Time for an update…

Still feeling pretty miserable here–threw up about 40 times yesterday, which is better than the 70x/day I had last week. I actually threw up so hard last week that I started bleeding vaginally and panicked, thought I was losing one or both twins. U/s showed that they were fine and hormone levels were all fine, they said the bleeding was from my vagina and cervix rubbing against each other when I vomiting, nothing to do but stop vomiting! If only it were that easy.

I think I might be showing?! I’ve always had a little pooch there so I def. look pregnant, but I think it’s starting to look different over the past week. And I think I can actually feel my uterus if I poke around just above my pubic bone, which is kinda cool.

We got a home doppler and are waiting until we can find HBs with that. I’ve tried a few times and was able to catch flashes of something in the 150-170 range, but not sure if it was babies or something else–digestion, maybe? At any rate, nothing I can hold onto with the doppler. I’m only 9w4d, so it’s still too early–the doppler says 10-12 weeks.

Every week I hit feels just amazing to me. I think, “9 weeks, wow, that’s so far along!” especially compared to my previous 5 week pregnancies.

Getting a lot of stabbing pains in my breasts.  The achniess of the first few weeks has gone away, and now I just get stabbing pains, mostly on the right–but I’m not sure if it’s from development or if it’s because that’s where my mediport(IV) is.

Not really sure if I’ve been released from the RE or not–they were going to do an u/s at 7 weeks, but the midwife I was seeing at the time wanted it sooner so I canceled the RE’s u/s and went in earlier. Haven’t heard anything from the RE since I called and told them I was having twins. Think I should call them?

As far as the hyperemesis goes, I’m still on IV fluids and IV reglan and Zofran.  It seems to be working a bit–I’d hate to see what my vomiting would be like without them, and I know the fluids are playing a big part in keeping the three of us alive.  I still have ketones in my urine most of the time.  I’m able to eat a little bit–just had some ravioli, hoping that stays down.
Feeling pretty lonely around here.  Tonight is my team’s “holiday party” (just a little late), and I’m really sad to be missing it–was really hoping I could get out of the house, even for an hour, and see some familiar faces.  I feel like I’m missing out on so much with this pregnancy–this is it for me, and I’m too sick to enjoy it.  I’m really worried that this will last the entire pregnancy–CJ says it isn’t worth worrying about, but I think I’d rather be prepared for it, and then possibly be pleasantly surprised.  I belong to a hyperemesis forum, and it seems like about 75 % of people there have it last at least into the second trimester, and a lot have it last the entire time.  No way of knowing which way I’ll go, and I know that my sample is biased, but still.  It worries me.
Hoping for a better day tomorrow.  I see my OB Friday again, maybe he’ll have some good news for me.  He offered to hospitalize me last week but I declined, fearing that I’ll go crazy in the hospital.  Starting to consider taking him up on it.  At least in the hospital, they could treat me faster than making a change once a week, kwim?  I’ll think about it.
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2 responses to “Time for an update…

  1. annacyclopedia

    Yikes! Sorry to hear that you’re not vomit-free just yet. I hope today is better and that you start feeling a lot better very soon.

  2. I’m glad that you’re hanging in there, but so sorry it’s not much better.

    With my HG I always looked towards the next “goal”. 12 weeks, 16 weeks, 20 weeks etc. The vomitting calmed down and the nausea was an off and on thing (all of this while on the Zofran).

    I really hope you get to enjoy your pregnancy!

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