Starting at 8 weeks, I have had pretty severe headaches and the fatigue has definitely increased. I have been a slacker blogger... SORRY! My headaches feel like migraines, but are just hormonally induced. Tylenol doesn't help so I don't take it. Supposedly by the second trimester, they'll be reduced. I have had less nausea lately, which I'm attributing to me eating more. I had to learn how to eat for three... not as easy as it would seem (especially with food aversions!)! I have been drinking more juice and eating larger portions (cereal and milk! YUM!), so that means I'm less likely to wake up at 3am and HAVE to eat (I only did that once this week! woo hoo!)!
I had my first OB appointment on Tuesday, and I have to say, I absolutely LOVE my new OB, Dr. Sayago! She is so caring and nurturing. I think she gave me like three hugs while I was there and kept telling me how excited she was for us! She also went through IVF(one reason I picked her), so I know she relates, and she also has twins (second reason I picked her!). She did IVF and got a single baby then surprise twins spontaneously.
Anyways, Dr. S did another u/s to check on the babies. She wanted to try to listen to the heartbeats, which I thought it was way to early to hear... I was wrong! Baby A she picked up right away, I immediately teared up! It is the most amazing sound to hear your babies heart beating. It was at 160bpm. Baby B was a little more difficult, he is further up in my uterus, but we got it... 157bpm. Both totally amazing!
She gave me 5 new ultrasound pics including the ones showing the heart rates, but honestly, they aren't that good. Plus, they were only a few days since the last ones, so I'm not going to post. I think the machines at the RE's are much better since they need to monitor tiny follicles.
I go back for my next appointment at 10 1/2 weeks... only 1 1/2 more weeks to go! Its actually kinda nice not having to go for a while. Its going to force me to stay busy and NOT get too anxious while waiting! The one after that is going to be a little more difficult, 14 weeks! That's long! Unless we decide we are going to do the scan to test for down syndrome at 12 weeks... undecided. We'll see...
Hmmm... that's all I can think of right now! I'm exhausted, time for a nap! Zzzzzzz