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  1. Happygal

    pomelo / 5000 posts

    @FaithFertility: how does it feel to be back at school? Are the kids impressed with your belly?

    As for firsts, I feel like I'm in a new pregnancy chapter. I'm hungry most of the time, I have a belly that is hard to hide (although people who don't know me probably think I'm just chubby in the middle). I bought my first pair of maternity pants for work. My weight gain has been minimal so far, maybe just a few pounds, but I feel like that is quickly going to change! Veins darkening on my breasts, and a suuuuuuper faint linea nigra has showed up.

  2. FaithFertility

    eggplant / 11861 posts

    @Happygal: Yay to all your firsts!!!! :)))
    My kiddos are super sweet they love the baby! If I drop something they all swarm to pick it up or if I'm snacking on fruit they will say are you hungry or is the baby? So it's sweet, but by 4 I am a zombie but I'll go to bed early so I think I'm doing ok?

    When do you find out your little loves gender?

  3. MrsTal

    clementine / 901 posts

    @Mrs.Pinecone316: Congratulations!

    @marionberry: I can't believe that they are having you wait that long! I hope it all turns out well for you.

    @lazypanda: that's awesome! Yay for great numbers!

    @FaithFertility: I think I might be feeling the baby move but I can't be sure, it feels like popcorn or bubbles. Could also be gas lol. I'm also really starting to pop, my belly is kind of cute ish.

  4. FaithFertility

    eggplant / 11861 posts

    @MrsTal: awwww I know that feeling, unless she is moving hard, I sometimes think its gas too...lol my midwife then said its 90% probably baby :))))))

  5. marionberry

    pomelo / 5041 posts

    @Happygal: Thank you!
    @mrstal: I know! I wish they would've just waited one week but their machine is so bad I think they wanted me to be far enough along that there would be no doubt whether the baby(ies) are ok or not. I'll be over 8 weeks at that point.

  6. tequiero21

    honeydew / 7968 posts

    @Mrs.Pinecone316: my pregnancy was pretty uneventful after first trimester, so no real pointers there. For first trimester, biggest thing for me was ms. Try to eat a lil every so often. It was better for me to eat smaller portion more often.

    @lazypanda: my first beta was 12 dp3dt,.... It was 301. And it more than doubled each time, I believed. The next one I recorded was like week 5 day 2 and had 5800. I'm pretty sure I had betas in between but I'm not sure where I recorded it. But with the first beta, doc wanted to see at least 50 and said I may or may not be having twins. Wheee! Can't wait to hear your update!

  7. lazypanda

    kiwi / 636 posts

    @Mrs.Pinecone316: @tequiero21: thanks for the info! Do you think your belly shows much more rapidly from carrying twins? Even this early in pregnancy?

    @Happygal: @MrsTal: @FaithFertility: awesome pregnancy firsts! I'm excited to experience those when I'm where you guys are at.

    @macintosh: good luck with your betas tomorrow!

    My u/s is scheduled for 9/8 which will be when I am 6.5 weeks based on LMP. I went to my acupuncturist today, did not tell her I was pregnant, she felt my pulse & kept saying you've got a really strong pulse, very full, then checked the other wrist, said it was the slippery, rolling pulse (she had previously explained at my first acupuncture consult that this is the type of pulse that occurs in pregnant women). And I told her I was pregnant. She was really excited for me which was nice. She said that based on pulse, you can tell gender & if there are multiples. She said my body was "very ready for pregnancy." She also told me that when I do find out, she doesn't want me to tell her & let her say what she believes it may be before I confirm or refute what she thinks.

