Yes, TWIN babies!! Here are some FAQ’s…
Q: How far along are you/When are you due?
A: I am currently cruising through week 17. The due date is December 7th, but my OB says twins often come a few weeks early…
Q: Was this a planned pregnancy or a surprise?
A: VERY planned. Over the last few years I have been going through a plethora of fertility testing and escalating procedures. It was our second round of IUI that finally stuck!
Q: Twins!? Do they run in either of your families?
A: Not really, not in the last few generations on either side, anyway. We’re pretty positive the twins are a result of the fertility treatment.
Q: Two girls??
A: Yes, per our latest ultrasound today, with the disclaimer that most statistics I’ve read put ultrasound gender accuracy at about 95%.
Q: How have you been feeling?
A: The first trimester was pretty hard, involved a lot of fatigue, constant nauseous feeling, intermittent vomiting and a terrible gag reflex. Also, I was hit with a rough case of Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome, which is one of the possible side-effects of the fertility meds I was taking. That knocked me on my ass for about a week and a half.
Lately, much better! Aside from the physical awkwardness/discomfort of a growing bump, my worst complaints in the past few weeks are occasional heartburn and random single hiccup-burps.
Q: Any weird food cravings?
A: No, not really. An aversion to sweets, actually. Also, I find I’m highly suggestible to food ideas…restaurant commercials and meals mentioned in books.
Q: Do you have a theme for the babies’ room?
A: Yes. Lilo & Stitch.
Q: Can you feel the babies kicking?
A: Not yet…so far anything I’ve thought ‘is that it?’ turns out to be gas 😛
Feel free to ask questions in comments, in case I’ve missed anything. In the meantime, here are today’s ultrasound pics…