Friday, October 30, 2009

Not a whole lot to say at the moment, other than my favorite holiday is tomorrow! I love Halloween, I live for it every year :) We are going up to Seattle for the weekend to relax and watch scary movies. Every year my sis-in-law goes a little more out for the scary holiday with her house. We have a fog machine that we are bringing up and I am sure they have lots of scary things to put up. I am also going to look for a pack-n-play while I am up there to keep at their house so we won't have to lug one every time we go. I kinda also want to get another stroller to keep there too...

The babies were pretty active last night :) Still no telltale jabs, but more like somersaults in my belly. I can especially feel them when I am lying on my side and my belly is pressed against my mattress.

I am anly working 6 1/2 hours today (yay!) and next week starts my strict 6 hours a day schedule. I hope it gives some relief!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Back to the Dr I go

I had some mild contractions on Monday and Tuesday. When I got my first one, I had no idea what it was. I was in the Ap.ple store and felt this spasm all across the front of my abdomen. "Stange..." I thought and I continued to deal with the guy who was fixing my phone *side note - he said I was screwed and should order a new phone for $200. I went home and fixed it so who's the bitch now?!*

Anyway, it happened a few more times during the course of 5 or so hours, so I called my Dr. It was around 10:30pm, so I felt bad, but he put me at ease and told me to always call if anything should be concerning. He said it indeed sounded like contractions and I needed to take it easy, drink lots of water, and see if they go away. I did and they did. YAY!

I should mention that I had just finished up work and stopped by Ap.ple before heading home. So I was on my feet all day.

So yesterday I go to work at 9am as usual. around 12:30 I had another contraction. Dammit. I called my Dr office and made an appt for today. I had 4 or 5 more by 6pm and when I got home I didn't have any more. Yay again... But I suspected the whole thing was work related.

Dr visit today. He is sure it has to do with work. He cut me down to 6 hours a day to start to see if it helps. My boss has been really great about attending to the needs of my whole deal and had already suggested going down to 20 hrs a week and doing short term disability for the remaining 20 hours. I don't know if that's possible, but I will certainly try it if I can....

Oh, and I got to hear the kiddos :) one at 150 and one at 160. GLEE!!

And my blood pressure rose a teeny bit. Boo. But I have always been on the low side of normal so it's not a huge deal...

That's it! There's my update for ya! Next appt is 11.11 Wednesday when we find out the genders!!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Someone told me today that the first trimester tends to drag, the second flies by, and the third feels like forever. It's so strange, because I had been thinking "wow, I feel like I should be further along by now". But then I realize I am nearly 15 weeks along, not far from the halfway point, almost at my halfway point (if I go to 36 weeks instead of 40) and I am further along than I think I am. People have no problem asking when i am due for fear that I am plump and not pregnant. so far I have had no belly rubs (yay!) with the exception of my friend Dana, who I suspect secretly rubs my belly for good luck :). I worked today and being on my feet was seriously exhausting. My uterus began feeling heavy midway through the day. If this is going to be an every day occurence there's no way I will make it through Christmas at work...

Ok, now for my changes -

I feel the babies flutter around more than before, but I can only feel them when I am chilling on the couch or just waking up. I love the feeling, but it almost feels like twitches. I can't wait to feel a real live JAB! Better yet, I can't wait to feel it outside my tummy so that Josh can feel it too. And my dog Molly, since she likes to snuggle against my belly...

Speaking of dogs, they will absolutely not leave my side. They cuddle super close to me when I am home and even when I go to use the bathroom they follow me. Too funny...

I have had a weird symptom since last week. I can feel my heart beating. It's not fast, just pounding. Dr says this is completely normal and to drink more water (more?!), which sometimes helps. Basically when I am lying down, quiet, usually trying to zero in on babies movement, I feel this THUMP! THUMP! THUMP!....

My cravings of late? Noodles and cereal.. not together. I eat more corn flakes than ever and crave noodles. Any kind, I don't care. Bring on the spaghetti. Bring on the chow mein. Bring on the Top Ramen or Cup o' Soup. I don't care. I just want noodles...

