Saturday, March 31, 2012

Their Identical!!!!

On Thursday 3/29/12 we went to get the babies tested for disabilities. It's so insane to me how much they have grown in 3 weeks. They went from looking like giant heads to actual little babies. haha.. Oh the Miracle of life is so crazy. 

Here they are side by side. As of right now they are around 2 1/2 inches each. One is 2 milometers smaller then the other. Baby A's head is facing up. Baby B's Head down feet up. 

Below is a picture of them laying side by side. Their rounds little heads are so stinkin cute. :) the faint little line the you see is the membrane that is separating them in the sac. The Ultrasound tec Kevin said that they are identical. Yaaaa!!!! It's so crazy how you can see such distinct features. 

Above is Baby A with a giant head like Me. haha... You can also see baby B's head in this picture too.

Below is a really good view of Baby B. Which looks as if s/he takes after Billy with those super long legs. Holly crap they are so darn cute it's sooooo exciting. I was so happy to see them moving and bouncing around it was such a releif to see them doing so well. I'm just beyond excited. 

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Sooo tired!

This company that works with my work sent me this awesome care package. I'm soooo excited they sent us the Happiest Baby on the Block DVD. I totally wanted it. Also I'm so grateful for the giant book What to Expect the first year :) Yay!!!

This is weird Buddy who won't leave me side haha... I've lost so much sleep this week due to this little shit! He's driving me mad. But he's so cute it's hard to stay that way :) 

Look at that bump, It's growing by the day.  This was taken tonight, So insane!!! Tomorrow is our ultrasound I'm sooooo excited and can't wait.  

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

A little something I painted tonight :)

I little something I painted today :) It's a Monster Bank!!!

I dig his little Tupac tummy tattoo....WORD! 

I met up with my favorite ladies tonight and we headed to Color Me Mine to do a little painting :) I painted this little monster bank. It's oh so very cute. I can't wait to see it after they fire it. I hope all the colors I used blend together well. 

Monday, March 26, 2012

Ouch my Uterus!!!

The cramping has not gone away. These babies are growing like crazy!!! It's oh so very painfully exciting <3  I wouldn't call me being nauseous "morning sickness". It's just that I'm in so much pain I feel sick to my stomach. Not once have I thrown up since I got pregnant! Woo Hoo!!!! I'd better shut up before I jinx myself. 

If your asking yourself....Humm why is Gina in so much pain all of a sudden, I'll happily tell you why, wait even better, I'll show you :) It's because my babies will be growing from the size of Plums to the size of Peaches this week. HOLY F-ING SH!T!!!! Here just take a look at my fruits :)

I'm counting down the day's till our next ultra sound....only 3 days left!!! We will be getting them tested for disability's which is supper scary but I will be soooo relieved once they tell me everything is a okay. I have good faith, I've been doing everything right so far so I hope hope hope there will be ZERO problems.  

Tonight I had a good talk with my Dad. He was asking me how I was doing and what my fears are and so on. I told him a bunch of stuff that I'm stressing about and he told me, "wow your not just stressing as a person, but your thinking as a Mother who want's the best for her children."  It really made me think, OMG I'm a grown up!!! haha... I guess the whole thinking as a concerned mother hasn't net crossed mind mind. I've been thinking of myself as being a paranoid pregnant lady. :) It made me feel like a better person. I guess I'm growing up!

Other wise fatherly words: Even if god forbid tragedy strikes, there is life after a miscarriage/a loss of a child.  Even though it will be the hardest thing you'll ever have to go through, there's always time to try again and build a family. You'll learn to love and appreciate your children so much more. Everything happens for a reason and it's all in god's plan. :) It was actually a wayyyy better, touching personal (from experience), heart felt speech that brought tear's to my eye's. Oh parents, you are so wise!!!

