Sorry I haven't been posting! It occurred to me today that some of you (especially those who have walked the distance with me) may be tempted to believe that something awful has happened in my absence from the blog-o-sphere. I can certainly understand why with my history! We had an OB appointment today, got to take another look. Both babies look great, albeit it a lot more squished in there. Heartbeats were good again. I am so relieved! I had worked myself into a frenzy a bit. Here is what has been up with me...
You may recall a few weeks ago that I mentioned a sinus infection a-brewing. I responded responsibly by getting into see my GP early and was given an antibiotic. We believed we were catching it early and he only gave me amoxicillin. I really struggle with my sinuses, and allergies, and I am no stranger to the sinus infection/antibiotic/never quite better cycle that has been a part of my life during the Jan-March season every year. The ante has been "upped" in recent years however. The last two years my lungs keep getting involved. The infection turns into bronchitis after a few weeks. When my lungs are involved it wipes me out like nothing else. A minimum of 5 days of wet noodle time. This bronchitis has turned into pneumonia once so far...which almost led me to a hospitalization...and my usual regimen of steroid nasal sprays, eye drops, allergy meds are not great for the babies. I'm stuck with the neti pot, breath rite strips, and rest. I had a feeling when he prescribed me the amoxicillin that it wasn't going to do the trick. Unfortunately I was right. On Wednesday of last week a sore throat and hacking cough added to my symptoms. By thursday I was a wet noodle, no good to anyone, could barely get a sentence out before the hacking ensued, which to my great delight, added to my already sensitive gag reflex. My team mates insisted I go home early and completely handled the heavy lifting of a 200 person meeting/presentation. I left right after. So thankful for them! I took Friday and Monday off as well, and although the hacking is at least productive now, and less violent, it is still exhausting. My wet noodle status this time is totally compounded my the complete energy suckage these babies are responsible for. Therein lies my reason for not writing...that and we are had some quiet weeks with no real news to report.
So, thankfully, I'm on the mend. I'm listening to my body, and resting for as long as it takes to keep these babies safe. I got scared because the coughing was violent, I kept having major round ligament pain. I was worried I had torn something and that bleeding would ensue any moment. I was so relieved when nothing of the sort occurred, and I finally got to see them today via ultrasound. So thankful.
The next big milestone will be another scan at Dr. A2's office on wednesday the 5th. That's our specialist's office. My momma is going to join us at that one, she and I need a good, healing ultrasound experience together after our July experience (the empty uterus scan of our first IVF cycle that I have mentioned throughout other posts). Also, if everyone cooperates, and "assumes the position" we may find out the sexes of the babies:). Maybe we will at least get a good guess, to be confirmed later. Here's hoping! Still on our "Road Paved with Hope". Love to you, talk soon.