Monday, March 30

Questions, pictures, and 11week thing...

There are two questions I wish people would STOP asking me.

1. Do twins run in your family? And I guess I understand the question... it's a practical question. Most times, if you have twins, they run in your family. So, yes, it is logical. But it gets annoying. Because when I answer no I either get an odd look OR I get the question: Was it natural? Then again, I guess I don't really mind that question either so much... as long as it comes from someone I don't mind sharing my IVF with. But when I don't want to share my IVF story with them, it's just kind of annoying.

2. Are you terrified? It's like I'm supposed to be terrified. And I guess I understand that... but, no, I'm not terrified. I am thrilled beyond belief. Don't worry-- I'm not under the mistaken impression that it will be sunshine and daisies and that every day will be magical. Far from it. I know that there will be many, many days that I want to pull out my hair, scream, cry... drop the kids off at grandma's for an extended visit. I know that, but I also know that it will be worth it. So worth it that there is no terror in me.

I don't quite know how to explain it. Maybe this will work... I went to Australia for 4 months. I am a homebody, but I had wanted to go to Australia since... well, probably since I learned that it existed. So when I got the chance to go, I applied and was accepted a few weeks later. There was no fear. I knew I'd miss home terribly, I'd be homesick... but I knew it would be worth it, so there was no fear.

Now, compare that to wanting to be a mom... I had wanted to be a mother since I knew what a mother was. And that was LONG before I knew what Australia was. Now, I tried to be a mother for much, much longer than it took me to get accepted to Australia. Therefore, there is no terror and no fear. It's what I ALWAYS, always wanted. I do not have delusions of it being perfect, but I know it will be all that I ever wanted. :)

Now, if you've read all of this, you deserve some pictures. These are from last Wednesday's appointment (3/25), not our high risk appointment today. We did get pictures, but Johnny has yet to scan them in. :) And, really, they look quite similar to the ultrasound pictures on 3/25.

The Twins!

Baby B!

And Baby A!

How far along? 11 weeks 2 days
Total weight gain/loss: I'm still pretty much the same.
Maternity clothes? I got a bella band knock off from Target.  Ahhh I love it.  :)  My wardrobe has quadrupled.  And I ordered a dress and pants from Old Navy.  
Stretch marks? Nada
Sleep: I desperately try to be asleep by 8:30 or 9... so usually 8-9 hours.  And I do love naps when I have the time!
Best moment this week: Either appointment... Wednesday's or todays.  I love both doctors AND I got to see the babies, so it's all perfect.   Perfect sizes, perfect hearts... just perfect.  I'm so in love.
Movement: Nope.
Food cravings: I found a yogurt I LOVE.  And still coolattas.  Everything else comes and goes.
Gender: I'm thinking a boy and a girl.  
Labor Signs: Noooo
Belly Button in or out? Innie
What I miss:
 Nada.  Like I said last time, I'm loving where I am!!
What I am looking forward to: Finishing trimester 1 so I can confidently make a registry and can just take a huge breath.  And I want school (grad and regular) to be over.  I just want to focus on the babies!!
Weekly Wisdom: Enjoy it!
Milestones: Isn't every day a milestone??  I'm just thankful for every day I get and every day that they are healthy.  Again I say, I am so in love.


Ashley said...

Love this post!!

ashley said...

You sound blissful and I'm just so happy for you!

Anonymous said...

I am so happy for you. :-D It sounds like things are going great, and that your babies are healthy. Very happy for you. :-D