Showing posts with label babies. Show all posts
Showing posts with label babies. Show all posts

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Welcome 2nd Trimester, I have been expecting you!!!

Being pregnant is NO easy tasking! When I was pregnant with Dj and Mimi… I do not remember feeling so crumby or sick… Perhaps the twins were the reason… I took time to remember all of these symptoms because FRANKLY… Everyone makes pregnancy seem like such a "WONDERFUL" experience! I will tell you how it has been for me without all the FLUFF!
Firstly- Everything was great until… January 24th 2014… That is when my life changed! I could no longer eat CHICKEN! (Seriously, eating chicken made me feel DEATHLY sick!!!)
I went to the doctor when I was about 5 weeks pregnant and complained to my doctor! I explained that I was losing weight and I could not eat anything! He told me it was in my head… (I had to Woosa and try not to cry! I wanted to punch him "in my head" I did!) I got him back though at my next appt! I told him I was still sick and it wasn't in my head. He asked, "Where is it then?" I said, "In my belly" in my Fat Bastard voice and rubbed my tummy! Well played, I think so! LOL

In the FIRST trimester… All kinds of FUNKY things are going on. You are farting and burping like a man… You smell everything! Basically- You are NASTY! At least I was. I was disgusted by myself! And I swear I smelled like grapefruit all of the time:/

My biggest pet peeve at this moment is… People breathing on me! Yuck! The kids have learned not to breathe on me! LOL

Week 1: I am not even technically pregnant at this time, so nothing to report
Week 2: I am not even technically pregnant at this time, so nothing to report
Week 3: I was in the hospital for spotting and Betas! First positive pregnancy test was 14 January 2014

Week 4: My first U/S was done! There was ONE sac and "A dot that could be something"… She was kind enough to circle the TINY sac!

Week 5: Morning Sickness is here… No- You do not like ANY food Amber! And if you try to eat it, You will pay! That was how my body was treating me! :(

Week 6: I was getting ready to fly America and went to the doctor before the flight… As soon as she started the U/S you could see TWO tiny sacs!!! And we heard 2 heartbeats! Gustavo's face was priceless and I basically screamed! Everyone in the waiting room knew we were having twins! The flight was HORRIBLE and I got sick several times. One of Gustavo's boss's was on the flight and taking care of me… (EMBARRASSING!)

Week 7: I went to the ER in America… Waited for hours but finally got some medicine to relieve the AWFUL morning sickness! My HCG was 191,000! That is a HUGE amount!

Week 8: I was still sick but found a lot of joy in eating cereal! It was what made my hunger pains go away. I would wake up in the middle of the night and eat a bowl of cereal! Chili cheese burritos, I love you American TACO BELL!

Week 9: I was in HONDURAS!!! My morning sickness is all day sickness and much worse at night. I found that eating a lil bit at a time was helpful… But then it was hard to always eat! Shortness of breath too!

Week 10: I was tired, constipated (TMI) and still had nausea! GAS! I ate a WHOLE jar of Dill Spear pickles...

Week 11: Vomiting, Indigestion, Gas, Nausea, All day TIRED! I swear I felt my babies move… It was NOT gas!

Week 12: Lower back pain, tired, emotional, crampy (Not sure if this is a word, if not… I invented it RIGHT now! It feels like period cramps!) , sleeplessness at night, and round ligament pain! It is NOT easier having to deal with all of this SO early! I am hoping that I will find relief soon. Sometimes I get jittery, which I think means that I need sugar. I can't be out too long or I will feel like I will pass out!

I will keep track of my symptoms the best I can… It is hard to remember to do anything! LOL
I am still not showing AT ALL… I have actually lost weight… So let's see what the 2nd trimester has in store for us!!!

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Banegas Babies

I have not blogged in a LONG time! I have a great excuse though!
We are pregnant!

We are having TWINS!

I will tell you that SO FAR this pregnancy has been very difficult! I have been SUPER sick! But… The babies are doing fine!

There is a picture of our Banegas Bundles!!!
I am thinking about blogging this adventure… But I am not too sure yet! I know I miss blogging and I have to do something because if not… I will go CRAZY! This is the BIGGEST thing going on in my life! The kids are excited!

Monday, November 11, 2013

My 2WW

2WW= Two Week Wait

Well- To say that this is the hardest of all... Is an UNDERSTATEMENT!!!!

It is pure HELL! Wondering if the embryos implanted or NOT!
You are afraid to sneeze!
I took a lot of pregnancy tests! None of them showed up as POSITIVE so I was pretty sure that I was out!
It became a ritual! Every morning I would take a PG test! I am almost ashamed to say that sometimes, I took two!
Once I started to prepare myself for the WORST case scenario, which is NOT PREGNANT... Time started to fly by! 

