Sunday, March 25, 2007

Things not to say to a woman pregnant with twins...

(In no particular order)
-Oh, you mean 12 weeks until its here, your much too big to be 12 weeks along. (According to the check-out lady at Kohl's last week)
-Twins, wow, my cousin had twins and she was in labor for days. (According to a staff member at Ball State)
-Did you plan for twins? (Who plans for twins?)
-Are you going to have any more? (Does anyone know the answer to this when they are 13 weeks along in their first pregnancy?)
-That's going to be expensive (Like we haven't thought about that.)

It was a pretty uneventful week and when you are pregnant, uneventful is good. I've re-introduced lettuce and orange juice back into my life, both of which are signs that the nausea may be gone. I also had some luck shopping for maternity clothes (thanks to Cat for the gift card) for my upcoming trip to Florida. I'll be leaving for a conference Friday in Orlando. I'll pass on Disney World since I can't ride roller coasters and some of my collegues from graduate school will spend time sipping Mai Tai's by the pool and I'll have to pass on that as well, but it will be nice to get out of Indiana for a short trip.

We had a good visit to the doctor and found out if all goes well and the babies are in good positioning, April 26th will be the day we find out if we are having boys, girls or both. Jeremy has been talking to my belly encouraging the penises to grow, but I also know girls would just melt his heart, so we'll wait and see :-)

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Losing it...

My close friends and family will all tell you that I have always been one that had it together. I remember important holidays, keep on top of events, I'm meticulous about getting my teeth cleaned every 6 months, cleaning my carpets regularly, flipping the mattress, etc. I thought this would be wonderful attributes to assist me in becoming a mother. No one told me that you lose your mind when you are pregnant. We can blame it on the hormones, being pre-occupied or whatever, but seriously, yesterday it got ridiculous.
I took a 1/2 day of work in order to look at daycares and visit the doctor. We arrived at the daycare, took a tour, asked lots of questions and then left. I then proceeded on crying in the parking lot because I'm struggling thinking about leaving the babies when they are so tiny in a place that is so big. Let's keep it in perspective, it will be almost 9 months before this actually has to happen, but I cried anyway.
Next, we went to the doctor to find that it was closed. Yep, showed up for a 4 o'clock appointment and it was closed. Do we know if our appointment was 3 instead of 4 or next week instead of this week or never existed in the first place, who the hell knows. But at the end of it, I showed up, with my entourage of husband and mother, to an imaginary appointment.
I had been invited to attend the Southside Mother of Multiples Pre-Sale Sale last night. So, my mom and I drove from Carmel to Greenwood in Friday rush hour traffic. Only to get pulled over 2 blocks from the sale. "Ma'am, did you realize you blatantly disregarded the traffic signal back there?"After some whimpering and explaining that "We're not from around here", he let us off with a warning. We show up at this sale, not really knowing what to expect to be greeted by hundreds of sellers and hundreds of shoppers. It was serious business--let's just say I had to show my ultrasound picture at the door to prove I was indeed going to be a mother of multiples. We waited 40 minutes to get through the door and then felt as though the walls of the 2 gymnasiums that were filled were beginning to close in on me. Have I mentioned I have a slight problem with anxiety? We bought a $30 pack-and-play for grandma and then called it a day.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

T-shirt Sayings

Jeremy and I have come up with a list of t-shirt sayings that would help women get through this initial period of telling people we are pregnant without it consuming every conversation, especially those with complete strangers.

  1. No, this is not a beer belly, I am pregnant
  2. Yes, I'm pregnant, I know no one actually drinks non-alcoholic beer because they like the taste
  3. I promise I used to be fun, now I'm just tired
  4. Yes, I'm bigger than most, I'm growing 2 people
  5. If I don't know you, please don't touch
  6. Please do not advise, I have doctors for that
  7. I don't care how long you were in labor

So, yes, these may seem a little harsh and it might be my moodiness talking, but seriously. If you have been there or know anyone who has and have any to add to the list, leave a comment...

Friday, March 9, 2007

The First Trimester

I had heard the horror stories of morning sickness, food aversions and odd cravings. But, honestly I thought I had a pretty hearty stomach--(tequila shots anyone), but boy was I wrong. I've spent most of the last few weeks throwing up atleast one meal a day and frequently two. After my doctor noticed I had actually lost a couple of pounds, he put me on an anti-nausea medication. This was able to subside my morning sickness, so I stopped throwing up on the side of I-69, but frequently led to a newer nighttime sickness. Everyone has been so supportive and I've heard "This is the way the babies are telling you they are happy & healthy" to "I hear if you have it rough during the first trimester, delivery is a breaze" My father-in-law even sent an "I'm sorry you've been barfing plant" We'll have to wait and see.

As for genders, it will probably be May before we know. At that time we'll also find out if they are fraternal or identical. I'll take some pictures this weekend of the 12 week belly, I've outgrown most of my regular pants with another 28 weeks to go!

Thursday, March 8, 2007

Beginning the Journey

Jeremy and I are preparing to celebrate our 2nd wedding anniversary this Monday and just recently found out we are expecting twins this September. Life tends to throw you a curve ball when you least expect it!

Our first ultrasound was done during our first doctor's visit on January 31st. At that point we suspected we were about 6 weeks along. The technician heard more than one heart beat and told us that there were 2! Jeremy fell onto a chair, put his head in his hands and cried. Probably partially out of shock and amazement, but also out of joy.

We told the Grandmas & Grandpas together and all are very excited. We wrapped a baby rattle for each to open and went to Benihana's to celebrate.