Oh, one more thing, I got blood results back from my NT visit (which by the way, was under the wire as far as timing goes), and being 35 my normal risk would be 1/250 chance. My risk? 1/1500. So apparently Josh and I have pretty good genes and my eggs are nice and young. Which I am not 100% surprised since for most of my "fertile" life I didn't ovulate.

on that note, I leave you with a picture of Molly and Lucy. Spooning. I took a nap and woke up to this...

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

14 week belly shot

Thought I'd share...
Lately I have STILL had headaches. It's the worst part of this, waking up every day to my head pounding. I know that today it has to do with catching a mild cold. Otherwise I am feeling good, still tired, but doing well.
I made a major decision. I have my next dr appt on Nov 11 (17 weeks). I am having such a tough time with work being on my feet all day, the stress of it, and just really feeling sick. I have had some pressure in my belly which the nurse attributes to my uterus growing, but it is so uncomfortable when I have to stand all day. If I am still feeling that way appt time, I am going to tell him about it, if he has a good suggestion I will follow it. But I will most likely quit my job anyway. If I put in my 2 week notice the next day I will be done by Thanksgiving. Which means this would be the first holiday season in my adult life I can actually celebrate. I wouldn't have to miss Thanksgiving dinner with family and friends because I have to work the next day. I can relax at my sis-in-law's at Christmas and not have to worry about driving up late Christmas eve or leaving at midnight Christmas night.
It's scary, though. Not having that extra income AND having 2 new mouths to feed, but I know we will get through it all :)

Friday, October 16, 2009

Peri visit

I had a visit with my Perinatal clinic today to do a NT screening. So far the bambinos look perfect (whew!) and I am waiting for blood results, which will be ready next friday. They were gonna prick my finger but I would have to wait another week so I told her to just do a draw. I swear she used the biggest needle she could find! I saw her pull it out of it's casing and KNEW it would hurt like a bitch. And it did. Now I have a huge bruise on my arm and even a bump.

Next appt is Nov 11th, hopefully it will include a gender determination if the babies are cooperating :) They also got their first gift from mommy and daddy - socks with skulls all over them ;) They are bigger than newborn, so they won't wear them for a while. I may put some drops of puffy fabric paint on the bottoms do they are skid-proof :)

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Welcome to the 2nd trimester!

So here they are. My children. They are perfect and healthy :) Josh was finally with me for the u/s this morning and the look on his face was priceless! The babies were kicking and moving around so much, it was incredible to see them so animated! And their little profiles no longer look like tadpoles or gummy bears or blobs. They look like real live babies now!

Today marks day one of my second trimester :) Ahhh, I am so happy to be at this point!

The sonographer attempted to check genders. She said that she's about 70% sure it's a boy and a girl. We will find out for sure November 11th! But my bet is she's right, I have kind of always known :)

I also found out something interesting today. My mom told me that my great grandma was a twin, but the sibling died very early. So I guess twins DO run in the family! Now I can actually tell people that instead of saying no and them asking personal questions about "getting help". Which yes, I was asked. And I just said "nope". I don't want to get into my fertility issues with some stranger at my store....

My dr says I can start maternity leave as early as 26 weeks if I want, but he may even pull me out of work sooner. He says that because I'm on my feet all day it may not be the best thing to work a lot...

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

.•°*”˜˜”*°•.Tiny bubbles.•°*”˜˜”*°•.

This morning, while trying to mentally zone out my headache (didn't work, dr called and tylenol is ok to take), I felt something. Like little bubbles. Absolutely not my stomach yelling that it was hungry. Not gas. Bubbles.... it lasted for about 5 minutes. It was too cool for words....

I wasn't sure if it was too early to feel any kind of movement, so I went online and sure enough 12 weeks as about the time you can start feeling movement. With twins it's usually early.

What's also amazing is feeling the top of my uterus, right underneath my navel. There's also a strong whooshing pulse, faster than mine, and I know that's part of the process of keeping blood flow to the babies.

This is too exciting :)

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Belly Shot...

Not the greatest shot, sorry for cutting off my head, but from the neck up I look like shit. really. Also, forgive the spots on the mirror. or lint. or whatever that is....

This one is Molly snuggling with my bump on the couch... She has no idea what she's in for....


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