Thumb Suckers

20 June 2014

It's hard to believe that we reached 13 weeks in our pregnancy yesterday. In an effort to keep up with this as some sort of a diary I am posting the updates here.

The babies are doing absolutely fantastic. This pregnancy has been a huge blessing from God. We when found out we were pregnant I had minor symptoms like hunger and fatigue but I have been blessed to escape the morning sickness. One day after waking and taking estrace (a fertility drug) on an empty stomach I was nauseous the entire day. I thought that was the onset of my morning sickness and I frantically texted two friends asking for help. They told me to arm myself with all things ginger and crackers. I got all the things I needed and as the day went on I realized I didn't really desire morning sickness. In fact I was terrified at the thought of puking and feeling nauseous all day. I remember reading a book that suggested to pray for what I desired in a pregnancy. My conception wasn't the norm and this pregnancy didn't have to be either. I literally pleaded with God and recited scriptures to avoid morning sickness. That was the only day I had like that. Each week when I went to my doctor they asked how I was feeling and I told them I was fine they were amazed. After finding out we were expecting twins they grew more and more in awe of the fact that I wasn't sick at all. I almost couldn't believe it myself. But here I am 9 weeks later without a single shred of morning sickness and I am so grateful.

On the other hand I wasn't able to escape the fatigue, hunger and gigantic sore boobies but hey I will take that over toilet bowl hugging.

My appetite is crazy but the babies and I can only tolerate certain foods and we aren't very fond of protein rich foods being cooked in our presence. I could gag at the thought of smelling chicken being cooked. Thankfully my mom has been cooking for my husband and I so I haven't had to deal with nasty food smells too much. The babies have also decided to help with that as they prefer takeout so we aren't anywhere near the kitchen.

Other than a little pregnant lady craziness, hunger, and fatigue I feel somewhat normal and sometimes I don't feel all that pregnant. I have discovered that so much of being pregnant revolves around not relying on your feelings. Sometimes during infertility treatments women feel so sure they are pregnant only to be let down by a negative result. I was just so sure I wasn't pregnant when I found out in April, and even now some days I wake up not so sure - my faith muscle is growing really really strong as I endure this new period of waiting.

Back to the babies, at 13 weeks these little miracles sleep, suck their thumbs, bounce around, do handstands, kick their legs, and from what it seems they might slightly annoy one another. During the course of the ultrasound we saw that the babies are on different schedules one would be asleep and the other would be awake. Their little personalities are shining and its quite a treat to peek into their dark secluded home. I always wonder what they are up to and I am reminded that they have everything they need in the darkness including God. It's wonderful to know they want for nothing and it sets my mind at ease.

Since twin pregnancies are consider high risk I am seeing both an OBGYN and a Perinatologist to ensure we are getting adequate care. This week was my first appointment with my Peri since moving to Florida and I am in love. It's just too bad that they don't deliver babies. We will be seeing both doctors monthly to make sure the babies are growing well. Our next appointment will be at 16 weeks and I was told it would be some what of an anatomy scan. I am hesitant about this appointment because I don't want the sexes of the babies to be reveal to us. The hubby and I have decided that we would like to be surprised at their birth.

We do have a prayer request. Though it's early I would like to request prayers for a continued healthy pregnancy and a optimal positions for a vaginal delivery. Please pray that I would be in the hands of a doctor that is experienced with twin deliveries and is eager to support through a natural childbirth.

So that's what we've got going on right now. How are you lovelies?

In Transition

16 June 2014

So I've been quite the blogger these last couple months. Things are just a bit crazy to say the least. If you don't know my husband and I moved from NYC to Florida just two weeks ago. We are now trying to settle back into to the Florida life and it's somewhat of an adjustment. The adage time waits for no man is so true. So much has changed in the 2 years we've been gone. The only thing that stayed the same were our families. Our church, small groups, friends, neighborhood and so much more has all changed and we find ourselves feeling somewhat foreign to our surroundings again. All though its good to be home and among family part of me longs for the settled feeling that we had in New York. 

I now feel like I am in transition all over again. Not to mention I am in my 4th month of pregnancy and have no motivation whatsoever to do anything besides lay on the couch and eat. The few boxes we brought with us have not been packed away and we are still waiting on the interstate movers to bring the rest of our things. All I can say is Lord give me strength because this is not what I imagined life would be like when I was expecting.

Moving aside, all things are well with the babies and I. They are growing and developing so much that it amazes me. I have been somewhat of a wreck since graduating from my RE at 8 weeks pregnant. I found myself addicted to seeing the babies weekly. Now I see them monthly and sometimes biweekly depending on when I meet with the high risk doctor. All throughout our struggle to conceive God has been working on me so that I would experience a deeper trust in him and he is not done with me yet. Like so many newly pregnant mama's I wanted to get a doppler so I could check on the babies every day. But the Holy Spirit talked me out of that and I am now using my faith muscle and speaking life over these babies every single day. God has been true to his promises and they continue to thrive under his protection.

Life isn't quite the way I imagined it would be but it's good. 

I am not as capable as I was before pregnancy. I am forgetful, lazy, and unmotivated but I know that even in my weakness God's strength is displayed. He will give me the gusto that I need to get our home in order and to prepare the room for the babies arrival. He will keep my womb closed tightly as we wait for the babies Christmas Eve arrival. He will provide all of our known and unknown needs. Until then I'm waiting and trusting, we are in transition. 

Sharing Our Story

06 June 2014

Hey loves. I am sharing our infertility journey over on the Wifessionals blog today. This is a perfect time to catch up and see how far God has brought us. If you are struggling to conceive I encourage you to read it, I reread it for the first time since writing it and it brought me to tears to see God's faithfulness. 

Borrowed from Wifessionals
This journey was never easy but I can see now that it was always blessed. As always thanks for all your support, prayers and encouragement. xo


01 June 2014

After traveling 1300 miles over the weekend we made it to Florida!!

The two of us and the babies are here to stay. Thank you NYC for a deeper relationship with Christ and each other, 2 years of city living and good food, and most importantly these wonderful babies to come! I'll share more on this later, I'm hoping to pop in more as soon as we get settled!

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