Thursday, February 10, 2011

A little scare...

Monday afternoon I started spotting and I of course, being the hormonal mess that I am, freaked out just a bit.  I called the Doctor's office and they assured me that for some reason there is a higher instance of spotting and bleeding with IVF versus traditional pregnancies done the old fashioned way.  This made me feel somewhat better.  Oh, and my blood type is negative so I could just be attacking the baby(ies) and need a RhoGam shot to help calm things down.  Great!  I am no stranger to the RhoGam shot.  I had one with each of my pregnancies but usually not until later.  So feeling a little bit better still.  A shot to fix everything.  I could handle that.  Then she said we want to get you here for an ultrasound just to be sure.  The nurse also said there was no way we could detect a heartbeat this early, but they needed to see what was going on in there.  And I'm back to freaking out again.  The nurse told me to stay calm and stay off my feet.  Just relax. 

So I get to LA for the ultrasound and Dr. S tells me that we should see a sac, but that because I am only 5.3 weeks along, we will not see heartbeat and it may be too soon to see anything in the sac.  So he does the Ultrasound.  He gets really excited and tells me that he sees one sac...oh, wait two sacs.  {I'm thinkin' stop right there mister!}  Thankfully he did.  So I am pregnant with twins! Yay! He also said they looked really good and I am thrilled, as are my IP's.

Then he starts zooming in on the little gummy bears and says, "I can't believe it!  I can see the heartbeat on this one!  Wow!  That's a great sign!"  Then upon closer inspection he sees the other one, and it's little heart was beating too!  We were all shocked and excited!  He said he is not worried about the spotting after seeing how strong they are.  So he told me he suspected the Rh factor to be the culprit for the spotting and they gave me the RhoGam shot and sent me merrily on my way.

Whew!  I can not tell you how relieved I was walking out of that office yesterday.  As a surrogate you feel such a sense of responsibility carrying another persons dream {or dreams} around.  I was so glad things looked good.  So I am watching the laundry pile and toys scatter from the couch today.  Taking it easy...doctors orders.

The boys are loving this whole Mommy on the couch thing.  They keep coming up and laying with me, bringing me books to read to them and chattering away about this and that.  It makes me think that maybe I need to slow it down a bit in general.  I am always running here there and everywhere, I pace when I talk on the phone and there is always much to be done around here.  Some days I think hmmm...I don't think I have sat down today.  Looks like I need to make that more of a priority.   

So that's the long and short of it.  We had a little scare, but all is well now.   I have my next ultrasound on Valentine's day.  I can't wait to hang with my IP's again!  I am most excited to see their faces when they see their little bambinos for the first time.  :)

6 comments:

Jeni said...

Hooray! The spotting would be scary but what a wonderful ultrasound it turned out to be! Congrats on the twins pregnancy!!! :-)

Kelly & Her Uterus said...

Congrats!!!! Woot Woot!! (That's one woot for each baby BTW) ;)

Andrea said...

Amazing. Wonderful. So happy for you and those little gummy bears!!

Surrogate, Single Parent and Dating... said...

Sooooooo exciting that everything is perfect and there are 2 babies in there!!!! :) So excited for you and IPs. I had the spotting too and freaked out, but all was well. Just never experienced that with regular pregnancy. But yes, take it easy and keep those babies healthy!!

Kristen said...

So sorry for the scare but huge congrats on TWINS! How exciting!! They sound like super sticky, healthy babies too! : )

Krystal said...

Sorry for the scare, but congrats on the twinkies! :-) I'm sure your IP's are over the moon! Glad everything is okay now.

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