Wednesday, April 2, 2014

7 Weeks - We graduated from our fertility clinic!

As of yesterday, I'm officially 7 weeks pregnant! We still haven't told our families and are debating when we will. We just want to be sure since there have been miscarriages in my family. They have no clue what we've been going through. They don't even know we've been trying forever. My mom will have a heart attack. Poor lady. Then she'll freak out and want to live with us to help take care of the twins.

A week or two ago I thought I was already starting to see a bump, but turns out I was bloated from my ovaries still being gigantic from retrieval. This past week has actually been great nausea wise. We ordered pizza twice which is so unlike me. In case you're wondering, Domino's will always hands down win my heart. Their crust is dreamy.

So the reason why I'm so happy right now is because we had our last appointment this morning at our fertility clinic! I'm so happy we don't have to go there anymore, but I will miss all the wonderful people there that helped us through this trial. Andddddd we saw and HEARD both heartbeats today! When my doctor inserted the ultrasound I only saw one sac and my heart started to sink, but he adjusted it a little and there they were! Both with precious fluttering hearts. Next thing we know we are hearing them! I wasn't expecting that. Baby A and Baby B (what they will be going by for the rest of my pregnancy) are the right size and their heartbeats are working as fast as they should be. I totally had a proud momma moment. Yes, I was proud of their heartbeats. What else can you be proud of when they're so tiny? Our ears were ringing with congratulations as we left. I was also able to donate some very expensive unused injectables and tons of needles I had leftover. I'm thankful they can be used to help another couple in need. 

We Graduated!!!

 My next appointment will be just after my 9 week mark with my obstetrician. I finally get a girl doctor! Although I don't even care who sees what anymore.
And I finally got a chalkboard! Or rather, I made one from a cork board. I absolutly love it. You'll see my bump updates with it soon! Speaking of updates here's the latest:

How far along? 7 Weeks 
Babies are the size of: Blueberries!
Total weight gain: Up 10lbs since treatments began (doctor's orders) then I lost 2lbs since pregnancy. 
Maternity clothes? No. 
Stretch marks? No. 
Sleep: I've been having some sweet dreams. Sleep is getting better too. 
Exercise: Eh, the occasional walk...I need to be better.
Miss Anything: I miss eating avocados...I still don't like them.
Movement: Nope! 
Food cravings: Pink Starbursts and shepherd's pie.  
Anything making you queasy or sick: Avocados, almond butter...the list is getting shorter.
Labor Signs: No. 
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy happy happy.
Looking forward to: Telling our families once we decide the time is right. I have to speak so carefully when I'm around them.

It is such a blessing to see God's hands in all this. Infertility has certainly tested my faith and endurance, but the blessings I've seen so far have all been worth the wait. I still can't believe I'm going to be a mom!

Check out our babies!

Their heartbeats!


  1. Replies
    1. :) They are! Even though you can hardly tell whats in there haha.

  2. I love it! Congratulations, Rachel. This must be so exciting for you. We had very different reactions lol. I kind of freaked and cried when I found out about my twins (we had been planning for one, not *two* lol) but now I can't imagine my life any other way. I love my boys to bits. It was really challenging in the beginning, but in some ways easier too because their temperaments were so easy. And taking care of twins, especially alone, or taking them out all on my own, made me feel so strong and like I could do anything.

    I love, love hearing moms welcoming twins. It's seriously like a "club" haha. Only because it's way different from any singleton pregnancy, and I really do think we go through so much, yet get so many blessings.

    1. Thanks Nina! I definitely did freak out for a bit, but it's settled in now and I'm so happy we are having twins! I really appreciate your comment and honesty. I hope I will be able to feel that strength that you do! No doubt will this be difficult but I'm sure it will all be worth it. And I feel so blessed to have two in one pregnancy since it was so dang hard to get pregnant! I'm definitely excited to join the twin momma "club" ;)

  3. Aww I'm right where you were a little while ago. I graduate in another week, I'm sad to go but adventure awaits. It's so amazing hearing those heartbeats.


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