PG - 8 Weeks 1 Day - Still Going Strong!

Just wanted to let you all know that my ultrasound this morning went great again today. Both babies have strong heartrates in the 160s and one measured 8 weeks 5 days and the other measured 8 weeks 4 days. So they are working hard to be the overachievers on growth that all the babies in our families have.

And do I have any cravings??? Oh yes. Like with Phoebe, salads are my big favorites. Apples are high on my list with this one. With Phoebe that was pineapple. And yogurt. I eat at least one every afternoon. It's amazing how good food tastes when you are pregnant and based on my experience even more so with twins. But I can't seem to stand anything greasy or deep fried. I was the same way with Phoebe. Just the smell even turns my stomach.

BTW, it's amazing that infertility issues and miscarriages affect more than just the pregnant woman when it comes to being nervous if things won't work out. I know Leo and I were nervous until the 7 week scan when we saw really strong heartrates and growth estimates that were beyond where I was in the pregnancy. But I had to call him right away after this ultrasound. This was the first he couldn't make it to, butI think even 7 days after an ultrasound, he gets a bit nervous that something could go wrong. But it's even affected Phoebe, I recently found out. She's eight years old and very mature in her understanding of life, so we told her about the pregnancy, but in the beginning I did prepare her that it was still too early to know if it would work out. Last week we were talking about the babies and she did ask, "Are you sure both babies will work out?" I told her that yes I do. That everything looks great and now it's just a question of when and if they are boys or girls. I mean, Leo and I have seen every possible reason for a miscarriage and we know what looks like a good pregnancy as much as the doctor's do. And everything is looking great. It's really starting to sink in even more for me that this summer we will be a family of five. I'm going to probably keep crying happy tears until they are born, because I feel like my Christmas wish came early. We always said when we were getting married that we wanted four children. Now we know we'll have three and we're willing to stop there. But to know that it won't just be one child and that Phoebe will get to experience having siblings, is just so amazing for me. I've been depressed for so long. Everytime I would see chick flicks with sister or brother relationships as the theme, I'd cry thinking Phoebe would never get to experience that. I'm just overcome.

BTW, and work is going great too! It looks like we're going to have a reorg in January and I'm getting three existing employees reassigned to my team! So on top of becoming a mom of three, I'm about to become a manager of five! I think 2009 is going to be a busy but great year for me!


On My Mind 24/7 said…
So happy you and the twins are doing great. I'm with you-my Christmas wish came early. Nothing else can compare!
Mimi said…
That s so wonderful you are having twins. They are so much fun!! I have twin step daughters. Congrats on the great ulrasound. I look forward to following your progress!!

Kirsten said…
So glad to see they are doing well...your posts bring back so many memories for me...I still have the image of my babies at 8 weeks burned into my memory.
There is nothing quite like watching siblings; makes my heart melt every time I see my girls smile at each other (and, yes, there are times when they definitely AREN'T smiling at each other)'s a beautiful thing to watch the bond grow.
So happy for you!!!
Heather said…
I'm so very late on this - CONGRATULATIONS!!! I'm so super happy for you! I've been away, I'm so glad to come back to this news!
battynurse said…
Glad everything is going well for you and that the twins are doing good.
Martha said…
I'm so happy for you all! That's wonderful the babies are thriving and you are doing well. Phoebe is so sweet.
Jill said…
I'm so glad that things are going well for you and your twins. That's wonderful! Hope things continue to go great!!
docgrumbles said…
I look forward to good news about the twins well into the new year!
Just Me. said…
Lovely update! Made me smile. :)

Here's wishing you, your DH, lovely Phoebe and your beautiful twins a wonderful Christmas and here's toasting to a great 2009!!

Anne said…
Wishing you and your family a happy and healthy holiday season!!

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