Anyway, things have been going great. Life has been crazy. After a long trip to UT, I spent 10 days back in MA getting ready to move back to UT. I stayed with my parents for the first week, then John made the drive across the country and we were able to get back into our house. Things for my whole family have been crazy the last couple of months, with lots of us moving. My brother got a job in Seattle and his family moved on Thanksgiving. My sister and brother-in-law, who had been living in our house, have now moved into the basement of my brother's house and my parents are living on the main floor. So we waited for them to get into their new digs so we could settle back into ours. We weren't here long though, before heading up to WA to spend Christmas with my brother and his family and help out with the arrival of baby girl #4 for them. John spent Christmas with us, then had to get back, but I was up there for 3 weeks and had a great time. I was sad to leave, but not sad to be done living out of a suitcase (which it feels like I did for about 2 months+). Now we are home and trying to settle into our new normal.
Normal for me is doctor appointments lately. My doctor is now seeing me every 2 weeks. I am doing regular lab work to monitor my thyroid and iron levels. I have had to do 3 urine tests. I recently failed my 1-hour glucose test, so I got to do the fun 3-hour test, but I passed. So no GD for me...and least for now. I did the test earlier than usual, since I am at higher risk anyway, so she may have me repeat in 4 weeks.
Even though I get an ultrasound at each appointment, the babies have been shy and we still don't know their sexes. My doctor's best guess so far is 2 girls, since we haven't seen boy parts. We haven't really seen girls parts either though, so we don't know for sure. My big anatomy scan is coming up next Thursday, so hopefully the babies cooperate and we can finally find out.
Overall, I am feeling pretty good. I still have a lot of food aversions, mostly to onions and meat, but it has gotten better. I still get tired easily, but I am always taking it easy. I am already slightly anemic, so I am starting an additional iron supplement. Weight gain is right on track, I am up about 17-18 lbs and am almost 19 weeks. Goal is 24 lbs by 24 weeks.
Tomorrow I am officially half-way to my latest delivery date (May 30th at 38 weeks). Hoping to get as close to that date as possible.
I have not been very consistent about taking belly shots, but I have taken a few:
|According to my mother: "You are blossoming!" which I think is the nice way of saying I'm getting huge. :-)|
And the most recent good photos of the babies I have, from 13 weeks at our NT scan: