Thursday, March 29, 2012

Sonogram pics with boy parts!

Here are the sonogram pics from yesterday, the tech even highlighted Brasker's boy parts for everyone to see

 Brasker and his man parts

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

And we are having.......

A boy and a girl!!! The boy is 100% certain while the girl weighs in at only 90% certainty.  They said that they wont say for sure on the girl for a couple of weeks but the odds are in our favor.

Adaleigh Mae Nelson
Brasker Dayton Nelson

They are named after our great grand parents

Monday, March 26, 2012

New belly pic

I havent posted in a while so I figured I would show my belly progression.  We have a doc appointment on Wednesday to do a sonogram to check my cervix and hopefully we can tell the sexes but dont get your hopes up.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Well its been a few days

I havent been as diligent keeping this updated this week with my brother, Joey, visiting.  Wednesday and Thursday, I had some mild cramping and soreness in the pelvic region and Friday when I got up it was pretty bad so I called the doctor and they wanted me to go to Labor and Delivery at the hospital just to be safe.  It turned out to only be round ligament pain (I had some pain a month or two before that was this but it was much less painful so I didnt think it was the same thing)  The doc said my uterus was already stretched to 20weeks size  because of expecting twins even though at the time I was only 15 weeks.  She said that it would subside after a few days and that getting a belly support band would help with the pain.  I picked one up and it has helped tremendously, I guess since the belly is resting on the band and not dependent on the ligament only.  They went ahead and scheduled an appointment to check the cervix and yesterday I went in for that appointment.  Since I had a leep procedure a few years ago my cervix is naturally a little shorter than normal and with twins this is something they will most likely be checking every two weeks until I am at around 26 weeks.  The added weight of carrying two babies can cause the cervix to soften and begin to open prematurely allowing the babies to simply fall out so they want to keep a close eye on this.  My test came back good and I was told my cervix is "hard as a rock" and there were no changes even when I was pushing. My next appointment is on the 28th which is to check my cervix again and then I have a regular check up on the 10th of April.

Friday, March 16, 2012

First movements!!

So last night I was laying on the sofa and I felt one of the babies move for the first time.  I am sure that I have felt something before but everything I have read says that it feels like fluttering or gas in the beginning.  This was the first time I have felt a definite thump.  It was so amazing!  I will keep you updated as to when I start feeling them on a more regular basis.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Doc Visit

Well no news on the sexes of the babies yet.  The ultrasound department had already left for the day (the downside to the late in the day appointments) so the sonogram she did was on a very old machine so everything was fuzzy.   The doc has started me on a daily regimen of Magnesium and colace.  Colace is to hopefully help with the constipation and she anticipates that because of the constipation I will start having leg cramps and that is what the magnesium is for.  I guess to head it off at the pass.  Those are in addition to the prenatal vitamins I am taking.  She said that while they can not say that bleeding during pregnancy is NORMAL she can say its not ABNORMAL.  After she preformed the sonogram she could see that one of the placentas is positioned right above the cervix, its not resting on it but just above it and that would explain the bleeding I have had.  She said in the next few weeks it should shift up.  She does want to see me for an ultrasound in 2 weeks (March 28th) just to check to make sure the cervix isnt opening but apparently if I am not at least 16 weeks there is nothing that could be done if it is hence why they are waiting.  Hopefully since that appointment is with the ultrasound dept we will be able to see sexes then.  After that I see the doc on April 10th for my regular check up.

Monday, March 12, 2012

too much

So this weekend Steve's Dad was in town to see Steve'e brother and their new family addition in DC and we went down to see them.  I guess it was a little more than my body could handle because the drive alone caused me to have a day and night full of Braxton Hicks contractions (which John had to point out to me what they were cause I thought it was just muscle spasms and didnt think I would start having BH until like my 3rd trimester but I looked it up and low and behold that is what they were) and that night after getting back I had some bleeding, not much but there was a couple of small clots which worried me.  I called the doctor and was put on bed rest for the remainder of the weekend and I go and see her today.  I will post later about how that goes.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Nuchal Translucency

So we got our test results back for this and they came in at normal ranges.  This is by no means 100% but in all likelihood we have no chromosomal abnormalities.  Overall my nausea has been under control, I tried these mommy pops (hard candy to help with nausea) that was recommended by another mother of twins and they help alot.  However they have started making my teeth hurt so I need to make an appointment with the dentist.  They have made my nausea manageable however sometimes even taking them isnt enough.  Thankfully I havent thrown up in a while, but have had dry heaves several times over the past few days.  Right now I think I have all my symptoms equally competing for what is making me the most miserable and I find that if I can have only one symptom at a time I can deal its just when there is more than just the one that I find myself curled up whining.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Oh what a day

So was hoping to feel better today but this morning does not greet me well.  I am fighting the urge to throw up.  Hopefully I will have managed to feel better by tonight.

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