I figured this would maybe be the best way for us to keep our family and friends updated on our pregnancy. We went from trying to conceive for almost a year to having an emergency surgery, to remove a 7cm Cyst on my right ovary on July 16th , then trying to recover to find another cyst on my left ovary, on Aug 14th.
On late Thursday night, 8/15, I took myself to the ER due to pain. After be administered pain medication, the doctor came in to ask me "Do you know your pregnant?" ... UM NO....(thank you dollar store for failing me the day before with an at home test, lol) My Hcg numbers were 100ish. The doctor said i was obviously very early, and that it was a possibility we could be experiencing an eptopic pregnancy. UGH... i felt awful and cried because i was sure that's what was happening! We have experienced this once before conceiving Aspynn! My mother in law was on her way up from IL and came to the ER with me, while i got an U/S done. (worse U/S ever!! Lady was very rude!) It only showed that the cyst was still there and had not burst. That night I told myself i would NOT SHARE our pregnancy with anyone but our close friends and family, so that in-case we miscarried I wouldn't have to explain to the FB world what happened.
As i went to bed that night, I prayed about the whole situation. I asked God what he wanted me to do, I woke up the next morning with a clear agenda from the Lord, It was to ask for prayer from our prayers warriors! He spoke to me ""Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven. For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them."~ Matt 18:19-20 ... So i asked a great friend to help me put an announcement together. It turned out better than i could of Imagined! (Thanks Nicole Birthelmer!)
On that Sunday Aug18th, I asked for prayer from my pastors, that my bloodwork (Hcg) would rise! I got the call late Sunday night from my awesome Nurse Practitioner, Renee, That my numbers were around 600! REMEMBER they want them to double every 48/72 hrs. WOW... I was sooo happy!!! On Tuesday Aug 20th, we had another U/S to confirm our pregnancy ( next worse U/S... she wouldn't allow Dave or the girls to come back and wasn't very nice!). She would not tell me anything about the results or even show me the screen.
Later that afternoon, I saw Dr.Shad (OB/gyn) He showed me all the pictures from my U/s. He told me he does not believe its a tubal pregnancy! He the said "There are 2 spots on the Uterus".... I replied "2 spots??" Of course i thought do you mean i have cancer or some abnormality??!... I know im a bit dramatic, lol...
He replied "Yes, possibility 2 sacs." ...................HOLD UP.... "So it could be TWINS????!!!"...
"Umm, yes.. of course we need to wait to see heartbeats." ...
I sat down and said.. "SHUT THE FRONT DOOR!.. I seriously could be having twins, holy moly..."
Im pretty sure i was about to faint at this point!
I really just need to say, Dr.Shad is probably the most amazing doctor all around i have EVER dealt with! He is very caring, compassionate, emphatic, and for the 1st time ever, he NEVER said "viable" pregnancy.. I highly dislike that word ;( .
He explained he wanted to do an U/S at his office (almost an hour from my home) So he could rule out a tubal on Monday 8/26 @5:30pm. In Sauk City. He of course reminded me that It is possible that the Second sac can be empty. I replied to him " Ill take whatever gift god sees fit for me to have, if thats one or two!"
Now i have to be honest ... i was very nervous to call my husband to tell him we could possibly be having TWO babies! I don't normally call him at work.. but I FELT it was needed, lol.. .he took it pretty well! And bc i had to work that day.. i posted on Facebook of what was going on so i could ask for prayer & spread the news quicker without overloading my phone while trying to work!
The next day Wednesday, Aug 21st, I had my blood drawn again. My numbers... 3,600!!!!! WOW! So by Thursday its all sunk in, we are most likely bringing home not one but TWO babies!!
My first thoughts are how in the world am i going to be able to afford TWO! Or if i go on bedrest (like w/ my previous pregnancy's) who is going to help me? Or how can i find a 3/4 bedroom home before babies are born and still afford it! ..... all the normal fleshly questions... And i am a bit emotional/hormonal.. so my worry was on overdrive!..
But after talking with a few good woman, i was reminded... GOD PROVIDES! And when i least expect it.. I know somehow some way he will provide for our family!
The prayers for my pain had been working.. until 3am on Friday Aug 23rd... My pain just got severely worse ;( I drove myself to the ER, Dave to the girls to my besties, Janessa's home... and we got started with IVs, zofran, NO PAIN meds.. and heat packs... MY FAVORITE U/S tech, Becky(super sweet!), came in and started our U/S... she showed me the 2 sacs again.. explaining that one def looked like we see baby.. the other.. not a positive yes.. and the '3RD SAC um well.. it could be maybe empty or fluid filled"..
UMM SAYYY WHATTTTT!!!!!! SO LETS START OVER HERE!
Theres for sure one, maybe two.. and a possible third!!!!!...... I'm beyond words. My 1st thought is, well i asked for it!.. If you look back at my Fb picture of our announcement i asked for prayers that our numbers wouldn't just double but triple fold.... uff duh!... and my Hcg number today, 8,200!!!
So the cyst has NOT burst... last week it was 12mm in size, this week 2.51cm.. good news... today.. it hasn't grown!
So PRAY that it goes away and stops hurting would be super! And that i can make it thought the weekend at work! Monday we PRAY we can see heartbeats to confirm, babies in sacs! Just pray whatever HIS will is... is what will be done! THANKS SO MUCH FOR ALL YOUR PRAYERS AND SUPPORT Y'ALL <3