Sunday, September 9, 2007

Tracey's Pregnancy

Because we went through infertility treatment and poor Tracey had to take shots of hormones to make her body produce multiple eggs, she had a side affect called ovarian hyper stimulation syndrome (OHSS). We knew we were pregnant and were at my parents for the weekend to tell them all our good news. Tracey had been feeling a bit off and her belly was swelling quickly. After almost passing out, I brought her to an emergency room near my parent's. The doctor did an ultrasound and said he saw a lot of liquid in her belly. Given what we had gone through, he thought it was blood, maybe a ruptured ovary or something. He said that they were going to have to go in and try to find out what was bleeding. This wouldn't have been good for our pregnancy. Tracey and I were at a loss. After years of trying to get pregnant, we finally were and now this !! The doctor asked for our infertility doctor's name. He gave him a call and came back in the room smiling. Turns out, it wasn't blood but extra liquid that the ovaries produce at times when people go through IUI. We were relieved to hear this. Tracey had a long couple weeks, her belly swelled to about 36 inches. She looked 5 months pregnant. We even had to go to the doctor and have some of the fluid drained out of her.
Apart from this, our pregnancy was non eventful. Almost no nausea. Just great given that she was carrying two babies !!!
I was soooooo excited to finally see my wife pregnant. I was dreaming of our little guys running around the house. I subscribed to about 5 baby/pregnancy/parenting magazines and would watch all the TV shows about babies and pregnancy. Things were going very well!!

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