Just a quick update since I had an OB appointment today! I talked about how big I felt in my last post but was relieved when the nurse told me today that I had only gained 3 pounds so far. I think I feel so big because I had gained back about 10 pounds over the holidays. I let myself fall off the exercise wagon, went straight to IVF, got pregnant and now I’m on physical restrictions! The appointment went well. We did a quick scan and the babies looked great! Both of their heartbeats were exactly the same at 167 beats per minute! Baby A was very active and waving at us. Baby B was pretty chill with not as much movement. My mom said that Baby A must be a girl since it was so animated! I can’t wait until we find out genders so I can stop using “it”! We did a little necessary shopping for some maternity pants after my appointment. My jeans with the rubber band weren’t quite working anymore! As much as I’d love to wear scrubs daily, I suppose I should get dressed on my days off. Here are some cute pictures of the little gummy bears!
I know it’s been a bit since my last post. I didn’t feel like there was anything eventful to post but I decided if I kept putting it off, I’d regret not being able to look back at these weeks! My friend, fluid, has gone away since I last posted. It has been replaced by it’s good friend blabies bump. (This is what I’m calling my belly. Bloating+babies = blabies). I have been so self-concious about the way I look but for the past couple of days, I have stopped trying to squeeze into my jeans and I’ve just embraced the blabies bump. I decided if I rub it enough maybe people will just think I’m pregnant! So here’s the update:
How far along: 9 weeks and 3 days today.
Maternity clothes: Not yet. I’ve been wearing lots of leggins, stretchy skinny jeans, tunic tops and dresses. I have used the handy dandy rubber band a couple of times!!
Stretch marks: Not yet.
Sleep: What’s that? Still getting up to potty between 2-5 times a night.
Best moment of this week: Embracing the bump, whatever it may be and “rolling” with it! (no pun intended) and hearing one of the little heartbeats on the home doppler.
Miss anything: Exercise, being able to lift things, alcohol, Jimmy Johns, cold lunch meat in general, bleu cheese and caffeine.
Movement: Not yet!
Food cravings: Random things, but nothing so strongly that I’ve had to go get it. Salty over sweet right now.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Not really. A bit if I have an empty stomach.
Have you started to show yet: Yes, whatever it may be.
Genders: Too early to find out.
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy most of the time but I have my moments. I think my husband would say those moments are quite enough!
Looking forward to: My appointment on Wednesday and our next official ultrasound on 5/16!
Symptoms: Exhaustion, some heartburn, and headaches. I have experienced some weird smelling related things as well. For instance, I’m convinced that all of the toilet paper in our house smells like movie theater nachos with jalapeños. I’ve been lucky as far as not having nausea/vomiting. The only time I get a little queasy is when I need to eat something.
That’s right! We had our first ultrasound and official OB appointment today and we are having TWINS! We are totally in shock but very excited. They are measuring exactly spot on at 6 weeks 5 days. Baby A had a heart rate of 137, Baby B had a heat rate of 124. They are in separate sacs and we were told that everything looks great!
I’ve still been feeling pretty darn good. I don’t start working again until next Monday so my routine has been something like:
- 1am- bathroom
- 3am- bathroom
- 4:30 am- bathroom, then eat apple sauce so I don’t wake up queazy from an empty stomach.
- 8am(ish) roll out of bed. Eat.
- 10am- go back to bed.
- Rest of the day: Eat (small meals), sleep, repeat.
Other than extreme exhaustion, I really haven’t felt that bad. I know it’s still early and it will probably hit me like a ton of bricks soon but for now..I’m knocking on wood. I’ve had some heartburn which is a new experience for me but it hasn’t gotten to the point where I’ve even had to take anything.
I thought I’d get this shiny packet at my appointment today with all of the Do’s and Don’ts and when to expect what.. What I got was my doctor (who I love) walking in saying “Congrats! Any questions?”.. Umm… Yes, about 478 of them. Where shall I begin? My instructions were literally: continue meds, next appointment in 3 weeks, cook lunch meat before eating it, NO caffeine until 12 weeks, still no lifting anything over 10lbs. Good thing I know where to supplement my curiosities! She said with twins I can expect to have appointments about every 3 weeks and weekly monitoring starting between 28-32 weeks.