The little China dolls have heartbeats! Both of them! I am so happy that they are still growing and doing well in there.
Because it is SO early in the process, I can't feel or even sense anything except my own nausea and fatigue. It is so nice that I get to see these little ones a bit more often than in an average pregnancy. It helps to know that things are moving along. They are measuring (as of yesterday) at 6 weeks 1 day. I think that confirms my theory that this will, indeed, be the longest pregnancy ever.
The hardest part about early pregnancy is that the pregnant person is fully aware of the pregnancy and sometimes feels like absolute crap, but the rest of the world is still blissfully unaware. It is a cruel trick that once the pregnancy starts going more smoothly in the second trimester, that is also when it becomes obvious to outsiders that you are pregnant. That is when people ask how you're feeling and if you need a seat, or whatever.
I am over here like, come on, someone tell me I need to go home and go to bed because I feel like a poo popsicle!!!
I had to do it myself last night. I work two jobs, and my evening job is teaching. I was feeling exhausted and I couldn't eat. I think I was also still lagging from my oldest daughter's competition over the weekend. I got in touch with the other teacher and asked her to handle it alone. I felt like a failure, but I really needed the time to rest. I think part of taking responsibility for someone else's embryos also means taking it easy and knowing my limits. I feel my limit stops before the 13 hour work day ends. It's no big deal though. Things are changing for the better in that area. I will soon have more time to spend with my own girls and more time to spend on resting and growing these babies.
Today is a slightly better day. I just feel weak and fatigued but not nauseous. That means that I was able to eat breakfast this morning which is always a good sign. I hope my stomach stays this calm for a while. I think a lot of my fatigue is caused by the inability to eat more than a few bites of anything before I start feeling squirmy in the stomach again. Fortunately, water is always ok with my stomach. At least one healthy habit is prevailing. :)
I need some help. I need to know what I should call the little ones inside me while we wait for them to grow. I have been calling them China dolls (In case you missed it, they are Chinese), Thing 1 and Thing 2, and simply, the twins/ babies.
That is not very creative. Comment on this post with your suggestions and I'll create a poll with your ideas. Then I will have something fun to call them. :)