My co-worker is going to hate me.
After my last IUI, I took time off due to OHSS. 5 weeks into my pregnancy, I took a day off because I was having pain in my abdomen. At the start of my shift on a random day into my 9th week of pregnancy, I left after a visit to the washroom because I thought I was spotting (turns out I was dehydrated, and my urine was so dark it looked like blood). At 11 weeks I took a Friday off for an ultrasound. At 12 weeks I booked off a Wednesday because I was scared about Baby A’s heartbeat being mildly low and then the Friday that week for another ultrasound (they only do “big” twin ultrasounds on Fridays at the hospital I’m going to).
And now today. I called in 3 minutes before my shift was to start because I don’t have any car keys. They are locked inside the car… Baby brain at its finest, my friends. I feel like crap today, though, so it’s not like I’m playing hooky on a sunny, warm day that I’ll spend on the beach. Nope, it’s another possible-dehydration-induced-headache-bordering-on-migraine day. I’ll be spending my time on the couch with my Toby-Bear and Asi-Cat, trying to nap and not puke.
Speaking of dehydration – I’m at a loss. Thankfully, I’m seeing my high-risk OB tomorrow, but honestly… I really don’t know what to do anymore. I’m drinking minimum 2L of fluids a day, and I’m still getting the scary dark urine. Water is not being absorbed for some reason!! I’ve tried Gatorade, but let’s be real – I had enough of it while plagued with OHSS, it’s not exactly my favourite thing now. I’m trying to eat more melons since the sugar in them apparently helps the fluid to stay in your blood stream, but again – not always helping. I have a fear that my babies are suffering in some way because of this, and that scares me. On top of that, I’m terrified that I’m going to be put on an IV tomorrow. Even if it’s not as painful as I remember; even if it’s only for a few hours… What happens in a few more days when this crap starts up again?
Apple (Baby A) and Banana (Baby B)… You two make me so happy and so worried each and every moment of the day. I can’t wait to see what you two bring me in July!