Monday, August 30, 2010

1+1=4, that's how we roll.

I may finally be getting a warm winter this year, thanks to 2 little passengers along for the ride with me:
Twins coming! February 2010
Life is about to change...or as my brother put it, "your life is over".

Questions?
MY FIRST REACTION: "I'm going to be huge."
Yes, I believe this was the first thing I said. When the doctor showed us the ultrasound I thought, oh there's just one. But I could tell he was not telling us something as he showed us the sack, baby, and heartbeat. I thought something was wrong with the baby. Then he showed us a second sack, baby, and heartbeat. I was all like WHAT? Then I saw this third dark circle and exclaimed in horror, "what is that!?". Oh, that's your bladder. Phew. I mean twins, that's exciting. Triplets, that's too much like a kitty litter for me.

BRAD'S FIRST REACTION: "Maybe one of the twins will eat the other like Dwight did in the office."
Yes, Brad now realizes that this wasn't the most appropriate comment. He was more shocked than I was at first and was lacking in the excitement factor. I think he almost fainted. We went home and he had to lay down for a long time. I didn't really help as I began fretting about how expensive twins were going to be, "2 cribs, 2 car seats, 2 high chairs, double strollers, twice the diapers, anytime we see something cool for baby we can't get just one..." Strangely enough he realized we would have the twins for the next March madness and now fantasizes about holding our twins while watching basketball. This idea got him very excited and he has remained so ever since.

MY FAVORITE THING ABOUT PREGNANCY: #1 Its amazing how you suddenly fall in love with something growing inside of you, I don't think this can happen unless you are pregnant. (tumors? parasites? I think not.) I worry about them all the time. I wake up and think, uh-oh I better tell the doctor about that...oh wait that was just a dream. like every morning.  Nothing is more important to me right now that doing everything I can to have 2 healthy babies. I'm just in love with them!
I also like saying "2 for 1!" Which is a shopping analogy, not a sports analogy...got that Brad? :)

BRAD'S FAVORITE THING ABOUT PREGNANCY: I'm kind of making this up, but I think it might be that once in a while I say things like "Let's get fries and shakes!" and want greasy, fattening food that previously didn't tempt me. (I've actually been making an effort to eat more fruits and veggies, I think of it as baby medicine and down it goes.)
I also think Brad has dreamed of teaching his children sports since he was a child.
And he's in love with the babies too.

MY LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT PREGNANCY:
1. Tiredness. I've been pretty lucky so far and haven't had morning sickness, just your average toothbrushing gag. What I can say is that gestating takes a lot of work- I am so tired all the time, no matter how much sleep I get. (Note to self: don't hike Timp 2 months pregnant ever again, even if you are unaware that you are carrying twins...) I just want to sit, which is working out well because for the past month my doctor has asked me to lay around and pretty much do nothing.
2. Fear. (you know, mostly of complications, but also of fat) Literature and family keep telling me to eat more. I love this freedom, yet simultaneously fear the inevitable truth that I am going to be giant marshmallow woman in a matter of months. Twin bellies are just scary huge. I know, I've seen many of them. Yes it's selfish, but it's still scary. Honestly I'm bugged when I'm hungry because I crave stupid foods like mac n' cheese, hot dogs, and soft pretzels. I should just live at a baseball stadium since I can't seem to enjoy the "finer foods" while using my guilt-free ticket to eat more.

BRAD'S LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT PREGNANCY: He hasn't exactly told me this, but I'm certain it's my crazy pregnant lady emotions.

25 comments:

Brooke said...

OH MY GOSH KATIE CONGRATULATIONS!!! I'm so excited for you and Brad!

Alicia said...

Congratulations!!!!

LL said...

THIS GAVE ME CHILLS!!!!! I am so dang excited for you...what a fun time in your life.
TWINS! Your mom will know exactly what you're going through. I love it.
CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Natasha said...

WHAT?!? How exciting!!!! I can't believe it. You will be the most wonderful mommy! Seriously, I'm so excited for you! Congratulations! I must call you. Good luck with everything! You and your two darlings will be in our prayers!