  8. Mrs.Pinecone316

    persimmon / 1316 posts

    @Happygal: Thank you:)
    @FaithFertility: Thats so cute how the kids take care of you!
    @MrsTal: Thanks!
    @tequiero21: hoping for an uneventful one too!
    @lazypanda: Well I got horrible OHSS after I got pregnant and gained 14 pounds in a week. I looked like I was 8 months pregnant it was terrible. I lost most the weight now but my u/s still showed a little fluid in my stomach so It mostly looks like I am bloated. I think anyone, multiples or not who show super early is just bloating. Babies are so tiny! That is so interesting what your acupuncturist said. I have a feeling she is thinking you are having twins since she wanted to keep it a surprise what she thinks

  9. tequiero21

    honeydew / 7968 posts

    @lazypanda: I didn't start really showing until 15 weeks? With this second pregnancy, I swear I was so bloated I was showing from like 8-9 weeks! This is a singleton too! Awww I love what your accupunturist said!

    @Mrs.Pinecone316: so glad your ohss is better. They scared me and said we had to watch my levels were getting too high. I had to stop stims for a day or two. Sounded like if they didn't level, I'd have had to cancel.

    Wrote above at like 4:30am but never got to submit it. Ended up going to the hospital. Had scheduled csec but baby wanted to com early! Baby boy born 8:00.

  10. Mrs.Pinecone316

    persimmon / 1316 posts

    @tequiero21: whatttttt?!! Congrats!!!! So happy for you!

  11. spaniellove

    honeydew / 7916 posts

    @tequiero21: Congrats!!!!!!!!

  12. lazypanda

    kiwi / 636 posts

    @tequiero21: congratulations!!! So exciting!

  13. BSB

    hostess / wonderful apple seed / 16729 posts

    @tequiero21: Congrats!!

  14. macintosh

    pear / 1750 posts

    @Mrs.Pinecone316: congrats on the twins, that's so exciting!!!

    @lazypanda: thank you! I can't wait to see if you have multiples.

    @tequiero21: congratulations! Welcome to the world, baby boy!

  15. macintosh

    pear / 1750 posts

    I got a little nervous before my beta so I took a ClearBlue digi - Pregnant! Got my beta number this afternoon - 183! 2nd beta is Tuesday.

  16. Mrs.Pinecone316

    persimmon / 1316 posts

    @macintosh: That's a great # so happy for you! Hoping your 2nd is reassuring for you. When is your ultrasound scheduled for?

  17. macintosh

    pear / 1750 posts

    @Mrs.Pinecone316: I'm not sure, actually. I planned to ask when they call with results on Tuesday. I don't have an OB yet either, but I may be going to a midwife practice instead.

  18. FliegepilzHut

    pomegranate / 3533 posts

    @tequiero21: Hooray! Congrats!!!

    @macintosh: Great beta!

  19. marionberry

    pomelo / 5041 posts

    @tequiero21: Congratulations on your little boy!!!

  20. tequiero21

    honeydew / 7968 posts

    Thx ladies!

    @macintosh: yay! What was your dpo? Good luck Tuesday!

  21. macintosh

    pear / 1750 posts

    @tequiero21: I had my first beta at 10pt5dt, so 15 days past ER. How are your first days with the new LO going?

  22. tequiero21

    honeydew / 7968 posts

    @macintosh: nice! Wow, what a difference it is to have better csec experience, being a second time mom, and not having twins!

  23. Jenn23

    persimmon / 1085 posts

    @tequiero21: Congrats on your 'lil boy!!! Hope all is going well!!

    I'm joining this thread, even though I'm a little hesitant since I'm still terrified and haven't seen the heartbeat yet. Anyway, I'm 6w3d today and so far my betas and first ultrasound were OK, but it was too early to see anything, so anxious for our ultrasound Tuesday.

    Glad to be here!

  24. Jenn23

    persimmon / 1085 posts

    @macintosh: I'm so glad your beta was great! Yay! When will your first ultrasound be?

  25. Happygal

    pomelo / 5000 posts

    @Jenn23: Yes! When I saw your name on here, I was so hoping to see BFP news. Congrats!!! I'm glad you'll get an ultrasound this week and hope it will make you feel a little reassured about things. How are you feeling?

  26. Jenn23

    persimmon / 1085 posts

    Copied from the IVF thread...

