Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Wiggle twins

Pics are one thing, but actually seeing the little ones move is so great! Still don't know what the sexes are, but I'm still crossing my fingers for a girl in the mix somewhere :)

PS - It is difficult to film while laying on the table!

(If you can't see the vid here is the link to YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xR0th2aBM8)

Monday, June 27, 2011

Hot Hot Heat

Wow! Just returned to the cool ocean breeze from the crazy heat of Arizona. I know its my home town and all, but 110 degrees is crazy ridiculous!
Despite the heat I got to see lots of friends and family and it made this whole preggo thing all the more real. I also finally got my baby bump! They pushed out almost over night and it actually looks like I'm expecting. I do feel way bigger than I thought I would, but I have to keep telling myself there are two little ones in there, Im supposed to be big.
The heat also brought out the evilness of swelling. My feet and hands were especially sausage-like. Heels are now a thing of the past, sad sad face for this shorty girl. It looks like they are shrinking back to normal since I'm out of the furnace, but I'm sure it was only a preview for things to come.
Another big milestone on my visit: my first trip to the Maternity sections! Big tent shopping all the way ;) I was still super swollen so the fitting rooms were not fun at all, but my mom and auntie were there and very encouraging. I got lots of dresses, some pants and leggins, and one little black dress for anything fancy. Im thinking these will take me through term, but after googling 9 month twin bellies, Im not too sure! Here's to wishful thinking...

Saturday, June 11, 2011


I got to hear a heartbeat today :) I'm not quite 12 weeks yet, so the midwife was surprised even to hear one. Cant wait to hear the other. I have an appointment with the twin doc on Thursday, maybe then!

Other updates: everything looks good. Just a little anemic, but I have new iron pills to give me more strength than Popeye with his spinach.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Aliens scratching on my belly!

I'm almost at the three month mark. So far everything has been great, but yesterday I got my first wake-up call. As I was getting into the shower I noticed purple little lines on my belly, stretch marks!, my body is no longer mine! There are even more today, and I have to say, I'm kinda freaking out a bit. For vanity's sake I'm gonna have to run out and get every cocoa butter, vitamin E, skin elixir out there, because it seriously looks like the babies are trying to claw their way through my skin. My tummy has barely grown at all yet, what am I gonna do when they're close to term?! Be nice to mommy babies, please! :)

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Two babies!

Based on my age and a couple of irregular births in my family I was sent to the Ultrasound tech at only 9 weeks. I was so very excited to see the baby (notice, singular, bab-Y). With a little surprise in her voice, the tech said, oh! you didn't tell me you're having twins. And there they were, up on the screen, babies, plural. Complete and utter shock.

While I smiled and cried and repeatedly said two, two babies, over and over, the tech took all the measurements, etc. They are the same size (despite the pic, Baby A is already a camera lover), and they have their own sacs and placentas. I got to see them wiggle and their little hearts beat, which I'm sure is amazing to everyone, but I am completely in awe.

We've had just over a week to let it sink in, and now I am scouring the web for advice and help and baby things for two. Mostly I keep taking lots of naps and deep breaths, we are gonna have a great ride.