Friday, September 28, 2012

11 weeks

Sorry I'm late posting this again! Written Tuesday night the 25th.

Due date:  According to my ovulation day my due date is April 16, 2013.

How far along?: 11 weeks

Total weight loss/gain: The day before the IUI I was 206. This morning I was 202.8. Still losing, but I know my babies are getting what they need because they are growing on track YAY!

What's going on with the babies?: We saw Roo and Squirt last night and it was amazing! For the first time we saw them move and boy were they moving! Especially Roo! They were flipping and wiggling so much that Dr Monty couldn't get any measurements or their heart rates. He was having trouble even keeping them on the screen. Chasing them around with 'ol wandy was interesting LOL! So, we don't know exactly how big they are, but they grew a lot from the last U/s at 9 weeks. Which by the way I finally added to the Squirt and Roo page along with what he could get last night! Sorry it took so long. They actually look more like little humans now! So cool! We saw their longer arms and legs wiggling around and could definitely see their heads and bodies. Seeing them move was the first time I was brought to tears at an U/s. At 11 weeks they should be about 1.6 inches (41mm) from crown to rump. I like the sound of head to tushy better, rump is just strange. Their diaphragms are forming so they could start hiccuping and doing swallowing movements now.

What's going on with my body?: At the beginning of this week I had a sinus infection so I went to the Dr and he gave me some safe antibiotics. They definitely helped because I feel so much better, but like antibiotics do, they killed all the bacteria including the good kind and I ended up with a yeast infection. Dr Monty wasn't surprised since everything down there is more sensitive now, but he was glad we caught it early. I'm using all those lovely creams now. Hopefully it will go away soon.
The antibiotics made me a little sick to my stomach, but now that I'm done with them I'm feeling better. Other than some pulling and pinching I don't feel much of anything.

What does the belly look like?: Hubby says I look a little bigger below my belly button. I can see a difference when I'm naked, but clothed I don't see it yet. I put up another belly pic, you decide.

Maternity clothes: Still nothing. My jeans are still pretty comfy so I will probably get at least another week out of them. I do need bras badly. I am down to 1 that fits! I will probably just go out and get some regular bras without underwire this week and then wait till the end to get nursing bras.

Movement: They are moving a lot, but I can't feel them yet!

Sleep: I have been sleeping great! Basically through the night, but get up to pee once or twice.

Cravings/aversions: Still have an aversion to sweets except for early this week I had a craving for a dairy queen blizzard with chocolate crunchies and peanut butter sauce. I got a small one and it was so good! I also made and ate some egg salad without feeling grossed out! I call that a big step! I think I turned a corner this past weekend. All of a sudden my appetite came back. I can eat so much more now and I get hungry more often. YAY!

Sex of the babies: They Hubby and I talked about it this week and I think we came to the agreement that we will not be finding out the sexes.

Names: We have been talking more about names, but haven't written any down yet. I really need to start before I forget some of the ones we have been thinking about.

What I miss: I can't think of  anything I miss this week!

What I am looking forward to: I am looking forward to telling everyone! We had originally planned that we would wait till 12 weeks, but after seeing them wiggling around so much I don't know if I can wait any longer! I will let you know.

Mood: Been feeling great! So overly happy to have these babies growing inside me!

Milestones: We saw Roo and Squirt wiggle around today for the first time!!

Medical concerns: Like I said above, I am almost over a sinus infection, but unfortunately now I have a yeast infection. Praying the meds help and it goes away without any complications.

Sex?: Between the sinus infection and now the yeast infection, it's nonexistent and will be for at least another week. I wanted to so bad, but I couldn't breathe out of my nose and a runny nose isn't very sexy.

Best moment of the week: Seeing our babies wiggle around for the first time!! Most amazing thing I have seen yet!

Hows Daddy?: Daddy still isn't feeling well. Still congested. He seemed pretty disconnected from the pregnancy this week, but seems a bit more right after we saw them on the U/s again. Hopefully that will keep up this week and the rest of the pregnancy. Anyone have any ideas of how to include Hubby more? Help him connect? We read a pregnancy day by day every night and I talk to them around him. I also tell him things like they miss him. He seems to like that so I hope it's helping.

