Wow I totally spaced on posting the outcomes of the appointments. Oops. The reg OB appointment went well. Doc found both heart beats on his Doppler no problem. (I knew he would). And said everything is perfect so far and see you in a month! So I excitedly made the gender reveal appointment for jan 2nd so both M and D can come!! They have booked their flight already and are all set to come down!! Happy day!!!
The NT scan went perfect as well. The babies look amazing and big! I was told I HAVE to come back at 20 weeks for a special scan again to measure their fluid etc and unfortunately my doc doesn’t do that.
In the meantime, I think I officially have a bump now. I can’t suck it it anymore, and my belly no longer lays flat when I lay down on my back. So long semi flat tummy!
Here are some pics to gush over!:
And I have been sick. Still. I guess I never got over this virus when I posted back at the beginning of last month! I came down with the cough again the night before thanksgiving. And have had it (along with laryngitis) since. At least this time my throat doesn’t hurt. I’m so sick of being….sick. But the babies sell to be doing ok from what I can hear through the Doppler. So that’s a plus! I could find them pretty quickly until a few days ago. Now they move so much it’s hard to keep them on the doppler. I can hear them move constantly. I just wish I could feel them for the extra reassurance. Soon enough though. I have the reg OB tomorrow for just a checkup with his doppler, then Friday I have the NT scan with the specialist. I can’t wait to see them and make sure they are ok. I hope they give pics so I can send them. Mommy and daddy are going to come down New Years week if I can schedule the next appt and u/s for the 2nd or 3rd. Otherwise it will have to be just mommy coming down. So my fingers are crossed for one of those dates.
I’m starting to show at this point which mommy is happy to see. But I’m not in maternity clothes yet. Whew!
Other then my virus I’m feeling good and ready for the second trimester to start. As of today I am no longer on any of my meds anymore either! My last shot was Sunday, my last mouthful of pills yesterday (Monday), and my last two suppositories (bleh) last night. I’m a little nervous that my body still needs the meds but I guess I need to trust that its ok and the babies will be fine.
Gestation: 12 weeks 1 day
Weight: up 1 to 2lbs
Symptoms: slightly sore boobs, less of a sensitive gag reflex.
Cravings: Mexican food, anything with tomatoes.
Aversions: the thought of any huge meal, the smell of eggs or bacon, chicken. (That last one is a hard one for me since I basically live off chicken under normal circumstances).
Mood: slightly stressed but getting better every day. Last week was a tough week!
Dr updates to come!
Finally, I think I feel normal. No more serious coughing or sore throats. And my appetite is returning somewhat to normal. Which only means one thing; weight gain. Which I guess is something I should already have been doing. But my self esteem feels so much better when I don’t gain!!
No baby bump yet but I have a feeling it will be here in the next couple weeks.
I found both heart beats on the home Doppler which was cool so I sent video of it to mommy and daddy (IPs). They are thrilled and can’t wait to come down for the gender reveal. That’s actually going to be around the week of New Years. And we are gonna try to work the appt so it falls on one of the only days daddy to be can come too. I really want both of them to be here to see their babies.
I also get to start weaning off my meds today. So I do my shot every other day for two more weeks now and my nasty night time “pills” on the days I don’t do my shot. And I only have to take my blue pills once a day now. Whew! I must say though, I would gladly keep doing my shots daily if it meant I could give up the night pill completely. The shots aren’t bad for me. Although I think hubby is done with me doing shots. I think he is sick of walking in on me with a 22 gauge needle in my hands. He gets weak knees way too easily!
Other then that, not much else has been going on. So here are the weekly stats:
Babies are the size of kumquats, have bendable joints, and are kicking like crazy (even though I can’t feel it yet). Major organs are starting to work, and they now have fingernails!
Gestation: 10 weeks 1 day
Weight: up 1 lb
Cravings: orange juice, popcorn, guacamole, chips n salsa, almost ripe bananas.
Aversions: hamburger meat, hotdogs, all fast food, sometimes chicken.
Symptoms: sore boobs, some residual nausea, lots of growing pains, lots of midnight trips to the bathroom, cold all the time.
Maternity clothes?: ha. Not even close.
Mood: sometimes i feel like I have the full moon in me when there’s no full moon. Otherwise sunny.
Today was my first appt with my regular OB. Finally! The appt went perfect. The babies are doing excellent and looked great on the ultrasound. I video called the IPs during it so they could watch too. They loved it!
