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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

17 Weeks

I am officially in my 4th month of pregnancy and the 2nd trimester!! I am still feeling good and have a little more energy than I did the first few months. I am starting to show and for once in my life my stomach is very firm. People are wanting to rub my belly and find it so "cute" - again a first for me.
We rented a Doppler from storkradio.com so that we could listen to the twins' heartbeats at home. We spent every night for two weeks listening to the babies, marveling at how well we could hear them. When we went to the doctor for our October visit we took the Doppler just to make sure we were doing things right. Dr. White came in with his Doppler and the sound his picked up were totally different than what we had been listening to. We showed him what we had been doing, and he explained that for two weeks our nightly ritual was really listening to my heartbeat in my pelvis. We were so embarrassed!!!!
Next Tuesday, November 24th, is our BIG doctor's visit. We will be having the sonogram to check to make sure both babies are healthy and to find out what they are!!! I am so ready to know so that I can start buying stuff and setting up the nursery. We had pretty much decided that the theme of the nursery would be Dr. Seuss (reds, blues, greens), but now I am starting to wonder if we should go with the more traditional pink and brown or blue and brown. Decisions, decisions...
We officially cancelled our December trip to Pittsburgh last week. I was already a nervous wreck that something would go wrong and I didn't want to be far from home if it did. We figured we would wait until next year and try to take the babies to their first Steelers game. We did decide to go Austin instead. We are going to spend a day at the outlet mall shopping for baby goodies and then two days just relaxing. It will more than likely be our last trip for awhile.
Our nightly dinner conversations now focus on how different our lives are going to be in a few short months. I want us to be as mentally prepared as possible, but in reality I know that nothing can truly prepare us for the journey we are about to begin. I am so lucky to be married to such a calm, laid-back man. I know he will be my voice of reason, my calming force, and my equal partner in parenting. He is so very excited and I know that he will be an amazing dad!!! We are both blessed to have such supportive families that we know will help us keep our sanity. Please keep us in your prayers and tune in on Tuesday for the big announcement - boy/girl, boy/boy, or girl/girl.