Nursery: We got everything set up just in time for FIL to come on Saturday. He will be staying till Thursday. Here is a pic of what the room looks like right now. Please pardon the messy bed. FIL is still here.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

9-10 weeks

OK everyone I'm back!!!! My crazy busy weeks and weekends are over and I can get back to the things I enjoy now. I missed you guys so much! I am so behind on reading and writing! Today I am actually 11 weeks (holy crow when did I get here?) but I am going to post what I wrote last week at 10 weeks. I was so behind I combined 9-10 weeks. I will be back later tonight with my 11 week post and lots of pictures since I am going to my OBGYN tonight.

I can't wait to catch up on all your lives!

Written Tuesday September 18th.

Due date:  According to my ovulation day my due date is April 16, 2013.

How far along?: 10 weeks

Total weight loss/gain: As of the day before my IUI I was 206. This morning I was 204.6.
Ugh! I lost weight! I am eating as much as I can. Any suggestions of high calorie, healthy snacks? Maybe nuts and dried fruit?

What's going on with the babies?: I saw Roo and Squirt at 9 weeks and they were doing great. They were both measuring 8w6d and their heart rates were good. Dr Monty didn't tell us the rates though. He had an old U/s machine and when he was looking at them the screen angle was bad so I couldn't see much. I saw their jelly bean shaped sacs and bigger blobs of babies. We didn't get to see or hear their little flickering hearts. At 10 weeks our babies should be about 1.2 inches (3cm) long from crown to rump. Our babies' faces are taking shape and now have distinct noses and lips. Their fingers and toes have lengthened and separated and their elbows and wrists have formed so they can bend and move now. Their placentas have taken over fully and the yolk sac is shrinking away.

What's going on with my body?: In the past 2 weeks everything has changed. My fatigue isn't as bad anymore and this past week I have been feeling so good. I haven't thrown up in 2 weeks and my gag reflex seems to be getting back to normal. I hardly feel gross at night anymore and it seems like I am able to eat more in one sitting. I still hit a wall sometimes when eating where I know I won't feel well if I even take one more bite. Every once in a while I feel some pulling and pinching and it feels like I have a string tied to the back of my belly button and our babies are pulling at it.

What does the belly look like?: This week the Hubby said my lower belly looks a little bigger to him. It probably is, but I can't see it. Maybe if I take a belly shot and compare I will see it. Sorry no 9 or 10 week belly shot.

Maternity clothes: Nothing yet, but my too big jeans are definitely getting a little tighter. We will see how much longer I can go before I need to buy pants. All of you who carried twins, when did you need to get maternity pants?

Movement: Nothing yet, but my book says they are wiggling around in there.

Sleep: I have been sleeping well. I am getting up to pee more during the night, but I am able to go right back to sleep after.

Cravings/aversions: I think I had my first craving right before 9 weeks. I saw a picture of candy corn online somewhere and it sounded really good. It was really late at night so the Hubby didn't get me some then. He did get me a whole bunch the next day though. I still haven't finished the bag. I think I have a slight aversion to sweets. I can eat a little hand full of candy every once in a while, but the smell or even thought sometimes of cake or cookies grosses me out. I have tried to eat them and I immediately feel gross. I seem to like savory rather than sweet right now. I have also noticed I can't stand the smell of bacon cooking and eggs are kinda gross.

Sex of the baby: Won't find out for a while. Hubby wants to and I don't. That might be a problem.

Names: We have started to talk about names more and actually write them down. I need to get my name book back from my cousin so I can really see what jumps out at us. Unfortunately I can't really ask for it back without her getting suspicious so I guess I have to wait a couple more weeks till we tell everyone.

What I miss: I kinda miss sleeping on my belly. I didn't do it often, but some nights it was the only comfortable position.

What I am looking forward to: Hopefully seeing our babies wiggle for the first time at 11 weeks!

Mood: I have been feeling pretty good, but the past few days there was an issue with my MIL. She said and did a few things that upset me on Sunday and I just couldn't let it go. I spent most of Monday crying. I finally felt better yesterday after I had a talk with her and made sure she knew how upset I was. I will write all about it soon.

Milestones: I can't really think of any. Oh, wait. I think feeling better might be one. Maybe I'm getting into the feeling better part of pregnancy.

Medical concerns: I have had lots of congestion, runny nose and post nasal drip from this pregnancy. A few days ago the weather changed a bit here and my allergies kicked in bad. Today I woke up feeling horrible. So congested, runny nose, stiff neck and my face feels like it's going to explode from the pressure. I went to the Dr because I knew it was a sinus infection and I wanted to make sure I didn't have strep too. Strep was negative and I was right, I do have a sinus infection. I was given an antibiotic that is safe so hopefully I will feel better soon.

