Be thankful and grateful. We lost Justin's grandmother last night, which brings on a slightly more somber tone to our Thanksgiving in St. Louis this year. We left work early on Tuesday to spend some time with her as we were unsure if waiting until today was the right move. I'm thankful we got that… Continue reading Today and every day…
Bell Peppers in my belly
18 weeks tomorrow and I've got two little bell peppers growing away in my belly. We're getting closer on some names for our babies and overall doing well. How far along? 17w + 6 Total weight gain/loss? Not sure. I'm guessing up about 10lbs at this point! We will find out at the next appointment.… Continue reading Bell Peppers in my belly
In Utero… 16 weeks
RIP Kurt Cobain Wednesday was a very busy day. I toured a daycare (that I liked better than the previous, but there are not two open spots) and then diligently worked until it was time to see our sweet babies! We got to the ultrasound and didn't have to wait too long before we were… Continue reading In Utero… 16 weeks
Today Was a Good Day
I'm gonna see how many references I can make to members of NWA throughout this blog's tenure. After relaxing and reclining for the morning, I met Justin at the doctor at 1:30 PM. We were taken back to the ultrasound room quickly, something for which I was very thankful. It was my first belly ultrasound… Continue reading Today Was a Good Day
Krasbeans and other units of measurement
Yesterday, we had our 8wk ultrasound to check in on our little guys. According to various apps, they're the size of either kidney beans or raspberries. I'm finding it disconcerting that they're compared to food constantly, but I also am having trouble thinking of alternatives. Perhaps a small pebble? A stack of seven nickels? 300… Continue reading Krasbeans and other units of measurement
6w1d and our first ultrasound
Today marked my LONG wait and just over two weeks since I was confirmed pregnant. We went in this morning and they took my blood pressure and weight prior to walking me in. This was another vaginal ultrasound (like I'm used to) since it's so early. My blood pressure was surprisingly normal and I'm still… Continue reading 6w1d and our first ultrasound
How many sticks does it take?
The spotting had continued since Monday and man, it sucks. I took a pregnancy test last night again and was worried bc the one of the lines seemed light. Recently, I've been getting the hours between 1-4 am to myself, blissfully awake with only the internet to keep me entertained. So I've read about everything… Continue reading How many sticks does it take?
4 weeks, 2 days
Gestational ages are a weird thing. Even though I know exactly the day I got pregnant, I still have to account for the random two weeks in my cycle where nothing happened. So, my egg retrieval was on 6/18 and my babies were transferred on 6/22 at 5 days old. I found out I was… Continue reading 4 weeks, 2 days
I started spotting on Friday. Maybe spotting's the wrong word to call it. I wiped and there was some discoloration on my toilet paper. This continued off and on throughout the weekend. My friends said it was probably nothing: either an irritation from my suppository, old blood, just a fluke, etc. I was able to… Continue reading Holy. Shit.
I <3 Eggs
If I've been around your children for any significant portion of time, I assume you've heard me singing "I love eggs, from my head down to my legs...." This commercial apparently resonated with me a bit too much because it's constantly stuck in my head. I thought it was something everyone knew, but I've gotten more… Continue reading I ❤ Eggs