Wednesday, June 25, 2014

19 Weeks

Not sure I ever thought I would be here blogging about being 19 weeks pregnant and especially with twins. I had a bit of a scare last night. I couldn't find one of the babies heartbeat with the doppler. I searched and searched for over 30 minutes. Usually I can find them within a minute or two. Mentally I was freaking out, but decided to take a break and take a shower, plus drink a glass of ice water. About an hour or so later I found both heartbeats in the 160's and sounding beautiful. I guess I am still on edge when it comes to this pregnancy and I guess it will be like that until I have both my daughters in my arms. Although I have really improved on my stress levels as the pregnancy has progressed. I can promise that once you become pregnant the stress and worry doesn't just go away.

We took a huge step and ordered cribs this week. Al also put together the dresser for the nursery. We are missing a few pieces so that is on hold until they come in this week. The old rocking chair I had with Cierra just came back from being stripped and they are putting the new varnish on it. My MIL is working away on the curtains, bed skirts and cushion for rocking chair. I have a custom Esty order for the mobiles that should be here in a few weeks. The nursery in theory is coming along pretty well. I can't wait to get it all together and just sit in there and imagine the day when I am watching our girls in their cribs. I will post pictures when it is all finished. I already have the "before" pics. 

Today was my OB appointment and things are looking good. My bp is staying around 130/70. I did ask about my weight to ensure I am doing everything right for the girls. My first visit to the OB I weighed 190 and at today's appointment I was 204. He is very pleased with my weight and said I am doing a fantastic job. I know how important it is to gain weight for these babies and who am I kidding, I love to eat!!! 

I also heard back from Dr. Kim and she put me back on Lovenox. I never thought I would be so happy to have my bruised stomach back, but I am! It has been a few weeks since my last big bleed and "knock on wood" I think we are over the hump and things are going to start improving throughout this pregnancy. I know I had a rough start, but I am feeling pretty amazing now. Of course I have the usually bothersome pregnancy symptoms, but that is to be expected. I am also still doing my weekly IVIG treatments and found out two weeks ago that my deductible for the year was met so that is A LOT less stress about paying for the infusions. Dr. Kim hasn't given me a stop date for them yet. She believes my levels have stayed elevated because of all the bleeding throughout first and second trimester and now that the bleeding has stopped, hopefully my levels will become lower. I am totally fine with keeping on infusions because I know it is helping my girls and keeping this pregnancy going. Although I won't be upset when it is time to stop :) My arm looks like I am a shooting up junkie :) I guess I am a human plasma junkie :)

My baby shower is set up for August the 9th and I am more excited than I thought I would be. At first I didn't want a shower, but quickly realized we will take all the help we can get with two babies. I did make my sister promise no games and she agreed. I am pretty excited to see old friends and celebrate these two little beauties. Oh! another big day is JULY 30th, VIABILITY!!!!

I will update my bump in the bump tab above as soon as I get done stuffing my face with goodies.

14 comments:

  1. Glad everything is going so well! :-)

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    1. Thank you. It has been a huge relief these past few weeks with everything falling into place.

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  2. I am so thrilled that everything is progressing with this pregnancy!!! I love reading your updates filled with positive events and excitement. My baby shower is Aug 10th, I will be thinking of you on yours and hope it exceeds your emotional expectations. xoxo

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    1. How exciting that our showers are only one day apart! I hope you have a wonderful time also :)

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  3. So many exciting things to come! So happy for you!

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  4. 19 weeks! It is crazy how time can go by.. It seems like you just got pregnant. I'm so excited for you!

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    1. I definitely think that other pregnancies go so much faster than your own! LOL

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  5. Yay for 19 weeks, 1 more week and we're half way there! Though, i'm sure with 2 you will go sooner than me, so you're probably MORE than half way!

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    1. My first goal is to make it to 34 weeks and then 36 weeks, ultimately 37 weeks! October 29th is 37 weeks. When is your due date?

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  6. You know what? You're officially at the midway point (most docs won't let you go past 38 weeks with twins)! That's amazing lady! Well done. I'll be sending good growing thoughts to your babies and will be hoping for a November birthday.

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  7. I am hoping with everything I have that they have a Halloween birthday! It is my favorite holiday by far and would be so exciting :) I would be 37w2d.

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  8. Woo hoo! Congrats on 19 weeks…and for a baby shower date…and crib ordering. All fun things. I'm so happy for you.

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