Aug 8, 2012

Week 11

Marination Time:

Baby Size:

The Bump says that over the course of week 11 the babies will grow to be limes, while BabyCenter compares the size to a fig (again BabyCenter chooses a pretty random fruit!). For the male readers,  His Boys Can Swim tells Casey to think of Pip and Pop growing to the size of a golfball. At our measurement on 10w4d both babies measured slightly ahead of schedule at 11w1d (4.40cm and 4.38cm). They are already slightly ahead of the estimate of 1.6inches for week 11.  Go Pip and Pop!  Grow babies grow! Still our little overachievers! 

Baby Milestones:
Pip and Pop are feeling a little top heavy this week, with heads that are equally as big as the rest of their bodies.  Seriously, look at the video. You can see them. Their oversized heads are starting to develop hair follicles while nail beds are forming on the fingers on toes. They are also now able to do somersaults and forward rolls.  Again, see the video.  One baby performs for us! 

EXHAUSTED. Bloody noses. Lots of bloody noses. Sore boobs. Lightheaded/Dizzy. Aching stomach. Sharp pains in left ovary region. Queasiness.

How I'm Changing:
Nothing new.  The nurse at the RE said that much of my bump is now uterus and baby, not just swollen ovaries.  Although my ovaries are still swollen and big, they have come down in size A LOT. I am still having complications from OHSS and SCH.

What I'm Eating:
Gatorade. More Gatorade. Peanut butter. Almonds. Chocolate covered almonds.  Dairy. Avocados. Fish. Jalapenos.

Bed rest.


Hot tea. I would even be happy with a cup of decaf hot tea! I was told to drink caffeine before my final RE appointment to get wriggly babies for their video debut, but it was SO HOT outside I couldn't even consider my beloved hot tea in the middle of the afternoon.  I drank an iced tea instead.  It wasn't as satisfying as I hoped it would be.

Belly Button Watch:

What I'm most excited about:
We graduated from the RE on Monday and have our first OB appointment on Wednesday. Big week! At our RE appointment we saw them wriggling around and moving at our last appointment! Here, look:


Previous Weekly Updates:
Week 10
Week 9
Week 8
Week 7
Week 6


  1. So glad things are progressing well with the babies! Hope you have some relief from your OHSS and SCH soon. Hugs.

  2. Oh my goodness! I can't believe I'm just seeing this video since I've been following your blog since my 2WW and I'm currently 9w0d! You couldn't feel them moving, could you?

    1. I couldn't feel that at all. I started feeling something at 16w, but then it went away and didn't come back until 19-20w. Now I'm 22w and I still don't feel very consistent movement.