Saturday, July 21, 2012

First OB Appt...

I had my first OB appt well, I think a week or so ago-  (man pregnancy brain is kicking in already).  It was nice to be able to see the Dr and hear the babies heartbeats.  Nothing too exciting happened, first appt's are just kind of the normal, minus all the yucky girly checks!  We talked for a bit and he was excited that I was back- When I had my surgery a few- well 6-8 months ago- he was the one who did it and knew the reason I was having it done.  The first thing he said when he came in was- You got two for one- huh!!!  It was fun!

We called my Ip's who were on vacation in Alaska- and they got to hear the heartbeat of Baby B.  I did get to learn the positions, which was kind of fun.  Baby A on the right side, and Baby B kind of under on the left side.  I have since been able to find both heartbeats with the doppler I rented!

My Dr. was really great about things and told J that he would call her after clinic hours and they would talk about anything she had questions on.    I also learned that a vaginal delivery is still a good possibility as long as Baby B doesn't weigh more than Baby A- even if B is breach!  :) So I am happy about that-  I really dont' want to have a c-section.

My Ip's were interested in having an Amnio- so we talked with the genetic counselor and instead decided on a test called Maternit21 + or something along those lines which is just a blood test, so that's nice- no belly poking for me, at least not yet!

I have an appt Wednesday to have that test done and then I will have a 17 week appt on the 3rd and then schedule my 20 week appt after that where they will check the genders.  My OB said I would have more appt's than a normal pregnancy and more U/S as they will check to make sure the babies are growing and the amniotic fluid levels.  So- looks like an appt every 3 weeks or so- which is good and exciting!

Nothing else too new to report, I feel like I have felt some movement in there- not sure if its movement or gas!  ;) Seems early to feel much- but you just never know!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Onto the next trimester

13 weeks tomorrow- that's how far along I will be.  Seems impossible that we have come so far.  I have wishful thinking that this will bring some much needed energy and desire to do more than sleep or sit on my couch!  A girl can dream right?

The last month has been uneventful- I finished my meds, had my intake appt at the OB's office and wait for my first official appt this week.  The first trimester always is the hurry up and wait game.  Everyone feels a little safer after the 12 week mark, its like a breath of fresh air to get past that time frame, and the morning or all day sickness hopefully starts to let up at least a little.

For me, I still don't feel the best- very tired and sleepy and just not much of a desire to eat anything too substantial.  I much and occasionally get really hungry and eat a good meal.

My regular family life has been a little crazy and busy- which has helped me keep my mind off the ever growing belly- that still doesn't look pregnant-- just fat and the fact that my house is a mess and needs some major cleaning.

I am excited for this portion of the journey- the heartbeats that hopefully my Ip's will get to hear- babies moving around so I can rest at ease that things are ok- and starting to look pregnant instead of like I have eaten too much fair food already this summer!

Here is to an uneventful second trimester and exciting things to share in the days to come- otherwise this blog is getting pretty boring! :)