Wednesday, April 16, 2014

13w5d -and seeing our Littles

Good Morning my sweet friends! 

I had the most amazing day yesterday. It was our elective ultra sound for week 14 (just a few days shy) at a local place called Bellysimo. We decided that since we had a long time between seeing  the babies at week 11 till week 20 that we would go to Bellysimo and do their "Angle of The Dangle" scan. At around week 14 they will guess the gender of your baby(ies) based on the genital tublular growth. Early on it will either point upwards -indicating a boy, or downwards -indicating a girl. Then we get to return at week 17 or 18 for them to tell us the genders for sure.

We got our guesses yesterday and they were pretty positive they knew what both Baby A and Baby B are. We are keeping it a secret until we return for our week 17 ultrasound. Mainly because our parents are going to come to that ultrasound and we want them to be surprised -so only Rob and I get to know for now. 

When we walked in for our ultra sound  there was a card waiting for us. In the card many of our friends and coworkers had left us an amazing surprise- a gift card to cover our ultra sounds and enough money left over for a spa session or another ultra sound even. 

When I found out who's idea it was to put together the gift card and leave it for us there I text her and thanked her. That's when she told me the most amazing thing. She said that she woke up in the morning and knew it was something she had to do so she didn't think it was a gift from her or even her idea- she felt like God told her to do it. 

How amazing and special is that? It brought tears to my eyes even before I got to see the babies. To know so many people- so many of our friends- are thinking of us and supporting us in our journey.  It was just such a special gift. I couldn't say thank you enough, because truly there really aren't words available to describe how I felt. Speechless. 

Below I will share a couple pictures from our ultra sound and talk about the babies more- so if you aren't in a good place no worries. Take a look at these beautiful flowers. Here in Jersey we got some snow and ice over night in the middle of April, so if you are experiencing weather anything like we are you could use some flowers right now! 

Here they are! My littles. Baby A was reaching out to grab Baby B's hand in this one. The photo is a little grainy, but you can clearly see there little hands reaching for one another. We got to see that they have all of their fingers- and that Baby B is a thumb sucker. 

 Baby A is a little less cooperative. As you can see here- Baby A is butt up while Baby B is sitting pretty. Baby A would roll over, curl their legs up and then unleash massive kicks on their sibling. Baby B would just sit there and keep sucking their thumb like nothing was happened. 

I will say that the 3d/4d ultra sound this early shows images that only a mother can love. Their faces slightly resemble that of the predator. I still thought they were adorable even when Baby B turned and seemingly looked at us and smiled. 

I really can't wait to see them again in 3 weeks and see just how much they have grown. May 7th is our next ultra sound and that is when I will let you all know what they are :) 

We are so excited and blessed to have these two littles as a part of our life. We really couldn't be happier <3

Friday, April 11, 2014

Just Checking In

Long time no talk :) 

All is good here. We are hanging tough and dare I say starting to feel a bit better. I've been in a bit of a fog lately- between constant nausea and fatigue I haven't spent much time online. When I am feeling better I have been trying to be present in everyday life.

We had an OB appointment yesterday- and after a two hour wait- yes a two hour wait!! I got to hear the babies heart beats- Baby A is still much faster than Baby B and I am still convinced its a Girl and a Boy. My BP was perfect at 112/70 -and that was after waiting forever to be seen. I am now down 10lbs instead of 12lbs so I have started to gain some that I have lost back which is good. All my labs came back good as well. So far we are doing just great as we enter into the second trimester. 

My APN told me it won't be long before I may start to feel movement. The babies are currently right on top of one another so she said I should start to feel flutters and sensations soon.

DH and I have scheduled an elective Ultra Sound at a place near us. Its called "The Angle of The Dangle" and we will have two ultra sounds done. Our first is next week as we enter week 14 and they will do a 3d/4d ultra sound and guess the babies genders. The lady I spoke with said that their guesses are normally 90-95% accurate. After that ultra sound they will schedule a return appointment for us to come back and do a second ultra sound and at that appointment they will know the genders for sure. Also at that appointment we plan to bring our parents along since they have a viewing area so we can all find out together. 

We're starting our diaper stockpile as well. So far we have 432 newborn diapers, 476 size 1, and 260 size 3. We also have 2400 wipes stockpiled. The grandparents have gotten in on the diaper stockpile fun and every time they go out they also grab diapers and pile them up at their homes as well.

We've started to plan the lay out of the nursery- but are holding off on designing it until we know what the babies are. Which won't be too long now :) 

I hope you are all doing well. I've been reading and thinking of you all, but will probably continue my internet hiatus a bit longer. 

Can't wait to check in next week and tell you what the guess are! What do you guys think??