Tuesday, April 29, 2014

16 Weeks

I just entered my 16th week and everything is still going smoothly. I feel so lucky to have had very little "symptoms" and no problems at all. I know it's not always so easy!

I had another checkup yesterday and things are well. I had my first cervical check and they said they were looking for a 3 or above and mine was 3.7 and looks nice and strong. The girls are measuring 1 and 3 days ahead. They have skeletons now! It was so weird to see on the screen, they look like little dragons!

Only 3 weeks until I head to Utah for a small family baby shower and get-together. I am very excited to see my family!

The nursery is coming along, it's almost emptied of all our stuff, next up is cleaning the carpets and then we can move the furniture in!!! This is very exciting for me :)

How far along? 16 weeks 2 days
Maternity clothes? Yep!  I bought a bunch more shirts at Target over the weekend. Now I just need more bottoms. I wish other clothes were as comfy as stretchy pants! 
Stretch marks? The ones I already had are getting longer, so, yes. :/
Sleep: It's been mediocre, my upper legs and hips have been hurting so I am constantly flipping sides in the night which makes it hard to get decent sleep. My doctor said it's just my body preparing me for the lots of restless nights to come!
Best moment this week: Going to the doc and seeing that everything is going okay! I start to get paranoid after 2 weeks of not knowing what's going on so the last week I was constantly concerned something was wrong. There was...my crazy paranoia! Everything is fine with the babies and with me! Now all my appointments are 2 weeks apart so I think I will be okay from here on out...I make no promises though!
Miss Anything? Sleeping soundly, but that's about it.
Movement: Yes! I am SURE I felt them move twice. Once at night and once the next morning. It was a completely different feeling than anything before. It felt like a giant flop, like a fish inside of me! Just one little flop each time. Nothing since then though. 
Food cravings: I wouldn't say I'm really craving anything but eating has become much easier for the most part.  
Gender:  Baby girls x 2!!  
Labor Signs: Nope.
Symptoms: Headaches, round ligament pain, hard to sleep, it's starting to get hard to bend over or be in certain positions. Still have some food aversions but it's getting better and better. If I let myself get too hungry I feel nauseous. I have been having interesting things happening when I pee. It doesn't hurt or anything but I will have a stretch of a few days where it feel like I have to pee badly but only a little comes out at a time, and then it will randomly go away! I have been eating a lot of yogurt and cranberry juice to fend off any possible infections.
Belly Button in or out? In
Wedding rings on or off? Off :( I feel naked.

Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy and excited...mostly!! Sometimes I get nervous and wonder how we're going to pull this off!
Looking forward to: Decorating their room, feeling them move more often, getting a bigger belly.

And here are some pictures from this week!

Belly time.

Check out that skeleton!
If she fits, she sits!

He loves to lay like this and watch the neighborhood.

Hubby gets crazy eyes when he paints. Hahaha!

I go back to the doctor on the 12th for my anatomy scan! Exciting things are happening ;)

- Sausha

Friday, April 18, 2014

New Doc!

We finally found our new doctor! This place was a MUCH better experience than the last place we went. I feel so much less stressed out now that we have a doctor whom I am comfortable with. I didn't even realize I was stressed about it! The place was SO clean and they had cups with lids and a little cubby to leave it in the bathroom so I didn't have to traipse around with a cup of pee! And the nurses were incredibly nice. One had never seen twins so she asked if she could stay for the ultrasound so she could see them, haha! She was totally adorable!

The girls are still doing great, the are growing and truly look like babies now with long legs and their bodies are starting to catch up to their giant heads now! I love seeing them wiggle around on the ultrasounds :D  It seems like I can only manage to get one good shot of one baby each time we go. They never hold still for a double shot and I can almost never get a clear shot of both of them separately  either! Here they are:

This sweet little girl gave us a good profile shot!
This crazy lady is front and center facing us! Look at her long legs!

My belly has finally popped. My hubby and my mom say it's been noticeable for a while but I still think I just look fat. Hahaha! But non of my regular clothes fit any longer, except for some stretch dresses or overly large shirts.

As you can see I was already packing some junk in the trunk but
there's a definite rounding of my belly! Oh, and that's Rue saying
hello to the world wide web. :)

I have also started going into the office twice a week now. It's always nice to get out of the house for a few hours but I do like working from home, it's just much easier to eat and rest when needed. When I'm at work I tend to forget I'm pregnant and walk too fast and yesterday I noticed I almost hit my belly a few times on things while walking around (I guess it really is growing!)

How far along? 14w5d

Maternity clothes? Yep! I suppose I don't HAVE to be but they are the most comfortable!!

Stretch marks? No new ones.

Sleep? Horrible! This week has been just awful for sleep, I wake up several times and cannot fall back to sleep to save my life. So I'm usually up for some time in the night and then sleep from early morning until about 10am. 

Best moments of the week? We picked their first names and are still deciding on their middle names! Oh and I found this App called Blinkbuggy (not currently available on Android I hear). It's a cool, free app that let's you kind of journal about your pregnancy and whenever you decide you can print it all out in a book (for a fee). I think it's brilliant! check it out. Finding playlists on Spotify for the "top 100 of ..." for all kinds of decades. Haha, I love it. 

Miss anything? Being able to eat anything. Not like I don't like the restrictions during pregnancy but I still have a hard time eating food willingly. Sleeping well! I miss seeing my little girls. Only 10 days until my next appointment!

