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General Update

I like reading other people's updates so I thought I would give another general update of my own. Here is how I am doing:

The morning sickness comes and goes. I feel a hell of a lot better than I did a month or two ago, but not quite myself. I hear people talk about how the second trimester is a time of energy and great hormones, but not for me. I am tired most days. I feel sick a few times throughout the day in waves. I also have terrible heartburn. I take stuff for it and limit what I eat and it still comes back.

My back hurts most of the time. I have a massage pad thingy that I use at home every day. I also have Brian rub my back almost every day. It helps, but the pain just comes back. Even stretching and exercise throughout the day isn't helping. The doc says to take Tylenol, but that is useless. This is probably my biggest complaint right now.

I have a teeny bit of swelling but nothing compared to what a lot of other multiples mommies get. I expect to have more of it as time goes on. I try to keep my feet elevated to try to avoid that routine.

I have to pee about 50 times a day. This can be tricky cause getting up and down off the sofa is already a PITA. I can only imagine the shape I will be in in a couple of months. :>) I generally wake up every two hours at night to pee. I think one of these girls decided that a bladder was a nice comfy place to set up shop.

My blood pressure has been holding stable. At the beginning of my pregnancy it was up around 140/90. Now it is back down to 115/75ish. They are keeping my on the Aldoment to try to avoid hypertension. Since there is such a high risk of pre-E with a twin pregnancy, I would like to put it off as long as I can.

Other than that I am hanging in there. I know that some people revel in the stages of pregnancy. I am just so excited (and ready) for the girls to be here. Come on summertime...


seattlegal 3:36 PM  

Other than the morning sickness, this sounds like an update I would write. I'm pretty sure one of the twins has found a home next to my bladder or at least likes to push on it.



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Over 8 years we have struggled through 3 IUI's, 6 rounds of IVF, several RE's, hundreds of appointments and the loss of three little angels. Now we find ourselves the proud parents of two perfect little girls and a wonderful little boy!!

Both of our girls struggle with some disabilities but that won't keep us down. Each day has it's own brand of insanity but we love it. Most days I am more monkey wrangler than mother but I do the best I can. Todays goal - getting to tomorrow.

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