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Tomorrow is the ultrasound!  The ultrasound is to confirm there is a fetal sack (or two) and hopefully we will get to hear the heartbeats as well.  We will be 6 weeks 6 days which is far enough along that we should be able to hear a heartbeat. What a gift that will be!

It’s been a rough week.  I have been struck by some serious fatigue, worse than I’ve ever had.  At first I was taking a nap each day and then it was two.  Now I go back to bed after dropping the kids off at school and practically sleep until I have to go pick them up.  If our evening is busy I don’t get to go back to bed until the kids do but then I go eagerly.  I don’t know if this is normal.  If feels like something is wrong and I’m really hoping it’s the medications.  I emailed the nurse coordinator who I later found out is out till Thursday.  When I google it I find that while yes fatigue is a symptom of too much progesterone, it might really just be from the pregnancy.  I can deal with this if it’s just the pregnancy, as my sister and Chris pointed out, we are past halfway through the first trimester and usually fatigue and nausea end in the second.  I will have to figure out how to be a little more functional if this is the norm.  In fact, it’s 9:00am and I haven’t gone back to bed so maybe today I will get a little break.  Really, my house needs me to show it some love. 
I’m having some nausea but not bad and honestly I’d rather be tired than sick (I think) so I’m not complaining!  If I’m careful to keep food on board, it doesn’t seem to be much of an issue.  The endometrin (progesterone) vaginal suppositories are causing some irritation, I will talk to the nurse practitioner at our appointment on Friday about that, I already have a call into them about it. 
It seems like it’s been a rough week despite being tired, little things like being worried about the number of students in my daughter’s first grade class and dealing with the annual back to school colds my kids have come home with etc… Friday will be a real sweet end to the week.  We will finally have ultimate proof that we are thoroughly and officially pregnant.  
To make matters sweeter, both of my IFs parents will be in town for the ultrasound.  They are all traveling a fair amount but one family has traveled over 7000 miles to be here.  I think it’s obvious that Marce and Chris’ parents are real excited about having grandchildren!  These babies will never be lacking in love, that’s a fact.  I’m more nervous about meeting their parents than I was my husband’s family years ago.  I hope they like me because I’m already knocked up. πŸ™‚  I’m totally excited and once again honored to be part of such an important thing. 
I’m going to try to get a picture of the ultrasound and upload it at the RE’s office.  Our appointment is at 2:30 Friday so stay tuned! 

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  • Brandy

    Very excited for you and your IPs! And really, the fatigue can be soul-fatiguing too, but I hope you are encouraged about being halfway through the first trimester. It’s funny how much I love following your story and yet I don’t even know you IRL – thanks for sharing and I hope tomorrow is great!

  • greatdana

    Thank you! My sister in law mentioned that about the fatigue as well, like maybe this is just sort of a release after all the surging hormones of late and excitement that has been building for over a year to get here. Good thing I like sleeping! πŸ˜‰

  • Jeni

    Can’t wait for tomorrow! And don’t worry, the family will love you…just like we all do. πŸ™‚

    Now, back to bed my dear! You’re growing babies!

  • greatdana

    Back to bed I did go but when can I go again?! πŸ™‚ My money says the boys have triplets, lmao. πŸ™‚

  • Melissa

    Looking forward to hearing the U/S results. It’s going to be great! How kick butt that C & M’s parents are coming.

    Guess I’ll be blog stalking tomorrow.

    • greatdana

      I mean, did your parents come to your first ultrasound, mine didn’t. I mean, these folks are putting all our parents to shame. πŸ™‚

  • Anonymous

    I am patiently waiting (well, not really :), to see and hear about the ultrasound results! I am hopeful that it is twins! I am inspired by your posts. After one failed transfer in July, I am preparing for another in October.

    • greatdana

      I’m so sorry about your failed cycle. October is a good month to get pregnant I’m sure. I’m confident ours is solid but still know that it doesn’t always work every time and it just throws me every time I hear of a failed transfer. I decided we had such a delayed journey already with egg donor trouble that the gods are going to grant us favor now. That’s how it works, right? πŸ˜‰ Stop back by in October and let me know how it goes!

  • ~J~

    Can’t wait to hear how many are in there!!

    I am still super tired and I am 23 wks. So, I am of no help to your issue. πŸ™‚ Naps are good!!

  • Kelly

    I’ve had this open since yesterday and never responded so now after reading the results of your ultrasound my original response isn’t quite as good. I had extreme fatigue with my girls and was had crazy amounts of energy with the one I miscarried. I don’t know if it was a coincidence or not but take the time to enjoy this season of your life and rest. Fall/winter is a pretty great time to be in the first trimester and sleeping!

  • Anonymous

    We all absolutely adore you Dana! I think we felt the same little nervousness, but the minute we met, it was gone in an instant… Can we keep you? Lol… C’s Mom πŸ™‚

  • greatdana

    Haha, looks like your going to be stuck with me for another nine months on top of this nine since we will be doing this one at a time. πŸ™‚

    @Kelly, thanks for the feedback. Interesting. Also, my progesterone was low today so it is all baby making me tired, not an excess of the hormones. Good to know others experience it too. I’d still keep this over nausea and that has been mild. πŸ™‚

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