Saturday, November 5, 2011

Best Birthday Ever!

(This is a long one today, sorry but I just have a lot to say...)

Today is my 37th birthday. I am up because I couldn't sleep. "Snackzilla", as we are calling my ravenous stomach of hunger, woke me up and needed quieting. I fed her, because after all, she's very demanding, and then well, I couldn't get back to bed.

So here I am at 5:30am on a Saturday, when I should be getting much needed rest, but am instead going to recount to you yesterday's events.

It started out by waking up and driving Tidy to his work and then on to mine. We normally don't commute together since we work in opposite directions, but his car got vandalized last weekend and so it is un-drivable. Long story, nothing taken, just punk-ass kids being jerks. It's an old car. It's my first car that I bought out of college, in fact, and we tend to drive our cars into the ground... so it really is time for a new car for Tidy, and this ended up being a good motivator.

Then, at work, I was nervous for 2 reasons, 1) the impending ultrasound later in the afternoon and 2) a first interview for a job that I really want and that would make life more comfortable for us when we have our children if Tidy stays home. I hadn't prepared all that much because this week has just been insane, so I spent the first 2 hours of the day writing down examples and things in my head that I could use in those lovely behavioral based interview questions, blech. Anyways, the interview went really well, I think. And hopefully I will hear back next week if I survived to the next round. Fingers crossed.

With that one big event out of the way for the day, I then started to get very anxious about the ultrasound. So much nervous energy!!! But I still had about 4 hours to go until the appointment, so I dove into getting my desk and "to do" list organized at work... tick. tock. tick. tock.

Finally, as 2:15 turned over on the clock, I quickly shut down my computer, gathered my belongings,  drove back to Tidy's work to pick him up and then on to the clinic. Our u/s was scheduled for 3p and we were there right on the dot. Of course the RE was running a bit behind, so Tidy and I sat in the ultrasound room and chatted, nervously. I felt so anxious and jittery, shaky even. You know that energy that just needs to get out, that you can't help but tap your feet, really really fast...

At about 3:20, our wonderful and talented RE came in and said hello. I asked her what we were hoping to see today and she said, "The gestational sac and the fetal pole. You are 6w1d so I don't need to see a heartbeat. No need yet".  (Secretly I was hoping we would see one, of course). She got the dildo-cam out and turned on the monitor and I laid back and closed my eyes. I didn't want to see her facial expression if we didn't see what we wanted to see. But as soon as she peeked in there, I could hear it in her gasp.... She was happy... tearing up. And so I got brave enough to look...

And we saw our babies, thriving, hearts fluttering away. And yes, I said BABIES!!!!!!!!!!! Yesterday, for the first time in 5 years, we can finally, confidently say we are pregnant, and with TWINS!!!!!! It was the most amazing thing that I have ever seen. And I hope it's just going to get better from here.

Baby A, is measuring at about 5w5d and we could see a flutter, flicker of a heart beat, but my RE couldn't get a signal to count it. Baby B is measuring at 6w0d and the heartbeat was at 108bmp. Both she said were fantastic for this early and the simple fact that we are seeing both heartbeats is just icing on the cake! We'll go back in next week for one more u/s from my RE...

Tidy was so sweet, SO happy. I haven't seen his face that bright in a while. And it warmed my heart. I wish I could remember what he said, but his happy smiling face will be in my memory for a long time. I cried and my RE cried as well. We hugged and talked about a few things, but just mostly looked at each other in utter joy. She has been an amazing partner in this journey with us and I am going to miss her terribly when I have to go on to my OB. We really bonded.

And if those two events weren't enough for one day... we then 1) went to Best Buy, where Tidy bought me an iPad for my birthday... (That little sneak! He got all of my family and his to go in on it together for me) and the 2) We bought Tidy a new car!!!

Phew! What a day before my 37th birthday. On our way home, we picked up a pizza, sat on the couch, ate it, and proceeded to get VERY tired from our emotionally charged day.

So now you are caught up. And here I am, on the morning of my 37th birthday, simply reveling in the fact that we are pregnant, with twins.

Everyone said that they suspected twins with my betas, so maybe this was meant to be all along. I'ts quite appropriate given the name of my blog... Think I should change the name???
Tippy and Tidy's Tumultuous Trip To TWIN Toddlers...  LOL!!!






28 comments:

RunningMama said...

