I had hoped that the beginning of our 2nd trimester would flip the switch on my never-ending nausea, but it didn't. I suffered through the first month of the 2nd trimester just as sick as the 1st trimester and it felt like there was no end in sight. Then one day, the sickness was gone. Just like a switch had been flipped. I was left to enjoy the remainder of my 2nd trimester without nausea!
Knowing that twins often result in early arrivals, we spent a large majority of the 2nd trimester preparing. I had NO idea how difficult registering was going to be. We walked into Target and Babies R Us on several occasions only to walk right back out due to the anxiety. Why are there soooooo many bottles? Can't we all just agree that a certain type works and get rid of the rest to avoid confusion? LOL I've been fortunate with my job that I've had the leisure to research and research and research everything that we registered for. Matt's tired of hearing me say 'well the reviews say....'. ;) My mom was gracious enough to purchase our two cribs (yes, we had to get TWO cribs) for us and Matt and I were so excited to put them together!
We also purchased our baby bedding and I absolutely love it. A lot of people thought our bedding was an odd choice because it isn't very 'babyish'. It is very grown-up baby, very regal in my opinion. We figured that this is the only time that we'll get to decorate their room how we want. Going forward, I'm sure they'll want the hot pinks and purples and all things girly but until then...... We're decorating it the way we want! LOL
Here is the link, it offers a better view then what our camera phone could take. http://www.amazon.com/Cocalo-Daniella-Piece-Crib-Set/dp/B002KOQGTI
For those of you who don't know, my sister Jennifer is a manager at Target and found Matt and I an AMAZING deal on Graco car seats. When I say amazing deal, I mean AMAZING deal!!! We got two car seats for less than the price of one! And we were fortunate enough that Jennifer gifted one of them to us!!! We were also extremely fortunate that my cousin Jennifer (not to be confused with sister Jennifer) recently welcomed her first child, Norah. It was fortunate for us because Norah was almost 10 pounds and we inherited many of her newborn clothes (sorry Jennifer, pushing 10 pounds is not fortunate for you LOL).
So, cribs-check, car seats-check, newborn clothes-check.... We've had great doctor's appointments and ultrasound appointments our entire pregnancy. We've been very fortunate that Ava and Ivy are growing strong and big (like 99% in height and weight for their age). Matt and I were on a roll, or so we thought. At our appointment last Friday we were told that my cervix is already starting to thin. Our ultrasound tech told us that anything below 3.0 cm and the doctors really start to freak out. I was at 2.6 cm and 27 weeks. :( I also had an extremely high blood pressure and there were whispers of admitting me for monitoring. Our doctor decided that instead of that, we would have to come back every week from here on out. After reading many forums and websites, the general consensus is anything lower than 3.0 cm at this stage in the pregnancy with twins would result in strict bed rest. We go back tomorrow to check the blood pressure and cervix and hopefully all will go well!! Keep your fingers crossed for us!! This concludes our 2nd trimester. Stay tuned for 3rd trimester updates!!
Side note - I'm excited to announce that I'm not going through this first time pregnancy thing on my own. My sister Tonya and her husband Dietrich are expecting their first child as well! Their due date is December 29th (I think) and will be welcoming a little girl!