March 21, 2012

22 weeks

Today will make it a 22w6d. I am doing very good so far. Before I gain too much weight or/and being put on bed rest, DH and I are busy doing major purchases such as dressers, cribs, ceiling fan, stroller etc..  I still have brestpump and crib mattresses to complete our list of large items. (large in $$$ as well). 

New Ceiling fan!
2 Cribs!

I took a pic of my belly this week.  Let's compare with previous ones.

17 weeks
20 weeks
22 weeks
*Weight gain -- Haven't weigh myself since last OBG app, which was 3/7 and the gain then was 13lb

*Eating habit -- I eat anything and everything. Hungry every 3 hours.

*Pregnancy Symptoms --- a tiny bit nausea after every meal, swelling of my hands and feet especially in the morning. Both of my feet are growing because my regular shoes are very tight. NO heartburn and NO body pain. 

*Exercise -- Just walking with three dogs after I come home from work,, about 1 mile. 

 *Medication -- I am still doing Lovenox shots everyday. It is for having higher risk of blood clotting. I am so used to it now, I hardly give myself a bruise anymore! 

I feel babieS kick me everyday.  Their kicks are surely getting stronger. They should be around 1lb each, which means I have 2 lbs in me already! Usually when the one starts to move around, the other moves too. When the one is quiet, the other is quiet too. They are only separated by thin membrane so I'm sure they can feel the neighbor's movement!  I think they can hear me now because when I talk to them they move as if they are responding to me! It makes me giggle.

About 2weeks till next OBG app!

March 7, 2012

20 week

Half way! Well, actually I am at more than half way, considering 36week as full term for twin pregnancy.
I now wear maternity pants for work. At home, I wear whatever clothes I can fit. Pajama pants are the best.
I still have nausea every so often. My appetite has increased dramatically. I see large amount of food on my plate thinking there is no way I can eat, but I chow down faster than my husband and finish,feeling I can eat more. And get a second! Plus ice cream as dessert. This might be a mile "craving" of mine.

So far, my pregnancy seems to be going really well. I haven't caught a cold or anything. Prenatal vitamin is really powerful.

*Weight gain -- 13lb.
*Craving -- vanilla bean ice cream, coffee frozen yogurt (both starbucks brand)
*Pregnancy Symptoms -- occasional nausea. I only threw up 4 times up during the whole pregnancy so far! Lots of pimples on my skin.
*Food I eat everyday -- oatmeal, apple, banana

Last couple of weeks, I have started to notice babies' movement. It started like a little tapping from inside the tummy. I thought it was my gas bubble. Then last few days I noticed the change from light tapping to light bumping. I am not sure how these twin girls are located in the belly, but I feel the bumping on right and left, and not the center, is because I have one of the baby placenta located right behind my belly. So I feel them at my side the most.  

Here are pictures of my belly... 17 weeks and 20 weeks. 
17 week
20 week
I had a monthly OB app today, 20w6d. Both girls are measuring the same and the growth is up to date. One weighs 12oz and the other weighs 13oz. Dr said he couldn't ask for any more perfect babies. 
On the contrary, my calcium is higher than last month. (my on-going condition of hypercalcimia). Dr recommended me to keep my endocrinologist updated on this. I decided not to. Throughout my years of calcium problems and consulting with world leading expert of this condition (parathyroidism) and surgery with him, I really think I have more knowledge of this condition than my local endocrinologist who mostly deal with diabetes on daily basis.  I know my calcium is ALWAYS higher than normal range. I don't need unnecessary testing telling me the same damn thing. There is NOTHING I or the endocrinologist can do to lower the level.
I just need to stay away from drinking milk, eating yogurt or cheese. Very unheard of ,,, huh?

My next app is 4/4. I probably will gain a whole a lot more in coming few weeks... eeeeek!

Will update soon!