Thursday, April 21, 2011

12w4d "Recap"

Welcome to ICLW week! This is my first full ICLW week as a pregnant person and I totally understand if right now you want to close out and find someone else on the list to read about. I get it.

I am now 12 and a half weeks pregnant with my little miracle twins. Our perinatologist thinks that they are girls! and yesterday I walked out of my REs office for the last time in hopefully a couple years at least - well unless I go back to say hi or something. But I graduated with two heartbeats so I am now a "normal" pregnant person for the next 6 weeks (until my next high risk appointment).

I am not showing. I have not gained any weight yet. I am still throwing up occasionally (like once a day). I am not as tired anymore though, but I sleep like crap now. So pretty much life is good. I don't feel too sick, and feel just a little pregnant. Everyone seems to say the second trimester is the best - so I'm really excited for it. We are almost there depending on who you ask.

My week of Dr appts is over so I get to relax. have a 30 minute drive to all 3 Drs and so I usually call my mom, dad, or siblings. They were always confused because I was calling them on my way to my Drs appointment, yet again. But that is over now. and I'm down to 2 Drs and no appointments for 4 weeks. It was really scary though on Tuesday coming home from the OB. It was right before lunch, and I was pretty hungry. And I didn't think about it at all when they took 3 vials of blood right before I drove home... So I'm driving down the freeway, 70 mph, talking to my dad and my hands start going numb, tingling like crazy. Then my feet, and I'm having trouble breathing and starting to get super light-headed. I'm only 7 minutes from home now so I think maybe I can make it. But I am hyperventilating a little and can barely move my fingers. So I decided it probably wouldn't be good to pass out driving 70 mph and surrounded by semis. So I got off and bought some candy at a gas station and a drink of water at their cafe thing. The waitress was super freaked out when she saw me. I was all pale and sweaty. Took like 15-20 minutes to feel somewhat normal again. Moral of the story-- EAT and carry snacks with you (especially when you go to the Dr and get surprised with blood draws!)


  1. How scary, I'm glad you took care of it quickly!

  2. Oh my word! I'm so glad you're alright! Congrats on getting ready to embark upon that second trimester!!!

  3. Oh wow - how scary that must have been! I've been carrying peanut M&M's and a bag of dried apricots with me for weeks - it definitely helps when I feel low blood sugar - just like you describe...

  4. Oh my gosh, how scary it much have been to experience that! I am only 7 weeks and have to bring snacks with me everywhere in addition to eating regular meals all day. and when I get hungry, I feel like I have to eat immediately. very different for a girl who used to have coffee for breakfast, a late afternoon snack and a big dinner.

    COngratulations on your twin pregnancy! So exciting! and especially sweet when we've been waiting for this for such a long time.

  5. Stopping in for ICLW! Congrats on the pregnancy, but that drive sounds scary! Glad you were able to get it under control with a quick snack. Good luck with everything!

    ICLW #150

  6. Congratulations on your twins! So exciting!! I'm also glad to hear you're okay. It's super scary when your body does things like that. I was at the vet with my bunny in the first trimester and all the sudden couldn't focus on a word she was saying. I really thought I was going to pass out. She was really nice and got me a glass of water and some candy but it was such a scary feeling. It was also the first time I told a random person I was pregnant. It felt like a total out of body experience. I hope you don't end up in that position again. Good luck with everything!!

    ICLW #117

  7. Hi from ICLW! Congrats on your twins! I'm glad you are doing ok. You give me hope (we are moving to IVF) that we will get pregnant. Best wishes for a healthy pregnancy!