To my beautiful children,
I have been wanting to write to you…but you’re making your mama SO TIRED! Plus, I’ve been crazy busy with a couple different conferences these last couple of weeks.
Your daddy and I went in for another ultrasound last night. I had a lot of anxiety right before…I want you to grow healthy and strong so it’s always a relief to see you growing. And guess what? You’re the cutest little gummy bears we have ever seen! There were 12 days between our first ultrasound and the one last night, and I still can’t believe the difference! You went from little blobs to gummy bears with shape. Well done, babies! We could see your arms and legs, your heads, your torsos, your strong heartbeats and the umbilical cords. The doctor said you were 7/8 of an inch. That’s big! One of you is laying sideways, and the other one is upside down. I thought you were right-side up at first and I thought that your legs were your ears (mama is smart…stop laughing) and I told the doctor, “Our baby looks like Mickey Mouse!” and he laughed and said that you were completely upside down and those were your legs. Woops. I thought you were just giving me subliminal messages that you were really looking forward to going to Disneyland.
I couldn’t stop saying, “wow!” and “that is so cool!” when Dr. Foulk would point out each part of your body. It amazes me how fast you have grown. What a relief to see your sweet little bodies developing so well!
We signed the big tree with our names, and when you are born, we will go back and visit and write your birthdate and your names. We graduated from the fertility center! We went there for a lot longer than I expected. We got to know some wonderful people really well. I gave Dr. Foulk a couple of hugs and told him how grateful we were to him for helping us grow our family. He told me that it was in God’s hands, and he was just doing what he could to stop the roadblocks.
I kept walking around the house last night saying to your dad, “I love themmmm!! I love them so much!” I’m talking about you, my babes! I’m so obsessed with you. I always did have a thing for gummy bears, after all. Your cute dad tries to hear your heartbeats by putting his head on my belly.
Today I went in for my first OBGYN appointment. As I was walking in, I couldn’t stop thinking about how surreal it was. FINALLY! It’s my turn to go to a baby doctor! I chose this doctor because I had a really good recommendation from a friend, and he’s only about 5 minutes away from our house. I really liked him a lot! He was very friendly and excited for us. He did another ultrasound, and said that he would like to see me again in two weeks because I’m having twins. He said that my due date was September 4th because that’s full term, but he doesn’t let twins go past 38 weeks although they are typically born around 36 weeks. That means you’ll probably come in the second or third week of August.
I slept for 9.5 hours last night and was still exhausted today. I wanted to take a nap so, so, so badly. I even considered sneaking into the mother’s lounge room at work for a quick nap. I’m not promising that I won’t do that tomorrow…
We are SO excited to watch you grow!!
We love you, Silver and Goldie.
This is at 7.5 weeks last week. I feel like it’s more bloating than anything, but I don’t like to button my pants up any more because I don’t want to squish the gummy bears! I put a little rubber band around my pant loop and button.