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26 weeks.

26 weeks this week but my little ones are measuring 27 weeks! We are in the 80th and 65th percentile weighing in at 2.2 and 2.1 pounds. So they’re big especially for twins – definitely happy with how they’re growing.

I’m doing good, just really tired. I’m getting pretty round too! I passed my GD test with flying colours which is great seeing as my previous OB made it seem like I would DEFINITELY have GD being plus sized and carrying twins.

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We started our twin prenatal classes last week and had our second class yesterday. We were able to go on a hospital tour which was great – we will be delivering in such a beautiful hospital! All the rooms are such a great size too which is great since we were debating if we wanted to pay to upgrade to private but now I am not sure we will bother since there are beds for the husbands in all the rooms.

Otherwise the little ones are doing great! They scored 8/8 on all their tests and they are practicing “breathing” lots which is fantastic news.

Our shower is at the end of the month and I am so looking forward to it! My mom is planning it mostly but she is including me a lot which is fun. We’re doing a woodland theme and it should be super cute.

 

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24 week update

I haven’t updated in quite sometime so I wanted to give a little update on how we’re all doing!

We are 24 weeks this week and feeling great lately. The twins like the kick up a storm and are growing fantastic.

I was sent to a new high risk OB at a new hospital in Toronto. They specialize in both multiples and plus size pregnancies so it’s a fantastic hospital for us. They’re really intense doctor visits though as I do ultrasounds, OB visit, lab work and even meet with a dietitian all at the same time visit.

I passed my GD test which I am very happy and surprised about. My sugars have always been great – but twins and being plus sized made it seem like I would definitely get GD – so woohoo!

The twins are 60 and 63 percentile which is fantastic! Not too far ahead but above average especially for twins which is great.

We have my baby shower coming up at the end of the month which I am very excited about – we have had some people say they can’t make it which is a downer but a lot of people are busy in the summer so I understand… Just kinda sad about it.

I have been feeling great. My pelvis pain has decreased significantly which is such a relief. Sleeping is getting difficult… but my bump is definitely starting to grow so it’s only going to get worse from here. Bring on ALL the pillows.

We have seen the babies quite a few times and even got to see them on a 3D scan which was great. They are so cute and I cried for days whenever I would see their pictures because I love them so much.

Our house got pushed back due to more building delays. Now we won’t be moving into our house until March which is SO DISSAPOINTING. Silver lining is I will still be close to family once the twins arrive – but their nursery is going to have to wait.

Now for a ton of pictures!

Here was our 3D pics. Our little girl was shy.

I have a bump picture from last week.

Some of their things set up.

And our shower invite. We are doing a woodland theme. 🙂

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Passed our NT scan.

Quick update,

both of the babies passed their NT scan with low risks. Both had nasal bones and their NT measurements were 1.2mm and 1.5mm – which are fantastic.

Baby B was incredibly difficult during the scan and we were there for over an hour trying to get them in the right position. After lots of jumping, walking around and trying to get them to move – we finally got the measurements.

Unfortunately the pictures we got weren’t great. While disappointing not important – I was just happy to hear they both passed their NT scan with flying colours 🙂

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We announced our twins!

 

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We hit 12 weeks yesterday and we officially annouced. I had so many emotions running through my body when we told the world… I was crying, laughing, shaking and couldn’t breathe – I was just so excited and nervous.

We have had a lot of support and not a single person so far has asked if they’re natural, planned or anything. We haven’t even had any “Better you than me!” comments surprisingly.

I definitely feel vulnerable now that everyone knows. It’s a weird feeling.

Thankfully yesterday I was able to book a last minute ultrasound scan at a private clinic to check on them before announcing. I have a ultrasound appointment this Wednesday for my NT scan but I couldn’t wait that long after waiting since 3 weeks! I was so impatient after we took our announcement photos.

I’ll be honest though, I’m pretty nervous for our NT scan. I really hope everything is okay. I’m such a worrier that I’ve convinced myself that Baby A doesn’t have a nasal bone but I am hoping it’s just the pics since Baby A is hard to see as Baby B is on top of them.

A is on top in the first picture and the second picture is a zoomed out pic because we wanted a heartbeat picture. I should have good pics like the first pictures on Wednesday.

Anyways we’re really happy we annouced. It feels great getting it off my chest and to let everyone know our secret!

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4 weeks 5 days.

My baby is the size of a red lentil today. I want my little one to keep growing…

I don’t know why but I am having the worst anxiety about miscarriage. I fall into a hole where I am googling miscarriage statistics, molar pregnancies, blighted ovum and HCG numbers… I can’t stop. It’s becoming an obsession especially because I keep waking up in the middle of the night and can’t fall back to sleep so I Google things.

