Monday, August 31, 2009

9 Weeks...

Picture to Come!How far along? 9 weeks
How big are the babies? Green Olives
Best moment this week: I had one full day without nausea... it's the little things
Symptoms: Very nauseous and very tired. Also starting to feel a bit heavier these days
Movement: None yet
Food cravings: I had my Mom make me stuffed peppers Saturday because I really wanted them
Genders: Unknown
Milestones: Our babies are now fetuses instead of embryos!

Development: Your little embryos have now officially graduated to fetus-hood. Adding to the excitement, a Doppler ultrasound device might be able to pick up the beating hearts. With basic physical structures in place and increasingly distinct facial features, babies are kind of starting to look like...well...babies!

Headlines from the Week:

Senator of Massachusetts Edward Kennedy dies at age 77 after his battle with brain cancer

Disney to buy Marvel
The deal, which is for $4 billion in cash and stock, will bring such characters as Iron Man and Spider-Man into the family of Mickey Mouse and WALL-E.

Weather today:
Cloudy, 70 Degrees

Sunday, August 23, 2009

8 Weeks...

PhotobucketHow far along? 8 weeks
How big are the babies? Raspberries
Best moment this week: Finding out we're having TWINS and seeing their strong heartbeats!
Symptoms: Definite morning sickness, a little bit bigger belly, and still very tired.
Movement: None yet
Food cravings: I've really been liking soup lately
Genders: Unknown
Milestones: First ultrasound and appointment!

Development: Babies are growing like mad, putting on about a millimeter every day and continuing to straighten out in the trunk. Though you can't feel it yet, the babies are moving those little arms, legs, and (now only slightly) webbed fingers and toes like crazy.

Headlines from the day:

Hurricane Bill taunted the local coastline with a string of beach closings and safety warnings still in effect. Above, lifeguards check out the Edgartown surf.

Aerosmith’s future questioned amid woes
The band’s followers, and some people close to the band, can’t help but wonder: Is the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame-enshrined group - whose median age is 58 - nearing its end?

Weather today:
Partly Sunny, 80 degrees

Friday, August 21, 2009

Houston We Have a Heartbeat...

Oh, I'm sorry, did I say a heartbeat? I meant two heartbeats! You read right, we're having twins!!! Ryan and I are beyond excited right now. I will post some pictures from the ultrasound as soon as I get them scanned in. The Ultrasound Tech saw within 3 seconds that there were two babies in there. Both are measuring exactly the same at 7 weeks 5 days giving us a due date of April 4. Their heartbeats were strong too at 163 bpm. I have my next appointment September 3rd and hopefully we'll get more pictures of the little ones!

Here is there first debut!

Baby C #1

Baby C #2

Both Babies!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

I was mistaken before...

I NOW officially have morning sickness. The feeling before, it was just a "light breeze" of nausea compared to what I felt this morning. On my way to the train this morning, while eating a breakfast bar. I got to the end of my parking lot and got "the feeling". You know what feeling I'm talking about, the sweats, lightheaded, and that strangeness creeping up the throat. I braced myself for the worst, fully nder the impression I would be needing some serious detail work on my car in the near future. I blasted the air conditioning on my face and tried to find any sort of bag in the car, to no avail. Then, by the grace of God, everything started to retreat. Needless to say I was a bit nervous for the train ride into work and just hoped I'd be able to keep everything to myself for the duration of the ride. So my body's response to keeping everything in was to knock me out cold the entire ride. It was a nice little nap I must say.

Now since this morning's little episode, I have had several similar moments where I thought it would for sure happen. It seems to subside after I eat something. It's just getting to the point of actually putting the food into my mouth that seems to be the issue.

I am also very excited for my first appointment tomorrow. Typically the first appointment is just a lot of the basics and a checkup, nothing really exciting. However, with my last pregnancy my first appointment also included an ultrasound to see the baby's heartbeat. I am hopeful that since I will be seeing the same mid-wife that she will do the same this time around! Maybe I'll even have a picture to post up tomorrow! So until then I shall work on keeping my food down.

