Today marks 15w5d that I have successfully carried my two little hoppers. I am still freaked out when I think of having/raising twins. Although I am working on it daily, acceptance. I love them both so much already and yet some days it doesn't even seem real that I am pregnant with one let alone two babies. I think the only thing that keeps me somewhat sane is using my doppler daily and having that reassurance they are still with me. I go in to the MFM clinic tomorrow so they can check on the active blood clot and hopefully tell me all the bleeding I am having is the clot dissolving.
I made a big step this weekend. While browsing at the consignment shop I found a double stroller with two car seats ( only slightly used) and four bases. I wouldn't usually buy used car seats, but the cost of only $75 for all of it, I couldn't pass it up. Since I will be driving babies 98% of time, I will get the new car seats and use these in Al's truck. We were going to buy two seats and four bases originally, but like I said, this was a great deal. They also have the side impact on them. Then I bought about 20 onesies. I was so nervous after this purchase. All I kept thinking is what if I lose the babies still? Maybe I should wait another few months to make these purchases. Of course my husband reminded me that so far everything has gone pretty smooth. I also looked online and the chance of miscarriage at 16 weeks is 0.6%. So after our gender u/s this weekend I am going to see if my MIL will make some curtains and bed skirts for the cribs. I am not going with a theme or doing much decorating. We will be looking for a new house in about a year so there is no sense of doing to much now. We are leaving the walls the same neutral color and I will put in wood blinds so the room can stay dark for sleeping etc. I also priced the nursery furniture and believe I can get it all for under $500. That includes the (2) mini cribs, (2) mattresses and (1) dresser. My hope is to put babies in cribs starting from day one. I am also wanting a pretty expensive monitor for their room and hoping to find it second hand somewhere. I don't plan on going overboard on buying stuff for them. Most of the things today you use for a few months and its done. I want to be realistic and also as frugal as possible. Knowing that our biggest expense is going to be daycare. I want to save money towards that.
I did have to take my wedding ring off last week. I have also noticed that my ankles are also swelling. This is just a reminder that I am no longer a "spring chicken" and need to remember I can't do everything I did 17 years ago with my daughter. Luckily, Al does so much around the house. He does all the cooking and now does 90% of the chores. I am so spoiled and blessed to have such an attentive husband. He is going to be an amazing father!
Here is my 15w3d bump pic: After cutting down on steroids my weight gain is So much more manageable. Of course gaining weight doesn't bother me. I think I am only up 23 lbs now. 19 lbs I gained within the first 7 weeks.
You can't noticed by looking at the picture, but I am losing my hair bad! I have a few bald spots.