Showing posts with label Pregnancy Symptoms. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Pregnancy Symptoms. Show all posts

Monday, March 26, 2012

Has the Twins Shock Subsided for You?

No? It hasn't for us either.

I go back and forth between denial and freaking out.

Mike and I are worried about totally different things. Mike is stressing about the pregnancy. He is worried about losing one of the babies like we did when I was pregnant with London (we lost his twin at 11 weeks). Also we all know my pregnancies are not the easiest. I end up on bed rest about 24 weeks, thanks to good old preterm labor and stay there until my child comes early around 37 weeks. Now throw being pregnant with twins, and having a 3.5 year old and 9 month old into that equation. The pregnancy its self is going to be CRAZY! I totally understand where he is coming from

I, however, am freaking out about how we are going to handle things once the babies come out! I will have 3 under one! In some ways it will be ALOT like having triplets. I'm worried about the additional financial burden (I would really like to hire some help, but we will have to completely redo our budget and cut some corners to pay for help AND the additional costs of having 2 more kids.

Please don't get me wrong, we really are excited. But we are completely overwhelmed right now. This time last week I was overwhelmed by the idea of having just ONE more baby right now, and to find out its twins has just thrown me into total woman crazy mode.

Morning sickness and exhaustion has just started for me this pregnancy. It's like double of both. I wake up every morning feeling like I'm hung over. It sucks! As long as I don't allow myself to get hungry, I don't throw up.

I also forgot to mention that my next Dr Appt will be on April 13 when I am 9w2d. Wow that seems like such a long wait!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Checking in...

Wow, it's been a while since I updated. The old saying "no news is good news" definitely holds true here. I'm doing great! I will be 8 weeks tomorrow and really still feeling like myself.

Nausea hasn't really hit yet. I mean I definitely have times during the day where I feel like I'm going to puke, but I  never do, and if I sit down and either eat or drink a little water it immediately goes away. So I'm not sure if its nausea from the pregnancy or my body's way of telling me I need to eat more often now that I have a little one on board.

Sooo, do you guys remember this beauty of a belly shot from when I was 20 weeks pregnant last time ? (Yikes, I looked horrible! I can't believe I ever put this one up on the interwebz, but you know what they say in the after school specials these days..."once it's on the internet, its FOREVER" So I thought, awww hell why not post it AGAIN! :)  )

I seriously look very similar to this now at only 8 weeks. My belly is HUGE!! I know they say you show a lot sooner the second time but body has really gone a little overboard.  According to the most reliable pregnancy source on the web, The Bump (note the sarcasm), my baby this week is the size of a raspberry.

Really? My body obviously did NOT get the memo on that one. It looks like its trying to grow a whole patch of raspberries. (Raspberries grow in a patch right?? No? A tree? A bush? Whatever, you get the point.)
Ok so maybe I'm not really that big. I haven't had to switch to maternity clothes yet despite my longing for them at 5 weeks. I'm not even rocking the 'ole rubber band trick yet. I can feel it coming soon though.

I'm not hormonal at all. I am an absolute delight to be around as always.  I'm a real beacon of light in a otherwise cloudy world....or at least that is what I choose to think. Mike, on the other hand, may tell you that I am a virtual roller coaster of emotions. Hateful, ugly, mean emotions. Yeah, ok....I'll admit it. I'm a bit of a bitch these days. I can't help it though. Half the time I realize I'm being horrible, but I can't stop myself. If I make it through this pregnancy without a divorce, I will consider it a complete success.

Well I need to go to bed now, insomnia has hit so I'm exhausted all the time but I can't seem to sleep. It's pure torture.

The above reasons are why God makes babies so cute. Pregnancy is hard, but babies smell sooooo good. Completely worth it!!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

So....Now what?

Now that we have gotten that elusive BFP, I'm not exactly sure what to do with myself. I'm not sure what to blog about these days now that I don't have daily appointments to report. For the first time in weeks things are pretty boring around here. Don't get me wrong, I really really REALLY like it that way, I'm just not sure what to do with myself these days.

