Saturday, November 30, 2013
I've been missing on here for awhile. Things have been a little crazy and stressful, but they are starting to sort themselves out now and I'm feeling a little better.
The big news is Aiden is going to be a big brother!! I'm a little over 11 weeks pregnant and things seem to be going ok so far. It was a really rocky start, but the earlier problems seem to have resolved and my ultrasound last week was great.
I usually post on here the minute I fine out I'm pregnant for support, given my tragic pregnancy history. But this one started off so rocky I had no idea what was going on. First my hormones started to go down and when I had an ultrasound it showed an empty sac measuring a week behind. They wanted me to do a D & C that night, but I was hesitant and begged them to let me wait and go to my OB at Mount Sinai. 2 weeks later I showed up and Mount Sinai for my D & C because my miscarriage wasn't happening naturally and my OB wanted to do an ultrasound first. They found the heartbeats of two babies!!! I was pregnant with identical twins in the same sac! The only problem was that one was way to small and they were pretty sure I would miscarry the smaller baby. Which I did, but it did not cause any problem with the healthy twin. There was a small clot behind the placenta of the healthy baby, but that disappeared a week later and everything is fine now. They had to monitor me closely though because they weren't sure if the twins shared the same placenta. That could cause the deceased twin to continue growing as the healthy twins heart would pump for both babies causing heart failure in the healthy twin. But thankfully that didn't happen either.'
So as usual this pregnancy was a roller coaster of emotions. But I"m happy that things are going ok now. Becuase of my history of stillbirth I will continue to have weekly ultrasounds (they are so comforting) and will be induced early. Aiden was induced at 35 weeks, but this time they are going to push me to 36 which would make my induction sometime between May 19th and 22nd.