Sunday, December 30, 2012

Surprise! We're having twins!!

Where do I even start?  We had our first ultrasound scheduled on the 26th (at 6 weeks 2 days) due to a previous miscarriage.  I had been spotting quite a bit, but also feeling very sick & exhausted.  I kept telling my hubby that this is either a girl, or something else is going on.  My in-laws and best friend joked that maybe there are 2 babies, and I quickly shut them down.  We had planned for one more baby, not for two!

Imagine our surprise when the ultrasound technician told us there were TWO babies & TWO heartbeats!!!

The ultrasound tech kept looking around and when she got to my right ovary, she said "Oh, that's why there are two.  You ovulated twice."  Apparently I released two eggs.  Still in shock, I just kept saying "no, no there can't be two.  Are you sure?"  I could clearly see the two sacs!  After talking with the doctor, I am carrying fraternal twins.  The technical term is diamniotic dichorionic twins.  She said it was the safest all of twin pregnancies because each baby has it's own sac & own placenta.  We are adjusting to the news & are actually quite excited now.  I am a little nervous for the road ahead, but just trying to take it one day at a time!  At least now I know why my jeans were hard to button & I have been SO incredibly sick!

Here is my first belly picture.  7 weeks with twins!! 
7 weeks with twins!

How far along? 7 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: I think I'm down 1 or 2 pounds
Maternity clothes? Yes, jeans.  My best friend had a baby 2 months ago and just gave me all of her clothes.  So thankful I lost so much weight last year & can wear them!
Stretch marks? Oh yes, they've been there for years.
Sleep: I am either out like a light, or toss and turn all night.  I have to use the restroom quite a bit. 
Best moment this week: Finding out my babies are healthy with heartbeats =)
Movement: Nothing yet.
Food cravings: Tarquitos.  Specifically the brand from Costco.  Also, cereal.
Gender: No Idea.  I'm hoping for a boy & a girl.
Labor Signs: nope.
Belly Button in or out? still in.
What I miss: Energy & not being sick.  But it is all worth it.
What I am looking forward to: Next appointment Jan 10th!
Milestone: Finding out there are two babies with heartbeats!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Big news...

Where have the past 6 months gone?  We have been very busy around here!!  In the throes of potty training (he pretty much has it!).  Lots of illness, more seizures, and hospital stay for Ethan due to RSV.  The past month has been such a blur!! 

On another note, Ethan is going to be a big brother!!!!  Finally!!  C & I decided in October we were ready to start trying, and I had just stopped my BCP.  I was already halfway through the month, so I didn't think it would work.  Well, the first month we actually tried I got pregnant!!  I am still in shock.   If everything goes well, we will have another little baby around August 19th, 2013!  We are so very excited! 

So far, I have been exhausted & moody!  Not too much nausea or sickness yet.  I really hope that it stays away this time, but I won't hold my breath.  I have my first doctor visit or "confirmation" appointment tomorrow morning.  I am going to a new OB this time and they require this visit.  Hopefully I will find out tomorrow when we can have our first ultrasound to make sure everything is going ok.  Though, judging by how I have been feeling, I think it is. 

We are just getting ready for Christmas, and looking forward to time with our family!!

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Two years old

 It's hard for me to believe that my baby is 2 today.  I guess he isn't really a baby anymore!  He is growing and changing so quickly, it is hard to keep up!  One of my wonderful friends to photos for us the other night and they turned out fabulous. 

We had a small family get together today to celebrate his birthday and he had a ball.  He got lots of wonderful toys for outside!  I know I haven't posted in months, but we bought a house and finally moved into it the end of March.  We absolutely love it, and Ethan is really loving the yard!

His dimples just melt my heart!  This new layout is really confusing, so I think I will just leave it with pictures!  His 2 year appointment is a little over a week away, so I will do a whole post after that! 

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Biggest Loser

It's that time of year again, where we set "goals" for ourselves. This year my goal is to continue my healthy lifestyle I have adapted over the past year! I plan on going to the gym 3-4x per week. My friend/co-worker & I go on our lunch break! I want to continue eating healthier and tracking what I take in.

One of my friends at work decided we should all do a "Biggest Loser" challenge. We started this past Friday and it will go for 12 weeks. I haven't been very good at going to the gym so far this year, but I have been better about tracking what I eat. I was very pleased when I stepped on the scale Friday morning.

151.8 lbs!!

In the past 19 months since Ethan was born, I have lost 76 pounds! My goal for this 12 week challenge is to lose 10 pounds. If I lose more than that, GREAT! I will not beat myself up over it if I don't lose 10 pounds either. My end goal is only 15-20 pounds away. It seems like such a small number, but it is becoming apparent to me that I REALLY have to work to lose this last 15-20lbs. I know I can do it though!

Good luck to everyone out there who is trying to get healthy this year!!!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

We are ALMOST homeowners!

The house I talked about making an offer on before didn't go through. We couldn't work out a deal with the bank. So we kept looking the past month and found a house we loved yesterday. We took my in-laws by today to take another look at it, and knew it was the right one for us. We put an offer in & it was accepted!! It comes with brand new appliances including front load washer & dryer =) So we have to have the inspection this week and an appraisal. Hopefully everything goes smoothly and we should be closing the end of February! I can't believe we are ALMOST homeowners...!!!!!