Monday, August 17, 2009

7 Weeks...

PhotobucketHow far along? 7 weeks
How big is baby? A Blueberry
Best moment this week: Going out to Wisconsin to visit Ryan's friends and going to his 10 year High School reunion.
Symptoms: A few waves of nausea and very bloated, but other than that doing pretty good.
Movement: None yet
Food cravings: None really this week, but eating a bit more these days
Gender: Unknown
Milestones: First flight with the baby :)

Development: Baby's brain -- both hemispheres! -- is growing fast, generating about one hundred new cells every minute. Arms and legs are emerging as joints start to form, and a permanent set of kidneys (baby's third!) is now in place.

Headlines from the day:

Here are a couple events from the past week: 40th Anniversary of the original Woodstock.

Les Paul, who helped revolutionize popular music with his innovations on the guitar and in the recording studio, died Thursday from complications of pneumonia in White Plains, NY. He was 94

Weather today:
Partly cloudy early...then clearing. Humid, 81 degrees

Sunday, August 9, 2009

6 Weeks...

PhotobucketHow far along? 6 weeks
How big is baby? A Sweet Pea
Best moment this week: Believe it or not, getting morning sickness. It's starting to feel more real.
Symptoms: Morning Sickness, slight food aversion at night, definite bloating, very tired
Movement: None yet
Food cravings: Cold foods like fruit, veggies, and cereal
Gender: Unknown
Milestones: Starting to wear some maternity clothes, mainly to stay comfortable.

Development: Growing like crazy, baby is starting to sprout eyes, ears, nose, cheeks, and chin. Those little hands and feet -- still webbed like paddles -- might wiggle by week's end, the heart is beating (almost twice as fast as yours!), and blood is starting to circulate.

Headlines from the day:

In his weekly Internet and radio address, President Obama uses the hopeful jobs numbers to make his case again for a healthcare overhaul.

More than a half-century ago, scientists helped eliminate rickets and goiter by fortifying food with Vitamin D and iodine. Now, scientists are altering the very structure of ingredients in laboratories, hoping to make things like milkshakes and mayonnaise into a new generation of healthier foods that fight cancer and obesity.

Weather today:
Cloudy and windy, 70 degrees

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Dinner is a Bust...

So for the past two nights I have had very good intentions of having a solid dinner. I keep telling Ryan, tonight we can have the steak tips, potatoes, and green beans. This all sounds fine and dandy until I get home and actually envision eating all of those items. So what have we ended up having instead you ask? Apple Jacks and Fruity Pebbles. Cereal seems to be about the only thing I can stomach at night.

It's funny because during the day it is game on with anything in sight, but once I walk through my front door the baby says, "Let's keep the running joke going and have cereal...again". This baby I am thinking has Ryan's sense of humour and eating habits for that matter, since Ryan is actually content with having cereal for dinner. So ok Baby C, I know you're due in April, and very close to April 1st, but the steaks are really going to go bad if we don't eat them soon. How about a night off from cereal tonight? Judging by the wave of nausea I just received, I'm thinking it will be another Apple Jacks night tonight. Anyone want some steak

Sunday, August 2, 2009

5 Weeks

PhotobucketHow far along? 5 weeks
How big is baby? an appleseed
Best moment this week: Starting to clean out the room that will become the nursery
Symptoms: BLOATED and still pretty tired
Movement: None yet
Food cravings: None Yet
Gender: Unknown
Milestones: Began a walking routine during my lunch breaks

Development: Your embryo, which doesn't look like much more than a tadpole right now, is actually starting to form major organs (heart, kidney, liver, stomach) and systems (nervous, circulatory, digestive). Baby's presence in your uterus triggers production of HCG (the hormone detected by pregnancy tests), which triggers the production of other hormones like estrogen and progesterone, which triggers all those great symptoms you've probably been noticing!

Headlines from the day:

"A federal jury on Friday ordered a Boston University graduate student who admitted illegally downloading and sharing music online to pay $675,000 to four record labels."

"The Senate passed a $34.3 billion energy spending bill yesterday that backs up President Obama’s promise to close the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste facility."

Weather today:
Mostly Cloudy with Thunderstorms, 80 degrees