Wednesday, June 20, 2012

11 WEEKS!!!

I'm still alive!!!  It's been a crazy month but we're hanging in there.

How far along:
11 weeks+1day

Weight gain:
+4 lbs

What I miss:
I'm a beer girl...and I'm not talking light beer.  I thought I'd truly miss it (especially when EVERYONE else is drinking) but I don't.  Not one bit.  The only time I've wished for beer is when I'm feeling anxious...just to take the edge off.  Speaking of which, that's what I really anxiety pills.

What’s up with my body:
Belly.  There is a DISTINCT difference from yesterday to today.  I'm posting a discreet pic though my feelings on this align pretty closely with Her Royal Fabulousness on this topic.  That said, I LOVE it when other people post them...please keep 'em coming.

What’s up with the babies:
This week, they're about the size of a fig (not that I have a good handle on a fig's size...).  At about 1.5 inches, they're nearly fully formed.  We had an u/s at 10w2d and they were wiggling all over the place (especially baby A).  We could see the hands!!!  Love.  My subchorionic hematoma has resolved itself (thank God!!) but my blood pressure was a little high and I need to keep an eye on it.

Snow cones.  Daily.

Most everything but snow cones.  I'm always really hungry (especially late at night) but can't ever think of anything that sounds good.

I've just had waves of nausea throughout the day.  Picked up some Zofran we'll see what that's all about.

Not yet...whew!

They've grown 2 sizes but don't hurt one bit.  A girlfriend at the pool asked me if I had gotten a boob job.  They're gigantic, I tell you.

My next appointment isn't until July 12th.  I'll be 14w2d.  How will I survive?!?  My girlfriend is bringing over her doppler tonight so I can't wait to check it out!  Should be tons of fun.

In thyroid cancer news, my hubby and I met with a fabulous surgeon and she is going to perform his 3-7 hour surgery on July 25th.  She does this exact surgery 4 days/week.  We felt very comfortable with her and are excited to get that nasty cancer out of his body.  We went to a local support group meeting on Saturday and came home with an overwhelming amount of information.  We even met  a guy that had the same surgery with the same doctor just 3 weeks reassuring! 

We're getting outta here!!!  We leave Sunday morning for  a 7-night cruise with the fam.  It will be so nice to get away from it all...


  1. Congrats! Lovely to hear that all is going well. I hope your trip is relaxing and fun and that your husband's surgery goes off without a hitch.

  2. Glad all is going great and that babies are growing and the sch resolved itself. I "popped" at 11w5d where everything just seemed to move, so I bet that's where you are at :). So exciting! Have you shared the news yet??

  3. It makes me so happy to read the post. I am glad everything is okay. I'm glad the SCH is resolving itself and I'm glad that your husband will be treated soon. Also, I wish my boobs looked like I had gotten a boob job! ;)

  4. I can't believe how much you have going on at once! Good luck with your Dh's surgery and thanks for the shout out. Many hugs!

  5. You are one of three people I was checking blogs yesterday to see if I missed updates and then bam all of three of you guys posted, LOL.

    Sounds like you guys are doing this. I hope your husbands surgery goes smoothly and he has a great recovery!

  6. Glad to hear you've gotten some good news! Have a wonderful time on your trip - you guys definitely deserve it!

  7. glad to hear everything is going as it should!! enjoy this pregnancy every moment you can....
    Have a wonderful trip. And I'll be thinking of you and your husband for his surgery!!

  8. I'm glad your SCH resolved, I've had them with my last 2 pregnancies (both twins)- it can be scary, blood after IVF always causes a freakout!
    Sounds like things are going great, don't freak out if you don't pick up anything on the doppler, I have a really good one and couldn't always pick up both babies and it's still pretty early for the doppler.
    Best of luck with your husbands surgery, my husband is a cancer survivor as well(prostate) cancer free for 7 years now.
    I look forward to following your story.

  9. Hi, I'm Alexis! Here from ICLW! Congratulations on your twins!!! I am excited to follow along on your journey!

  10. Hi,

    I have a quick question about your blog, would you mind emailing me when you get a chance?