He and my Step Mom Mary are getting us the most awesome cribs tomorrow. I'm so excited. Check them out. It's the Cape Cod 4 in 1 crib. It's a crib/changing table, then as your babies become toddlers the Crib turns in to a toddler bed/changing table and then once they turn in to little people the toddler bed turns in to a big kid bed and the changing table turns into a night stand. It's such a cool transformer bed :) 

On another note Buddy has lost his marbles. Seriously! He's having the worst separation anxiety from me and barked and cried all night last night. From 4am-6:45am This is not the first time. He's been barking and waking us up at 5am every F-ing morning for the last 6+ months. Normally I can calm him down but last night he was having a really hard time and couldn't stop whining and crying. Poor Billy could not go back to sleep, he tired calming him down but it didn't work. Me on the other hand out cold. I guess all this Uterus pain (sorry :-P) has really tired me out. We really don't know what to do with him. This can not continue when the babies arrive.  I need to start retraining him and put him through doggy boot camp. I can't bare the thought of having to get rid of him :(  But we can not have him barking all night in his room (the laundry room) just because he wants to be close to me. Especially with 2 babies, no way Jose that's not going to happen. I think he needs a doggie friend :) although adding a new dog to the mix would have me questioning my sanity. The last thing I need is 2 barking dogs and 2 crying infants. haha..  

Sunday, March 25, 2012

12 weeks and Major Cramping

All I've really done this weekend is rest on the couch reading baby books and sleeping. The picture below is  me right now exhausted watching the Notebook :)

Saturday I was pretty emotional and cried a lot, because I was scared with the pregnancy and the fact I have a bladder infection and only have one kidney, as well as reading my baby book on twins and read about preemie's and how dangerous it can be to go in to preterm labor. There are so many dangers and risks with twins then there are with singleton pregnancy's. I finally finished the book and I must say the end was super scary. They made sure to save all the scary parts for last. Now I'm paranoid and can't wait till Thursday for our next ultrasound where we are having the babies tested for disability's. I'm praying we get a clean bill of health for the both of them. I know that god wouldn't have given me more then I can handle. I just need to have faith that everything will be alright. 

Last night I started getting mild cramping while out at Kohls. Sounds weird but I actually feel a sense of relief because I know their growing and hopefully healthy. I haven't felt any cramping all week and was beginning to get  worried. I went to bed early and woke up at 3am to really bad cramping and nausea, that kept me up all night long feeling super sick. Ugh! 

Today I'm 12 weeks. I'm not digging this picture. My pants are sooo tight and digging in to my hips. 

This is what my babies look like this week. These are fraternal twins. They are currently the size of plums. 

My friend Becca called this morning and we headed out to find me a belly band or a pregnancy under shirt. I'm finding Maturity clothes suck! These pants are smalls and I was swimming in them hahah.... They were super long and legs where beyond baggy. I was laughing so hard at myself in the dressing room. haha....

Last night my friend Kristy and I had dinner at Panera Bread and we got Paninis, Tomato Soup and Hot Chocolate. It was amazing! I had to go to Safeway after and buy hot chocolate and marshmallows for my house :) We then headed to Kohls where their Maturity section is a joke, they only had 5 pairs of pants and about 8 ugly ass shirts. I have a feeling I'm just going to start shopping for shirts in the trendy Plus size section :) 

Friday, March 23, 2012

The Twins are Growing!!!!

Soooo As I mentioned the Twins are Growing!!!! This week they are doubling in size. I think I can see a little tiny difference.......j/k I've gotten soooo huge in the last week.  Where the hell have you been hiding little babies??  This is just nuts to me. The best way to describe how I feel about my stomach is it looks like I just ate the biggest meal of my life and stuffed myself to the gills, but I'm not full haha... 

This is all so very crazy to me. I keep forgetting my stomach grew and will look in and mirror and do a double take. 


The last few nights I've been watching a ton of video's on You Tube on  stomach progression with, singleton pregnancy's, Twins, Triplets and Quads. Its so crazy. I  must say that some people are sick and post video's of their dead babies in caskets and videos of them at the doctor being told they've miscarried. WHY! People WHY would you do that? Pregnant people do NOT want to see that....Actually no one wants to see that!

Today I met with my HR person and learned about my maternity leave and I must say I feel so blessed to have such AMAZING health coverage. It's one less thing to worry about. I'm very excited about that. 