Movement? I want to say yes. I have some little jiggles going on and it's so hard for me to describe what it feels like. It's just a different feeling and it's infrequent and barely noticeable. So I might be crazy. But I can't wait until I KNOW they are moving!

Food cravings? No. I hate food. 

Genders? Two sweet little girls!! 

Labor signs? No way!

Symptoms? Lack of appetite, or starving, feeling like I need tons and tons of water, headaches, stiff neck, nausea, occasional vomiting, difficulty sleeping, round ligament pain, mood swings, peeing a lot still, boob changes, belly popping out, fatigue, shortness of breath when doing simple tasks, my sense of smell is intense. I think that's all! Lol

Belly button: in or out? Way in.

Wedding rings: on or off? They still fit but are pretty snug so I don't wear them very often. 

Happy or moody most of the time? I would say happy most of the time.

Looking forward to? My family baby shower in Utah! We are going that over Memorial weekend! And looking forward to my shower here in LA in July! I'm also super excited to have the nursery done though it's taking FOREVER! We have our "big" ultrasound in May and I'm pretty excited about that too. It's 1.5 hours just for the ultrasound! I hope everything goes perfectly :)

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Long Time No Talk!

Wow, I didn't realize how much I have been sucking at updating recently.

Well, I have been trying to find a new OB since graduating from the Fertility Clinic. I can't believe I didn't start this so much earlier, I like to have things planned out, it's just unlike me to have something as massive as finding an OB left to the last minute. Silly me.

I scheduled at appointment with one doctor and saw him on Monday. I HATED him. I don't say that lightly. They place was more like a free clinic than an Obstetrician's office. It was dirty, they had me pee in a dixie cup. No lid, no place to set it once done, nothing. I had to walk through the office carrying my uncovered cup of pee so they could do a pregnancy test...um hello...I have my records and told you I'm at the very end of my first trimester with twins. Dumb. Asses. They also didn't take my blood or run any tests on me, the doctor just asked me questions about my family and the age old "Who has twins in your family???" even though we told him THREE TIMES that we did IVF.

He only had one room with an ultrasound machine that was probably as old as I am. And it was at least 4 feet away from me, so I couldn't see anything very clearly. They only reason I know the girls are still alive is because for the 15 seconds he did the ultrasound, I saw them both move. He didn't check their heartbeats or measure them. The one thing he did say was that "this one's more active." We didn't even get a picture printed out. OMG, I wanted to punch him. I was so hoping for a good experience, I just want a doctor already. Waaaaaaah!!!

So, obviously I won't be seeing him again. I have an appointment with another guy next week. He sounds pretty promising so I'm keeping my fingers crossed!

On the other hand, we have already started in the nursery! We are cleaning it out and are going to replace the carpet with hardwood floors so that'll take a few weeks. We have 2 cribs! We bought one on Craigslist for $80 and got the other and a dresser free from a friend! Score. My hubby is busy painting them on the weekends and they should be ready in 2 weeks. Though I doubt the floors will ready in the room so I won't get to start decorating for another month probably.

Of course, anytime we go shopping I have to buy something for the babies. I got these seriously ADORABLE onesies at Target last weekend.

Come ON! Are these not the cutest things you've ever seen?? I die just thinking about seeing my girls in these!

I have had a few dreams about them recently. The first one was really bizarre and surreal, the second one was more realistic. I am growing more and more attached to them and I can't wait until I can feel them dancing around!

How far along? 12 weeks 4 days
Maternity clothes? Not totally.  I've bought a few shirts and a dress. Mostly I just wear stretch pants and a t-shirt since I am still working from home.
Stretch marks? Nope
Sleep: This changes a lot. Recently I've been sleeping pretty good, with the exception of having to get up to pee a minimum of 3 times a night. Since I've been working at home I can sleep until I'm fully rested, which is usually 9:30-10am. I'm spoiled, I know.  
Best moment this week: See the girls on the ultrasound, as crappy as it was, I LOVE seeing them :D
Miss Anything? Doctor Kumar! haha. I really miss not being picky about food. It's getting really old by now! 
Movement: Nothing yet, though sometimes I can trick myself into thinking I felt something.
Food cravings: Haha! I wish!!! I mean, I guess occasionally I will have a random craving. Dairy seems to make me feel the best in the morning. I hate meat. Loathe is probably a better word for it, but I think that's starting to wane now. Oh, and I love eating lemons! 
Gender:  Baby girls x 2!!  Still a shocker to the both of us.  I can't wait for frills and bows! 
Labor Signs: Nope.
Symptoms: Headaches, dizziness, and random bouts of nausea here and there.  Most of the time if I talk about food, I feel like I'm going to hurl. I've had cramping off and on the whole pregnancy, but particularly the last week. Which is partially why I'm dying to see this new doc! I want to make sure everything is looking okay! I get tired if I walk around a lot. I can go from happy to bitch in half a second with no warning.     
Belly Button in or out? In
Wedding rings on or off? On

Happy or Moody most of the time: I'd say happy most of the time though my husband might disagree! I have been buying things everywhere we go. I'm so happy it's 2 girls, they're closets will be full before they even arrive!
Looking forward to: Decorating their room, buying clothes and fun things for them. And of course, I'm excited to meet them but I can wait until they're ready!

- Sausha