Sunday, December 28, 2008

11w 3d

We hit 11 weeks on Christmas Day. Our little brownies are the size of limes. I think limes are fairly big and to have two of them growing in there, I no longer feel bad for outgrowing my pants. James and I had a little discussion last night about my body changing. Of course I can see and feel the changes, but he said he's starting to see my belly taking shape. It's such a strange, yet interesting process. I got a couple gift cards to go shopping for maternity clothes and I need to use them because I need some pants for work.

The sick feeling seems to be few and far between, as long as I eat. If I wait too long or eat too much then I start to feel bad. If I don't get enough sleep, then I feel sick all day. I'm finding I have a little bit more energy too. I'm loving that because now that the holidays are over, I'd really like to organize my house. It's hard to believe but we've only been here a little over 2 months so there's a lot I'd like/need to do. I'd like to get as much done as possible soon because once we find out what we're having, we'll be focusing on the nursery. I can't wait to find out!! We've had the same ultrasound tech do both of our ultrasounds and she explained since we're having twins we have to have a "level 2" ultrasound at 20 weeks so she can't do it. (It will be done in the hospital) She said she'd love to tell us what we're having so if she can tell earlier, she'd gladly tell us before 20 weeks. I'm so hoping she will be able to tell us earlier. I'm finding that I get hungrier much more often now. Smells still get me but I'm finding my taste for food again and that makes it so much easier when James and I are trying to decide what to make for dinner.

I'm going to scan the latest U/S pics, hopefully tonight, and get them up here asap. It's time for another belly shot too.

Hope everyone had a great Christmas!!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas

I just want to wish everyone a very Merry and Blessed Christmas!! I hope everyone has a wonderful day :) I also hope everyone gets their Christmas wish!! I am very blessed to be pregnant with these babies, but this year, my Christmas wish is for someone else. I'm praying for a Christmas miracle and I can't wait to find out the news!!! Love and Hugs to all!!

Monday, December 22, 2008

The Most AMAZING Moment

There are a few moments in my life that I would consider incredibly precious and truly unforgettable. They've impacted me in the most important ways. The first was my baptism. The second was my wedding. The third was the moment I realized I was pregnant. But I experienced something at the doctor on Friday that I just can't explain. My heart is incredibly full of love like I've never felt before.

At our doctor's appointment, we knew the dr was going to listen for heartbeats with a doppler. We also knew that with twins, she might not hear both. That was just the case. She heard one but couldn't find the other so we were sent to ultrasound. Of course I didn't mind. I wanted to see our babies again. And that's just what we did. Apparently baby A is kind of blocking baby B so that's why the dr could only hear one. We looked at baby A first. I think she calls the one closest to the cervix baby A (since it's a vaginal ultrasound). I could be wrong but I think that's how she explained it. We listened to the heartbeat and it was just as strong as can be. You could even see the pulsing of it's chest on the monitor. Baby B apparently is going to be our wild child. B seemed to be hiding behind A. This is when it happened. My eyes swelled up with tears and I felt so incredibly happy and blessed. When she singled in on B, it was just bouncing around, moving it's arms all around and kind of kicking. B was so active. We could see one of our babies moving. I think at that moment it felt real. They weren't some little blob or dot on a picture. They look likes babies and were moving like babies. I think at that moment, I felt like a mom because I knew that is a little person that is part me and part James and they're going to be our little bundles of joy that are ours. It was truly the most amazing moment. I absolutely can't wait to hold them in my arms!!!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

A Special Thanks

To my cousin April. She has graciously let me borrow her maternity clothes. And let me say, there are a ton!! It's like I've hit the maternity jackpot :) Luckily, she got pregnant right around the same time last year that we did this year so her clothes will be the right season the whole time. I went through 4 large bags of clothes last night. It was so fun. It was the first time I've tried on any maternity clothes and let me say, COMFORTABLE! James was like, "I think that's the point!" Some fit right now and some I'll easily grow in to. I'm going with my mother in law today to see the Nutcracker Ballet and I was worried I wouldn't have anything to wear since I've outgrown my black dress pants. Well lucky me...she had a pair that fit now and the cutest selection of shirts. I'm going to feel cute today! I'll have to take a picture of me wearing my first maternity outfit. It may not seem like a big deal, but aside from seeing our little brownies, this feels like the first pregnancy milestone.

