August 21, 2009

Two Heartbeats!!

2 Heartbeats at 6W1D!!
Beta at 29DPO (24DP5DT) is 37,553
TSH is 3.6 (up from 1.9 during diagnostic in 2008)
Progesterone is > 40
PIO to be reduced to 0.5 ml (from 1 ml)

Sorry, I have been MIA! I have been so freakin’ nervous and scared the past whole week… all this seems surreal, too good to be true! There is a long way to go and there is a lot that can happen in the interim, but for now… this is real! For now, I have been super tired, feel a little dazed at times, am always hungry (I snack in the middle of the night as well once in a while), have gaged a couple of times (no major nausea as of now), get headaches once in a while!

Yesterday, I had some spotting, and that scared the shit out of me! Not very much, just a little bit when I wiped (sorry, TMI)… but I was a super nervous wreck since then till we saw the heartbeats this morning! I probably slept for 4-5 hours last night!

When we went in this morning, it was one of the RE’s I had during the ER. He is new to the clinic but he is super cute! :) Pretty friendly and open for discussions. As soon as I saw him, I mentioned about the spotting. He said it is normal but we will take a look. As soon as the wand went in, we saw the first sac! Beautiful… there was a heartbeat (Baby A)! The embryo measured on track! Then we started looking for the second one… the second sac is located a little higher up in the uterus and was a little hard to get to today (my bladder was full, and I am not sure if that had anything to do with the visualization of my uterus and ovaries*). At first the RE thought that the sac was empty, he said it looked a little collapsed (vanishing twin)… I was a little disappointed. But then he decided to look at again and there it was. Second beautiful heartbeat (Baby B)! So, yes… we still have two in there and I hope it stays that way. We love our babies! On a side note, my ovaries are shrinking back to “normal”… they were still pretty big last week… and as usual my right ovary* was hard to get to!

The call from my nurse about the b/w results didn’t come in till very late. I was still a nervous wreck… hoping that the HCG was looking okay and the spotting was not going to cause any issues! Finally the call came and I was at peace. The nurse said everything looked fine and spotting is more common with twins. However, she mentioned that my Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) levels have gone up! They like to see TSH value to be less than 2.5 during pregnancy (non pregnant women normal is less than 4.5) and mine had gone up to 3.6 (it was 1.9 during diagnostic less than a year ago). I am going to have to start some medication (Levothyroxine). So ladies… has anyone been through this situation? Is it normal for the TSH to go up during pregnancy and have you gotten onto any kind of TSH medication? Any remarks/comments about this will be greatly appreciated!

I am also being weaned off of PIO. The dosage is getting reduced to half. I was advised to make an appointment with my OB. As mentioned before, I am trying to change my OB… so I called this new OB, but it was too late in the day to speak with anyone, so I left a message and I am hoping to get through by Monday. I am supposed to make an appointment with in 3 weeks from today. I am just hoping that I can make an appointment with this new OB (and not have to start all over again the process of short listing). He was recommended by my clinic, has good reviews, is associated with the hospital (which has a good NICU) I want to go to and is also the husband of one the RE’s at my clinic... in the interim, I go back in for my next u/s and b/w on Friday, August 28, 2009.

And now… the Babies…



40 comments:

  1. Ahhh congratulations! I hope I can be so lucky next Friday!!

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  2. OMG so happy for you!!! So exciting! Can't wait to see your next set of pics in 3 weeks. Congrats momma!

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  3. Congrats x2! I have been on thyroid meds since the start of my first IVF cycle; all the months and months of hormones primed my immune system to go for the thyroid, so I may be stuck with this for years. However, I have had no side effects from the synthroid and find it pretty benign. No big deal!

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  4. Wow, twins, congratulations! Wishing you a happy, healthy, uneventful pregnancy!

    ICLW
    www.brandysheaif.blogspot.com

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  5. Yay for double h/b! What great news! Did they tell you the heart rates? I am SO jealous that you get weaned off PIO this early... I'm supposed to keep going strong with 2ccs until 12 weeks. Ugh.

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  6. YAY twins!!!

    Fingers crossed for a healthy safe pregnancy!!!

