Wednesday, October 6, 2010


And I am happy to say I have nothing exciting to report.  As of tomorrow I will be 12 weeks along in this pregnancy, this is a big milestone for us and though we are still a little scared we are starting to get a little excited.  Overall I have been feeling  better than weeks past, I am finally able to eat three actual meals a day and have managed to even gain a little weight instead of losing it. This is a bittersweet transition for me, while I am thrilled to not feel sick all the time, the omnipresent nausea was also in a way comforting to me, a reminder that our little beans were there and healthy.  My body has mostly taken over progesterone production and we are now done with the nightly intramuscular shots (yay!).  My body has also taken up a few other neat little habits, like growing hair.  This is not super awesome, suddenly I'm covered in peach fuzz and for the first time in my life had to wax above my upper lip, because I wasn't having a hard enough time feeling attractive what with the constant belching and hormone induced acne happening.  Additionally I've become part blood hound.  Every smell is crazy intense, I can't seem to open the fridge without gagging and can somehow smell the garbage under the sink at all times.  Yesterday I had Brady remove everything under the kitchen sink and scrub it down with Lysol, and today I can still smell it (he smells nothing and thinks I am losing my mind).  Though it's early I've also started to show a little bit, at first I thought it wasn't possible but now there is really no denying it.  I have to unbutton my pants when I'm driving which has led to one or two embarrassing moments getting out of the car (note to self, re-button pants before exiting vehicle) and find myself living in sweatpants whenever home.  Overall I feel pretty good and am looking forward to my next ultrasound in a couple of weeks.  The upside to twins regarding the doctor appointments is that I will get an ultrasound at every one, I find this tremendously reassuring and look forward to seeing how much our little ones have developed.  Until then I am hanging out on the couch and counting the days until we are in the magical second trimester (7-14 days depending on which book I reference), keeping my fingers crossed and eating everything in site!