Twins? Triplets? Oh my!

No, I’m not pregnant… Don’t get your imaginations rolling…

I’ve never truly contemplated having twins or even triplets. Sure, I thought about it but it was totally fleeting. I had my first visit with a Reproductive Endocrinologist last month and a follow up this afternoon. After reviewing the 12 VIALS of blood and the Glucose test results, he informed that that even though I have extreme excess weight (yeah he doesn’t sugar coat it), I am quite healthy. I totally got a double thumbs up when I said I’d lost 10 pounds in the last month. I didn’t mention the overall 10” but it might’ve gotten me a full on dance. He was actually shocked that all my bloodwork was perfect and that my sugars were on the low side.

According to a blog by 2 R.N.’s on The Mayo Clinic website…

A normal fasting blood glucose target range for an individual without diabetes is 70-100 mg/dL (3.9-5.6 mmol/L). The American Diabetes Association recommends a fasting plasma glucose level of 70–130 mg/dL (3.9-7.2 mmol/L) and after meals less than 180 mg/dL (10 mmol/L).

My fasting number was 76. My number after the 2 hour glucose test was 116.

In other words, HELL YEAH!

But back to the twins thing, my RE wants me to sign a waiver before he puts me on Clomid as the risk for multiples increases from 1-2% to 5-12% per pregnancy.  He also gave me a bunch of literature to read and said to look up whatever information I can find to educate myself so I know what we’re getting into.

Adoption is by no means off the table. With Steve starting law school hopefully in the Fall of 2013, babies are on the back burner for the next 3-4 years. There is so much to do during that time including moving to a still unknown state, getting a kick ass job enough to support us both for the bulk of our bills (no pressure there!), supporting him emotionally, financially and everything else while he stresses and freaks over law school and much more. It’ll be a bumpy ride but I know we can get through it. Hell, we got though my MBA during the first 2+ years of our relationship. The major difference is he’s not allowed to work the first year for pretty much any law school.

So yeah.. that’s just a teeny tiny smidge of what’s in my brain.

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PS- Hi lovelies. If you’re reading this then I greatly appreciate you sticking around in my maaany months of not blogging. Here’s hoping that I will be blogging again on a somewhat regular basis. There’s quite a lot going on and that has been going on to catch you up on.

While I am writing this for myself, if you still read, can you comment so I know who’s out there?

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12 comments on “Twins? Triplets? Oh my!

  1. Kelly

    Yay! Those are great numbers. Mine are not so great, lol. That’s why I’m on metformin, yippee. Excited for you guys that you’re planning ahead!

    1. Becca

      Thanks Kelly! And wow, super quick clicking on the link.. LOL. I asked him about Metaformin and he said my numbers were so low that it wasn’t even a possibility. Woo! Are y’all trying???

      1. Kelly

        Yup. I posted about it back in July. Have been for a year and a half. Went on metformin at the end of March, cycles are now regulated (yay!), have lost 20 pounds (yay!) and overall feeling better, but still hasn’t happened. Michael just signed up for a weight loss challenge at school and I’m doing that with him…hoping to lose another 30 by the end of the year. If it doesn’t happen by then I will be back to my dr to talk about next steps.

        1. Becca

          I admit to not reading blogs in the past few months, but that’s so exciting! Well the trying part, not the year and a half part. I’ve lost 10lbs and 10″ in a month on Body By Vi. Hoping that adding in exercise will make it more per month. Weight is obviously an issue – odes your doc give you a hard time about it like mine? – so best of luck to you!!

          1. Kelly

            No, she’s been wonderful. I went into it telling her I was trying to lose weight so she didn’t really talk about it at all, other than to say I was doing a good job and if I could lose 20-30 pounds I’d see significant improvement with fertility. Which has happened for sure just with having regular cycles now. I was diagnosed with PCOS with insulin resistance so I think she gets that it’s going to be an uphill battle, but one that can be won. 🙂

  2. Meredith

    Still have you in my reader! And hurray for getting things going with the repro system!

  3. Eve

    Still here! Congrats on moving forward with your family plans. May I offer a piece of assvice 🙂 to Steve? Please do not go to law school unless you are going to a T1 or T2 school. Career prospects are dismal and unless you are going to a T1/T2 school and planning to enter BigLaw immediately, the $$$ is likely not going to be there to recoup the investment. Please only consider attending a T3/T4 school if you receive lots of scholarships and are willing to work hard (not just academically, but Law Review, Moot Court, etc.) to graduate #1 or #2, AND stay within a 25-mile vicinity of your school. Take a good, hard look at the numbers the school is promoting — that “employed after 6 months of graduation” is a big one, but doesn’t tell the whole story. How many are employed *as lawyers*? Does the school have a strong, proven alumni network? What are their first-time Bar passage rates? Can you talk to recent graduates? Of course YMMV but I have BTDT and don’t want anyone to feel similar frustrations after 3-4 years of schooling. Consider paralegal training instead! Good luck with all endeavors and wish you a happy 2013!

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