Thursday, January 31, 2008

Ten Weeks

What would you think if you stood up, felt a gush of fluid from you hoo-ha, rushed to the bathroom and found your panties soaked with pink-tinged liquid? Fun, huh? It wasn't blood, I did NOT pee myself -- so what was it?

If you can tell me, I'll gladly send you some sort of prize. Cause my new OB practice hasn't a clue. Fortunately this whole scare started last night, and my first OB appointment was this afternoon. Although I did wind up calling the triage nurse this morning since I was also having some tightening and discomfort during my morning shower. The nurse was less than pleasant, which did not exactly make me excited about this new clinic. Top that off by an hour wait to be seen and I'm a little hesitant to offer any gold stars.

Anyway, luckily they did a sonogram first, and everybody looks fine. Both babies were present and accounted for, no one had secretly escaped on a wave of fluid. Heart rates were spot on around 170 and measurements tracked with all the previous ones, at 9w3d today which has been typical. All measurements have been several days behind, so we suspect some late implanting. Baby A was pretty wiggly, and Baby B looked to be sleeping. They sit side by side in separate sacs, with plenty of fluid. The tech could find no subchorionic bleeds or pockets of fluid, so no explanations.

I met the CNP for my visit, no doctor today. She did the full exam and we went over everything. She seemed very nice, and used to work in an infertility clinic on Long Island, as well as having a daughter via IVF. I need to schedule the NT and the second trimester screens with a radiology specialist. Lots of blood work to do also.

Yesterday I felt awful. Today I feel better (at least after the appointment). But the migraines aren't finished. If I go to the grocery store or the mall, they crank up like mad and I want to crawl in a hole and die. As long as they will get better, I hopefully can make it. I'm just worried they might persist. Cross your fingers for me.

Sorry for the boring post. The Snake went to the allergist this week and that will be fun to tell about, but it will have to be another day.

19 comments:

Lori said...

Cheesh. THink you could have any more going on?

And you thought this was a boring post?

So glad things are still going swimmingly (so to speak).

jakelliesmom said...

Amy, I was just thinking about you this morning. Glad the wee ones are doing as they should be, and I hope you continue to feel better.

Rebecca said...

Oooh! That gush is scary...it could be some of those capillaries that they say engorge with blood during pregnancy. It happens earlier with twins apparently. I'm ten weeks tomorrow and I too have weird pains and twinges, but keep telling myself that they're growing pains and the babies are just getting bigger...always talking myself into something! Glad that the rest of your appointment went well. Take it easy and stay away from grocery stores - they're evil!

bleu said...

It could be tinged urine even though it didn't feel like it.
Did they do a paper test or swab for amniotic fluid? You can also buy your own here should you want to have throughout the pregnancy.

http://www.1cascade.com/ProductInfo.aspx?productid=7977

Sending good thoughts.

Katie said...

Yeah, your boring is so NOT boring.

You and I are both having some freaky things happen during these pregnancies. . . at least we have each other to lean on.

I will tell you this about the fluid. . . this happened to a friend of mine, a little later on in her second pregnancy. Of course, she freaked, and because she was later on, they did some sort of test to determine whether or not it was amniotic fluid or not (it wasn't).

What her doctor suggested was that it was was retained water, from taking baths. She loved her tub baths and he said that the cervix can kind of soak up water like a sponge, then release it all at once (hence the gush, hence the pink tinge). It had been three days since she took a bath, but the doctor said it can even be longer! I don't know, at the time we thought it was weird, but it's the best explanation I've heard.

singletracey said...

OH AWESOME that both babes are accounted for and doing great! YEAH!!!

Praying for you, the babes and the snake and for your migranes to vanish :-)

DD said...

It very well could have been a third empty gestational sac, which would explain the fluid, the "tightening", etc. as your body recognizes that it shouldn't be here.

And I'm not trying to scare you or make you feel bad, it would also explain while everything looked as it should with the twins.

Adriane said...

That gush sounds odd. Glad you went in to get it all checked out. Hopefully all is well!! Yay - good news that you are feeling a little better!!

Michelle said...

Whoa, that HAD to be scary. I'm so glad your scan was good and --although it's always a pain when they just can't tell you what happened --that it wasn't anything bad!

chicklet said...

What was the gush? What was it!!!!???? But glad things are good and both babies are safe:-)

Geohde said...

I'm very glad to hear that the babies are both present and accounted for.

J

Anns said...

Found you through Geode - that's some pretty scary stuff lady... looks like your twins are causing you worry and heartache already. Little buggers.

Anns said...

Found you through Geode - that's some pretty scary stuff lady... looks like your twins are causing you worry and heartache already. Little buggers.

Ms. Planner said...

What the..? I would have so rushed to the RE or OB or whatever. Glad that both wee ones were plugging along on the scan.

Yeah, your boring is so not boring. Ugh. Hang in there with the headaches. The first tri is so not fun.

Makingpeace said...

Well that is very strange. Even stranger the docs didn't know what it was. So are you going to a regular OB or a perinatologist? I'm just at my OB for now but everything I read says twins=high risk=perinatologist...

LIW (Lady In Waiting) said...

You must have been SO scared!!! I would definitely have panicked. Any chance it was liquid that got caught somewhere along the way in your uterus that finally let go? I know that that has happened to women who had hematomas - though they got a rush of blood instead. (It didn't impact their pregnancies.) Trying to think of what it could be.....

And how on earth was that a boring post??

SO glad to hear that both little ones are doing fine.

XOXO

Tash said...

Holy F. Question: are they testing you religiously for UTI's? All that pressure (moreso with Twins I would imagine) puts pressure on the ye ole bladder and regions. The pressure you felt and the yuk and the unexplained gush may have in fact been urine (on the clear side) . If you're going to the bathroom a lot (and I mean more than 1 per night at this point, you're not that far along) I'd get tested stat. I had a UTI early on that I really blew off because peeing a lot and pressure didn't seem like unreasonable symptoms to be having.

Just my .02! Glad the babes are fine!

SaraS-P said...

How scary! I am so sorry the OB couldn't offer any answers. Hope it was nothing and that the babies keep growing!

Anonymous said...

same thing happened to me today! 9wk5days... so, I Google & find this! glad everything was ok.