Friday, December 31, 2010

Sleeping at night

So last night was the first night that I absolutely could not get comfortable. I swear by my boppy full body pillow but I am growing at such a fast rate I am so sore. I wake up when my back starts to throb because of the weight pulling in the front. I am thinking I am gonna have to buy a belly wedge!!!! Any suggestions for sleeping better? I am so ready to hear them!!!!

Next ultrasound is Jan 13th and I am so excited to see the babies!!!! I will be scanning and posting ultrasound pics around that time..........
Happy New Year Everyone!!!!!!
We are enjoying rosky burgers(Benthin family secret) at Nana's and hoping my stomach can cope since they are really greasy........

New Years Resolution: Get my twins as close to full term as possible....Full term for my twins is 37 weeks.

See everyone in the New Year!!!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Hospital Trip 10 weeks

Well as usual at this point in all my pregnancies I have some very light spotting. Because I am Rh- and the donor is + I always have to get a RhoGAM shot in case the babies blood mixes with mine, so my body doesn't attack the babies. It's normal for me but they always have to check and make sure everything is fine. I had an ultrasound to confirm I still have 2 very happy and moving babies on board. Baby A is measuring 10w1d, heartbeat 161 and Baby B is measuring 10w3d, heartbeat 156!!!! Both look more like a baby and have tiny legs and arms that are moving up a storm. We don't know what causes the spotting but I have had it every time. But after a very long ER visit to get my shot we are much happier knowing they are both just GRAND!!!!!!!

OH.....Confirmed They are FRATERNAL!!!!! (we kinda figured that out already LOL)

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

My first Belly pic..Taken Christmas day!!

Cerclage pics..... I have an Abdominal Cerclage(TAC)

I have the one at the very TOP!!!! It's so much higher....with Addy I had the one at the bottom....

How they were conceived......

After much thought I decided to try for one more child. I had a Abdominal cerclage placed in August by Dr. Arthur Haney in Chicago. He is one of the best and has a 100% success rate. I wanted to avoid bedrest since I have my happy, energetic Addyson to take care of. After our first IUI failed I was very discouraged. I tried one more time with the very last vial we had. I only had 2 follicles(eggs) which isn't ideal since it takes usually 3-4 for 1 to be successful. I took my first pregnancy test 5 days early on Nov. 13th and it was positive!!!! We were shocked....I had it confirmed by bloodwork on Nov. 16th....My first ultrasound was done to early on the 23rd and they could barely see a sac. Went back a week later on the 30th and there were 2 sacs, 2 babies and 2 hearbeats TWINS!!!!!!!! I was later told I had a 4% chance of twins!!!!

To answer the #1 and #2 question I get asked.... No I did not do IVF and They are Fraternal


This is my very first blog and I got the idea from a friend of mine that just had twins. This will be where I post the updates throughout my twin pregnancy and all my friends and family can stay informed. We are very excited and looking forward to this journey!!! Stay tuned for all the updates......