Let’s get quizzical – 6 weeks

Thought it might be fun to fill in these questionnaires as I get through my pregnancy. Great for me, Kate (and the babies when they are older?!) to look through and also could be helpful to anyone going through the same thing. Thanks to seagreen788 for the idea!

How far along? 6 weeks. No pic this week as don’t think there is much to see!

Maternity Clothes? None, but my leggings are starting to feel very tight…

Weight Gain? I hope very little, but haven’t weighed myself this week.

Workouts? None and erm, none before pregnancy either. Might try some pregnancy yoga or something in the future though. (Don’t quote me on that…)

Symptoms? Exhaustion and nausea.  Oh the nausea… bleugh.

Stretch Marks?  None.

Sleep? Had a few terrible nights followed by a few okay ones, but in general bed feels like a place of anxiety at the moment.

Movement? Not yet, but I have read that with twins I will feel it sooner. I can’t wait.

Genders? No idea, but can’t wait to find out!!

What I miss: Being able to do stuff without feeling absolutely shattered. Sushi!

Food cravings? Flapjack, pizza and bagels. My little brother just ate my last bagel this morning and I nearly lost my shit…

Food aversions? So many things…

Labor signs? None, I am hoping I don’t feel these for a long time. I want to keep these babies in there as long as possible!

Emotions: Felt very down last weekend as Doctor had recommended I come off my (very low) does of antidepressants cold turkey. Bad idea as I felt completely awful and was convinced I couldn’t be a Mum let alone carry the baby. Saw my consultant on Thursday who said it’s much safer to stay on the anti depressants as my mental health is more important for the babies at the moment. So since being back on them I’m feeling a bit more human.

Belly button in or out? In.

What I am looking forward to this week? My birthday which is tomorrow! 31 years old.

Milestones? Having our first scan and seeing our little babies safely snuggling in my tummy…and finding out we are having twins of course.

First appointment with kidney/baby doctor which was exciting. Although everything discussed was before we knew we were having two babies so I think things will be very different next time we see them.

Things I wish people knew: We’ve only told select people that we are having twins so I’m really looking forward to making it public in 6 weeks time. I feel bad that my colleagues at work probably think I’m super lazy not coming in to the office much.


Our 6 week ultrasound showed what K has been thinking all along…that we are having twins!! So shocked… my high hormone result and my bad sickness all makes sense.

I’ve had a really rough week with lots of tears, tiredness and sickness so to hear this news is wonderful. I’m terrified and excited all at the same time…it’s like nothing I’ve ever felt before.

Hang in there little guys, we love you so much!


Alpha Beta Gaga

Since the BFPs I’ve had two betas to check that the pregnancy was looking good. First one came back at 315 which is great and second one came back at 650 which apparently is perfect! VERY relieved!

I also called my transplant clinic and told them the news and they told me to come in the next day to be referred to the pregnancy doctor and also to have blood tests to check everything was ok.

Next up is our 7 week scan which is two days before my birthday on 16th December. Very exciting times! I just have to hope that everything stays good and the little poppy seed stays nice and cosy in my womb and doesn’t try to escape!

In other news I’ve began to have lots of pregnancy symptoms – nothing too bad but my tummy is often crampy which apparently is my uterus beginning to stretch and I’ve had a few bouts of nausea – especially when I opened the bin this morning, I actually retched! I made K smell it too and she said it was fine so think that was definitely the pregnancy rearing it’s head!

Now to have a chilled weekend resting and putting up the Christmas tree! Our last Christmas before the baby hopefully!



Holy shit….

Totally in shock – yesterday I did a pregnancy test on Day 13 post IUI and it showed up a BFP!!! Well, actually it was more of a faint line but it was there!

I ran in to the bedroom and woke my wife up and showed her and we both sat there in complete shock looking at it, both trying to justify the tiny faded line. IMG_8047.JPG

Because I had been so reluctant to commit to the notion that I might be pregnant this month I hadn’t bought more than one pregnancy test so we didn’t have another one to test so part of me wondered whether it could be a false positive so we dashed out to buy six (yes, six) more to test the following morning and low and behold they showed up with BFPs too!!!

I’m off now to have my beta tested so hopefully that will all ok too…fingers crossed this little bean sticks hard!