Monday, October 09, 2006

Starting to Feel Real

I'm off today for the Columbus Day holiday, and the long weekend has been really good. Food is no longer appealing to me, and many things now make me nauseous. It's not as bad as the morning sickness that's got many of the other expectant ladies down, but I can tell that it's definitely a symptom. I seem to feel the worst in the afternoon. Eating something actually helps, but to do that I have to suppress my initial instinct to gag at the food. H has had an interesting time trying to cook for me. Yes, he's cooking--very sweet.

Friday night I caught H making a speadsheet of potential baby names. We've had a girl's name and a boy's name picked out since we were first married, but now with the twin factor there's room for some other names. Seeing H picking out names alarmed me at first because I don't want us to get too far ahead of ourselves, but then I gave in and joined him for about an hour. He continued plugging combinations in even after I went to bed. Now that the idea of having two is a little more real, I pray that they are both still onboard next week.

Yesterday, H told his Mom that I had my first ultrasound and slipped about the twins, saying "they're measuring at 5w4d." His Mom was like, they??? He told her he wasn't supposed to say anything yet and please keep it to herself. We'll see if she does. I guess it doesn't really matter. The RE says we can talk about there being twins after the 16th, so I figure we'll tell close family and friends who know about the IVF cycle then. We're going to wait until Thanksgiving to tell people who don't know about the IVF, because that will be near the start of my second trimester. Of course, the reality is that once we openly discuss the pregnancy with our parents, they will probably spread the news to the rest of the family before we even get the chance. Not a big deal--maybe we'll get less questions that way.

9 comments:

Sunny said...

I am just so excited for you! Feeling awful is a wonderful sign!!!

Anonymous said...

I am sorry you are starting to feel yuckie. I figured that would be coming soon. I hope it doesn't get too bad for you though. :) The 16th is very close -- I can't wait to hear that everything is going well. :)

Hoping For A Baby said...

Just found your blog. Congratulations on the BFP X 2! I'm just starting my first IVF cycle and vacillate between feeling very hopeful and feeling certain that IVF won't work for us. Most of the time, I feel like it won't work for us. So it's nice to finally find a blog that proves to me that it can work! Your story gives me hope!

NikkiNix said...

I'm so excited for you :)

CONGRATS !!

Hopeful Mother said...

Emmie, I am so excited for you! Want to share any of your baby names?

luolin said...

The social security baby name site has, along with the list of most popular baby names by year, a separate list of the most popular twins names. Just in case you do or do not want the twins to have common twin names.

Sorry about the nausea.

Motel Manager said...

I'm sorry you feel nauseated, but I'm glad you can at least rest easier that this is real.

We are also waiting until around T-giving to spread the word, but I bet it'll get out sooner.

Anonymous said...

Oh! I looked at that social security name site, too, and it's so interesting! I am so glad you are having fun with the names. It's so exciting!

luolin said...

Oops, I was way off. It was Alexander and Zachary, and that pair was ranked #29 on the list, which is here:

http://www.socialsecurity.gov/OACT/babynames/twins.html

Hope you had a good long weekend.