Monday, July 25, 2011

12w3d Update

Whew! These days are getting away from me! My update is a little late, but better late than never...right? Last Thursday, I went in for my NT scan, which ended up being a thorough ultrasound. I wasn't sure what the NT scan was all about since I didn't have it with my daughter, so since the technician had difficulty getting the measurement (behind the neck) on one of the twins, we said we weren't overly concerned about finding out the Downs Syndrome risk factor. She said it was optional anyways. The technician (who was super sweet) took measurements of both babies and gave us several ultrasound printouts. We took our daughter to this ultrasound, knowing that everything was external. After about 5 minutes, our daughter was bored and was not afraid to let the technician know. Our super sweet technician just laughed it off and did her job. I'm sure our daughter made things pretty amusing for her with the comments--"I don't want a brother. Boys are mean. I want a girl." Towards the end of the hour long ultrasound, our daughter was singing to the technician. Now, I'm pretty sure she doesn't get that type of entertainment very often during an ultrasound. :)

Twin A and Twin B measured exactly the same--measurements averaged 12w6d. They were moving like crazy, waving their hands and kicking their legs. Heartbeats were around 150's. I'm starting to wonder if they are twins of the same sex since they are so equal in measurement. I love trying to guess, and I'm really looking forward to finding out their sexes.

My belly is getting big, and I thought for sure I had gained quite a bit. So far, only 3 pounds. I see my OB/GYN for the first time (since graduating from Dr. L) in 2weeks. It will be nice to her, but I will miss Dr. L.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Where Have I Been?!?

It's been awhile since my last post, and for those who read my blog, you might wonder where I've been...definitely not in the blog world lately. Simply, we've been busy, so busy that every day seems like a whirlwind to me. Truthfully, I can't stand being this busy, but this is the busiest time of year for our business and that's a good thing. My house is a wreck and I'm embarrassed to say the last time I actually cleaned anything in my house (i.e. bath tub, dusting). With all the craziness, I am trying to make the summer fun for my daughter with trips to the parks and playdates with her friends. It's been a lot to juggle lately, but I know things will slow down in the next month or so.

The pregnancy is still going well. I stopped estradiol at 10 weeks and I have THREE more days of progesterone suppositories. My nausea has subsided a little--it seems to be worse in the evenings, especially before bedtime. I'm constantly chewing gum to keep the gags away, which works pretty well for me. My belly is growing and my clothes are starting to fit snug or not at all. I have worn a couple of maternity tops because they just feel better than my "fitting" tops.

My next appointment is a week from tomorrow. Hope to post again soon, but I have a feeling work will keep me away.