Wednesday, February 23, 2011

17w4d

Well I had nothing to report for days, so apparently it was too quiet for what we usually experience! Found out today Patrick has to leave again for a little while so I called and changed my Perinatologist appointment-March 10 (2 weeks from tomorrow!!) is the big day-so update your countdown, folks! I sure did!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

17w

Chugging along, as usual! Nothing new really going on... I feel the active baby a TON and can't wait to see how his or her personality plays out. I love it. I've started feeling a lot of Braxton Hicks in the past couple of days-that are persisting through the day, even after I rest and make sure I'm really hydrated. I'm sure it's nothing to worry about but I'm still letting Naval know on Monday. Hopefully tomorrow they'll be nonexistent!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

16w4d

Got sick this morning. Fortunately, first time in 10 weeks (though believe me sometimes the relief of throwing up would've been nice with the unbelievable nausea I had) ...so it was really out of nowhere. The little man I'm babysitting this week had just gotten here, and we had cozied on the couch, and I could just feel it looming... and then after a couple of minutes of trying to ignore it I knew if I didn't move there would be a big problem. Fortunately I barely made it to the bathroom and got the door shut (the closest bathroom is right across from Maya's room) and managed to not wake her or freak out little man at all (the one time Maya saw me get sick-when I had the flu while Patrick was deployed in 2009-she FREAKED out). I felt a lot better after, we took a little snoozer on the couch, and I woke up feeling horrible and wondering if it was a bug or hormones-once I got some water and food in me it was ok. I should have known something was up when I was extra gaggy taking my vitamins and brushing my teeth this morning!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

16w3d

Kicks! Woohoo! Just from the baby that's on my left-which is the active one-I've thought for the past couple of days that I've been feeling things but wasn't sure. Today it was pretty unmistakable-it was a pretty constant tapping for a little while! It's fun knowing that I'll be able to tell their personalities before long, and have fun with them like I had with Maya (with our oh you want to push here? I'll push back! games).

I'm starting to get nervous about Maya and the babies. She loves them and knows they are coming and is so sweet when she talks to them (which sounds like a phone conversation), and gets so excited when she gets to see them on the ultrasound machine-but I'm watching a sweet little one year old this week and she's been, to put it nicely, a terror. I'm hoping it's just the sudden change to someone unfamiliar coming in and playing with her toys and taking my time that's doing it and that this isn't foreshadowing problems. She's not like this with her best buddy Brayden (though his mama is always with him) so I'm not really sure... I'm hoping the fact that she'll be a little older, they'll start out not being able to take her toys and favorite things, and the knowledge that they are her babies will make a difference. I looked up Big Sibling classes, but they don't offer them at our hospital, so I'm going to check with my specialist when I go to Savannah and also with the classes they offer on base. Maya has a tendency of being excited about the idea of things... like pizza. She's excited she's going to have pizza, and then just doesn't eat it. Goofy kid.

Friday, February 11, 2011

15w6d

Ok, I am going to seem like a whacko here... but tonight I was sitting here on the computer and felt something poke my stomach so hard that I thought somehow the computer poked my belly... and it surprised me so much that I made a strange noise! Not sure if it was a baby doing it or what (it was right around where the left side baby is...) so I am going to say stay tuned for this one... I'm going to lay down and encourage them to move, so maybe we'll see? I would just think this is INSANELY early to feel kicks or pokes, but it IS my second pregnancy, and there ARE two in there... I'm baffled.

I can't believe that when I wake up in the morning I'll be four months pregnant (looking 5+, haha). It's starting to REALLY fly by now that I'm not miserably ill and tired and the scary part is over!

//also: I just took Tums and it made my heartburn worse. Go figure.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

15w5d

Evie knows I'm pregnant!

At least, that's what we assume. Just a few minutes ago I was sitting on the couch and she hopped up next to me. Unheard of-she isn't allowed on the couch and KNOWS that and doesn't even try to disobey. At first I was a little shocked, and then I started to wonder...

I got down on the floor and she came and put her head on my chest. I pushed it to my belly, and she moved it back to my chest... that repeated a couple of times before I had Patrick carefully haul me up from the floor... but she's now acting like she did when I was pregnant with Maya! She would never put her head on my belly, and when I came and greeted her when we got home from the hospital she dive bombed my middle. Fascinating how intuitive they are!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

15w4d

After I wrote the post from last night, things turned a little rotten. After relaxing for awhile, and then getting back up, I could hardly move. It was bad. I was so glad to go to bed... and prayed to not have to go to the bathroom a lot because I didn't know if I'd be able to get back in bed-ha! I was sure I could just sleep it away... and thankfully I did, this morning I woke up just peachy!

Had my first (of probably MANY) manicure and pedicure today since being pregnant... oh boy I almost fell asleep during, it was heaven! I bet that's the only way my nails will be painted the rest of the time-I have a feeling it's only a matter of time before I can't get around to my feet anymore!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

15w3d

Oy do I ever feel pregnant today!

