To my beautiful children,
I am now 26 weeks pregnant with you! Last week was a bit of a doozy! You know I wouldn’t change it for a second though, right? I was completely exhausted last week, especially on Thursday for some reason. We went to the temple and to dinner with the Parcells and I saw them and just started crying! Aunt Rachel was sweet and grabbed my bags that I was carrying and everyone was so kind and understanding. There are typically two times when I start to cry…when people are really nice to me or when I feel really bad for someone or their situation. I could literally hardly keep my eyes open at work earlier in the day and I started feeling nauseous again. I think you were having a growth spurt or something. You can have my energy, though. Mama loves you and I especially love feeling you wiggling around like crazy in your tiny home (aka my uterus).
Your daddy and I were standing in line to get some dinner on Friday night and I caught a glimpse of my belly in the reflection of the window and was completely shocked for a minute! That’s my belly?! I still can’t believe I’m pregnant…and there are TWO of you!! Oh, my little peanuts. My belly feels smaller than it looks so when I see a reflection of myself, I’m always slightly shocked. In fact, your dad was about to leave for work last week and I wanted to give him a hug from behind in the bathroom before he left. I slid up to him and BAM, the side of my belly ran right into him…with force!! I forgot that my belly stuck out that far, so instead of sliding in behind him for a hug, I almost took him out. Woops!
Speaking of your dad, he is so good to me. I wanted to get a lot done on Saturday but was so tired that I ended up laying on the couch for a while. He came in after working so hard on the yard for 7 hours and saw me laying on the couch and said, “Good job! You are doing a good job growing those babies. That’s hard work.” On Sunday night, I couldn’t fall asleep until 4:45 am (ugggghhh!!) because I took a long nap earlier in the day, so when he saw me opening my eyes at 8:30 am he tucked me back in and told me he would wake me up in a couple hours with a hot breakfast. And he did just that. He woke me up, brought me downstairs, and had made his specialty, Cream of Wheat 😉 I sure love him. And he sure loves us! He always tells me that he loves us three. You two are lucky little peanuts. I just can’t wait to see him with you…his very own babies. And I’m a lucky mama and wife.
You are wiggling like crazy lately and it makes me laugh because I can’t seem to get over the fact that there are TWO HUMANS inside my body! Like…what?! I don’t even understand how that’s possible. We had our first ultrasound at the maternal fetal specialist at the hospital a couple weeks ago and I saw you open and close your mouth a couple times, my Goldie girl! My doctor wants me to go there every couple weeks since a twin pregnancy is more high risk. I was there for about an hour and a half and they did a thorough ultrasound on both of you. Silver (our boy…still finalizing your name! We are thinking about Harris, your dad’s middle name and his grandpa’s name or Steel) weighed 1 pound 9 ounces and Goldie weighed 1 pound 8 ounces. You are both well over 2 pounds now because it has been a few weeks since then. The doctor was really cute; you could tell she loves her job. She told me that you two are getting to know each other really well right now. You both were perfectly right on track for growth. Your bones, spines, hearts, brains and everything else looked perfect. We are so grateful and it’s so good to see your healthy little bodies growing so well.
This week I need to go into the lab and have some testing done including testing my thyroid levels. When we started going to the fertility clinic, they found out that my thyroid is low so I have been taking a thyroid medicine every morning since to help regulate it to normal levels. I also have to get another rhogam shot since my blood type is B negative. If your blood is positive and our blood mixes, my body will think that you are not supposed to be there and will start to attack you. NOT GOOD! I got a rhogam shot when I was bleeding at 13 weeks in the ER and I have to get another one before 28 weeks. I also have to do the one hour glucose test.
I went to Newport Beach a couple weekends ago to speak at a blog conference about my blog and infertility journey. It was a great experience and it’s so neat to reflect back on all of the important things I learned throughout this process. I couldn’t be more grateful and I know it all happened for a reason. I got to stay with Aunt Jocelyn because she just moved there for a work promotion! We were laying in bed one night and she felt you move for the first time. She is going to such a good aunt and it’s so fun to see my sister get so excited about your arrival.
Your nursery is coming along so well and I can’t even believe that we get to decorate it for you! It’s so beautiful. I organized some decorations in there on Sunday night, and I looked down at my belly and whispered, “do you like your nursery, babies?” And then I got teary-eyed because I just can’t believe that my sweethearts will be in this nursery in a few short months. Time is really starting to fly and I want to always remember to treasure our time together. I know it’s going to be hard, especially the first few months, but I am 100% sure that there will be many times in the future that I will want those days back. Your little bodies are going to grow so fast.
Your daddy and I sure love you! My favorite is when he texts me during the day that he loves me and he loves “our kids.”
You’re worth it!