Friday, May 25, 2012


My second Tri screening blood work came back today.  All looks normal and perfect.

I'm at the point between u/s where I start to worry a little.  These kids and their anterior placentas...I just don't get to feel the kick and move.  Which is crazy when you think how much baby is in there right now.

I certainly look pregnant.  I certainly feel pregnant (i.e. EXHAUSTED).  And I'm starting to put my pregnant foot down a lot.  "I have to eat NOW".  "I'm done.  I can't do anything else.  I'll be on the couch".

I had to go to a Babies R Us to find Bea some teething toys.  (All four molars at once).  I walked past the swings and bouncers and thought for a fleeting second "I'm gonna need these soon".  And then I hurried the f out of there.   I don't know if this is second child syndrome (or second and third child in my case), but I just don't even want to think about it.

I guess I need to start, huh?

Friday, May 18, 2012


Another OB appointment today.   Two weeks since my last one so you know I was terrified something was wrong.  Two weeks is about as long as I can stand not seeing the twinks.

My new worries...  I have been incredibly tired lately.  I'd go shopping with a friend and within fifteen minutes I need to find a bench to sit down.  At roughly 3pm I become so tired I have to lie down and nap.  In fact I nap about two hours a day.  And still get plenty of sleep at night.  (I know....I am EXTREMELY lucky to have many mom's of toddlers get to take naps?!).

The OB said this is totally normal with a twin pregnancy.  That I'm not being lazy.  I'm being a mother to two new babies.   She said I need to listen to my body and not push things.  She also said between 24 and 34 weeks is a critical time in twin pregnancies.   We don't want the babies to come too early so I need to really take it easy then.

My next worry... new pains.  I had Round Ligament Pains with Bea.  You know...the sharp knife stabs that happen when you sneeze or move to quickly.  I'm used to that.  The last week or so I have felt new pains.  Constant pains.  Pains when I'm just sitting down.  A fullness.  A tiredness.  An achey - ness.  In my head my cervix was shortening and at least one of the babies was in distress.

So I asked for an u/s.   My husband came today because we knew I was going to get an u/s and there was a chance we'd find out sexes.   He wasn't with me when I found out Bea was a Bea.  I have adorable text messages of me telling him, but I wanted him here.

So off to the u/s room.   The tech saw that I was 15w5d and asked if this was just for gender.  No.  i wanted to see my cervix!

As usually I turn away until someone says they see heartbeats.  This time it was my husband saying "They're both moving!"  Phew!  I can look.

I asked if she'd check my cervix.  It's always been over a four.  She said as long as it's over a three we're okay.   It was a 4.71!! Huge!!

So babies alive.  Cervix fine.   Now we can move to gender.

I told her that we're pretty sure Baby A is a boy but Baby B has been coy with us.  Well Baby B wasn't coy today.  We got a great potty shot and Baby B must stand for Baby BOY!

Then we checked Baby A and it's still a BOY!  So Bea and I are going to be outnumbered!

My husband was over the moon.  So excited for him.  I'm thrilled with boys, I just have to get used to the idea.  I've been a girl mom.  That's what I am.  I need to figure out what it means to have sons.

I keep having images of these two strapping TALL young men hugging me as they graduate from high school.  It's so exciting.

After teh u/s I went to a local baby store and bought adorable little boy hats.   We used them to tell Grandma, Gak and Uncle David the good news.  We then called Abuela and told her.  (I can not keep this a secret for long).

Sometimes I think about how amazing my life is and I can't believe it.  How did I get so lucky?  everything is so damn awesome I want to cry!

New u/s is the big anatomy scan in a little over two weeks.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012


All is well.  Still hanging on.  My energy is coming back (though I get physically tired pretty easy).  I get to enjoy being Bea's mom again.

I'm finally fully off of the progesterone supplements.

We're starting to talk names and lightly think about nursery ideas.

It's a boring update.  But I like that it's boring.

Friday, May 4, 2012


Thankfully the week my bloat dies down and I have a smaller bump than before is the week I have 2 count them 2 doctors' appointments with ultrasounds.

First my RE.  She did a quick little u/s where we got this cute picture of the twinks in the shape of a heart.

Then it was off to the OB's office for the first time this pregnancy.  I love love love my OB.  She's got Bea out quickly and with no tear.   I love my OB's office.  They are so great at doing whatever you need to feel comfortable.  I was thrilled when I went there and everyone remembered me.  There was a lot of "weren't you just here?"  and I kind of was. (Well 17 months ago).  

First we got another u/s.  I don't look this they say "There are two heartbeats."  Then it's game on.   The kids are huge.  86mm and 82mm each.  So roughly a week ahead.  Then I asked the u/s tech if she'd look at gender.  Instead of blowing me off she was all "of course...let's do it!"  Baby A was showing the goods and if it's not a HE I'll be shocked.  It was all on display.  Baby B was being a bit more demure.  We never got a good shot.  Tech thought Boy I thought I saw 3 lines (girl).  So let's say TBD.  In fact TBD in about two weeks at my next appointment when I'll be 15w5d and the bits and pieces should be even more obvious.

Then I see my OB and all the questions I had were answered just the way I want.  

1. My NT scan blood results were great.  No advanced risks!  
2. My OB does not cut off sex at 20 weeks or 24 weeks with twins.  She basically said she'll let my body tell me when it's done.
3. She said I could MAYBE travel to Paris at 23 weeks.   MAYBE (better than a no)
4. When I asked if there's a chance of a vaginal delivery she said "My favorite thing is twin vaginal deliveries"   The babies need to be roughly the same weight.  And Baby A needs to be head down.  But she was there for Bea's birth.  She had a a FRONT row seat.  She knows my body can handle it.  I'm really hoping I get to try.
5. She didn't even mention my weight gain!  God love her.

It ended with lots of "I'm so happy for you"s and hugs and good warm fuzzies.   And of course a blood draw.   

All is well!