December 19, 2012

Week 12: Plums and Wiggles

How far Along?
12 Weeks on 12/19/12.Yay!

How big are the Twinkies?
According to the The Bump, the babies are approximately the size of:
 

(On 12/16/12, they measured approximately 2.7 inches)

How am I feeling?
Today, I started to feel more like "myself" again.  On 12/16, I went to the ER from another pregnancy scare (placenta previa; everything checked out ok.  I was told to stay in bed until the end of Monday, or until bleeding stopped.).  Then the very next night, 12/17, I went back to the ER because all day I couldn't hold water or food down, I was having horrible stomach pain (like my actual stomach —not just belly pain in general) and my temp was rising.  I was concerned about dehydration and I wanted to make sure the babies would be okay.  So, finally, today was the first day with a normal temp and no stomach pain.  (ER doc said I probably picked up stomach bug when I went in to the ER for placenta previa —go figure!).  
I'm sure the next few days will only get better. ;) 
Sad, "down in the dumps", feelings are gone; but mood swings are much more sensitive.  

Weight?
 Okay, okay, I've finally gained half a pound.  :(
  It probably has something to do with the fact that I've been eating chocolate now...?  Or the fact that two little humans are growing inside my belly?  Either way, I need to keep my sugar intake in check —more than I did this past week.

What do I miss?
Not being concerned about every little thing (am I drinking enough water?  Am I eating enough fruits, veggies, protein If I go run errands or do housework, will the bleeding start up again?  Am I feeling both babies move or is that just one? ...)

Symptoms?
Bleeding/spotting (just a few days from placenta previa).  Extreme nausea (from stomach flu).  Hip pain (I'm assuming my body is making some extra room for the growth that is about to take place?)

Annoyances? 
Noise.  Smells.  Restlessness.  Insomnia.  Being stuck at home.

Cravings?
Pizza (which I have not given in to —yet).  Sweet bread (which I have not given in to —yet).  Chicken noodle soup.

 Highlights of the week?
Ending our first trimester!  We can't believe how quickly it's going by.
Chris felt the Twinkies move, for the very first time, on Saturday, December 15th! (and a few more times since)
We bought our very first baby items on Saturday, December 15th:
KJ felt the Twinkies move, for the very first time, on Monday, December 17th!
I can now feel the Twinkies move every single day, almost all throughout the day, and they sometimes even respond to my belly being rubbed or poked!!  :D  (oh and when I sneeze, they go nuts!!!)  I absolutely love it —every single moment.

I feel so incredibly honored and blessed that God has allowed me to experience these little miracles!  (If you don't already know, I have prayed for twins since I was six years old.  Crazy —I know!  So, this is just beyond amazing.  It's like God showing me His love, in a very tangible way, every single day.  I'm still in awe.)

 Belly Watch:

3 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness. So sorry for all of your ER scares. That's no fun at all. I hope you are feeling better soon.

    Melanie P.

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  2. Awww.. and sorry about the scares too!

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  3. Aw, thank you ladies. The Twinkies and I are doing very well now. Praise God! :D

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