Friday, August 30, 2013

Surro Twins: Week 7

If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, then you know that my IP's are going to have TWINS!! If you don't follow me, well now you know!! I had my first ultrasound appt on tuesday and we instantly saw 2 babies!! We noticed that there was a 3rd sac, but it was empty. All in all, the babies are doing great and measuring on time!! Baby A's hb was 104 and Baby B's hb was 114. I am going back on wednesday for another ultrasound :)

Today is: August 30, 2013

How far along:  7 Weeks

Total weight gain: 2lbs

The Twins are the size of: Blueberries!! 

What is going on with the Twins: Hands and feet are emerging from developing arms and legs — although they look more like paddles at this point than the tiny, pudgy extremities you're daydreaming about holding and tickling. Technically, the twins are still considered an embryo and has something of a small tail, which is an extension of their tailbone. The tail will disappear within a few weeks, but that's the only thing getting smaller. Their Twins have doubled in size since last week and now measures half an inch long, about the size of a blueberry.

If you could see inside your womb, you'd spot eyelid folds partially covering her peepers, which already have some color, as well as the tip of their nose and tiny veins beneath parchment-thin skin. Both hemispheres of their babies brains are growing, and their livers are churning out red blood cells until their bone marrow forms and takes over this role. They also have an appendix and a pancreas, which will eventually produce the hormone insulin to aid in digestion. A loop in their baby's growing intestines is bulging into her umbilical cord, which now has distinct blood vessels to carry oxygen and nutrients to and from their tiny bodies.

What is going on with me: I'm still pretty nauseous and really tired. The belly bloat is in full effect. Zofran is keeping the food in my belly. 
Babies are: ???

Maternity Clothes: Yes.

Sleep: It's getting better but I am still tossing and turning. My hips are aching.

Movement: Too soon.

Symptoms: Nausea, Fatigue, Achy Hips, Frequent Restroom Trips.

Food Cravings/Aversions: Slowly, I am able to start eating more. 

Best moment(s) this week: 
Finding out that my IP's are going to be parents to TWINS!!

I'm looking forward to: 
- Another ultrasound on wednesday!
- Being done with all of these shots!

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Monday, August 26, 2013

Surro Babe: Week 6

Yes, I know I am a day late... I also had to recalculate my due date since it was wrong. I guess I am 2 days farther along than I thought!

Today is: August 26, 2013

How far along:  6 weeks 3 days

Total weight gain: none!

Baby is the size of: a Sweet Pea.

What is going on with this baby: The nose, mouth, and ears that they'll spend so much time kissing in eight months are beginning to take shape. If you could see into your uterus, you'd find an oversize head and dark spots where their baby's eyes and nostrils are starting to form. His emerging ears are marked by small depressions on the sides of the head, and his arms and legs by protruding buds. His heart is beating about 100 to 160 times a minute — almost twice as fast as yours — and blood is beginning to course through his body. His intestines are developing, and the bud of tissue that will give rise to his lungs has appeared. His pituitary gland is forming, as are the rest of his brain, muscles, and bones. Right now, their baby is a quarter of an inch long.

What is going on with me: I'm still pretty nauseous and really tired. The belly bloat is in full effect. I was prescribed Zofran for my nausea. It is keeping me from getting sick but I still have the worst nausea.
Baby is a: ???

Maternity Clothes: Yes.

Sleep: It's getting better but I am still tossing and turning. My hips are aching.

Movement: Too soon.

Symptoms: Nausea, Fatigue, Achy Hips, Frequent Restroom Trips.

Food Cravings/Aversions: Anything really. The only thing that I can somewhat keep down, is instant potatoes. Everything else comes right back up :(

Best moment(s) this week: 
Scheduling our U/S!!

I'm looking forward to: 
The Ultrasound tomorrow!!!!

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Sunday, August 18, 2013

Surro Babe: 5 weeks

First off, my second beta came in at 10,135!!! I personally think that there is definitely more than one in there!!!

