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.

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