Wow! I'm not even sure where to start. I guess I should first say Thank you GOD! Thank you for these blessings!
Yesterday was quite an amazing day for M and I. One of those days we will NEVER forget. I'll do my best to recap and share with yall. As you can imagine, I have LOTS to say, I'm not sure how to get it from my head and heart to my fingers to share. I'll try.
M and I got to the doctors office just about an hour early! What can I say, we were a tad bit excited? We sat, talking and praying, on the top level of the parking garage for about 30 minutes then made our way down 6 levels on a very slow elevator and into the office we went. I was SO nervous. Well we both where. Equally nervous and excited. We had even joked as we walked in about it being twins. I NEVER thought it really would be. We signed in and go figure, I made my way to the little girls room. :o) We were called back by the same nurse that assisted during our IUI. What a nice lady. Heck everyone there is just so awesome. I wish everyone could go there or someplace equally as nice. We're gonna miss them. Ok, moving on. M went in with the nurse and I was told to empty my bladder, grab a paper sheet(no gowns) and come on in. I joined M in the room and a few minutes later the gang was all there. And when I say gang, I mean gang. In walked the doc doing the ultrasound. Then the nurse. Then the doc who did the IUI. And then another, who I guess was interning or something. We definitely had a room full! We were little bummed that Nice Nurse Wendy wasn't there but where would she stand if she were? The room was full! The doc asked how I was doing. Any cramping? Spotting? Problems? My answer was I'm starving and tired. M of course added that I have to pee every 5 minutes. They all laughed and said that was a good thing. With shaky, sweaty hands I assumed the position, the lights were lowered, M and I grabbed for each others hand and the show began. The magic wand was inserted and right away our flower was on the screen. I, of course started crying. I didn't even know if things were alright yet but just seeing that brought me to tears. The doc did some measuring and then said "There's the heartbeat. Do you see it? Do you see that flicker?" Oh yes we saw it! More tears. This time from M too. :o) I was estatic! I was laughing and crying all at the same time. I think I said out loud, a few "Oh my GODs" and "Thank you LORDs". The doc said the measurements were right on, at 7w5d. M asked about the heart rate and she said that it was just what it should be. Thank you, LORD! The doc then did a little more moving around with the magic wand. I thought I saw something but what do I know? I looked over at M and smiled. I don't really remember the docs exact words at this point but it was something like " And there's another one". HOLY COW! Just when I thought I couldn't cry anymore, the tears flowed even heavier. She moved the wand some more and sure enough, there it was! Our camera shy Flower #2! I did some more "Oh my GODs" and "Thank you LORDs" along with a couple "Holy cows!" The doc did her measurements and said it was a tiny bit smaller at 7w1d but that everything looked good. We even saw that heart beat too! The gang said it had been a while since they saw twins. I thought to myself that it's probably been a REALLY long time since they saw twins made from 2 mommies with no drugs! LOL Dear GOD, we are having TWINS! I can't begin to put into words what I felt. M and I were both crying. Both laughing and I think both ready to pass out! :o) The doc asked how many pics we wanted. I said 2 but really wanted to say a dozen. LOL The lights came back on and the gang said their congrats. I asked if maybe they could all come to the rest of our appts. That got another laugh. Hey, they seemed to be good luck. (Speaking of luck. I, of course had my good luck bag and was wearing my "GROW" t-shirt. ) They left M & I alone for just a minute or so. We hugged. Laughed. Cried. And said, "OMG! TWINS!" like a million times. LOL Then we hear a small knock on the door and then here comes Nice Nurse Wendy busting in with a huge smile and tears. She hugged and kissed us both and said how upset she was that she missed the show but how excited she was for us. YAY for Nice Nurse Wendy. M & I were very glad to see her and be able to share this with her. She's truly a great person! She told us she too had twins. 18 months old. She then stumps us with a question of whether we're having fraternal or identical. We didn't even think to ask that. She looked at the pics and told us it was identical. Holy cow again! We're gonna have 2 boys or 2 girls! Holy cow again! We gotta come up with more names! We talked a good while with her and then I excused myself to the other room. I was still in just my "grow"shirt and paper sheet for heavens sakes. :o) M and Wendy talked. I got dressed and said to my reflection in the mirror "We're having twins! Thank you LORD! Thank you!" We got another round of congrats along with our first congrats card and baby pics and we were out the door on cloud 9! We stepped into the fresh air and I completely lost it again! Go figure huh? We floated down the sidewalk and up the 6 levels of the garage to the truck. We sat there for a while making phone calls. Or should I say TRYING to make phone calls! No one would answer the freaking phone! M's mom...no luck. My mom...no luck. Come on people! We're having twins for Pete's sake and no one will answer so we can share this!? AAHHH!! We ended up calling and telling the few people that knew we were pregnant again. Boy were they excited! We got a "Hot damn", "no way" and I think the best was from a co-worker of mine with her reply of "shut up"! We finally reached our moms about 45 minutes later. M's was still at work. I think she might STILL be in shock. She just kept saying "Are you kidding", "Are you serious"? She congratulated us and I finally reached my mom. Well she called us. This call went on a little bit longer than the others. I guess I failed to mention what exactly we said to everyone when we called didn't I? We said that we just had our ultrasound and that we had good news and bad news. We started with the bad news and that was that we weren't having A baby. I know, I know. That's mean but hey the good news makes it all better! We waited a few seconds in silence and then would say that the good news is that we are having TWO babies!! Ok back to my moms call. Really long phone conversation cut short is that she thought we were lying. When I said twins she asked what do you mean twins?! She kept saying we were lying to her. I heard "Kimberly Sue" so many times that I lost count. I had to swear on the Bible before she would believe me and even then I think she was still doubtful. She said something about us not even using fertility drugs. We reminded her all we did was take vitamins. She then called them super vitamins. That's my mom for ya. LOL She wanted pics as proof! I think it kinda sunk in a little bit and she then started telling me how my grandma and great grandma both had twins as well as my dads side. We finally, kinda convinced her we weren't lying and got off the phone. Oh but before that she asked when were coming home to tell everyone. I told her we still had a few more weeks before we were outta the woods and we wouldn't be home until the first week in December. Mom said she and Dad would just tape their mouths shut until then. :o) We finally made it home (we were in traffic during all those phone calls!) and sorta got our thoughts together. We took pics of the pics, posted them for yall and headed out to dinner. I wanted to ask for a table for 4 but M wouldn't go for it. LOL
So, there you have it! The first of many posts about our flowers.
One more thing. The sweetest thing ever, by the way!
Here's what M said to me on the way home yesterday. She said that our flower came back to us. That s/he didn't want to grow up alone so s/he left and brought a friend with him/her to grow up and share us with.
Is she the greatest or what?!