Monthly Archives: June 2011

In advance…

I would like to throw out a big apology in advance for the next two weeks or so. I probably won’t really be writing anything during this time due to my extreme busyness with grad school. I have six more days of class (yay!) but in that time I have four more tests, one paper, one project, and one portfolio. Right after classes are finished I have my comp exams, then my final project presentation. Whew!

If anything exciting happens I promise that I’ll let you guys know, and as soon as I get a chance to scan my ultrasound  pictures I will post them here so you can see our little gummy bears!

As for now, the twins are doing well, and I’m doing alright. The last few days have been better (nausea-wise) than the last couple weeks have been. So, I’m feeling decent, I’m eating (kind of) and I’m not showing…yet! It’s only a matter of time!

So thanks for your patience, your readership, and for being here in the first place. Have a great Fourth of July! (because  probably won’t write before then!) :)

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Double Double Your Delightment

Do you remember those old Wrigley’s Doublemint Gum commercials? What was the schtick with those things…I can’t remember. Oh, right. That’s what it was. TWINS!

Yes, folks, it’s official! It WORKED! Our very first round of IVF worked and C and I are going to have TWINS!  Two weeks ago we went to Indianapolis for our first ultrasound.  We were able to see two sacs, but since it was so early (I was 5 weeks and 6 days) we were only able to see one little heartbeat. Dr. J was very upbeat about it, and was almost positive that we would end up with twins. He congratulated us and released me to the care of my regular doctor, Dr. G, with whom we scheduled our second ultrasound which was today!

I can’t even describe to you what it felt like to be in that room and to finally see our babies, floating like little black-and-white gummy bears, and hearing the underwater rhythms of their tiny, rapid heartbeats.

They’re absolutely perfect. And they’re ours. It will still be a long road, but whatever happens, we did it.

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Are you still there?

That’s probably what you have been asking.  I know that there are a few of you who keep checking for updates, and you are awesome for doing so! I’m around, just not…here.  We were out-of-town last weekend and I have been incredibly busy since my graduate classes started back up on Monday.  Class from 8-4 with homework during the break and then until I go to bed. Whew!

I know some of you are still waiting to know what’s going on with us. All I can ask is that you give me one more week. A week from today I will be able to give you more solid information and I’ll be much more comfortable sharing at that point. If you are the worrying type, I can somewhat-confidently say “don’t worry.” I hope to share some really great news with everyone soon. Thanks for your love, patience, and support. See you in a week! :)

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Just a Little While Longer…

Hi guys. You were probably expecting me to get right on yesterday and relay the results of our very first ultrasound. I need a little bit more time, however. If you can remain patient I’ll give you all the information you crave…soon. I promise. Thanks, and I love you all!

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Buzzzzzz

That is me. Buzz. No, I haven’t started drinking again. I’m a little, busy bee hovering over my masters project, my newly planted flowers, my stupid dishwasher (that doesn’t want to use detergent for some reason), my shopping for no reason; flitting through my entire busy beehive. Have to keep busy and keep myself occupied. Why, you may ask? Because…tomorrow is the first ultrasound!!! I can’t wait! I’ll let you know how it turns out. That is all.

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Science!

Hello again! I hope that you all had a fantastic weekend. I spent some time in Chicago relaxing and catching up with friends and family. One of the stops on our Chi-Town trip was the Museum of Science and Industry. If you haven’t checked it out, please do…it’s wonderful! I hadn’t been there since I was a kid and I was amazed at the number and quality of hands-on, high-tech exhibits. One of the most striking exhibits we saw was Body Worlds, the world-famous collection of actual human bodies and organs that have been preserved through a process called “plastination.” I can’t even really describe how thrilling (but kind of horrifying) it felt to walk through the galleries seeing what our bodies would look like without skin, or how our organs and ligaments work and so on. Incredible!

This Body Worlds show was “The Cycle of Life” and, of course, it focused on the entire life cycle including reproduction. This meant that included in the exhibit were actual embryos and fetuses, preserved and on display. At first I thought that it would upset me to see these things, even though I was expecting to see them. In reality I found that it was instead fascinating. I got to see, almost to the day, what my baby(ies) look like inside me, and how it/they will continue to grow throughout the coming months.

I am completely in awe of the scientific processes that have made it possible for C and me to be where we are today. Just thinking about what science makes possible is staggering, and I am so grateful that there are so many intelligent men and women researching and dedicating their lives to eradicating disease and solving medical issues. Without these people the human race would suffer greatly. Thank you, Science, for all you do!

The first appointment is drawing nearer! Two more days!!

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Intermission

Well I’m off to the big city to visit my sister and some good friends for a few days. I won’t be writing for a while, but there’s really nothing to report at the moment anyway. Have a great weekend, everyone. I’m really looking forward to next Thursday! Oh, by the way…5 weeks today! :)

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