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Monday, June 29, 2009

10 Weeks Today!!

Today marks 10 weeks.......it's seems like so much longer with all the nausea I've been going through! I still have the nausea but not as much as I used to. It's on and off these days and it seems to be turning into more tummy aches which I'm told are stretching aches of my ever expanding uterus.

Every Monday as we start a new week, Kevin and I sit down and read the in's and out's of what's going on with the babies and me for that particular week. This week we learned that our babies are roughly the size of a garden beetle. Hmmm, what a comparison! (LOL) We also learned that this week they are developing their genitals (which Kevin hopes is one of each and I hope it's two of one or two of the other)! We've been reading our book weekly since about week 8 and it's a great way for us to both be up to date with our babies' developments.

It's now been a month and half since we first found out we were pregnant and the shock of the pregnancy (and the twins) has finally settled in. Now it's turned to more nervous-ness of wondering if they are still growing at the rate they should be. All we hope for is that they are healthy and safe! I'm sure at this stage in the game, most women have the same fears I do but I'm trying my best to stay positive and think optimistic.

I have been asked for some pictures now that I'm starting to get the infamous 'baby bump'. I promise I will take some soon before our next post. We are both looking forward to our next appointment on July 15th and day in and day out, that's all that helps us get through our day. I think I speak for Kevin and I when I say that we can't wait to hear our babies' heartbeats for the first time. I know it'll be even more amazing than just seeing them on a screen.

Until our next appointment, I ask that everyone please pray for the babies that they continue to grow and develop as they should. That's all that we are focused on right now and I think once we get past our next appointment into the second trimester, things will hopefully get a little easier and a little less stressful......at least until we get to 'crunch time'.

Love,
Holly

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

2 month Doctor's Appointment

The babies had their 2 month visit today. I was able to have another ultrasound that revealed the babies are right where they should be. They are growing some arms at the moment which is pretty awesome. No legs yet, though! :) Their hearbeats have gotten so much better and are both about the same in the 180's.



I had my blood taken today and if anything comes back suspicious, they will give me a call. Otherwise that is all good as well.

I'm still having a lot of nausea which I was told will start to go away and be totally gone by my next visit. We go again on July 15th and will be able to hear the heartbeats through doppler at that time. That will be something new in our journey to actually hear the heartbeats instead of just see them.

So far, everything is going great and that's all we continue to hope for. My due date is a few days earlier now at January 25th and I was told that with twins, they usually induce 2 weeks before the due date which would be January 11th.......my brother's birthday! :) Hopefully these kids can hold out until then and be big healthy babies.


Love,
Holly

Friday, June 5, 2009

It looks like baby makes 4!!!!

Things have been going good since my last post. I’ve had a few aches here, a few aches there but nothing that REALLY alarmed me. Last night I started have a little bit of spotting which prompted me to call the doctor first thing this morning. The nurse called me back and said that it didn’t sound too serious since I wasn’t having any cramping at all but with the weekend coming, they wanted to go ahead and check me just in case.

I went in at 9:30am this morning and they did a quick ultrasound before I was going to have my exam with the doctor. I lie down, look at the screen and see some black circles. Me being a first time Mom had no clue what they were. The nurse did her zooming tricks and said to me, ‘Well, I got some news for you’. I hesitated for a minute thinking the worst and said, ‘What’s that’? She told me I was having twins! I said, ‘Are you joking’ and she said she doesn’t joke.



I was in complete and utter shock!!!!

I just didn’t know what to say. I went from the ultrasound to have my blood drawn and then I was on my way. When I got to the car I called Kevin and then my Mom. Both of them were very happy. I only took one round of clomid at 50mg and hoped that it would help us conceive but never thought that would alone give us the blessing of two children.

So now we have two tiny babies on the way! The heartbeats are good. One was at 115 and the other was at 126. They are right on track with growth so that is all great news. I’m feeling just fine still. I still have some of my backaches from earlier this week but other than that, I’m doing great! I still have my next appointment on June 17th and as far as I know, they are going to do another ultrasound then because Kevin wasn’t able to be with me today.

I will give everybody more updates after our appointment!

Love,
Holly