    ~ICLW

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  7. congrats!!! I have hypothyroidism and currently taking 50mcg levothyroxine... that was the first diagnosis we got. apparently it can affect egg quality...mine was 5.20 in june of 07 and last checked in march it was .92

    YES!!! pregnancy can cause the levels to rise so after they get it down it needs to be checked every 3 months while pregnant...dont take no for an answer. keep those babies healthy :) any questions just ask

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  8. BABIES TO BE! YAY - twins. I am so excited for you!!! I'll be following the rest of your pregnancy!

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  9. Oh what a wonderful wonderful news!!!

    Much love to your babies, and tons of positive vibes your way!!!

    Be good!


    ICLW

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  10. Beautiful baby pics!!

    Take care,
    Sonja
    ~ICLW

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  11. Absolutely wonderful!!!!! Congratulations!

    ICLW#67

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  12. awesome news! congrats on the babies!
    and going down on the PIO thing is a blessing as well. ;)

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  13. HOOOORAY!!!!!!!!! Congratulations!!! I am so very excited for you to start this journey. :) Big smiles from Seattle!!

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  14. GGRRRR my comment was eaten.

    HAPPY ICLW!

    CONGRATULATIONS on twins! Those are great number and beautiful heartbeats. Lovely pictures, too!
    *HUGS*

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  15. Beautiful images...thanks so much for your kind comments, we'll get there too eventually. Lots of love, Fran

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  16. Thanks so much for stopping by the blog. Feel free to come back anytime! :)

    Congratulations on your wonderful news!! Looking forward to hearing about your happy and healthy pregnancy and seeing more pics of those beautiful babies.

    What a wonderful way to start my posting today. :) All the best to you!

    *Happy ICLW Week!*

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  17. congrats on your twins! happy and healthy 9 months to you:)

    ICLW

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  18. Beautiful babies! How exciting and yes I have heard some spotting is normal with twins. Anyway wonderful news and hope to follow along throughout this awesome time for you! -ICLW

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  19. Congratulations (x2)!!

    I spotted almost daily until something like 9 weeks with this twin pregnancy.

    Best of luck at the next appointment on Friday and throughout the pregnancy!

    Oh, and Happy ICLW!

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  20. Congratulations! That is awesome news!

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  21. Thanks for dropping by my blog. I have a friend who had twins (via IVF) and I can tell you her life is never a dull moment. I've read so many blogs where women are so nervous at this stage, it's normal.

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  22. ICLW-Congratulations. Wishing you a healthy and happy pregnancy!

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  23. I have Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, which is the autoimmune form of hypothyroidism. I actually am so very low at conception time on purpose (.002) because early pregnancy especially impacts. By 10w, I was at 2. My OB tries to keep me under 1 because I feel the effects as soon as I hit 1 or above. So yes, a change is definitely realistic.

    Congrats on your twins!

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  24. Congrats on your twins! I hope they both continue to be healthy and strong

    ICLW

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  25. Thrilled for you! Congratulations! I hope the next 9 months sails by with no complications and you end up with 2 healthy happy babies!

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  26. Ooooooooh yay for TWINS!!! How amazing!! I always wanted twins, but that never happened for me (course neither did the dream of having a little girl! LOL) ... so YAY!!!

    I know the feeling of anxiousness just wanting to see that heartbeat - and you won't take a true sigh of relief for another 6 weeks when the 2nd trimester hits.... at least that's the way that I was!

    I'm so excited for you :) And I just stopped by here today!!!

    Happy ICLW :)

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  27. How wonderful and thrilling! Your hcg levels are fabulous. Good luck getting the OB appointment.

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  28. Congratulations! That's amazing!

    ICLW

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  29. Whoo-hoo!! Congrats on your twins!

    ICLW
    makingmemom.blogspot.com

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  30. wahoo!! congrats! this is great news!!!

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  31. You have an award on my blog :) Please stop by to pick it up and don't forget to pass it along!! Enjoy!!

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  32. yay for two heartbeats! Those are some beautiful little beans!

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  33. Look at your ticker change. God is so awesome. I am so happy for you. Update when you get a chance.

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