Hello ALL! I just wanted to check in with my friends and family. We have been so busy lately…much to do! We are not quite sure when it will fully sink in that we are having twins. One alone is overwhelming…two…well WOW. Although we are ecstatic with every inch, twins were definitely not something we had planned, so getting ready is overwhelming. Twin moms are supposed to take it easy during pregnancy, is that possible? Craigslist has become my new best friend. I plan on buying all the large items on there, and relying on my baby shower for clothes, pampers, bottles, washcloths…you know all the small stuff. We have already gotten two cribs, a changing table, and dresser all for only $165…again thank you craigslist. : ) I have got one out of the two high chairs I need(I am getting the Fisher Price SpaceSaver that goes right into your dining room chair which will save us loads of space). My milking pump I also got on there, retails $250 bought for $60! I also found the perfect bedding and ordered that from Ebay, it is PERFECT. Do you have any idea how hard it is to find crib bedding and nursery ensemble for boy/girl twins! VERY HARD! I got BOTH crib bedding sets for $98 (here is a pic of the bedding it so cute : http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001KUSSB2/ref=asc_df_B001KUSSB2865782?smid=A969ARKCDJC7L&tag=shopzilla_rev_1400-20&linkCode=asn ) YAY! I have collected Precious Moments since I was a small child and that is what I am doing their nursery in. I am waiting on a good deal for the swing I want and a the double stroller. It is hard to find an inline double stroller where the front seat reclines for an infant. I also still need to get a ton of car seats. We will need at LEAST 4…again craigslist is where I am looking : ) I cant see paying $80 plus bucks a piece for new ones. I am a budget, deal finding kinda girl! I pay full price for NOTHING. LOL. I had a gift card that I have had for about 3 years to Macy’s (never in my life have shopped there) for $25…went to the mall last weekend with my friend and thought maybe I find an outfit one of the babies…had picked one out for our son $25…because I know I wont have to worry about clothes for our girl..lol. Well went to go use my gift card and had expired, went to customer service to reactivate, and what do you know…sudden urge for potty break, on my way to restroom passed some baby clearance racks that seemed to be hiding away. After my release…hehe, I checked them out AND there were TWO large racks that had a $4.99 sign on it! But the tags said 7.99 plus, So I went and asked an associate if the clothes on the racks were really $4.99, she said yup they are.. SO GUESS WHAT. I got FIVE COMPLETE outfits for $25! YAY for clearance racks!
Well this Friday we leave for vacation. We are going on our last family vacation for probably about 18 years! HEHE. Enrique, Kaleb and I are going to Stone Mountain, GA which is one of our favorite places to visit, then to Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, TN. I have made a daily agenda which is always my job to do for our vacations. It is fun filled we can’t wait. We are doing putt putt, gem mining, comedy show, magic show, 3 water parks, mirror maze and much much more…I just cant wait. I am already getting very uncomfortable and walking is hard and with potty breaks…well lets just say pray for patience for Enrique I am going to be worse than a kid! Kaleb is going to have a ball.
When we come back I have two doctor appointments. One with my regular OB for regular monthly check-up on the 11th, then one with high risk doctor where I will have another level II ultrasound as well as an echo done of both their hearts to make sure they are functioning properly on the 13th. Although I seen a good four chambers at my last level II ultrasound, I know things can still go wrong and I am nervous. But I got FAITH…all you need is faith as big as a mustard seed, and my faith is bigger than the Grand Canyon, so I think we will be alright!
My step-son Kaleb is getting a baby brother, Parker on the 13th! Anita is scheduled for a C-Section at noon that day, so say a prayer for a smooth and problem free and speedy recover c-section for her! So Kaleb is going to get 2 baby brother and a baby sister all with in 5 months of each other!!!! From a single child to a having THREE siblings! This is definately going to be interesting!
We are having our baby shower Sunday September 20th at 2pm. My mom, bestest friend Tiffany, and sister-in-law Tiffany are hosting with help of others as well. Enrique’s cousin reserved the clubhouse at her townhouse complex for FREEEEEEE !!! : ) It is beautiful, on the second floor and overlooks the pool and pond with fountain. We have registered at Target as well as BabiesRUs. If you would like more information on the shower please contact my friend Tiffany through email at TiffTaff16@aol.com .
