Twins-in-progress: Week 9

Week 9 was a whirlwind, with Christmas and New Year’s on the horizon. We had a blast telling our friends and family all about the big news. Stay tuned for more updates as we catch up to real time preggers news. 

9 Weeks: December 22-28

How far along? 9 weeks (2 months and 1 week)

Babies are the size of: Green Olives, very festive for the holiday

Weight gain: 3 lbs. in the positive this time!

Maternity clothes? I have to unbutton my pants after I eat. Classy right?

Sleep: we are still not friends.

Best moment this week: Toss up between

  1. Seeing the babies do a jig on the ultrasound at True Care (thanks to our wonderful friends and mentors in Casper).
  2. Sharing the news with our parents for Christmas. Both future Grandmas’ reactions were priceless and very precious to us.

Introducing: Grandma Rosty

introducing: Grandma Conger

Miss Anything?  CHRISTMAS COOKIES! Sweets are really off-putting to me, so its pretzels and eggs for now.

Movement: I know it is WAY too early, but I swear I felt a flutter.

Food cravings: Sour candy, particularly Airheads.

Anything making you queasy or sick: Mornings. By 5pm I am good to go, though.

Gender prediction: Girls. I accidentally said, “when the girls get here” without even realizing I said “girls” instead of “twins.”

According to the “Dry hands” test (Dry hands=boy. Soft hands=girl), I have had very dry hands (and feet) so perhaps we have 2 boys?!

Labor Signs: Nope.

Symptoms: My left ear keeps plugging up. I understand that during pregnancy, a woman’s blood and fluid volume practically doubles. With twins it is even more! It appears that all that fluid keeps making its way to my ear, especially when I sing.

Mood: Excited. And relieved to have the news out.

Lullaby of the week: Rockin’ out to “You brought the Sunshine,” by Out of Eden:

“You made my day, you came my way… you brought the sunshine in my life; You are the lifeline that saved my life.”

Truth I’m dwelling on: That God is trustworthy! I can take each fear captive knowing He is a good Father. When I sense fear creeping up to swallow me, I worship my way through it. Singing songs of trust and surrender to God remind me of His power over every negative scenario I can imagine.

Looking forward to: Meeting these kids!

Coming soon: update from week 10! We are catching up.