Thursday, May 14, 2009

Nine Plus Two

Here are two images from Monday's ultrasound. If you look closely you can see there are two separate sacks. This means they are fraternal twins. So we could have a boy and girl (most common), two boys or two girls.
The babies are still so small (8 weeks) so you can barely see them. They are the size of little blueberries! What sweet little berries they are!

We are embarking on a new adventure. Boy what a ride so far! Easter Sunday we found out that I am expecting. Then the day after Mother's Day, there was another surprise in store. We saw two babies, two hearts beating strong on the ultrasound screen. We were speechless! Shock, excitement, fear, and joy all mixed together in my head and I know John's too. However, when we saw those two precious hearts fluttering away, I fell in love.

I am 8 weeks pregnant with twins. Twins! Twins? So incredible to me. And even though I have been throwing up and have not even been able to get a cracker down. I am thanking the Lord everyday for those two little lives growing inside of me.

So here begins the journey. I am a 44 year old woman with 9 children. And I am now a 44 year old mother of 11 because life begins in the womb.And to be perfectly exact I am a mom of 13 because there are two of our babies in heaven that I will never forget.

So yea, morning sickness. I have had it with all of them. But boy, this time it has been intense. Today is the first day I could eat something. I am about to finish an entire biscuit. WOO HOO!! Thank goodness the doctor prescribed some pretty strong nausea medication that would have cost us 237 dollars if we did not have insurance. Thank the Lord for insurance. We only paid 10 bucks for those little white miracle tablets.

Today I will be setting up an appointment with a specialist. I will be under their care the entire pregnancy because of the twins and this thing called AMA (Advanced Maternal Age). There are a lot more risks for me so that makes it a little more scary. However, I have been doing lots of reading and there are so many stories of women even older than me having healthy twins.

The due date for the babies is December 23rd. However, twins never make it to the due date.So depending on how everything goes, we could have them by Thanksgiving. We shall see.

Oh the thoughts that are running through my head. I am a pro at newborns....but not two of them at the same time!! Smile! Isn't it amazing how God keeps us teachable? There is always something new to learn.

Well stay tuned. I will be sharing more of this special trip with you on double babyhood. I would love to hear from you if you are following the journey. We need all the encouragement and prayers we can get! So share some love and be kind!!


angie said...

I had to comment on this post. I was so happy to hear that you are
expecting and then twins. Wow! What
a blessing. I know we haven't emailed each other in a while but
I have been praying for you and do
so miss talking with you. Congratulations.
Angie in NC

Ange said...

Thank you to all of my special friends and to my parents for your warm congratulations and shared joy over our wonderful news! We choose to think on your positive words and wishes rather than those who have responded in either negativity or cynical snickers. May the Lord bless you all. We appreciate those of you who at least took time to email and say congratulations. May we truly rejoice with those who rejoice and weep with those who are weeping.

supplies overflowing! said...

I can't believe I missed all this news!
I am sorry about your 2 other babies, too-

supplies overflowing! said...

one more thing- the doctor had hoped I would make it through thansgiving- I did- and Christmas, and New Years! They were born Jan 2.