Monthly Archives: October 2013

8w 3d

Well, never mind. The Unisom/B6 cure was only temporary…

I started Zofran yesterday. I am waiting for it to work. Dr. K had me start at 1/2 tablet every 8 hours and now that is upped to 1 tablet. We are praying this brings me some kind of relief so I can function even a bit, eat, and sleep. This by far is the worst I have ever been. I have never needed drugs.

I have my next u/s on Tuesday. My blood work is Monday. I am hoping my progesterone is through the roof and I can wean down/off this stuff. I know it is making me feel worse. I will be seeing the MFM for this u/s. I saw here a few times with my pregnancy with Sarah. We have a great relationship and I look forward to seeing her again.

Just wanted to pop in and say that I am still here and praying through this first trimester. Fall is my very favorite season and when people ask what is my favorite color, I like to say “fall”. I love all of the colors of fall. So, the cooler weather, the falling leaves and having days where I can wear sweaters are little blessings I love this time of year! Too bad my tummy couldn’t handle a Pumpkin Spice Latte this season. That’s okay. Peppermint Shake season at Chick Fil A is almost here!!

Happy Fall Y’all!

7w3d

Things I have learned in the last few days:

  • Canada has a prescription med that is specifically formulated for morning sickness. The 2 ingredients are Unisom and Vitamin B6 both in a time release cap. I read up on it and bought Unisom and some B6. I started breaking pills in 1/2s and thirds and started taking it. It has been a life saver. I can function again. I am still nauseous all day, but I can at least eat a little bit here and there and I am not throwing up. The insomnia at night from the 24/7 morning sickness has been relieved with this combo, but I have yet to figure out how to make it “time released” and I tend to be a bit groggy during the day. A key thing I have learned: Both must be taken together and never let a dose wear off—too hard to get back on the other side if you wait until you are at your worst again. 
  • I have learned that Blue Sky Jamacian Ginger Ale with stevia rocks for me right now. I can’t even get water down. I didn’t want suger or artificial sweeteners and this one settles my tummy a bit. It has real giner root and ginger oil and it has a bit of a spicy kick to it. My tummy likes it. I must have it near by, all the time. 
  • The maternity clothes I have are not going to get me very far at all. Uh, with triplets, my body is thinking it needs to be on an expansion project rather early. I am eating hardly anything and still the clothes get tighter and tighter as each day passes. I was in maternity clothes at the beginning of 6 weeks. This is serious stuff.
  • This house wouldn’t be running at all without sweet Rebecca stepping in. She has done an amazing job helping care for littles and being in the kitchen when I absolutely can’t. I can’t. 
  • Instead of Baby A, Baby B, and Baby C, we need to name these little ones, Chick, Fil, and A. since I eat something from there every day it seems.
That is the latest from where I sit (okay recline) while I sip my ginger ale. 

It’s Soaking In!

I just wanted to pop in and let you know that we are very excited, but I have to tell you the all day morning sickness is definitely x3! It is even keeping me up during the night. I have been trying every remedy I can think of and that has been suggested. Just wanted you to know I am still here.

We had a great phone conversation with Dr. K last week. Triplets happen less than 4% of the time at the NEDC. They haven’t had triplets in over a year. This cycle? There are 2 of us! I have already made contact with the other mom and she is super sweet and I look forward to walking through this journey together. Back to Dr. K…He said that he feels that our small embryo did not make it and that one of the other 2 blasts split into identical twins and the other blast implanted. He said we would know come birth day. 
My due date is June 7, but from what I have read, triplets normally come between 32-34 weeks. We have another u/s at nine weeks. I turned 7 weeks today. Dr. K wants me to see the perinatologist for that u/s. He also wants me to have my thyroid tested this coming week. I haven’t had any thyroid issues at all since postpartum with Elizabeth, but I am sure it is wise to check my levels. 
That is about all I can muster to update for now! We do appreciate all of the congratulations and support. This will be a journey I will love to have you all join us on!
hugs & good night!!!

The Results Are In…

We had our ultrasound today. Today is 6w4d.  I will give many more details later, but for now here are our latest baby pics to share. ENJOY!!

