My fiance moved out March 3rd. For those who know me... I keep to myself a lot. I don't honestly have friends who come over for play dates, and I don't go out for playdates. I don't have suppers, and don't get invited to them. My first little bit of excitement, is a birthday party for a 4 year old this weekend. What the heck do you buy a 4 year old? lol I knew one day, I would have birthday parties, it comes with the mommy status. What I DIDN'T do.. is my research on age appropriate gifts.
Today, I had a welfare representative... pop by... at 930am. Wonder if he noticed my bralessness? haha I felt at the time, that it was definitely an invasion of privacy for sure... and I was upset. However... how could I have prepared any differently other than cleaning my darn house? I was still the same person I would have been, I had the same explanation and information I would have had. My children were both fed, clothed and fairly happy. Sometimes, we need to just say "oh well!" and move on. I'm trying to do that more often. I think we all should.
Okay. So, our OBS was FIRST on the dock, but I like to show you guys a window into my personal life. I'm not just a surrogate, I am a mommy and a person as well. I have struggles just like you all, and I hope that my bluntness doesn't put anyone off... this is what you get sometimes, just me.
The date of our OBS was March 11th. As all appointments, I got my stats, but it started off with me explaining my situation to my nurse, who is also my ... well... Josh's cousin through marriage. She knows how young we were, but didn't now about the ADHD or him not being medicated as a child. I explained that to her, and that, we are trying to work on things, slowly, and effectively, in order to build an adult relationship that started from friendship as teenagers.
Here are the stats
Weight: 111.5 - 2 lbs lost in a week
Blood Pressure: 110/60 -my regular blood pressure
Pulse: scattered. It was taken, at 146 beats per minute and then five minutes later, 102 beats per minute. Just my thyroid trying to even things out.
Blood Test Results
Previous Thyroid Count: 30
Current Thyroid Count: 15
This all means... a lot. Start with weight gain. It's certainly not great. We won't worry until our next appointment though. No reason to worry, if there is nothing to worry about yet :) We were 16w6d, and it wasn't necessary to gain a whole lot anyway yet. The only concern he has is that with my thyroid slowing DOWN, my metabolism should be as well ... making it hard to NOT gain weight now.
Blood test results, mean that I went from being in a very dangerous place, to now being considered safe. That means... so much. I am down to 1 tapazole 5mg a day, which also means I can slow down on my morning sickness pills since I will suffer less side effects. It also means, that we are trying to keep it controlled, not bringing those levels down anymore. It also means, that they don't have to up my dosage, which means less side effects or chances for long term side effects. This is great.
He did the doppler thing, which is always exciting. He couldn't find Baby B though, and I think he was honestly very concerned [he told me later that he was a little concerned, but the way he rushed me to the ultrasound machine... he was a bit more than a little concerned I think haha]. So, yes, we got an ultrasound. Which is good. I was pleased to be honest. With twins, a lot of the time, you do need an ultrasound to get the heartbeats because there is a whole lot of extras in there. Baby A, on teh bottom, and head down [for now] had a healthy heartbeat of 180. Baby B, much higher up, and still transverse, had a lovely heartbeat of 140. They let me take a video for the parents, they were very pleased to see them! We didn't get pictures though, as the quality was low, and he couldn't measure them for the same reason.
I have a time for our 20 week ultrasound. March 29th, 2011 at 12:45 Atlantic time. So very exciting.
Holy crap, we made it to 17 weeks, with both babies healthy and still growing. I feel... huge, and I'm not. lol I'm just "big" for 17 weeks. Wanna see? If you don't... I'm sorry... I like to share haha