We went to Chicago with one baby and came back with 2!!!! That's right ladies! Twins!!! And my local RE's office missed them....TWICE! Can you believe it?!!?!
Now, before I get too excited, Baby A is the one we've been seeing along along and he/she is doing great, I was 7w5d yesterday and it measured 8w with a heart rate of 167. Baby B...the surprise of our life!!! Is implanted higher up in my uterus and is only measuring 6w6d with a h/r of 176. The sac of Baby B is much smaller and obviously the growth is almost a week behind, so the words "vanishing twin" were being thrown around.
I saw 2 Dr's yesterday. My TAC surgeon (who's also an RE) popped his head in before we even started the u/s. He was the one that said, it's twins! And DH & I were like...."WHAT?!?!? IS THERE HEARTBEATS ON BOTH!??!?" And they were like, "YEP!" He said try not to pay too much attention to the sac size b/c that can change dramatically, but my TAC will hold like champ for a twin pregnancy and it's possible this baby could pull through. But it's also possible it could be vanishing twin.
Then my other Dr, the recurrent pregnancy loss specialist came in....(and we've never liked her but are trying not to let our opinions matter b/c she's a specialist). And she was all like, "DID YOU STIM THIS CYCLE?" And we explained yes, and she was all confused with why she was out of the loop on that. We had a consult with her later and she gave me a brown bag with a specimen cup and said if I m/c Baby B, I need to try to collect the tissue for testing...so I don't think she's very optimistic.
I'm not getting my heart set on twins yet either b/c I did that once before and had my heart broken when I lost one and then the other a few weeks later. This specialist wants to see me again in 2 weeks which was a total surprise to us, we didn't realize we'd have to keep running back to Chicago (10 hour drive) So we have some decisions to make to decide if we believe in her enough to invest that kind of time and money. I asked her if I could stay on progesterone through 20 weeks and she said 'no' and wouldn't entertain the idea of testing my progesterone level out at 12 weeks. She just wants me off it at 12 weeks. Period. And I asked if we could do some monitoring with u/s from home and she said, "DO YOU WANT THEM TO MONITOR THIS PREGNANCY OR ME?!?!?" She's very rude and brash....but I keep thinking, if she can get this pregnancy to stick, it's worth it right?? Decisions, decisions.
Anyways, couldn't wait to share my news with you all. For now Baby B is thriving, all prayers welcome for Baby A to catch up. I have a scheduled u/s with my local RE next Wednesday, so I guess we'll see what we find out then! Sorry for the LOOOOOOONG post!
TTC: Since Nov. 2006
Diagnosis: Ovarian Dysfunction & PCOS
28 Years Old
cd3 FSH 16.8
cd10 FSH 13.6
7 Unmonitored Cycles of Clomid
3 Unmonitored Cycles of Letrozole
TAB for cysts
1st Cycle of 150iu of Menopur with Timed BDing - 5 mature follies - BFN
TAB for cysts
2nd Cycle of 150iu of Menopur with Timed Intercourse - 4 mature follies in play - BFN
3rd Cycle of 150 iu of Menopur with Timed Intercourse - 2 follies - BFN
1st Cycle of Gonal F - 1 follie & cyst on right - BFN
TAB for a cycle
2nd Cycle of Gonal F = BFP!!!!!
5w6d - baby measuring 3mm, h/b 101
6w6d - baby measuring 6mm, h/b 126
7w6d - baby 18mm, h/b 171, measuring ahead at 8w2d! RE noticed enlarged yolk sac so keeping a close eye on that
8w6d - baby 2.52cm with h/b of 174
9w5d - baby 3.22cm with h/b of 180 measuring 10w1d
10w6d - baby 4.34cmcm with h/b of 174 measuring 11w1d
12w u/s showed baby at 11.2cm with h/b of 162 - unfortunately, that evening I suffered a horrible m/c of a chromosomally NORMAL girl.... RIP my angel girl...you were loved....
Gonal F with Timed Intercourse-2WW
First cycle of Gonal F with Timed Intercourse since m/c - BFN
2nd Cycle of Gonal F with Timed Intercourse - BFN
TAB for a month on bcp's
3rd Cycle of Gonal F - BFP
u/s at 6w1d showed heart-rate of 114!!!!
u/s at 7w1d showed heart-rate of 141!!!!
u/s at 8w showed heart-rate of 179
u/s at 9w showed 2 SCH's, h/r of 197
u/s at 10w showed h/r of 175
u/s at 11w showed h/r of 180
u/s at 12 w showed h/r of 188
12w2d...m/c'd baby at home, lost too much blood, had to have emergency D&C...severely anemic....baby was a chromosomally normal boy
-developed a blood clot in leg 1 1/2 wks post D&C...saw a hematologist and had testing done and everything came back normal, will still treat me with Lovenex on next pregnancy
-First cycle since m/c....Gonal F, triggered with 8 mature follies, T/I - BFP!
-13dpo beta 106, progesterone 21.4
-15dpo beta 260, progesterone 12.2
-16dpo beta 411, progesterone 16
-20dpo beta 845, progesterone 19 (went in for u/s to rule out ectopic, couldn't see anything yet, but lining was thick)
-22dpo beta 1158, progesterone 18
-24dpo beta 1655, progesterone 20
-5w?? u/s showed 2 sacs...one measuring 4w0d, the other measuring 5w1d....possibly vanishing twin???
-6w u/s showed TWINS! 2 h/r's....121, 119. both measuring 6w1d! SCH 1cm
-At 7w pg, tested positive for lupus anticoagulant, on lovenox to treat it, TSH was 2.55
-7w2d u/s showed 2 babies measuring 7w4d & 7w3d, h/r's 158 & 153! SCH 2cm
-8w1d u/s showed 2 babies measuring 8w3d & 8w2d, h/r's 185 & 179! SCH 3cm
-10w2d u/s showed we lost baby A measuring 9w1d and had no h/r...baby B measured 10w1d with a h/r of 180...praying for Baby B to hang on, SCH gone, started thyroid med
-11w1d u/s showed Baby B measuring right on track, h/r of 174
-12w1d had a red bleeding episode & u/s showed Baby B measuring 1 day ahead and a h/r of 168, bleeding likely caused by Baby A's passing
-13w1d had some red spotting & u/s showed Baby B measuring 2 days behind and h/r of 157
-14w...baby measured 14w3d...and I suffered a horrible, very sudden miscarriage...another angel baby...that makes 4.
Saw Dr Mary Stephenson at U of Chicago for recurrent pregnancy loss....dx with Lupus Anticoagluant and Incompetent Cervix, will be treated with lovenox
5-25-11 - Had a Transabdominal Cerclage placed by Dr Haney at U of Chicago
Gonal F with Timed Intercourse (self medicated/unmonitored) BFN
Gonal F with Timed Intercourse: 7 follies in play - BFP at 10dpo!!!
12dpo hcg level 80.5, progesterone 16.8
14dpo hcg level 295, progesterone 18
6w3d u/s showed 1 baby with a h/r of 120, measuring 6w4d
7w3d u/s showed baby with h/r of 160, measuring 7w3d