Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Posted by Jennifer at 1:51 PM
Monday, January 26, 2009
I went for a check-up at my OB's office today. There are four doctors at the practice and every patient sees each of the doctors throughout her pregnancy. I've met two of the doctors so far, and today I got to meet the third -- Dr. Torres. She was awesome -- definitely my favorite so far!
I weighed in, had my blood pressure checked and had a urine test to determine if I have a UTI. They said it's standard procedure to check, even if I don't feel like I have one. I should get the results in a few days. Weight and blood pressure were great. Afterwards, it was on to the exam room to listen for the heartbeats.
Dr. Torres found the first baby right away and there was a nice strong heartbeat in the 150's. It was time to move on to the second baby and every time she would start to get a heartbeat, the little nugget would move! It was pretty funny and made me really happy. Baby #2's heartbeat was also in the 150's.
Next Monday is our Level 2 ultrasound and meeting with the Perinatologist. My mom and Momma V (my mom-in-law) are going to come with Justin and I to the ultrasound. It's going to be great to have them there! I haven't seen the babies since my 7th week. They looked like little glow worms back then -- I really can't wait to see what they look like now!
This week, the babies are the size of a naval orange. Their legs are now longer than their arms and even though their eyelids are closed, they can sense light. If I were to shine a flashlight at my belly (but why would I ever?), the babies are likely to move away from the light.
Here's this week's belly pic. It was taken right before Justin and I went to Babies R Us to look at and compare double strollers.
Posted by Jennifer at 8:16 PM
Thursday, January 22, 2009
I've added a poll to the right about the babies' genders -- please vote!! We go for our big ultrasound on February 2nd, so I'm hoping the babies cooperate with us that day!
Week 14 belly shot:
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
My first stop was the maternity section at Kohls. What a joke. There were 3 small racks of clothing. That's it, just 3 -- and hardly anything in my size. I ended up heading over to the clearance rack and found a summer dress for $4.90 and shirt for $3.20. That made me feel a lot better about their crappy selection!
I then headed over to the Motherhood Maternity Outlet in Franklin Mills. I did a little better there -- I got 2 dresses for work and a pretty black shirt and only spent $51. For shits and giggles, I tried on that "baby belly" that they provide in the dressing room. It's literally a lumpy round pillow on a strap...not too attractive under my dresses.
Last night before I went to bed, I laid out my outfit for the following day. A pair of Express Editor pants and a black shirt. These pants fit me a week and a half ago with a belly band...but I barely got them over my butt this morning. They were so tight around my hips and butt that there were these awful creases in them that I would never be able to hide! I couldn't believe that my butt grew that much in a week and a half! I need to get some cardio in or something...
The babies are the size of a peach this week and are forming teeth and vocal cords. I should enjoy this quiet time with them because once they make their arrival, I'm sure they'll be putting their vocal cords to good use!
Monday, January 5, 2009
Posted by Jennifer at 1:30 PM
Thursday, January 1, 2009
Here I am at 9 weeks --
Here we are on Christmas morning -- I think I was 10 weeks 4 days...
Here is 11 weeks 4 days -- I've got a little pudge action going on!
I haven't needed any maternity clothes yet, but I have used the belly band a few times with my jeans. I could easily get my jeans zippered, but if I sat down, it was pretty painful on my belly. My mom bought me some maternity clothes for Christmas and I have to be honest...I'm a little scared of them! She got me a couple of shirts and a dress which is really pretty, but the pants with the belly panel freak me out. I don't want to return them because I'm sure I'll need them eventually, but when I tried them on, there was lots of extra room in the butt and thigh area. I know that they will probably get big as well, but it was strange putting the pants without a 20 week pregnant belly!
I hope that everyone has a lovely, happy and healthy New Year! May 2009 bring you lots of love and happiness!