Natasha said...

P.S. Your kids are going to be so, so very adorable. I'm so excited to see them!

Blake said...

Emily made me take her to IHOP for the pancakes one time because that's the only thing she could eat without being disgusted. She had some funny cravings and I'm sure you will too! Have fun!

Colby and Steph said...

Katie...holy cow. That is so crazy. I wasn't expecting that. I am soooo super excited for you guys. I can't wait to meet them they are going to be so cute.

Melanie said...

I about fell off my chair when I read this blog post! I'm SOOOO excited for you guys! I hope you are feeling good! Congratulations!!! -Melanie (Brad's cousin)

Ash said...

Oh my gosh!!! That is so so exciting!!! Congrats! Do twins run in your fam?

Amber said...

AHH!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!! I'm SO excited for you - times 2!!!! LOVE IT!

M+H said...

WAHOO! I'm so excited for you! Mike keeps asking if I'm pregnant cause I keep craving brussel sprouts...RANDOM! And I am usually the girl that does crave mac and cheese and soft pretzels! However, I am not pregnant--just apparently (FINALLY) actually wanting to eat something semi-healthy! :)

Okay, I cannot wait to see these 2. So how far along are you? When do you get to find out what they are?? I cannot wait. So 2 sacs means they're not identical, is that correct? I know your mom had twins, but don't they usually skip a generation?! Well I am sure your mom will be super helpful with all her experience!

Let's get together soon. Maybe with husbands? Or not! :) Either way!

Leisa Hanks said...

Oh my gosh! Chelsea is due in Feb. too. I'm so excited for you! I saw your mom and she said watch Katie's blog for some exciting news. This was so exciting. Congrats!

Alicia said...

Oh my goodness! Congratulations! And here I thought I was the only one who got pregnant in our class, and you're further along than I am. Hope everything is going well for you... we should get together for a preggo lunch sometime soon (preferably after NCLEX).

Emma said...

wowowowow! i did not see that coming! congratulations, i am so excited for you!!!!!!!!!

Mirna said...

I KNEW IT! the last time i saw you I had a feeling something was up, but didn't want to ask in case I was wrong, but I wasn't! WOW! Congratulations, Congratulations!! Yeeeehaaa!! :o))ARRIVA, ARRRRRIIIIVAAA!!!!!

Don't worry, the weight will come off as you raise the two little ones, ;O)

rian said...

Sid called and told me this morning. We are so excited for you guys! Can't wait to find out what gender they are.

janica said...

congrats!!! twins, that's exciting!!

Me said...

Yay! They look like they are in a bunkbed!!!!
They are adorable and I am so excited to meet them!!!

Brad and Britt said...

KATIE! Yeah! I am so happy for you! I can't believe twins are coming your way!! Bode was born in february...and trust me, it is a wonderful time of year to be prego! (not being huge in the heat, and you get to stay inside and enjoy being with your baby (in your case--babies!) I'm so happy! Do you know what you are having?! boys/girls?!

Shantaye said...

Yay! I'm so excited for you! So did you know you were pregnant all those times we got together at Heathers? We all need to get together again soon!

nerak said...

TWINS!!!! WOW. Loved your blogpost too, you had me laughing out loud a couple times. Ok seriously, so exicted for you guys.

Rachel Hagen said...

I feel bad we were out so long the other day. If I was tired, you must have been tired. Sorry to push it. But we're excited for those little ones!! Hurry and find out what they are so you can plan!!!

***Julia Vanikiotis*** said...

You're going to be the cutest mommy ever Katie! Can't wait to hear if their boys or girls (or both)! So fun - Congrats!!!

GreenTaiwan said...

TWINS! A double portion of congratulations to you both! Loved the comments on the initial reactions finding out about the second kiddo. Classic. =)

GreenTaiwan said...

And P.S. - that last comment (and this one) is from Kristen, though I'm logged on in Steve's account.

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