Tuesday, March 1, 2011

17 weeks-a day early

How Far Along: 17 weeks
Size of baby: About the size of an Onion.. maybe a little bigger. My chart says they are about 5.1 inches long and 5.9 oz. On the ultrasound yesterday Baby A was 6 oz and Baby B was 7 oz. So they are even a little bigger than the expected size!! This is wonderful for twins!
Total Weight Gained: Well on my last post I told you all that at my visit 4 weeks ago I had lost 9 lbs... I gained back the 9 lbs, but not one pund more!
Movement: I still haven't felt a "kick" yet.
Sleep: I'm really uncomfortable lying down, my back hurts so much! So, I still toss and turn all night.
Cravings: Yep, you guessed it... still Mexican food!!
Symptoms: Still pretty tired...I'm not so much as "sleepy" as I am just feeling really worn out.
Best Moment this week: I love seeing the babies during the ultrasounds. It' still amazing to me that there are "Two babies in 'dare (there)" Quote from my 2-year old lil buddy, Cole.
Watching them move and kick each other is sooo funny and breathtaking!!
We were able to do an anatomy check during the ultrasound. Results were:
A healthy heart for each- check
2 kidneys for each -check
Lips & Noses -check
10 fingers & 10 toes for each -check
Penis for each-check... WAIT.... WHAT?????
I'm still questioning the appendage between their legs.... Not because there is anything abnormal, I just thought that little girls weren't supposed to have those!! For those of you who don't know me.. ALL I could see was PINK, prior to the ultrasound yesterday... A Pink Tu-tu and big fluffy bows.. dance classes and ruffles. That's all I know.. I had sisters. No brothers. I can do girls... I was even completely satisfied with thinking one boy and one girl. BUT TWO BOYS?? What am I going to do with TWO BOYS?
I do have to admit that I had a few tears when she told me they were both boys. NOT because I don't want little boys, I was just sure that there was a girl in there!! I know this probably comes off as sounding ungrateful especially after everything we have been through to get this far and then to cry when it wasn't what I thought I wanted... but that's just it... it's not about what I want... It's about what GOD wants.
I keep asking, "what am I going to do with boys?" It's not what am I going to do with these boys, it's what HE is going to do with these boys. They are HIS and I am getting the most precious gift... BEING THEIR MOM!!

I'm sure one day that my boys will read this and I want them to know this...
Your daddy and I love you more than you will ever know! I hope that there is never a time in your life that you ever question how much we love you and how much we wanted you-BOTH of you!! We wanted you for so long!! As hard as it was to get you, we would both do it a thousand times over. We love you and can't wait to meet you!!

For this child I prayed, and the LORD has granted me what I asked of him. So now I give him to the LORD. For his whole life he will be given over to the LORD. 1 Samuel 1:27-28


  1. Okay... after reading this I had to post again. I had the same feeling after my first son... after my second son... after my third son. I dreamed of having a family much like yours when I babysat growing up. I knew I was going to have a large family I just thought they would all have ponytails and pink tutu's on. At my first ultrasound when I found out that my Baylor Elizabeth was gonna have to be a Nicolas Baylor I cried... just like you. NOT because I was having a boy but because it was different from what I thought it would be. I think I even said aloud "I guess I did not really think that was an option" Little did I know that God had decided from the beginning of time that our family would be called to adoption in Central America. If God had allowed a daughter in place of any of my PRECIOUS sons then I don't know if I would have ever been obedient to his call. I can look back now and see it was His plan all along and I am so glad that I did not mess it up. I understand your momma heart and desire for a daughter. I know the love of 4 precious sons that I would give my life for daily... but mostly I know that God always has a plan, and I am so glad that you see and know that!

    If you ever need to chat and have someone tell you the REAL scoop on babies and pregnancy feel free to shoot me a line =) bjandash@aol.com

  2. I love reading your posts. Need any help with boys, just call me! I have all the experience you would have ever want. :D Love you!