Tuesday, June 30, 2009

It's a...

BOY and a GIRL!

Yay! We are very very happy about having one of each. Although we would have been happy with any combination - I think it will make it a lot easier for the babies (kids, teenagers, etc...) to have their own identities as they grow up not having a twin sibling of the same sex to be compared to all the time.

Baby "A" - the girl - is in the pictures on the left. Baby "B" - the boy - is in the pictures on the right.

It was really fun to see the babies on the ultrasound and to see how much they've grown and changed! We were told that they now weigh between 10 (girl) and 12 (boy) ounces. I checked out thebump.com again to see what size the babies are at 19 weeks. It says that they're the size of mangos and weigh about 8 ounces. I guess we've got some big babies, because at 10-12 ounces, they're weighing in at the average weight for 21 weeks!

We are now seeing two doctors - my regular OB and a high risk doctor. Everything is going okay now, but I feel good about having two doctors keeping an eye on me and on the babies! More appointments means more chances to see the babies and hear their little heartbeats. We'll just try to keep them cooking as long as possible!

Now on to the fun stuff... names and baby shopping! whoohoo! Juan is working right now on brainstorming some names. I already have a few names in mind, so I'll see if they're on Juan's list... If so, maybe the naming process won't be so hard! :)

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Major Milestone :)

Juan and I walk the dog over to get the mail every evening. Our neighborhood has community mailboxes, so ours is just at the end of the street. Last night my neighbor stopped us to ask when I was due! I had to hesitate a minute before I answered to make sure I'd heard her question correctly - she was the first person to flat out notice that I was pregnant! Well, notice enough to be confident that I hadn't just put on a few pounds :) Yea! Still no pictures, but I'll take some soon...

Last night was a lot of fun. We ate dinner and then went for an evening dip in the pool. We came back inside, put on our pj's and had cupcakes and strawberry nesquick. Can it get much better than that? haha.

Friday, June 12, 2009

My First Post

I am finally going to break in this blog. I have had it sitting here empty for weeks, not knowing how to get it started. So, I'm just going to jump in and do it!

Juan and I are really excited, happy and a bit nervous about the change that is coming soon to our lives. Our whole family is very excited - these babies will definitely be spoiled rotten!

I am now about 17 weeks along and I'd have to say that this is probably the hardest part of the pregnancy so far - not physically, but mentally. I feel totally fine (knocking on wood!!) but have not been able to feel the babies move yet (at least I don't think I've really felt it). I wish I had a little window so I could look into my belly to see how everything is going.

Speaking of a window into the belly - I have my 'big' ultrasound in 2 weeks, so I should be finding out whether we're expecting 2 boys, 2 girls or 1 of each! I'm ready to start shopping and working on choosing names, so I'm really excited about this appointment! If you haven't already, go and vote in the poll on the right side of the screen. There's not a place to leave your name or a comment on the poll, but feel free to leave a comment on one of my blog posts with your guess so I'll know who guessed right ;) Just to keep the playing field even - at my 13 week appointment the doctor guessed 2 boys and at my 15 week appointment he guessed one boy/one girl.

According to one source (http://www.thebump.com/) the babies are the size of onions this week. They're about 5.1 inches long from crown to rump (top of the head to their bottom) and weigh about 5.9 ounces! I'm okay with them being the size of an onion - I don't love to eat onions. A few weeks ago they were the length of a taco shell (from head to toe - no, they're not shrinking) and I had a major problem eating tacos for a few days... and yes - it was a problem going without tacos for a few days. :)

Hmm, what else...

I have officially transitioned into maternity clothes. My 'old' pants no longer zip or button, so I'm now all about the elastic waists and sundresses. I need to take some 'belly' pictures to post on here... maybe I'll start that this weekend.

My first trimester wasn't too bad. I was pretty tired and didn't feel great in the evenings, but I think I had it pretty easy! I started feeling pretty "normal" again about 3 weeks ago. I still try to get in an afternoon nap when I can - I know I won't be sleeping very much for the next several years.

Future Family Photo?

We've been given several name suggestions - our current "favorites" are Paul and George. That way we'll have a Ringo (dog), John (Juan), Paul and George in the household. ;) No, we won't be naming our children Paul and George. I'd feel too much pressure to change my name to Yoko or Linda to fit into my own family.

Well, that's all I've got for today! Maybe there will be some fun weekend adventures or photo sessions to blog about soon.