Sunday, February 27, 2011

12 weeks (a little late)...

We had a great time in San Diego last weekend.  It was so nice to get away and relax... and relax I did!  We drove down Saturday morning, checked in, and had a nice lunch over looking the harbor.  It was beautiful, cold, but beautiful!  Later, I spent a couple hours at the spa.  I had a Swedish massage and a scalp massage.  With all my headaches, the scalp massage is a bonus!  We went to an ITALIAN restaurant (my first one since before six weeks!) for dinner at 5pm and all I wanted to do after was get into my PJ's.  We were in bed by 630, rented a movie and I was asleep by 830.  The following day we had a nice breakfast, then came back to the room to get ready for Sea World.  I was STILL exhausted!  I still got ready and we went to the park.  We saw three shows, The Dolphins, Sea Lions, and of course, Shamu!  All of them were really good.  For dinner we went to an authentic Mexican restaurant (my favorite pregnancy food!), which you have to being so close to Mexico!

Monday we headed home and I could NOT WAIT to see my puppy!  All I could think about is how its going to be when we have the babies.  It is going to be so hard to leave them, even for a night out, if I have this hard of a time leaving my Oliver!  I don't think C and I plan on going on vacation without the babies for a VERY long time... we waited too long for them!

The rest of the week I was so tired and lethargic, hence the blog hiatus!  I was thinking once I hit 12 weeks it would be like a burst of energy.  Not so much.  But I am feeling better overall.  The nausea has definitely dissipated :-)

How Far Along:  12 weeks 3 days (but I'm going to write from 12 weeks exactly)

How Big Are the Babies: The twins are large plums!! I can't believe how big they are getting!

As you move into the second trimester, baby shifts into the growth and maturation stage. After weeks in the critical development stage, almost all of her systems are fully formed.

Total Weight Gain: 9! Yikes!  Its not uncommon with twins, however.  For twin pregnancy's, I need to gain 24 lbs by week 24.  The weight gain slows down in the third trimester since there isn't much room for eating large portions.

Maternity Clothes:  I have been raiding my friends closets!  I am still fitting into my jeans but HAVE to use the belly band to keep them up.

Sleep:  Sleep is good!  I have been sleeping a lot.  Still waking up to pee, however.

GENDER: 4 more weeks!!!! However, I went to visit my mom (a L & D nurse) at  her hospital on Wednesday and she did an ultrasound.  Baby B (on top) is our wild child and was doing somersaults and kicking, etc.  Mostly all we saw was his lil behind.  I know that genitals look very similar at this point, but honestly, it looked like a lil penis was there!  Obviously this is a guess, but both times we've seen him, he is the more active one.  Baby A (I think) is a danty lil girl.  She was sleeping for almost the whole time, but then got woken up by hiccups!  It was adorable!  She would hiccup and her arms and legs would fly up!  Hilarious.  I think she's a girl because she is always the calmer one ;-) 

Movement: Maybe two more weeks!

Food Cravings: Mexican food!  Crunchy shell Beef taco's!

What I Miss: I'm still missing red wine, especially when we went to an Italian restaurant!  Other than that just having more energy!  I'm waiting for my spike!

What I'm looking forward to:  Vegas Baby!  We are leaving for Vegas on Wednesday for 5 days!  This is an awards trip for C.  He made Chairman's Circle, the top 10 in sales (Mortgages) the country for his company.  Its definitely going to be different going to Vegas pregnant, but we get to stay at Encore (smoke free!), go on a helicopter ride to the Grand Canyon, and have another spa day!  I'm so proud of him <3

Milestones:  No more NAUSEA!!!

Symptoms:  Fatigue, sore boobs (I've gone from a 36 C to 36 DD!!!), headaches (still!)... nothing new really :-/



ousoonerchick said...

I can't believe your already at 12 weeks!! Crazy! Glad your feeling better!

Allison said...

You're adorable!!! Glad the nausea has gone away - as for the energy.... over the last week or so (I'm 14w2d), I've found I have more energy during the day, but still need to go to bed around 8pm to feel that energy. I have a singleton, though - I imagine twins would take a bit more outta ya.

Calmly Chaotic said...

Your bump is very cute! I am up a lot of weight fast as well but I guess it's normal. I am super tired at night too and glad I'm not the only one going to be super early. Vegas sounds great!

My Vegas said...

You look lovely in that pic! I am jealous that you wrote no more nausea!!! Jealous! I stayed home today because of the puking and nausea! wah!

Krista said...

So glad to hear things are moving along so nicely...and no more nausea...woo hoo! I can't wait to find out the sexes of the babes....I hope a boy and a girl!!! Have fun in Vegas sweetie!!!

Karenda said...

Love the sweet baby bump! Crossing fingers for a boy and a girl!

Rachel said...

White Flower Oil ( was introduced to me by my mother. During one of my headaches, she gave me this tiny bottle of oil and told me to massage it on my temples and forehead. Amazingly, it worked! Somehow the oil penetrates into the affected area and relieves the pain.

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