Double the trouble,
Twice the fun!
We're thrilled to announce
That there's more than one (baby, that is)!
Yep, that's right- we're having TWINS! Allow me to introduce you to "Baby A" (on the left), and "Baby B" (on the right).
Surprised? That makes a lot of us. Although admittedly Brian and I have known about
When did we find out?
At our first ultrasound, we very clearly saw one baby. One black circle with a little grey blob in the middle. There was a shaded area on one corner of the screen that the nurse briefly mentioned could be another baby, but because we couldn't see anything after further investigation, we left that appointment assuming there was just one.
And then came our second ultrasound. I was nervous and told the nurse when she walked into the room that she was only allowed to give me good news (no pressure, though!). Well indeed she did deliver because as soon as she pulled up the screen, we immediately noticed not one, but TWO black circles with little grey blobs in the middle!
I was honestly in disbelief, as was Brian, whose eyes were about 10 times their normal size. But as she continued to take measurements and then spotted not one, but TWO little heartbeats, the reality of what we were looking at started to sink in.
We were of course thrilled, but knew that it was still very early and not uncommon to lose one twin in the first trimester, so we decided to wait on sharing the news. Later that afternoon, I received the news that my my HCG levels dropped, which further solidified our choice to wait. Initially we were going to wait until the end of the first trimester, but as the following appointments continued to go well, we decided to go ahead and spill the beans. And here we are!
Are we nervous?
Honestly, I don't think we're any more nervous than any other first-time parents! I would say at this point that we are more excited than nervous, but I'm sure that will change some as the reality of having our family instantly double in size sets in!
How am I feeling?
Praise the Lord, still pretty good for the most part! Finding things that sound appealing to eat is still a bit of a struggle, and I generally feel pretty uncomfortable from around 3 pm until whenever I go to sleep, but nothing unbearable. I have started to get some lower back pain in the last couple of days and some other random muscle spasms that lead me to believe my body is getting a head start on making room for its two newest inhabitants.
Oh, and as a punishment for me previously making fun of people for thinking they legitimately have a baby bump at 8 weeks (it's tough being bitter), I noticed today that some of my pants are not necessarily interested in buttoning. So that's special.
So how cool is it to be a twin expecting twins?
Pretty darn cool. I think being a twin is the best (perhaps I'm biased, particularly because my twin is so awesome), and I'm excited for our little ones to get to experience that as well!
So that's the latest! Hopefully now that the cat's out of the bag, I will be a little less distracted and will feel more comfortable giving updates. I just found it really hard to talk honestly about the pregnancy knowing that there were two babies and not just one (ie: I didn't want to say "it" instead of "them"), so it was easier not to blog at all. Hope you'll let that slide!
If you have any other questions, I'm happy to answer, so feel free to ask away!
"Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen." - Ephesians 3:20-21