The Good: Pip and Pop both measured 8w0d, which is slightly ahead of schedule (we are 7w5d) and were 1.59cm and 1.60cm. They have shifted positions and are a bit more side by side instead of one above the other. They looked great! Once again, we could see their little heartbeats flickering away. It is so amazing to see heartbeats - I can only imagine all of the emotions of hearing the heartbeats for the first time in a few weeks. We could also see black voids in the middle of their heads which are their little brains forming! We saw our babies brains!
The Bad: The cyst on my left ovary is still HUGE. For perspective, in the image above each baby is 1.6cm and takes up that tiny portion of the sonogram image. When looking at this particular cyst, it takes up the entire sonogram monitor! Their are several smaller cysts also on the left and at least four large cysts on the right. The nurse commented that most women would be complaining of pain on the right side due to the size of the cysts, but all I can feel are the sharp pains on the left side! While my ovaries are still very enlarged and filled with these fluid-filled cysts, their is very little free fluid still in my abdomen! So that's progress at least. The OHSS is going away.
The Ugly: Last week, they found a small bleed inside of my uterus and recommended I stay off of my feet and hope it reabsorbs. At today's appointment, we learned the bleed has grown! I am so frustrated! Their is nothing medically that can be done to help the bleeding. All that I (or modern medicine) can do is keep me off my feet. Casey spent 10+ minutes asking questions at the appointment trying to understand exactly what I can a cannot do and what warning signs we should look for. He also spent the evening reassuring me that it will all be okay! (He is truly an amazing husband!) I think we both feel pretty powerless right now. We already love Pip and Pop so much and it is really hard to be told to just wait it out. We both want to do something to make this better, but their is nothing to be done but pray and know God is watching over them. Luckily, we had dinner plans with a sweet couple from our church tonight and it was a great distraction seeing them and their delightful kids instead of focusing on our fears.