Friday, November 18, 2011

11 Weeks

I missed posting last week, but I'll try not to let that happen again.  We've had an exciting couple of weeks in baby land.  We had our final appointment with Dr. Bopp last week and as sad as I am to leave our RE's office, I'm glad we got the ok to move on.  Both babies looked great during the ultrasound and we're measuring 5 days ahead.  

I had our first appointment with Dr. Fouts this week and it went well.  I feel comfortable with her delivering the babies, at least for the time being.  If you know me you know I am all about natural birth with no interventions. I especially don't want a c-section.  I know sometimes it's necessary, but I'd like to avoid having one at all costs.  Twins kind of throw a wrench it that idea, but Dr. Fouts said she was willing to work with me if both babies, or at least baby A, are in the right position. Great heartbeats of 164 BPM and they're measuring 5cm and 4.5 cm. I've become spoiled with all of these ultrasounds.  We don't have another one until 19 weeks when we will hopefully find out if we're having boys, girls or one of each.

I was hoping to start doing belly pictures this week but it will have to wait until next week.  I'm definitely starting to show and I'm loving it.  Instead of looking like I drank too much I look like I'm pregnant.  I have purchased a few maternity things but am looking forward to picking up some more while in Chicago next weekend.  Oakbrook has Gap Maternity and A Pea In The Pod, so hopefully I'll get some good jeans there and maybe a sweater or two.  There's also an Old Navy only a few minutes from Dave that caries maternity clothes, so I will probably pick up a few more tees.  I think I'll be living in maternity tees and cardigans for the next few months.

I'd like to give a shout out to Robbie for proving why he's Husband of the Year.  Ice cream in bed, making me cheese toasties, trips to the store, neck massages.  I can't imagine having a better man to be with.  I know he's going to make a great dad.

How far along? 11 Weeks 2 days
Total weight gain:  We'll keep track of this from our pre IVF weight, so 8 pounds
Maternity clothes? Yes please! I love my maternity tees from Old Navy and can't wait to find some maternity jeans that are flattering on my butt. Fort Wayne doesn't have a great selection.

Stretch marks? Nope.  
Sleep: Sleepy all the time but having problems actually sleeping at night.
Best moment this week: Seeing two healthy babies on the ultrasound.

Miss Anything? Being able to eat what I want and especially beer.  A Black Velvet from JK's sounds so yummy.  At least I have my girls to drink for me.

Movement: I've seen it, but can't feel it yet. They were both moving like crazy during my ultrasounds both this week and last.
Food cravings: Arby's roast beef sandwiches. They're the only fast food that sounds good.  Also toast with grape jelly.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Pizza.  As delicious as those two slices of pizza were, it was a bad idea.  I think I'll avoid anything with red sauce for another few weeks.
Gender: Not sure yet.  We're both think two boys, but who knows.
Labor Signs: None.

Symptoms: Nausea, fatigue, acne, big boobs, and an expanding belly.
Belly Button in or out? In.
Wedding rings on or off? On, although not this week.  My ring is getting re-dipped.
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy, although I'm sure Robbie might tell you otherwise.
Looking forward to: Thanksgiving.  Food, family and shopping.  I'm sad Robbie won't be there, but I can't wait to see everyone else.  I haven't seen Dave and Jeremy in over a month and it's been even longer since I've seen Chris and JT.

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