This morning I woke up early because fortunately I had a pretty good night's sleep last night! I didn't nap or rest this afternoon because I was busy sewing-the sewing was mistake number one of the day. I sat on the floor, and my sciatic nerve did NOT like that... when I got up a while later I was hurting. We had to do a Commissary/Walmart trip today too, so after all of that shopping on an already sore back, I was hobbling pathetically! I'm definitely feeling the weight of double everything in there-even though the babies and their little homes hardly weigh anything yet-it's just really really heavy on my pelvic bone is the only way I can describe it. So between the waking up early and our shopping fun, I'm wiped, hoping for a backrub, and counting down the minutes till bedtime! I should sleep amazing tonight!

Monday, February 7, 2011

15w2d

We saw the babies today! We didn't get any pictures, it was really a fast visit... just long enough to answer a few questions, check my weight and blood pressure, and check the babies' heartbeats-kind of bummed but I'm glad I got to see them anyway!

The baby we saw first is the one I felt flutter first and that I can feel right to the right and below my belly button. He or she was moving all around and looked like it was almost waving (that's what I told Maya anyway). The other one, the one to the left of my belly button, was moving but not as much (and go figure since that is the baby I can feel most often). The top of my uterus is at my belly button-I can always find it super easy first thing in the morning-it's crazy that they've stretched it out to there already.

This was the first external ultrasound I've had too so it was fuzzier and harder to tell anything-well and they are so much bigger too-but at one point I wasn't sure if I was looking at two heads or a head and a body! They looked like they were in the same sac, even though I know they aren't, they are just so smooshed together. She noted the two sacs even, and if the babies think they are close now they have another thing coming! Before the doctor started scanning I told her where I had been feeling flutters and was curious as to if it was baby or bubbles, she said that they still had room to move around a bit in there but it was nice to know that yes indeed that is exactly where she found them. All in all, it was nice to see them both there and thriving!

Maya was thrilled she got to see them. When we got home she told me about how she had fun seeing the babies. I love how interested she is in all of this. I can't wait until she can help pick things out for them!

I also had four more viles of blood drawn today-to test for the sickle cell trait (Patrick's a carrier, no joke, didn't find this out till after Maya though), and for the quad and CF screens. Even if the quad screen and CF screen came out as an elevated risk we'd just take that information and go with it for the doctors, to be better prepared at birth-I told the doctor there was NO way I'd get an amniocentesis. Nothing changes how we feel about these babies anyway.

I've had a few ailments start recently... my sciatic nerve as I mentioned before, but that's not completely horrible yet, thankfully! I've had the shakes a few times over the past couple of weeks, out of nowhere-but since it's just that and not accompanied with sweating or fever the doctor just thinks its hormones (kind of like when you get the shakes after delivery because of the hormones-I definitely experienced that with Maya). Also I've had the strangest problem for a couple of months now-I ITCH like mad! Mostly my legs, back, and head-I worry that people might think I have lice or something! It can be a pregnancy thing, she gave me a low dose of Benadryl to try and ward it off at least at bedtime because its so bad it wakes me up-and then my legs are torn up in the morning from the insane itching. It's so weird.

The nausea is still pretty bad at night, usually I just pray for sleep quickly, haha, so I can sleep through it. I only take Zofran in the late afternoon so I can attempt to eat dinner, but the rest of the evening I just kind of deal with it. It won't last forever!

Naptime now-it's a rainy day, I got up too early, and these kiddos are wearing me out :)

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

14w4d

150 days until I am 36 weeks! Wow! Intuition already says I don't think I'll make it that long. From the start I said that Maya would be two weeks early, and sure enough she was. I think they'll be 35-weekers, but of course I'd be thrilled for them to go later.

Heartburn tonight like woah... all I had for dinner was an egg and toast so, thanks bland food!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

14w3d

I'm pretty sure that as of yesterday we have movement!

A couple of times yesterday I thought, a little to the right and below my belly button, that I felt something. I've been having muscle twitches since I was pregnant with Maya-"phantom kicks" as I've called them-moreso since I've been pregnant and everything has been moving and stretching again. So I felt it twice in the same spot, once a couple of taps and another time what felt like, I don't know, I can imagine one of the babies flipping over really fast-and then today I was lying down and over toward my left side I felt the same flipping sensation. I felt Maya during week 13 so this is probably it-exciting! I'm going to ask the doctor next week if she can tell where they are (hmmmm wondering if she will scan me while we're there, just a quick one in the room? I hope so!) and if they are in the spots I think they are.

Having a little more trouble with nausea today-I felt really horrible around lunchtime and then tonight for dinner I wanted nothing-I ended up eating four pizza-y crescent rolls (which were sadly undercooked) and so I REALLY need to eat something now. I bought a salad during Wal-Mart errands but by the time I got home it didn't sound appetizing. The only thing that sounds delicious is a taco and there's NO way I'm making Patrick venture out to get one this late!