Thursday, August 1, 2013


I've been blogging on Tumblr for a while. It's my mommy blog, and I write a lot about the SuperB's. Not all, but mostly.

Not sure what to do with this blog. Think I'm going to let it sit here for a while. I still have my 101-things list to take care of.

If you want to keep up with me and the B's, we're here:

Monday, November 26, 2012

This week we're having...

This week we're having...

Today MeneerHaan and I are married 6 months! Can you believe it? For outsiders, it must look "picture perfect". Here we are, married half a year and a boy and a girl happily kicking away at 23w in my belly tonight.

From the outside, you cannot see that we almost didn't get married because my dad very nearly died the week before. You cannot see that it had already taken us more than 1.5 years of waiting, surgeries, medication, shots, a chemical pregnancy, a cancelled and a failed FET-cycle to have these miracles grow to 23 weeks. From the outside, you cannot see that we had to say goodbye to my dad the day after we watched a little film of our 9w ultrasound with him.

This week, we celebrate our 6 month anniversary today, our first BFP tomorrow, and Friday we remember our lost little Bob, our first baby bubble, on the same day that we're having a 24 week scan and MeneerHaan's birthday.

It's a week to remember, but also to be thankful. That despite the sorrow and the heartache, we have very special memories, each other and we have come this far with our SuperB's.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Week 1-11

I have been wanting to do these updates, but feared they would jinx stuff, or I didn't have time, energy or motivation. I wrote this one several weeks ago, and fingers crossed, I'm posting it. It's old, hopefully I will remember to write a new one soon!

Week 1-11

The SuperB's:
Despite everything going on, so far they're doing good (knock on wood). On each ultrasound they measured on or even ahead of schedule. We saw heartbeats at 6w3d, wiggles and waves at 9w2d and even a somersault at 10w3d. Confirmed bodyparts on ultrasounds: hearts, arms and legs, brains,fingers, a bladder and one eyelens. So, what you see below, times 2.

Pregnancy symptoms:
The sore and growing bewbs came with the progesteron suppositories - starting week 3. After that mild/moderate OHSS, then came fatigue and food cravings and aversions. Around week 6-8 nausea kicked in. The day after a GP-visit where I asked for elastic socks - although we both agreed I didn't NEED them - tingling, numb and painfull legs. That was on a busy clearing day at work, where I also experienced my first round ligament pains. Oh. And pimples. Lots of 'em.

In our second waiting week (week 4) I developed OHSS and a belly to go with it. No pants other than the yoga kinds, or I had to let them unbuttoned. After that, even there was no weight gain, I never got back to my pre-ICSI belly. Pants started to get uncomfortable at 7-8 weeks (thank you elastic button holes). I started showing after  my dad's passing, around 9w4d. Though considering the menu that week, it probably is part take-out-food showing too.

The pro.gesterone made me sleepy, the OHSS kept me awake because of shortness of breath and generally feeling uncomfortable. Since then I have been tired in different gravities, of course aided by the other stuff going on. No trouble falling asleep, but staying asleep is a challenge some (a lot of) nights. Thankful for timezones and consequently, 24/7 online twitter-friends all over the world.