I am officially in my 2nd trimester and am feeling good! I have been so lucky in this whole process and pregnancy. Obviously, for the most part my IVF went smoothly and now, so far, pregnancy has been great. I haven't been sick at all. I get a little tired but what's new, I've always been tired. ha I have felt God with me this entire journey He has blessed me so much so far. Every prayer I pray, no matter how small, He answers.
I had an ultrasound at 13 1/2 weeks because of a little spotting. It was the first ultrasound that that I've seen them look like actual babies. I admit, I cried. Just seeing them moving around, putting their little hands up to their faces, kicking, and knowing that those were my kids. I am their mom. Still makes me a little teary thinking about it. It's been such a long road and just to see them erases all the hurt. I still pray each day and thank God for them as I will continue to do after they are here.
I had my 4 month check up today (2 days early) and everything looked good. The heartbeats were in the 150's and 130's. I am up 5lbs since my first appointment at 9 weeks. Yes people it's true I am gaining weight! ha
We have an ultrasound scheduled January 24th. I will be over 18 weeks and so hopefully that will be the day we find out what we are having. I can't wait and I know my family can't wait either. I'm not sure my sister Tara will be able to handle the anticipation that day, she can barely take it now. :)
Please remember to keep us in your prayers. I still get anxious from time to time. Please pray specifically that I can carry them past 36 weeks and that they are big enough to go home at the normal time. That is my specific prayer each night and I ask that it be your's. I would really appreciate it.