Saturday, July 28, 2007

Big News

Well.....Travis and I are having twins! We are esctatic and couldn't be more excited! Everyday we are more and more thankful to god for blessing us with these special gifts.

Since most of my family and friends live far from us and I am not very good at picking up the phone or sending an email, I figure this is a great way to keep you all updated as we go through this journey.

So, yesterday we had our appointment with our doctor, Dr. Larsen, to talk about our new "situation". I haven't been in the doctor since my ultrasound two weeks ago, so it was a great opportunity to get our questions answered. I was fortunate to have Travis with me (he says I don't ask the right questions??), which was nice because it was the first time for him to meet our doctor. He told us that the ultrasound looked great and the twins are fraternal, so they are in completely different sacs, which he said is great news and my pregnancy is not considered high-risk, which in a lot of twin pregnancies it can be. We were both happy about that because I have been totally stressing myself out and reading worst case scenarios on the internet, which everyone tells me not to, but I can't help it. I'll be going to the Dr. every 2 weeks and I get an ultrasound every 4 weeks, so that is nice. It'll help ease my psychoness, which I am very prone to. I am sure my blood pressure at times will be through the roof!

We were also able to listen to BOTH heart beats which were very strong. It was such a surreal moment, listening to them, making the anticipation of actually meeting them so much stronger! Looking at Travis's face light up was priceless and made me fall even more in love with him.

The Dr. told us to expect these little ones no later than Feb 3., but he'll be surprised if I make through January. That is only 6 months away!! I can't even imagine! He also measured my belly to get an idea of how big I am going to get and TRUST ME-I will be HUGE!!! He wants me to gain 50 pounds also!!!! least I will get to eat lots of yummy food that I don't normally eat. Also, I will have twice the sickness, fatigue, back ache, leg cramps, etc. than a normal pregnancy, which I am NOT looking forward to! And most likely I get to retire from my job in Dec., which is GREAT news!!! I'll be able to stay home with Lily and Lucy and watch a lot of Lifetime Movie Network and eat Bon Bons!

Anyways, overall, it is so amazing how your life changes so quickly. Things that I normally would worry about, I don't, mostly because I am so tired to get my butt off the couch. I have a complete sense of contentment, more so than I ever have. I know I am supposed to be where I am right now in life. I can't wait to be a mother and for that day to finally arrive to bring the little bundles of joy home. I finally don't freak out about going to the gym 5 days a weeks, now I can hardlly go 2 days. I gained 1.5 pounds and I don't care. After the appointment, we went and ate ice cream and it was the most delicious treat ever! And, Travis has been wonderful about waiting on me and he even made his first run to Dairy Queen at night to get me a Sundae, which I ate for dinner:) My house is a mess and I don't care. Travis and I both feel that we might as well get used to it.

So......I promise to keep you all posted and as soon as my little belly starts to show, I'll post pics of that as well. In fact, it's already starting too a little bit-I love it:)