Monday, August 26, 2013

14 weeks!!

We are officially in the 2nd trimester!!! So my goal (We'll see how long I can keep it up) is to do a weekly belly shot on here along with some stats from the week! So here we go!

Very very tiny bump...then again that could just be all the chocolate chip cookies I ate today

Gotta let my furry baby be involved :)
Weeks along: 14

Trimester: Second

How I'm feeling: Tired and occasional headaches. Some nausea but mild. Still amazed I have not thrown up once, how lucky am I!!?!?

Total Weight Gain: 2-3 pounds (still not sure how I'm going to hit the 20# my doc said would be great to gain by 20 weeks!!)

Babies are the size of: A lemon!

Movement: None yet

Cravings: Ruffles potato chips and French onion dip

Sleep: Getting tons! Luckily fall asleep much easier then normal (thanks exhaustion) and am out cold till morning.....except for my middle of the night bathroom break that I could do without! Last weekend slept 11 hours both Friday and Saturday nights

Wedding ring: On

Stretch marks: Thank goodness no! But I'm slathering on coconut butter like its my job!

Bedrest/Restrictions: No bed-rest yet! Crossing my fingers I can make it to at least 32 weeks before needing bedrest! Have already been told no travel after 28 weeks!! Lets hope I can keep these munchkins in as long as possible!!

What I miss: Really wanted Subway Turkey sandwich this week and couldn't have it, so sad!!

Best part of the week: Being able to tell everyone we are pregnant! I hate secrets!!! The sweet messages and texts and phone calls were overwhelming. So grateful to have such amazing friends and family

New Baby Gear: Nothing this week, but we did pickup paint swatches to start narrowing down colors. Trying to hold off until we know the genders!

Here's to seeing what next week brings on this crazy amazing journey! Next MD appointment is in 2 weeks so can't wait to see them move all over the ultrasound again, they are so active on ultrasound, I think I will be very sleep deprived once I can feel them moving....alll....the....time. :)

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Buy one Get one free!

Ed and I have been very blessed in our lives with many things, but getting pregnant naturally was not one of them. Luckily thanks to amazing modern medicine and fabulous doctors we still had a chance :)

After 2.5 years of trying to get pregnant, a failed insemination cycle, an IVF cycle that resulted in a miscarriage, our 2nd IVF cycle was the charm!!! We implanted two eggs again, 2 days before my 30th birthday (that has to be good luck right? Being on bedrest for your birthday?!) Here are the two egg babies in their little petri dish:
Petri Dish babies
I had a feeling the IVF had worked the second time b/c I got bloated fast!  I was so confident it worked that I cheated and took a pregnancy test the day before our blood work to confirm if we were or were not prego. When I got the results I had to show Ed:
Left this by his computer to find, he was beyond ecstatic
Mav had to be involved in showing off the positive test

When we were 7 weeks along we went to our fertility specialist to do an ultrasound to see if the IVF had resulted in a healthy baby....or babies since we'd used 2 eggs. We were instantly excited when we could tell right away there were TWO sweet little babies in there. Our doctor immediately said "Buy one get one free"! We were full of emotion, shock, excitement, happiness, gratefulness. I told Ed, I knew we cold get two but I just didn't think we would be this lucky after everything we went through. It was everything we had been hoping for.
Family picture after finding out there are TWINS!

The proud big brother

Twins first ultrasound picture! They will be fraternal twins
The next few weeks were hard, we decided not to tell anybody until we could tell our parents in person, so we had to be sneaky to find ways to see them all. Of course we also had a vacation to get through. Luckily it was to see my best friend and she already knew we were pregnant (Had to have someone to talk to as we went through everything!) so no having to sneak around there. I will say though, it was odd to watch everyone else drink when I couldn't (guess its something to get used to!). By week 10 we were able to tell our first set of grandparents, Eds mom and step dad.
We surprised them with a cake

Next up were my parents, who we told at week 11, we surprised them with bibs that said "I Love my Grandma" and "I Love my Grandpa". I can't believe I didn't take a picture of the bibs! Finally we told Ed's dad and stepmom and Lesley and Nate by having Maverick where a bandanna.

After that it was just sit and wait until we hit the 2nd trimester to tell people! In that time I started taking Belly Pics:
12 belly...yay!

Not a good picture for 13 weeks, you can't tell because of the maxi but still no belly!
 And finally......we hit week 14! Second Trimester and finally time to make it official to the world!!! We announced it this way:
We have been overwhelmed by the sweet texts, phone calls, cards, gifts, e-mails,  facebook posts and messages we have gotten from friends and family. Its going to be a crazy journey but we are ready for it! I know there are sleepless nights ahead and it will be twice as hard at times but its also going to be twice as rewarding and I can not wait!!!!!!


Better late then never! Spent the last few days of June and start of July in Oregon for my birthday trip planned by hubby :) It was SO much fun to get a few days with my best friend and to see all the beauty of Oregon. Lisa and Brian were awesome hosts and took us all over, the coast, the volcanoes, to waterfalls, we did it all! This is one trip I needed a vacation after :) Here are a few of my favorite pics!
In the rose garden in Portland

Columbia River Gorge behind us, Washing ton on left and Oregon on right

Love me some waterfalls

Multnomah Falls, amazing

Lisa and Brian on the coast

Ed and I on the coast

Ahhh! The view from the Goonies! Classic!

Ed and I towards the peak of Mt Hood

Me and my Bestie!

View from Mt Hood

Mirror Lake with Mt Hood behind it

On the coast again

Miss seeing her daily!!

Another gorgeous waterfall

Me and my Bestie!

By another waterfall

Crater Lake, pictures do not do this justice. It is breathtaking

Crater Lake again

In front of Crater Lake

Climbed up near the waterfall

Crater Lake. The island in the middle was Wizard something

One last shot of a GREAT vacation!!!
 We can not wait to go back and see Lisa and Brian again and explore more of Oregon, it is such a beautiful place!!!