Sunday, December 4, 2011

One + One Is More

Come follow Andy and I at our new joint blog venture One + One Is More!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

10w1d Bump

Happy almost Thanksgiving!
I can't believe we've made it to the double digits weeks!  I'm so thrilled that everything seems to be going great and the twins are right on track.  I have so much to be extra thankful for this year.  It's been a tough year, there is no doubt about that.  But I'm feeling like it's all been worth it.  Every tear shed, every heartbreak has led us to where we are.  I can't imagine being anywhere else.

Andy and I have had lots of deep conversations lately, some concerning this blog and it's future.  This blog has been all about our hoping, wishing, and praying for a baby.  It's been about the journey to getting there.  Now we're pregnant with twins, have graduated from the RE, and are quickly approaching the second trimester.  We think it's nearing time to end this chapter of our journey and begin a new one.  In the not too distant future Andy and I will be starting a joint blogging venture.  So stay tuned for the details!  We're both really excited about the ideas that we have.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

We graduated!

I cannot believe I am writing this post.  Today we graduated from the RE!  It's bittersweet since we love him and the nurses but it is so incredibly exciting at the same time.  We have our first appointment with the OB next wednesday so we thankfully don't have to wait very long.  I'm being completely spoiled getting to see my babies every week!

The twins are absolutely perfect so far.  Their heartbeats are both in the 140bpm range and today they both wiggled their arms and legs about.  But apparently they're already little tricksters!  They designate A and B based on proximity to the cervical canal.  In pictures A has always been on the left and B on the right.  But today?  They were switched.  The RE spent awhile double and triple checking things.  It's also weird because it's always seemed like they have had their own sac and placenta, but this week it looks like they might actually be in the same sac!  Talk about confusing.  We're hopeful the OB will have better ultrasound equipment and if not I know the MFM will for sure.

Last night I baked chocolate chip cookies for the RE and nurses, I wanted to do something small to thank them for all that they have done for us.  The RE repeats at every visit that the majority of the work was done by us they just added the little extra push to get us here.  But I truly feel that without them we would not be pregnant, let alone with two healthy babies!  After our visit today they surprised us with a onsie for each baby that has their logo on it (but nothing tell-tale fertility related).  I love them!  I thought it was so sweet.

I'm finally beginning to feel like this pregnancy is real and getting excited.  I actually have a little bump already!  I was planning to wait until 12w to take pictures but I think we'll take one this weekend at 10w.  We're settling into the idea of twins.  At first it's just super exciting and overwhelming, the full implications didn't really hit us.  But now we're talking about serious finances.  Yikes!  Andy will be a stay at home dad (SAHD) as we have always planned.  I would absolutely love to stay at home but I earn much more money so it's not feasible.  We definitely need to tighten our belts but we know it will be doable and oh so worth it!  We're also talking names.  We are really similar in our preferences and are already starting out with two boy names and one girl name decided on.  So now we're just working on that second girl name in case it's needed!

So I'll leave you for now with what you're really wanting to see...cute babies!

Friday, November 11, 2011


I say I'm going to be better at updating then I miserably fail!  Oops.

Today I am 8w6d along with our twins!  So far we have had four amazing ultrasounds and have seen the heartbeats three of those times.  Our appointment on wednesday was the best one yet!  They're at the super adorable gummy bear stage.  Baby A danced a little for us, moving their arms and legs about.  Baby B seemed to be snoozing but wiggled a few times during the heartbeat count.  It was SO incredibly cool!  I can't even begin to describe the awe and amazement that fills me each time I see our little babies.  I am just so filled with joy that God chose to bless us doubly!

My RE prescribed me Zofran this week since "morning" sickness had taken hold.  It seems to work really well for a short time, but it wears off too quickly.  I'm a little obsessed with the weight I need to try to gain.  I'm a rather small girl to begin with, 5'3" and about 120lbs to start.  I need to gain a minimum of 20lbs by 20 weeks and 25lbs by 25 weeks since it cuts the risk of pre-term labor in half for those carrying twins.  Preterm labor and bedrest terrifies me, but they're both very real possibilities.  We're just hoping and praying that everything continues to go really well with these little ones!  I will do anything it takes to keep them growing and healthy for at least 36 weeks!

