Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Sunday, January 25, 2009
I was just laying here finishing up homework when I felt the babies move (or at least one of them). I thought they felt pretty strong, so I lifted up my shirt and watched. Sure enough...I could see little wiggles from within! I can't believe it! I've never *seen* movements this early before! Wow, there really are babies in there...lol.
I called Niki because I thought she'd want to know. She's trying to figure out a time when she might be able to see for herself. I can't wait for her to witness this!
Well I've been feeling pretty good and I am loving every minute of this now. I was wondering how twins would be different from a singleton. I learned that the first trimester with twins is much more difficult in regards to exhaustion, morning sickness, etc. But the second trimester is so much fun in regards to feeling twice as much movement and being able to distinguish between their personalities. I have to admit I'm a little worried how different the third trimester will be...lol. It will all be worth it though when these littles ones are born and in Nathan's and Niki's arms!
Our appointment with Dr. K went well last week. Babies are measuring about 5 days ahead and both have the longest legs I've ever seen on a baby! One baby was being pretty shy and the other was pretty obvious. The doc thinks they may both be girls. We have another appointment on February 17th and our "big ultrasound" should be about 2 weeks after that. I can't believe how fast this pregnancy is flying by!
I guess it's time for another belly pic. I'll ask David to snap one tonight.
Monday, January 19, 2009
Today is a day set aside for Americans to honor the memory of the inimitable Dr. Martin Luther King. While I am certainly not the most qualified individual to extoll the man's virtues, I can tell you that MLK is worthy of being celebrated for his contributions towards desegregation and helping to bring America closer to her founding ideal that all men are created equal.
Today is also a day that we, as Americans, stand at the precipice of history. In less than 24 hours Barack Obama will be elected the first black President of the United States. While I do work tomorrow, I hope that I can find the time to watch this momentous occasion as it happens.
To say that issues of color are on the collective mind of our great nation would be an understatement.
Niki and I are no different. Today is the day Niki and I joined LaDonna at Dr. K's office in OKC to determine the colors of our children.
"Uh, Nathan," I hear you say, "You and Niki are white. Your children will be white."
"Yeah," I would reply, "you'd think that. But you'd be wrong. While he's not 100% certain and has warned us not to take the tags off anything, Dr. K believes Thing 1 and Thing 2 will be of a more Christmasy variety..."
We'll try to cope.
Posted by Nathan at 1/19/2009 09:20:00 PM
Sunday, January 18, 2009
So I happened to look over at our gender poll and see that boy/girl and girl/girl are neck and neck. Wouldn't it be funny if we find out tomorrow that we're having boy/boy?! LOL Somehow I doubt it, but you never know!
Friday, January 16, 2009
And no, I don't mean McDonald's...lol.
I just want say that I'm really, truly enjoying being pregnant now. This past week has been pretty wonderful. I'm feeling the babies move more. I can find their heartbeats pretty easily usually. My belly is more round and not so "flabby" anymore. And I'm feeling so much better too! (I haven't figured out if that's because I'm in the second trimester, because Dr. K gave me the 8 mg Zofran, or because I've been too busy to feel sick.)
The best part? I can sense the excitement in Niki's emails and IMs! Only 2 more days and Niki and Nathan will be here and we'll (hopefully) get to see these little ones again! :)
PS - Babies love oranges this week...and orange juice...and anything orange flavored!
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Well I ran out of lovely Zofran a couple days ago, so I called the dr's office and the nurse called more in. When I went to pick it up, the pharmacist said they renewed the prescription; however, they changed the dosage. They had me on 4 mg and upped it to 8 mg! She said 4 mg wouldn't do much, so she's wondering why they didn't have me on 8 mg to begin with. Hmmmm...me too! Well, anyway, the 8 mg is wonderful! I don't always have an appetite, but I am definitely eating more now and the nausea is gone. YAY! :)
I found the babies' heartbeats again earlier today. The one I think may be a girl was at 145 and the one I think may be a boy was at 140. Only 8 more days until we find out if I'm right on their genders...hopefully. The one I think is a girl is very calm and laid back, kinda like Niki. The other is a little stinker. He/she moves all over the place and apparently does NOT like me to listen to his/her heartbeat. I'll find it and then he/she moves. I think that one must be like Nathan...lol.
I took another belly pic. I sure don't think I look as big in the mirror as I do when I take a pic. Why is that? Oh...and yes, I chopped the hair off. Between school and the pregnancy, it had to go! And I had to take the pic myself since David was at work. (It gave me a chance to play with my new phone anyway...lol.)
15 weeks, 2 days
Sunday, January 4, 2009
The last 14 weeks seem to have flown by. I'm sure this second trimester is going to feel much slower, since we won't have all of the appointments we had in the beginning. Then it will speed up again in the third trimester when the appointments will pick up again.