12 weeks already!
Wow! It’s amazing how fast things are going.
This is the last week of my first trimester, and other than a tough start this morning (I don’t think the babies like Monday’s either) things seem to be getting a little easier. I’m less tired and less sick to my stomach in the mornings. I can also tell that my body is changing. My waist line is quickly disappearing. I also felt a flutter last week – it was small and quick, but it was a flutter. It’s still kind of early for that, so I am going to say it was the perfect storm of right position at the right moment that I felt it. I should be starting to feel them more and more often over the next couple of weeks.
I am also, ALWAYS HUNGRY! It’s getting kind of ridiculous.. I can eat a half a sandwich before I feel totally full, then two hours later I’m starving again. It’s not just an, “Oh I’m hungry again” , kind of feeling either… it’s full on-gonna-eat-the-next-thing-I-see kind of starving. I’m still craving spicy food too. That doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon.
In other news, I have decided to switch OB’s. While I love my OB, she is not a supporter of VBAC’s (vaginal birth after cesarean) and definitely not with twins. I found an OB only about 30 minutes from my house that is very pro-VBAC even with twins. His demeanor was so wonderful when I went for the consult – he’ll even delivery breach. He said, “I’m old school, we learned to catch them anyway they come out!”
I’ve also enlisted the help of a doula. She is the friend of a friend of mine and I know she is going to be an amazing resource and source of support and help for all of us. For those not familiar, a doula is basically a labor coach. They are trained and certified in the labor process. She knows what to look for as far as trouble, and is there to keep me comfortable, make suggestions to ease labor, and to reassure both my husband and M. that everything is okay and normal. She’s also a wealth of information as far as diet, health, and overall wellbeing and comfort during the pregnancy goes. Dawn (http://blesseddawnbirths.com/) will be on hand while I labor at home, and help us know when it’s really time to head to the hospital.
So, yes, I’m kind of a crunchy mom, even though these aren’t my babies, and I would really like to have a natural birth with no meds and no c-section. M. is in complete agreement and trusts my judgement because he knows that I have the babies health at heart. I’m only semi-crunchy though and will leave options of vaccinations etc. to M., since they will be his kids after all.
We have our next appointment with Dr. C (the new OB) on 10/5 – hopefully we’ll get another sono done and I can post pics.