Tuesday, August 28, 2012

7 weeks: now meet squirt

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!

Maternity clothes: 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.

48 comments:

  1. Emily...I squealed when I read this. I am so incredibly happy for you!!! Yaaaay for Roo and Squirt.

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  2. Yaaaaaayyyyyyyy!!! How exciting! :)

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  3. ahhhhh! I love twins so much...I've always wanted twins. Congrats!

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  4. WHOA! This just keeps getting better and better!! :)

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  5. Congrats! Twins are double the blessings! I'm sure you have many other friends with twins but LMK if I can answer any questions!

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    1. Thank you so much Anne! I will let you know!

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  6. Woo-hoo! Twins are amazing! So excited for you!

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  7. Ahhhhh!!!! Emily... super excited. Your story brings me so much hope.

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    1. Oh Slynn, reading this makes me cry. Just the thought of me bringing you hope is so amazing and crazy and makes me so happy.

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  8. Welcome to the twins club! Now look forward to some crippling nausea!!!!! hehehe

    This is great news! I hope you have a healthy and long pregnancy!

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    1. Thanks Robin! I don't want to jinx myself, but I have been pretty good so far with just feeling a little icky mostly at night. Watch, I just jinxed myself. LOL!

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  9. I knew it! I knew it! I knew it! Lol, I'm gettin' more and more excited out here...

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  10. Congrats on Roo and Squirt!!

    I have been told numerous times and I have learned it for myself during this pregnancy, but guys don't always quite get what we go through. Right enough, that we have the changes, hormones and are able to feel everything inside us, while the guys only get to see and feel movement about halfway through the pregnancy. While it can be difficult at times, try to cut your hubby some slack if he doesn't always know how he feels about the pregnancy. Most times it doesn't be come really real until the baby (or in your case, babies) is born.

    Can't wait to follow you through this journey.

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    1. Yea I am keeping that in mind and we have had conversations about him not connecting yet. I don't get mad or upset about it. I just wish he could feel how I do. I feel sorry he is missing out.

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  11. Congratulations! Fantastic news. What a lovely surprise.

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  12. So glad to hear your good news - not only about Squirt but also that you made it through the road trip! Congrats!

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  13. YAY! So excited for you! TWINS! How wonderful :)

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  14. oh my goodness girl! yay twins!! that makes me really wonder if we're going to see a second sac pop up today! i wish you the best healthy pregnancy!! so exciting! i'm super jealous you could stop metformin, i prob won't until 9-10 weeks :-(

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  15. YES YES YES I KNEW IT!!! Welcome to the twin club, Momma! The best thing I did at the very beginning of my pregnancy was to reach out to the Maternal Fetal Medicine unit at the hospital I'll be delivering and ask for a consult. Now I see my OB most of the time but also the MFM unit for ultrasounds, which are more "high tech" and thorough than the ultrasounds at my OB's office. They've also given me great advice on how to handle my twin pregnancy to make it last as long as possible. Oh, and also when you pick a hospital, pick one that has their own NICU (a "Level 3" hospital) just in case your kiddos have to be in intensive care, at least they won't have to be transferred to another hospital.

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  16. Not sure if you got my last comment because it was there when I posted but now it's missing. Hmmm... anyway, LOVE SQUIRT and I have to get a mini bean bag of him for our Under the Sea theme. :)

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  17. I had a feeling :) Double congrats!

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  18. Looks like you've got TWO blankets to make now:) I'm so happy and excited for you, hubby, Roo, and Squirt (perfect name, btw;)!

    {{Hugs}}

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  19. Yay two babies! I am so very excited for you and all the blankets you will get to keep. *Hugs*

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  20. Yeah x2! I predict a boy and a girl!

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    1. Ok that is the first prediction! I am going to have to put a poll up.

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  21. I had a good feeling when you mentioned the second sac! Congrats, this is so exciting!

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  22. incredible news! so happy for you. hope you can focus on your immediate family (twins!!!) and not the disfunction.

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  23. Oh my gosh! Congrats! Two babes- love it!

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  24. Hello Squirt! Nice to meet you. ; )

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  25. OMG! Sorry for the delayed response but I am just catching up on blogs. I am so excited for you! Congrats on Little Roo and Squirt!!!! This is the best news!! I just read up on your family drama. So sorry about Nana F. You were completely in the right distencing yourself from her all those years. People need to want to change for any change to take place. Best of luck with your pregnancy and family issues!

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  26. BabieS????? OMG how did I miss this?! I am SOOOOOOOOOOOO happy for you!

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  27. Yay!!!!!!!! Twins are wonderful. Congrats :)

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    1. Thanks! I will be going back and reading a lot of your old posts now!

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    1. Thanks! I'm gonna be reading a lot of your old posts about your twins now!

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  29. Oh my word!!!!!!!!!! How wonderful!??? So excited for you xxx

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  30. When I left for vacation you had one baby. When I came home you had........2???!!!!! Wow, that's awesome, congratulations!!!!! I'm catching up on your blog now. Sorry to hear about all of the drama in your family, but glad you and your mom were able to have a nice drive home together. Hope you're feeling okay. Good luck at your scan tomorrow!

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    1. LOL!!! Thanks! I hope you had a good vacation. I am so behind on blogs! Gonna head over now and see if you posted!

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  31. Thank you so much everyone! All the congratulations is so overwhelming. I'm still not good with so much attention, but your comments mean so much to me!

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  32. What!? Wow -- that is such incredible, awesome, exhilarating news! I am so happy for you two! TWINS!

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