Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Let's talk cribs

Although I'm only 12 weeks, it's time to start looking at cribs. With twins, they can come sooner and there's the chance I might have to go on bed rest and I don't want to miss out on the fun of decorating the nursery.

We'll find out if they're boys or girls on January 19, but for the furniture I don't think it matters to us which they are.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Some 12 week pictures!

We went to the doctor today and had a long ultrasound with the sonographer. She says the monkeys look good and are growing right on track!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Yeah, I'm fat

I broke down and wore maternity pants for the first time today. I can still fit in other pants, but by the end of the day (since I'm hungry all the time and feed the parasites almost constantly), they are a little uncomfortable.

I don't know why we don't wear these all the time. They are so comfy, and they're not even those real maternity pants, they just have adjustable elastic sides. I might never go back to real clothes...

Monday, November 17, 2008

Second heartbeat

Monkeypapa found TWO hearbeats last night! We were so excited. It felt really good to hear them both.

It's funny because he found the first, and then the monkey moved on him. I guess right now they have lots of room to float around in there since they're only about 2 inches each.

11 weeks today

Saturday, November 15, 2008

We heard a heartbeat!

We bought an at-home Doppler (heartbeat listening machine) so that we could try to listen to the heartbeats anytime we wanted. Although it's still early and hard to find heartbeats, we found one last night! Actually, Monkeypapa is the one who found it. We only heard one (we think) but we're not worried, because it is so early.

Keep growing, little monkeys! Next ultrasound is in 8 days and we will have new pictures for Thanksgiving.

10 weeks 5 days

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Monkeymama = bottomless pit

So I have been eating almost nonstop all day long and there's still 6 hours till I go to bed. I don't even feel full. I think I am eating more than Paisley (aka Monkeydogbrother) did when he had a tapeworm.

Monkeybabies, I am going to have to quit my job just to feed and water you at this rate. I am pretty sure I've gone to the bathroom 8 times and eaten 8 of the 10 hours I've been awake. I will continue to feed you because I want you to grow big and healthy, but just know we will probably not be shopping at Ikea anytime soon. Five hours with MonkeyGrandma with only one food break and sporadic restroom availability is not an option at this point.
Keep up the growing!

9 weeks 2 days or 8 weeks 3 days

Nothing much new here

It's pretty status quo at the moment. I'm feeling queasy/hungry every hour and a half or so and eating like a pig and drinking water like a fish. Monkeypapa continues to search through the laundry basket each morning for his clothes because I have no energy when I get home to put it all away. I have to use my energy for working & eating!