We are now nearing the end of the first trimester, and I can't wait to see (and feel) what is ahead! This past week has been pretty rough...I was confused because I thought maybe I was getting hit with a bug, but the more I thought about it the more it didn't connect. Food was just not agreeing with me AT ALL! Every meal was (and still is) a chore! I am scared to eat because I know how it is going to make me feel. I have a taste for NOTHING. At this point, I am eating what keeps me from feeling sick. I am mainly sticking to finger foods, soup, bagels, and anything else that doesn't make my stomach turn. I read this is pretty normal especially for this stage, so I am sticking it out because I only have a couple more weeks of these feelings! The doc says just eat what you can, when you can. I eat for these little babies. I know they are taking so much from me right now because their growth spurts are so significant right now. It is amazing how fast they grow! I cant believe each ultrasound we get! They are so amazing!! Pat calls/texts me what I eat so he knows if maybe he needs to pick things up from the store or take out if need be. If this is the worst, I will be fine! This is no big deal, in fact, I dreamed of having these feelings one day. My dream as a child was to experience all of pregnancy and what it entails. I am privileged to experience it all. I am a very lucky girl. Pat has been AMAZING through this! He has picked me up food at every hour of the night, stayed in on our date nights (even though he hates staying in because our days are now numbered!), and letting me just talk about my feelings as they surface. He is a great partner through this and the more I see and learn about him makes me feel even luckier to have him as my husband.
We woke up this morning, and Pat said jump in the shower we are going to Babies R Us. I said Really? Why? He said he wants to just look around, get some ideas for the nursery, maybe find some cute twin things, etc. I said OK! I like that idea! After we get dressed and out the door, we drive over to Naperville to browse. Pat was looking at the bedding and was HOOKED on having a "Pirate Party" bedding if we have a boy. If we have a girl, he wants to "tutu cute" set. Of course all having to do with animals...mainly monkeys! We were most definitely getting a little silly at the store because I couldn't stop laughing. He was so cute looking at it all and making "his selections". I said, well what if we have 1 of each? They have to match! He said No! haha Oh boy, I am smiling as I type this because we had so much fun at the store together! We still are undecided , but Pat wants are well-known to me now. I shared my favorite and of course he said no...haha! Oh we still have time. Nothing will be decided until we know the genders anyways. Until then, we are just having fun with it. We then moved over to the car seats and stroller section, of course Pat picked out the car seats and stroller he wants. (He does the research check and I do the "where can we get the best price" check.) It's teamwork at its finest. The more we shopped together I just watched his face as he browsed and tried out some products, and I am so excited to see him as a dad. He is going to be such a great dad. He warms my heart.
My last OB appointment was last week. They have arms and legs now! When the doc was moving the ultrasound around, he said wow, your babies are active now! All I saw were arms and legs moving around in there. It was so amazing and unbelievable. This is all just such an amazing miracle. Baby B is laying right on top of Baby A now. Will go for next scan in less than 2 weeks! The doctor said after reading my medical history that "You can come in whenever you want, just call and set an appointment, You have already been through so much, you can see your babies anytime you want." I love this doctor!! This meant alot to me, and I have already taken him up on his offer!
As for belly progress, I can tell I am growing just by the way my clothes feel, but most people can't tell yet. Nothing too pronounced yet, but I can definitely tell when I am changing or in the shower. I am thinking it is still bloat at this time thought because I am reading the babies are measuring at 1-1.5 inches now.
One of Pat's aunts is an OB/GYN in Detroit and wants to do a 3d/4d ultrasound scan on us! We are working on scheduling that right now at an optimal time so she can see the babies and have a wonderful experience with us! How lucky we are! and how fun it is!! :)
Sorry I have been slacking a bit, but this week has been the hardest so far! I promise it will be more frequent as things surface! Until then...I'll probably be sleeping! :)