Monday, January 6, 2014

Not a whole lot going on over here...

As the title states, there's not much going on right now.  My last interaction with my doctor's office was a call the day after my 2nd beta last week.  My case manager called to let me know that my progesterone and estradiol numbers were well above the standard they hope for, so I was able to stop the estrace and endometrin supplements (yay!).  So now I am only taking my daily prenatal vitamin and low-dose aspirin, which I will continue until after my first ultrasound and the doctor gives me the OK.

Symptoms?  I definitely feel different, but the symptoms are so far from what I expected that everything worries me.  So far, I have experienced awful cramping on and off throughout the day and night---although it is less frequent since stopping the supplements.  My boobs are enlarged and sore (last night I woke up to pee and almost cried out because my boobs hurt so bad).  And they have lovely blue veins running through them.  I started getting small bouts of chest tightness/shortness of breath the a couple of nights ago.  It made me panic, which of course only made it worse.  From what I've read, it is normal and most likely caused by the rise in hormones.  I'll have to check with the doc if it continues.  I get up to pee like 2-3 times a night, which is totally not normal for me.  Oh, and I don't sleep.  Well, not comfortably or in long stretches.

No real morning sickness yet, but it's still early.  I had a little nausea today, but nothing extreme.  Until that happens, I don't really believe I'm pregnant.  Who am I kidding?  I won't believe I'm pregnant until I actually am in the stirrups in the delivery room.

By my calculations, I am currently 4w5d pregnant today.  First ultrasound is next week.  Don't know what to expect, as some people seem to see something that early, and some people don't.  I'll be holding my breath at least until I hear a heartbeat.


  1. I am 11 weeks 3 days with twins. I haven't had any morning sickness except I almost got sick one morning around 6 weeks. My boobs hurt off and on but aren't always sore but have the blue veins. And I am always short of breath which my doctor said is from the Progesterone and other hormones that are rising in my system.

    My lack of symtoms freaked me out at first but both babies are healthy so it showed me that everyone is different. Enjoy every moment... I know sometimes it is hard, but enjoy!

    1. Congratulations! And thank you for saying this. If you are having twice the babies and don't have symptoms, then I don't feel so bad :)

  2. Good luck with your scan this week!