Tuesday, December 28, 2010

10 Weeks

Not much to look at, but I figured its only a matter of time before I have a belly or more bloat and wish I had a belly shot of a relatively flat stomach. Unfortunately, I had a stupid look on my face so I had to crop my had off!

Thankfully, I finally started to feel better last week. Don't get me wrong, I still feel great, but at least I can eat more than crackers and grilled cheese. I was really sick from about 5 1/2 weeks through 9 weeks. Not that long in the grand scheme of things, but the guilt I felt made everything so much worse.

I mean, getting pregnant was a 2 1/2 year journey with 4 IVF cycles and I was miserable for the first couple weeks. I felt like I should have been happy and enjoying it. Instead I was moaning and groaning and so sick to my stomach.

I know its just the beginning of my pregnancy and I'm sure there are many more aches and pains in store, but for now, I'm going to feel happy and enjoy what I can!

How far along: 10 Weeks
Weight gain/loss: 0, finally back to my pre-pregnancy weight after losing 5 lbs early on
Maternity clothes: not yet
Sleep: wake up at nearly 1 am every night to go to the bathroom
Best moment this week: The u/s on Friday was amazing! Both babies were dancing away!
Food cravings: fruit and hamburgers
Gender: current feeling is 2 boys
Movement: too early
What I miss: having energy and working out
What I'm looking forward to: the NT scan on 1/12

Monday, December 27, 2010

Long Overdue Update

We are super excited to be expecting twins! I'm currently 9w6d along and while I didn't want to blog about the procedure, the risks and the emotional baggage, I did keep track knowing I would go back and update my blog, if for nothing more than my own personal reference.

Here is the quick timeline on where we've been:
Egg retrieval: 11/2
Embryo transfer: 11/7
First positive HPT: 6dp5dt on 11/13
First beta: 9dp5dt 347
Second beta: 12dp5dt 1,073
First u/s: 12/3 showed Twins and strong heartbeats
Second u/s: 12/24 (below) showed twins moving and dancing