It’s amazing how much can change in 365 days. 1 year ago today I went to Dr. A’s office with my friend Kyrie for what would be our final frozen embryo transfer no matter what the out come was. Continue reading
We are almost there! This is week 38 for us and the end of the pregnancy part of our journey.
38 weeks is right around the corner! Since I posted about this week so early to begin with I thought I’d give an update for the doctor’s appointments. Continue reading
We have made it to the beginning of our 37th week of pregnancy! According to my pregnancy apps the girls are either the size of romaine lettuce, striped skunks, Swiss chard, or a tackle box. This is a major step for us as most twin pregnancies (roughly 60%) are born by 36 weeks. Continue reading
We are close to the end now! We only have 2ish weeks left at this point before our cut off week at 38 weeks, and it is speeding up. Continue reading
This week is a bit bitter sweet for us. We made it to 34 weeks and the twins are doing great. Baby A is back to being breech (darn it!) but they are both healthy and that’s the most important thing for us. Continue reading
We’ve made it to 33+5 weeks! Every additional day at this point is another day the girls get to put on weight so we are grateful for every day they stay put. We are really hoping they stay put at least another 4 weeks if not all the way to our cut off week. Continue reading
We’ve made it to 31 weeks! Technically we’re at 31+5 weeks but I wanted to wait until after our perinatal specialist appointment today. I am currently seeing the OB/Midwife every week and the perinatal specialist every other week for growth checks. Continue reading
We’ve made it to 27 weeks! One more week until the 3rd trimester officially hits. I am now officially working from home because I don’t fit behind the steering wheel of my car anymore. Continue reading
I know it’s been a long time since I’ve posted but to be honest I’ve simply lost track of time. I am officially at 12 weeks so I have 1 more week until I’m officially in the 2nd trimester! According to my pregnancy apps (I’m using 4) the babies are the size of a lime an apricot, a plum, a toy soldier, or a robo dwarf hamster. I’m not entirely sure all those things are the same size, but they all give about the same inch measurement with the comparison.
We have met with our OB once already 2 weeks ago and have another appointment on Tuesday. Because we are having twins the pregnancy is considered high risk so our OB wants to do extra monitoring with us. We will be getting an ultrasound done every 4 weeks starting on Tuesday to track the twins’s growth and make sure they are on track. His biggest concerns right now are preeclampsia, gestational diabetes, and that one twin doesn’t grow as much as the other. He said that some differences in size is normal since they are siblings but he doesn’t really want to see more than 20% difference in size. Preeclampsia and gestational diabetes are both more common in twin moms because they are caused by hormones and having 2 placentas increases that.
So far the first trimester hasn’t been too bad. I do have to watch my blood sugar more which means I have to make sure I eat at certain times or I start feeling really sick. I haven’t had too much morning sickness which is a huge blessing. Mostly just consistent nausea and only a couple of bouts of throwing up. The last couple of days I have had a lot less nausea so that gives me hope that I won’t be sick throughout the entire pregnancy. The sudden lack of nausea also makes me a bit nervous that something may be wrong even though I know it’s not likely and that at this time it’s normal for the nausea to start abating. I haven’t really had any cravings yet, but I’m sure it’s not far away. I have also started wearing maternity pants already because my normal pants don’t fit anymore.