Wednesday, April 23, 2008

It'll be a suprise

For now, our decision is to NOT find out the sexes of our lil' walnuts. We'd like something in this long journey to be a surprise. Sure, we may change our minds, but for now that's the decision! In the end, we'll get more practical gifts and I will be less tempted to buy cute little outfits way before it's time!

No solid ideas for a nursery theme yet although I've seen some cute baby safari bedding we like. I'd love something ultra contemporary without the $$$ :)

I'll feel better about planning the nursery in a few weeks after we see our babies again for our first trimester ultrasound and screening.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

10 weeks!

Our babies are barely the size of a kumquat or a large walnut– a little over an inch or so long and each weigh less than a quarter of an ounce. They are now beginning the fetal period when the tissues and organs grow rapidly. They are now starting to kick and swallow, though I won't feel the kicks for quite some time. The kidneys, intestines, brain and liver are now starting to function.

Their tiny nails are forming and hair is beginning to grow on their skin. In the coming weeks they will double in size.

I'm now wearing maternity jeans! I'm still on a quest for long ones, so I'm off to the gap tonight in hopes that they have some.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Our First OB/GYN Appt

We had our first ob/gyn appt on Friday. It was VERY uneventful. We met one of the doctors in the office, she was very nice. She went over all our medical histories and did some paperwork and then gave us a schedule of tests that we may or may not want over the coming months. We didn't get an ultrasound :( Our next one will be between 11 and 14 weeks for our first trimester screening. The next one after that will be between 18-20 weeks. My next appt is May 12th and I we'll be able to hear the heartbeats via doppler then.

She didn't do an exam at all, which was odd to me. However, before our last IVF I had cultures done, etc. I did get a script to go get some bloodwork done as well as a script for my nausea. From what she tells me this should be my worst week and then I should start feeling better after this.

I'm definitely getting a baby bump already. I'll post pictures soon!