Sunday, March 28, 2010

8 Week Ultrasound Pictures

Here are the rest of the pictures from the 8 week ultrasound. Enjoy! :)

This is a picture of both of the babies.
This is a picture of Baby A showing the heartbeat of 154.
This is a picture of Baby A measuring 1.33 cm and 7 weeks 4 days gestational age.
This is a picture of Baby A measuring 1.41 cm and 7 weeks 5 days gestational age.

This is a picture of Baby B showing a heartbeat of 158.
This is a picture of Baby B measuring 1.27 cm and 7 weeks 4 days gestational age.

Friday, March 26, 2010

A Million Things Going Through Our Minds

Well it's only been a day and a half since we found out that we are having twins. In that time, I have already had what feels like a million thoughts going through my mind and I think most of our family has been thinking the same things.

Main Things I Have Been Thinking:

1) Everything related to the pregnancy - "Will they be safe, healthy, grow right?" "How long will I be able to carry them, full-term, longer?" "How big will I get?"

2) Everything related to the birth - "When will it be?" "How long will they be in the hospital?"

3) Everything related to the early stages - "Will we get sleep?" "How will we feed them?" "Will they wake each other up?" "Will they wake Luke up?" "Will they get on a routine like Luke did?"

4) Everything related to logistics - "How will we set up our house, the nursery, our lives for these babies?" "Will I be able to pick Luke up on time from preschool with two babies?" "Will we be able to go to church before the babies are 1?" "How will we keep all that laundry up?" "How many diapers are we going to go through each day/week?"

It's overwhelming when I think too much. I am just going to take it little by little. Just today my awesome sister told me she would loan me her crib, glider, highchair, and carseat. My mom is going to loan me her pack n play that matches the one I have. I know that God will provide for our every need. I know that people will do everything they can to help us. I also know that I have the most amazing husband who will do anything to make our lives easier and better.

Please pray for my potential to worry, the health of me and the babies, and that all of those questions will be answered in due time. :)

The Beginning of Ash & Lee Plus 3

So yesterday I went to my first official doctor's appointment. I had blood drawn a couple of times to check the HCG levels right after I found out that I was pregnant (around 4ish weeks). Yesterday was my 8 week appointment where you get the full physical (won't go into that), they check your blood again, and give you an ultrasound (at least that is how they do it at my doctor's office).

Well after I had had all the less-fun stuff done, we did the ultrasound. After what happened last time I prayed that I would see a healthy baby. We did!!! She measured the baby and (s)he measured right at the due date. We saw the heartbeat and listened to it (one of the most amazing things in the world). The heartbeat was strong (in the 150s). Tears had already filled my eyes and my heart was full.

Then the technician said, "Here's something you probably didn't expect." I said, "Twins?!?!" She said, "YES!" I said, "Are you serious?!" She said, "YES!" Then we checked to make sure it wasn't just an empty sac. It's crazy how quickly Lee and I both thought, "Please let it be another healthy baby." Sure enough we saw another blob. She measured it and it measured around the same as the first (a day or two younger). Then we saw another strong heartbeat (in the 150s). This time laughter filled the room.

Everything looked great. We got the whole run-down on twins (more check-ups, more ultrasounds, what else to expect). The due date is the same (November 5th) but they said we hope to go 37 weeks (October 15th). We are thrilled to add two blessings to our family this Autumn.

If you could keep me and the babies in your prayers that would be great.

PS I give all the praise, honor, and glory for this pregnancy and these twins to God. Lots of prayer went into this pregnancy and I believe with all my heart that He not only heard but answered the fervent prayers of many. Thank you for praying!