Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Welcome to the Fetuses

I'm officially 9 weeks now. This means the embryos have finally reached the status of fetus, where they will (hopefully) remain until they are officially babies after birth.

Most web sites tell me they are about 1.5 inches in length now. They have legs and arms and are constantly moving, although it will be months before I can feel them (I swear I felt a 'twitter' once though).

If you want to see some great pics and watch some movies of a fetus at 9 weeks, check out http://www.ehd.org/prenatal-images.php?thum_id=153 Some really neat shots in there.

While I can put all my old pants on, some no longer do up. Of those that do up, sitting is not very comfortable. I've only gained 3 pounds so far (not very much for twins) So I've invested in a few pairs of maternity pants. Right now, they are a bit lose and I'm constantly hauling them up, but they are much more comfortable than my old pants. I'll likely have to buy more clothes before the babes come but I'll be hitting consignment and second hand stores for that. And if none of that works, I'll go for the long shirts and leggings.

Oh, as for tops. I'm a shorter person (under 5 2) and I've made it a point to buy petite sizes so I wouldn't have to role up so sleeves, or tuck things into my knees, trip over hems etc. This was great, but now those ones are not going to be long enough to cover my belly once it starts to pop. They keep telling me I'm going to start to feel like an oven, but right now, it's getting colder each day (high today of 8 Celsius) and I want sweaters. I'm avoiding buying much though, unless its on sale. I'm so in between.

The "world" is starting to know I'm pregnant. So far so good. The best reaction was my team at work. There was silence for a bit; I think they were waiting for the punch line. All are happy, many are still stunned (they didn't expect the older, single manager to get pregnant at all, let alone before the younger recently married men (their wives getting pregnant that is).

Oh and the previous post on support showed really well with my friends. We were at a large dinner gathering the other day. Totally out of the blue, one of my friends suddenly said "Hey, you may be single, but you are not alone, you have all of us. That's more than most people have". They are all offering to babysit already (in pairs) and the babes are included in the plans to watch my BFF complete her first Ironman in the summer (that will take coordination, but I'm sure we can work it out).

I have my Dr appointment this afternoon. Basic check up I think. Its likely too early to pick up a heartbeat on a Doppler yet so I will try not to get my hopes up if we try but cant find one or both.


Anonymous said...

We will be waiting for next report, love reading them and the next one will be really exciting with the doctors report. You have all the support of family even if we arn't right there. Just 6 hrs away by plane if needed. Love u

Anonymous said...

hope the dr appointment went well yesterday, don't mind me as i sit in a corner on sunday -- even odds on allergies vs cold and i don't want to spread anything just in case.

i know we can work the twinkies into the cheer crew; those cabins have a lot of space in them.


Jojobee said...

How did your dr's appt go? I'm so glad that you're doing so well! Are you slowly rapidly expanding? I know I did from week 9 to week 21! You'll be amazed! I still don't know how a belly can stretch this much! :) Enjoy it while you can! I'm also so happy that you have such a wonderful support system at home! You're going to have some very blessed little babies! :)

Anonymous said...

I have been following your post. After a LONG IF road, we finally did DE. We just got a negative beta. We would like to try again and thought about Europe. Would you please email us and tell us the clinic you used as we wouldn't know where to start as to picking one overseas. Thank you in advance and congratulations. 41 from Seattle. nwislandlife@verizon.net