My birthday is just two days away!  This is the first year in awhile I'm actually excited for it.  My mom is taking me shopping for maternity clothes today.  I know I'm only almost 9w along but I think I'm starting to show a little already.  My friend who is 25w with twins said she has been consistently about three to six weeks ahead in belly size, so that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it!  All I know is that it got cold in Texas a few weeks earlier than usual and I realized that I have next to nothing warm that fits.  My mom is infamous for trying to spoil the crap out of me (and Andy), and she is beside herself with excitement over the twins.  So I have a feeling I'll be coming home tonight with tons and tons of new clothes.  I'm not going to complain!  I am thankful for all that she does for us.

I'm sorry to all my blog friends that I haven't been good about commenting.  I tend to read during the day on my iphone and for some reason commenting doesn't work well.  I do read and think about you all daily!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Happy Halloween! Almost

What?  A post not about babies?  That's weird!

Andy plays a computer gamed called League of Legends.  He used to play World of Warcraft and I hated it, but I don't mind LoL.  It has definite stopping points and doesn't take up ridiculous amounts of his time.  This year his video game was having a costume contest and I agreed to help him try to win.  So without further ado here are his entries!

The Inspiration

Andy's take.  I think he did a great job!

Inspiration for my costume.
I was so exhausted by the time we got around to taking the photo!  But I'm proud of all the effort Andy put into it.  I think he did a great job!

I'm not getting into Halloween the way I usually do.  I'm just too tired!  Last year I got really into decorating our front yard.  We had orange lights in the trees, a big spider and pumpkin in the yard, gravestones...None of that has made it's way out this year.  But I'm looking forward to our annual tradition of carving pumpkins tomorrow.  Every year I buy a new stencil book and try to carve something exciting.  Usually we'll watch some episodes of Buffy or maybe the Gremlins as we carve.  I'm also looking forward to passing out candy to the neighborhood kids on monday night!

Happy Halloween everyone!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

We have heartbeats!

I have two absolutely beautiful hearts beating within me, in addition to my own! That is just incredibly humbling and awe inspiring. Seeing the two flickers on the screen yesterday is one of the ultimate highlights of my life to date. I am so in love! Next up is another appointment on the 2nd.

I'm sorry I have been a bad blogger and bad commenter. I feel exhausted 24/7 and find it difficult to do much more than mindlessly watch tv when I get home from work, after taking a nap. But I'm loving every minute of this exhaustion!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

First Ultrasound (x2!)

I was honestly terrified for today.  I tend to do a good job at staying positive and hopeful 97% of the time, until I'm tired and heading to bed.  Andy has witnessed numerous tears sessions beginning while I'm laying in bed, before we pray.  There is something about that time where doubt and worry overtakes me.  I've been so scared to have another loss.  But today ended up alleviating a lot of that worry!  I know it's still possible but I'm choosing to focus on the good.

Our appointment was at 3:45pm but of course he was running more than an hour behind.  When we were let into the room at a little past 5pm I was so ready to hear the bad news and be done with it.  But then he said, "there is baby A...and there is baby B"!  I instantly started to cry happy tears.  I am so amazed that God has chosen to bless us with not one but TWO healthy babies!  We're still incredibly early but our RE was very optimistic and his attitude was contagious.

The RE was using technical terms like "gestational sac" and "fetal pole", which I'm well versed in but Andy isn't.  After about three minutes Andy leaned forward in his chair and said, "So...there are two of them?".  I started cracking up!  All my fears just released right then and there.  I was laughing so hard and the RE was trying to take a good picture of our kiddos but I couldn't stop!

Squee!!!  Look at our little munchkins!  Okay okay, I know they don't look like much yet.  Andy says he thinks the two of them along with the rest of my uterus kind of looks like an owl's face?  Whatever, I think they're the two most adorable blobs in the world.  They were measuring right on track!  No heartbeats yet, but we weren't expecting any since I'm only 5w5d.  We go back on wednesday to see them again and hopefully see the heartbeats!

Tonight I am beyond excited and happy.  I'm even content.  I said in a previous post that I have really felt led on this journey; the way a spot opened up with my new OB, the way she was thorough in testing, how the RE had an opening right away, my surgery, even the timing of our Vegas trip!  It has all lead us to this point and hopefully to our take home babies in June (or May, since it's TWINS!).