Thursday, July 14, 2011

Pregnancy Update

I've had a few people request I update on my pregnancy.  If you don't want to hear all the details, stop here and scroll down to my other post from today :)  I am 11 weeks today and our cute babies are the size of figs! (Thank you Babycenter!  Seriously, I love that they compare their sizes to foods.  It makes it so much more relatable for me!)  I was only really nauseous from week 6-7, but never threw up.  Since then I haven't been sick at all.  I have had some pretty terrible headaches and migraines, however.  They have been no fun.  I also developed a pretty hideous mouth sore on my tongue (sorry if that is TMI!)  The last time I had one of these was right before my Lupus flared (mouth sores are symptoms of active Lupus) and it lasted 3 months.  I lost quite a bit of weight with that one, which was marvelous considering I was trying to lose baby weight, but this time I am a little nervous about it.  It hurts so bad to eat and I have lost two pounds this week.  I've already gained 8 lbs though, which I was mortified over, so maybe its a good thing that I've lost two :)  My doctors have done some blood tests to see if I am flaring and I should get the results back in a few days.  Everyone cross your fingers that all three of us are ok! :)  I feel really calm about it though and don't think it is anything to be too concerned about.  My tummy is continuing to grow but unfortunately it just looks like a fat blob, not a pregnant tummy :(  Needless to say, I have been wearing a lot of loose clothing :)  Can't wait til I start to show for real so I'm not so self-conscious :)  I'm really excited for when I get back from Utah (see post below) because I will have two appointments in one day.  A regular doctor appointment, and my first appointment with my Perinatologists (high-risk doctors).  I get an ultrasound and I'm so excited to see them!  Then, just four weeks later I will get to find out the genders.  I can't wait!

I had an appointment this week and had a little scare.  All they were going to do was listen for the hearts, not do an ultrasound.  The nurse found the first heartbeat (or so she says, all I heard was my loud heartbeat, but she assured me there was a little baby heart beat in the background) and then she went to find the second one.  She searched and searched for about five minutes (it felt much longer) and couldn't find it.  She told me she was going to get another nurse to look for it.  She left the room and my eyes filled with tears.  Rick just rubbed my feet and said, "Everything is going to be ok."  I'm so glad he was with me! Another nurse came in and found the second heartbeat right away and I heard it loud and clear!  Phew!  I was so relieved!  I told her I didn't hear the first heartbeat that clearly so she went to find the first one for me and couldn't find that one!  I was so frustrated. She said that they like to hide behind each other and that it can be difficult to get them both one right after the other.  I decided to trust her and not stress myself out, but it was a little hard :)  I wish I could have heard them one right after the other though.  Oh well, I have faith that everything is going to be okay.  I am so grateful to my Heavenly Father for blessing us with two sweet spirits.  I have spent a lot of the last few weeks worrying and I finally decided this week that I need to just have faith.  I wouldn't be sent two babies if He didn't want me to have them. I am so excited and feel so blessed!

Sorry that was long winded and that there was no picture to go with it!

10 comments:

Abrahao said...

Korinne I'm so glad that they found the second heart beat. I hope that the Lupus is not flaring up and I will keep you in my prayers. You are an amazing mother and that is why Heavenly Father entrusted two more spirits to you. Love you

Mrs. Ham said...

you're amazing! i'm so glad you and Rick have eachother! you're in our prayers! i'm so sorry to hear about your mouth sore. i feel terrible about that. do you ever try warm salt water rinses. that is usually what i tell my pts when stuff like that happens. 1 tsp salt to every cup of water. hopefully that will ease the pain? xo girl!

Liz Smith said...

im so glad you haven't been feeling sick anymore, although i am so sorry about your headaches and migraines. i get migraines, so i know all about how miserable they are. :( hopefully they go away soon and don't last your entire pregnancy.

how scary with the heartbeats though! im glad your hubby was able to be with you and i'm sure everything is going to be fine. you guys are definitely in our prayers! and seriously, even though you may feel self conscious, you still look amazing and always have the cutest clothes. have so much fun in utah!!!

Lonnie and Lindsay Fox said...

Dont stress about the heart beats. They always have a hard time finding both and they always get bored of looking so they tell you, its just hard to find both. Totally normal. Once you hit 13-15 weeks it will be lots easier to find both. Im excited to see you for a bit next week. Make a list of all your questions so you dont forget:) I pray for you daily that you and your babies will be healthy. Hang in there, I know its so stressful. Dont worry Ive already gained 15lbs at 21 weeks. Its horrendous the amount of weight you will gain. Let me know if you need anything!

PAUL + ALICIA said...

We are praying for you guys! Rick is a stud, and you are so strong! Im glad everything is ok, hope your migraines get better :)

PAUL + ALICIA said...

PS. My mom is so excited for you! I cant remember if I told you that yet! But she wanted me to tell you!!

Megan Jo said...

You're in our prayers ! We miss you guys! Wish you could come out for the wedding!!!

Val Murphy said...

Hey Korinne...before I forget we got that rug from IKEA, it thought it looked a little girlie but I loved it so much that I went ahead and got it anyways. It was only like $39. I really needed to read your post...I won't bore you with details but it was exactly what I needed to hear and so thank you. You are an awesome person/wife/mom. You and your family will be in my prayers :)

Shea and Katy said...

Hey Korinne, this is Shea Roberson (from high school). I kinda' stubled upon your blog one day while I was bored at work, but check it regularly now because you are one of the few people that keep up their blog regularly. Well done. Congrats on the twins and I hope you feel better.

Todd Family said...

I can't believe I am just reading your blog posts!! AHHH!!! I was so happy when I found out you were pregnant and now...TWINS?! Oh that is so exciting for you guys!! I know it probably can be stressful but just think...double the blessings too! :) Can't wait to hear all about your pregnancy!! (and cute belly pics!!) Everytime I go to the doctors, I always have a "nervous moment" because I want to make sure the babes heart is beating!! so glad they found both!!