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!
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.