Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Holy cow!

Apparently I don't blog very often. We have been so busy with school winding down, the boys' baseball games, and everything else that I don't seem to have much time!
We had our first ultrasound on May 7. IM and I were there together, awaiting the "revelation" of one or two or none, and... there were TWO!!!!
After that moment, I lost all logical thought and I don't think another coherent thought went through my mind for the rest of the day!
I have spent the last two weeks so worried that we would end up with a "vanishing twin" or that the baby or babies would die and I would just be carrying around dead tissue (gross I know, but it has been my fear). Also, in the last two weeks, I have experienced the joyous/awful feeling of morning, afternoon, and night sickness along with plenty of exhaustion. It is joyous because I that is how I know the babies are growing. It is awful because it doesn't feel good. In addition, I have stopped almost all of the estrogen. For the first time in about two months, I don't have four little sticky patches stuck all over my abdomen- my skin is so happy!
Today, we had a repeat ultrasound here with my ob/gyn. IPs couldn't come, so I brought my mom with me. Both little babies have strong heartbeats and are growing right on track. Baby A is still measuring 2 days ahead of Baby B. I am very happy that they are thriving and can't wait to see them again in a few weeks.
We are off to Boy Scouts for T, visiting grandma's chickens for B, and missing K who is having a sleepover with a friend so her friend's mom can have the joy of dropping them off at school at 6:00 am for a super fun field trip to Moody Gardens.
Hopefully I will be back sooner rather than later,