Monday, February 11, 2013

Pregnancy News and Switching blogs

Hi friends!
I am 14 weeks, which means I'm officially in the second trimester!! I will be switching over to our other, more public blog to discuss the rest of my pregnancy. (Here is the my other blog, Jag Style Blog). I will leave this blog open, as this was the place I wrote about our infertility struggles, and even starting with my pregnancy with J (our oldest son). If I could give 1 person hope, then it's worth sharing the pain we felt through our struggle. But most importantly, the love of Our Lord, God Almighty, whom we give all the credit for our miracle twins.
Thanks for joining me on this journey,
Katherine

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Pregnancy News: 12 weeks

How far along?: 12 weeks (Sorry, I'm a little late posting!) This picture was taken while we were vacationing in Cabo.
Total weight gain: I'm up 3.6 lbs, so I weigh 116.6 lbs at home.
Maternity clothes?: I have been wearing maternity skinny jeans when we go out to dinner, etc. I'm using a bella band to hold up my pants, because maternity clothes are still too big.
Stretch marks?: None. But my skin is starting to itch, so I am lathering the stretch mark cream on me!
Sleep: My energy is definetely back! I feel so productive at work, since I'm always on the go. My body is tired by Friday and thru the weekend, though. There is so much I want to do: Jayden's big boy room and the nursery, but Im having to slow down already! I'm so glad we are starting everything already.
Best moment this week: Seeing the babies again at my Ultra Screen! I'm so grateful their NT scan was normal. Baby A's neck measured 1mm and Baby B 1.8 mm. Anything less than 2.5 mm is good. And of course getting preliminary results that Baby A is a girl! Baby B is definetely my moving baby. The perinatalogist could not tell gender. We will see her again on Feb. 26th and hopefully gender will be determined for both babies!
Miss Anything?: Being able to do whatever I want, when I want to. It's so hard to depend on B to do everything for me (i.e, carrying heavy things, carrying Jayden, etc), but I know it will only be a few more months so I better get used to it. Anything to keep these babies in my womb as long as I can.
Movement: Nope, not yet. Can't wait to feel them moving!
Food cravings: Still craving fruit!
Symptoms: More stretching in my uterus especially on the sides and at the top of my uterus.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope!
Labor Signs: Nope.
Wedding rings on or off?: On. We'll see how long it lasts!
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy! I am starting to get inpatient and aggravated, again, because I want things done and wish I could just do it.
Looking forward to: My next appt with the perinatologist, Dr. A, again! Her ultrasound machine is awesome. But I am so glad I will be able to see the babies again on Feb. 11th with my regular OB. I love every 2 weeks ultrasounds and appointments!
Thanks for reading!
Katherine