Well, I have officially announced that I am pregnant now, so I feel I can go ahead and give you all the details.. So I shall start at the beginning..
The first, cool thing about my pregnancy is that I actually had a dream to pee on a stick.. I know, I know.. Bizarre.. So I get up, and do it, and I see a faint line.. Well everyone says any line at all, is a line.. so ironically, that morning I was going it to get my thyroid tested, so I told them to go ahead and do a blood test for pregnancy.. Well, wouldn't you know. Pregnant! This was before I was late.. no signs.. etc.. I was literally 10 days pregnant. Thats how cool God is!
So.. After I find this out, I call my mom.. She of course thinks I'm kidding.. Why? Well, because I've never really known for sure if kids was something I wanted.. I knew I didn't want them until I had the man to go with them..So after MJ and I got married, we were not really sure about when or if we wanted to have kids..After talking about it, we decided to give it a shot, not knowing how long it would take, or if I could get pregnant at all! I mean, I'd never tried to get pregnant before, so it was an unknown land! lol.So Mom was ecstatic.. over the moon.. So now onto How to tell MJ.. As many of you know, I'm not touchy feely, and I don't have a lot of 'gushy' ideas.. So this is what I came up with.. I went and got a Card that looked like a Monster..
And on the inside I wrote "Hope you are ready for our own little Monster!"..And Put the pregnancy stick picture inside of it.. The irony for MJ is that he had been thinking about getting a Chevy Blazer.. and Old one..He had wanted one for awhile, and had found one online..well before I gave him this card he found out the Blazer was sold, so he thought I was giving him a sympathy card because his blazer was no longer for sale.. No. No I wasn't doing that.. lol.. So I give him the card at at first he is puzzled.. (Thats what I get for trying to be clever) But after he saw the "Pregnant" sign it came to him.. I think his first reaction was "THAT DIDN'T TAKE LONG".. which he should know..because I'm an overachiever.. lol..Mom decides at this point that 1 baby isn't enough and says to me "I really think we will need more than one".. I say "Sorry Boutcha..be happy with your one".. My dad is also excited because My sister has just had a baby the week prior, and my brother's baby was born a month earlier, so he's excited they will have a new friend.
So within the first few weeks after that those lovely pregnancy symptoms started.. I can say that I'm truly grateful that I didn't puke..but I was NOT grateful for the nausea, bloat, food aversions and all that good stuff.. I realized quickly that BBQ was not my friend.. the smell killed me.. Fast forward to me being 8 weeks (Which took FOREVER because I had known I was pregnant since I was 10 days, lol) and to our first Dr. Appointment..
We go in for our first Ultrasound and I have no freakin clue what is going on.. I have no concept of pregnancy, and I don't know what to expect at these things..They tell me to keep a full bladder which is like telling me to hang the moon.. I have overactive Bladder syndrome, so telling me that is like shoving hot coals in my eye.. But I do it.. I'm so nervous though! I need to pee.. I have no idea what to expect.. I'm about to vomit from needing to pee.. gotta go gotta go gotta go right now.. I was starting to think about peeing in the seat.. They call me back.. (FINALLY)
So I go in, lay down, and they squirt that stuff on my belly which irritates me. (Still needing to Pee like a Mo'fo) Well they start moving it around (I should add, we had an ultrasound tech from OU Med clinic that was just 'practicing' until the regular tech came in) and she stops on a tiny flicker.. She says "Thats the heartbeat".. I'm going to be honest.. I couldn't tell it was anything.. I mean, yes, I saw the flicker, but everything else looked like black/grey lines and blobs.. then she moves over a little and says "Oh, there's two"..Like EVERYONE gets two! I said.. "TWO WHAT?!?!" She says "Two heartbeats"..At this point.. I still have to pee, I'm about to throw up.. and also pass out at the same time.. She says "We will look more, go ahead and go to the bathroom"..
