Now you can see what I am talking about...big for 11 weeks! When I was pregnant with my daughter, I did not look like this until month five. Seriously.
The nausea has eased tremendously, making it much easier to get close to my calorie goal. I am getting good at eating when I am not hungry, eating protein bars while driving, drinking whole milk. Basically everything they tell you NOT to do when trying to lose weight. I am up about seven pounds! That is great for me, and I am actually working hard on it. Never in my life have I wanted the scale to go that direction. Every bite I take, I think of heavy, healthy triplets who can breathe and eat on their own. This is my goal.
NT scan is on Friday. I feel like this is a real milestone, and after this I can get more comfortable, tell more people. We have told some close friends, and it is pretty obvious when people see me, but we haven't made any announcements yet. They will be able to tell us with a pretty good amount of certainty what our chances are of one of the babies having a chromosomal abnormality. I had a pregnancy with Trisomy 18, but I read, and am told that one Trisomy pregnancy does NOT increase our risk for more. I know I have my age on my side, but I am terrified something will be wrong with our babies who we love so much. Please hold a good thought for us.
I continue to be in puppy love with my Doppler. We listen to them every day and can usually hear the piggy-back-racing sound of the twins, usually in the 170's and then a single one in the 160's. It is kind of our new party trick... and it has given me a new optimism and comfort that I am so grateful for. It is amazing to know they are okay inside. Such a gift. Those Babybeat people are going to get a big cookie basket soon.