Monday, August 12, 2013

14 Weeks

Actually, I am 14 weeks, 2 days today.  Woo-Hoo!  Today I go back for another MFM appointment so they can try to get that nuchal fold measurement on Baby A since she/he was being so difficult and wouldn't get in a good position for it last week.  I'm so excited to see my babies again!  I still worry every single day about whether they are still doing okay or not and it is so nice to get the reassurance of an u/s.

Now, let me tell you about Saturday, when we hit the 14 week mark.  Saturday was the big day of telling our families.  We are officially no longer carrying any secrets and word is out not only amongst each of our families and our softball team, but also it's spreading like wildfire around our small town.

First I met with my family for breakfast.  Hubby ended up having to go to work, so it was only me.  I started off by confirming to the family that we are officially done coaching softball for about 7-8 years.  Because.....I'm pregnant.  Lot's of excitement and a few tears of joy.  Then I announced that we are having twins.  Holy babies!

My family is going to be full of new little babies this next year!  My sister is due in September.  My cousin is due in October, and I am due with TWINS in January!  There is also another baby due in January from my aunt and uncle's niece on the other side.  There is going to be so many babies to snuggle and love on!

Then that afternoon, my in-laws hosted a BBQ at their new place.  They bought some property out of town a few months back, and it was a good excuse to get everyone together because not everyone had been out to see their new place.  The highlight of the night (before our announcement) was a trip out to see the pigs.

At first glance, it might look like they are sitting on a log.  It's actually a very large pig named Amelia!

Once everyone dished up their food and settled in, Hubby and I made our grand announcement.  Of course they were all excited.  Their were lots of hugs and congratulations.  We spent the rest of the evening talking about babies.  An aunt asked to see u/s pics, so my MIL got out the pictures we had given her a few weeks prior.  This aunt swears up and down that Baby A is a boy and Baby B is a girl.  She is absolutely convinced she is right, based on their position, size, and heartbeats.  We will find out soon...

I told Hubby that I needed him to take a picture of me.  He of course made a joke, asking "can it be a naked picture?"  Which I got irritated at because that's what I do.  Then I explained that I wanted him to take a belly picture for me.  Being a guy, he had to ask what we needed a belly picture for and what are we going to do with it.  Sigh.  I explained to him that I wanted to document the pregnancy over the next couple months and, oh, I don't know, scrapbook them?  I shake my head now thinking back on that conversation.  He did humor me though, and we got a picture.

My belly really popped out just this past week!

14 Weeks
Now that our families have been told, the secret is out and there is no holding back!  I am hoping nobody will post anything on Facebook until we have a chance to do a FB announcement ourselves.  I'd like to hold off on it just a bit longer.  Planning to do it in another few weeks or so.  One of Hubby's aunts is going to take some pictures for us.

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I just got home from my MFM appointment.  Both babies look great and show very low risk of Down Syndrome!  Their heartbeats are great and they are still wiggling about.  All is good.  At least so far.  Our next appointment will be around 16 weeks for an initial anatomy scan, and then again at 20 weeks.  I feel so extremely fortunate for all the u/s we are getting.  Right now, I am feeling blessed.

37 comments:

  1. You are so adorable! I am so happy to hear that both babies are doing good! I can't imagine how nerve wracking those appointments must be! I cna't wait to hear about the FB reveal! Yay!

    Hugs!

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    1. Hugs right back at ya! It really is nerve wracking before each appointment, and in between them! It's petrifying to think of the bad news you could get.

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  2. Great news about the scan, and that's a good-lookin' belly, mama!

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  3. You look beautiful! Do you have any ideas on your facebook announcement?

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    1. I do have an idea....I'm stealing an idea from someone else! You will see in a few weeks :)

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    1. It really popped out in the last 2 weeks!

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  5. You look great! We waited quite a while to make any kind of announcement of Facebook. I'm jealous of all your ultrasounds, I don't get too many these days. So much fun telling everyone. I can't wait to find out the genders.

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    1. I feel very fortunate to be getting all these u/s. I know it is rare... I can't wait to find out the genders either!