I also wanted to say thank you to some special women. I am on an online community WhattoExpect.com . I was on with a very special group of women who delivered their babies in January with me. They have supported us, prayed for us, shared in our joys and tears and they mean so much to me. I wanted to say thank you also because a few of you have also sent me hand me down donations that I appreciate so very very very much. I cannot express our gratitude for that, every bit helps so much. Yesteday I got two good size boxes with probably over 100 items of baby clothes both boy and girl, I cried! You women from Jan ’09 are just amazing and I cherish you. You are my second family. Thank you Jan ’09! I love you
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
First let me give God ALL THE GLORY!!!! It is because of GOD that I can sit here right now and say how blessed I am to be having a 100% healthy baby BOY and a healthy baby GIRL. PRAISES TO HIS NAME ON THE HIGHEST!!!! I knew it. It was a LONG ultrasound..nerve wracking ...but was SO WORTH. Yu ever had one of those smiles that you cant get rid of that hurts your cheeks...thats what I have. I am going shopping as soon as I get off work for the first time for my baby(ies) I cant wait. I am going with my two very best friends, Tiffany my bestest since high school and my mom...who has ALWAYS been there for me. THANK YOU everyone for your prayers and kinds words! I will post up the ultrasound pictures by the end of the weekend! GOD BLESS
Today is the day I have been waiting for since I peed on that silly little stick that told me I was pregnant! Today I am going to have a technician give me a very detailed level II ultrasound. She will check every inch and every organ in our babies lil bodies. The ultrasound will last about an hour and a half...and will probably be the longest hour and a half of my life. Once she is finnished a high risk doctor will come in and go over all the results. With Alexis, our daughter and Elisha, our son...this is when the doctor came in and gave us the heartbreaking news that our children were "Incompatible with Life"...BUT NOT TODAY. This cycle has been broken. I have trusted God all of these years....I have trusted His WILL and TIMING. I have carried to terminally ill children loved them like a mother should and delivered them with pride and said sweet goodbyes to to them...I know that's the way God wanted it done...and as their mother had to be done. Now God has never given up on me either...He decided to give me TWINS...!!! He's a funny God isn't He....when you can trust Him with your WHOLE heart...HE SHINES...HE SHOWS UP AND SHOWS OFF!!! He KNEW I would give Him all the glory, I know that this happened to me and my family for a testimony of FAITH. What a Faith in God can do for a person. What am I doing with twins..a person who was ot on fetility medicine, with no twins in her family... GOD knew the desires of my heart and that is how and why I am pregnant with twins. Today family and friends I ask that you keep me in prayer please and spread a prayer bug. Although I know in my bones this is going to be a great day...there is always that that is in the back of my mind...that little bit of fear. Thank you all so very much. I am going to try my HARDEST to get on here as soon as I get back to work to update you all as I know alot of you will be waiting to hear. I would say no later than 4pm. My appointment is at 1pm est. Thank you all and God Bless!!!
Well, Friday afternoon I got a call from the high risk doctors office in Tampa. They were calling to give me the dates of my appointments. We go in July 9th at 1pm for our consultation, that will go over all of our history of our past pregnancies, and our family background, and go over a twin pregnancy. They will let us know how it works, complications etc. Then MARK YOUR CALANDERS July 17th at 1pm is our BIG Level II ultrasound that will check the health of the babies. It is a very lengthy detailes ultrasound that is able to see all of the babies organs, bones, etc. This has been the ultrasound in my last two pregnancies that the doctors have told us our babies were "Incompatible with Life" So I am praying and hoping that this will be our time to shine....with TWO HEALTHY BABIES. My ultrsound I had this week showed that it "looked like" they were sharing the same placenta, which would mean they are identical twins. But she couldnt tell 100%, so we will find that out as well, as well as the sex of both babies. Its onlt a month away..I have got to keep myself occupied for the next month so I dont drive myself insane! Thank you all for checking in and God Bless!
Well...it was uneventful. I was hoping to have an NT scan done where they check the fluid behind the neck to evaluate chromosomal problems such as Down Syndrome...HOWEVER that facility is not equipped for that. So that was a bummer. PLUS we were not able to see the sex yet...another bummer. But they were both very active and bouncy and heart beats were 156 and 151 beats per minute which are real good. They were also measuring big so my due date has been moved from December 29th to December 24th...Christmas Eve babies!!! But I pray I dont make it that far...hehe. Twins usually deliver between 36-37 weeks. On the down side she said it looks like they are sharing the same placenta, different sacs but same placenta...which is not good. It can lead to Twin to Twin Transfusion syndrome...where one baby gets all the nutrients and the other one does not develop as it should. One baby gets big and the other stays tiny...and can lead to early delivery. She could not tell me if anything was "wrong" but if there was I know the doctor will call me tomorrow. But we know its all good right !!! *wink wink* And I got a good look see at their heads and they looked very well developed Praise God. Well...my next step is my level II ultrasound at 18 weeks. That ultrasound will be able to tell us they are healthy, and the sexes. I cant wait!!!! God is Good!
