Thursday, September 27, 2012

Bunnies and Hormones

Well, I finally made the first baby purchase!  When my other pregnancies reached 12 weeks I ran out and bought a tiny stuffed animal to put in the nursery.  After the 12 week scans came in last week I ran out and went from store to store until I finally laid eyes on these two cuties...

I ask you - who could resist these two little floppy-eared bunnies?  Just right for watching over sleeping babies.

The other part of this post is to send out a request for information on inducing lactation.  I breastfed both of my older children and I would like to do the same with the twins.  I have read a few articles on inducing lactation without the help of hormones - which is something I want to try.  The other option is hormones and Domperidone (which sort of sounds like fancy champagne).  I figured I would start the pumping within the month and then if nothing comes of it stop and go for the hormone therapy - which is supposed to start 6 weeks before the birth.  Any insight from moms who have tread this path before would be most appreciated.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Twelve Weeks!

Well, we have reached the twelve week milestone and so far so good.  I will have to say that by far this was the worst 2ww that I have been through - even worse than the pregnancy test 2ww.  I woke up this morning and checked the email - nothing.  Then got the kids breakfast and checked the email - nothing.  Mind you that I normally do not get the scan results from SCI until around 8:30am and the clock had not reached that time yet.  I decided to jump in the shower and then the phone rang - OMG - nobody calls me this early.  That was the shortest shower in history but it seemed to take forever.  I got out checked the caller id and it was my Mom - ugh!!  Checked email and there were the scan results - Mrs. K is doing very well and the OB is very happy with her progress.  The twins are fine. ------->

Nice side view of the little munchkin!

This one is laying sideways and looking over the shoulder.  See the little toes on the left. 

I don't know why I have been freaking out for the past few days but I have and it is so good to have a received a good report.  Phew!! I can't imagine what I will be like in four weeks.

Monday, September 3, 2012

10 Weeks down - 30 to go!

Well, just received our scan on this - our last unofficial day of summer, since the kids go back to school tomorrow.  I am hoping that with the start of school the days will go by faster.  Once my kids started school the days seemed to fly by at an unbelievable rate.  I think this is because of holidays and vacations - and assignments that come due so quickly you are scrambling at the last minute to find pictures of cell reproduction online.

Dr. Shivani says that everything is looking fine and that our surrogate Mrs. K is doing well. The babies are starting to look like babies instead of pickles.  According to The Bump our babies are the size of prunes - which is gross.  Who picked that fruit for this week?  A prune, really, I am going to override that observation and go with strawberry.  My babies are the size of chocolate covered strawberries - the kind you can get from the Godiva store in the mall ;-)

Here is a picture of our two little strawberries. One seems to be looking right at the camera and waving - I bet she/he is even thinking "Hi Mom!!"  Such smart little strawberries - we can't wait to meet you!

Hi Mom! from Strawberry #1

Strawberry #2