It’s been a long while since I’ve posted here!
We’ve had an interesting half a year, that’s for sure.
We became foster parents, and had three children placed in our home. Two brothers (18 months and 5 years), and one little girl who was 2.5.
We’ve learned the hard way that the foster care system is extremely broken, unfair, and difficult to deal with. We had false accusations, lying case workers, and much unnecessary drama while we watched our foster children helplessly suffer. I couldn’t write about it here because of privacy rules. On top of that we were extremely busy with six kids, three having trauma and one having special needs. Whew!
Currently we have no foster children in our home and I’m not sure if we will ever venture into fostering again.
This happened unexpectedly in April.
And then I got so terribly ill that I went to the ER for fluids…twice. I was diagnosed with HG, which is a scientific word for hell, I’m fairly certain. Yes, I am taking every safe-ish anti-nausea medication known to human kind. No, they don’t fully work because HG is way more than just morning sickness. Yes, I’ve tried sea bands, ginger ale, and crackers. No, they don’t help!
On the second hospital visit I was admitted for the night, and they did an ultrasound.
Talk about a shock! Twins do not run in my family.
Here are some pictures from the first ultrasound.
8 weeks, 3 days!
This is each tiny twin and their heart rates.
During the second ultrasound at the ER the tech couldn’t show me the screen or tell me anything.
Tyler was standing at the foot of the bed saying, “She’s labeling an A and a B, but there’s no C!”
We initially found out it was twins with a resident doing his first ever bedside ultrasound on me. He was fumbling around and I saw it right away and said, “WAIT! WHY IS IT DIVIDED IN HALF. THERE ARE TWO! STOP MOVING!”
We really couldn’t believe it.
We went to OSU for our first pregnancy appointment this past Monday where they did another ultrasound.
I’m paranoid that one twin will disappear or something, but they both look healthy. They’re di-di twins, which is the safest kind. That means each twin has its own placenta and sac, and there’s only about a 3% chance they’ll be identical.
Look how big they grew in just over a week’s time!
Twin B is a few days larger than Twin A, which is apparently somewhat normal.
They had little waving arms and legs. So sweet!
The tech couldn’t get them both in the same shot due to the angle they’re at, so she just did the tops of their heads together.
I’m not sure if this is A or B, but it’s cute. It saved upside down and I’m too lazy to rotate it. ;)
We cannot believe there are TWO!
What even is my life??
They’re due to arrive around the beginning of December.
I am anxiously hoping that the extreme nausea and misery subsides after the first trimester. I’m right about 10 weeks now, so hopefully I’ll be feeling better around the beginning of June. Please, God.
The nausea is so awful that I can’t do much with my kids, clean my house, or even move without gagging and vomiting. We’re currently visiting my parents in Kentucky for a few weeks so that our families can help with the kids. Tyler is holding down the fort at home going to work and taking care of the pets.
I have an appointment with the high risk OB on June 7th for a more in depth ultrasound just to double check that all is well.
I’ll be about 12 weeks then, so there will be more wiggly babies to see! I hope they give us a sneak peak between the legs, just for fun. It’s a bit early to tell anything for certain at that point, but we’ll all enjoy overanalyzing and guessing. Can’t wait! I wonder if they do 4d shots since it’s a high risk thing…
This is definitely going to be my last pregnancy because I cannot risk being this sick EVER again in my life.
So there’s your big update about where I’ve been for the past 6-7 months. I can’t even remember the last time I posted regularly! Hopefully I’ll be able to blog more about the twin pregnancy and life from here on out. :) I have lots of pictures to post from the past few months too!