Monday, December 21, 2009

Longest. Week. Ever.

The 1 week wait between beta #2 and beta #3 / ultrasound #1 was far longer than any TWW.  Probably the longest week of my life.  The last beta took place on 23dpo.  I didn't have any symptoms, so my suspicion was that an ultrasound would reveal only the shadow of a gestational sack that had been reabsorbed.  I was happy to see that Dr.B, my favorite doctor, was doing the ultrasounds that morning.  He's a bit softspoken, very gentle, personable and reassuring.  If there is anyone I would want to deliver bad news, it would be him.

By the time I was stripped from the waist down, I was visibly shaking.  Elizabeth did her best to calm me before the doctor came in, but to no avail.  Dr. B saw how nervous I was, and reassured me that they were just looking for a gestational sack that day.  He inserted the dildocam and I saw nothing.  He moved it around a little more, and I thought I saw something, but then he moved away.  Back and forth he went, muttering to himself and looking at the screen with a furrowed brow.  

"How many embryos did we put back?"  he asked
"Two", I told him "that's all I had left".
"Hmmm" he said and squinted at the screen some more, "are you sure they put two back?"
"yes, two" I repeated
"Okay," he said after a moment, "because I'm seeing three".

Ladies, I nearly fell off the table.  I will admit that I dropped the f-bomb, quite audibly, in the exam room.  Both embryos took, and one had the nerve to divide.  I am so excited to finally be pregnant, but scared to death about the idea of triplets.  I know it's still early.  The scan was at 5 weeks 2 days.  I could lose any or all of them.  Anything can happen.  I've spent the past 48+ hours in a total daze.  This is the last thing I was expecting.  I had prepared myself for the possibility of twins.  But triplets?  When only 2 embryos were transferred?  The chances of that happening were less than 1%.  I'm a bit overwhelmed with emotions of all sorts right now.  On the 29th, I go in for a second ultrasound when they'll be looking for a heartbeat / heartbeats.  I'm so glad I have Christmas and a new dog to keep me distracted.  Until then, I can safely say that this is the coolest Christmas present I've ever gotten.  

35 comments:

Malea said...

Holy shit!!! The more the merrier I say.How blessed are you guys:)

Lisa said...

OMG, HOLY FUCKEN SHIT!!!!! I didn't see that coming at all. Triplets, OMG!!!! Isn't that life just putting it's feet up and laughing as hard as it can? Going from being scared that none took from the two they put back to having triplets. I know it's scary but I'm thrilled that you are pregnant. I don't know if you are on bbc but there are a few moms of triplets on there that could be great support during your pregnancy and after you deliver. OMG, Triplets. Congratulations and Merry Christmas to you and Elizabeth. I'm sure you'll never forget this one.

Jackie said...

HOLY SHIT!!!! YAHOO! Blessed times three! Go with it girl! You are PREGNANT! I couldn't be happier! Congratulations!!!

B said...

HOLY SHIT!!!! Congratulations girls!!!! <3 <3

Persephone said...

Wow. Just wow. Congrats on the 3 little beans!

poppycat.wordpress.com said...

Oh my fucking god!!! Cat and I are laughing and cheering and a little frightened for you too. I mean, HOLY SHIT! I was so worried when you hadn't posted and I thought there might be bad news but this is good news x3. I cannot believe it. Congrats, congrats, congrats!

Elana Kahn said...

Holy moley!!! Congrats x 3!

Elana Kahn said...

P.S. I just read somewhere that when embryos are cultured to the 5+ day mark they are at higher risk of splitting...oooops!

tui said...

Holy shit!! I bet that was a shock alright! Wow we're pretty blown away over here, unbelievable! Congratulations that is just incredible. It must be frightening too but wow...that's some success!

projectkjetil said...

Wow. Cubed.

Thinking good thoughts for you between now and next week.

Wow again.

Just... wow.

PS Word verification came up with a new expression for me... "Shisco!" I think it works in this context.

vee said...

Bloody hell! Congratulations. And again. And again!

jessie said...

