Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Boy or Girl?

As you know, this morning I had my ultrasound so I started off my day by drinking lots of water. Lucky for me (and my bladder!) they were running on time so I didn't have to wait long before they started the ultrasound. First she checked my bladder and things to make sure they looked fine. Then she moved onto the baby...

Tech: How's 2?

Me: What?

Tech: 2.

Me: Two what?

Tech: Two babies.

Me: WHAT!!!!!!!!! ARE YOU SERIOUS???

Tech: Yes.

Me: OMG!!

Yep, you read right, I am having twins!!! After the initial shock wore off, I asked about the sexes of the babies. A girl and another girl. Twin girls! They were able to tell me that they are fraternal twins and not identical twins. According to the measurements taken today my due date is still November 15 (my birthday!) and I am right at 19.3 weeks along.

I have to admit the news of twins is quite exciting and scary, too! All I can keep thinking is....I have to get 2 of EVERYTHING! Like....now I got to make another afghan, quilt, and Christmas stockings!! LOL....what have I got myself into?!

Not only is today a good day because of finding out about twins but because Mike and I are celebrating our 15th wedding anniversary. :)

I am sorry if this post is quite scatterbrained but.....well that is how I feel right now! LOL I hope everyone is having a wonderful night!:)

35 comments:

Kathryn said...

And you were just waiting to hear that the the baby was healthy. Now there are two. How exciting!

Jenn said...

Oh Dawn I'm so happy for you. *HUGS* How exciting!!

Renee said...

Hee Hee... JINX! :P

Dee said...

What a DAY!!!!!

Congratulations on your anniversary AND on the two new little loves in your life. Can't wait to "meet" the girls!

vEr0n!c@ said...

Congratulations on having twins and on your anniversary. The due date is your birthday? How cool is that?

suequeblue said...

That is amazing news! Double congrats!

Sharon said...

What fantastic news Dawn! Congratulations and Happy Anniversary too!

Kendra said...

WOW!!! Twins...wow! How exciting! Congrats on the double dose of PINK!

I think there must be something in the water lately...you're the 3rd person I know that's been pregnant with twins lately. I'm just thankful the twinning substance wasn't in the water when I was pregnant with my Little Tot back in 2006. ;-)

Any news on the bedrest front?

Chiloe said...

What an amazing and exciting news !!! 5 kids !!! Waow! Me I'll be like: do we need a new car? Do I have enough space in my home, etc ... Seems like your son is going to be the only dude around the ladies ;-)

How come they didn't see it before? Usually at the blood test, the results show the mom is probably expecting twins. From what I know as you get older you increase your chances of having twins. It's going great fot the babies to be 2 as your other children are older .

By the way, are you in bed rest for the rest of your pregnancy?

Happy anniversary !!!

Bliss said...

Congratulations! My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

cathymk said...

Oh Dawn, what great news! I know I'd be terrified and excited too.

ollie1976 said...

OMG!!!! Congrats to you and Mike! Happy Anniversary as well!
-Jen

Stitchingranny said...

Wow no wonder you feeling scatterbrained. What exciting news. This is a wedding anniversary that is very special and will never be forgotton so Congratulations on both points.

Cathy said...

I literally gasped when I read this! Twins!! How exciting...and scary! Baby girls are so much fun, though.

Sally said...

Wow, Dawn, twin girls! That is fantastic! Do you know if you're going to be on bed rest yet?

Happy Aniversary!

Carol said...

Yay Dawn! That is fantastic news!

Meari said...

Wow! You're going to be one busy girl!! Congratulations.

Pam said...

OMGosh!! Wow! How exciting. Congrats to you, and no wonder you've been feeling tired. I'm so happy for you, I always wanted twins. What great news to start out my day!

Becky K in OK said...

Twins??!! Double the fun. Congrats. Hope you are feeling well. Don't remember if I congratulated you on finishing the stitching on ES. It is beautiful.

stitcherw said...

Wow, what exciting news. No wonder you're feeling a bit scattered, that's a lot to adjust to from prior plans. Good luck with the bedrest they've ordered, that would be so hard with having family to take care of. Sounds like with needing two of things like baby blankets and samplers you'll have projects to keep you busy while resting.

Your earlier post of Mine was looking wonderful, great progress. Congratulations on your anniversary as well. What an exciting day.
Sue

Vonna said...

Happy Anniversary and Happy TWINS! Sounds like a story that I lived through too...although somewhere in between "two what?" through in a "WHAAAATTT??" from my husband!

Take it easy Dawn - seriously...this makes you an automatic "high risk" pregnancy...and I was in the hospital in labor from week 29 until they came at week 34. I always wondered if I would have sat down instead of running all around working like a worker bee if I would have lasted longer.....

Ranae said...

Wowza! Congratulations! on having twin baby girls.
Happy 15th anniversary!!
Best wishes! to your family

~Tammy said...

WOW! Congratulations to you.

Happy Anniversary.

CraftyT said...

Holy Moly!! That is a BIG surprise :0) How exciting....You better get going on the gifts for baby #2 :0)

Congratulations!!
Natasha

Itching To Stitch said...

Oh, congratulations. How wonderful that you're having twins ;)

Aussie Stitcher said...

That is absolutely wonderful news. Take extra special care of yourself. No wonder you were shocked initially, I would be too. {{{{{HUGS}}}}}

Heather said...

I was so happy when I read this, congrats to you and your family for carrying twins!!! Yay!!!

Your line of thinking totally cracked me up having to make another stocking, blanket etc. LOL! I think that way too :D

Carla said...

omg!! twin girls!!! yaaay! congratulation to you and your family :) And happy anniversary!!

'Berta said...

Twins daughters on the way - what glorious news! Congratulations to you both.

margaret said...

congratulations n the wonderful news. Lucky you. What did the cervix measurement show. Hope all is well on that front too
Love Margaret in Australia

Leslie aka zoeandcooper said...

My goodness....how exciting! I think very few people are prepared for that news. Best wishes on a healthy remainder of your pregnancy with the girls:)

litlaskvis said...

OMG OMG OMG! Congratulations sweet Dawn!

Paisley said...

Twin girls! What a surprise! Congratulations Dawn!

Cindy said...

Wow..Twins..can imgaine how excited you must be with the surprise. Congrats Dawn :)

Kim B said...

WHAT?! This is what I miss when I disappear for a month! MY GOODNESS! Congrats to you! I'm a twin and it's incredible! Your little girls will grow up with a built-in playmate! My mom always said my sister and I were "womb-mates" That still makes me laugh! CONGRATS ON YOUR LITTLE WOMB-MATES!