The speculation based on my hcg number (1654 last monday) was correct. Today I went for a rather early ultrasound (5 weeks 4 days) and we saw TWO sacs, each with a developing yolk already showing. One of the sacs has a yolk about twice the size of the other, but the monitoring doctor said, to his intern, not me, since he can't actually give me any real information, that this is nothing to worry about, and we will know much more at next week's ultrasound, when we will be looking for two fetal poles.
Twins! I am so happy for my IPs! They definitely deserve the two healthy babies that they are hoping for.
Symptoms are minimal. I feel great for the most part. I do need to eat smaller meals more often to avoid feelings of nausea. I am just surrounding myself with healthy snacks so I don't eat too much junk. I have cravings for salty or pickled foods, as well as pasta and cheese. A Vlasic kosher dill pickle is like heaven to me.
I have been entirely off of caffeine since before the transfer, and even before then I was limiting myself to a cup a day of something caffeinated. The hardest thing for me right now is that I also want a pepsi, so. freaking. bad. Any time it starts to bother me though, I just remind myself of the goal and the fact that the one pepsi could make a big difference in the development of my little embryos at this point. It doesn't take much to talk me down. Fortunately, mostly I just want to curb my thirst, so water is wonderful.
In any case. I am SO EXCITED!!!! Just so excited to have this chance to carry twins for my IPs.
That which is meant for you shall not pass you. Optimism, Determination, Life. :)