Thursday, July 24, 2008

Is gender that important? Perhaps we shouldn't tell you . . .

JUST KIDDING! So we just got back from all the Doctor appointments today- by we I mean myself and the two little princesses I'm carrying.

We had our big ultrasound today and in the process learned several things.

1. They're back to thinking only one placenta, not two (so they may be identical twins like we originally thought).

2. Baby A was a bit shy not showing us too much but finally in the end they said she's a girl.

3. Baby B was not shy at all- showing us all her girlie parts.

4. They don't provide spare pants if you pee yourself on the table. (I didn't, no worries, but it would've been nice to have the option)

I'm sure I'll post more later but I wanted to get this up before we go camping. I know a lot of you were dying to find out what gender they are, so I didn't want to torture you any longer.

The one major change because they're twins and also with one placenta is that we have to go in more often. I go back in 4 weeks but after that I will have to go in every 2 weeks. Then starting at 32 weeks, I'll have to go in twice a week for
Non-stress tests. I have 3 kids at home, so I was thinking I could just phone in and they could tell how stressed I was . . . but I found out that it's the babies they're testing, not me . . . so that's good! :)

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Gender and Dreams

Since I put up the Gender Poll on the blog I've had several people ask me what gender I think the babies are. Honestly, I have no idea or "feelings" at all. I've come to the conclusion that the "feelings" that you have with your own pregnancy are just that. When you are pregnant with a baby (or babies) that ARE NOT your own . . . it's not the same at all. There is no dreaming about the future, what she'll be . . . what his voice will sound like . . . . what names you prefer . . . . or how you're going to totally mess them up somehow. None of that is there- because you don't have to think about what color to paint the room, what baby gear to buy, or how in the heck you're going to save enough money for College. With that being said, I have no idea whatsoever- None, Nada, Zilch.

However, I do know that whether I give birth to 2 boys, 2 girls or one of each the Intended Parents will be incredible. And I can guarantee that everything that I'm not thinking or worrying about (above mentioned items, plus preschool, future boyfriends/girlfriends) they ARE thinking, dreaming, and waking up sweating about. So, I'll just leave that part to them and I'll continue to think about how to alleviate heartburn, how in the heck I'm going to make it upstairs and into my elevated bed in the months to come and sweat about if my husband will really bathe my toddler when I can't sit on the stool hovering over the bathtub weeks from now. I have seen images of women with twins at the end and it doesn't look like I can bathe myself, let alone my 3 kids!

Monday, July 7, 2008

Uterus Party in Mexico? Ci!

We just got back from our cruise. Here's a quick picture of my belly and the most exclusive uterus party in Mexico. Many are trying to get in, but this uterus only has enough room for a Party of Two!

My husband and I attended a surprise cruise for my step-mom's birthday. She was surprised and we all had a blast. It was only a 3 night cruise but it was a much needed break for all!

At the time of the cruise I was 17 weeks . . . you can sail on a cruise line up until about 24 weeks. Just a few weeks back a woman was turned away so I made sure to check the policies . . . we still had to sign a waiver to cruise, but I was sipping VIRGIN strawberry margaritas in no time flat! I also can give you quick directions to any bathroom on board, as I swear I was peeing every 30 minutes!

Even though I was eating for three (myself+ twins) I was lucky that the food was not the best compared to other cruises we've been on in the past. Let's just say I didn't gain the normal 4-8 lbs on this cruise, ha! I guess it also helps that the cruise was about half the days of the others we've been on.

FYI- we have our next ultrasound July 24th. At that appointment we should find out, if the babies aren't being too shy or uncooperative, what gender they are! I have set up a Poll at the top right of the blog . . . make sure you vote to let us know what gender you think the babies are . . . 2 boys, 2 girls or one of each. You'll only have until the 24th of July to vote!