Thursday, October 29, 2009

10 weeks

Well yesterday we made it to the 10 week mark. I thought that bleeding was over with, but this morning I had a bit more. Nothing to be too concerned with, since it looks to be old blood and only when I wipe *tmi sorry*. It is still very nerve wrecking. We have seen the babies 4 times, all with good heartbeats, but I still worry. I know the chance of miscarriage at this point is slim, but I would just like to enjoy the time that I have and not have to think everything I use the bathroom. Oh well, I suppose this is just one tiny worry among the many that I will have a mom.

The thought of twins is still overwhelming at times, but I know God would not have given us anything that we could not handle. My fears at this point mainly consist of :
  • how big am I really going to get?
  • 2 sets of feet,2 sets of hands, 2 bodies, 2 heads all rolling around inside of me...ouch!
  • Will I have enough time to spend with each of them?
  • Will they both feel equally loved?
So I know they are needless worries..but what can I say...I have thought about those things!
Anyway, I made the Dr. take a picture of them, since he got a semi-good shot of them both at the same time. They still look like tiny blobs...but soon enough we will see full human babies....I am convinced! LOL

We go to the Dr. again at 12 weeks. We will be seeing the Nurse Midwife which I am totally excited about. We may just end of staying with her the entire pregnancy. In the meantime, I have lots of information to look into. They also gave me a list of classes and I have already marked the ones that I wish to take. Better be over prepared, right?!!?

Side note: I got lots of blood work done yesterday. Dr. emailed said every thing looked fine....except....I failed my 1 hour glucose! Crap!! So now I have to go back and take the 3 hour! (not)

So without further adieu .... Here my babes!!

* I know, blobs, right?? Well they are still our blobs! Twin A - right, Twin B- left*

Friday, October 23, 2009

2.5 hours

That is the amount of time we spent in the ER last night. We had yet another scare. Around 1130pm I noticed a bit of spotting. By 12 it was flowing out of my body. It was a terrible feeling. We called the clinic Dr. G was on call. Technically we have been graduated out, but since we haven't seen our OB yet, we called the clinic instead. Me told me to watch it and if it kept bleeding to go to the ER. Otherwise, come in the office tomorrow to be seen. Well by 1230 or so I had soaked through another pantyliner. Super scary. So off we went to the ER. While I was being signed in I could feel more just gush out of me. I went to the restroom and sure enough!! They brought me right back and did a pelvic exam. My cervix was closed! The first of the good news!! Now we just waited for the OB Dr. to come down and do the ultrasound. They did the abdominal ultrasound this time. Sure enough, two little babies with two tiny heartbeats sat snug and warm inside me.
WHAT A FREAKIN RELIEF!!! We were able to get out of there by 330am and back home to rest by 4! What a night.
I was still bleeding (and still bleed as I type this). But it is definitely less and I am not soaking through anything. I called the clinic again this morning, just to make sure they didn't want to see me. The nurse advised me that as long as I saw the heartbeats I am in good shape. Really if it was a vessel or a cyst that burst I just have to let it run its course. So scary as that was, and frankly still is, everything has turned out blessed. I know and trust that this pregnancy is fully in God's hands. He will keep our children safe and make the best decisions for them until the time that we get to hold them in our arms.
The OB Dr also reassured us that since we have seen the heartbeats the chance of miscarriage is very low for us. It is still that little percent the scares me. I just pray for an uneventful remainder of the pregnancy!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

9 weeks

I am 9 weeks pregnant today!! I still dont have a lot of symptoms. Well I dont think so, but according to Dave, I do!

I have been able to take a nap in the afternoon, which is nice. Eating is something that doesn't really interest me. I have been losing weight, but not that I am trying to. So I basically eat whatever sounds appealing, healthy or not! At least it is all staying down.

The last couple of days I have come down with a cold. Which really stinks! The most annoying part is the cough. I almost vomit if I cough enough. Not a very good feeling.

