There are so many fun and cool things I want to share with you guys, but honestly I don't have the energy or time right now so I figure this is probably what you guys want to know about most.
I went home early from work on Friday just feeling sort of icky. I had been feeling pretty nauseas for 2 days at that point, but still able to eat. My last “meal” was Friday night and I had to force myself to eat.
By the time I woke up on Saturday I felt miserable. I was severely nauseous and couldn’t manage to eat much of anything. I was able to force feed myself a few things gagging and chocking on every bite as I made myself swallow. Fun…
Luckily I didn’t actually throw up any of the food I managed to get down me. Taylor came down with the flu that night so I stayed home with her on Sunday.
By then she was feeling back to normal, but I still could not get myself to really eat. Justin brought me home a smoothie which I hoped would help. It did not.
At this point I began to worry. It had been 2 days of dry heaving and very little food. That couldn’t be good for the baby(ies). I called in sick on Monday and called the doctor to see if they could prescribe anything for the nausea (I got Zofran…and it’s not really helping). Shortly after talking to a nurse (who was going to check on prescription) I began to bleed. More than “spotting” which raised a red flag for me.
I called the doctor back and they scheduled an appointment for me on Monday afternoon.
We did an early ultrasound and found this:
That is a picture of 2 babies. The doctor told me that was most likely the cause of my severe nausea. He began to look at the babies more closely.
Baby 1: She was the correct size for where I was in my pregnancy with a strong heartbeat and seemed to be doing ok despite my lack of food.
Baby 2: She was smaller than baby 1 which is “possible” with IVF (implant on different days), but not that common or likely. She did not have a heartbeat. Which could be because she was just not as far along as baby 1, but again, not likely. The most likely scenario was that I was/am miscarrying baby 2, but this is not a for sure thing.
I have another ultra sound on Monday 12/30 to see for sure what is going on with the babies.
In the meantime I have still been rather miserable.
· That the nausea subsides so I can function like a normal person (I haven’t been able to do ANYthing since Friday)
· That Baby 1 stays safe regardless of what is going on with Baby 2
· That if I am miscarrying Baby 2 that my body does what it needs to do quickly and if I am not miscarrying Baby 2 that my body gets the right nutrients to the baby ASAP.