Wednesday, July 30, 2008

8 weeks


8 weeks

Starting Weight: 147

Weight: 146

Waist @ bellybutton: 32.5"

How big are the babies? Kidney beans

Here's another belly pic. I think it's definitely a little bigger than 6 weeks. I can still hide it with baggy clothes, but any of my tanks show it off for sure! I just compared pictures and measurements from last time and I was this size at 16 weeks! Nice.

8 weeks Pictures, Images and Photos

Monday, July 28, 2008

Wouldn't you know....

So I had another appointment today...and wouldn't you know. It's TWINS!! I can't believe it! I was so prepared at my last appointment and actually expecting twins. When he said there was only one, I didn't really believe him and made him double check! I basically accepted there I was just having one baby. Now today at about 7 1/2 weeks...there are definitely two in there. I saw both heartbeats and they're looking good. Well, now I'm definitely high risk! Whew...I'm definitely still in shock!

8 weeks

Monday, July 21, 2008

6 Weeks

6 weeks
Starting Weight: 147
Weight: 147
Waist @ bellybutton: 32"
How big are the babies? Lentil beans

Well, I thought that I would start my weekly updates. I can already tell that I'm going to show faster this time...because I already have a tiny bump!

6 weeks

Thursday, July 17, 2008


Well, there's only one little bean in there! We had our first ultrasound yesterday and we got to see the heartbeat! My new doctor is really great and said that I can come in whenever I want, even if it's once a week! He said I can get as many ultrasounds as I need to make me feel better, which is really awesome.

As far as exercise, I can't do anything except walk until I'm 14 weeks, then I can do moderate exercise. It's going to be a long 8 weeks, but walking is good. I can't wait until I can do some weight training again.

It's hard to get super excited, but I can't help but think that I may actually come home with a baby in March. It's just too good to be true. I guess all I can do is take it one day at a time.
6 weeks

Monday, July 14, 2008

Two more days...

Ok, I am so impatient waiting for Wednesday. So either I'm really bloated or I already have a belly. I took at baseline pic at 4 1/2 weeks and had a flat stomach. Now I have a pooch. Nice.

I've also been just a little crampy for the past few days, but it's normal. I had it through the entire first trimester last time and it's just round ligament pain. It's not painful, just uncomfortable.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Round Four!

So my fourth round of numbers came back and at 23 DPO, they were over 24,000! My dr said 'Hopefully on Wednesday we'll see a heartbeat...or two.' I'm a little nervous because it's still pretty early and we're right on the line of seeing a heartbeat or not, so if I don't see one, I'll be freaked out, but it won't necessarily mean anything is wrong. I hope the next few days go by fast! Rob actually said he would be pretty excited if we have twins...I don't think he's thinking straight! I think the idea is great...the reality is a little more scary.

So no more exercise for me either until my appointment. My dr said we'll talk about it more on Wednesday, but I'm curious what he will tell me. I need to exercise!!

So I've definitely had a little more morning sickness. I would say it's been about 4 days now where I've been nausous and a few times where I really thought I would lose it...but so far, so good. I just can't believe I'm feeling sick this early!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008


Ok, so my new dr called today to give me my numbers from Monday, when I was 20 DPO, and they were 8602! He said 'we need to start thinking about multiples!'. Ok, so they are definitely a little on the high side. They are actually off the charts on some ranges that I've seen. All I can do is wait until Wednesday!

Also, so I went to the gym today and exercised and it felt really great. I'm not going to Bootcamp anymore :( because my dr said I should stop any 'strenuous exercise', just to be on the safe side, but I can still exercise. Anyway, I did the strength training class, which isn't even that hard, and now a few hours later I am spotting just a tiny bit! I can't believe it. Trying not to freak out, and scared that I did something bad. Also scared that I can't exercise now for the next 8 months!

Friday, July 4, 2008

First Symptoms

Ok, so I actually already started having some symptoms, which is strange, since I'm only four and a half weeks right now! I was totally nauseous yesterday and thought I was was going to throw up for half the day. It wasn't fun. Today I'm a little nausous, but not as bad as yesterday. This is going to get interesting.

I also got my blood work back to make sure that my numbers were doubling and they actually tripled, which is great news!
13 DPO-295
15 DPO-919

My doctor did say they were a little high, plus I feel like I'm having symptoms really early. Hmmm...twins anyone? I guess we'll find out in a few weeks!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008


After what seems like an eternity, but in reality was only three months, I finally got my much wanted BFP (big fat positive)! See pics:

So funny story really. We went camping over the weekend and I wasn't sure that I could wait to test until we got back, because I knew that if I was pregnant, it would show up on a test. Soooo, I brought two tests with me. On Saturday, June 28th at 6:30am (the birds woke me up), I went to the stinky outhouse and peed on a stick. I really truly did not think it would be positive, but the faintest line came up. I knew a line was a line, but still didn't believe it. I then proceeded to go into Pam's tent, wake her up, and stick my test in her face. She agreed that there were two lines. Then I went into our tent and woke up Rob and shoved the test in his face, but I'm not sure what he really saw, since he wasn't wearing his contacts. Needless to say, once he figured out what was going on, he was very excited.

So we'll see how insane I become during this pregnancy. I am scared sh*tless, to say the least. I am going to try and be more laidback, which most of you know is not natural for me, but I think that I am already making great strides (see sidebar for new birth plan). If you saw my old birth plan, you would be amazed.

Some things that I have learned:
-Once you hit 12 weeks, you are not in the clear!
-You have no control over what happens and stressing does not change anything.
-Stop and take a breath every once in awhile.
-Prayer works.