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?

18 comments:

  1. Prayers are with you, always. And I LOVE that they are annoying each other already! Babies, you've got a while to go, calm down! Lol! So glad you are having a great pregnancy, my friend!

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  2. Oh my word... this is the most precious thing I've seen all day!!!

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  3. yay! I'm so happy for you and your lil thumb suckers! xoxo

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  4. Oh how sweet, Charity!! This post made me all kinds of happy! I am so excited for you. I remember when I was pregnant I couldn't stand the smell of meat cooking, especially bacon. Which made me very sad, because I love bacon!

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  5. Ahhh! I didn't know you were pregnant. I'm so happy for you Charity and such sweet little twins! Congratulations!!!

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  6. wahoo!!! Praying Praying Praying!!! So so love your baby updates! Thank you Jesus!

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  7. Hooray for no morning sickness. Glad to hear you are going for a vaginal delivery. Prayers for the perfect doctor in line who is in step with your plan and perfect positioning for the babes!

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  8. Yay!!!! I'm so glad you're doing so well!!!! :-) I'm impressed that you guys are waiting until the birth to find out the gender. I could not do that. We're finding out (as long as the baby cooperates) on July 2nd!!! :-) You're in my prayers.

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  9. Girlfriend I will be praying for you and your husband! What an exciting journey! I can relate to almost everything you said and really trusting God through this process of pregnancy. Trusting in Him and not my feelings, something I have to pray through everyday. At first I thought we could be having twins (they run in my family), but we are having a singleton and we did find out, no surprises here- A Girl! Anyways, we are also due in December. I'm excited to see how the Lord continues to guide you through your pregnancy!

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  10. What a wonderful update! I hope you get your wish of a vaginal delivery and those twins stayed comfy and snuggled in until they are ready.

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  11. I love the little ultrasounds! So amazing to see the little ones! Prayers for a continued easy pregnancy, and a super easy and quick vaginal delivery for you as well.

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  12. Praying with you for a continued wonderful, healthy pregnancy and delivery. Still glad that you have the support of your family and some amazing doctors!

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  13. Hello babies! So glad to hear all is going well. You are very blessed to have a sickness free pregnancy. Hope it stays that way for you. :)

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  14. How cute is it that they're on different sleep schedules? That's adorable. I will pray for the optimal positions. Cannot wait to find out who's in there :)

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  15. prayers to you and the hubster and your beautiful twins. I can't wait til you're all done and we all get to see these little miracles. Although I agree with not finding out. I do believe if it was me I'd want to know so that at showers people know what to give. Although I've seen someone who thought they were having a girl and had all the girl stuff. To only find out they where having a boy. So each its own I guess.

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  16. I'm so thrilled you're having a pretty easy time of it! I've definitely got you covered in the prayers department: you're not far from my mind these days!

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  17. Praying for you! So glad you escaped the morning sickness and babies are healthy!

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  18. Chriisty hasn't been sick either. I tell her it's God's way of giving her beauty from ashes.

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