Thankfully the appointment on Tuesday went well and I was officially released from the fertility clinic. There were no tears, but there were hugs and promises of staying in touch, so basically it was not all that different from an actual graduation.
I intended to post an update on Wednesday but somehow this week I have stumbled into a Jessie Spano-like state of panic and I am too busy fretting about cleaning out the future nursery, finding adequate childcare after we both go back to work, and not having to take out a second loan on our house to be able to afford the diapers, wipes, and probably eventually formula that two babies will require. Oh, and then there is the time I’ve spent worrying about not eating enough leafy greens or getting 30 minutes of exercise every week, let alone every day.
I am sure that it’s normal to feel a little overwhelmed at this point, and I’m sure that it will pass. Or at least I hope so for the sake of my friends and family so that they don’t commit me to a mental institution before the babies arrive. I’m hoping I will feel a little less overwhelmed after meeting with the OB tomorrow because then I’ll at least have a better idea of what to expect as far as doctor’s visits go and he’ll be able to answer some of my questions.
Anyway, enough about me, let’s talk about the little ones:
Baby A was pretty lazy at this week’s ultrasound. Minus one little flurry of movement, he/she was mostly just chilling out (maxing, relaxing, all cool) and making him/herself at home. His/her heart rate was 147 bpm. Here’s a picture of baby A, presumably facing away from the picture.
They were measuring right on track at 11 weeks, 2 days (as of Tuesday), and I believe they are both about 1.5-2 inches long at this point. The fact that they will each be around 10 times that large before they make their debut terrifies me slightly, as I’m not quite sure how my body is going to make room for them both, but I suppose it will figure out a way.
We’ll be 12 weeks on Sunday, so I’m thinking about taking my first bump picture to celebrate. However, if I feel like the picture makes me look awkward or just plain fat, then I reserve the right to wait until I’m further along. :)
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