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 things...like 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!




3 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh! I am so excited for you! :-)

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  2. Congrats! I remember that bittersweet day vividly. I like my OB, but weekly ultra sounds and really feeling like I had a personal relationship with my RE made me wish he delivered babies! I can't wait to see belly pics and follow your journey to motherhood!

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