It is hard having such a gorgeous family :)

It is hard having such a gorgeous family :)

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Double the pregnancy

From the beginning I had been telling everyone that this pregnancy felt different. The first few weeks I was exhausted. I would be up for maybe an hour and needed a nap. Multiple naps. I was drained of all energy. Then of course I was starting to sport a baby bump... at like 9 weeks. Keeping in mind I didn't really get a baby bump til 3-4 months with Cambree. I had heard that you show earlier with your second, but this was ridiculous! Then came the doctor's appointment.

In the military your first doctors appointment isn't until you are 10 weeks. I was so excited when my appointment rolled around because I would get my first ultrasound. (In the military you only get 2 ultrasounds period. So each one is super exciting!) The day came and I was nervous. I had butterfly's. Keri kept asking me why I was so nervous. So we get into the room and the doctor comes in and we discuss a few things. I told her about my horrible night sweats. Two days previous to my appointment I had the worst night sweats I'd ever had. I woke up at 2am completely soaking wet and had to chance nightgowns and again at 6am I was so drenched with sweat and freezing cold that I hopped right into the shower. The doctor told me that night sweats were more common with twins to which I laughed and said... Well I had them with Cambree. Little did I know that was a foreshadowing of what was to come....

During the whole appointment Cambree was being a monster. Crying, yelling, screaming... she was definately put out. I think she knew what was coming as well. Keri was trying his best to keep Cambree occupied when the doctor first started the ultrasound. I turned to look at the screen and got the shock of my life. I saw TWO babies! The doctor said to me... Do you know what this means? I was in complete shock and thought surely she had pulled up a trick screen to scare me... so I said.. what does that mean? I needed her to tell me that I was actually seeing two babies things. The next thing she said changed my life... probably forever. She says to me... You are having TWINS! I still couldn't believe it. By that time Keri had Cambree and was looking at the screen in completely disbelief. Then we both looked at each other and started smiling. It was completely unbelievable. Never in a million years would I ever think I'd be having twins. Never in a million years did I think I would be capable of having twins!!!!

Well i've had a few days since the ultrasound to process it and I still just can't believe it. Twins. Me. Having Twins!! I am so nervous and scared and happy at the same time. Can I really do this? Am I strong enough to do this? At night I just lay in bed with the thoughts playing over and over in my head... I'm having twins. I'm really having twins!! How am I going to be able to handle twins! We live in a two bedroom house. We drive a sedan. My whole life is going to change. I am going to make the jump from one kid to three kids! And I thought my life with just Cambree was a handful!!! Well this is just the beginning of my adventure.. I'm almost three months and let's hope the next three go smooth!! Hey everyone, I'M HAVING TWINS!!!


Ally said...

Yea! So exciting!

Alicia said...

LOVE IT!! I love that even after all these years you still have that competetive edge--you just can't let me win can you?? Back in the day it was the Aladdin solo, then the fastest hill roller, then it was the sexy knees/calves, and now it's the number of kids?!?!--SHEESH!! :)
But seriously--it was so good talking with you the other day. And CONGRATS-- to all 3 of you!! Life will never be the same ;)

Erin said...

Oh my gosh Leash! You just made me laugh sooooo hard!!! The Aladdin solo with Lay-on-pee!!!!! Hilare! I know.. the next move is yours.. but just to let you know.. I'M DONE! No more kids lol!!! And we must talk again soon! I was sooooo surprised and happy when you called :) :) :)

~JL~ said...

I couldn't me more excited for you and keri.... you will be a perfect mother of 3!

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