We had our second doctor appointment today. It went well. Not a whole lot happened. He checked for the heartbeats with the fetal doppler...he was able to pick them both up, and they were both strong....Praise God! We have an ultrasound next Wednesday the 17th at 4pm. I cannot wait. I will be 12 weeks and 1 day along at that time. I am HOPING that maybe the babies will be spread eagle...and perhaps one will look TOTALLY different than the other...so I will at least know one is a boy and one a girl. It will probably be way to early...but just maybe if they look way different...we'll just have to see! I have been DYING to go baby shopping along with my parents and in-laws and friends..hehe. I will post some pictures of the babies and an update after next weeks ultrasound...thanks for checking in and GOD BLESS!
God is SO good. I have told you before and I will tell you again! The day I found out I was pregnant I was around all of my family, we were having a fabulous time at the beach together. I told them that very day I was going to be having twins...the day I found out I was pregnant. I knew...God already put it in my heart...and I KNEW. You can't dismiss what God puts in your heart. I THANK GOD...this is because of God. He answered my prayers, maybe not how I wanted at the time I wanted...but He answered them ALL. He is giving me back a baby for each of the ones he took to be with Him. I do not have twins in my family and we were not on fertility medicine...GOD did it! I never got angry with God...I never asked GOD WHY...why did you take my babies...I understood that God is God. Gods timing is perfect..and LOOK HOW HE HAS REWARDED US!!! There is NO other explanation for this BUT GOD. He is right on time. I am carrying to sweet little babies in my belly, and I am beyond words. I dont even know where to start or how to begin. Am I ready for this HECK NO! I havent slept, my gears just keep turning, I need double of EVERYTHING...I mean Holy Moly! As much as I knew there were two...I sure wasnt prepared to hear the news! God you knew I would give you all the glory....thank you !!!!
First of all let me say Praise Be to GOD!!!! I am an absolutle wreck because all I know in pregnancy is bad things...unfortunatly. I was so scared and nervous today I would see no heartbeat. GOD IS SO GOOD!!! The SECOND she laid the wand on my belly she said ITS TWINS. I said NO WAY!!!!!!!! I immediately starting balling uncontrolably. She said are you happy or sad...I said happy...I have lost 4 babies. I KNEW I was pregnant with twins...the second I found out I was pregnant a month ago I told my husband along with most of my family I knew it was going to be twins. Enrique was looking forward to this ultrasound to prove me wrong. I thought he would have passed out...but he stood up and held my hand as I wept. He gave me a BIG hug when we walked out with a big smile on his face. He just left for work a few minutes ago..I told him not to think about it too hard at work...cause he might give himself a heart attack...hehehe. I just cant beleive it! I REALLY cant! I go to the doctor tomorrow...I cant wait...he is going to be so excited for us! He said God was going to bless us! Both sacs were great and Baby A's heartbeat was 170 and Baby B's heartbeat was 172 and my estimated due date is December 29th. Holy Cow I just dont beleive it..I mean I knew it...but now that it is reality!!! WOW. THANK YOU everyone who has been praying for us ... we cant thank you enough. Praise God!!!
Perhaps the doctor did not think I would take him seriously about trying after 3 months. HEHE. He said we were definately a fertile couple...I told him the getting pregnant part was the wasy part. They were glad to see us back again at the office, and I was glad to be back. He shared with us that he too believes that God is really going to bless with this pregnancy. They gave me a pregnancy test which of course came out positive, then drew my blood. That is all that they really did today. He made an appointment for my first ultrasound at 8 weeks on May 19th at 4:00pm and then the results May 20th at 4:30pm. They will check and make sure there is a heartbeat and the size to confirm the due date. I have NO pregnancy symptoms, which worries me, but I suppose it is a blessing and I will accept that. Thank you all for checking in! Talk to you soon!
Hello friends, family, and followers. We are HAPPY to announce that we are pregnant again. I have taken about 4 home pregnancy test all showing pregnant. I called this morning to make our first appointment, which will be tomorrow Tuesday April 20th at 3:30p.m.. I can't wait. I am SO excited. God is going to bless us, I just know it. I have had my family down for the last 2 weeks, my wonderful sister Lisa, my brother-in-law and my neice and nephew. We just spent this last weekend at Lido beach with my mom and dad, brother and his family, sister and her family and Enrique and Kaleb. It was wonderful. So my family was all around us we got our positive test!!! We conceived during Christs death and ressurection and will be born around His birthday.!. I know God is up to something here. By my cycle, our estimated due date would be December 26th. I am sure that will change once I get my first ultrasound, but for now that is where I am. I have no symptoms what-so-ever and I am not complaining about that at all. I know we have a blessing in-store...I have been thanking God in advance, and going to continue thanking Him! And thank you to everyone that has been following our journey and praying for us...God heard you, and I thank you all. I could not ask for better friends and family to have. I will post tomorrow after my doctors appointment. I can't wait, I love everyone at my doctors office dearly. They are so kind and supportive to us. It is hard to find a doctor that will support your decision to carry a terminal baby. I thank God for all of them. Well I will talk to you all tomorrow. :)