My Story

The chronicle of the journey from infertility, to miscarriage, to finally raising twin girls born in June 2012.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

One Whole Day

A whole day without blood!  I've just experienced 24 solid hours with no blood on my toilet paper!

Here's hoping that if it starts again, it's the same slow trickle like before.  I'd hate to go a while without bleeding only to have a big scary WHOOSH later.

Ultrasound in 3 days.  I'm very curious as to what my subchorionic hematoma is looking like nowadays.  Have the babies gotten heavy enough to exert some pressure on it and make it heal?

Gestational Diabetes test the morning of the ultrasound too.  I'm fully expecting to fail that test and have to start dealing with nutrition stuff in minute detail.  I'm currently enjoying the various treats that we have around the house, but I'm not stocking up with more.  I have a hunch that doctors will be taking my treats away over the next week or so.  Until then, have you tried the chocolate truffles from Trader Joes?  Those things are awesome!

In 1 week, I hit the point in the pregnancy where the contractions started and I lost the girls the next day.  Obviously, I'm kind of holding my breath.  But if I'm still pregnant in 9 days, I'll have officially crossed the line.  We'll have to see how the next week goes.  By this time in the last pregnancy, I had been dealing with a nagging cough and incontinence for more than a week.  Neither of those things have shown up this time.  I'm clinging to that small difference and really hoping that those were early symptoms of the infection and not having those issues this time means that no infection is coming to get us.

Still going day by day and every day just passes by way too slowly.  I'm craving that moment when I get to hold a baby or babies and someone confirms that I actually get to keep it/them.  Still doesn't seem possible.


  1. So happy the bleeding has stopped and praying it stays away. Can't wait to hear about your next ultrasound!

  2. Loving all the positive goodness in the world. Always thinking good thoughts, but especially in the next nine days.

    I like it when things happen that make the feeling of deja vu between the two twin pregnancies NOT happen.

    Can't wait for the ultrasound update as well. But I'm distracted by my envy in never having even seen a trader Joe's. But they are apparently headed towards those of us in Texas!

  3. So glad to hear it! Fingers crossed for the next week and unchartered territory!

  4. Woohoo for no blood! I knew your trigger date was coming up soon and have been keeping you close in my thoughts. Lots and lots of love and good, healthy, no PTL vibes coming your way, my friend!

  5. I'm hoping that your blood sugar levels aren't all that bad and you get to keep your treats. No more blood until after you deliver the babies at twin full term please! I'm thinking of you.

  6. Stay off the carbs and sugar until your test. THEN live it up when you pass ;)

    Yeah for a blood free day!!! Keep em coming!

  7. So excited to see you tomorrow!!!! There will be much celebrating of all the goodness that has gone on; with the cessation of the bleeding and the general lack of of negative similar symptoms.


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