Hi Ladies - I am hoping it's ok to join you all on this forum. I have been lurking for a few days and you all seem like a great bunch that really care about supporting each other through this "process."
DH and I have a 5 year old DS from IVF and we just found out on 8/1 that I am pregnant from a FET with 5 day blasts. We transferred 2 excellent quality blasts and this time around I have been really in quite a bit of discomfort for the last 2 weeks which was very different than the first time around.
A little background - during my first pregnancy the first 4 months was pretty uneventful and what I had considered "normal." I had a little implantation spotting for a couple days (brown tinge), major food aversions, only ate fruits (mainly citrus), really heightened sense of smell but no pain or physical discomfort. I returned from a business trip to Spain, went in for my 19 week check and found out that I was a little more than 3 cm dilated and baby was on the way out - no pain and I had no idea any thing was wrong. I was admitted to the hospital that afternoon, had a cerclage placed by 7 am the next morning and was placed on complete bed rest in and out of the hospital for the next 5 months. I was only able to be upright for 15 mins a day and I was really miserable and scared with the 50% survival odds that I was given. The only saving graces were that I lost weight throughout (over 30lbs) and Wi-Fi was available in my hospital room
Well in the end we were blessed with our ds and although we had always thought about trying again I was definitely gunshy.
The net: we finally agreed to try again and IVF worked again. With all the discomfort this time a round I have been really grumpy and then I saw quite a bit of brown blood on Monday. I called the doc on call and she advised that I go into the office the next day for the US as I was only a day away from what I had scheduled.
To my great surprise
I found out that we are having 3 babies - a set of identical twins in one sac and a singleton in another. They all have heartbeats over 119 at 6wk1day.
Now all the discomfort makes sense. I am in total shock and I cannot stop thinking about my incompetent cervix, the high risk and the inevitable bed rest period - UGH!!
We are definitely blessed and I know I shouldn't complain but ---WOW!
Will need all the support I can get.