Wednesday, November 23, 2011

20 Week Update - Drumroll Please....!

Judging by the texts, wall posts, and phone calls, it seems like the news of these little babies is killing everyone! Thanks for being so excited! It makes this all the more fun. :)

We went to the doctor yesterday and had a wonderful ultrasound. Everything looks perfect on our little ones. We found out the genders and called Jessica to fill in our gender reveal cakes. A quick stop at home and we were on the way to Arizona for Thanksgiving. (Many apologies to those waiting to hear via Facebook, this is the first internet connection I've had!)

My family was on their way to Idaho for the holiday so we met near mile marker 25 to give them the cakes. My mom and dad started digging (near the headlights for light, of I can't wait to see the pictures from all this.) and my dad (who had Baby A's cake) said:


That's right, Baby A is a boy!

My mom (who had Baby B's cake) said:


There are two momma's boys headed to our house and we can't wait to meet them!

We got to repeat the entire process this morning with Cam's family. It never gets old.

Normally, when I wake up each morning, I say "hello babes" or something similar. This morning, I woke up and said "good morning, boys. :)

As for the ultrasound, it was incredible. I loved being able to see their little personalities so early on! I really wanted to see if Baby A was head down because I'd really like to deliver naturally if at all possible. Right off the bat, we saw that Baby A was head down and Baby B was breach. I clapped and said "oh good job Baby A! Thank you for being head down!" Not 10 seconds later, Baby B flipped around as if to say, "look mom! I can do it too!" It made me laugh.

We took all the measurements and checked for heart defects, spinal problems, cleft lips, etc. In fact, Baby A had the umbilical cord across his face. (HIS. I love being able to say that. :)) And we needed him to move so we could see his lips. The ultrasound tech prodded him a little bit through my belly and we were able to watch him wake up, arch his back, roll over, and go back to sleep. Seeing him react was so cute!

They're such little people already! Baby A is measuring 20 weeks exactly as he should be and weighs 11oz. Baby B is measuring 20 weeks 6 days and weighs 14oz, but the doctor said it's because he's just taller than Baby A, which really isn't too shocking in our family. We're long people. :) Both babies are getting enough blood and nutrients, which is nice because if one starts taking nutrients from the other we'll have to look at emergency delivery options.

Cameron has been so cute. I think seeing them and knowing the genders has really helped the reality of all this sink in for him. He is such a proud dad. Out of nowhere he keeps saying "two boys!! TWO BOYS!"

As for me, my first thought at finding out I have two sons on the way was:

"I'm gonna love you so much that no girl will ever be good enough for you!"

(2 points to anyone who can name that quote)

[caption id="attachment_1683" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Baby A"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1684" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Baby B"][/caption]

And for the sake of consistency:

How far along? 20 Weeks 1 Day
Total weight gain/loss: +24
Maternity clothes? Yes. I tried my "fat jeans" on a couple days ago. It lasted about 10 minutes before they made me physically sick. lol.
Best moment this week: Finding out the genders and telling everyone! There are so many fun announcements to make when you're expecting. Things I've dreamt about my entire life. And they did not disappoint.
Movement: Yes. :) They are kicking like crazy! The car ride to AZ was so fun because they kicked so often. I think it has something to do with where my seatbelt hits me.
Waist Diameter:  38″ <--I'm measuring 28 weeks for a singleton pregnancy.
Food cravings: Vinegar and Potatoes. Also, hot fries. Anyone from Flagstaff remember "tom's hot fries"? I had them in high school a bunch and I don't think they make them anymore. BUT Cheetos has made a pretty decent substitute. It's not quite the same, but it's good enough!
Labor Signs: None, thank heavens. :)
Belly Button in or out? Totally still in. And actually more in than it has been. Woot!
What I miss: NOTHING! I love this week. :)
What I am looking forward to: Baby shopping on Black Friday. :) :)
Milestones: We know the genders!!
Realization of the week: We are not only being blessed with two sons. Our parents are being blessed with two grandsons. Our siblings with two nephews, and on and on. These boys are coming into an incredible family. And I am so grateful.

(I will post pictures as soon as I get them. My mom has most of them. The rest got accidentally left in Utah. I figured making everyone wait until Monday would not make me many friends. :))


  1. HOORAY! I'm so happy for you both. I may be a little biased, but I think boys are THE BEST! You are so blessed, little boys LOVE their mama...and LOVE to play with daddy. Congratulations again, and TX can prepare for 2 more football players ;)

  2. you will love them AND have crushes on them, it is so fun! even though i was ticked i could not tell anyone, i am still excited!

  3. YAAAYYY how exciting!! wow two baby boys! that will be fun :)

  4. Yay!!! I'm so excited for you! And for me since now I'll have a friend in Dallas with boys!! Can we please do play dates? Also, Carter's baby clothes seem to be the most reliable for long, skinny babies. Also, newborn nightgowns are the best! Get lots!

  5. Congrats Kristin! That's great news! Are we going to see any prego pics?

  6. THRILLED OF COURSE!!!! And...Monica on Friends, of course. ;)

  7. YAY!!!!!!!!!!!! Boys are a ton of fun(we have 4)! I think I am more excited for you to find out gender than I am for myself :)

  8. Yay!! Yay for boys! :) And I love the Cameron will say, "Two boys" randomly. I can hear him, so cute!

  9. Boys YAY! I was kinda hoping you would announce that. I know lots of people that are having or have baby twin girls but no one but us with twin boys so I am excited to "know" someone else with little twin boys in their family. Aren't ultrasounds the best my baby A flipped and flopped almost up until the delivery day so if he is breech at some ultrasounds don't be too worried! Anyway Congrats and let the baby boy projects begin right??

  10. So awesome, I can't wait to meet those little guys! They look handsome already :) I keep getting teary eyed at your posts, dang it. Blah - I am so emotional.

  11. How AMAZING :-) they are just hansome little ones.

  12. Kirsten (aka Seminary Buddy)November 24, 2011 at 1:36 AM

    CONGRATS!!! Those boys wull be so lucky to have you two as parents.

  13. Kirsten (aka Seminary Buddy)November 24, 2011 at 1:37 AM

    *will Darn those typos.

  14. So excited for you! Your boys are gonna be so much fun and they will keep you SO busy. And you are gonna be the best mom. I can't even handle my excitement for you. Boys are SO SO SO fun. And crazy. But so fun. Fun.

  15. congrats! so exciting. i love my two little boyfriends!

  16. YAY!!! I saw your notification on facebook and your webpage took forever to load on my in-laws computer (I'm pretty sure it was alive when dinosaurs roamed the earth) and I was just jumping up and down waiting. You can ask Dave, i'm serious. :) I am SO Exited for you!! This is so awesome! What lucky boys they are! :D

  17. Yay! I am so excited for you guys! They are going to be handsome little studs! Can it be time to actually meet them already?! :)

  18. YAY!!!! I am so excited for you! You guys will do so great with 2 little boys!

  19. The quote is from Friends! Monica Geller! Ten points for me haha! I craved fries ALL the time with Logan! Maybe its a boy thing :) having a boy is SOO Much fun!! You will LOVE IT!! So happy for you guys- and your stud muffins! They will LOVE one another.

  20. I was referred to your blog from the R house. Our oldest son came to our family through the miracle of adoption 6 years ago and we also have twin boys through IVF. They are 3 now and you are in for some fun:) Anyways congrats to one twin mama from another!

  21. Congrats! I am so excited for you!