I must admit now that I know I’m having twins; there are so many weird things that are semi-explained (I stress the semi part). I swore this one was not behaving like the last 2.
-This explains why I saw my stomach move 2 weeks ago (that’s way early if it’s just one).
-This explains why I felt at least one kick on Sunday (again very early for one).
-This explains why I followed the doctor’s guidelines for additional calories (at least I quess I did, I thought I went over) and I gained no weight last month.
-This explains why my pregnancy test didn’t show positive day one like the last 2 kids. It took almost 2 weeks to come up.
-This explains why the morning sickness came late (at 8 weeks instead of 4 weeks), thankfully it only lasted 4 weeks and I never actually threw up.
I am still very freaked out. All of the things that I have taken for granted, as only minor possibilities have become more prominent possibilities with 2.
-Bed rest isn’t a guarantee, but it is a lot more likely, because pre-term labor is more common.
-My due day is more then likely wrong. 50% of twins are born between week 34 and week 37. This moves my due date to somewhere between June 13th and July 4th. Sorry July 25th, it’s not going to happen.
-I’m having a c-section. That’s what the doctor says. I was initially unhappy about it, but I’ve been through labor twice, I’m really not missing the birthing experience. This just means they cut me open before contractions start (hopefully).
-I have a lot more money that has to be spent. Our house in OKC has to sell soon. The few things I planned to buy have changed to the many things I now need, and they aren’t cheap. Thankfully Jonathan has performance reviews and hopefully raises this week. I’ll be honest I hate showers and don’t want one. I’d rather buy it myself.
-My time is short and my limitations are much greater. I just feel like time is short, because any moment my doctor could say you have to move here and stay with your mom.
-My doctor’s visits are more frequent and I have to go see a fetal/maternal specialist and have ultrasounds every 4 weeks after I’m 20 weeks. This is good, because if they can’t tell us what they both are at our first ultrasound I’ll still have a chance to find out and pick out names.
I just wish I were able to focus better. I’m defiantly tired and my mind is totally wandering. I can’t focus on a book or a movie; I can barely focus to cook dinner. I’m off to make my list and get things started. Maybe that will keep me on track.
The adventure continues.