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 It has been replaced by it’s good friend blabies bump.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.