Tuesday, October 18, 2011

10/17/2011: 18w Check Up (NOT Update... that will be concluded at the END of the week):

So I went to see the Nurse Practitioner for my 18w belly check. I wasn't particularly fond of her. She was old, had googly eyes, and [again], kept forgetting that I am having twins, and kept talking about them as if they were one. My boyfriend told me to just remember that not everyone gets pregnant with twins. They are soooo used to seeing women with one baby.
She did the belly measuring with the tape measurer. She says normally they wait awhile, but where I am pregnant with 2, it was time for it. My uterus is measuring at 20w.
I have ONLY gained TWO pounds through this pregnancy so far! She said I should have gained like 13- 17 pounds by now.
She says everything is perfect.
I took my boyfriend's sister with me, cause I knew she'd love it, and I loved having her with me.
We got to hear the heartbeats, atleast one heartbeat for sure. The NP honestly said, "I really don't care about finding 2 heartbeats, just as long as we hear one". WOW! She tried looking for the one that sits back further on my left, and I am sure she got it. I heard 2 separate heartbeats, and she did too, but she didn't want to input the numbers into my chart.

I go for the wellness & gender sonogram in exactly ONE week!

My boyfriend's birthday was on Sunday, and his mom gave him the funniest card! It was a sock puppet, and he was opening a gift, and it says, "C'mon, please be socks!!" You open the card and there is a picture of a pair of socks and it says, "Yeah baby! Twins! Hope you get everything you want on your birthday" and then his mom wrote, "....and more". How fitting is that card!?! I can't stop laughing about it! She's really excited about having more grandbabies!

17w Update:

How Far Along: 17 weeks
Total Weight Gain/Loss: staying steady
(documented here: Kate's Weight )
Maternity Clothes: Nothing yet, but scouting for some!
Best Moment this week: Wow, so much happened. I had a couple of scares, one I WON'T post about, but let's just say my skills were needed to assist the guys, and I am just so darned good at doing what I do, that I really did something dumb. Hung out with my boyfriend's daughter, she got to spend the night (I didn't see her til the next morning since I was working). She was seriously talking jibberish into my belly and she has NO clue that I am pregnant, it was soooo weird! 
Do you plan on finding out the gender: we will on October 25th!!
Interesting news: Uhmmm I am carrying pretty high.
What I am looking forward to: our Sunday off together and going to the other hospital.
Belly Button: In, I hope it stays that way!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

16w Update:

How Far Along: 16 weeks
Total Weight Gain/Loss: staying steady
(documented here: Kate's Weight )
Maternity Clothes: Put a pair of maternity pants on. 
Best Moment this week: Morning sickness, though it wasn't bad, is finally done. I got ill 17 times in 16 weeks. I finally got to meet Jason's daughter after almost a year of us being together!! Divorce was finalized! Things are coming together! My friend Andrea gave me a beautiful car seat! I have been feeling them move around quite a bit. The baby on the right is more active, much like it's father... it can't sit still. The baby on the left so far feels like it's more calm, like me. 
Gender: we find out on October 25th!!!!
Do you plan on finding out the gender: yes, to be better prepared. 
Interesting news: nah
What I am looking forward to: the group drive next Sunday and October 25th's appointment!
Belly Button: In, I hope it stays that way!

15w Update:

How Far Along: 15 weeks
Total Weight Gain/Loss: staying steady
(documented here: Kate's Weight )
Maternity Clothes: Nothing yet, but a belly is there.
Best Moment this week: bonding more with Jason's mom. Went over and hung out with her for a bit.
Gender: too early to tell, but tales say the different heartbeats could be indicative of a girl and a boy. They also say with them being in their own separate sac, it's more common to have a boy and girl.
Do you plan on finding out the gender: I never wanted to with a singleton, but yes I want to, to be better prepared with twins.
Interesting news: nothing
What I am looking forward to: finding out their genders.
Belly Button: In, I hope it stays that way!