We’re Expecting TwinsPosted: October 5, 2009
Some of you have already heard the news, but for others this might be new. But yes, we are expecting TWINS! They are due April 23, 2010 (Chris’s birthday).
Chris and I decided we wanted to have another child and would like Cooper and his sibling to be 18 months- 2 years apart. When we found out we were pregnant, we were more than excited! The thought of watching our family grow was wonderful. With my first pregnancy, I felt great. No morning sickness really and did pretty well. With this pregnancy (my second pregnancy) I have had some nausea, exhaustion, headaches, and just generally not feeling well at all. I just thought, “well every pregnancy is different.” Chris speculated that it could be a girl since I was not feeling so well. I had this weird feeling that this pregnancy was different. I even made the comment to Chris two or three times that perhaps it was twins. I started to “pop” sooner that I did with Cooper and I just did not feel well. I have never wanted twins, as I know that twins is a blessing but also doubly hard. I thought that one baby at a time was enough work.
Well our first ultrasound appointment with my OBGYN was scheduled about two weeks ago. I was 9 weeks pregnant at the time. We invited my in-laws to come to the ultrasound, as they had never seen an ultrasound before. My doctor began the ultrasound and at first glance you could see a sac and a tiny, tiny baby, and I thought to myself, “good, at least the baby is in there!” Then she kept moving the ultrasound around and as she moved a little to the left I saw another sac and another baby. SHE GASPED and turned off the ultrasound quickly! I had already seen it and so had Chris. Since Chris and I had ultrasounds with Cooper we knew what to expect and we knew that what we had seen was not one baby, but two. My in-laws had not clue what was going on at the time. My mother-in-law actually told me she thought that there was something wrong and the baby was not okay. But my doctor quickly said, “Oh my God, you’re having twins.” I was beside myself. I instantly began to cry. “TWINS!” I thought to myself. I then said, “I don’t want twins.” I could not believe this was happening. I knew that having Cooper, who would be 18 months when the twins were born, and caring for two newborns was going to be a huge challenge. I just proceeded to cry. The doctor handed me a tissue and try to console me. My mother-in-law was stunned, saying, ” I cannot not believe it’s twins. Oh My.” My father-in-law was telling Chris, “You’re screwed” over and over again (haha). Chris, was just kept reassuring me that everything would be okay. The twins were very healthy! One had a heart beat of 173 and the other had a heart beat of 181. I kept asking my doctor if they were okay and she kept reassuring me that they looked great! (sigh of relief)
It has been two weeks since we found out and I am starting to embrace the thought of twins, even get excited about it! Never in my wildest dream would I have ever imagined myself as a mother of twins, nor could Chris. It is going to be a rough ride, but I know that God has blessed me with two bundles of joy for a reason. I have always wanted 4 children so I guess this just gets me closer to my goal quicker, haha. I hope that Cooper will not be too affected by the two new additions. I know that it will take some adjustment for all of us, but in time I know we’ll be okay.
Please pray that my pregnancy goes well with little complications. Also pray that both babies will be in the head down position so I can have a vaginal birth and not a c-section. Pray for the health of the babies and that Cooper will adjust well to two new siblings. Thank you for you prayers!
Our next doctors appointment is scheduled for Oct 15 and I will have an other ultrasound. I will post more pictures of the twins’ ultrasound then. Hopefully you will see more than two little blobs!
Below are two belly comparison pictures between my last pregnancy with Cooper and this pregnancy with twins. As you can see, my belly is a lot larger around this time around.