The Biggest Announcement Yet!

Well, y’all, over the past few years this blog has seen it’s share of special announcements, but I must say, the one I have for you today tops them ALL.

Can you guess what it is?!

Let’s just say The Road to Domestication is about to get even busier, because…

I’m pregnant!

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Oh yes, and I’m pregnant WITH TWINS!

(Told you it was big!)

We’ve been getting tons of questions since we made the official announcement, so I’m hoping I can address all of those questions in this lil’ blog post!

How far along are you?

Not too far. I’m only 8 weeks on a normal pregnancy timeline, but the doc will be delivering them about 5 weeks early, so if you subtract those 5 weeks, then time-wise I’m at the end of my first trimester. That was quick!

Did you do fertility treatments to get twins?

That’s a loaded question. We DID do fertility treatments for a couple years, but I had been off all of that junk (yes, I call it junk, it was NOT a good experience for me) for more than 6 months when we found out I was pregnant, so the doc says fertility treatments had nothing to do with these twins.

Do twins run in your family?

Distantly on my husband’s side, but the doctor said that these two have nothing to do with family or genes. He is calling them a “spontaneous event”…and we happen to think that is a great (and funny) term! 

Do you know what they are yet?

No, we won’t know whether they’re boys or girls until I hit 20 weeks, but what we DO know is that they will be identical, because they are what is called mono mono twins. Long story short, my one fertilized egg split in two, and the babies are sharing the same sac instead of residing in their own separate spaces. This, of course, raises the list of possible complications to great heights, but we are calm and confident and so is my doctor. 

Are you going to find out their sexes?

Most definitely! This has been surprise enough for me, and I have a feeling there are many more surprises in store! I need to know SOMETHING!

Any ideas on names?

NONE WHATSOEVER. No pressure, right?!

Are you going to blog about all of this?

Absolutely! (I may have to move over to some kind of dictation system, because I’m not sure how free my hands will be for typing once the littles arrive, but yes, they will become a very big part of the blog!)

What is your plan for handling twins?

I’m not sure yet! I think I’ll probably take it month by month. My only goal for the first month is that everyone is happy and healthy. After we hit the end of the first month, I’ll incorporate some more goals into our lives and we’ll go from there! Mostly right now I’m thankful for all the help that’s being offered to us from our amazing family and friends!

How are you feeling now?

I’ve had a bit of morning…eh…all-day sickness. Pretty much every day. And I’m extremely exhausted. But it really could be much worse, so I’m thankful I’m still able to function decently. My biggest craving right now is milk. My biggest turn-off is water – but I’m working hard to turn that one around, because I gotta have my water!

How will your Celiac Disease affect your pregnancy?

The doctor seems to think it won’t have any affect on anything. I haven’t noticed any changes, myself, so hopefully, I will take care of my pregnant self just as I’ve been taking care of my Celiac self, and all will be just fine. Time will tell!

How will your hypothyroidism affect your pregnancy?

That’s a bit more dicey. If my thyroid refuses to remain balanced, that’s no good for the development of the babies, so they’re going to be watching me pretty closely. On a positive note, I’ve finally been able to choke down my thyroid pills again, so I think everything should be kosher.

In the end, we are shocked and amazed and thrilled and terrified. Which is pretty typical of first-time parents, I hear! So I guess we’re pretty average.

So bear with me! There may be a few more guest posts than normal, or some days when you don’t see anything from me, or days when you are completely over hearing about twins and I’m still yammering. I’ll try my best to keep everything balanced and in order…we’ll see how it goes!

Because the Road to Domestication just got even busier!

Due to the amount of comments from all of my wonderful readers, it is not always possible for me to respond to each one. However, I absolutely do read them all, and if you’d like to address something specific, or have a question for me, please don’t hesitate to email me at Kristen@theroadtodomestication.com. I will respond to your email as soon as possible! Thank you for visiting the blog!

15 thoughts on “The Biggest Announcement Yet!

  1. Hey Kristen! I haven’t been over in a while, but I’m so glad I didn’t miss this announcement! How exciting! Congratulations!
    I hope that you are able to keep your thyroid issues under control. Personally I found my thyroid levels go back to normal during prrgnancy, it’s afterwards I jabe to worry about. After #2 I was diagnosed with Postpartum Thyroiditis, no fun!
    This time around I had my placenta encapsulated and took those pills and I think it really helped keep levels even after Andrew’s birth. Maybe something to think about. I know you are going to be getting tons of advice, just thought I would share some of my story. πŸ™‚
    Oh, also, a doula, both for birth and postpartum, may be a great help for you!

  2. I am so thrilled for you and your husband! Twins?!? My mom is a twin and I just love twins. When I saw this on your FB timeline a few days ago, I shared it with my family and they were like, Who’s Kristen? So I told them you were a great blogger friend and that you will be the best mom in the world!

    I can’t wait to hear all about it and I know you will be inundated with questions! I promise I won’t ask but one question when it’s appropriate: “Where are you registered?” God is so, so good!

  3. Congratulations to you and your hubby. I’m with Alli, I told Stacy when I saw your announcement. The blogging family roots are important!
    I didn’t realize you had hypothyroidsim, I do too for 45 years now. The fun never stops with that disease, does it!
    Praise God for His blessing(s) in your life! So happy for you!

  4. How exciting!!!!! Congratulations on your double bundle of joy. I can barely handle two dogs, yet alone wrap my mind a around a baby, and TWO AT ONCE is beyond my imagination. This is going to be such an amazing journey and I’m so glad you will be sharing it with all of your readers!

    xo,
    Roxy

  5. Ahhh!!! So happy for you and your hubby, Kristen !!! Congrats!! I was so thrilled to see your announcement on Facebook. Looking forward to see your mommy posts and get to know more about your journey.

  6. First congratulations! I have to tell you I’ve been visiting your blog for a while now so when I scrolled down and saw it gasped with joy for you! I hope the morning sickness passes and you have a wonderful pregnancy and healthy bundles of joy

  7. Congratulations! As someone who is still on the side of fertility treatments, I can only image the joy and elation you both experienced when you found out :). Praying for a smooth and fulfilling pregnancy!

  8. This is such exciting news Kristen. Congrats to you and Jerrod! I know this is going to be so much fun for you guys. Yes, kids change our lives but they are a blessing from the Lord. You had so many questions asked as if you are supposed to know the answer of them all already right? LOL! I mean, how could you have names if you don’t even know what the genders (well I guess you could have ideas). But anyway, I guess folks are just so excited for you guys!

  9. Congrats Kristen and Jerrod! I’m so excited for y’all!
    God is so good, to bless you beyond your wildest dreams!!
    Y’all are gonna be the best parents ever! Just as good as James and Liz, even!

  10. !!!!!!!Congrats!!!!!!! This is an answer to years of prayers for some of us πŸ˜‰
    We’re excited for you all. We didn’t realize you had health obstacles, thank you for sharing so we’ll know how to pray for a fantastic pregnancy! Can’t wait to meet your cherubs!!! Much love!

  11. Congratulations! I’m still beating myself up about missing this big announcement and you’re right, it sure is big. TWINS!! WOW. While twins run in my family I was “lucky” enough not to have them. I still can’t imagine 2 of Madison. πŸ™‚ You’ll be a great mother and we can’t wait to see them on the blog with you.

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