Monday, February 14, 2011

Biggest Valentine's Day Shocker EVER!

I can't tell if this is real life or a dream. I know I have said that before, but this time I truly feel like I am living life outside of my own. We had our first ultrasound today...there were 3 sacs. No, that was not a typo--THREE sacs! I will post pics later. I am literally in SHOCK and cannot explain how I am feeling beyond that so I will report the details:

I am 5 weeks and 6 days today. We were able to see AND HEAR (I did not know that you can hear heartbeats that early) the heartbeats of two of them (Baby B and Baby C). Baby A measured at 5w6d, but we could not detect a fetal heartbeat. The nurse said that it was still viable even though we could not pick up a heartbeat because the yolk and sac were there and it is still early. Baby B measured at 6W0D and had a heartbeat of 92bpm. Baby C measured at 6W1D and had a heartbeat of 107bpm.

I can't believe I just typed Baby A, Baby B, and Baby C. I feel like throwing up--but that is probably just morning sickness.

I am elated that we at least have a viable pregnancy, but beyond that I don't feel much at all--it is too overwhelming. The main thing I feel is that we crossed another hurdle and for that I am going to be excited and grateful.

The first words out of the nurse's mouth during the ultrasound were "this is interesting". I got angry (because I was scared) and said "what do you mean interesting!?!?" and then she told us she was seeing 3 sacs. I couldn't see the screen. But my husband could and I watched as his eyes became the biggest I have ever seen them.

When I heard Baby B's heartbeat I said "that's not mine!?" and when she said no I started crying and so did my DH. We just couldn't believe it.

The nurse told us to be cautiously optimistic right now about all of them since it is a high risk situation. She told us she could not believe triplets came from an IUI. She said that never happens. When we went into it there was a 3% chance of triplets and a 20-30% chance of twins with the medication protocol that we chose. 3%!!!!

I guess all that cramping I had a couple of weeks ago really was my uterus starting to stretch out. Maybe that painful cramping around implantation was painful because of all of the implanting that was going on.

I just don't know what to make of this. I do know that this is certainly a Valentine's Day I will never forget, no matter what the outcome.


  1. OMG! That is CRAZY! I can't believe there are triplets out of an IUI either...I've never heard of that before! This means you are extra special!!! Congratulations to you and your husband!!!

  2. YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm so excited for you!! When do you get to go back an check on Baby A?!

    You guys are killin me, the gosslins IE SIX babies came from IUI. It can happen. HAHA This really makes me excited about when we finally get to do IUI! Hurry up fall!

  3. Wow! Triple the fun!! What a great Valentines present!

  4. Oh my goodness! SO SO SO happy for you!

  5. wow, so beautiful.
    going though this journey it can be easy forgot those small percentages can sometimes work in our favors.
    very awesome, congrats!

  6. Wow! Wow! And wow! This is amazing and wonderful and I hope u and the babies know that heaven and earth are cheering wildly! I look forward to following ur journey. :) happy valentines day indeed!

  7. Holy Moly! That is incredible news! Wishing you quiet moments in order to soak all of this in. What a Valentine's Day! :) Congrats!

  8. OH MY GOSH!!!!!!!!! That is wonderful!!!!!!!

  9. Wow three! I can't imagine how you are feeling right now! When we found out we were having two I was in shock and three just completely tops that! Big Congratulations!!!!!

  10. What an amazing Valentine's Day Gift. :)