I'm a whopping 4w5d pregnant so it's not like there is anything big to report there. I've had some nausea, but still feeling pretty good. I'm definitely starting to feel the exhaustion/insomnia though. During the day all I can think about is sleep, but as soon as bed time rolls around I'm WIRED. It's the strangest thing.

Over the last few weeks I was so focused on IVF that I forgot to update about the other things going on in my life. So now I will bore all of you with that stuff. :)

Last week one of my Besties from highschool and her two little boys came up for the weekend to celebrate my 30th birthday and London's 2nd Birthday. We had a BLAST eating way too much candy, Japanese food, and delicious cupcakes (and blueberry fritters) they brought from my favorite bakery at home. We had a great time! 
London blowing out his candle.

Then he didn't want to get his icing on his hands so this is how he ate his cupcake. 

The Trio in a double stroller at the Zoo.  
We like to pretend that the trip was this organized...

 But it actually looked more like this, 
with kids screaming and climbing out of the stroller. 
This is a very accurate picture of the day,
 including me talking instead of smiling for the picture.

It was my birthday and 2 days before London's so we treated ourselves to a
birthday Icee

Feeding the baby giraffe.
It looks like the giraffe is eating London's hand off but he was actually VERY gentle. 

The boys feeding the goats.

Firefighter London

Three sleepy monkeys. 

Oh and while I am uploading pictures, I figured I would post my very first belly picture of this pregnancy. 
No, it's not one of those "look how cute and flat my stomach is" pictures that people take to have something as a comparison in 6 months. This one is going in the baby book. This picture is to prove to my future child/children what I went through to have them. This is what my belly looks like right now. 

Black and blue from my daily Lovanox shots. 
The shots are going really well actually. They don't burn nearly as bad anymore or maybe I've just gotten used to the pain at this point. I definitely can't complain since I don't have to take the progesterone in oil shots. I'm on Crinone instead. Sure they are messy, but painless!

I added a poll to my left sidebar, so go take a guess at how many babies you think I have growing in my belly right now. Ultrasound is in 16 days!!! I can't wait!

I need to go eat some dinner and crawl into bed, the season premiere of Army Wives comes on tonight and 

Monday, August 18, 2008

Double Digits!!

Well this week marks my 10th week of pregnancy! We are officially in double digits now. I feel like things are really starting to look up. The sickness is starting to fade away. Food is a little bit repulsive still, but it's not nearly as hard to find stuff that doesn't make me puke. I am still starving and feel sick if I don't eat RIGHT AWAY but at least now it's easier to find things to eat. I really hope that the sickness is going away for good and doesn't come back over the next few weeks. I was reading one of my Twin pregnancy books and it says to try to eat 170g of protein a day. WHAT!?!? How the heck am I going to do that. I guess I need to start getting creative with my diet.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

I dare not say it aloud...

...but I have had two good (non-sick) days in a row. The only thing I have done differently is that the night before I took the anti-nausea meds that Dr. E gave me. So, I'm not sure if that is just a coincidence or if maybe that is holding off the nausea during the night and allowing my body to recover, thus not being sick the next day. Who knows? Maybe I'm just a really lucky lady and will only have 5 days of sickness during my entire pregnancy. *FINGERS CROSSED*

Friday, July 25, 2008


How is it possible to eat every 1.5 hours? Seriously, someone PLEASE answer that for me.
I have a very weird version of morning sickness these days. Here is how it works, I wake up at 9 am and either have to eat IMMEDIATELY or I puke. So I eat a big bowl of cereal. Then at 10:30 I am starving and again either have to eat QUICKLY or I puke, so I eat a big bowl of fresh fruit. 11:30: You guessed it, eat or puke time again, I make a mad dash for the kitchen, and manage to get my hands on a container of yogurt. That holds me over long enough to get to Chick-fil-a (the only thing that sounded good) where I got some chicken nuggets and more fruit. 2:00: MUST.EAT.SOMETHING so I find a bag of pretzels. Those hold me over for oh, about an hour. Then at 3pm, I had to eat again, this time I found graham crackers with peanut butter and glass of milk. I can't keep doing this. I just don't know what to do. Its like food is the only thing that keeps the morning sickness away. I know its for a good cause (ahem, the babies) but wow, its just so hard. Its especially hard since none of the food tastes good to me right now. *gag* ugh, I have go, I need to plan my NEXT meal!

