Friday, April 20, 2012
15 Week Update
I have survived week 15. Yes, 15 weeks. I can't believe it myself. Every single day I am thankful!!
There is definitely no hiding twins...the bump is out there! I LOVE it though!!
I had an OB appointment this week. It was the most boring MD appointment I have had in years. I was weighed (I'm up 5 pounds!), had vitals checked, gave a urine and blood sample and answered questions asked by the OB. Heartbeats were checked via doppler. Unfortunately, they were able to get both without a problem so that meant no ultrasound for me. I've been very anxious to see the babies; I haven't had any luck sneaking in an ultrasound at work. The right people haven't been working nights so here I am, waiting... How do normal pregnant women do this? We've gotten extra ultrasounds because of IVF and the twins. I can't imagine the few and far between ultrasounds I'd have to endure if I just got knocked up by my husband the old fashion way. Anyway, everything checks out fine. Yup, fine. Everything, for once, is fine.
Life seems to be zooming by incredibly fast lately!! We have our house on the market and have been shopping for our new dream house. I've been struggling through 12 hour shifts. I'm completely exhausted after 9 hours and pray the last 3 don't contain any code blues. I've been stocking up on maternity clothes; I have come to despise Target's maternity clothing section. Nothing seems to fit. The pants are too long. The tops too tight in the chest (nothing has ever been too tight for me in the chest in my life). I ordered some tops from Old Navy today. I hope they fit because my regular tops are starting to get a bit tight.
I wrote a blog a while back about needing some tequila after walking our dog, here. We hung out with these people last week and met their adorable 10 week old baby. The guy who raved about how they tried a whopping 2 weeks to get pregnant with their baby will be referred to as Tool for the remainder of this story. While we were visiting with them, Tool continually stated how he feels sorry for us because we're having twins. He kept making statements similar to these: You are going to be so busy. I can't imagine how horrible two kids would be. Wow, good luck! I wouldn't want two kids; one is hard enough. You get the picture...He also reiterated how easy breezy it was for them to get pregnant. His wife, who is a sweet lady, kept saying how lucky they were to have it happen so fast. I kept glancing at my husband during these rants from Tool. I put on a nice face and smiled through everything. I really wanted to scream at him, "If you tried over 3.5 years to get pregnant you would be more than thrilled to be pregnant with two babies you jackass!!!" Tool is very lucky I was able to keep my hormonal self together. Ugh, the nerve of some people. When we came home, my husband had a Brandy Old Fashioned. I settled for a glass of Crystal Light.
I ordered a pillow this week. I went with the Sealy Sweet Pea 2 in 1. It doubles as a breast feeding pillow. I'm not sure how I feel about it yet. I think the bigger I get, the more comfortable it will be. I've been sleeping with it for half the night, but then it gets tossed out for a standard pillow. We'll see how it goes.
Our big gender reveal appointment is scheduled in 3 weeks. The OB told me I could come back in 3-4 weeks for the full anatomy scan. You better believe I scheduled it for 3 weeks. I CANNOT WAIT to find out the babies genders!!! Now we have to come up with a creative way to tell family out of state...I don't think a phone call will suffice...