I'm going to wrap presents but I will post later on our dr's appointment. I have more pictures to post.

Friday, December 19, 2008

10w1d / Next Dr's Appointment

Today we go back to the DR. We're not seeing my regular dr b/c she wasn't in this week so we're seeing someone else-the dr I talked to on call when I had the bleeding. It should be interesting. We're very excited to hear their heartbeats again. The last time, since it was on the ultrasound, it was so quick. Now that the shock of twins has worn off, we'll be able to really focus on the sound, our babies's heartbeats. I hope they're both very strong. Since I've never had an experience with the doppler to listen for the heartbeats, I think it's going to be a bit interesting since we're listening for two. I can't wait. We're going at 1:30 so I hope work goes by quickly!

Friday, December 12, 2008

9w 1d/ 1st belly shot

"Your little embryo has now officially graduated to fetus-hood. Adding to the excitement, a Doppler ultrasound device might be able to pick up the beating heart. With basic physical structures in place and increasingly distinct facial features, baby is kind of starting to look like... well... a baby!" From

Yay!! They're starting to look like babies :) How exciting. We go back to the DR next Friday, 12/19, and we're supposed to listen for the heartbeats. I can't wait to hear them again!!

Since we're now 9 weeks, I decided that it is time to start documenting the belly growth so this morning, I took my first belly shots. They didn't really turn out well, but there one that shows that the belly is starting to poke right on out there ;)

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Uh, Thanks I Guess

Today at work, one of the girls told me, "You look like you're pregnant!". I'm very close with most of the ladies I work with so A. It was hard to keep the secret and B. I do not take well to being sick so those who didn't know figured it out quickly. The statement itself was not a shock. However, tomorrow I'll be 9 weeks and even though there are two little brownies growing in there, I don't feel like people should be noticing a belly. I'm hoping it was the sweater I had on today because it has a "kangaroo pouch" on it that makes the belly area puffy. Obviously I can tell my belly is poochie and James can too. I just feel like it's too early for people to think that. Oh well, I guess it's just a mental thing I'll have to get over, quickly.

Last night my nausea went one step too far. I threw up. I've been lucky and up till that point, I had only felt sick on and off. Last night I woke up about 11:30ish feeling sick but nothing happened. Then again about 12:30, I woke up this time certain I was going to get sick and ran to the bathroom. My wonderful hubby even got up and got me a rag and some water. He's been so great!!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

8 weeks

"Your baby is growing like mad, putting on about a millimeter every day and continuing to straighten out in the trunk. Though you can't feel it yet, baby is moving those little arms, legs and (now only slightly) webbed fingers and toes like crazy. " From

Monday, December 1, 2008

Two Babies?!?!?!?!

The doctor's appointment went well. They're not sure what caused the bleeding but they did the ultrasound and an exam and things look great. I felt like everything was going to be okay, but the ultrasound did give me the piece of mind I had hoped it would.

When the lady came in to do the ultrasound, she said she'd do what she needed to and then show us what she saw. James was kind of leaning over me watching her and I just kind of stared up at the ceiling because I couldn't see the screen. As James was watching, he kind of smiled at me and held up two fingers. He said, "I think I see two.". I didn't think that was funny. I told him to quit messing with me. He said he wasn't and asked the tech if he was counting right. She just said she'll show us as soon as she was finished. A few minutes later she turned the monitor so I could see it and there were two. She said, "Yeah, there are two of them!" I couldn't believe it. She said they're each in their own sac and the membrane between them is thick which means they're probably fraternal instead of identical. She said the only way to know for sure is if when we go in for the 20 week ultrasound we find out one is a girl and one is a boy or if they're the same sex, we'll have to wait until they're born. Was she seriously talking to us? I started crying after she labeled them baby A and baby B. We got to hear each of their heartbeats and they were nice and strong. We could see their hearts beating on the screen. It was wonderful. Those really are our babies. We're going to have two babies.

I didn't understand why it took so long for us to get pregnant. It was hard to see past the pain sometimes, but God had a plan. He knew we needed a bigger house for the blessing He had in store for us. I believe the only reason I had the spotting and the blood was so we would be brought in for the ultrasound so we could find out about both babies :)