FAST FORWARD: I started having a strange mucus on 7 Nov... But I really didn't think much of it because... every where that I read said that CM (Cervical Mucus) was very normal... But I started bleeding a bit the next day. My clinic is closed on Friday so I just tried to take it easy and spent the evening with my husband since it was our Anniversary (Follow on Post pending!)
The next morning... The bleeding was worse, My husband called my clinic and they said that I needed to get into the ER ASAP!
So- I called a TAXI and off to the hospital. When I got there I spoke to the doctor on call and she said that I was 11 days past transfer so she was going to give me a pregnancy test, if it is positive, I will be admitted.
I got my blood took... And I sat in silence for an hour... Just waiting. The LAB advised me that my results were ready. I took my paper with a control number to the desk and they printed my results. I asked, "Is it Yes or No?" They told me that the doctor would be with me soon. Another 10 minutes of waiting.... 
I walked in and the doctor told me that I would be admitted for Pregnancy Support... Wait, Hold on...
I AM PREGNANT??? I was in SHOCK!
She told me that though it was a bit early to test, anything over 6 is pregnant... And I was 19!

I texted my husband and gave him the news.

I got to my room... I got two injections and an IV... I had to continue taking my Endometrim and Folic Acid...

The bleeding didn't stop... They said in 48 hours they would take my blood again to see if my HCG doubled or not.

My husband stayed by my side the whole time! THANK YOU HUBZ! He spent 2 nights in the hospital bed with me!

Fast Forward: 11 Nov 2013... At around 0730 the nurse came and took my blood.
About an hour later 3 doctors and 2 nurses walked into my room.
I was told that my numbers dropped significantly and that I was loosing the baby/babies. She told me that she would discharge me...
The lady was just so FRANK about it... I just said, "Ok"
When they left the room... I burst into tears... 
I couldn't believe it! I was pregnant... Now... I am not.
A Chemical Pregnancy... That is the term for an EARLY miscarriage... Early being, before a heart rate is found. (I was 4 weeks and 4 days)
I dreaded calling Gustavo. I didn't want him to be upset at work... But he was the only person that I had to call... And I did.
How am I feeling?
-I feel like my body betrayed me... Like it expelled our babies... I started wondering what I could have done different... What will we do next? Was I too stressed?

On a positive note, I spoke to my American friend and she did in fact get pregnant too! I am so excited for her! I did not get news from my Kuwaiti friend from my clinic, but I am sure I will tomorrow!

For the people who I did tell and talk to about this... They ask, "What are you going to do now?"
Ummm, We don't know. I have to give my body time to heal and I have to prepare myself mentally as well! We have vacation coming up and we have to close on our house... So, making our baby is on a back burner for the moment! We have a lot of things to take care of.

Gustavo has been the best support EVER and it makes me love him more and more!
Also- Karina... She came and laid in bed with me... Visited with me... Helped with the kids! Gracias 

Monday, October 21, 2013

More Menopur

I went to the doctor last night. I got my blood drawn and then a "WANDA" scan! I have 16 eggs! Basically, I have 8 eggs in my Left ovary and 8 in my Right as well. The biggest are 14-15mm. She said that is good for my 8th day! The goal is to get them to 18-20mm. I have a bit further to go. So... Now I have to take 5 menopurs/2 water injections.
1) 3 powder/1 water (Injection into one thigh)
2) 2 powder/ 1 water (Injection into the other thigh)
3) Gustavo also gives me an injection at home... To keep my ovaries sleeping
 
 


We go back on Tuesday! I am hoping that they will be big and fat! I do not know if we are going to do the retrieval on Thursday or Saturday... But I do know that it will be this week! And that is exciting. It is taking longer then I expected it would. This is day 34! Not that I did something EVERY day!
I am ready to get everything done! I know that the WORST thing will be waiting to see if I am pregnant! That will be the longest WAIT! With everything that we have coming up, I think that I will be busy enough to keep my mind occupied!
I am already making the vacation calendar! So much to do!

 

Friday, October 18, 2013

Will there be more Menopur?

Tonight I will be getting my LAST dose of Menopur. (I hope!) I was directed to have 3 ampules: 1 water for 7 nights.

I am hoping that at my doctor's appt, that my eggs are going to be plenty and 20mm!
I have to get my blood drawn and then a scan.

How am I feeling???
- Emotional
- A bit bitchy
- Bloated
- Hot Flashes
- Soreness (My thighs)
- Head aches
- People piss me off... QUICKLY (Not the kids... Just the adults!)
- Cramping
- Some short SHARP pains in my stomach
- Lower back pain
- Tired

I have NO idea what they will say to me tomorrow. I just hope that it is good news! I hope that my doctor gives me some kind of answers.

Generally when I ask questions... My doctor always says, "Let's get this step done first"
***IT DRIVES ME CRAZY!!!***
I am glad that things are SLOWLY progressing!

Everyone in the house is waiting for this to happen! I already feel pregnant!