Friday, November 25, 2011

11/22/11: 23w 1d Sonogram:

Well, we showed up 15 minutes early, the doctor's office was PACKED, and we were told they were running 30 minutes behind. We went in about an hour later. FUN FUN.
The girls looked great. They saw all 4 chambers of baby A's heart. Baby B, on my left, was head down and feet up by my heart. Baby A was breach, and they quickly switched over to 4d to get a face shot of her. It was really cool. Baby A weighs 1lb4oz and Baby B is 1b1oz.
I have to have sonograms every 2-3 weeks now to keep an eye on their growth pattern. Unfortunately due to the 3 hour trip it takes to visit that office, I will be alternating between my regular hospital and that one. They'd prefer I stay with them, as they have the state of the art equipment. But they understand that I can't get there like that. Then in a few weeks from them, I go weekly for sonograms.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

11/14/2011 22 Weeks Update:

WOW~ I am horrible at keeping this updated!!! As of yesterday I am 22 weeks along!! I am having fraternal twin girls!!!
On the afternoon of my 21st week, I felt them kick on the outside for my first time, and Jason was right there and got to experience it too! It was so cool! They haven't stopped kicking since! Well, I mean, of course they have, LOL, they do sleep (usually in the afternoons). I found myself awake that first night of the kicking from midnight til 3am, non stop. And a big sarcastic thumbs up when I say, "ohhh don't I love when they spin around and kick my bladder". LOL They have seriously kicked it hard enough for me to go, "oomph" out loud!!

I had my 22 week appointment yesterday! Things are still PERFECT! I CAN NOT BELIEVE I DIDN'T UPDATE THIS ON GENDER DISCOVERY DAY!! So, I will pause for a moment..... the day we went to our ultrasound, we were 19 weeks. Fifteen minutes into it, we discovered the first girl, then they kicked their feet at each other during a half an hour into it, then we found out the other was a girl, 15 minutes after that. Jason was there, and his sister was right there too. It was really cool! So real. I mean it still hasn't fully hit me at times, but I am warming up to the idea every day.
As for it being two girls, it is what Jason wanted, and that's cool, because his Aunt, who is younger than he is, was the first girl in 5 generations!! Then I think he has a cousin, then his daughter, and now our two!!
After the appointment, we went to Five Guys..... yummmmmmm!

So here I sit, 22w & 1d. Babies kickin' up a storm. It is sooooo hard to pick out names. I haven't even tried consulting with him yet.
Okay, back to my appointment yesterday. I got to hear their heartbeats, along with hearing them kick on the doppler. It was really cool. I have gained 6 pounds this past month, which makes 8 pounds total during the pregnancy. I got permission to use the elliptical, just can't let my heartbeat go over 150... or she might have said 145, I can't remember. Oops.
I am measuring at 27 weeks in the womb. It makes sense... there are two!
There was no trace of down syndrome in the babies, which we knew, we just wanted to have the test done, especially since insurance paid for it.

We have another ultrasound appointment this coming Tuesday, the 22nd. I will be 23w &1d. The tech didn't see all 4 chambers of Baby A's heart, but she wasn't too concerned as she was still pretty young. They are thinking everything is gonna be okay.

I stand at work the entire time, and my work recently purchased a bar stool for me to sit in to be more comfy, and in hopes to keep me employed there longer. I am so grateful!!

Friends, family, and coworkers have been amazing!! I couldn't ask for better.

Jason finally felt it was time to tell his ex on Sunday night- that we were expecting. She didn't take it well at all.  She swung at him, at his car, called him names, and told him he wasn't allowed to call there for his daughter. She is so childish and selfish.

Besides that, I couldn't ask for a more perfect pregnancy.

Ohhhhhh, I have had two pregnancy cravings. One day in like my 19th week, I had nachos with melted cheese and dipped them in peanut butter, bacon and banana all smashed up. DELICIOUS!!
Yesterday I had a Pay Day chocolate bar and Cheetos mixed together. YUMMMM
I really don't eat much junk food at all, and certainly not a lot of chocolate.

Okay, I'll wrap this up. Have a wonderful day!!