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…
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!