*Update* Gabe is doing okay, he wants to come home very bad. I checked into flights and the best we could do would only put him home about 16 hours earlier for almost $900. For now we just keep our fingers crossed. He is washing his hands like crazy and wearing a mask at all times. My new worry is him catching something on the airplane and bringing it back to me. :-( We plan to keep our distance from each other and to both wear masks at all times until we are sure he doesn't have it. My Mom works for a local hospital and can get him in Monday morning to be tested. Thanks for thinking and praying for Gabe, he will be home Saturday evening.
*Craving of the day peperoncinis and pickles!
Your baby's skeleton is changing from soft cartilage to bone, and the umbilical cord — her lifeline to the placenta — is growing stronger and thicker. Your baby weighs 5 ounces now (about as much as a turnip), and she's around 5 inches long from head to bottom. She can move her joints, and her sweat glands are starting to develop.
I had a breakdown last night. The city Gabe is in has actually closed down the schools and had reported cases of Swine Flu. We got off the phone last night and I couldn't stop crying. He is going to start wearing his mask at all times and we will cross our fingers for the best. If he gets it, he will be forced to stay there. I am not even allowing myself to think about that... can't do it. For now he feels fine. He is strong and could make it through, but his Dad couldn't. I just want him home... yesterday!
My BFF took me out to Mexican food last night and tonight I have acupuncture. When can I stop going to acupuncture? I really really want to stop I can no longer afford it. Wait, I could never afford it, but now I really can't. What do I say? How do I say it? I swear I owe much of the cycle success to him, so I need to let him down gently. The truth would be best... that I just can't afford $90 every two weeks (it used to be every week.) Maybe I will see if I can wean down to once a month. He really does help, he helps with my headaches and will eventually be able to help with back pain too. For now, he just keeps my chi even.
4 more days until honey is home
7 more days until gender scan, and Cinco De Mayo style celebrating
12 more days until my 1st Mother's Day
16 more days until my MIL gets here and sees my belly
22 more days until my 20 week scan, bathing suit shopping, baby shopping, and dinner at Benihana's for MIL's B-day
26 more days until my 27th birthday
I was recently asked what I wanted for my Birthday, my response "I already got what I wanted."
That is so true, but..............
What I really really really want is: For our two babies to be born healthy in September
Although a car detail, our bathroom painted, our baseboards touched up, and the pregnant Willow Tree figurine would be nice too. I have waited SO long for that figurine.
The doctor was great today and was great about me coming in unscheduled. I saw the bubs for a second, and we saw a little butt right away. The doctor said "oh yeah, you wanted to be sure of the gender..." I screamed "NO, NOT WITHOUT MY HUSBAND!" So he quickly turned the screen off before I caught a glimpse. I would have had a good glimpse too as he was using the probe cam to check my cervix. Darn, so close! Only 7 more days!
I didn't mention it before because I didn't want to freak anyone out, or freak myself out any further, but one of my biggest concerns was this clear leaking fluid I was having sporadically. Well, they cotton swabbed me and ran it over a test strip and it did not turn blue, it is NOT amniotic fluid, but it is more than likely pee, since a Bub has situated himself right on top of my bladder. Nice and embarassing huh?
So thankful that the Bubs are fine, Gabe was also very thankful. You could tell he was very worried and so relieved when I had good news.
The 50 cent text message from Mexico on the way to my appointment: "Good luck! I love you guys so much!" The three of us love you too Daddy, and we will all sleep much better tonight!
I am also missing my babies, it seems like so long since I have seen them on ultrasound. Counting down the days, only 8 more!
I am a little worried, for those that have BTDT (been there done that) is harding of the uterus okay? It seems that every once in while everything tightens up and I can actually feel where each baby is laying. It is starting to scare me because it sounds like braxton hicks, which I read in my books doesn't start until about week 20. Is that what it is? Should I be worried? Should I call the doctor? I noticed if I stay VERY hydrated I don't get them. I have had a total of about 6 in the last three days. Any thoughts?
Update 1:48 PM: Honey made it safely a few hours ago and was greated with a mask to protect against Swine Flu. Oh my!
