Well, I am just starting to feel pretty consistently HUMAN! These babies have sure thrown my life for a loop of recent. I started being sick at 6 1/2 weeks and today at 15 weeks...I am just now to the point that I respond that I am good without thinking....Will I regret that in an hour when this person sees me and I would prefer to crawl in a hole and NOT get up?
So I would say...maybe my few days of good with this pregnancy are in full swing. Which is much appreciated and I might just try to enjoy a few football games this fall and some nice cool weather for a little while....before we enter the third trimester which is likely to be at least a little trying at some point along the way.
Yesterday Laila and I saw this........
She was overall very excited to go to see the babies with me....but it is QUITE different to look at an US of two babies verses just one! hard to focus and concentrate on any one thing....cause you are trying to take it all in.
JeeJee(my sis in law) met us since she was just getting off work and took a peek at the babies too since Justin was working and didn't get to go to this US.
The US chick, Angela....is super sweet and always excited to see the babies. She asked if it would be ok if she looked to see 'what they were'? And I assured her that it would be ok with us. That we wanted Dr B to know. She explained that she would be able to follow them easier maybe if she knew what they were....aka if there is one of each. She was pretty sure before asking what the bottom baby was....which is baby A. And needed better look to be sure and still was only almost sure what Baby B(top baby) was.
15 weeks today.
- weight gain- 14 pounds(which is 1 pound under recommended weight gain for twins given my prepreg weight. Just central to belly though for now.
- Appetite....What appetite? I eat often because I need to. Because I need a crap load of protein daily and water and generally calories, but I get very full FAST....It doesn't seem fair that I am finally eating for THREE people and I DON'T care about food. I used to go to bed saying...I am HUNGRY!!!! and not be able to eat and now I can eat and I CAN'T...I say to this....GOD...seriously!!???
- Exercise- 2 weeks ago I ran my last run until after babies....I finally found a pregnancy book "When you are expecting Twins, Triplets, and Quads- Proven Guidelines for a Healthy Multiple Pregnancy"- that is when I realized...I wasn't in the ballpark of calories or nutrients I needed and i thought I was doing so great. Plus i realized that I couldn't afford to burn 300+ calories daily with exercise....plus I had some pelvic pain - NOT associated with running- but I just decided....it's twins...I am bowing out. So my last run was at 13 weeks and I ran 3 miles at 12 min pace and I felt GREAT! figured I best quit while ahead! I have considered resuming some stationary bike BUT I have read that using the large muscles of the body to sweating point isn't good because those muscles pull demand from blood circulation that really can't be afforded with twins.....so i am just stuck to light arm weights to keep the jiggle away.
- SEX....of the babies....NOPE still not finding out.
There you have it....I am growing, babies are growing and both should be the size of an apple and I am feeling better. Sure hope it continues this way.
I see the perinatologist(a specialist for high risk moms who are pregnant) In Jackson on Sept 27th. Justin will go on that visit with me. I think that we will be having a detailed US due to the fact that Laila was IUGR(means she was only 5-13 which is small and I was 38 weeks- basically she was much smaller than other babies are at that gestation- and we never figured out why) AND I had preterm labor for 4months, and NOW it is TWINS. Dr B wants me to see him and get his thoughts on anything else that we can do to get them here at term or as closely as possible and healthy! then I see him two days later for my 'formal' US at their office.
That is what is going on at our house. Plus all the baby gear is out and I am going through all of my stuff from Laila and deciphering what I am going to need for the new kids on the block!
take care and i hope are all doing well!