13 weeks

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Today is my last day in my 13th week! 13 week bump pic above! Tomorrow I officially enter the second trimester!! So exciting! Time is really zooming by.

Week 13 started off rocky. I had quite a bit of blood last week, I can’t remember which day exactly, Tuesday maybe. Anyways I ended up going to the ER, had a ton of blood drawn, a pelvic exam, followed by an U/S which all came back normal. Babies were moving a lot and right on track as far as growth. I was scared shitless and it took about 2 days for my eyes to “de-puff” from all the crying I did while waiting in the ER to hear “everything is ok”. No explanation on the blood, I spotted the next day, and then it was gone. No more blood. Seeing red is such a scary thing during pregnancy.

Otherwise everything is going good! My bump is getting big, so are my ass and hips. :-/ I can definitely feel movement every once in a while. It’s so cool because I can feel each one. Baby B is down low and baby A is up high. I don’t feel kicks or anything, more like rolling around. It’s crazy to think there are 2 little babes squirming around inside me. I LOVE it!!!!

We got our Harmony test results back today and both babies tested negative (very low risk) for genetic abnormalities. Yay!! Huge relief!

My nausea is wayyyy less now, thank goodness!! It still comes and goes but it has definitely decreased. I still don’t have any real big cravings. I love pepperoncinis though. I can eat them by the jar full. Breakfast is when I’m most hungry, it’s by far my favorite meal of the day. By the time dinner rolls around I’m just kind of blah.

I finally broke down and bought a pair of maternity jeans, only because that Belly Band is a pain in the ass. It constantly rolls up on me, and the rubberband trick is annoying too. I held off until 13 weeks, not bad. I mostly live in maxi dresses when I go out though. I love them! I just ordered a super cute one online for my baby shower. I cannot wait until it gets here. If I am home though, its sweats and tanks. I have bought a few maternity things, but mostly I just wear L sizes and make things work. I HATE maternity clothes.

Speaking of baby showers I decided to take a solo trip back home to Jupiter (FL) for a week. I go in 2 weeks. My mom and mother n law are throwing me a shower. I’m really excited. Mostly just to be back home,  but also to see all of my friends! Feels like forever! The hard part will be getting gifts back home…

So back to symptoms, yea, not much other than the above. Still have an awful time sleeping. My hips hurt when I lay on my side, but I can’t lay on my back. I bought a pregnancy pillow but it’s a pain in the ass so I don’t use it. I pee about 4-6 times a night, depends on my fluid intake for the day. I get pretty tired when I’m out and about. Yesterday I went to the mall and once we left I literally felt like I had ran a marathon. I was so sore! I keep telling myself I need to exercise every day, I mean I definitely have the time. I am just so lazy. I am really hoping for some energy now that I am going into the 2nd trimester.

I’m just so elated to be pregnant, and with two, I always say these aches and pains, and all the nausea is so worth it. I’ll take it all and then some in exchange for 2 healthy babies! It still feels like I am dreaming. I look in the nursery and see the cribs and all of the baby stuff and it brings the biggest smile to my face. I honestly doubted I would ever have another child, and now I am having two. Such a blessing.

My next appt. is 11/4, hopefully we find out sexes then…can’t wait!

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11 & 12 weeks

Today I am officially 13 weeks! I thought this marked the beginning of the second trimester but there is conflicting info about that so I am going to say second tri starts at 14 weeks. Anyways, time is going pretty fast!!!

Week 11 was pretty uneventful. I was still pretty nauseous. That has been my biggest symptom throughout this pregnancy so far. No cravings, food still is just a means for survival and nourishment for babies, I have no pleasure in eating it. Bump picture below…

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Week 12 sucked. Well, the start of it was awesome, but then it went downhill. I had my 12 week appointment and everything looked great! The babies are getting so big and they were moving around so much! Baby A was MUCH more active than baby B which was funny to see their personalities. My hubby took an awesome video with the both of them in it. It’s on my Facebook page but I don’t know how to upload it on here. It was so awesome though! So that was the good part of the week.

My son got SUPER sick last Monday night. He woke me up in the middle of the night, he had puked everywhere. I had to get my husband to clean it because of my nausea and aversions to smell. There was no way I could. My poor hubby. It gets cleaned up then about 2 hours later, my son had lost control of his bowels. You talk about a smell from fucking hell. I have never in my life smelled anything like it. I had to clean that one. I thought I would die. It continued all the way through the next day, he even lost control at the DR office and had to leave wearing a gown. Verdict was, he had a virus, it is contagious, disinfect everything. Thursday he was feeling better but I kept him home just to be sure. I cleaned the house top to bottom and prayed nobody else would get sick. Thursday night I woke in the middle of the night puking and shitting. I got it. My son went to school Friday and I stayed in bed all day thinking I was dying. I had a fever, chills, and body aches. My nausea was magnified by about 1000. I called my DR and they said more than likely I caught my sons virus. They prescribed me Phenergan and Zofran for the nausea. As sick as I was I just couldn’t bring myself to take either one. The nurse constantly assured me it was OK to take but I couldn’t do it. I thought about it being passed to my babies and decided to suffer. I mean I made it from week 4 to now with zero meds even though I would cry at night over how nauseous how I was. I mean my nausea was no joke. Non-stop, all day, every day. I just cannot bring myself to put something in my body that might harm the babies. I know, many women do and are fine! I am super paranoid though.

My husband waited on me hand and foot, well sort of. He came home on his lunch break with all the stuff needed for the BRAT diet & tons of Gatorade. Then when he got home from work he made sure I had everything I wanted and needed. He is the most awesome husband ever. By Sunday I was all better. I survived!!!! Thank God!!! I haven’t been that sick in years.

Other than that nothing new happened. Well actually, my peeing at night has gone down to about 4 times. My nausea is wayyyyyyy less than before…thank goodness!!! I still don’t crave anything really. Every once in a while I do but being the foodie I normally am, it’s weird that I just don’t care about food right now. I get full really fast too. Usually I can out-eat my hubby, not anymore. I wear only maternity clothes and sweats now. I can actually fit my “fat jeans” but they’re getting tight around the belly and I hate my Belly Band (constantly rolls up) so I think I will invest in some maternity jeans soon. Here is my 12 week bump…

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