Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Are You Pregnant?

You have no idea how many times in the past three weeks I have been asked that. I am just shy of being 12 weeks pregnant, but I am suddenly one big girl. I have gained 8 pounds. Why am I so large? Here are a few theories:

1. The two months plus of prednisone that I was on.
2. The fact that I was super skinny before, so any fat is noticeable.
3. I have experienced no barfing and am only nauseated when I get hungry

I'm not really sure the reason, but I have not been able to squeeze into my size 0 and 2 pants for quite sometime now. I am in maternity pants.

Needless to say, I have had to tell far more people than I would have liked to that I am pregnant. I work in pharmaceutical sales and I can feel the various doctor's offices that I go into looking at my stomach. Some of them will ask others try to pull it out of me by asking questions. Everyone is always in shock when I tell them how early in my pregnancy I am. Thank goodness I can say, but I am having twins.

All and all I think it is good that I am putting on weight for the babies. Hopefully, that will help them in the long run. It's kind of funny to gain all this weight when I have always been so tiny. Running guy and I get many a laughs at how drastically my body is changing.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Update on the Twinkies

I've been a little mia, but nothing bad has happened. I have just been busy with life. My little Twinkies are doing great. I saw them on Tuesday, and they were measuring 10 weeks and 3 days which is exactly where they needed to be. Baby A had a heart rate of 176 and Baby B was 164. I have to say that we are already putting little personalities on these precious babies before they have even come out. For instance, Baby A is always so good; always cooperative with the ultrasound. It's always easy to see the heartbeat and at our 8 week ultrasound the yolk sac appeared to be a halo over Baby A's head. Baby B on the other hand is WILD! The first ultrasound Baby B hid in a corner and we couldn't see it's heart rate at first. The second ultrasound it looked like it was playing with a balloon (yolk sac). This third ultrasound Baby B was jumping and moving like crazy. So in summary Baby A is our calm angel and Baby B is our wild free spirit.

I have been completely off progesterone and patches for over a week and so far so good. My next doctor's appointment is at Maternal Fetal Medicine in a week and a half. They are going to work with my ob to help ensure that this is a smooth sailing pregnancy. I am not out of the woods yet, but each week that goes by I feel more confident that my little Twinkies are going to be ok.