Monday, March 12, 2012

Twins on the horizon

I know I abandoned my blog when I had Brody, as this was a place to share bump pictures and updates, so I thought I could revive it with my pregnancy with the twins.

When we first found out we were having twins, shock and disbelief are the only things that could describe our feelings. The thought never even crossed our minds and there we were, at seven weeks, finding out our whole world would change. And boy, did it. Several days later, I was called into the doctor's office and was told that they thought the twins were mono-mono, which means they share a sac and a placenta. This diagnosis carries a very high in utero mortality rate, high rate of defects, and high rate of fetal demise during birth, along with brain damage and exceptionally early delivery (about 32 weeks gestation). We were devastated. We were referred to Maternal Fetal Medicine/High Risk at Maine Med but they would not see me until I was at least ten weeks along, in order to make the most accurate diagnosis. It was 2 1/2 weeks of hell, not knowing if the babies were going to make it, not knowing what was going to happen, and being incredibly sick and tired through all of it. We prepared for the worst. What we got was a misdiagnosis. Our babies are mono-di, meaning they have the same placenta but a dividing membrane in the sac. I am still considered high risk with identical twins, but the doctors believe I should carry full term with limited complications. So we can now enjoy the pregnancy, as much as one can enjoy being pregnant.

I have been incredibly ill, resulting in one visit to the ER and constant phone calls to the doctor. I know that it will get better someday but it doesn't help right now. It also doesn't help that I am chasing after a crazy almost-two-year-old.

And now, gratuitous bump shot. 13.5 weeks.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

38 weeks

Baby is getting bigger, straight out the front and down. I am hoping we are really nearing the end. Puppy is very attentive lately, if you can't tell from the last picture.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

35 weeks

As of this Sunday, we are one month away from my due date. Poppy is finally dropping a little, which relieves the breathlessness but is really aggravating my sciatic nerve. Some days I can't even stand still or get up the stairs easily.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

32 weeks

We just got a kickin' new camera (Sony Cybershot H20) and played a bit with it. It's my birthday and we are 32 weeks along. Poppy is shoving all my organs out of the way for more room to play.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

28 weeks

I have hit my third trimester now and I certainly feel it.

The crib is finished and in the room. We are awaiting the mattress.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

26 weeks

Ziggy now sits and waits at Clint's feet for his turn to be in a picture. He just came back from a run at the track so he's a bit out of breath.

I think it's the shirt...but I know I am starting to look like there is a ball under there.

Boom, my belly button.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

The crib is finished

While it has not been "finished" in terms of stain or oil, the construction is complete on the crib. It has cherry inlays in the top section that you can see in a few pictures. For now, it will be in the basement until it is finished.