August 22, 2009

Signs of Movement

So for a couple weeks I have been feeling these little twinges in my stomach. I know the babies are moving but I didn't know if I would feel anything this early. So recently I felt this little pain in my uterus that lasted a few seconds. But it was different than the twinges I had felt before. The twinges were usually in the same spot. This time it was across my whole uterus. I didn't worry because it didn't feel like cramps but it was a very different type of feeling.

So today I decide to use my fetal heart monitor and listen to the heartbeats. Normally baby A is lower and to the left of my belly button and Baby B is up higher and to the right of my belly button. So I started on my right looking for Baby B. I could not find any signs of a heartbeat. But I didn't panic because I am not a doctor and I figured I just didn't know what I was doing.

So I move to the left to find Baby A. But I started above my belly button and I heard a heartbeat. It registered at 149-150 beats/minute. So I figured Baby A moved up a little. Well I decided to listen where I normally hear baby A and sure enough I heard the heartbeats at 150 beats/minute.

So now both babies are to the left of my belly button. A is below the button and B is above my belly button. So now I am wondering if that unusual feeling I have felt was baby B moving to the other side.

I called my husband and told him and he told me that the babies are playing in my uterus together! So cute.

August 20, 2009

16 Weeks 3 Days update

I have been away for a little bit. Last weekend I took my last road trip. My DH and a good friend and I drove to Atlanta for the weekend. I had a wonderful time. But when I got home I realized this is my last trip for a while. I was so exhausted when I got home. This will be hard for me because I am usually out of town every other month. I have a sister and friends who live 2-4 hours away and it was no big deal for me and DH to just up and leave. Well I guess not now.

This week I went into work. My first official day back is tomorrow and the first day for the students is next Wendesday. I ran into a few coworkers while I was getting myself ready and the word is out that I am pregnant. People were coming to congratualate me. I saw some of my students roaming around. I am actually looking forward to the first day of school.

The babies and I are doing fine. I use my fetal heart monitor and listen to their little heartbeats. I love listening to their heartbeats. My DH tells me to not do it so much so they can rest! In fact after I post this i will go listen real quick! I am still spotting but very light. I am not too concerned with it.

Well that is it until my next update.

August 13, 2009

Belly Shot

August 11, 2009

August 4, 2009

August 3, 2009

Allergic Reaction

This past weekend I spent it with my sister and my BFF in Cleveland. We had a wonderful time and enjoyed the concert. Well While we were there my sister's friend had some oatmeal raisin cookies and I asked her to bring me some to church. I said only bring them if they DON'T have nuts.

So Sunday she hands me a baggie with the cookies in the bag. I put them in my purse to eat later. After getting home last night, I wanted a snack. Then I remembered my cookies. So after eating one, my mouth started itching. I knew right away there had to be nuts in the cookie. Let me explain, my nut allergy is severe enough that I have to carry an epipen.

So I immediately called my sis and had her call her friend to find out if they had nuts. In the meantime, I rinsed my mouth out and brushed my teeth so hard. I was gagging and trying to get rid of any nuts left in my mouth. So I felt the wheezing coming on. I knew that was the second sign that this could be getting more serious.

My sister called back and confirmed what I already knew to be true. My sister's friend apologized. She said her mother made the cookies and she didn't think to ask if there were nuts in them. My sister explained to her how serious this could be for me.

So my husband wanted me to lay down. I didn't want to because I know that some allergic reactions can happen instantly and some can take a while to hit you. So I did not want to sleep in fear of my throat swelling. He asked if I could have the epipen. I said if it is life or death for me YES give it to me. But I was trying to hold out on taking the shot. So I did use my albuterol inhaler to help me breathe.

Slowly, I felt my breathing coming back to normal and my mouth stopped itching. But my stomach felt so nauseous. So needless to say I am ok now. I will discuss this with my doctor because my concern is, if I am allergic to nuts how will that effect the babies when I eat the nuts. I am usually careful when eating baked goods but I just assumed that when I said I can't have nuts that when she gave me the cookies they did not have nuts in them.

On another note, I have a friend who is also 14 weeks pregnant and she also went through fertility treatments. She started spotting last night and will see the doctor today. Please pray for my friend as she has had one miscarriage and is fearful it is happening again. She has fought uterine cancer and PCOS. Please pray her baby is healthy and she is healthy. Thanks!