11 weeks (plus a few days)….we’re getting there, slowly but surely! Our next appointments are next week, which includes the NT scan at 12.5 weeks and the monthly checkup the next day. I’m really looking forward to the ultrasound.
And I wouldn’t be lying if I said I’m a little nervous about it as well. Our last ultrasound was at 7.5 weeks – which feels like ages ago. 5 weeks later and I do worry just a little. I remind myself that I haven’t had any reason otherwise to think something could be wrong, but still. It’s been a long time. I’m composing my questions for my check-up: everything I read says multiple pregnancies need more frequent monitoring, including ultrasounds. So why hasn’t anyone said anything about that to me yet? I’m with a good practice – I’m hoping the doctor gives me some insight. I’ll be asking her about digestion issues as well – I know it’s common, but 6 fiber pills and 2-3 colace a day aren’t touching it. I think drastic measures might be needed. And what pains are normal, and what are not? And why don’t I already have this info? Dr. Google is never a smart plan and I regret it every time.
In other news, I am struggling to find good info online for twin products. I need a reference for what I need to know for twins. For example, I’ve been reading about breastfeeding, cloth diapers, and strollers. But for one baby. How do these things change with two infants?
I know it’s early, but we really need to plan financially, to see how much time off from work we can afford for me to take. What I’ve read about cloth diapers is that if you wash them yourself, it’s the cheapest option. Disposable diapers or cloth with a diaper service are more expensive. Okay, fine. We want to go cloth, with disposables still used at night, for travel, and at daycare. But with twins, just how many should we buy? How much laundry will I be doing?
With the strollers – I want a travel system. I want the car seats to be able to slide right into a stroller. And I heard that side-by-side strollers don’t fit through doors often, so I’m looking for a front to back. We used to want a jogging stroller…not for when they are little, but does that mean we will need a second stroller? Car seats – we need 2 carriers, 4 bases. Is there such a thing that is compatible with a double stroller?
And this is just the beginning. No worries, just questions. I guess the biggest question of all is, where can I find all this information? I thought there’s no better place to turn than here.
I’m excited, finally. Along with some minor worries, I feel like this is really happening. Now to get to next week!