    Feeling terrified and can't stop crying. We had our 6w4d scan this morning and were shocked when we saw two sacs!! My betas haven't been high so we were expecting just one so to see that was something! Then there weren't any heartbeats. The ultrasound tech said neither were centered inside the sac so it could be too soon to see anything, but my husband and I are so worried and sad. I go back in two days for another scan. I'll be one day shy of 7 weeks then.

  27. macintosh

    pear / 1750 posts

    @Jenn23: I'm so sorry to hear about your confusing ultrasound. I hope it was just a little early and you have better results when you go back.

  28. tequiero21

    honeydew / 7968 posts

    @Jenn23: hugs! must be so scary! really praying you get good news and its too early to tell!

  29. Mrs.Pinecone316

    persimmon / 1316 posts

    @Jenn23: Oh hun, I am sorry your so worried but don't give up hope just yet. My friend who did IVF as well and got pregnant with twins did an u/s I think around 6w2d and one was measuring small and didn't have a heart beat and they were so worried and the next scan at 8 weeks showed 2 healthy twins. I totally understand your concern, will be praying big time! Did they say if they are measuring on track?

  30. lazypanda

    kiwi / 636 posts

    @Jenn23: I'm so sorry about not seeing the heartbeat. I hope your situation turns out like @marionberry: who did not see something until her scan today with 2 heartbeats as her previous scan was too early. Sending lots of great positive thoughts your way!

  31. marionberry

    pomelo / 5041 posts

    @Jenn23: This was very similar to my story! I was 6w3d supposedly and they saw two sacs but nothing in either one. I asked my OB to run two betas and then she scheduled me for an ultrasound 2 weeks later. The waiting was HORRIBLE but today we have two super healthy 8 week old babies. Apparently the day I went in I was 5w6d and so of course they couldn't see anything. Take deep breaths and have faith!

    Also your next ultrasound could still be too early. If they still see nothing I'd ask for another ultrasound a week later.

  32. Jenn23

    persimmon / 1085 posts

    Thanks for the support and success stories!! Can't wait for tomorrow's scan. I will be 6w6d so there should be a heartbeat or two by then. @marionberry: that's great! Congrats!!!

  33. Mrs.Pinecone316

    persimmon / 1316 posts

    @Jenn23: Good Luck tomorrow! Will be thinking of you and sending lots of prayers your way!

  34. Jenn23

    persimmon / 1085 posts

    @Mrs.Pinecone316: Thanks. I'm so scared. I just saw your post above and realized I didn't mention that they aren't measuring on track. One measured 3 days behind, the other a week behind. When we met with the RE after the ultrasound I think he isn't confident about the one measuring a week behind. Especially since my betas haven't been that high (for twins, that is). I hope that at least one is just hiding to the side as they said and that tomorrow we can see a heartbeat. Thank you.

  35. marionberry

    pomelo / 5041 posts

    @Jenn23: Wishing you the best of luck with your ultrasound!!
    @Mrs.Pinecone316: I think we need to start a twin moms page or something because I feel like I have so many questions relating to having twins. I'm excited to go through this with you since our due dates are so close!

  36. Mrs.Pinecone316

    persimmon / 1316 posts

    @Jenn23: one of mine was measuring 3 days behind too. Hoping tomorrow gives you lots of reassurance!
    @marionberry: I agree! I think we will have our own set of worries and it would be nice to gather everyone up especially those who already have twins and get their words of wisdom!

  37. FaithFertility

    eggplant / 11861 posts

    @marionberry: I'm.sorry, it is sooo very scary! I too haf an I/sb@ 6weeks 4days and we only could see a sac and maybe a yolk sac?!? Baby girl is 25week in my belly and doing great! Keep your faith! Hope tomorow brings great news!!!!!

  38. marionberry

    pomelo / 5041 posts

    @FaithFertility: we had our u/s tues and have twins! It was great news!

  39. FaithFertility

    eggplant / 11861 posts

    @marionberry: ahhhhhhhhhh I'm sooo excited for you!!!!!!! I actaully meant to post that too @Jenn23:

  40. Jenn23

    persimmon / 1085 posts

    Just saw both heartbeats!!!!! Oh my gosh, twins!!!!

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