...and over on the couch lay Carrie, she was starting to slouch.
We have almost made it to the second trimester, which begins at the stroke of midnight (I will probably be up to pee around then...) a feat I was unable to accomplish in any of my three most recent pregnancies. WOO HOO! We are celebrating over here with a protein shake, old episodes of "True Blood" and hopefully, a foot rub. I am so very grateful to be in the lower-risk time of pregnancy, and while I acknowledge the risk of preterm labor/birth with multiples, I am so happy we have made it this far! It has been a long, tiring, nerve-wracking first trimester, and I expect the same from the second. Nonetheless, it feels great to be moving into a new stage of pregnancy! I hope that we are as blessed in the next 14 weeks as we've been in the first. Each comment and cheer from you all have been such an important web of support for me. Thank you. And please don't go anywhere.
The. belly. is. huge. I truly cannot believe the growth spurt the babies and my uterus have had in the last few days. Everyone who sees me is sort of in awe at how quickly I have grown. I had to take off some usually comfortable maternity jeans today because they were too tight in the lower pelvis. The babies must be really growing in there! I haven't seen them in a couple weeks but I get to see them on Monday. Dr. P will be checking, as always, to ensure my cervix is remaining long, that the babies are not developing twin to twin transfusion and that everyone is growing appropriately. Hopefully, we'll get another opinion on gender, too.
Belly picture to come tomorrow, Monday I will have ultrasound pictures, too. This is how big the babies are now. 3 1/2 inches, crown to rump and 1 1/2 ounces at 14 weeks. You know what they say; "When life gives you three lemons..."
Bon Voyage, First Trimester! While I did not enjoy the nausea, smell-sensitivity and utter exhaustion, I certainly do appreciate all the organ-forming and healthy baby growing. Here's to two more great trimesters!