Danielle, YAY! So glad you're joining us over here! I'm sorry that you haven't been able to enjoy food. That really sucks. I seem to remember that you and your DH like to cook a lot, right? Eeek! Sorry about the high protein and early signs of pre eclampsia. How are you feeling today? Please KUP asap! I'm sending you tons of positive vibes!!!
Babywings, I don't think it's weird. I STILL knock on wood and worry that I'm jinxing myself! I think the worry never really goes away once you've had a loss. Yeah, I finally decided to order maternity jeans after spending the day at my BIL's house in complete misery. I can still button my jeans fine but once I try to sit down or bend over I'm in so much pain. I have 2 bella bands but for some reason they are really uncomfortable to me. I dunno...they itch! lol But, lots of people love them and swear by them. Oh no! I'm sorry about your check getting garnished. That really sucks! Stupid EX! I'm am glad that Zofran is helping you. I wish I had taken them. My RE prescribed them to me but I forgot to pick up the prescription and I just suffered through. LOL Very dumb of me!
Alissa, LOL...I know....I guess I'm going to have to start getting used to it. Haha! Yep...half a chicken all by myself! Oh how cool is that about your DH's cousin?! Bree Turner is very pretty! Lucky guy! lol So....do you see them a lot during holidays and such? How was the movie? I hope you guys had fun. I also hope you're having a good first day back!
AFM, Oh man, I am so freaking tired today. I didn't sleep very well last night. I feel asleep on the couch while Hubby was working on his laptop and I guess I yelled at him to let me sleep when he tried to get me to go to bed. I don't think I was fully asleep. I could hear the clicking of keys on Hubby's laptop and the TV blaring all night. I remember waking up at 4:55 am and deciding to go to bed and Hubby was wide awake still working. He woke me up again at 8 as he was leaving for work. Crazy man...I don't think he slept at all last night. I swear, you guys, my Hubby is crazy!
I need to paint my toenails today and get the house cleaned up. I treated myself to a cup of coffee but I don't think it's working. LOL
Oh and ugh! I had to return the other pair of maternity jeans. They were too big and itchy. Yuck.
We went to the mall on Saturday to buy a B-day present for my niece and realized that it was tax free weekend. The mall was sooooo crowded. We braved it and ended up with the cutest outfit for my niece at Gap Kids. We also ended up buying a little outfit for our little one too. Hubby saw it at Macy's and said "I want to buy this". I looked at it and it was cute but not gender neutral at all. I said that I didn't want to jinx us by buying boy clothes and he wouldn't let it go. He HAD to have the outfit. He was just too cute so how could I say no?! So we ended up buying it. So, buying one outfit turned into buying 3 more things for baby. Oh and they are all boy stuff. LOL
Jina, 15 weeks and still buttoning your jeans? That's totally not happening over here. I actually have two pair of pants that the button is no longer there... and I used to go by them while searching for clothes and now I go TO them while searching for clothes...lol. I had lost 8 lbs between my two doc appts about a week and a half apart, so I might be able to button something now, but I haven't even tried. I'm a big girl anyway, but lately I just feel huge!
Danny, good luck at your doc appt! I know you're miserable and ready to pop, but just keep thinking - the longer those babies stay in there, the better! And good luck with the p.e. Hopefully all the "symptoms" aren't leading to that.
I had to leave work early today. I just couldn't make it. I'm so tired and my stomach is still queasy (Even though when I'm at work all I eat is ginger thingys and crackers)...and I was just miserable. Plus I bought some new shoes and they made my feet hurt. So I left work, paid the power bill and came home and crashed on the couch. Feels nice to just...sit here.
Babywings - thanks for the good wishes. My in office tests looked much better this morning and my OB does not think the bloodwork and 24 hour test is going to show anything. Don't worry about the pant buttoning thing. I think it all depends on your body shape. I'm pretty tall and didn't need maternity pants for a while - I went to them sooner than I had to for comfort (around 12-13 weeks) just because I found less pressure helped some with my nausea. If your clothes are tight I started with some great below the belly pants from old navy that were pretty cheap when I wasn't ready to commit to this pregnancy. It was a way to tip toe into maternity clothes.
Jina - yes DH and I love to cook. He made shrimp tacos for me last night with two separate sets of shrimp (one seasoned and one plain grilled for me), 2 different quac (one without onions and peppers) and made a sweet mango/corn salsa and cabbage vs. our normal hot chipolte salsa. He is being a doll with this food thing. But he really does miss my Cajun cooking. I hope I can eat regular food soon!
Alissa - Hope you are doing well
AFM - Friday's doc appt scared me to death but today's appt looked much better and my OB does not think I'm starting PRe-E. I am very grateful for that. I was hoping for a vaginal birth and I still may have one if I go on my own, but they have scheduled a cesarean for me on September 6th if I don't go into labor on my own. Right now I'm Vertex/Breach and there are only a few doctors in the practice that will delivery 2nd twin breach and they strongly suggest not for 1st pregnancy with twins if there is an induction hence the cesarean if I don't go on my own.
