In the spring of 2014 I found out I was pregnant with twins. I have been documenting my journey weekly but haven’t posted anything here till now. I will be periodically posting these thoughts, starting from the beginning. This was written May 20, 2014.
I’ve always known I would someday become a mother. And although I’ve always known it would be the most important job I would ever hold, I’ve had different ideas of when it would happen and what it would look like. Soon, the mystery will be over and I’m going to find out exactly what it will look like!
And boy will I find out fast! At the moment, I am 18 weeks pregnant with twins. Yes, twins. When I wake up in the morning, I’m still in amazement when I get out of bed, put my feet on the ground and remember I have this large, growing stomach and life is growing inside of me. It’s absolutely amazing and little scary too when you really think about it!
But I couldn’t be more thrilled. I’m also thrilled to be in my second trimester. Although my belly is growing by the day, I’m relieved to feel like a human again, somewhat in control of how my body feels. Weeks 5 through 13 were filled with nausea and a tiredness that I didn’t know existed. (I’m sure I’ll get to experience another level of tiredness come fall but we’ll tackle that when it comes.) I could have felt a lot worse as I was lucky enough to never have projectile signs of morning sickness.
We still haven’t found out the gender yet, and although I really don’t have a preference, I’m dying to know so I can get the planning and stockpilingunderway. I really don’t understand how some people can wait. We had an appointment yesterday with Dr. Neeld, but despite my pathetic whining, we didn’t have an ultrasound. We did get to hear the heartbeats, which is always a huge reassurance and I got my whole list of questions answered. June 4th will be the big day we get to find out the gender. Let’s just hope the little ones cooperate!
My husband Nate has been amazing through this all. I’ve already had my fair share of foot massages and tending to. As much as I can’t wait to be a mother, I can’t wait to see him be a father. I know things are going to change a lot and life as we know it is already gone. But we’re ready for this.