Monday, March 26, 2012

Has the Twins Shock Subsided for You?

No? It hasn't for us either.

I go back and forth between denial and freaking out.

Mike and I are worried about totally different things. Mike is stressing about the pregnancy. He is worried about losing one of the babies like we did when I was pregnant with London (we lost his twin at 11 weeks). Also we all know my pregnancies are not the easiest. I end up on bed rest about 24 weeks, thanks to good old preterm labor and stay there until my child comes early around 37 weeks. Now throw being pregnant with twins, and having a 3.5 year old and 9 month old into that equation. The pregnancy its self is going to be CRAZY! I totally understand where he is coming from

I, however, am freaking out about how we are going to handle things once the babies come out! I will have 3 under one! In some ways it will be ALOT like having triplets. I'm worried about the additional financial burden (I would really like to hire some help, but we will have to completely redo our budget and cut some corners to pay for help AND the additional costs of having 2 more kids.

Please don't get me wrong, we really are excited. But we are completely overwhelmed right now. This time last week I was overwhelmed by the idea of having just ONE more baby right now, and to find out its twins has just thrown me into total woman crazy mode.

Morning sickness and exhaustion has just started for me this pregnancy. It's like double of both. I wake up every morning feeling like I'm hung over. It sucks! As long as I don't allow myself to get hungry, I don't throw up.

I also forgot to mention that my next Dr Appt will be on April 13 when I am 9w2d. Wow that seems like such a long wait!


Krystal said...

All I can say is cherish it - you've been the infertility route and know how it feels. It's no ball park. Neither is raising kids... but cherish it all. Don't stress about what will be, just enjoy what is.

Deanna said...

Behind on blog reading, so I missed your post last week. I think my jaw just hit my desk. Congratulations!!!

Desiree said...

woah!!! congratulations!!!

jenicini said...

I think you are absolutely entitled to some freakouts! It's a lot to take a happy and scary way!

Heather said...

I would be freaking out too, however, remember that you and Mike are EXCELLENT parents and that you will have many people/friends/family I'm sure volunteer to help you when the twins come and I'm sure before if you have to be on bed rest. You are amazing and I can only imagine that you are overwhelmed right now, but YOU GOT THIS! You are going to be a great mom of 4 :-)

Coco said...

Oh my heck!!! This is just plain CRAZY! E is just 6 months old, and I'd still freak if I got a BFP right now... and then TWINS? Wow. Holey moley. And I can't help but laugh... with glee, with anxiety, I don't know, but laugh anyway. :) You have every right in the world to freak out, and it doesnt mean anything about being grateful or not. It's about being overwhelmed. *hugs* to you. You can do this. You'll find a way. So excited for you!!!

Jamie said...

Wow, Well congrats! You will have your hands full but you are never given more then you can handle! Congrats again!!!

Heather Fox said...

Congrats!! I don't think that I have told you that yet. I think you will do great though, and you will figure out a system that will work for you. I am sure you will lose some hair in the process, but it definitely makes for a great story!

Erin said...

I have to say that I re-read your bio on the side and the part where it says we plan to try for baby #3 in late 2013 makes me LOL.

Chon said...




I don't know what else to say but urban legend x 2!!

Anonymous said...

I know that you are happy and all - despite the freakout

it totally makes sense to freak out!

I am sure you guys will be fine once the shock subsides and you start carefully planning :)

congrats again!


LC said...

Oh my gosh!!! I wasn't expecting to read this at all! Congratulations - I'm thrilled for you!

Candice said...

HFS. I think I stopped breathing a little bit when I caught up on your posts just now!! How the!? What the!? OHMYGOSH!!!!! Wow!!! Congratulations!! You are certainly an overachiever, Aly!!!

Abby said...

Where areeeeeeeeee you! More updates lol

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