Hi all! Surprised to see me? Me too! I got back late last night, earlier than I thought I was supposed to so I didn't have to change the day of the U/s!!! It was a tiring and sometimes aggravating trip, but it is over and I am home now. I will talk about it a little bit in the Misc. section.
Now onto the big news. We are having twins!!!! As soon as ol' wandy went in we could see 2 sacs with with a little blob of a baby in each and their hearts beating away! Dr G used the doppler in the U/s and we heard both heartbeats. That is the most amazing sound ever! I almost missed Roo's because I was still in shock and so excited that there is a baby in the second sac! My mind was racing and I was in my own world for a min. New U/s photo is up on the Roo & Squirt page! I think I will be doing belly shots every other week.
So, where did we come up with Squirt? Actually it was all Hubby. While I was putting my pants back on after the U/s the Hubby was staring at the U/s photo smiling ear to ear. When he showed it to me he pointed to Roo and said "Roo", then he pointed to the baby on the baby on the left and said "Squirt". I looked at him and smiled. It was perfect. I asked him how he came up with it and he shrugged. "I don't know, it just came to me". He did confess tonight that it in fact was the turtle from finding nemo, which I figured because he always loved that character. I actually gave him a little Squirt stuffed animal when we were dating. It will be going in the nursery! I also think it's perfect because that baby is smaller and our little Squirt.
Due date: According to my ovulation day my due date is April 16, 2013.
How far along?: 7 weeks
Total weight loss/gain: The day before my IUI I was 206. I was away a couple days and completely forgot to weigh myself this morning so I have no clue.
What's going on with the babies?: Roo's little heart is beating away at 176 bpm and measures a little over 8mm. Squirt's little heart is beating away at 150 bpm and is measuring a little under 8mm. (Dr G did measure them, but I didn't write down the exact numbers) According to where ol' wandy was facing, Roo is hanging out on my right side and Squirt is on my left. Dr G was calling Roo baby A and Squirt baby B which kinda blew my mind. I have an A and B in there!! The babies are starting to grow little arm and leg buds with flat paddle like ends. Our babies have flippers!
What's going on with my body?: This past week I started to feel more bloated. On Wednesday (6w1d) any time I was hungry I couldn't find anything to eat. Absolutely nothing sounded appetizing. Once I got it past my lips though I felt better and could eat it and then out of nowhere even if I wasn't full yet I had to stop eating because I felt that if I took one more bite I might feel gross. On Saturday (6w4d) I started feeling icky. No real nausea, but hunger would come on fast and if I didn't eat right away the ick would get bad. I was really good about eating all the time while on the trip so I didn't feel bad. Some uterine twinges here and there. My frequency of peeing has definitely increased. I have always had issues with constipation so I always only went every 2-3 days. I still go that, but it has actually gotten more comfortable while pregnant even if I go every 2-3 days. No stool softener needed!
What does the belly look like?: Still jiggly with some lovely bloat!
Nothing yet. Thank goodness I am still wearing my old jeans that are a
little to big on me. Room to grow before I have to buy pants.
Movement:Nothing yet, entirely to early!
Sleep: My sleep has been really good. I sleep like a log and since Wednesday have been getting up once to pee around 3 am every night.
Cravings/aversions: No cravings, but absolutely noting sounds appetizing and I have to basically force myself to eat all day to keep from feeling icky.
Sex of the baby: Won't find out for a while. Hubby wants to and I don't. That might be a problem.
What I miss: At this moment absolutely nothing! Oh and I will not miss taking the giant horse pills called metformin! Dr G told me I can stop them! YAY! Wasn't fun gagging on them twice a day.
What I am looking forward to: Seeing our babies next Tuesday! I will be 8 weeks! That will be my last visit with Dr G and then I move back to Dr Monty my OBGYN at 9 weeks! Made the appointment today!
Mood: I have been so relaxed and happy this past week. There is lots of shit going on with my family, but I help where I can and everything else is not my problem so I don't worry about it. At my therapist appointment we figured out the right word for how I'm feeling. I'm content. It's an amazing feeling.
Milestones: We found out we are having twins and saw and heard both their heartbeats!
Medical concerns: Nothing
Sex?: It just keeps getting better!
Best moment of the week: Today seeing our twins and hearing their amazing heartbeats!
Hows Daddy?: Daddy is great! Seeing the smile on his face when we found out it definitely was twins and heard the heartbeats was amazing! I'm still not getting much from him when I ask about his thoughts and feelings from this past week. Just that he is happy. He was so sure there were going to be twins, that it didn't come to much of a surprise I guess. I do remember him confessing some time this week that he knows it's all real, but it doesn't feel like much to him yet because it's not going on in his body. Maybe he will have more to say once he sees movement on the screen and feels it touching my belly.
Some funny/cute things Hubby has said (at least I think they are): It was so cute when the Hubby named Squirt. Just so perfect.
While I was away, even before we knew for sure we were having twins, Hubby was sure of it and when he said goodnight over the phone he said "I love you, all 3 of you". That totally made my day and made me cry a bit.
Nursery: Things kinda stood still this week in the room. Hopefully we can put the bed in this week for my FIL. We have time thank goodness, he isn't coming till the end of September.
Misc: We told my bestie and her Hubby this week. They were so happy and excited for us. They know our IF situation and everything we have been through. I hadn't told them about our last IUI so it was a total surprise. She showed me all the things I could borrow from her since they won't be having a second for a while. I told her today that it definitely was twins and if a text could talk hers would have been screaming with excitement. Makes think of a howler from harry potter, except excitement instead of yelling.
Onto the trip. It was ok. I did have a pretty good time with my Mom on the long drive, but I now know that 1 long day of travel is more than enough for me while pregnant. By the second day I was kinda grumpy and just wanted to be home, but we still had 9 hours of driving left. I did keep hydrated and my tummy full and happy so I felt great! Thank goodness so I was able to hide being pregnant. Thank you for all your tips about traveling. They really helped!
I was a total grump and very tense by the time I got home. I took a shower and hopped in bed. I vented to the Hubby for a while while he cuddled with me and kept his hand on my belly. Then he helped me relax which was very nice of him ;)
I'm working on a longer post about all the shit that went down. I feel like I need to get it out and have you guys be a sounding board. It will be up in the next couple days.