PA_FA - No, I'm on American Airlines. I'm in Chicago so I typically fly United or American since it's their hub, but oh how I hate O'Hare airport! That would've been great to meet some of your colleagues. Yes, although I am excited about the sight-seeing and some shopping, I am most excited to eat! Not sure if that's because I'm pregnant, but I can't wait!
I'm sad that I won't be able to fully experience Italian coffee or wine, but I might at least take a sip here and there.
Sounds like you have a great gig for your "disability" to have all that time off paid! How fabulous! I need to start looking into all that at my job. I'm already feeling pretty negative because I understand that you don't get extra time "just" for having twins and you only get a mere 2 weeks extra if delivery is C-section (that must have been decided by a man!
I had to have my appendix taken out 10 years ago and that recovery was brutal and a much smaller and less painful incision!
AFM - Just got back from my Week 11 OB appointment. Not very exciting, no ultrasound, no doppler, nada. She said she wasn't even going to try to use the doppler since uterus still isn't above pubic bone at this point. Even though I am slightly because I'm carrying twins, she just wasn't going try.
I did get to address a few more questions though and she have a few more pointers about traveling. I will see her again when I get back at Week 14 where we will definitely get the doppler. Which probably works out better anyway since my husband will get to be at that appt and we can experience hearing the heartbeats together
. After that she said we could do our 2nd trimester screening at Week 16 which will include a level II US. We'll see her again at Week 18 after which we'll see her every 2 weeks with US at every visit beginning at Week 20.
So, I'm satisfied with the schedule and happy that our next two appointments will either include hearing or seeing the twins, which I think have now passed the embryo stage and are now officially fetuses!?! It depends on the book I read, which are many. In any case, I used to be a big "Friends" fan and I recall the episode where Phoebe sings, "Are you in there little fetus?, in 9 months will you come greet us?, I will buy you some Adidas!" I can't get it out of my head.
Ciao Ladies! Talk to you in a couple of weeks. Until then take care!