Friday, June 1, 2012

TWINS!!!!

Alright, so here's what's going on.  March 30 was my last day at work. So, that following Monday was my first real day not working.  Four days later, on Thursday, I found out I was pregnant.  WOW, so much for relaxing a little.  I was really tired for a while, and didn't really think I was going to be able to write about anything without mentioning the pregnancy.  Or, I would talk about being tired, and anyone reading would think I was a complete whiner!  


Today, I'm 13 weeks along.  Two days ago, on Wednesday, we found out we are having TWINS! 


This ultrasound picture is the top of two teeny tiny heads.  I can't believe I have a Baby A and a Baby B!  Mike didn't come to the ultrasound with me because it just didn't seem like a big deal, but boy was I wrong.  The technician told me I was handling it really well.  I had to wonder how other people reacted.  


I'm really excited that I get to experience something that not too many people get to.  I'm also petrified at the same time.  Evan will still be under two years old when these babies arrive.  I am due December 7, but that has little to no bearing with twins, it's really just used to make sure they are growing properly.  The latest these little ones will come is November 23 (at 38 weeks) by scheduled C-section.  My doctor told me that the goal with twins is to make it to at least 34 weeks.  


Some other good news is that these twins are in the lowest risk category.  They each have their own little space in there, which you can see by the membrane (line) in between them.  They each have their own placenta and are not competing for nutrients.  They will not be identical, and could even be a boy and a girl.  I can't wait to find out!  


Now I'm in a bit of a panic.  We are looking for a new house, but currently live in a two bedroom home.  Two kids could have shared a room, but three is not an option.  I also have little faith that three car seats will fit in my Honda CR-V.  I am so lucky to have a great support system, and already lots of offers for help, which I will be taking!  


I am very excited that now I feel like I'm in a safe enough place to talk about it all and I can't wait to document and share this crazy and exciting journey! 

3 comments:

  1. I'm so excited! I really think it's a boy and a girl!! They could be born on Mike's birthday!!

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  2. WOW, congrats! Best of luck :)

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  3. And I guess you'll be looking for a mini van!! I just re-read this and I can't believe Mikey wasn't with you...I would have crapped my pants if I got that news, especially by myself! LOL

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