14 weeks




How far along: 14 weeks 1 day
Size of Babies: About 3.5 inches
Weight Gain: 125
Clothing: Loose things! Katie let me borrow maternity clothes!
Gender: Tristan thinks girls, I think boys
Movement: Not yet!
Sleep: Terrible
Symptoms: Back pain mostly and a little nausea

Morning sickness: Getting better
What I miss: Cooking
Cravings: Nothing specific, fruit and milk
Best moment this week: Getting to see my babies moving again!
What am I looking forward to: The second trimester promise that I will feel normal again
How is Tristan: Job searching and always rubbing my belly!

This Week in my Belly:
This week's big developments: Your baby can now squint, frown, grimace, pee, and possibly suck his thumb! Thanks to brain impulses, his facial muscles are getting a workout as his tiny features form one expression after another. His kidneys are producing urine, which he releases into the amniotic fluid around him — a process he'll keep up until birth. He can grasp, too, and if you're having an ultrasound now, you may even catch him sucking his thumb.
In other news: Your baby's stretching out. From head to bottom, he measures 3 1/2 inches — about the size of a lemon — and he weighs 1 1/2 ounces. His body's growing faster than his head, which now sits upon a more distinct neck. By the end of this week, his arms will have grown to a length that's in proportion to the rest of his body. (His legs still have some lengthening to do.) He's starting to develop an ultra-fine, downy covering of hair, called lanugo, all over his body. Your baby's liver starts making bile this week — a sign that it's doing its job right — and his spleen starts helping in the production of red blood cells. Though you can't feel his tiny punches and kicks yet, your little pugilist's hands and feet (which now measure about 1/2 inch long) are more flexible and active.
See what your baby looks like this week


Squirming Babies!

Today was my third appointment and my first with my new doctor! We saw the babies moving again and this time we got it on DVD to share with our friends and family! Aren't they precious?! This was the FIRST time that we got to hear the heartbeats and it was the most beautiful sound I have ever heard! The babies are right on track and I will be 14 weeks on Friday! My next appointment will be on September 19th and we will find out the sex!




Baby A
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Baby A Heartbeat
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Baby B (back turned toward us)
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Baby B Heartbeat
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13 weeks



How far along: 13 weeks 3 days
Size of Babies: About 3 inches
Weight Gain: 125, I'm gaining it back!
Clothing: Loose tops and a belly band, headed for maternity clothing!
Gender: Will find out in September
Movement: Thought I felt something!
Sleep: Still bad
Symptoms: Getting an appetite back, tired, back hurts :(

Morning sickness: Getting better
What I miss: vino
Cravings: Fruit still
Best moment this week: Got my Zofran refilled after a week of terribleness!
What am I looking forward to: Wednesdays ultrasound!
How is Tristan: Taking it like a champ :)

This Week in my Belly:
Fingerprints have formed on your baby's tiny fingertips, her veins and organs are clearly visible through her still-thin skin, and her body is starting to catch up with her head — which makes up just a third of her body size now. If you're having a girl, she now has more than 2 million eggs in her ovaries. Your baby is almost 3 inches long (the size of a medium shrimp) and weighs nearly an ounce.



11 weeks



How far along: 11 weeks
Size of Babies: About 1.5 inches each.
Weight Gain: I have LOST 6 pounds already!
Clothing: My pants are really tight... time for the rubber band!
Gender: I think they are girls :)
Movement: Sometimes I think I can feel flutters... but it may be gas :(
Sleep: Terrible, I need one of those preggo pillows asap!
Symptoms: Tired, weepy, can't eat, and my back hurts all the time!
Morning sickness: only got sick once... nauseous ALL THE TIME!
What I miss: Cooking, I can hardly enter the kitchen... poor T has to fend for himself.
Cravings: Fruit mostly
Best moment this week: Seeing the babies dancing during my ultrasound! The most beautiful thing I have ever seen!!!
What am I looking forward to: Seeing my tummy get bigger!
How is Tristan: Hungry... but doing great in understanding this new person who has taken over my body!

This Week in my Belly:

Your baby, just over 1 1/2 inches long and about the size of a fig, is now almost fully formed. Her hands will soon open and close into fists, tiny tooth buds are beginning to appear under her gums, and some of her bones are beginning to harden.

She's already busy kicking and stretching, and her tiny movements are so effortless they look like water ballet. These movements will become more frequent as her body grows and becomes more developed and functional. You won't feel your baby's acrobatics for another month or two — nor will you notice the hiccupping that may be happening now that her diaphragm is forming.

Coming January 2013


July 17th 2012, it was a Tuesday and we sat in the cold room waiting for the doctor to start the exam. I had prepared myself for what I was about to see, after all I already knew I was pregnant. Tristan was standing up by my head holding my hand as the doctor moved the wand around. Neither Tristan nor I could see the monitor as it was facing the doctor and I was getting so excited to see the little miracle.

She pauses for a second and said the words "oh my gosh girl" and the nurse in the back gave a little excited giggle. I knew there was something and my mind raced, what if something was wrong?

 I look at Tristan and he looks confused and I said "what is it?" She turned the monitor towards us and said the words I will never forget...

 "You have twins!"

We both watched as the two little blobs moved in and out of view. There were definitely two. At this moment total shock took over. It was like an out of body experience. I looked at Tristan and he was smiling an in-shock smile. I started shaking as the truth of it started to settle in. We start laughing and a love fills me up like it has never before. I have twins. Not many people get to experience that. What a blessing!

The doctor measures baby #1: 8 weeks 5 days 170 bpm.
Then she measures baby #2: 8 weeks 3 days 167 bpm.

"They are perfect" she tells us. I firmly believe we were given what God knew we could handle, and in return he will provide us with just what we need. From strength to finances to time. We are so thankful.

My two little blobs!

UPDATE!!!!!!!!!

We had our second appointment today at 11 weeks! The blobs now look like real babies! As we watched the screen the lower one jumped and started flailing its arms and legs!
The top one was sleeping so I moved my belly and he/she started moving too!

It feels so real now!!!!