Friday, January 9, 2009

Kidney Beans/Raspberries

Babycenter has great twin pics every 4 weeks, so I'm gonna be alternating the Nest baby growth information with these better pics as often as possible! Here's what is going on this week with the boys:

"New this week: Webbed fingers and toes are poking out from your baby's hands and feet, his eyelids practically cover his eyes, breathing tubes extend from his throat to the branches of his developing lungs, and his "tail" is just about gone. In his brain, nerve cells are branching out to connect with one another, forming primitive neural pathways. You may be daydreaming about your baby as one sex or the other, but the external genitals still haven't developed enough to reveal whether you're having a boy or a girl. Either way, your baby — about the size of a kidney bean — is constantly moving and shifting, though you still can't feel it."

This is a big growth week for the babies as they are growing about 1mm a day. They have their first weight measurements this week too: 0.035 ounces. Gotta start somewhere, right? Finally, just heard from my nurse, I can wean off more meds! NO MORE PIO!!!!! I feel like it's a "Ding, Dong, the witch is dead" kind of day! My progesterone level is still >60, even after going down to 1/2cc earlier this week, so I'm finished! Also, my estrogen level rebounded back to 2,337. So, I get to take off another patch tomorrow! Re-checking levels again on Monday. Only 3 more Prometrium supps, 1 more Vivelle patch, and 1 Estrace tablet to go, then I'm finished!! Yippee!!

19 comments:

DAVs said...

I'm just glad those pesky tails are going away...ewwww :)

Glad things are progressing nicely!

Cassandra said...

Hooray for graduating from meds!

Lisa said...

Yay! I love the pictures and growth updates!

Joy said...

Found you through "Where's my belly?"

Wanted to congratulate you on your TWINS!!!

Anniep said...

Woo Hoo! No more PIO!!!!!!!!

Lorraine said...

Sooo good to be done with the meds! I had to keep it up till 12 weeks, and I had grown to loathe those gooey panty-wreckers...

Yay for your raspberries!

Heather said...

Congratulations on being done with the shots and other meds soon! It's a great feeling!

ashley said...

That's awesome. Without having to take all those meds you should be able to enjoy this pregnancy even more!

theworms said...

I am so excited for you! I love the weekly updates :)

Hoping to make it three!! said...

Congrats! Has the morning sickness set in yet??

Lost in Space said...

So glad all is going well and you are finally done with the PIO!!

Greg and Heather said...

How incredibly exciting! I just found your blog and find it so inspiring! We are on the unwanted infertility journey and hope to be pregnant son! Sending tnos of support your way and congratulations on twins

This is our website below of our journey !!!

http://www.wondrafulbaby.blogspot.com/

Just Me. said...

Woo-hoo!!! What a milestone!!! Every week just keeps getting better..:)

Sky said...

So happy for the end of PIO for you! Gosh, I really felt for you on that one.

And I just love raspberries!!! :)

Emily said...

No more PIO!!! Wooo-hoo! love the pics and the updates!

Lorrie said...

Congrats on being done with the shots... they're torture!

Penny said...

Oh, that's cool, I didn't know they had twin pics. Neat-o.

MamaSoon said...

Getting rid of pio is such a great thing. a big congrats there. you must be so happy. :-)

Heidi said...

Your story gives me inspiration! I have come across your blog quite a few times, but just now have the nerve to post. I too have went through two failed IVF's and I am scared to death to do another. I also have PCOS and my husband has male factor.

I have heard many great things about Dr. Schoolcraft.

Huge Congrats on your double blessing!!!