I finally got around to scanning our sonogram that we got at about seven weeks when I went in scared something was wrong because I was feeling terribly sick and even more crampy than what I had expected.
This is what the doctor saw and told me this is why I had been feeling as sick as I was!!
Two little alien beans!

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Both of their heartbeats were so strong! We were so shocked and just amazed.
I can't wait until our 17 week sonogram so we can see them looking like little babies instead of aliens! lol
Then we get to find out the sex as well!!
I had my first actual OB appointment today. They did a pelvic exam, took more pee, took a pap smear which hurt like hell. The doctor told me that my cervix is way back there and apparently that is a good thing with twins I guess.

She did a quick ultrasound on this super old machine that she rolled into the exam room just to check the heart beats and to make sure they were both there and ok.
It took her a bit of pushing that thing into my abdomen to find them, they are hidden pretty well.
We saw both of them side by side. One was asleep but we could see a heartbeat and the other was very much awake doing spins and what I think looked like karate kicks. I guess even now they have extremely different personalities! I am 10 weeks and two days along now. My bloodwork all came back good, clear of any weird diseases, no gestational diabetes. I have only gained a half a pound since my visit for them to make sure I was ok. That was about two or three weeks ago. It's weird that I feel so much bigger and my clothes are so much tighter but it's only a half a pound. The nurse said it's because my body is changing not necessarily gaining weight yet.

I have another appointment in four more weeks for a check up and for them to check my weight, take more pee and to check my blood pressure. Then, three weeks after that on April 6th we go in for what they call the "big" ultrasound. That's when we'll get to see them on a new fangled ultrasound machine and actually get to see our babies. That is also when we'll get to see the sex!!

They are pretty positive that they are identical twins. They say that they can tell by the membrane that is seperating the two and usually with fraternal twins that membrane is a lot thicker and with identical it's thinner. Ours look like the thin version which most likely means identical. So, we have clones!

When the doctor did the breast exam she said she thinks that I may still be able to breast feed even though I was sure that with my reduction I wouldn't be able to. I guess she said we can wait and see and talk to their lactation specialist.
That would be a lot cheaper to feed two babies from me than spending all that money on formula at first.
I've been feeling a lot better lately. I am still dizzy every now and then and am hungry as ever. Luckily though I haven't felt like I have to throw up every minute which is pretty nice.
I can tell that I have gained some weight. I have my official "first" appointment today, where they will take blood and do an exam and all that. I don't know if they'll do another sonogram or not. I have another appointment Thursday with the high risk doctor, maybe they'll do another one then.
Apparently since I have twins I get all sorts of sonograms. Yesterday I was having weird pains like before when I laughed or coughed. I'm not real sure what that was all about but I can only assume it was just like before when I freaked out and went to the doctor and we found out it was two. They are trying to make room and in return I am getting sharp pains in the sides.

I have been ridiculously emotional. I feel like I am on a roller coaster. I can cry at the drop of the hat and I have been trying to control that some.
I finally dyed my hair last night after waiting for so long because there are concerns over hair dye and being pregnant. Everything I read said that there is no proof or evidence of it doing anything. I would figure if it could get into my blood stream and hurt a baby or babies in my case it could hurt me when I regularly dye my hair.
Needless to say I don't feel like such a troll now. I still need a hair cut and I just feel totally unattractive and disgusting. I am sure once I see more of a pregnant belly and not just fat I will feel better.

I'm nervous about the appointment. I guess just because I am going by myself.