I had great HCG numbers. I had a very thick lining. I’m on progesterone suppositories. I’m having a lot of symptoms. I have never had a miscarriage (or pregnancy) before. I’m only 23… I have no reason to think I will have a miscarriage yet… It won’t leave my head.

I’m also upset because my husband’s family don’t seem excited or really even seem to care that we’re pregnant. This is both my husband and I’s first child but they don’t seem to share our excitement.

Yet my parents are through the moon so I am worried it might be upsetting my husband. I just wish people could be happy for us.

You know that saying … “treat people how you want to be treated?”

Well I am calling bullshit. I am such an enthusiastic person when someone tells me good news. I enjoy being happy for people and celebrating. I have been SO EXCITED for his sister and was always asking her how she was feeling, when’s her next ultrasound and the whole nine yards.

Her responce when we gave her a Valentine’s Day card from our baby?

“Oh wow (sarcastically) will you look at that… congrats guys…” and a one armed hug.

His mom just said “oh that’s great, congrats”

His dad said “well looks like you guys have some planning” no congrats or I’m happy for you.

Maybe I am being hormonal or sensitive but it hurt my feelings that they don’t actually seem excited or happy for us.

Anyways… We’re excited and my family is really excited. We can’t wait to see baby on the 27th and I hope they give us an ultrasound picture.

On another happy note I was naughty and bought a REALLY CUTE SHIRT. I won’t be wearing it until we announce but I am thinking I will take my bump pics in it as it grows.

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Long time no see…

Unfortunately I am not able to let you all know that I got my BFP… Just lots of BFNs since my last post.

I definitely do have some updates. We got our referral to a new clinic in September and had an appointment the very next week. This clinic is huge but far from my house but thankfully they are incredibly kind. We did speak about my weight but it wasn’t in a judgemental way that the previous clinic spoke to me and I definitely didn’t leave in tears.

We did our investigation cycle in October and found out I am right on the line for hypothyroidism with a 3.0 level where my doctor wants the maximum to be 2.5. My thyroid medications have been making quite the difference as my body temperature has raised an incredible amount from 35.8/36.2 to 36.8/37.2 plus my skin doesn’t feel as dry.

I also found out that my follicles do not burst. I grow big mature follicles but they don’t pop, they shrink even with a confirmed LH surge.

Interestingly even with a LH surge confirmed with blood work I still could not get a positive OPK. I’m 100% tired of OPKs.

My husband on the other hand has amazing sperm. My doctor was incredibly happy with his results 190 mil at 90%.

Tubes are clear, uterus and lining was great. No cysts and other than ovulating issues there were no other issues seen.

In December we started our first round of clomid but unfortunately it wasn’t successful. I did indeed ovulate (we used a trigger) but I guess the egg just didn’t stick. ): I was absolutely HEARTBROKEN.

I was also on progesterone suppositories due to low progesterone from not ovulating. My progesterone levels were fine once I did ovulate though. I did still take the progesterone suppositories but man those really gave fake pregnancy symptoms.

We started our second round of clomid yesterday. I am trying to be optimistic but I am very cautious about getting excited. I was so sure that my first round of clomid was going to end in success.

Right now I am also taking baby aspirin, pomegranate juice and of course prenatals to try and help implantation. I will be eating pineapple after ovulation as well because even if it could help in the slightest – I am up to try it!

I go back for my ultrasounds starting CD10 to watch follicle development. We triggered at CD14 so hopefully we can trigger around that time again.

Christmas was difficult. Lots of pregnancy announcements including my sister in law. I am very happy for them – I just really want it to be our turn too.

I hope some of my blog followers got their BFPs. Please send my husband and I some positive thoughts, prayers and baby dust.

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Cycle day 12

I used one clear blue this morning and internet cheapies OKP twice today, oddly they are lighter than they have been the past few days.

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I assumed they would get darker as my ovulation time approaches. I am trying not to stress and stay optimistic – but it is frustrating. I like things to just move and work how they should, anything different just bugs me.

So far my cycle is looking pretty normal and staying nice and even before ovulation. Hoping to see a nice high peak this time!

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Other than baby making news…

There wasn’t much going on today.

We went to the beach but it definitely wasn’t as hot as we hoped it would be so we didn’t stay as long as usual, we did still get our workout in though.

There wasn’t a loss on the scale this morning. I have been slacking with my water consumption so I should really binge on some water tomorrow to flush some water weight – after my OPK of course.

Cruisers eyes are the same. No better or worse.

Hopefully my OPK lines show soon!