YEAHH!!! Just yeah! I'm so happy for you guys!

RunningMama said...

P.S. GO BACK TO BED!

Lara said...

Wonderful news. Happy birthday!

cgd said...

amazing news. Big happy birthday and congratulations to you

LisaB said...

OH MY GOD!!!!!!! Big hugs congrats x2!!!!! Wow! So happy for you!

Gurlee said...

Wow! What a fantastic gift! Happy birthday!! I am so happy for you!!

St Elsewhere said...

Best. Birthday. Everrrrrr!!!

Twins. iPad. New Car. Twins. Twins. Twins!!!

So happy to see such great news...that heartbeat, the whole big deal....

So glad...and Amen to your last sentence....

Baby Hopes said...

AHHHH!!!! So incredibly exciting!!! Congratulations!!!

Cherm said...

This is IT!! This is your and Tidy's time. relish in it and enjoy each moment from here on out!! So friggin excited for you both!

glimpseinsidemyjourney said...

So happy for you! Crying tears of joy when I read your post. CONGRATULATIONS! And happy birthday!

Jana said...

Fantastic news, congratulations!!! And happy birthday, too!

Sybil said...

Congrats!!! So happy for you! You are just a couple of days behind me...I can't wait until we can HEAR the heartbeat!

tanyaslifejourney said...

Happy Birthday!

Congrats on the great appointment yesterday. I hope they both continue to grow and thrive! :)

What kind of car did you get? We drive our cars into the ground also. Last weekend we took the plunge and I am now driving a 2012 (nearly) fully loaded do.dge jou.rney. I love it compared to my 2001 bottom of the line k.ia op.tima with nearly 140,000 miles! :)

mag said...

Congratulations!! Happy birthday :) So glad things are going well for you both (well now the four of you!!). Enjoy your birthday weekend :)

amiracle4us said...

Happy Birthday hun and CONGRATS!!! What a wonderful way to start a new year :)

michelle said...

I tried posting on my iphone but to no avail so here we go again!

O M G!!! I am sososososo happy for you. You and Tidy so deserve this!

Welcome to the prego-with-twins club! Get ready for the ride of your life! I'm 24w today w/DE and although twin pregnancy can be kinda rough, I couldn't be happier.

Buy yourself another b-day present today: "When You're Expecting Twins, Triplets, or Quads, Revised Edition: Proven Guidelines for a Healthy Multiple Pregnancy" by Dr. Barbara Luke.

You will need more nutrition when carrying twins so feed that snackzilla. Singleton moms are supposed to hold back so they don't go overboard but twin mommies are supposed to gain 20 lbs by 20 weeks. She explains why in the book. This has been very hard for me, btw, but I'm catching up weight gain-wise.

Happy birthday and congratulations!!!!!!!!!!

Heather said...

Awesome news! I was thinking about you yesterday. I'm so freaking excited for you! And twins?! Wow!

Heather said...

P.S. happy birthday! ;-)

Jenny said...

HOORAY! I'm so happy for you and Tidy! What a day full of wonder it was. We will have much to discuss in the upcoming months, I'm sure!

donordiva.com said...

WOW!!! So excited for your and Tiddy! Congrats on the two little babies growing inside of you.

Infertile Farmer said...

Best.news.EVER!!!!! I am so elated for you!!! Welcome to the twin club, girly!!!

Infertile Girl said...

Wonderful to hear about your fantastic news. I'll be sending happy thoughts your way for those two babies to stay healthy and happy for as close to 40 weeks as humanly possible!

(I'm a new follower. Your blog gives me lots of hope.)

<3

ceecee867 said...

Yay !! I KNEW it :) Congrats and happy thoughts to you guys. Buckle in for the ride of your life :)

thirtiesgirl said...

I missed this over the weekend. How exciting! Congrats to you and Tidy!

Maria said...

Okay, balling. Just totally balling. I LOVE this story, my friend....I want to have been there in that room with you guys (is that weird?). Just so so so so friggin' happy!!! :D

Cory and Molly said...

What amazing news!!! Congratulations!

Sarah said...

I am crying I am so happy for you!!!!

What an amazing birthday present!!!

Elle said...

That is such wonderful and exciting news! I figured it was twins, so no surprised. Happy birthday to you indeed! I am so happy this has finally happened for you. Congrats girl! This is awesome.!