Sunday, January 6, 2013

7 Weeks!

Here we are already at 7 weeks (actually, 7 weeks 3 days...but who's counting)! There is still a lot of time left in this first trimester, but every day that goes by is a good sign. Just hoping that these little beans can both make it to term, but I know I'll feel a lot better as the weeks go on.

This has been a crazy week to say the least!! We found out about the twins at 6 weeks and 6 days, so week 7 so far has been about getting excited over two and wrapping our heads around this amazing set of new challenges that we now face. We bought a new car after deciding that fixing our old one didn't make sense financially or practically, our old one was a compact car and some friends explained that there was no way my 6'4" husband would be able to drive it with a car seat behind the driver's seat. Since we will be having 2 babies, there will be a car seat behind both the passenger and driver's we went with a full size sedan style car instead.

In other news I've been feeling pretty mediocre to miserable in the last few days which is kind of a relief. I know it's a crazy thing to say, but it's a little nice to know that my body is finally realizing that it's pregnant! I will probably be changing my mind when the nausea turns into all out vomiting, but for now I am thankful for the nausea and fatigue. It makes me feel like these babies are growing! Well, onto our weekly update for now:

Week 7

Weight132 (-4 lbs)
Due Date: August 22, 2013
Baby is the size of: A blueberry!
Symptoms: Still experiencing sore breasts and tons of gas! My small bouts of nausea have increased somewhat and seem to be more prevalent in the morning/afternoon than at night. I have been out and out exhausted and between the fatigue and nausea I pretty much spent the weekend on the couch. My skin breakouts do seem to be clearing up somewhat, so we'll see how that goes. All in all, I  feel a little more pregnant this week and that's exciting. Although there are definitely still times when I have no symptoms and start worrying myself silly. 
Emotions: Excited and elated mostly! Once the shock of the twin announcement wore off, the excitement kicked in. I thought that I would be more scared and nervous, but really I am just thrilled. I feel so blessed to have been given two babies and I am praying every night that the Lord will let me keep both of them. I am also feeling more in love, seeing them on the ultrasound and listening to their heartbeats was life changing. I am totally in love with these two little beans already. 
Notable News or EventsFinding out about having twins at our U/S at 6w6d!! We also announced our pregnancy on facebook! This was a little bit scary for us because we know firsthand how fragile early pregnancy is, but we were so happy and we have decided to treat this pregnancy as if we will be bringing home 2 babies this summer. If something happens we will deal with it, but we wanted to share our joy and excitement with our friends and extended family as well! Other than that, I guess I'll be getting a haircut this week. 
What Other People Are Saying About Baby/Pregnancy: We have received countless congratulations after making our announcement and everyone is so happy for us!! We also received a number of "glad it's you and not me" sort of comments, but that just makes me realize how very happy I am that it is me! 

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