pregnancy · twins

Olive Juice

It’s weird how things become “things.”  Like mouthing “olive juice” when you were younger because the mouth motions are identical to “I love you.” I was always markedly disappointed that people weren’t sharing their affection with me. (My sensitivity started from a young age.)

Anyway, we have two little babies, the size of olives growing away as I’m nine weeks and some change. I’ve got my last appointment with my RE (reproductive endocrinologist aka fertility doctor) next Tuesday and my first appointment with my OB on Wednesday of next week.  I can’t believe I will hopefully be “graduating.”  I thought I wasn’t going to have my last appointment with DRW, but they want to say goodbye and go over some final things.  I’m looking forward to it because I don’t like loose ends and I would have felt a lack of closure.

I don’t really know what to expect at my OB appointment. I have a ton of questions, but I really need to write them out so I don’t forget anything. I think I’ll have the opportunity to do early genetic testing which I believe we’ll do. This is a bit difficult with twins because from my understanding, they can’t tell which is which from the preliminary blood test. This means that for sex, they can tell if I’ve got all girls or if there is at least one boy – but can’t tell if both are boys (until a later US).  All I want is for my little olives to be healthy.  I think I’ll also have a pelvic exam from what I’ve read and hopefully will get to spend some time going over the timeline for our babies’ births.

How am I feeling? Pretty good! I know I sound like a broken record, but man, I’m exhausted.  That is my biggest symptom that I notice.  It’s not aided by the fact that I’m having evening insomnia, but that’s slightly getting better.  As soon as I get off work, I have to lay down most of the time before I conquer any other household tasks.  I puked once this weekend due to some weird food aversion, but have felt okay in the nausea department other than that! I’m not very hungry but am forcing myself to eat every two hours some type of snack as I’m very focused on trying to make sure these guys stay in there until 38 weeks.

I’ve now read What to Do when You’re Having Two and am working my way through When You’re Having Twins, Triplets, or Quads: Proven Guidelines for a Healthy Multiple Pregnancy.  Both have been educational, but more than slightly fear-inducing.  So, I’m doing my best, eating my best, resting when I can, and trying to make sure I listen to my body.

I still feel random things in my uterus happening; I am just trusting that they are all okay.  My body is…changing…in different ways, but I wouldn’t think it is noticeable to anyone but me and Justin. I’m looking forward to the changes as my body continues to nourish these two little rays of sunshine.

We are still feeling very cautious. It is still very shocking and doesn’t quite feel “real.”  I find that talking about it helps and I’m sure this feeling will subside as I get further along in the pregnancy.

I’m headed to Chicago this weekend to see Kelly and am hoping that she doesn’t think I’m a huge unfun drag, haha, but I’m so happy to be able to visit and spend some time with them.  It will be a lovely weekend trip.  Also, we will be flying out of the Columbia airport…after the Denver incident, I have my fingers crossed.



3 thoughts on “Olive Juice

  1. Hello Annie,
    Your mother shared your blog with your Uncle Dan and me today. We had no idea that you and Justin had been through such a long, arduous journey. We are so very glad that there is reason for optimism and joy now. Please know that you will be in our thoughts and prayers during the next few months. I KNOW all will go well!
    Much love from us.
    Aunt Nancy

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