I race to the bathroom.. I'm flipping out. I mean really.. I pee, then I'm nauseous, and also light-headed, so I decide to splash water on my face.. TWO? TWO? I have no idea what to think.. I never considered TWO babies. I was happy with just one! I was an only child to my mom, and loved not having to share. MJ was good with ONE.. ONE ONE ONE ONE ONE.. Now there are TWO? Holy hell.. I'm about to lose it, but I have to go back out there (there's no other door to leave, lol).. I come out of the bathroom and look at MJ.. He's obviously taking this better than me.. lol.. The tech tells me to put my butt on a pillow.. I don't remember this, and put the pillow behind my head.. My clothes are soaked, my face is flushed, and I'm acting like a wild person.. MJ calms me down, I get on the table, and the tech and MJ give me a wet towel for my face (Apparently I looked pretty insane at this point).. So she starts up the Ultrasound again.. Well sure enough..Two..Two Heartbeats.. Two babies.. Two Sacs.. TWINS it is! This is just another reminder for me that you can plan till you are blue in the face, but God is going by HIS plan, not mine.. So cool how things work out because after I found out I was having twins I had such a sense of peace, because I knew he was in control, he was building them, molding me, and his plan was going to be way cooler than mine. God is good!
Walking out of the Dr office is a blur.. MJ is in a trance.. I'm in a trance.. I call my mom, who squeals with Joy! "See! I told you I always get what I want!".. lol.. of course.. I call my dad.. He also flips out.. I tell you, its a whole new world when you say "twins".. Its like one baby..ehh.. everyone has one.. but when you say "twins" people FLIP OUT.. I mean I have random people high-five me everyday when they find out.. People saying "OMG thats amazing! I've always wanted twins!!".. I mean it seriously sends people loopy.. Its funny.. But perfect for me, because I never do anything like other people, and certainly not the Normal way.
When we go to our 2nd doctor appt we do find out that we have the safest type of twin pregnancy.. DI/Di.. which means they have their own sacs, placenta's etc.. At that point, they look fraternal because 75% of Di/Di twins are fraternal.. We would know for sure on Jan 11 when we found out the sex of the babies..but the were healthy, growing, and jolly.. I was not so jolly.. By week 10 I already felt like a bloated mess.. My Uterus felt heavy all the time and I was SOOOOO Tired.. You thought I was lame before? I can tell you pregnancy has made me MORE lame if that is even possible. I'm not lying.. I went to bed at 7 after almost falling asleep in the bathtub.. blargh.. lol. This is the 3D ultrasound..they look like alien gummy bears to me, but its cool to see them just kickin it in there..
At our Jan 11 appointment we found out we were having twin girls. There is still a slight chance they can be identical (If the egg split early).. So people wonder how the twin thing happens..Well in my case, my eggs were so excited they flew down the tubes 2 at a time.. and there you have it.. See, all those times I kept asking my Dr. "Are my eggs dead?".. well we all know the answer to that now! Not only are they not dead, they fly down two at a time in delight! lol.. MJ was a little bummed about having two girls..We thought it would be one of each.. But as my dad says "Girls take care of you when you get old".. so there's that.. lol.. I'm excited, mom is excited.. Bows and Glitter here we come!!
So thats where we are at.. I'm almost 19 weeks, in my 2nd trimester.. However, I've sadly realized that with twins, you don't get the 2nd trimester burst of energy that people with just ONE get.. I'm still tired, I feel like my Uterus is exploding, and I am still in bed by 8:00.. I already feel like a giant barn walking around. Baby A is down low, and seems more peaceful and content.. Baby B is wild..flailing around in the womb..She actually waved at us at one of our Ultrasounds..They are both growing and healthy right now. We go back for another Ultrasound (being that I'm high-risk I go every month, but we get to see cool 3D images, so thats awesome) on Feb 8th. So far everything is on track! Thanks for all the well-wishes! This is going to be an entertaining Ride! One real babe for each dog babe!! :)