Heart rates were 175 and 184! I am thinking both might be girls but I know you can’t base it off heart rates alone :).
The dr said I need to see the perinatologist between now and three weeks from now when I see him again that its standard for anyone carrying multiples. Then ill see my doc on the 4th again and he will do the Doppler to listen for heart beats. He also told me we can definitely attempt a normal delivery as long as the babies are cooperating which is good news. One thing I didn’t realize was how many appts ill be making once I hit the 28 week mark. He said he will start seeing me twice a week, Mondays and Thursdays for regular monitoring, yikes! And also most women with twins go on some form of bed rest around then, so I am hoping mine consists of just sitting a lot and not strict bed rest. That would be hard! Time will tell of course. But for now, everyone is healthy and happy and that’s all that matters!!
Gestation: 9 weeks 2 days
Weight: no Change
Symptoms: tired, sore boobs, terrible gag reflex (tooth brush is an all out war)
Cravings: orange juice, water, kiwi
Aversions: any heavy meal, hamburger meat
Wow. I’ve been nasty coughing choking gagging sore throat headache sick since Saturday morning. It is now Tuesday night. I think I’m done expecting to feel “so much better” when I wake up in the morning. I get sick waaaaay to easily. If my kid gets sick, I usually end up sick before they are even over their sickness. It’s become ridiculous. Not to mention, being pregnant, you can NOT take anything to help yourself if it doesn’t include Tylenol, throat drops, or plain robitussin. I’ve been living on cough drops for two days now and I just about can’t take the flavor anymore. I only suck on the menthol ones since they are the ONLY kind that soothe my throat and stop the coughing. My throat was on fire last night. And it never helps that when you get this sort of sore throat, an extra accumulation of spit loves to hang out in your mouth, forcing you to swallow every three seconds or choke. I thought about just putting a towel under my face and letting it just drool out my mouth. I DIDN’T do it, but believe me I thought about it! Luckily today my throat isn’t as sore, but my voice goes in and out making it impossible to keep my kids listening to me. Lucky me! Good thing is, I don’t have strep (went to the dr on Monday) and the babies seem a-ok. No major bleeding or cramping. Ultrasound is a week from today. I can’t wait!
Now if I can just shake this stupid flu by the end of the week! Ok pity party over.
Ill do the official stats:
This week these little guys are growing hands and feet. Their hands can now come up over their chests and rest near their hearts. Aw!! They are the size of kidney beans!!
The books say my uterus has more then doubled in size (especially since there’s two in there), but I don’t feel any bigger yet?
Gestation: 8 weeks 2 days
Weight: slight increase up a pound then back down a pound.
Symptoms: insanely sensitive gag reflex. I mean, i have crazy battles when it’s time to brush my teeth. No more nausea!! Boobs are especially sore, to the point that if I bump them in the middle of the night it will wake me out of dead sleep! Slight sleepiness.
Cravings: orange juice, water, soups such as potato. Fruit. Oh and I’m dying for a tuna sandwich, but this craving will go unfulfilled until I deliver!
Aversions: any heavy food. Meat, chicken, pasta, etc. I really have to be starving to eat a regular meal.
Mood: mostly sunny with a rare moment of sprinkles :).
I’m sending the ultrasound pictures to them in the mail so they have the actual pics and not just a text or email of them. Those pictures aren’t mine to keep anyways. So I decided that I would make a small gift to accompany the pictures. Thanks to Pinterest and my obsession with being crafty, this is what I’m sending with the pictures..
I can only hope they stay looking like cupcakes as they travel across the US to New York!! I tried using tissue paper to keep them from moving around and I shook the box a bit to make sure. So I guess I’ll find out once it gets to them!
Ultrasound is set for Nov 12th now. I no longer have to see the clinic. Woohoo! My doc will take good care of us I’m sure.
Here we are! Two happy healthy heart beating babies. Baby A is the right, baby B on the left. I call them June and Bug since they are due June 18th. Although I doubt we will make to that date!!
The dr said they look great. He also said I have a sub chorionic bleed but the good news is that its under the babies. So this explains the spotting, which I might add has been less and less lately. He wants me to see my dr a week after our next ultrasound which I want to confirm with the clinic first since they are ultimately in charge of things. But things are looking good so far. Thanks to God.
More to come!!