Thursday, December 30, 2010

Big Announcement

I'm finally letting the cat out of the bag!  It's been a long time in coming and it is such a relief to finally be able to share this news.  At this point I believe we have shared this news with all those who are close to us, either in person, through the letter in our Christmas cards that went out early this week, and also through Facebook.  So now it is time to share here.

The big news??  We're expecting again!!  We found out in mid-October but decided that we wanted to wait and see how things went before we shared the news widely.  Then we learned more.  We're having twins!!

My high risk category just went up again.

Turns out we have identical twins.  They share a placenta but thankfully are in separate sacs.  The variations on twins are way more complicated than I ever imagined.  Not that I ever gave it much thought.  The idea that I may one day have twins has probably never entered my mind!

Thankfully, the pregnancy is going smoothly.  I'm nervous going into every appointment (understandably) but so far we've received nothing but good news on the progress of these two babies.  I'm currently at 15 weeks.  I'm being watched carefully with ultrasounds every two weeks and appointments with my regular OB also every two weeks starting after my next appointment (which is about 3 weeks away currently).

I'll post more later about how things have gone so far. I did keep a written journal for a little while from about the time we found out until just after Thanksgiving.  So I may post a few select entries from that to give you a flavor of how things have been so far.

In the meantime, here are two pictures from today's ultrasound.  Enjoy!!
Baby A profile at 15 weeks

Baby B profile (and waving hi) at 15 weeks
One last thing, I am giving all the credit to our Blessed Mother for how well things have gone so far.  I have been asking for her prayers and intercession constantly (although it may be better described as begging). Sleep is already becoming difficult, so I spend much of my time lying in bed praying the Hail Mary.  I appreciate all prayers you may be willing to offer up for us as we make it through the next several weeks.  Pre-term labor is one of my biggest fears right now (in addition to a few other possible issues that could come up).  Thank you!!

12 comments:

  1. Congratulations!! Wow, Twins! Fantastic. I will keep you and those precious babies in my prayers. :)

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  2. beautiful! If you could post a few of your saints that you would like interceding for you so we can join in prayer- I am thinking St Elizabeth to start with (she must have been awesome)

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  3. St. Elizabeth is a good one, and one of the saints for whome the infertility support group I have been a part of for over a year is named after (her and Sarah and Hannah, SHE for short). I also participated several months back in a novena to St. Gianna for all those who were/are pregnant, were trying to conceive, or were in the adoption process, so I definitely count her among the saints I look to for intercession. The other saints I have pictures of on my blog, particularly St. Ann, are also intercessors for me. And, most importantly, though not pictured, is the Blessed Mother. Thanks for asking!!

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  4. Huge congrats, Kerri! You and your babies will be in my daily prayers. May the Blessed Mother hold you and your little ones close to her as you journey toward meeting them.

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  5. Oh my goodness, I totally missed this on my feed...Congrats! Somehow, through my fluish foggy brain, I must have missed it in your new year resolutions, too (I'll have to go back and look). What beautiful and amazing news for the New Year!

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  6. This is so so wonderful! Many congratulations, and I will definitely pray for you!

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  7. Thank you ladies!! We're now into week 16 and still doing well. Yay!!

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  8. Such beautiful news!! Praise God!!

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  9. it was a great news to hear from you. congratulation for the baby.

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