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Friday, January 21, 2011

12 Week Update



I had my first OB appointment last week at 11 weeks, but all the doctor did was an exam and take a lab test. Today, I had my 2nd OB appointment at 12 weeks and an ultrasound! Both babies appeared to be doing well and were moving around (Baby A was quite the wiggle worm...so much so that the tech had a difficult time getting his/her heart rate). Baby A gave us a nice side profile, but Baby B gave us a direct facing (the alien look-lol). Also, I've included my first belly pic at 12 weeks...still don't look very pregnant, but a little bigger. I'm definitely feeling my pants tighten, so I've begun using the rubber band trick, but I'm not big enough for maternity clothes yet. The NEDC nurse called on Tuesday and told me that I could stop all meds and shots, because their placentas had now taken over and were producing the proper hormones - Yay for no more shots 2x a day! I'm now officially out of the NEDC's care and solely in the care of my OB office. My next OB appointment isn't until February 17th and my next ultrasound won't be until I'm 20 weeks (the longest I've been without an ultrasound) where we will also hopefully find out their genders. My OB told me today to enjoy my month off until February 17th because that would be the longest they would go without seeing me being pregnant with twins. Once I hit 20 weeks, he says I will be coming in a lot more frequently than a singleton pregnancy.

20 comments:

jesswilson said...

Congrats on getting off all the meds...what a milestone! Glad to hear your babies are happily swimming around. Prayers for continued healthy for all of you.

Micah, Tiffany, Andrew, and Elijah said...

So glad things are progressing so well. Praise God!

Jess said...

You look great! I can't believe that you are 12 weeks already.

Room for More said...

You look fantastic. I am glad the babies are doing well. They are super cute! Congratulations on graduating to the OB!

happymomof2 said...

YAY!!! Congrats, love the pictures. Glad to hear that all is going well. Just a thought I have been using the be band (got it at Tarjay) with your pants/ jeans. I have two. It can be irritating at times but right after it is washed it is the best etc...
It is hard to go that long without an ultrasound, I know. I am soooo excited for mine on Feb 3rd. I haven't had one for a while.
Hope you all have a great weekend.

Britney said...

you are itty bitty! the babies look gorgeous. i cannot believe you are already 12 weeks!

Ashley said...

You look so cute! And YAY for no more shots! I bet you won't miss those at all. Amazing ultrasound pics!

heathermohr said...

Wow - I can't believe you're 12 weeks already! Beautiful mama and beautiful babies!!!

Rachel and Clint said...

Wow! I'm totally having flashbacks looking at your photos (1) beign 12 weeks pregnant with multiples and (2) the embryo photo! I am seriously so super happy for you guys and can't wait to find out more news! BTW...my vote for gender is two girls!

Krisa said...

You look wonderful!! I am so glad you are free from shots!! I hereby nominate you for the Pincushion Award based on your almost continous use of PIO shots since June AND the fact that many of those shots were given with 18 gauge needles! Those babies are worth the pain~I know!!! Have a great weekend!

embieadoptmom said...

You look DARLING! CONGRATS!

Lisa said...

Love the bump! Love the u/s pictures! Love the fact that you are no longer on meds! To me, the last one, finally allowed me to feel 'normal' :)

Can't wait to hear what you are having!

Prayers being sent your way....

twondra said...

You look great!! Yay for being off the meds!!

Holly said...

YAY! All such great news!

Christina said...

So glad everything is going well! You look great, BTW! YAY for no more meds!

rebecca said...

You look so cute!!! Thanks for stopping by my blog and your words, sorry to hear your OB experience has been disappointing as well! I said the same thing to my RE's office, I wish we could stay with them the whole pregnancy:) Something I found to be really helpful during my first pregnancy at this stage when your pants start to fit tightly is something called a bella band you can find it at target. It works awesome & helps your regular pants to fit much more comfortably in this in between phase:) Continuing to send positive thoughts your way as you progress into the second trimester!!!

Tracey said...

So very happy for you, Jennifer! You look great and love the belly! Can't wait to find out what you are having!

Leah said...

Yeah! Looking good lady! It makes me smile to see your updates. I found some old pics the other day of us carving pumpkins at that little house michelle and i shared...fun times :)

Carli said...

I think you look really cute - very happy!

So glad to hear things are progressing well. It is hard to go from getting an ultrasound every week or two to going several weeks without one. The good thing for you is that, with twins, you will probably get more than most of us!

I also have a be.band. I am not a huge fan. I have difficulty with it riding up in the back and letting my unbuttoned pants ride down. But, at least the fabric covers the gaping hole in my pants. The black one seems to be less transparent than the white one, IMO.

Angela said...

Love the pics! So happy everyone is cook'n so well! God is good!