Things are going well. The babies are healthy and measuring great. I'm feeling better finally . . . can stay up later than
9:00 PM again and only feeling nauseous when I take a prenatal vitamin on an empty stomach (which sadly is almost daily- why won't I remember!)
We met with Dr. Knight and were able to get a few questions answered. We also found out I'll be making a few more trips to Sacramento than usual. Needless to say, I'm learning firsthand that carrying twins is different than a singleton. Since the babies seem to be sharing one placenta, they'll really need to keep an eye on them to make sure that each baby is getting what they need (oxygen, food, etc)
I'm really excited the first trimester is over . . . although it's been different this time around. A lot of times couples will wait to tell people they're pregnant after the first trimester since chances of miscarriage go down dramatically. However, when all your friends and family know you're doing IVF/Surrogacy, it's a little hard not to fill them in immediately . . . especially when everyone is aware you're going down to LA to get pregnant.
Lastly, I've had several people want Belly pictures . . . well, even with twins I'm not really showing all that much. Actually, that's a little off . . . ever since my belly stretched with Ruby 7 years ago, I've always thought I've looked 4 months pregnant. *smile* When I was pregnant with Preston and Sawyer, I hardly showed until the 5th month or so. I know it will be different with twins. The top part of my abdomen has already come out a bit, the lower part, again, since the birth of my first, has always been out. LOL! I promise belly pics will come eventually! Until then, perhaps I'll show some past pregnancy photos to get you all in the mindset . . . maybe next post.