I really want to get back to "my" normal - posting about whatever is going on at my life at the time and processing it on here. Some people have thought that posting regular pregnancy stuff is insensitive in light of my"decision," but it's all real stuff and it's what I'm going through. And I'm sure some of you are curious about what a multiple pregnancy is like. I know I probably won't be here forever, but for the past 13 weeks, I've been pregnant with multiples.
I've felt pretty horrible (physically) the last few days. I feel a ton of pressure in my lower abdomen. There's no real cramping exactly, but I do have the general crampiness that for me at least, is like what accompanied the beginning of my period. I'm peeing as often as every 30 minutes. It's pretty ridiculous! I'm sure that I'm just not fully emptying my bladder each time, but I'm doing all I can... I also feel like I have to hold my bump a lot, especially if I cough or sneeze. I've even needed a little cushion underneath to support it while I sleep.
I also have been spotting the last couple of days. This is the first spotting of my entire pregnancy, so it made me anxious to say the least. Fortunately, all the spotting has been brown, so it's nothing fresh. I almost went in to see the call doctor yesterday, but already had an appointment today, so I just waited. My doc thinks it's probably just cervical irritation from my CVS procedure last week, but I also got tested for a UTI.
Everything was normal on today's ultrasound including my cervix, but the doc shocked me when she announced "your uterus is measuring 17 weeks." Now I realize I am growing faster than normal...3 times faster at that...but I just haven't heard it put into words yet.
This is happening FAST! I started wearing maternity clothes around 9 weeks. But during this last week I've fully "popped" I guess you could say. My belly is now really firm. The whole process is so strange! So many changes happen so fast.
Food is still the same as before. Some things sound good, most don't. But my biggest current issue is heartburn. It's excruciating! I'm working hard to try to prevent it because it is just so unpleasant and so hard to alleviate once you have it.
Today feels much better than the last 2 days, so hopefully my body is getting used to its new self.
I have been a horrible commenter on everyone else's blogs during the past few weeks. I'm sorry and I promise to do better!
That's all for now.