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.
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.