happy 7 weeks tuckie! not sure if i said that before?
happy 4 weeks kat!
scan went great except i almost fainted....again...i've come to expect it now so they put a fan on me, cold washcloth and i try and sit up as much as i can. it's just all the pressure on my blood vessels when i'm lying on a hard surface.
baby a (girl) is 1 lb, 4 oz and baby b (boy) is 1 lb 6 oz. They are right on track, she is just under and he is just over the 50th percentile, they said it's like a bell curve so they are about right in the middle. baby b flipped at some point as he's usually breech but now is almost head down. she said their heads and butts are pretty close to each other.
cervix was 3.47. so went from 3.3 to 3.6 to 3.47 in a few weeks.
heart - i think you naturally have a little shorter cervix as yours is holding up fine, it's shut tight and not funneling anymore and that's the most imp part. i understand the frustration of laying in bed (just due to being sick for a week and stuck in bed) and huge hugs to you, wished i lived closer. totally understand kicking dh, knew he would forgive you. you two are a very sweet couple. your job is so emotionally demanding too, i couldn't imagine....
pics! i am HUGE! up 23-25 lbs, depending on what time of day.
42 in around boobs
35 in under boobs
almost 42 in around belly
baby B on top pic, looking down, baby a profile on bottom pic
Heart - I am so sorry, I can totally understand how it would feel that this is not how you imagined pregnancy. Especially because we have all been waiting longer than usual to do all the fun pregnancy things, I am only imagine how difficult it is to adjust your thinking now you have to be home. I am glad you and hubby figured it out. I think its natural to be more emotional, and hormones are crazy things. I feel as though my hubs and I have had a few moments of that strange exaggerated frustration and misunderstanding, when I am over emotional and he gets cross, but then that make us both feel like crap and we quickly make up. I never liked fighting with him at the best of times but its almost painful to be in an argument now I am pregnant.
I hope that you can enjoy showing us your bump - i know its not the same things, but we are all here to celebrate your growing belly with you. And if you need us to be the reason you put on a bra every now and then, so be it!
Your job is also emotionally draining so I can only imagine how that adds to the pile for you. Glad that you have been able to cut back hours so that you can have time to lay around and rest but I feel as though it is a job that would be hard to leave behind at the end of the day.
Have they given you any hope that the best rest might not be indefinite? I am praying that your cervix gets its act together and impresses everyone at the next visit.
Also, my doctor told me not to eat or drink anything other than water for 2 hours before drinking that sugar drink. They gave it to me to drink at home 45 mins before me appt so I an go straight in to have my blood test. I feel lucky that I got an early-ish appt time 9am otherwise I would be starving. You bet I am taking something to eat as soon as the blood is taken. We have a long appt after that with the practice midwife who talks about the realities of the third trimester...hubby's coming too to that one so he can hear all about it. He hasn't come to many of the other visits besides scans. I didn't get a scan today just a heartbeat listen, and a belly measure.
I missed a few girls. Happy 7 weeks Tuckie and happy 4 weeks Kat!!
Hopeful you look awesome. Now you are looking like a twin preggo mama. Maybe it's the tighter fitting shirt. Your other pics were with baggies shirts. Loving the twin bump. Sounds like the scan was perfect. Love those pics. So sweet. They made my day.
Feeling better. Had a nice chat with my mom. She always helps to put things in perspective for me. A good cry always helps me to move on. I haven't had one in a while. I guess I just needed to get it out. Tim is being completely sweet and awesome. I'm so glad we communicate so well and that neither of us holds a grudge. All is better in the Hearty house.
Croy we posted at the same time. I take bump pics every Sunday and post them on the front page of my journal. I'll post my next one here to show it off. Thanks for the offer. But I still might not put on a bra! Lol.
My appointment is even earlier than yours. I need to drink the stuff at the lab at 8:15 am. Then I meet with my doctor at 8:30 then I go back for the blood draw. I wonder if I shouldn't eat anything at all. I really want to pass this test! Maybe I'll just drink water to be on the safe side. That's good advice.
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