Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Second trimester is here!

Well I found both babies' heartbeats this morning! One was around 130 and the other around 150. I'm so excited I actually found them both! :)

Second trimester is here and I have been feeling much better. I started taking 50 mg of Vitamin B6 twice a day and it seems to be helping. I still have moments of nausea, but nothing like it was. Now if I could just get some energy...lol.

Well the next appointment is January 19th. We're hoping we can find out the sexes of these little ones then!

13 weeks, 5 days

Monday, December 22, 2008

Growing right along...

Well today's OB appt went great. It was just the basics: urine analysis, blood pressure, weight, OB blood panel, etc. Then they surprised me with an u/s! Of course, I wasn't about to turn that down! Babies were doing great and everything looks well! :) Dr. K is going to see us again in 4 weeks, but he said we'll go back to every 2 weeks when we hit the 22 week mark. He gave me a prescription for Phenergan gel, so I hope it will help some with the nausea and not make me too tired.

I also discussed my labor preferences with him. He's willing to let me attempt a natural delivery, as long as baby A is head down. He was reluctant at first because he didn't think I'd want a manual version if baby B was not head down (where he has to reach up there and manually turn the baby) without sedation. But I quickly reminded him that he had to manually extract the placenta during my last delivery and I was not sedated for that. He said it would be about the same. As much fun as that was NOT, I told him it's a risk I'm willing to take. Anyway, I feel so much better after talking to him about it. :)

Well here are this week's pics of the sweet babies!

Niki is out of surgery and is doing OK, as far as I know. Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Babies playing hide-and-seek

After I got home Wednesday, I pulled out my own personal doppler to see if I could find either of the babies' heartbeats. Well lo and behold, I found one! And I've been able to find it a few times since! However, I haven't been able to find the other just yet. (At least I think it's the same baby I've been finding.)

I'm feeling better now and Friday was the best day yet. I hadn't felt that great since we got pregnant! Yesterday and today have been a bit difficult though. I'm hanging in there and hope Dr. K has something magical he can prescribe to help. I have an appointment with him tomorrow afternoon. Hopefully I'll have more to update then!

Also, Niki is having surgery tomorrow (again). Please keep her in all your thoughts and prayers!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Blah and Yay!

I couldn't sleep last night, thanks to this "cold". I woke up and called Dr. K's office. They can't see me until Monday. So I asked them to have the nurse call me. She calls and says I can take Mucinex D, so I did. I start feeling better, so I shower. I got very light headed in the shower though and had to get out. As I'm getting out, I start vomiting violently. It wouldn't stop. Finally, I catch my breath and yell for my mom. (Thank God she was here.) I tell her to get ready to take me to the ER. That was the 3rd time I've thrown up since yesterday. I haven't kept anything I've eaten down. And I've lost 5 pounds since Monday. That can't be good for the twins!

So I go in and find out I have a virus, an upper respiratory infection, and an urinary tract infection. They gave me some fluids and anti-nausea meds via IV. Just before I leave, they decide to check on the babies' heartbeats. They can't find them...neither of them. I'm in a panic at this point, but they had already made me an appointment for an u/s.

I head over to u/s and they call me right back. She put the wand on my tummy and I saw them both move, which caused me to immediately break down in tears. I was so relieved! Anyway, the babies are great. We're 11 weeks, 6 days today and they're both measuring 12 weeks, 3 days with heartrates of 163 and 167. They've grown so much and are actual human babies and not gummy bears anymore! I couldn't believe how much they were moving all around and I think I'm feeling one of them!

I feel a lot better emotionally, but I'm still feeling pretty icky physically. I need to bake goodies tomorrow for the kids' Christmas parties on Friday, but I think that's out. Luckily, David doesn't have to be at work until 3 and he's offered to do it for me. What a great guy!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008


Due to bad weather (and other interruptions) LD has rescheduled the OB appointment for Monday, Dec. 22nd.  We will have to see if either of us can attend.  Nathan is scheduled to work that day and I might have doctor appointments or procedures scheduled.  Fingers crossed!

Say a prayer for LD tonight.  She's apparently caught a cold and even threw up tonight. :-(  Feel better!!! (((LD)))

Sunday, December 14, 2008

200 days...

Well the babies are due 200 days from today, although I'm sure they'll be here in less than that. They've been teasing me. I had a wonderful day Friday and felt so good. Then yesterday, they were not so nice. But today, they're being good to me again...so far!

I had lost 3 pounds, but apparently I've gained 2 back as of this morning. Guess that's what happens when they're nice to me and I can eat! :)

We have an appointment Tuesday! I can't wait!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Pregnancy brain?

I swear I have pregnancy brain!  I don't care if I don't happen to be the one who is pregnant... that's got to be it.  I couldn't possibly be this absent minded on my own! ;-)

Last week I had problems just about every day with forgetting something or other to do with my IV antibiotics (different thing each time).  This week, I managed to not include my BCP in my daily pill box when I refilled it on Wednesday.  I did not realize this until yesterday, when I was surprised by starting my period!  This means I missed two doses of BCP, right at the start of my lactation induction protocol.  Arg!  I don't know how I could be so stupid.  The BCP pack was sitting right there when I was doling out my meds.  I took it last night, but I'm still bleeding rather heavily.  Way more heavy than I'm used to. :-(  I don't think I've messed things up permanently.  At least I hope not.  I've got 4-5 months of these meds left, so hopefully I will make up for my oversight before I get to the pumping portion of the protocol.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Building the factory

I just took my first dose of domperidone...  The drug that will be helping me make milk for my babies.  Today marks exactly 6 months until 37 weeks (considered 'full term' for twins).  I pray this works for me!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Pineapple, Popcicles, and Pudge

So last night, all the babies wanted was pineapple and Popcicles. At least I was eating something...and these days, that's good. Then I had a sudden craving for Taco Bell and an ice cream float from Braum's. My wonderful husband went out and got it for me. I ate half of my Taco Bell and thought it was going to come up. David got to finish the rest of it. I finished the ice cream float though! Today hasn't been much better. I'm trying to make myself eat healthy (I do crave lots of fruit), but I'm just happy to eat anything at all. The Zofran helps subside the nausea until I actually try to eat...and then nothing helps.

But the babies obviously seem to be growing well! I always get bigger faster with each pregnancy, so why would twins be any different? ;) I'm sure most of this is probably bloating from the meds, but here is a belly pic at 10 weeks, 5 days. No laughing! (Sorry my face isn't in it. I can't seem to take a pic with my eyes open.)

Friday, December 5, 2008

Free at last, free at last...

Yesterday marked 10 weeks into the pregnancy and I was told to stop all meds! Today is my birthday, so it's a wonderful "gift"...no pills, no injections! It seems like I'm forgetting something since I've had some sort of injection every day since September. And, of course, I can't help but worry. I'm slowly remembering that I'll probably worry until these babies are safe in their parents' arms though. We have an appointment on December 16. Only 11 more days, but who's counting?

And we're more than 1/4 of the way through the pregnancy!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Holy cow!

Our window babies look like fetuses!