17 weeks

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17 weeks today! I’m so close to being half baked!

We had our 16 week appointment with the perinatal doctor last week and everything is looking great! On Monday I had my first OB appointment-pretty standard, but it was nice to have an appointment with a regular OB, like a regular pregnant woman! Here are the babies at 16 weeks-pretty cute already:) Baby A is our little BOY and baby B is our little GIRL. Its starting to feel a little more real. I can not wait until I can feel them move!

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Over the weekend we went up to Blue Ridge for a quick getaway. It was so nice to have a change of scenery! The cabin we rented was super nice and the dogs loved being able to run around in the woods. Here I am on the huge wrap around porch. I think the babies enjoyed their first trip:)

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And, still, with my standard whine-I still feel nauseous-at least half of the day. Around 10am I start feeling rough, take my phenergan and then feel ok until around 3-4pm, when I've been feeling pretty sick until I go to bed. I know this is an improvement over when I used to feel so sick all day, but I was hoping that by now I’d be feeling good. I can only hope that will come soon, but I’m really afraid that I’m going to feel sick the entire pregnancy. God I hope not!

This week in the babies life:

Her rubbery cartilage is now turning to bone.
And she’s growing some meat on those bones — putting on some fat.
She’s growing a stronger, thicker umbilical cord, too

15 weeks

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Today I am 15w1d. I can’t wait until that number is over 20. I don’t know why, but 20 weeks seems like a huge milestone for me. And obviously viability at 24 weeks is big too.

Over the past week we’ve been telling the remainder of our family, friends, and co-workers. It is awesome to be able to tell people and have them congratulate you, but also a little scary. I’m still not worry free, that’s for sure.

Today I got my very first, unsolicited, stranger comment. A woman at the jewelry store asked me how far along I was! After I told her, I was compelled to also tell her I am having twins-I’m a little self conscious about how big I look for 15 weeks! And I know its only going to get worse!

I think the nausea is definitely easing up-From about 10am until lunch time is still rough, but after that I feel ok. I’m starving all the time though! Even after I eat, and can’t eat anymore, 5 minutes later and I already feel empty!

We have another appointment next week with our perinatal doctor for a growth scan and I can’t wait to see the babies again!

This is what they are doing:
You probably can’t feel it yet, but she’s squirming a ton!
She might even be hiccuping in there.
She’s making lots of progress: her joints and limbs can all move now.

14 weeks, Bumps and Gliders

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I’m 14 weeks and 5 days today-so we’re moving along!

Last week, after our MFM appt at 14 weeks – with the babies looking “beautiful”, we’ve started telling everyone we’re pregnant!  I feel like we’ve hit a huge milestone.  Its a great feeling and makes it feel real, but its also a little nerve wracking!  Don’t get me wrong, I’m still nervous as can be, but I think maybe be focus is shifting.  I’m not as nervous about a miscarriage, but now more nervous about all the other things that can go wrong with a pregnancy.  But, I’m not letting the fear overtake the excitement.

Its a good think we’re telling people now, because I’m definitely starting to show.  I think in the last week or two I’ve gone from looking fat, to having bump.  What do you think?

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We bought our first baby purchase a week ago-I found the perfect glider on craigslist, and had to snap it up before it was gone!  I love it, and the color gives me a starting point with the nursery.

gliderMy nausea feels like its getting “better”.  The Phenergan seems to actually control it now-so maybe another week or two and I’ll be rid of it?  A girl can hope!

 

And in the life of the babies:

your baby at 14 weeks

  • He’s probably sucking his thumb and wiggling his toes in there!
  • His kidneys are making urine, and his liver and spleen are doing their jobs, too.
  • And he’s growing lanugo, a thin, peach-fuzz-like hair, all over his body — it will help him keep warm!

Photo Op

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Here is the first picture I have-where the babies actually look like babies. We had our NT scan almost two weeks ago- at 12w1d, and this is baby A.
Tommorow I am 14 weeks and officially out of the first trimester. YAY!!! It seems like I have already been pregnant forever-I think b/c I’ve felt so sick. I’ve had a few good chunks of time in the last few days, where I didn’t feel like death-so here’s hoping and praying and crossing everything that the nausea starts to leave!

Our next appointment is on Thursday-at 14w1d. If that goes well (please, please, please) then we will tell our friends we are expecting…twins!