15 Weeks Bumpdate

The word is officially out about our sweet Twin B and their passing. If you missed out on my post, you can learn more about what happened here. Since losing one of our twins, everything else has become more difficult. Both placentas were still growing at my last ultrasound appointment so I’m carrying much larger than normal. We tried to do an NIPT test only for the lab to reject due to VTS. The doctor suggested doing the old school finger prick test just to have a base of numbers to work with when it came to chromosomal abnormalities. Well, that test was refused as well based on the baby’s size instead of gestational age. So at this point, we are hoping that our next ultrasound will shed some light on our baby’s situation. Until then, here is our 15 weeks bumpdate for you! It’s funny to compare Max and this one from his bumpdate 3 years ago!

WEEKLY BUMPDATE

How far along:
15 weeks

How big is baby:
The size of a pear, avocado, whichever you prefer.

Weight gain this week (followed by total weight gain for this pregnancy thus far):
0 pounds so far!

Maternity clothes:
Finally went to Motherhood Maternity and bought a couple more shirts. I gave away 3 pairs of jeans to my sister since who knows if I’ll ever get to wear them here.

Stretch marks:
Nothing new, only old.

Belly button:
Innie

Sleep:
Sleep has become easier once I’m out. I feel way more exhausted this last week than before. I’ve also been having terrible nightmares again.

Best moment(s) of the week:
Seeing the baby wiggle during a gender ultrasound in which we found out the sex!

Food cravings:
Nothing in particular lately.

Food aversions:
Not food but dishwater makes me want to puke.

Symptoms:
Migraines and headaches are trying to kill me still.

Movement:
I’m convinced that my twitches have been the baby moving.

Gender:
We found the gender this past week but we are keeping a secret for now.

What I’m looking forward to:
The next ultrasound to see if there’s any triploidy issues, etc. with our remaining twin.

What I’m nervous about:
Finding something is or COULD be wrong.

What I miss:
Margaritas!

Next appointment:
next week

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