Sex?: I have cooled off a bit, but it's still good.

Best moment of the week: When the Hubby kissed my belly for the first time.

Hows Daddy?: Daddy is sick just like me. Poor guy. We have been going to bed so early that we have forgotten to read the pregnancy book in over a week. We need to get back to that because I think he feels more connected when we do.

Nursery: We are almost done with changing our computer room into a guest room! Our friends are coming over to help move some furniture and it will be ready for my FIL. I will post a pic next week when it is done.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

i'm still alive!

Hi everyone!

I'm still alive! I have been so busy these past few weeks! I am almost never home and when I actually am, I'm sleeping.

I feel so horrible that I am so behind on reading all your blogs. I miss you guys and I'm getting withdrawl.

I have so much I want to talk about pregnancy and non pregnancy related. So many posts rolling around in my head. I just need to get some time to sit down and do it!

Unfortunately I don't think my crazy weeks will be calming down till till next weekend, so I might not be around till then. Hopefully I can find some time to slow down and relax. I need to relax!

Just a little update. Roo and Squirt are doing well! They are growing strong and kicking my butt! I'm so tired!

I miss you guys so much! Again, I am so sorry I have been MIA.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

8 weeks

Due date:  According to my ovulation day my due date is April 16, 2013.

How far along?: 8 weeks

Total weight loss/gain: Again, I forgot to weigh myself. I will do it tomorrow and update. Update: As of the day before my IUI I was 206. This week I am still 206.

What's going on with the babies?: Roo and Squirt are doing great! We saw their hearts beating away again today both at 167 bpm. Roo measured 7w4d and Squirt measured 7w3d. Our babies are about a half an inch long. They have visible elbows and webbed fingers and toes. Their eyes are getting larger and darkening. Their ears are just starting to develop. New U/s photo up on the Roo & Squirt page!

What's going on with my body?: A few things have kicked into high gear this week. The biggest one has been fatigue. I have been sleeping great and still take a 2 hour nap at some point during the day. If I don't I feel horrible! My production of mucous and other fluids has increased a ton from both ends! My nose is constantly running and I have a post nasal drip that makes me gag a bit. The PND combined with gagging on my toothbrush actually made me barf this morning! First time barfing YAY! I have lots more CM and have been peeing a lot more now. I also have increased my earwax production. Anyone want some homemade candles? Eeewww JK! My libido has kicked into high gear too, but I will cover that below. I have also had some major hot flashes that make me really dizzy! I have to lay down for a bit or blast the AC in the car.
I have started to feel icky about the same time every night, usually right before bed. You can find me every night tucked into bed, munching on some dry cereal to settle my stomach. Life has been my go to, but I am out of that so we will see how Cheerios do tonight.

What does the belly look like?: Still jiggly, but I think a little bigger. Hopefully I will put up a pic tomorrow. I know, I'm a slacker!

Maternity clothes: Nothing yet. My jeans that are too big on me are starting to shrink just a bit. Either that or I'm getting bigger!

Movement:Nothing yet, entirely to early!

Sleep: I have been sleeping great! Basically through the night, but get up to pee once or twice.

Cravings/aversions: Still no cravings yet, but I am really enjoying food. I still feel icky if I don't eat often enough and when I do eat I hit a wall where I know I won't feel well if I take another bite even if I'm not full yet.

Sex of the baby: Won't find out for a while. Hubby wants to and I don't. That might be a problem.

Names: We have had a boy's name picked out since the first year we were dating. If we have a boy he will probably get that name, but we agree if he totally doesn't look like it we will name him something else. We have a few boy and girl names in our heads that we have collected over the years. Probably a good time to write them down.

What I miss: I miss my Life cereal. It's late, I'm feeling icky and the Honey Nut Cheerios we have aren't cutting it. I will have to get some more tomorrow! Other than that I miss nothing.

What I am looking forward to: Telling our parents! We bought little 20 page photo albums for our Moms that say "Grandma's Brag Book". My Mom is all about her brag books. She still has one from my wedding at her station at the family salon. She shows everyone who hasn't seen it yet and probably lots of people who already have LOL! Anyway, we put each of the U/s photos we have in the book with little arrows pointing to the sacs and then the babies so they know what they are looking at. We got a generic album for the Hubby's Dad and Step Mom with the same photos. I think we are going to do it on Saturday. I will definitely do a post about it when I do it.

Mood: I was feeling great until I had my spotting scare on Friday night. The Hubby reminded me that I was not having any cramping and it is normal, but I was still a little freaked out till I saw our babies again today. More on the spotting below.

