Got to see the babies yesterday, and I am thankful to report that they are still looking good! Their heart rates were similar (Baby A at 178 bpm and Baby B at 170 bpm), and I got to see both of them wiggle around a little. Hard to believe that is happening inside of me without me feeling it!
Baby B is hanging out upside down at the moment, which I wouldn't think would be comfortable, but then again, I wouldn't think being stuck inside of a uterus with another person would be all that comfortable in general. Regardless, glad that they both seem to be happy and making themselves right at home!
A few things I have been doing less often lately:
1. Working out - remember how I used to work out 5-6 times a week? Now there isn't even a guarantee that I will work out 5-6 minutes per week. Initially this was because working out was not allowed after the IVF transfer, but since then it has mostly been because (a) I haven't been feeling great, (b) I don't feel like waking up early since I am not sleeping as well (refer to #2 below), or (c) I am just enjoying having an excuse not to.
I would like to get back into the routine of at least walking on a regular basis, and might even give prenatal yoga a try with a friend of mine, but for now, I will just try to enjoy being lazy.
2. Sleeping through the night - I think I have slept completely through the night maybe once since the IVF transfer. Sometimes I wake up because I have to pee, sometimes I wake up in a panic about what could potentially go wrong with the babies, and sometimes (lately) I just have to cough or blow my nose. The good news is that the sleep that I DO get is pretty solid, and typically filled with very strange dreams.
3. Eating chocolate - Actually, this goes for dessert in general. I am still just not all that interested in sweets, sadly. In fact, if given the choice between a bag of tortilla chips and a bowl of ice cream, I would definitely go for the tortilla chips. Of course, 5-6 bites in I would feel uncomfortably full and then hate myself for hours after that. Fun times.
A few things I have been doing more often lately:
1. Drinking Sprite/7UP - I drink a lot of water and it is typically my preferred beverage. But sometimes lately I am desperate for anything that will (a) help settle my stomach and (b) get rid of the gross taste in my mouth. The only downfall is that they are a little too sugary for my liking (see #3 above).
2. Eating cheese - No lie, there were 3 days last week where my primary source of protein for breakfast, lunch, and dinner came from various forms of cheese. If eating cheese is wrong, I don't want to be right. (PS - Related fact: If the twins are both boys, I legitimately want to name them Colby & Jack(son).)
3. Using exclamation points in my blog posts - Allison pointed this out, and I hate to admit it (because it happens so rarely), but she is right. I suppose it should come as no surprise, though, that my writing seems a little more enthusiastic when I'm writing about carrying 2 babies versus writing about my depressingly uncooperative ovaries. (!)
Stay tuned for more exciting updates!