I'm Kristen. Mom to Luke and Zoey, two-year-olds extraordinaire. Trying to keep a foot in the advertising world (I freelance part-time as a writer/creative director out of San Francisco and Boston). Recently relocated to Albuquerque, NM for my husband's job (I love it). Trying to do the creative stuff I did before babies, but it's hard. Hoping to be an outdoorsy/backpacking/ snowboarding/surfer girl again someday, but fear that may be in the past. Really, just trying to embrace change and find balance--and to be grateful for all the things big and small that are good in my life.

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Pregnancy: Week 11

Hi Everyone! Happy Monday!

I'm 12 weeks pregnant today...so crazy. Actual babies are starting to seem like a very real possibility.

Here's how Week 11 has been:

  • Really bad nausea at the beginning of the week, getting better towards the end (not gone, but not awful 24/7...hoping we're on the upswing as far as this sickness is concerned)
  • Tired and sleeping a lot
  • My belly keeps getting bigger...I'm not even supposed to be showing yet...can't imagine how I'm going to end up...
  • I've gained 8 pounds so far...almost half of that in the past week. (Which is weird, because I haven't been eating any differently. So why no weight gain at all for the past 3 weeks, and then some gain all at once?) My goal is 20 pounds in the first 20 weeks...I think I'm doing pretty well, especially since food has not been at all attractive to me (although the nausea usually goes away for a little while after I eat...there is that benefit)

Oh, and for all of you out there who are cycling/about to cycle, I have some meds left over I'd love to send to someone (don't want to sell them, just want to donate to the cause). Email me (upper right corner of my blog) if you can use this stuff and I'll ship it out to you. First come/first served. Here's what I have: 

  • Endometrin 100 mg 1 1/2 boxes (21 inserts/box)
  • Vivelle dot 0.1 mg/day (4 1/2 packs, 8 patches per pack)

Hope everyone has a fabulous week!


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You're looking great!!!

That is very nice of you to give away your unused meds. I hope to be cycling again soon, but since my cycles are covered by insurance I will politely decline the offer so that those who have to pay out of pocket may benefit.

The trick is to eat BEFORE you get nauseous, silly :) Keep nibbling on nuts, cheese, edamame,..anything that you can think of w protein. Your babies will (should) do the lions share of their growing in the 2nd trimester. The all the time nausea goes away, but if you don't keep feeding the tots, you will crash and feel REALLY awful really fast. Your babies will grow regardless if you eat or not, the problem is that you don't have enough fat stores to keep them happy, and once they start taking from your muscle you feel crappy.

When is your next doctor's appt? I can't wait to see how big those babies are getting :)

September 26, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterchckenpig

Yeah, you need to ignore those books that say you shouldn't be showing right now. They don't apply to twins!!!

You are rockin' the weight gain. I'm jealous! With my recent setback, you are not far behind me even though I am 6 weeks ahead of you. BUT, I am determined to start packing on the lbs. I probably won't make 20 by 20 but maybe I'll make 24 by 24... Who knew I would consider gaining weight and eating my number 1 job?

I had a ton of leftover meds too (about $3k worth) but I donated them back to CCRM. I wouldn've much rather have given them directly to someone.

September 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle

You look so darn cute! Hope this is the end of your morning sickness and you can start to feel better soon.

September 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSarra

You look great! And don't worry, the weight will come!

September 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCalmly Chaotic

Yay for 12 weeks!

September 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEmbracing the Rain

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