Milestones: Today was my last visit to my RE. I move onto my OBGYN on Tuesday!!!

Medical concerns: Even though it is a normal thing, I was kinda concerned about the spotting I had late Friday night. I didn't have any cramps and it was gone by the morning. I still took it easy Saturday and just vegged out all day. I told my RE and she wasn't concerned. The Hubby and I both think that maybe it was just from some cervix irritation from lots of...

Sex?: Like I said above, my libido really kicked into high gear this week and I think the Hubby and I over did it a bit. Even on Saturday when I was taking it easy after the spotting, all I could think about was having some fun with the Hubby! Sheesh, I need to calm down, maybe take a cold shower. Even though it's all I can think about we haven't since the spotting. I guess my fear overrode it. Now that we saw our babies again it's time to get back on the horse! Hmm...I don't think the Hubby will appreciate me calling him a horse.

Best moment of the week: The relief of seeing our babies heartbeats again today!

Hows Daddy?: He is so wonderful keeping me calm when I have my little freak outs and being so attentive. He always makes sure I'm ok when he can see I'm feeling icky. Wants me to be as comfortable as possible. We have always likes to touch while sleeping. We usually hold hands or he has his hand on my hip while we sleep. Over the past couple of weeks his hand has been on my belly instead. When I wake up in the middle of the night to pee it's still there. Even if I'm laying on my side, his hand is there. Makes me smile and tear up every time.

Some funny/cute things Hubby has said (at least I think they are): This morning he heard me barfing and came to the door of the bathroom.

"Are you barfing?" he asked

"Yes" I replied, in between my dry heaves

"Are you happy about it?"

"Yes" I said while trying to catch my breath.

"Ok, good! YAY you are barfing!!!" he yelled excitedly.

At this point I was trying to breathe slowly and keep from dry heaving. He made me laugh so it started all over again!

Nursery: Nothing changed. Still a bit of a mess and we still don't have the bed in there for my FIL. It's been a busy week. Hopefully this week we will be home more and can clean up more.

Monday, September 3, 2012

3 years ago

Labor day 3 years ago, the Hubby and I were at a family BBQ. My Grandparents were visiting from Florida so most of our family came.

There was lots of food, conversation and games. We all ate, drank and had a blast.

Little T, the first and only Great Grandchild at that time, had just turned 1 and just started walking. He was very unsteadily toddling around the yard, running in between games and sometimes laughing so hard he would fall.

The Hubby and I were almost at a year of marriage and were originally going to start TTC at the year mark, but had discussed it a few months prior and decided to wait till after they new year. (can't remember our reasoning) Since the talk, I stopped all the little joking nagging I was doing asking when we were going to have a baby. We had our plan and even though I wanted to try now, we were going to spend the extra time together happily married.

I remember watching the Hubby watching Little T run around. Little T would run up to him and others, laugh and then run away wanting to be chased.

One of the times I took a break from the party and went inside to use the bathroom I got a text. It was from the Hubby. It was a short 2 words and I was confused.

"I'm ready"

"Ready for what?" I responded.

"Ready to have a baby."

I was shocked.  The Hubby is a big planner. Everything needs to be planned and in order for him.The plan was to wait till after they new year and he was throwing the plan completely out the window.

I came back out and couldn't stop smiling, but tried to hide it. It was like we had a little secret. We were going to have a baby.

I remember how exciting it was then. How naive we were. Even though I knew there might be some issues with my cycle we still thought it would just happen. We would be next. Little T would have a little cousin soon and then there would be more after us and they would all be close like all 14 of us cousins were.

3 years later and Little T has 2 little brothers and 4 little cousins and now will have 2 more little cousins in April! I see them all play together at family parties and I can't wait till my little ones are in the mix. It reminds me of all the fun times my cousins and I had together. I can't wait to see them all grow up together and hopefully become great friends like my cousins and I are.

Today I'm going to a BBQ at Little T's house. He is 4 now and an awesome little man. I will be eating, having some great conversation with family and probably playing lots of games with the kids all while holding an amazing little secret growing inside me.

The Hubby and I were planning on telling our parents today, but I had a bit of spotting late Friday night. By the middle of the night it was brown and then gone in the morning. Even though I had a strong feeling it was just from the Hubby irritating my cervix a bit that morning (I think we jumped into it a little too quickly) I still got freaked out and just want to see my babies tomorrow before we tell anyone.
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