wait 20 days between ultrasounds, well 5 days down and I'm already READY! That'll be the big NT scan and screening.

    I've had three ultrasounds, I'm 9w5d, and I still haven't HEARD the heartbeats! I think I might order a dopplar next week.

    I can't think of any cute names either. Another blogger I know did Apple and Banana. Someone else did Sparkle and Twinkle. I can't think of anything... blame it on the fatigue.


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