I haven't done any of the weekly updates with symptoms etc. so I thought I would let you all know how I am doing and what is going on during pregnancy.
The shortness of breathe is still with me and it has taken me a while to get used to doing anything when it is hard to breath. I have learned that I have to take things slow and take many breaks in between.
I am eating ceasar salads at least four or five times a week.
My blood pressure has been pretty manageable since starting my medications. I have to take it daily and keep a log, but it usually runs around 130-140/ 60-75 and my pulse has stayed consistent around 112-120. I have started swelling in my feet, but I contribute that to the 100 degree weather and not drinking my 120 ounces of water daily.. I am going to say it, I HATE WATER! I wish I could drink 120 ounces of ice tea a day. This would make me very happy, but I don't think my OB or MFM would go for that.
Crazy stretch marks and especially on my boobs (which I don't understand) my boobs aren't even growing. One would think they would have to grow in order to get big purple stretch marks LOL.
My weight is doing fantastic! I have appointment next week so I haven't weighed. As of two weeks ago I was up around 14lbs since my first visit to OB and probably extra 10 before. He is very happy with my weight gain and said not to worry or change a thing. So I treat myself to a salami on rye with spicy mustard about once a week.
We have the nursery full of stuff. I haven't been able to work on it much lately because of the swelling. I hope my husband will be able to put second crib together and move the computer desk out this weekend.
I am also working on making name plates for each of the girls to hang over their cribs. Here is a little sample: I think they are going to look really good when I finish. I have a friend making the letters for me.
Last week I got results from my post IVIG blood work and for the first time all my levels were within normal ranges and my ANA was negative! It hasn't been negative in over 6 years. Dr. Kim still wants me to continue the infusions, blood thinners and steroids. I tell you this woman is a freaking miracle worker!! I wish all woman that had several losses would go see her. And even better news, I got my infusions down from 4 hours to 2 hours weekly ( YAY)!
Really as far as typical pains and aches from a twin pregnancy, I am feeling pretty amazing. I look at my stomach daily and stay completely amazed that it can grow so much! Although I am told weekly how big I am, I take it in stride and know that I am doing my best to keep my girls safe and gain weight for them. So I am now taking those comments with a grain of salt.
21 days until viability! This is going to be such a huge milestone for me. Next milestone is 34 weeks.