Saturday, July 23, 2011

In Case You Were Wondering...


This is what 13 weeks pregnant with twins looks like.

Yup, you read that correctly although this pic is over a week old (I am almost 15 weeks now) and I am even larger now that I was.  I am due in the middle of January so we expect to see them in December some time. We are very excited and more than a little stressed about everything but really just thrilled to finally have a healthy (if not slightly more complicated than normal) pregnancy.

We found out at the doctor yesterday that one of the babies is a boy and the other is most likely a girl.  I go home to Boise in a few days and hopefully my dad will be able to get some better pictures and be able to see more clearly. We couldn't be more thrilled and are just so relieved that they both look so healthy. We were also shocked to learn that we were pregnant with twins after last year's twin pregnancy.  What are the odds of that happening spontaneously two times, to the same people?

The girls are so excited to get two babies and hopefully that means they will be extra willing to help me with them.  I already need help picking things up off of the floor as it has become ridiculously difficult to bend over, especially since I am just coming to 15 weeks.

As for my pregnancy updates and so I can keep record since this is my last pregnancy ever, (hallelujah) my belly circumference is growing at a rate of .5-1 inch per week (yikes), the general state of morning sickness is mostly gone although I still get sudden attacks of nausea and I am exhausted.  Really, I can't sleep enough and by every afternoon I try to get off of my feet for an hour or two and rest and doze.  I am also struggling to keep my self fed as I have to eat constantly but at least I finally have an appetite again so food actually sounds good to me. Other than that, I am just taking things one day at a time and wondering (dreading) how ginormous I will be by my 6th month as I already feel huge.  Apparently I am supposed to gain 20 pounds in my second trimester which kind of freaks me out but, hopefully, all will go well.

9 comments:

Ashley Dudley said...

YEEESSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

eclaires said...

Congratulations, Nichole! I hope everything goes smoothly. You're a lucky girl.

Lowders said...

We need a game plan.....
I'm going to come help you when you can't move anymore, haha. I want to be there when you bring them home too. I just don't know how to plan for the unpredictable. We love you!

Shawn AND Chelsey said...

awwww! congrats! you def don't look huge!!! you have a cute lil belly...but i know that doesn't help when you FEEL huge!! :-)
how cool that you get one of each! i hope you can enjoy these last few months and get lots of rest!
CONGRATS!

p.s. i know i have never ACTUALLY met you.... but i feel that i know you so well through shawn - and maybe one day i will get the privledge to meet you in person!...but for now we can just be cyber buds :-)
-chelsey

Brandon and Cody Roper said...

CONGRATULATIONS! Best news ever! I love it! Embrace the belly and the liberties that come with it!

Christy said...

ARE YOU JOKING???? Call me as soon as you get here! YESSSSSSSS!!! Twins! I am going insane FOR YOU! How fun! let the shopping begin....

~~heather said...

*squeal* I am so excited for you guys!!! CoNgRaTs!!!!

The Hemming Family said...

That is so so exciting! Congrats! We cant wait to see you guys in a few weeks!!!! PS you look dang cute!

the mortensen's said...

oh my goooooosh!!!!!!whahooo! so excited for you and I can't believe you got prego twice with twins!? WE NEED to see each other when you come to Boise. my number is 284-2720