Archive for October, 2006
This morning I woke up. I was laying on my back. I rubbed my hand over my belly and was shocked to feel how big it is getting. A little mound has formed. It is so neat to realize that the two babies are just growing along in there!
Yesterday I went to Babies-R-Us. I was a little overwhelmed at how much baby stuff there really is. I spent a good half hour trying out the dual stroller. Let me tell ya, a stroller for two babies is not as easy to work as a stroller for one! The Easiest part was getting it to fold up! (After one of the staff members showed me how to do it… lol)
I guess Graco is the only manufacturer that makes a stroller for twin buckets. Can you believe that??? I know I’m not the first one to have twins!!!! You would think someone would figure out how to make our lives a bit easier! It’s not as though having 2 newborns at once is simple!!!!
Anyway, if you lay the seats back, you can get the bucket in. I am happy to say, removing the bucket from the car mount or the stroller if fairly simple. You just have to pull one lever. I tried some carseat out where I couldn’t see how you could get the thing detatched without dumping the baby.
ISN’T THERE A MANUAL FOR ALL THIS SOMEWHERE???????!!!!!!!
Last Wednesday we had another appt. They were just going to do an exam. I insisted on having a u/s since last month they were still unsure if Jayna was going to make it. I told them I absolutely needed to know that they were safe and still growing.
So, we checked them out and they were doing fine. Zan is still a little bigger, but they seem to be growing fine. Jayna was pretty calm and needed a little poking to get moving. Zan was wiggling like there was no tomorrow. Once I start feeling them I have a feeling Zan is going to keep me up a lot. We saw both heart beats and one spine. The hbs were 162 and 160 bpm.
On Nov. 9th we have another appt. We get to find out what they are at that point. I was thinking boy/girl. Dh think Girl/girl. I can’t wait to find out!
Yesterday I started my registries. I registered at Target and Babies-R-Us. I had a lot of fun. I must have worked on it for 4-5 hours. I spent a lot of time comparing items, looking on consumer reports, reading other’s opinions, etc. I’m pretty happy with what I have registered for so far. I’ll try to do clothes when it gets closer. Maybe after Christmas.
So now, I’m off on track-out for the next 3 weeks. My goals are to organize the babies’ room, paint it, have a yard sale, and do the registry. One down… 3 weeks to do the rest. I just need to pace myself.
Last Wednesday I was getting ready to walk out the door to go to school. Dh looked at me and said, “Honey, you look pregnant!” I said, “Guess what? I am pregnant… with your twins!” lol
He just meant that I am starting to look pregnant. It is nice to know that it is becoming noticable.
My belly is definately growing. However, I am still less weight than I was before I got pregnant. I am trying to eat when I can. I just can’t stomach much. I just worry about the babies.
Tomorrow I have another appointment with the ob/gyn. I am excited and nervous. I just want to know that both babies are growing and doing well.
Well, I have made it to the 2nd trimester. In fact, today I am 12 weeks 3 days. I feel relieved… a little. I think I will feel even better after my next appt. on Oct. 19th. I just need to see the babies moving around.
I dreamt about the babies the other night. One was a girl and one a boy. They both had dirty blond curls and were toddling around. I woke up so incredibly happy!
I have been having some pinching feelings in my lower stomach. They are only every once in awhile and seem to move around a little. I especially feel it if I get too loud or there is a loud noise. My friend says she felt that and went to her dr. only to find out it was her baby kicking her. If that is the case… KICK AWAY little monchhichis!!!!!
I can’t believe I am almost through the first trimester. I am so excited. I am looking forward to not being sick part of the day.
One hard thing is that when I was with the specialist they did an u/s every week. Now that I am with a regular ob/gyn I only go in once a month. I assume they will still do an u/s. I sure hope so. I need that assurance.
My sister came to visit from Chicago. She brought me a sweater and some pants from Mimi maternity. It’s cute stuff, but I don’t know if I will use it as much. The pants are green… I already have 2 pairs of green pants. The sweater is a huge wrap around. I think I may take them both back and get some maternity bras and a pair of jeans. I desperately need both items.
11 1/2 weeks… These babies will be here before we know it… AND I am SO excited!!!!!