Sunday, April 19, 2009

What's been happening??

If you don't want to see a huge belly scroll down now. Here I am at 21 weeks ( I warned you):

What's been happening since my last post? Well a lot actually.

2 Days after the appt., the dr's office called, which is NEVER good! I don't like to have them call me, well unless I called them first. She proceeds to tell me that the u/s tech ( yeah the one that took 20 mins instead of the hour they told me) "thinks" she only saw one placenta. "Thinks", well... wtf does that mean? Dr Talks wants me to see a perinatalogist (or a maternal fetal medicine doctor). They scheduled my appt and OK see ya after the appt. Oh OK. So I instantly google "fraternal twins with one placenta" ... rare but actually does happen. Ha, of course I would have something rare, right? I calmly call my sister (oncologist but she had med school so what does she think?) She thinks it will all be OK but go have it checked. Of course!!

So we went to our appt on Friday and look at what we saw:



And we also saw 2... yes 2 placentas!!! Scare the ever living shit out of me for nothing.
Anyway, on the u/s that took 1.5 hours, we saw both babies have a brain (that's a good start.. we got something to work with). Both still have 2 arms and legs, no cleft palates, no hydrocephalus. ALL GREAT news!! They both had 4 chambers in their hearts (good, good) and we even got to see Kristin swallowing fluid. Pretty darn cool, I have to say. We also saw Lara kicking her sister in her face. Kristin does not like to have her picture taken and runs from the u/s wand. She had her little legs crossed and was no showing her business, she also had her hands covering her face. Well ,that could also be cause her sister was kicking her in the face. She is my quiet baby, I usually don't feel her, I know she is in there cause she is my bladder layer or on my sciatica. When she moves she steps on my bladder. Sweet angel. Lara is my Vegas show girl. She had her legs spread wide open (Great, I'll be up late when they are teenagers) and she also had her hands behind her head, kicked back and she likes to have her picture taken. She posed. Once again, we got more pics of Lara then Kristin. I feel guilty already.
I have been slowly working on the nursery. Going through the wonderful hand me downs we have been receiving!! I am ALL for hand me downs!! Thankfully both of my nieces were born at about the same time so the clothes should help us out! YAY!! The carpet is in the nursery and we have moved some of the furniture back in. Bobby's mom is coming to paint a mural on the wall for the girls (she is an awesome artist and does murals for a living). Fortunately we don't have to pay her!! I still feel like a slacker in the getting a nursery prepared department, but I didn't want 2 projects going on at the same time, but I have come to terms that the master bathroom is NEVER going to be done! So I might as well start the nursery. As soon as we get some real progress done I'll post a pic.
I'll save some of my other topics for another post.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Introducing to the World......

Drum roll please.....

Lara Anne

Kristin Jean
Yes, I have twin daughters!!! And not only do I have twin daughters, I have 2 HEALTHY daughters!!! Thank You God for healthy babies!! Beautiful faces and measuring "perfect" (that's the word the u/s tech used)! They have all the parts and their parts are where they are suppose to be!! WOO HOO!! Thanks again! They are also suppose to weigh (according to WTE and the baby books) 6-7 oz, NOPE not my girls- they weigh 11 ozs!! Explains a lot of my weight gain (well that's my excuse and I am sticking to it!) I am happy to say they are healthy and girls!!
I had an emergency visit to the OB yesterday- lots of pressure and I was in a lot of pain and freaked out. Dr Talks called me back and asked some questions, said he thought it was baby positioning and not to worry but I could come in if I wanted- I went in. So I got to see them yesterday too. Everything was fine, and it was babies positioning. Kristin likes to lay on my bladder and Lara likes to lay on top of her. Making my pelvis feel like someone had gutted me like a fish and placed a dumbbell in my gut. So the "pressure" is just my girls (my girls Uh I love it!!)
Bobby and I are over the moon. 2 daughters! His words "OMG we have to pay for 2 weddings!"
Oh how did we come up with the names- Lara Anne and Kristin Jean. Lara was my best friend growing up and I miss her very much and the movie "Dr Chevago" ( I know I jacked that all up) and the movie's musical theme is "Lara's theme" and Anne is Bobby's sister's name who was killed serving our country ( as well as my middle name but we won't remind him of that). Kristin well cause we like it and I don't know but 1 Kristin and well I didn't want an overly popular name. And Jean is after my mom. Bobby is trying to be "favorite son- in- law.
Our families are excited and since I have all sisters- I am not surprised it is 2 girls (go back and notice I said 2 girls in my prediction).
So there you have it... Lara and Kristin!