Fingers crossed these babies make their entrance on their own in the next two weeks My doc is really pleased about growth, size and how well I've done. I'm thinking I have 12 lbs of baby and I don't have any more room!!!!! I'm grateful that I've made it to full term!!!
TTC since 2009
8/30/12 Lucas Anthony & Olivia Ann arrived at 37 weeks
Danny - Eek, sorry that you are not feeling well and having signs of pre-eclampsia and whatnot, although also glad to hear that your tests were better today. Are they going to be monitoring you more closely (or are they already?) now that you had a bit of a scare? BTW, I was lurking on your BB (I like to lurk on the other BBs, so exciting to see the belly pics, et cetera) and saw a belly pic you recently posted. Ohmigosh, you look so freaking cute! You're allllll belly! Anyway, glad that you are doing okay. About ready to be done, I'm sure.
Babywings - Sorry you were feeling so poorly today. Is your boss understanding about you needing to take it easy?
Jina - Yes, Bree is pretty, and very nice too. They live in LA so we don't get to see them that often, but they come out to Denver to visit DH's aunt and uncle a couple of times a year. They have a beautiful little girl, and will soon have a little boy (prob within the next month or so.) DH's cousin is a surgeon and also a stone fox, so they seem well suited to each other. LOL!
Yay for buying some baby stuff...even though you don't quite know for sure yet....you will in two days! Oh well, you can always return it if it turns out you need pink instead of blue.
Sorry you are so tired today. I hope that you sleep better tonight! Can't believe your crazy hubby stayed up all night long and then went to work at 8 am. Makes me tired just to think about it!
AFM - Today is my first day back to work (booooo!) Actually, it's not too bad. It's nice to see all of my work friends and tell them about my u/s last week and whatnot. On my lunch hour I went and bought a belly band since my jeans already hurt. I'm sure it's just bloating since the baby is the size of a freaking blueberry, lol, but I am still happy to be able to get more comfortable. Trying to decide what I want to make for dinner tonight. Will have to run by the store on the way home. Anyone have any quick easy relatively healthy dinner ideas for me?
Alissa, I work in a grocery store and I'm too tired when I get off (or leave early) to even buy stuff for dinner..lol Then I get home, and I'm like mannn, what am I gonna make? The only thing we have in the freezer is chicken and cube steak...and regular steak but that's not happening. I think I'll make some chicken marsala. Nice and non-healthy for baby.
Danny - I'm glad todays doc appt went better. Good luck being able to vaginally birth your twins. My mom told me a long time ago that twins run in my family. When I got preg she told me that again. There is not a single set of twins that I know of in my family... I love my momma, but she's silly sometimes.
babywings, I'm glad you were able to take the day off and relax at home. Sorry about the new shoes. I hate that! I always break in new shoes at home by stretching them out a tad bit by putting on 2 pairs of socks and then wearing the shoes around for a several hours. Always works for me.
Danielle, mmm....I love shrimp tacos! How sweet of your DH you make two versions just for you. I might have to make some shrimp tacos really soon! I'm so glad to hear that the appointment went well yesterday and that you still might have a chance at birthing them vaginally. I really hope you get to have the birthing experience you want. You're almost there!! You can do this!!
Alissa, how cool! Hehe...I think it's so cool that you have a famous actress in your family. Eeek! One more day! My u/s is also at 4pm. I'm going to keep everything crossed for both of us!! I'm glad you got a belly band. There's nothing worse than pants that dig into your tummy. Ouch! I'm going to start a recipe thread in a bit. Hopefully we can all share easy or delicious meal ideas!
AFM, I feel much better today. I got some decent sleep last night.
I made sun dried tomato and asparagus risotto last night and served it with a spring salad with champaign dressing. It was soooo good. Yum!! Not exactly healthy for you but sometimes you just gotta indulge a bit, right? I guess I'm finally getting some energy back because I've been really into cooking again. I love trying new recipes. I hope you all will join in on the recipe thread.
They moved my appointment up to today (in 45 minutes) because I am cramping and passing (small) clots. I know it's probably just the SCH (I HATE THAT THING! I'M SO MAD AT IT) but I felt like I should call since it's progressed to clots. Wish me luck. Can I just say too that I love my drs office for seeing me as often as I need them to? LOL I'm sure they are sick of me by now...
Glad they are accommodating you. I saw my RE until 13 weeks and they saw me all the time and I was on the phone with them too. It's worth your peace of mind!!! KUP let us know how your appt is. Hopefully it's the end of this SCH.
TTC since 2009
8/30/12 Lucas Anthony & Olivia Ann arrived at 37 weeks