Fatigue has kicked in full force this week. I honestly feel just as tired if not more tired than first trimester! I am able to do about one task per day then I am on the couch ready for a nap. I called Dr. I about it and asked him about being anemic. I was very anemic prior to doing IVF and I did get my levels back up before we concieved from taking prescription iron. I think I was so anemic from having my two uterine surgeries and after each BFN cycle I would bleed so bad I would almost be hemorrhaging!
I googled anemia in pregnancy and found that its very common and I can only imagine with more than one baby growing its twice as likely. I started taking an extra iron tablet, along with my prenatal, last week, with Dr. I's permission. He's going to test me again at my next appointment on Thursday.
So basically I am either exhausted from being anemic again or I am just exhausted from cooking two little ones. We'll see!
23 week update!
How Far Along: 23 weeks 2 days
How Big Are the Babies: Still papaya's! For some reason they are stuck at this fruit for a few weeks on my little updater!
Baby's little face is fully formed...minus the baby fat, of course. The next task at hand for baby: sprouting two teeny-tiny nipples!
Total weight gain: I haven't been on the scale since last week... I'm scared! LOL!
Maternity clothes: YUP!
Sleep: I've been sleeping a lot thanks to my new found exhaustion! Still wake up to pee at least twice a night!
GENDER: Two lil BOYS!!!! Yay!!
Movement: Now I know who I'm feeling when I feel them. Baby A is on the left side of my uterus, head down (stay that way baby!), and he kicks on my upper left side. Baby B is head up or breech and kicks on my lower right. Its so crazy when I feel them kick at the same time in different spots!
Food Cravings: hmmm... I love love milk and cereal and have to have one bowl a day, pepperoncini's on my sandwiches or on the side and in salads, still love mexican food, still hate steack and chicken breast!
What I Miss: My energy! I'm hoping the iron works and I get my energy back!
What I'm looking forward to: Making it to week 24... Viability! Four more days!
Milestones: Hmmm... I'm not sure I have any this week! =/ But, I love every second my babies are kicking... I'm hooked!
Symptoms: I definitely have the brown line, although its still super light! I have heartburn, fatigue, groin pain (I think I pulled a muscle), and my wedding ring is getting tight (boo!)! I am hoping it still fits at least a few more weeks, I'm getting my belly pictures done professionally! yay!