Time to hit the hay! Buddy is rebelling and trying to test me by crying in his room from 5am through the time i  get up at 6:30am. Needless to say I've been up since 5am. 

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Quick pants fix....Hooray!!!

So my jeans don't fit and are digging in to my hips, it's sooo uncomfortable. My best friend and co-worker Katie convinced me to just unbutton my jeans today at work since i had a long flowy shirt on so I did. 

After 2 of our 3 meetings today a bunch of my coworkers were in the lobby and I stopped to talk to them. Our receptionist Christie noticed through my shirt the my pants were unbuttoned and I just laughed and said yea they don't fit anymore.Then my other coworker who has 2 little ones showed me this handy dandy trick with a rubber band. I must say that this little trick is amazing!!! It made my jeans so much more comfortable.  Hahaha... It's the little things that make me so happy!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Pregnancy Acne and My New Baby Belly

My face went from flawless to absolutely horrible. Before the babies I was a devoted user of Proactive. But had to stop when I got pregnant because of the benzoyl peroxide. So with the advice of my friend Deanna she recommended was Belli acne clearing facial wash for pregnant woman.  It makes me skin feel oh so nice. I also ordered my beloved Bert's Bee's Garden Tomato Toner which works miracles on broken out skin. I also decided it would be good to switch back to Bare Minerals to see if that helps. 

Other then that My stomach keeps growing by the day. I think my 12 week baby bump photo is going to shock the hell outta people. I knew that the babies would double in size this week and that my stomach was going to get bigger but it's only been 3 days since I took my 11 week picture and my stomach has grow pretty drastically.  My size 7 pants no longer fit I can't even button them. Time to bust out my size 9's which I don't even think I will be able to fit in to. My sister in law's maternity pants don't fit me just yet and are a bit long cause I'm a shorty. Looks like I need to invest in some Jegging's and bust out my yoga pants :)

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

The dentist & never ending thirst & maybe baby movement

Today (3/20/12) I went to my Dentist Dr. K! I went in to get my teeth cleaned. Which is always a great feeling AFTER you leave once everything is over. His assistant was super sweet and we talked the whole time and in between her cleaning my teeth. No signs of pregnancy gingivitis *BARF*  I figured as much since my gums and teeth are in good shape. But I guess I'm learning lots of pregnancy stuff on the daily.

Today I've been soooo thirsty and have been drinking tons of water all day long. I can't get enough. My mom said I started drinking a ton of water as a child after I had my Kidney removed at the age of 12. She thinks my thirst may thrive from my pregnancy and the effects it has on my kidney. Which makes a lot of sense. :)

Also today while at work I was writing procedures on our new billing system. It was quiet and as I sat there thinking I felt a little flutter feeling in my belly. First I was like whattttttt the fuck was that the babies moving? Then all of a sudden it felt like little pops. Like if you were to hold your hand out and someone blew a bunch of bubbles on your hand and you feel multiple bubbles popping.

I sat thinking Gas? Hummmm I honestly don't think that was it. I stood up and hollered/whispered to my BFF Katie who is my coworker and cube neighbor and told her what I felt. As I was talking to her I felt a TON of fluttery movement to the point where I looked down thinking something was rubbing against my sweatshirt.

Was this the babies moving? I'm still not sure. I of course googled: How soon do you feel your babies move when pregnant with twins. One woman wrote that she was on her second pregnancy and this time she was pregnant with twins. She felt them move at week 11 and described everything I felt to a T. I couldn't have written it better myself. So hey who knows :)

Yogurtland & Pregnancy Books

11 weeks:
On Friday I met up with Kristy and Becca and had dinner and Fro Yo!!!! Seriously I haven't had Fro Yo since last summer and my god have I been missing out :) Soooo Good! My stomach calls for round two on Friday :)

After I met up with Billy and friends at Coach's to wish my best lady Stephanie a farewell.....from bartending. Congrats to her for getting a new job!!!

My best friend Jessika was there, she is a mother of 3 year old twins AKA my new mentor. She let me borrow 2 of her twin pregnancy books, which have been so informative. I'm so thankful to have her as a friend. She's has been the only one who can put my mind at ease and talk me through my pregnancy anxiety and answer any question I have.

