Wednesday, September 25, 2013
That about sums up my life since school started. I truly have like no time!
Come home, eat, shower, and go to bed! Otherwise I am one crabby and sick momma!
The babies are doing well and we have a big ultrasound on Monday where would should find out the genders if they cooperate!
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Wednesday, July 31, 2013
I know .... it's been awhile since I have been on here. I am still dealing with extreme fatigue, 24/7 morning sickness, and every other bad pregnancy symptom you can have! I spend most of my time sleeping, resting, relaxing, and forcing myself to eat at least something. I have been weighing myself weekly for the past 3 weeks and have lost 9.8 pounds. That is just crazy!
We had our 8 1/2 week ultrasound today and everything went and looked great. As soon as I saw the first baby on the screen, I could totally tell they were bigger! It was crazy to actually see some features this time. You could make out a head, body, arms, and legs! Baby A is measuring 2 days ahead with a heartbeat of 182. Baby B was a little more shy and didn't show us all of its wonderful features but is measuring 1 day ahead with a heartbeat of 180. The doctor was very pleased and as are we! He told us that we have a 95% success rate now which is amazing.
We have officially "graduated" from our infertility clinic now which is bittersweet. I absolutely loved them and quite frankly.... it's where we started our journey and all we have known! So the transition to something unknown is a little scary for me. I am calling an OBGYN tomorrow to establish with and continue our care. The upside to leaving the infertility clinic..... we won't have drive 3 hours one way!!!!
With that being said, I was sent into panic mode this evening......
I came home and took a nap with my husband and slept on and off. When I got up I went to the bathroom which was accompanied by blood.... and more of it then I would have ever liked to see. I immediately panicked but tried to remain relaxed. I called the infertility clinic after hours line and was able to speak with a nurse. She informed me that sometimes after ultrasounds this can happen. She said your cervix is very sensitive and the doctor may have hit an area. She said the good news is that it was only one episode and the bleeding has seemed to stop. I am also not cramping at all which is good. She put me on pelvic rest for the night and told me to keep them updated if it happens again. I just wasn't expecting this at all after such a great ultrasound.
And of course it made me cry.... as scary and intimidating as twins were at first.... I already love them more than anything and don't want anything to happen to either of them!
Sunday, July 14, 2013
It's been awhile since I last wrote a blog. Life has kept me busy, sleeping, and away from the computer!
I now have all of my books to reveal our pregnancy to our immediate family members and I am very excited! Although not telling has still been very challenging for me.
We have painted the spare room for the baby. I have known what I wanted to do for awhile and we had some time and took the plunge. It isn't quite finished yet but when it is, I will post pictures. I started out helping a lot but that quickly dwindled.
I have been exhausted like no other and morning sickness has reared it's ugly head. I had a couple bouts of nauseous but it really hit me Friday.... of course a day I had to work! And I don't do sick well at all!!!!! I have found that cheerios and sprite have become my friend!!! Thankfully yesterday wasn't as bad as Friday and today I seem to be okay thus far. I just had feeling nauseous!
I spend a lot of my time sleeping, resting, relaxing, and trying to get myself to eat something. I have always been a food lover and overeaten and now I can't stand food! The look of it, the smell of it, the thought of it, etc. makes me sick! I know that I need to eat so I am forcing myself to eat some things. I have been drinking orange juice that is calcium fortified because I hate milk and want to make sure I am getting enough calcium.
Otherwise things are going well! We go for our first ultrasound on Wednesday which is just 3 days away. I am very excited but also nervous! After knowing I had 6 mature follicles and the nurse telling me that I could have 6 babies, I have a sense we are having multiples! Of course it would be a blessing but challenging for our first too! I guess we will wait and see on Wednesday!
Having exhaustion and morning sickness has been hard to hide. My dad called me on Friday and he asked if everything was okay because I seemed hesitant. I just wanted to be like 'Hey dad, I feel sicker than sick and oh, I am pregnant with your first grandchild!' but I couldn't! I begged to tell my mom on Friday as I went to her house for the weekend but the husband said I couldn't because we have a deal. My cousin was up and she asked me if there was any new news on our journey and I told her no!
I understand that we have a deal to wait until after our ultrasound but being sick and exhausted around others without them knowing is tough! My husband had to work and couldn't go with this weekend and he wants us to both be there to tell and I get that too.
At first he said he just wanted to tell our parents in person and the siblings could be over the phone and we could mail the books. Now he has changed his tune and said he doesn't want to do that. I giggled and said, 'see what it is like to change your mind!' With that being said, my mom, stepdad, and 2 brothers live together (for now) at an hour away one way, my dad lives 3 hours away one way, Paul's parents live 2 1/2 hours away one way, and then you can add my grandmas and his siblings. That is a lot of driving!! And we both have to go and work around both of our work schedules including the people we are going to meet with. It is going to be tough. I am going to try to make a plan of action with him soon!
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