We are 18 weeks pregnant! YAY! Every week gets us closer to the goal of two happy healthy baby girls, and I'm SO pumped about that!
In other news, our second crib got delivered today! We had ordered one crib before this last IVF cycle (I call it the faith crib) because it was the one I wanted (the first time I got a BFP) and it had been discontinued so I was worried I wouldn't be able to find it when I actually got pregnant again, so we just bought it ahead of time. We put it together about a week and a half ago. After checking it out in person instead of in pictures online, we decided that it was nice and sturdy and we still really liked it and should go ahead and order another (so the cribs for the girls matched). So crib #2 came today. . .but we can't put it together yet. We have to move around the bedrooms on the main floor to make way for a nursery. . .I'm just not quite ready to do that yet! But we have the crib for when we do=)
I have some new pictures to share with you all - I know pictures are the favorite part of the blog=). I did another bare belly pic in this grouping - this time head on - and holy buckets I think I look ginourmous!
There was a little bit of drama last Thursday that I didn't blog about, but I probably should just so everyone is in the loop! So here's what happened. Last Thursday morning I was having some pain (felt like nasty gas pains or something, but I wasn't constipated - well, more than normal anyway - hehe - the joys of pregnancy right?).
The pain went all the way across my pelvis/uterus and would last for about 15-20 seconds. This pain came and went several times (probably 10) over the course of several hours. I felt my uterus at the same time I felt the pain to see if it was contracting and it wasn't, so I wasn't really sure what was going on. I called my OB, and they had me come in to be checked. He did an internal check and all was well there, no cervix dilating, still thick, etc. (aka - no pre-term labor) and then he did an ultrasound. One of the baby's placentas previously was super close to the cervix (which was a BAD place to be - it had caused a bleeding incident a couple of weeks ago), and apparently it has since moved anterior and is covering the whole front of my uterus (which isn't ideal, but it's better than being so close to the cervix). Anyway, this (the anterior placenta) is where the pain is coming from. The problem with this pain is it is apparently similar to what I would feel if I was having contractions, and I need to be able to tell if I am having contractions as opposed to pain from the placenta. So, my OB prescribed me 17-alpha hydroxyprogesterone caproate injections to be administered once a week. This is commonly given to women to prevent pre term labor. He said it would relax my uterus, and would keep my cervix nice and thick, and consequently would keep me from going into pre-term labor too (hopefully). It's an IM injection in the booty once a week. We are pros with IM injections, so no worries there. This one actually didn't hurt at all, and I didn't even have to ice! Awesome!
Anyway, so that was my update. The girls are still girls (lol) and are doing fine - one was weighing in at 7 oz and the other at 8 oz. One was measuring nearly a week ahead and the other is measuring 4 days ahead. The week before when I was in (at 16 weeks) they were exactly the same so I was a bit concerned, but the OB told me this is totally normal and now one will probably continue to be bigger than the other, and that's okay. We go back in to see the OB on June 16th=). As long as there is no other drama before then of course. . .
So that's what I know! Hope you all are having a lovely yet uneventful week!