Today is: August 18, 2013

How far along: 5 weeks

Total weight gain: none!

Baby is the size of: A Sesame Seed!

What is going on with this baby: At this point, your baby-to-be is about the size of a sesame seed and looks more like a tiny tadpole than a human. The embryo is made up of three layers –the ectoderm, the mesoderm, and the endoderm –which will later form all of the organs and tissues. In the top layer, called the ectoderm, the neural tube is starting to develop. Eventually your baby's brain, spinal cord, nerves, and backbone will sprout from here. This ectoderm will also give rise to skin, hair, nails, mammary and sweat glands, and tooth enamel. Your baby's heart and circulatory system begin to form in the middle layer, or mesoderm. (This week,in fact, the heart begins to divide into chambers and beat and pump blood.) The mesoderm will also form your baby's muscles, cartilage, bone, and subcutaneous (under skin) tissue. The third layer, or endoderm, will house the lungs, intestines, and rudimentary urinary system, as well as the thyroid, liver, and pancreas. In the meantime, the primitive placenta and umbilical cord, which deliver nourishment and oxygen to your baby, are already on the job.

What is going on with me: I'm still pretty nauseous and really tired. The belly bloat is in full effect.

Baby is a: ???

Maternity Clothes: Just about!

Sleep: It's getting better...

Movement: Too soon!

Symptoms: sore boobs, nausea, waves of morning sickness, exhausted, moody.

Food Cravings/Aversions: I've been craving ice cold chocolate milk and fruits and veggies.

Best moment(s) this week:
Getting our second beta results - 10,135

I'm looking forward to:
Our first ultrasound on the 27th!!!

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Surro Babe: Week 4

I can't believe that we am currently FOUR Weeks Pregnant :) I will now start my weekly stats for my IP's! Since they can't be here for the pregnancy, This is a great way for them to stay connected to their Miracle!

Today is: August 11th

How far along: 4 weeks {due April 20, 2014}

Total weight gain: None.

Baby is the size of: A Poppy Seed!

What is going on with this Baby: This week marks the beginning of the embryonic period. From now until 10 weeks, all of your baby's organs will begin to develop and some will even begin to function. As a result, this is the time when she'll be most vulnerable to anything that might interfere with her development.
Right now your baby is an embryo the size of a poppy seed, consisting of two layers: the epiblast and the hypoblast, from which all of her organs and body parts will develop.
The primitive placenta is also made up of two layers at this point. Its cells are tunneling into the lining of your uterus, creating spaces for your blood to flow so that the developed placenta will be able to provide nutrients and oxygen to your growing baby when it starts to function at the end of this week.
Also present now are the amniotic sac, which will house your baby; the amniotic fluid, which will cushion her as she grows; and the yolk sac, which produces your baby's red blood cells and helps deliver nutrients to her until the placenta has developed and is ready to take over this duty.
What is going on with Me: I should be going in for more blood work this week to make sure the numbers are doubling! Then I get to schedule the first ultrasound!

Baby is a: ?? We still have a little ways to go!

Maternity Clothes: No, but they sure do look comfy!

Sleep: I'm up every few hours and I have been tossing and turning..

Movement: None yet!

- Waves of Nausea
- Completely Exhausted
- Very Tender Boobs
- Belly Bloat
- Mood Swings

Food Cravings/Aversions:
- Ginger Ale is my life saver.
- Craving Fruits and Veggies.

Best Moment(s) this past week:
- Telling my IP's that I am pregnant with their Miracle :)
- Finding out our Beta #'s!

I'm looking forward to:
- The first ultrasound!!!
- Finding out how many babies are in my belly!!


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Friday, August 9, 2013

Betas are in!

My clinic called me with my first set of Betas!!


I am beyond thrilled with that number!! We definitely believe that I am carrying Twins!! We will find out in about 2 1/2 weeks!! I should be getting an u/s at 6 1/2 weeks! I need to stay at the same dose of meds and go in next friday for my 2nd beta!

My IP's are Officially going to be Parents!!!!

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