Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Almost 18 weeks, progress updates

I'll be 18 weeks tomorrow, which means 6 weeks until "viability." Not a guarantee, but the next major milestone for me. It helps that it falls on the start of spring, and let me tell you I am counting down to that too. We are snowed in, and I am so sick of this winter already. I stalk the weather forecast like a hawk leading up to each appointment, worried I'll have to cancel.

My anatomy scan is Tuesday and I am anxious to see how the babies are doing, how they're growing. We're still not planning on finding out what they are, and very at peace with that decision. I am feeling more pops from Baby A, and I think I felt some from Baby B the other night. It's a start, and it definitely helps ease my anxiety. My doppler helps too, although sometimes it's really hard to find them because they hide. Hopefully things will look good, and everything will continue progressing smoothly.

I am feeling huge, and gaining everywhere. It's so hard switching from my weight loss mindset to "gain all the weight!" I'm definitely not restricting myself, I probably could eat healthier, and I am gaining a lot. But so are the babies. Whatever it takes to beef them up though. I can always lose weight again.

I made a blanket for one of the babies and intend on making a second, I just have to wait until I can get back out to buy more fabric. Darn snow storm last night has us beat. Anyway, I liked the Robot pattern for a girl or a boy and couldn't resist. It was adorable. It was my first time sewing a blanket, and I had a few things to learn but I think the next one should go smoother. I do plan on crocheting one for each of them eventually too. Sewing is much quicker though!

I'm still getting bruises from my Lovenox, which is to be expected. I think it's worse when I do them on the front of my belly. Part of me wonders if it's because that's where most of my stretch marks are. Maybe it's just a bad area. The love handles are still my friends, at any rate. It's a little hard to get to them now though. I am rather sick of my the injections, but I'm more than happy that I have a reason to keep doing them.

So, all seems to be going well. I'll update after our appointment next week.


Sara McLaughlin said...

You look beautiful! I love your updates, I am a looong time reader! I just suck at commenting :) I'm so happy everything is going great for you and the twins!!

Jennifer said...

You look great! Glad things are going well! said...

Great news about feeling them move :-) the robot pattern is adorable!! Up here in Wisconsin I am so sick of the colds that keep recirculating!! Bah. The injections hurt in my stretch marks too!! The bigger my belly got the less I could see and inevitably ended up doing the injections in then too

St Elsewhere said...

Well, you look great...and don't think of the weight...the babies are doing great and that's awesome. I love the blanket, and hopefully the other one is already in the works.

Anonymous said...

You look so wonderful!! I love that bump, it's just so perfect. The blanket is super cute, too. I love me some robots!!

Rebecca said...

Wow you look great! Proud of you for sticking to your guns on not finding out the genders. Think that J and I are going to cave with the next big scan!