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  6. I'm the newest follower on your blog...congrats!
    -Char
    http://char-and-jared.blogspot.com/

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    1. Hi Char! Thanks for visiting my blog and following my story! I can't wait until I have time to check out your blog as well!

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  7. Great news -you look super cute rocking that bump!

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    1. I don't think a person can ever tire of being told they look cute, lol, especially in the beginning when it still looks more like a pooch than actually being pregnant. Ha!

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  8. I am just so so happy for you!! You deserve this and so much more :) So glad the twins are doing well and you look fabulous also!

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    1. Awww, thank you Amie. I am SOooooo hoping I get to cheer you on soon as well. I continue to think about you and pray.

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  9. Your bump is adorable! I'm so happy the babies are doing well!! xoxo

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  10. You look great! Can't really hide that baby belly anymore!!

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    1. It is definitely becoming a challenge to hide the belly! Word is now finally out at work as well, which I am relieved of. It's so hard to think that people are judging me for getting fat when I am a trainer!

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  11. How fun to tell your families. That Amelia is some pig! Wowza. And you are looking nothing like a pig, with your rockin' bump :) I'm 2 weeks behind you with ONE baby and our bumps look very similar...guess I better lay off the cookies, haha! You really look beautiful, my friend and nice try, hubby with the naked picture!

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    1. She really is a BIG pig! And thank you so much for saying that I am NOT a big pig. Haha! You are so funny :) I'm sure you look fantastic as well!

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  12. Oh my gosh, look at you!!! So cute. How exciting that you were able to tell your families, and they were able to share in your excitement! I am so happy for you :)

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    1. It is definitely fun to finally share the excitement. It's also a little scary. If something were to happen, that is a LOT of people to share our grief with. But for now, everything looks great and I hope it continues to!

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  13. Ahh! Look at you! You look great my dear! So exciting you got to surprise your families! Maybe a naked private picture for hubby?? Come on, you know you already thought about it! ;)

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    1. Ha! No, that is SOoo not me to do the naked picture thing, much to my husbands grand disappointment. I don't need any documentation of that going around. I will reserve the nakedness for him and him alone, in private. With no pictures! lol

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  14. Awwwww!!! You had a great week-end with the family and you LOOK SO GOOD!!!!
    So happy that all is going well and that you are getting all of these u/s to
    help you relax and enjoy this pregnancy!!!!! Love and hugs! I'm here whenever you need me! Can't wait to find out the sex and for you decide on some sort of theme, if you are! Ready to go shopping!!! Auntie

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    1. Sooooo, whenever I need you? Like as in coming to help me in my horrible, messy, unorganized house like we had talked about? I'm thinking beginning of September sometime if that offer is still open? We'd like to do a garage sale end of September. I haven't even thought about themes yet! We will see....

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    2. Yes, yes and yes! Just let me know, maybe a little in advance as to what you are thinking. Like I said, promise of 2 full days, which equates to 3 nights. B will come to if you can use him to haul boxes, etc. Just got to keep him busy. Hates sitting around. There's haying also at that time, so he's iffy. Let us know. Love you!

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  15. Contented sigh. This makes me SO happy for you! Here's to 23+ more wonderful week before you meet those babies!

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  16. Look at that bump!! You look so cute! Isn't it fun to share the news? :)

    Also, my husband is the same way about taking pictures of me. We have the same argument all the time. I'm 29 weeks along and we STILL have it. Today I finally said, "So do you NOT want pictures of your pregnant wife?" Ha.

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  17. Not sure what I like better, all those darling little kids sitting on a massive log of a PIG, or your happy smile in the cute bump pic!

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  18. So happy everything is going so great! It's so fun to finally share the news and let people be excited for you.

    I am curious about your FB announcement. We tried to be cute while also letting it be known that this was not an easy place to get to. But, I think we were too subtle and not everyone got it. So, now it's funny if I post a picture that I happen to be in and you can see my bump, it's like some people are discovering for the first time that I am pregnant and I get all the congrats all over again. Oh well.

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