Thursday, June 28, 2007

It's Official - Twins!!

Well, we had our first appt with the perinatologist today, along with an ultrasound. Both babies are there with strong heartbeats!! I am 8 weeks, 2 days, with a due date of Feb 5, 2008. The peri spent quite a while with us after the u/s going over my history and medical record, and developing a plan. I will have to start doing progesterone shots at 14 weeks due to my history of preterm labor and premature rupture of membranes. For now, I'm on oral progesterone. I will be having ultrasounds every 4 weeks with the peri for now. My next OB appt is July 11, and my next appt and u/s with the peri is July 30.

I have had more nausea this week, though no actual throwing up. Am hoping it will be short-lived, since it didn't start til 8 weeks.

Wow, can you believe it? Twins!

Thursday, June 21, 2007

And on tonight's menu...

Ok, so I feel blessed that so far, I haven't had any significant nausea to speak of. A bit queasy here and there, especially if I don't eat often, but for the most part, the ginger has been keeping it at bay.

However, I have developed aversions to things, and they're not consistent. One day, I can't stand the idea of eggs or shrimp or fish of any kind, and the next, I'm craving it. Or, I start eating something that sounds great, only to decide two bites in that if I take another bite, I might start gagging!

But the BEST part is the cravings. I am totally ashamed to admit that I ate not one, not two, but THREE Kellogg's rice krispie treats yesterday. Usually I can't even finish a whole one because they are so sweet, but I am totally craving them now - went to Sam's Club and bought the mega-box! I haven't looked to see how many calories are in them, because I'm scared to!

Also frequently on my menu these cream, oreos & milk, Hawaiian bread w/ margarine, Cookie Crisp cereal, and Skittles. Can we say, "major sweet tooth?" Oh my gosh, the carbs! But it's not just a matter of craving - they're the only things that even sound remotely appetizing. I tried eating a salad last night, and choked most of it down, but it was so not appealing!

Let's hope this is just a first trimester thing!

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Pray for two heartbeats!!

Well, here we go again...we are expecting again!! Only this time, there are two little beans in there instead of just one! That's right, we're having twins! We found out I was pregnant on May 30. I had my first OB appt and ultrasound this past Thursday, 6/14, and that's when the doc found twins...but we could only see one heartbeat so far. However, I am still very early, not even 7 weeks yet, so the doc thinks it may have just been too early to see the second one. He is referring me to the perinatologist (high risk OB) for another u/s in the next few weeks, so we will know more then. In the meantime, we are praying the second little bean starts growing and that we have two strong heartbeats at the next u/s. I guess there is a pretty high rate of pregnancies that start out with two and end up with only one, but at the same time, I have also heard from many women who saw only one heartbeat, or even no heartbeat, at their 6 week ultrasound, only to have two strong heartbeats 2-3 weeks later, so I am not giving up hope! Let the thrill ride begin!!


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