Thursday, July 24, 2008


Yep you read that right!!

T W I N S !!!

I got to see both babies heartbeats. Baby A measured right on track with a heartbeat of 122, and Baby B measured 3 days behind with a heartbeat of 110. The Dr was NOT concerned with Baby B being smaller because he/she still fell with in the healthy size/heartbeat range.

It was so amazing to see their little hearts beating, I was a sobbing mess laying on that ultra sound table.
They gave me two REALLY cute u/s pictures. HERE THEY ARE!!!

Oh on a side note: I puked this morning, let the morning sickness begin!!!

Friday, July 18, 2008

A Lazy Friday Night.

Well being lazy has become all too familiar over the last few days. However I have to say, today, I was productive. I actually cleaned my house! Well, part of it, I cleaned the kitchen which DESPERATELY needed it. Over the course of weekend I am planning on cleaning the rest of the house. Don't worry about it though, I'm NOT over doing it.

I went out and rented a couple of movies to give me something to do tonight. I rented "Definitely, Maybe" and "We are Marshall". I'm pretty sure I'm going to cry all the way through both of them though. My hormones seem to have caught up to me today. If you were a fly on the wall, you would have seen my crying while watching Last Comic Standing today. I was just so sad for the people who got kicked off the show, HAHAHAHA! Oh, pregnancy! I LOVE IT!!!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Mommy's Little Grain of Rice :)

Today while reading one of my pregnancy books, I found out that right now the baby is the size of a grain of rice. So, of course, I then had to run to the kitchen and break out a bag of Uncle Ben's to see how big (or small) that really is. Oh and just so you all don't have to do the same....ITS TINY! HAHA.

Things are going well here at home. I'm still really bored most of the time, but I'm trying to take it easy. I need to be cleaning my house but I'm still not allowed to be pushing the vacuum yet. My Dr doesn't want me doing anything until my ultrasound on the 24th (T-minus 8 days). Once we hear a heartbeat, I will be released from 'special care' and will finally be just like any old pregnant women.

My pants are starting to get snug. Trust me its not because of the baby, I mean after all its only the size of a grain of rice. Its because I'm bloated! Seriously, I have lost 2 lbs (no clue how that happened) yet my pants are even tighter. Tight pants wouldn't normally bother me all that much, but when you sit down and they cut into your stomach, its hard not to worry now that you know something is growing in there. I think I am going to start using Sierra's rubber band trick. You know where you loop the rubber band around your button then through slit and back around the button. It just gives you a extra inch or so of wiggle room. Can't beat that!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Sesame seeds anyone??!!

As of today, I am 4w6d pregnant, and my symptoms have finally started. My boobs are getting bigger and started to hurt yesterday. It's so weird what a difference a day can make. I have also gone from STARVING all the time to hungry but nothing sounds or tastes good. It's so hard to force food down right now. Some of my favorite foods taste HORRIBLE to me all the sudden. If my stomach didn't start painfully growling, I don't think I would eat at all. I'm still pretty tired all the time, recently I have had insomnia so I don't go to bed until 2am. However, I still wake up super early at like 7 am. So I'm not getting much sleep which I am SURE doesn't help with the exhaustion during the day. I'm not nauseated....YET! Everyone keeps telling me it will happen about 6 weeks, I've got my fingers crossed it doesn't ever hit me. Neither my Mom nor my sister ever got morning sickness so I'm hoping that is skips me as well. According to a book my friend Leslie gave me, our baby is the size of a sesame seed today, maybe that explains why I'm starting to feel like this :)

Ohhhh! I need to go, I just thought of something that sounds good...Zaxby's!!! I have to get there quickly before my body decided it's nasty!