They ARE Braxton Hicks contractions. I have NOT had any today. I was on my feet and was a busy bee yesterday and the day before, so I was told to take it easy, drink plenty of fluids and call the doctor if they become more frequent. They will be checking my cervix next Tuesday, which makes me feel better. Now off to enjoy my Mac and Cheese (craving for today.)
He decided he wanted to lose weight shortly after we found out we were having twins. You are going to love why he decided to do this. To be healthy and have energy for me and his babies! Isn't that just the sweetest thing? So proud of you my love, all three of us are! We thank you and love you mucho.
My love is going on a trip to visit his Father in Mexico next week. I am nervous about him leaving, not sure why. Please say a little prayer that all goes well and he returns home safe and sound. We haven't been apart for that long in ten years (the last time he went to Mexico) and I am NOT looking forward to it. I love that man more than I can ever explain and will miss him so much while he is away.
May 5th marks our next appointment which brings me back to last May 5th. It was spent in the ER discovering that I was having a miscarriage and a huge ball of emotions. I pray this May 5th turns out better than the last.
If you have a minute please pop onto http://in2mesee.blogspot.com/ and give Polly a big congrats and a special prayer. For those of you who don't know... Polly holds a special place in my heart. I owe a lot to her, we met on FF and she referred me to the study program, which didn't lead to the pumpkins, but led to the doctor and the path that brought us right here. Thank you so much Polly, I am so happy for you and am praying for you and your little one(s) often. *Hug*
I will be updating the tickers on the right to reflect a twin pregnancy due date. The OB won't allow me to go past Sept. 23rd, so I will use that as the new due date, although technically the new due date is Sept. 16th, which is 37 weeks and full term for twins. I just pray we make it until at least September 1st.
Watch what you say... tiny bones forming in baby's ears mean the little one can now pick up your voice. Eyebrows, lashes and hair are starting to fill in, and taste buds are forming. And, if you're interested, an ultrasound might be able to determine gender. http://www.thebump.com/
Get ready for a growth spurt. In the next few weeks, your baby will double his weight and add inches to his length. Right now, he's about the size of an avocado: 4 1/2 inches long (head to rump) and 3 1/2 ounces. His legs are much more developed, his head is more erect than it has been, and his eyes have moved closer to the front of his head. His ears are close to their final position, too. The patterning of his scalp has begun, though his locks aren't recognizable yet. He's even started growing toenails. And there's a lot happening inside as well. For example, his heart is now pumping about 25 quarts of blood each day, and this amount will continue to increase as your baby continues to develop. http://www.babycenter.com/
That is my craving for today, I came across some at the Long's Drugs today. It was SOOOO good. I am normally not a fan, but I guess the babies are. For those of you who don't know what it is... it is very similar to Sunny Delight.
Off to drink so more and give Memphis a bath before I fall asleep. I will be lucky to make it to 6 p.m.
Happy Birthday! We cannot wait to meet you, but we will... we promise (until atleast September). Next year at this time you will be holding us in your arms. I hope you have a wonderful 50th birthday. We have such a beautiful Grammy!
P.S. We bought you a present, and cannot wait for you to open it.
Last week was a very emotional week between the loss of Bill, the reality that we will probably lose Ozzy, and the debate we had about getting rid of Memphis. I look forward to weeks that are not full of so much emotion and I look forward to what I hope is a very memorable weekend.
Happy Easter! Happy Easter!
Baby A - Boy
Baby B - Girl
He saw something between Baby A's legs and looked and looked and could find nothing between Baby B's. He told me not to trust it, but I asked for a guess and a guess I got, and guess what? I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I sure hope he is right.
I have been referred onto the Periontologist/Maternal Fetal Specialist. This is the doctor we saw for the NT scan. I will still be seeing the OB in town once a month, but I will also go to Walnut Creek every 4 - 6 weeks. In Walnut Creek they will be doing more thorough ultrasounds and cervix checks. I am very happy with this, not because I don't feel my OB is capable, but just because I want to be certain all is well and in Walnut Creek they specialize in multiples. I am also glad because the ultra sound machine in the other office is FANTASTIC, which means BETTER PICTURES!