Monday, November 22, 2010

2nd Trimester...

Here I come.  Well, technically I'm already there but it's been a long 14 weeks.  Here are some things I never knew about pregnancy:
  • I would fear going to the bathroom.  When will this toilet-paper obsession stop?
  • My boobs do not even look like my own.  I've always been a full figured gal, but lately the girls are out of control.  And OMG, they are so sensitive.
  • Morning sickness is a misnomer....try all day nausea.  I'm 14 weeks in and am still taking Zo.fran
  • Grandmothers to be become CRAZY!  My mom and I have always been close and talk on a regular basis (daily or every other day), but now the conversations are different.  Never about work or gossip about family.  Always "are you eating enough?", "how are you sleeping?", "do you need me to do anything?".  I know she means well, but I swear I'm not handicapped - I'm pregnant!
  • Round Ligament Pain....I dread sneezing and coughing.  I've never had that kind of pain down there.  And don't even get me started on the sensation known as "lightening crotch." 
Needless to say, pregnancy has not been what I thought it would be.  I guess I had this idealistic view of it.  Boy was I wrong.  Mr. MBC reminded me last week that just because I "don't enjoy pregnancy" doesn't mean I love our babies any less.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

11 Weeks Update

If you look up the definition of a Bad Blogger, you'd see my picture.  There hasn't been a lot to report, and I've been so exhausted. 

How far along? 11 weeks....WOO HOO for double digits!

Weight gain/loss: Still no gain.  I've lost the bloat weight and I'm actually down by 1 pound.  Most people say "dont' worry, it will come" but I want both babies to be born at a healthy weight.  According to Dr. Luke's book, I should gain about 20 pounds by 20 weeks!?!?  I'm trying not to stress about it because I had some extra weight prior to my BFP, so I keep telling myself the babies are eating away at my stored fat.

Maternity clothes? I'm wearing maternity bottoms but most of my tops are regular tops.  As for dresses, I've bought a couple of maternity ones, but I can still wear many of my pre-pregnancy ones as well.

Stretch marks? No more than the ones I started with....

Sleep? Not so great.  I have no trouble falling asleep, but staying asleep is an issue.  I still take my Ambi.en on occasion, but I really do not want to take it every.single.night. 

Best moment since last update? Mr. MBC brought me roses to celebrate the 4th anniversary of our 2nd first date.  So sweet.  Also, seeing the sweetest girl in the world stand up in church and announce that "my daddy and Mrs. MBC are having twins!". 

Food cravings: Cheese....anything with cheese, especially mac and cheese

Genders: Unknown...should find out around Christmas.  I've got to find out if the anatomy scan is done at a regular appointment or if it's scheduled seperately.  I'd love to surprise my parents and my MIL with bibs, onesies, or something at Christmas to announce the genders.  This is going to require a little bit of fibbing on mine and Mr. MBC's part, but it's with good reason.

Belly button in or out? Still in.  I have a scar from having my gallbladder removed at the bottom of my belly button.  I wonder if/how the scar will come into play.

Movement? None yet.  Everyone tells me I should start to feel flutters within the next month or so. 

What I miss? My energy :(  A good friend of mine said that she felt a world of difference when she hit 12 or 13 weeks.  I'm counting the days!

What I'm looking forward to: My appointment next Thursday.  I'm nearing the end of my 1st 4 week stretch of no dr. appointments.  It's been quite the adjustment from weekly appointments for bloodwork and ultrasounds.  Dr. H said we'd be able to hear the heartbeats at this appointment.  YAY! 

Milestones: Hitting double digits, only 20 days left of progesterone vaggi-tabs