What do you think the sex(es) of the twins will be?

Tuesday, November 8, 2011


Here are pictures, as promised. I just took pictures with the camera since our scanner doesn't work. Sorry for the sub par quality (the quality wasn't that great to begin with). The first photo is of the 3-day-old embryos. The next two photos are from my ultrasound yesterday (12 weeks, 5 days).

Monday, November 7, 2011

Ultrasound numero quatro

Today I had my fourth ultrasound (one of the few perks of being an "infertile" is having a lot of ultrasounds from the very beginning). They did genetic testing. Everything looked good on the ultrasound. The twins looked like they were sleeping in bunk bed hammocks. One sac on top of the other. It was kind of adorable. I will post pictures if/when I set up our new printer/scanner. They were able to see the four chambers of their hearts, even though it's really early (the nurse said it's because I'm so thin which immediately made me love her). I saw their arms waving, their feet sticking up in the air, and their little brains. Dan gave me strict instructions because of several vague text messages sent in the past, to send him a text message giving him a report of what I saw and then the words, "this is good" or "this is bad." Last time I sent him a text saying I was anemic, he thought I was going to die and the time before that, when I compared the sound of the heartbeats on the doppler to "a hundred galloping horses," he thought something was terribly wrong.

So, "this is good."

Friday, November 4, 2011

Matt Paul's Pies

My friend Matt has started a pie business in Boston called Pie Wise. He makes amazing things. If any of you have tried the sea salt brownies I sometimes make - Matt's recipe.

He is practically giving pies away right now ($10 each last time I checked, but I told him he should charge more).


You won't be disappointed!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

12 weeks

Things I'm looking forward to in the 2nd trimester:

1. Getting off Zofran (for constant nausea and vomiting) so I can get on iron supplements because, apparently, I'm anemic (the two don't go well together for gross reasons that I'm not going to describe here).
2. Finding out the sex(es?) of our babies in a few weeks.
3. Going to Hawaii and Utah.
4. More ultrasounds. I like ultrasounds. I've had three so far and another on Monday.
5. Feeling a little better and getting to the Writers' Room more often.
6. Getting out of the awkward stage where I might either look fat or pregnant.