Monday, March 15, 2010

6 Weeks

Today we got to see the babies' heartbeats. It was so amazing! It took 2 years, a miscarriage, 7 unmedicated ICI's, 3 Cl0mid IUI's, 2 injectable IUI's and IVF, but we finally got to see that fluttering miracle on screen. And we got to see it twice! Baby A is our overachiever measuring 6wks1day. Baby B is our slacker measuring 5wks6days. On the flip side, Baby B's heartbeat was much more visible. :)

Trina is officially miserable nearly 24hrs a day. She skipped morning sickness and went right to "round the clock sickness". Her appetite is a fickle thing. She has to eat small amounts every 2 or 3 hours to keep from getting sick, but if she eats one bite too many, it's all over. She keeps peanuts and saltines on her bedside table and frequently has to snack in the middle of the night to keep from starving to death before morning. As for cravings, I'd have to say that pickles still top the list but nearly everyday she "needs" one thing or another. Food aversions are making themselves known as well. She's thrown up her PB&J 2 days in a row now and I've been instructed not to even mention that particular sandwich in front of her ever again. Extreme fatigue is her other major pregnancy symptom. She's exhausted all the time and is having a real problem getting through her work days. It's not uncommon for her to get off work, take a nap on the couch, wake up for dinner then go to bed. Poor thing. Growing twins is hard work!

20 comments:

Kira said...

Im so very happy to see your twins growing!! Congrats again! Enjoy your gifts!

Ms. Diva said...

How exciting! Congratulations!!!!

Ruby at Breathedragon said...

All that pukiness will be worth it in the end! I hope Trina's suffering subsides, and congratulations on this amazing milestone.

Inlocoparentis said...

Awesome! It's all worth it in the end, I promise.

2 Chicks 1 Hatchling said...

Sorry Trina is in full morning sickness mode! It's been said that morning sickness is a good sign though...
I'm so happy to see the twins growing away - you both truly deserve it. :)

Candi said...

its all so amazing.. congrats!!!

Craving of Motherhood said...

so cool! wow- after you listed your jouney like that in one sentence, I am even MORE excited for you! These babies will have a great home! Your love has been so patient. Keep us updated!! We are going to try again....I go in for my IUI this morning. Hang in there with the morning sickness

Pufferfish said...

AMAZING!!! Congrats mommies and hang on for the roller coaster!

Carey said...

Congratulations!!! The sickness is all worth it in the end :)

2momswithaplan said...

Yay for all day sickness! Those babies are growing and thriving everyday. Trina sounds like she's doing a great job!

I read in one of the baby books that a woman's body goes through the same work as a mountain climber on a daily basis - and that's with a singleton! So I can only imagine what her body is going through now with two!

Schroedinger said...

This is GREAT! Congratulations. I have been following your journey for a long while and it has only just begun :-)

Mina said...

Great news! I'm glad you got to see the heartbeats, that's awesome!

KraftyKay said...

Morning sickness sucks, but its such a good sign--yay! I hope Trina gets lots of rest and that we get to see lots more pics of your cute little ones!

2momsmakinalilluvbug said...

Seeing the heartbeats is truely an amazing miraculous sight - I am so glad the lil ones are doing great and hope that Trina feels better - I know being pregnant is super exhausting...

anofferingoflove said...

yay!! congrats mamas!

sorry about the round-the-clock sickness. i had that too and its just miserable.

cookinupababy said...

Congrats congrats congrats! That is so exciting. As someone who just survived morning sickness, it really is all about finding the thing that week -- or that day -- that doesn't make you sick. It changes all the time. Just make sure she is taking it easy. It will pass soon :-) And the reason behind the queeziness is so worth it!

cindyhoo2 said...

Such wonderful news!! 2 perfect little ybs. The story of her food needs and aversions sounds like such hard work but that you are making it like champs. Big congrats!

Gia said...

ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
Wait i'm not done yet
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH teehee
Yippy!!!!!!

mama bea, bao in the oven said...

Babies! Twins! Heartbeats! Woo HOO!

I really hope Trina feels better soon--that constant nausea is rough. Sounds like you're taking great care of her, though!

This Mom said...

I'm so sorry Trina is sick. I understand. I had the around-the-clock sickness with my twins too. :( The ONLY thing I could consistently keep down was peanut butter sandwiches, no jelly. I think it had something to do with the sugar, since anything resembling dessert made me nauseated just thinking about it.