I’m more than halfway there!!! Ahhhh!!! Today my babies are the length of a banana, and look like this in the womb.
As some of you know already, I had my 20 week ultrasound this week. My mom came along with me since Greg couldn’t get out of a special week long class for work. It was here I found out that we are having two baby boys! It came as somewhat as a shock to me because I was almost sure, or let’s say expecting that it would be a boy and girl. After the tech revealed the first gender, a boy, I was hugely relieved that I would get my boy! But then when she revealed that the second was also a boy, I was kinda dumbfounded — not at all because I didn’t want two boys, but that I wouldn’t get another sweet little girl. But then again, I have no grid for boys since I don’t have any, so I’m sure I’ll be saying the same for boys after these little guys join our family! On a side note, I was also thinking, “What in the world am I going to do with all of Dhara’s clothes!” TWO BOYS!
After the initial shock of two boys, I went ahead and texted Greg at his class — because he wanted to be one of the first to know, granted! : ) I texted him from my mom’s phone, “It’s Susan…both boys!” Greg texted back with a, “Praise God! We are going to have lots of fun!” All the men in our families were ecstatic! All the women were like, “Wow, what are we going to do now?” : ) In the end, God knows we need two little rambunctious boys to liven things up a bit, not that Dhara doesn’t already add to the fun!
The fact that both are boys is still sinking in; I recently came across a photog’s blog where she photographed twin boys (with their older sister), and boy did it make my heart melt! See here. TWO BOYS! Bring it!
Here are our little guys — both were ever so active! They were cooperative for the tech doing the ultrasound, but sooo active and completely healthy and right on track in their growth based on the ultrasound, thank the good Lord. I was initially worried that I wasn’t feeling enough movement for having 2 babies inside me, but I’ve been feeling more and more as I get farther along, and it was amazing to see how much they moved during the ultrasound, yet how little I actually felt.
baby A – weighing in at 13 ounces
baby B – weighing in at 12 ounces
One of the first things I did when I found out Dhara was a girl, was go shopping for some girl things. For these little guys, I wanted two of these High Seas onies for a photoshoot — the perfect blend of vintage/retro, but it seems they are all sold out for now, bummer. One thing is for sure, boys clothes are not as interesting as girl’s clothes, but it will be my aim to fix that.
How do I feel? I threw up for the first time yesterday. I was brushing my teeth in the morning and when I was ready to rinse, the dry heaves began. Not fun, but ever so grateful that this pregnancy has been simple thus far. Although, I don’t feel like I’m eating enough for twins, and when I do eat, I love seafood, yogurt, fruit, and pizza. And although I’ve never really enjoyed a tall glass of milk, I’ve been using Dhara’s milk (full fat with cream on top!) from a local farm for cereal and my husband’s homemade masala chai (amazing! especially alongside a slice of warm pumpkin pie in the evening before bed.).
So 4 more months to go! It could be a little less depending on when these guys want to come! Twins are known for coming before full term, and I secretly hope they do!