Thursday, July 30, 2009

12 weeks!

Woohoo! One more week until we are officially in the 2nd tri! Holy crap, where is the time going?? These babies will be here before I know it! I am feeling pretty good. Yesterday I threw up for the very first time. Ugh! That was HORRIBLE! To all my friends out there vomiting at least once a day, all I can say is Wow. You girls are strong! I barfed once and was ready to call it a day. Unfortunately, I couldn't because I was at work and everyone was like "Are you ok? Are you sick?" I had to practically tell the whole clinic that I was pregnant so they wouldn't call 911 for me. That was crazy! LOL. Today I am feeling much better. Everyone was like, "Are you feeling better today?" It was sweet but I was really embarrassed. I am not a quiet barfer if you know what I mean!

Tomorrow we are leaving for PA. I am having mixed emotions about this. As I have said, I am excited to see the family. Not thrilled about the appointment on Monday. I am hoping I can keep my emotions in check while I am around the girls that morning. I really do not want to scare them. They get nervous when they see grown ups crying. I am also praying that everything goes well. I'm not going to lie. I am scared! Everything about this procedure scares me. I just pray every night that everything goes well and that I have the strength to face this gracefully.

Well, that is all for now. I will try to update in Philly if I can. If not, I will let you all know how it all went in the 13 week update. Hope everyone has a fabulous weekend!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Weeks 10 and 11.

Wow, I cannot believe I'm 11 weeks!!! Time is flying like crazy! 2 more weeks until we are officially in the 2nd trimester! So, things are moving along well. My belly isn't necessarily getting bigger but it is getting firmer. My theory is the bloat is going away being replaced with the uterus. The boobs still hurt and still feeling nausea, although the nausea is starting to subside. I'll be happy when I start to look pregnant and not just fat. hehe. DH wants to wait to tell extended family and friends until after we get back from Philly and we are sure that the twins are doing well. Though, I see his point, it's making me crazy NOT to say anything. I was talking to his cousin on FB and he was asking what was new and it took all my strength to say "Oh, nothing.." His mom and one of his aunts already knows the whole story but that's only because he trusts them not to tell the whole world until we are ready to.

So, I am off to see the OB again tomorrow for my NT scan. I am excited to see the babies but nervous. I just want everything to go ok. I have a feeling I will be nervous for the rest of my life where these babies are concerned! As one of my friends once told me "Welcome to motherhood!" She was right! I am having the hardest time sleeping at night. Before I got pregnant, I would think about how awesome it would be to have a baby and all the neat stuff we could do with and teach the baby and that would help me fall asleep.. Now, I think about the babies in my belly and I start to think about the cool stuff and then I find myslef worrying about everything. What if the babies have colic? What if they are allergic to cats? What if they fall on the tile learning how to walk and hurt themselves? What if I do something wrong? What if, what if, what if.... Boy, this is really helping me to appreciate my own mother even more than I already do! I am really trying to not stress myself out with the What ifs but they manage to find me at night...

Well, that is all for now. Hope everyone has a great week! Talk at you later! =)

Saturday, July 11, 2009

9 1/2 weeks!

So we've made it to 9 weeks! Yaay! I am feeling ok.. Tired a lot and still nauseous. The OB appontment went very well on Monday. He drew lots of blood and checked me out. Everything looked good to him. The doc was also in total agreement that reduction is the right thing to do. So, we've made an appointment for it and bought our plane tickets ( the doc is in NYC but sees patients in PA on mondays. we are flying to PA). I have a lot of mixed emotions about this. One part of me wants to just continue with the quad pregnancy while the other part of me knows how terribly risky it is to my life and the lives of the babies. I know in my mind that it is the right thing to do but it still makes me sad..

In related news, I have been looking at baby stuff. Holy cow, talk about overwhelming and expensive. Especially when I start to think about buying two of a lot of things! WOW! I'm wondering if there is anything I can get away with just buying one of?? Probably not. LOL. I am excited for my next OB appointment. He said last time that the next appointment we would talk about things like further prenatal testing, delivery, and fun stuff like that.. Yaay! I am curious to see where he would want me to deliver. He has privilages in two different hospitals. One is a community teaching hospital and the other is a private hospital. The teaching hospital has a level 3 NICU and the docs are up to date on all the new drugs and therapies for preemies (in case the twins need it). The private hospital also has a level 3 NICU and is also up to date on all the new things for preemies. So, it will be interesting to see which one he prefers. My choice would be the private hospital only because it is closer to my house.

Well, that is all for today. Hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

8 weeks!

Plus a few days... So we went to the RE on 7/1 and got to see the quads again. All 4 HBs here in the 150s-160s so that was cool. We also were discharged from the RE's care to my OB!! Yaaay! My first appointment with the OB is on 7/6. Very exciting!!

I am feeling ok. I have been trying to keep the nausea to a minimum and I think I am doing a good job. My belly is getting bigger everyday and I have officially grown out of my regular jeans into my maternity jeans. My regular shirts, however, I can still wear. I have a few that are getting a little tight, though. Last weekend I went shopping with my mom for maternity clothes. We found an AWESOME sale at JC Penny!!! I got these really nice maternity jeans for $6!!! No joke! There originally like $30 but were like marked down a bunch of times! I found these 2 maternity tops that are super cute! I need to go back and get more stuff. The only problem I am encountering is that there are no stores in my area that sell Plus sized maternity clothes. I am going to have to travel about an hour away to find a few stores that sell plus sizes. That is NOT fair! I am also starting to realize that my boobs are getting bigger. I knew this would happen, I just was not expecting it this soon. I think I have already gone from a C cup to a D cup. How big are these things gonna get?!?!

As far as the reduction goes, I am waiting to hear about whether the insurance will cover it. Then we will start making arraignments to go to NYC. I am a little scared about the whole thing. I hate that we even have to do it...

Well, that is all for tonight. Hope everyone has a great 4Th of July!!! Happy Independence Day!