Thursday, July 20, 2006


Today's appointment was relatively quick. I gained another 3 lbs. since last Monday so I was pleased. My nightly milkshakes must be working. I met with the dr. to go over my bloodwork results and discuss any concerns. The bloodwork looked good, my usual borderline thyroid and anemia were both normal. Unfortunately the dr. was paged and had to jet to deliver a baby.

The nurse said she was going to give me a quick ultrasound to check on the babies. We were pleasantly surprised because we were told we wouldn't see them for a couple more weeks. Both of them looked good. We are so grateful for these little babies! We watched as one turned from face down to face up and the other one looked like it was scratching its head. The pictures we have from today aren't nearly as good as last weeks so no point in posting them. I go back two weeks from tomorrow for my next appointment.

Monday, July 17, 2006

12 week update

No, I swear I'm not "sticking it out"! But in my defense I did just eat some spaghetti. I'm starting to worry about the rate at which I'm growing. I'm afraid by next month I won't be able to breathe anymore. And by the way do you know how many of you said "I can't wait to see you get fat"? I think I've been cursed :) !

Last Friday was Kevin's Grandma's birthday. We saw most of his family and were able to tell everyone the news. It was nice to be able to share it with everyone at one time! Now that we have started telling people it has started to feel more concrete...not to mention looking in the mirror everyday. Our next appointment is this Thursday. It was supposed to be today but was rescheduled. I'm hoping our next ultrasound of the bubs will be in about 2 weeks.

Kevin and I are enjoying watching everyone vote on the genders, if you were curious he is convinced it is boy/girl and I'm guessing its 2 of the same...leaning towards 2 boys. But honestly neither one of us could care less, we just want some babies.

Monday, July 10, 2006

Double Trouble

Today's appointment went great! We got to watch the babies in action and they were jumping around everywhere. As you can see in the pics they are chillin bunk bed style. Baby A is in the bottom bunk and Baby B is on the top. Baby B was swinging its arms everywhere while Baby A did a complete somersault. My official progress is 11 weeks and 3 days but both babes measured 11 weeks 6 days and are about 2 inches long each. I have gained 8-10 lbs which is a huge accomplishment for me due to the fact that I feel nauseated ALL day long but I continue to force food down about every 2 hours or so. So we were pleased I was able to put that much weight on. Our next appointment will be next Monday but we won't be able to peek in on the babies again for another 3 weeks.

The following are some pictures of the gifts we have received for the babies already and for me. Our family has already started to spoil them! We want to thank our family for all the generous gifts and emotional support you have lent us.

Frog and Duckie from the McBrides, Baby blanket and frame from Nanny and Papa Guitar and Baby clothes, maternity clothes and blanket from Grandma Merris and Grandpa Denny.

Tank top for me from Uncle Jared and Teddy Bear from Grandma Merris and Grandpa Denny.

Sunday, July 02, 2006

5 and 10 Week Belly Picture

The first picture is at 5 weeks, the second is at 10.

Early Progress

Our first ultrasound at 6 weeks

Here is an archive of our first few blog entries.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006
Home Pregnancy test POSITIVE!! We are excited but in total disbelief. I take a test for the next 10 days every day because we still can't believe its true!

Monday, May 22, 2006
First BETA blood test to confirm pregnancy. Results are 904! A singleton pregnancy at this point would have average results of 70-200. Nurse confirms that twins are a definite possibilty but we won't know for sure till our first ultrasound on my mom's birthday, June 5th 2006. We spend the next two weeks happy but so nervous that something could go wrong. When you wait so long for something like we did, you just become convinced that it will never be.

Monday, June 05, 2006
Our first ultrasound at 6 weeks and 2 days reveals two strong heartbeats! We get to take home pictures of the twins, you can't see much more than a blob, but of course we think our blobs are beautiful! Kevin and I are so relieved and after the relief sets in we are insanely excited. We want to run and tell everyone but we know it is still so early and we are still cautious. Over the next couple of weeks we share the news with our parents and siblings. There are many looks of disbelief followed by tearful embraces. Those first few weeks still seem so surreal.

Merris and Marcia receiving the good news!
Friday, June 23, 2006
We had another appointment to check on the twins progress. I am currently 8 weeks 6 days and the babies are measuring 8 weeks 6 days and 9 weeks 2 days. My mom is convinced it is a boy and girl because on of the twins is a little bit bigger than the other. I guess we'll just have to wait and see till end of Aug/Sept when we find out. Our next appointment will be on July 10 when I will be a little over 11 weeks.

Fun Facts

Fun Facts:
Our Birthstone is Garnet (Loyalty, Constancy)
Our Flower is Carnation or Snowdrop (Black, Dk. Blue or Red)
Our Astrological Sign is Aquarius
We'll be born in the Chinese Year of The Pig
We'll will start kindergarten in 2012,
be old enough to drive a car in 2023,
and will graduate High School with the Class of 2025