I'm currently reading this book, which I'm really enjoying. 

I've just finished the 1st, 2nd and 3rd trimester chapters which seriously freaked me out. But hey this is my life and like it or not it's gonna happen. Goodbye tummy I should take a picture of it now, while It's still stretch mark free. :( I guess there's no going back unless I become rich and get surgery. I'd like to know how little ol Jenna Jameson has Zero stretch marks after she just had twins 2 years ago.

11 Weeks

This is my belly at 11 weeks

The week between 10 and 11 was pretty crazy. My nights were filled with waves of cramping that lasting all night long. My appetite had disappeared more then before. Unless it was chocolate, fruit or ice cream nothing sounded good or appetizing.  The food I used to love tastes bland...Unless its a form of sweet dessert :)  Even though I was eating 3 meals and 1 snack a day I ended up losing 5 pounds.

The babies are growing so fast. I can feel them growing which has been painfully exciting. The cramping I'm feeling is my uterus stretching making room for these little babies. When this is happening I do become super nauseous and a little cranky. 

10 weeks & My first Ultra Sound on 3/13/12

10 weeks was one of the most crazy points in my pregnancy yet. This is because was had our first ultra sound and found that not only are we having one baby, but we are having 2 babies.

This is my belly pic at 10 weeks

So the story of our first ultra sound goes a little something like this. We meet with my doctor, who I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE!  I have to pee in a cup which sucks cause I just peed before I got there. So it took me like 10 minutes to provide them with the smallest sample ever. We go over all the information with my doc. She informs me I am not high risk because of my 1 kidney and told me I could continue doing spin class and working out at the gym. We then head in the the ultra sound room to take a peek at our little bundle of joy. 

This is the first imagine we see. A cute little SUPER hyper baby. The little guy was kicking his legs and moving his arms and swimming wildly in my belly. Billy and I just couldn't believe how active he was. The doctor then mentions lets try to find this little baby's heart beat. As she goes to turn the volume on the wand shifts to the right and moves off baby #1 and on to baby #2. At this point I scream OMG WHAT IS THAT!!!! HOW MAY BABIES ARE I THERE!!! and the doctor starts laughing hysterically at the look of Billy's face, who's jaw was on the floor and eye's were bugging out of his head.

I then start laughing super hard because I can't believe my eyes. We sat there and watched them the one on the right looked as if it was sleeping and was not moving and the one on the left was moving and swimming wildly around as if he was trying to show off. Then the one on the left knocks in to the one on the right and you see the one on the right jump and throw his hands up as if it was just woken up out of a dead sleep. It was hilarious. It was as if they already had their own personality's. 

The one on the left finally settled down and laid next to the other and that's when we got to see their little baby heart beats beating next to each other. It was an absolutely amazing day in our life's. We were so shocked that we forgot the turn on the mic to hear their heart beats. :) My doctor then tells my to ignore are whole 30 min conversation prior to the ultrasound. Because single baby rules do not apply to woman pregnant with twins. I am now a high risk pregnancy :( 

As soon as we left we contacted our Mom's and told them the good news. They were both beyond excited and at first I think they had a hard time believing that we are having twins. It's been a week and I personally am still in shock and fearing that when I have me next ultra sound they will find a third. 

6 weeks!

Here is a picture of my baby bump, which I thought at the time was just a full belly of food cause I just ate a huge dinner. In this picture I thought I was only 4 weeks but later I found it was actually 6 weeks.


February 4th we found out that we were pregnant :)

This is my first pregnancy and I think it's funny because the moment I got pregnant I just knew. It was a bunch of little things. I waited till I was a week late and decided to take a test knowing what the results were going to be.

But I guess knowing and seeing a positive pregnancy test are two different things because I lost it the moment I saw the plus sign. I cried....more like balled my eye's out for an hour straight. I first called Billy who was super excited and next called my mom who was beyond excited. I was crying so hard I couldn't even talk. Then proceeded to call my Dad and siblings and best friend.

Soon after Billy's Mom took Bill, Jared and I out to Capers to celebrate. Good times!