Tuesday, October 28, 2008

12 Weeks

Well tomorrow I will be 12 weeks. Welcome to the 2nd trimester! The nausea and exhaustion seems to be fading to the background, but not quickly enough. Certain smells and certain times of the day are still really hard and I find myself needing to snack to keep everything down. I am officially out of my regular clothes and into maternity clothes. My final pair of jeans became too small today (extremely sad about that) and I've moved fully into maternity wear. I had forgotten how great maternity pants are though. No zipper and no buttons...using the restroom just got a ton faster! Except for the fact that I know go about twice an hour. Not that I'm complaining, I know it will get a lot worse. I currently drink about 6 bottles of water a day. I remember that getting to about 10 with the boys, it seems I'm always thirsty.

This time around I'm measuring how much I grow every week. It's fairly interesting. So far, I am growing about 1/2 inch around every week. No numbers to be disclosed, but it's fairly sad that Dan's pants are already too small for me! :) More updates to come!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

First Regular OB Appointment

I have not yet met my OB, but met the nurse instead. It was a typical visit. A blood draw, urine sample, and lots of questions about medical history. She did search for the heartbeats, and either found both of them or only one (hard to tell at this point). She found one at 166 and one at 164. They are too close to tell if it was both heartbeats or if she just found one. I am still growing and measuring for twins, so there is no concern at this point. The same thing happened with the boys and because they had a hard time finding one of the babies with even the internal ultrasound at my specialist, I kind of expected it. The babies were super active and you could hear the swish of them moving as soon as she found them with the doppler. She was chasing them all over my stomach which was kind of funny. Thankfully this is my second time around so the idea of not finding a heartbeat wasn't as scary. Last time I was petrified at this point. I have an ultrasound scheduled for November 14th. It seems a long ways away, but with Halloween, we are super busy, so I know it will come fast. I'm excited to see how they've grown!!!!!

Friday, October 10, 2008

My First Positive Appointment

Hooray! Dr. Robins was back so he did my ultrasound this morning. I am currently 9 weeks and 2 days. The babies are still measuring a little small, but Dr. Robins said he didn't think they were small at all and he said they were so active that he wasn't worried there would be any problems. Here are the stats:

Baby A: Measured- 8 weeks, 5 days; heart rate: 188
Baby B: Measured- 8 weeks, 5 days; heart rate: 171

Baby B was waving and moving all around. You could see both arms and legs, and that little sucker was active! Baby A had the hiccups! The whole body would jolt every hiccup! It was really fun to see this early!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

A New Thought

To me, this is fun...I might just be a nerd.

I was just typing something about the babies and wrote Baby A and Baby B. And then I wondered, "Should I be writing Baby C and Baby D?" Technically Thomas and Joshua and these two inside me are quadruplets. They were all conceived on the same day. The doctors think this is a really fun fact (and actually so do we)! Thomas was Baby A and Joshua was Baby B. I'm sure we'll stick with A and B because A is always closest to the bottom and B is always on top (even if they switch positions, they just switch names too). I just thought it was a fun fact. Apparently I'm easily amused right now.

Another short update is that I'm in my last pair of regular pants. I have one pair of jeans that I bought a size up and then I'm in maternity clothes. My eating habits are far weirder than with the boys. I'm starving, but nothing sounds good and it all makes me want to vomit. I'm horrible at puking, so I've held it down so far, but it's ugly. I'm making cupcakes right now. I'm sure by the time they are done, I'll want to throw them away, but I thought I'd at least attempt!

Friday, October 3, 2008

Ultrasound and Blood Draw

Here's the weekly update. The babies are looking good...I think. I'm still waiting for word from my doctor to confirm a few things, but I know a lot of you are waiting for this update, so I'll edit this when I hear from my doctor.

Baby A--- Heartbeat 152 bpm, size 7 weeks, 2 days
Baby B--- Heartbeat 171 bpm, size 7 weeks, 4 days

The ultrasound picture wasn't as clear today, so I'm not going to add it, although I did get one. The babies are starting to look less like bean poles and more like aliens/little babies. :) I'll keep you posted after I hear from my doctor. I want to ask if I'm 8 weeks and the babies are really small (in which case there is more cause for worry), or if I'm 7 weeks and in that case everything looks awesome.