wednesday, july 13

Announcement-61

thank you all so much for your kind words and congratulations!  jastin and i have been so overwhelmed with the response to our announcement.  it is so fun to see others share in our excitement.  crazy.

i have so many fun things to blog about that we have been up to this summer but i have had a lot of questions about the big announcement so i figured it would be fun to fill in the blanks.

first, i have had a ton of questions on how i created our announcement.  it's simply an animated gif i created in photoshop.  i had been wanting to try and create one for some time now and this was a very amateur attempt at it but i think it turned out fun.

next…baby details:

** as of today i am 14 weeks along.  and i can't help but think that with adali this would mark the halfway point in the pregnancy.  for some reason that is just CRAZY to me.  i completely intend to make it past 28 weeks this time around.  lord help me if i don't.  

** we actually found out we were expecting the morning after the march for babies.  it was a really special moment shared by all 3 of us.  

** we did need fertility help for us to conceive.  i am not ashamed to say that at all. it is what it is. 

** we found out at our 8 week appointment that is was twins.  jastin literally fell off his chair when we saw them on the ultrasound.  i was in complete shock and don't think i said a word for the next 8 hours.  jastin had to keep asking me if i was ok.  it was a lot for me to process but now that the initial shock has warn off i'm getting really excited.  my inner voice has gone from "holy s*** we are having twins." to holy S*** we are having twins!"

** i am glad to be in the second trimester.  every day i feel like i'm getting my energy back and the morning sickness is subsiding.  

** i am being followed by both my normal ob as well as a perinatologist (high risk ob).  yes, this is considered a high risk pregnancy because of the preeclampsia and HELLP i suffered while pregnant with adali.  being pregnant with twins doesn't exactly help the cause but i am optimistic that everything will continue to go smoothly.  so far my blood pressure has been perfect.  i feel very blessed to be in the care of such great physicians.  both of them were there for our journey with adali and i know that all 3 of us are in great hands with them.

** we will be finding out the sexes of the babies.  i am too much of a planner not to.

i think that pretty much answers any questions that i have been asked so far.  i promise to keep the blog updated on pregnancy progress but don't expect belly shots every week.  they may make there way on here every once in awhile but i don't want to scare people away.  

and lastly i have to say that i know there are so many more women out there that are still struggling with infertility, many of them i consider to be dear friends.  i know there were a lot of people praying for jastin and i and we feel we have been blessed beyond measure on this journey by your support and prayers.  i ask that you continue to keep those still struggling in your prayers as well.  i know they would appreciate it as much as jastin and i did.

much love,

mama a

 

4 Comments ( Reply )

  1. Sandy says:

    I LOVE the belly shots!!! so you have to get some of those on here :) EEKKK!! Still so excited for you!!! I don’t know much about twins….is is possible to tell if they are identical or faternal yet?

  2. Jennifer Teegarden says:

    Jamie,

    I am so excited for your family! What a blessing! Glad to hear you are finished with your first trimester and feeling better! I am sure you must be so excited to find out the sex of the babies so you can start planning and picking out names. I pray that everything continues to go smoothly for you. I look forward to reading about your progress!

    Jennifer

  3. Melissa says:

    Yep, still praying! Thankful for your news and excited for you!

  4. Nikki says:

    OMGoodness!! Have been out of loop for pretty much all of July and just now seeing the awesome news. SOOOO happy for you guys and can’t wait to meet more cuties! PS- will be in your neck of woods in Sept so we have to meet up :)

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