We are pleased to introduce to you:

Baby A
7mm HB 125
measuring 6w4d



Baby B
6.5mm HB 127
measuring 6w4d



AND…


Baby C
8mm HB 128
measuring 6w5d
All are measuring on schedule or ahead. All look very strong and have their own placentas. We are in shock, but in awe of our mighty Lord and the amazing gifts he has bestowed upon our family.

6w2d

symptoms: no change. : )

Nothing new really. Waiting for our little old town pharmacy to find Estrace. It’s not like there is a shortage of it, but they act like it’s a controlled narcotic or something. They can “release” 20 tablets to me today and then I can call in for some more! lol!

2 MORE DAYS UNTIL THE ULTRASOUND!!!!!!!

This has been a lot longer it seems than the 2ww after the transfer? We have been praying that all three little ones have survived, but we know that the probability of that would be slim, BUT we also know our Lord is way beyond and way above statistics. All that said, what is your hunch (for fun of course)?

For review:

  • FET 1 hatching 6AA blast, 1 hatching 6BA blast, 1 expanding 3BC blast
  • 3dp5dt 1st +HPT
  • Beta 11dp5dt  829
  • Beta 13dp5dt  2,033

So what are y’all thinking? Singleton, Twins, or Triplets?

Wednesday morning is showtime!

5w6d

Symptoms: The queasiness is here all day long. Smells of any kind can “get” me. It could even be a pleasant smell to most people, but to me these days, uh, no. Clothes aren’t fitting anymore.

I think it is official, last night will be the last time I handle, prep, or cook raw poultry until my second trimester when the morning sickness is gone. I couldn’t even eat the chicken soup that sounded so good before I started to make it. They all loved it and had seconds. Me? I ate cheese nachos.

I am going to try a few different remedies for the morning sickness this time around, but honestly, nothing has worked in the past. It is just part of the territory! : )

I will leave you with Sarah’s idea of a redneck stroller for her stuffed flamingo.

See what happens when I leave the room for a very short time??

5w4d

symptoms: fatigue &  I have a sneaky suspicion morning sickness is right around the corner any day now. Too many hints that it is coming!

I gave Elizabeth 3 sesame seeds yesterday and told her that is how big each of the babies is right now. She asked if I could give her beans when the babies were the size of beans?

Surprisingly, she took the sesame seeds and carried them with her all day in her pocket. When we went to take Dustin to the doctor, she had me wait so she could make them comfortable to take in the car.
She had them all day with her and was excited to tell Daddy all about them when he got home.

So, I wonder if she is going to want to carry around watermelons come May? ; )

5w2d

You know after being pregnant as many times as I have and of those times having 5 full term pregnancies, I am still in awe of the Lord’s handiwork in creation.

5 week development for a baby:

Your baby’s microscopic heart begins to beat this week—although it won’t be detectable with one of those cool Dopplers for a few weeks, so you’ll have to wait a little longer to hear that satisfying “whoosh-whoosh” you’re so anxious for. Here’s what else is under construction:
With the beating of the heart, blood will begin to circulate throughout the body. Your baby’s first organ system will be up and running!
The beginnings of the brain; the cardiovascular, nervous and reproductive systems; as well as all other major systems are under way.
Your baby’s new digs—the amniotic sac and the placenta (aka the hotel and the restaurant)—are still forming at this point. (Maybe you should send a housewarming gift.)
All that high-speed development and your baby is only 2 millimeters long—about the size of a sesame seed (check one out next time you’re chowing down on a bagel—you won’t believe how tiny it is!).
 See how that still amazes me? I am feeling great. I had some really strong symptoms early on. I mean early! Now, they have all pretty much tapered off if not gone away completely. I know that every pregnancy is different and though I had a “moment” where I was about to go run and get another beta, I now am content to enjoy every day of pregnancy as long as these babies are here. 
One might wonder, “With beta numbers so high, why in the world is she thinking things could be wrong?” Answer: 10 miscarriages. Still, I need to trust in the Lord and his plan and will for these little lives. I truly do, but I do battle fear as it rears its ugly head more often than I’d like to admit.
U/S is in 10 more days. : )
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