Congrats x 3!!!!

Keely said...

Duuude! That is crazy! I am sorry I didn't see this post until now. CONGRATU-F-bomb-LATIONS!
Happy & safe holidays to ALL of you.

Growing up Clangley said...

i am laying here reading this, with chills and tears in my eyes. how amazing is this? these babies have beat the odds already, hang on babies and find a nice comfy place to grow and grow and grow. cant wait til your next scan!

P said...

OMG what a wonderful Christmas present x 3. I am so happy for you guys. What an amazing thing to find out your pregnant right before Christmas and to be blessed with 3. Congratulations.

halfadozen said...

OMFG!!!! I have goosebumps reading this! I AM SO FREAKING EXCITED FOR YOU!!!! Its amazing and miraculous and so so so right. I am so happy for you! I can't wait to follow this amazing journey with you! HOORAY!

AdventuresInBabyMaking said...

wow, i think that's a reality show in the making!

i'll be on the edge of my seat until the 29th!

:)

rachelbk said...

I'd be dropping some serious F bombs too! That is unreal! Congrats!

calliope said...

SHUT UP!!!! woooo!!
And the crazy thing is that this happened to another online friend of mine (hail mary transfer of the last two embryos) and her triplets are almost two now!
SO excited & hopeful for you guys.
xo

Farmer Femme said...

Congratulations! I'm new to your blog and need to catch up, but couldn't pass by without a huge smile and much happiness for you. This train is never taking us to the expected.

Pufferfish said...

Holy Fucking Shit. Jackie texted me and told me to check your blog. I was so scared something bad was going on--did NOT expect to read this!!!
You have been on a rollercoaster, that is for sure.
WOW. Congrats--your head must be spinning!!

This same thing happened to a friend of mine a little over a year ago. If you want to talk about it, PM me and I can hook you two up. Hers just turned one.

The universe never gives you more than you can handle....

Strawberry said...

Oh wow. First, I am so glad that it wasn't bad news and that you are pregnant. Secondly, wow. That is scary, but you do never know what will happen. It's still the beginning and hopefully if one of those three won't make it, it will be early on. I'm hoping people won't flame me for that. I can just imagine how difficult triplets would be. That said, if those 3 do make it to babyhood, you will love the heck out of all of them and do whatever it takes. Either way, you will be ok. Wishing you tons of luck!

Baby Mama, Too said...

OMG! That is totally awesome (and a bit frightening!) Fingers Crossed for your next peek at them!

Libberal said...

Wow. What amazing crazy news. I can't imagine what you're thinking at this point! You can handle anything, just know that. Happy Holidays!!!!!

Naomi said...

WOW!! This happened to my friend and her triplet girls are now 4 years old! It might be scary, but truly amazing! I'm so happy for you...what a story!
Best wishes!

Melissa said...

WOW! I don't even know what to say. I'm sitting here in shock so I can't even imagine how you feel. Everything will turn out great!

S said...

Wow!! Congrats to you guys. Keeping my fingers crossed for you.

Jude said...

What exciting news!!! Congratulations. :)

motherwilling said...

Wow, I just clicked through from an announcement on another blog and wanted to say congratulations and best of luck! Enjoy the holiday and your new doggy!

'Murgdan' said...

That is just the ULTIMATE surprise. I can imagine feeling like falling off the table...along with a triple F bomb. Congrats to you!!

HereWeGoAJen said...

Congratulations! Congratulations! Congratulations! I'll keep my fingers crossed for your heartbeat scan.

Dora said...

Holy crap! Here from LFCA. You are VERY PREGNANT!!! Enjoy!

MrsSpock said...

Here from LFCA. I think seeing three on that ultrasound would make me drop the F-bomb too. Congrats and hopes for a safe pregnancy...

elizabeth said...

Wow! That is some crazy news. My partner is always saying she'd like to have twins and get all the babymaking out of the way at once. Still, holy heck.

Mina said...

Hi! I just stumbled upon your blog today, and I wanted to say congratulations!!!!!!