Oh and taking my meds at night is sometimes a challenge. And flossing too.

Okay so I guess I do have some symptoms, but nothing I cant handle!! :)

Grow babies grow!

8 weeks

Well we had our 8 week u/s on Oct. 16th. I wasn't feeling all that well that morning, but nothing I am complaining about!

We didn't have quite as long a wait this time. As he started the u/s he said "there they are". THEY!!! Twin B was growing and doing great!! We were elated!! Here they are .....

Twin B looks funny in this picture..but I think it is just the back
Then to our glorious surprise, we got to hear the heartbeats of our babies!! It literally brought tears to our eyes!

Twin A 174 bpm
Twin B 185 bpm
We have officially been released to our OB. It is exciting and scary all at once! We have our 10 week u/s with our OB on Oct. 28th. I will still be taking the progesterone shots and the suppositories until the 27th, which again will be another exciting milestone, but also a scary one!

We just pray that God keeps our babies safe and sound and He spends time with them and guides them until they can be placed in our arms in May.

Telling the Grandparents

Well these were a very exciting times!!

We told my mom and dad #2 on Oct. 3rd. Our "ploy" was an airshow that we invited our parents to. I put the surprise in a bag like this...

And this is the box that was hidden inside ...

And this is what was inside the box .....

And here is was my mom's reaction after she opened the unsuspecting box ...

She screamed and cried and screamed some more ....

And then of course the hug (of almost death it was so tight!) ...

Then the following weekend, Oct. 10th, we ventured up to my dad's to bring him his birthday gift of brownies and also my grandad's birthday gift of cookies. Although of course there was another "gift" we were giving them too! Here are their cards ...

Here was my dad's reaction ....

And excitement ....

And then the hug .... With Dave's dad we had to call him, since he is in Canada and all! Dave simply told him that we had just got our flu shots, since anyone who is pregnant or lives in a household with a pregnant person should have one. His dad said "Who is pregnant?" To which I replied... "That would be me!" He was "on cloud nine" according to what he told my parents when he called them immediately afterward!!

It was great to be able to share this moment with my family!! And yes, we still made it to the airshow! LOL


On October 12th I woke to a huge scare. There was blood on my pantyliner. Bright red blood. I have never been so spooked in my life! I called the Dr. right away. They said not to panic and watch it for the day. If it continues by noon to call and they would get me in. So hard not to panic!!
Luckily, there was no more bleeding. Just that one incident. They said it was likely do to the hormones that I am on and a blood vessel popped. Still scary nonetheless!!
For that day I just laid low and didn't even speak to anyone on the phone. I needed some alone time to pray and think.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


So we had our 6 week ultrasound on Oct. 1st.

After the longest 1 hour wait of my life, 3 bathroom trips later, the doctor came in and started the ultrasound.

2 sacs were present. Thats right Twins!!

With Twin A ... you could clearly see the little person in there and their heart was just thumping away! It was so amazing to see.

I started laughing cause I was so excited. The doctor had to stop the u/s for a second because it was bouncing everywhere while I laughed.

Twin A's heartbeat was 106 bpm. Which Dr. says is great!

He then moved on to Sac B (Twin B). The sac is present, and he thought he could see something in there, but couldnt get a clear shot. So we are hoping for our 8 week u/s for Twin B to make him/her self present and with a strong heartbeat as well.

All great news!!!

Twin A

Heartbeat Twin A (106)

Sac for Twin B, which we hope to see at 8 weeks! Grow little guy or gal!!

Just a note that portions of this blog may be graphic. This has been a long journey, and keeping a detailed record is important to us. So if you are queasy, there may be parts you need to skip over. Also, any decisions regarding our children, the pregnancy, parenting ideas, are something that we consider carefully. If we decide to share them on the blog, please be cautious of criticism. We fully intend to research ideas thoroughly that we are thinking about.
We are excited to share this wonderful journey and welcome you along for the ride!!

Thanks! :)