Double the trouble, double the fun, our family is growing by two not just one! Chris and I couldn’t be more excited to announce that we’ll be adding two additional carry ons to our family this November!
If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook then you saw a little prequel of our Europe trip in pictures and also this fun announcement as well! Chris and I are expecting TWINS this November and we couldn’t be more excited (and a little nervous too if we’re being completely honest)!
Obviously we weren’t planning this announcement when we booked our trip last year, but one of the promises that I did make to Chris when we booked our trip was that it wouldn’t matter if I was pregnant or not on this trip that I would still have fun. And fun we did have!
Anyways, we found out that we were pregnant in March and when we started doing the math on when we could announce that we were expecting the idea of waiting for this trip just seemed perfect! I’ll have to admit though, and I know that I’ve already told a few people this, when we decided to wait, I had no idea how hard it would be to actually not talk about all things baby and babies, especially when I found out that a few fellow bloggers were expecting as well. But I will say that the wait was totally worth it in the end and I couldn’t be happier with how our announcement turned out!
So I’m sure that y’all have questions for me about the pregnancy so feel free to ask them and I’ll answer them! But in the meantime, here are the most commonly asked questions that we received when we’ve told people that we were expecting twins.
Do twins run in your family?
No! We found out that we were expecting twins during our second doctors appointment. He had literally just finished asking us family history questions, including whether or not twins ran in our family, and then we did the ultrasound and he said, “Look there’s your baby. And that line right there means that there’s another one. Oh yeah, there it is!” Needless to say we were floored and shocked!
Are you having fraternal or identical twins?
When we found out that we were having twins, we made an appointment with a sonographer and during that appointment we found out that we’re having fraternal twins, and not identical twins. (Which I have to admit I’m really excited about because that means we still have the option for a boy and a girl, and I really thought that I wouldn’t be able to tell identical twins apart!) The way that they could tell that they were fraternal was because they both have their own amniotic sac and placenta and there’s this little lambda symbol which is a sign of fraternal twins. Apparently if that isn’t there, you could still have identical twins even if the babies have separate amniotic sacs and placentas.
Do you know the genders?
We didn’t do the blood test, and I actually don’t know if that would have even worked on us since we’re having twins, but we’re doing the anatomy scan at the end of this month, and we’ll be doing a gender reveal to find out the genders in July! Chris was so totally team boy and I was so totally team girl that having fraternal twins might be a little bit of a blessing because we have a chance of getting one of each! Fingers crossed for a boy and a girl!
Have you had bad morning sickness?
I really haven’t had that bad of pregnancy symptoms during this pregnancy, so I really can’t complain. I’ve been a little queasy but not so bad that I’m running to the bathroom. The only symptom that I’ve hated has been how tired I was during the first trimester! I think that’s why my reading has really slumped during the last couple of months. I would literally get on the bus and immediately fall asleep because I was so tired!
What do you miss the most now that you’re pregnant?
I honestly thought that I would miss wine the absolute most when I got pregnant, but I honestly haven’t missed it too terribly much. There are some days that I wish that I could come home after work and have a glass of red wine, but those days have been few and far between. The #1 thing that I have missed the absolute most during this pregnancy is soft cheese, especially blue cheese, and charcuterie! Y’all know how much I love charcuterie night and that’s definitely hit me the hardest not being able to have those, especially when we were in Paris and most places had charcuterie as appetizers on the menu!
How will Dart react to the babies?
Dart is still doing really well with all of his cancer treatments, and we really hope and pray that he’ll be here to meet his new siblings! We think that he’d be a great big brother because he’s been around babies and young children pretty much his whole life. All that being said, he is an older dog, and it wouldn’t surprise me if ran upstairs to get away from all of the crying that will be going on. But other than that, there’s no plans to change anything for him. He’ll still have full reign of the house, get lots of cuddles from us, and of course, sleep in bed with us!
Will you still travel when you have the babies?
Of course! I have to admit that I don’t really relish the idea of flying with two infants, but the best thing about Texas is that there’s a lot to do within driving distance! Plus I think that grandparents would be really excited to hopefully watch the babies for us every once in a while for a vacation!
Are you going to blog about your pregnancy?
I think that I am! I’ve got a really long post in my drafts all about the first trimester and I think that I’ll probably post that sometime this month. After that I’ll probably post monthly bumpdates because I love the fact of being able to look back on it later. I bought a pregnancy journal but I really haven’t been keeping up with it too much. Plus I find that I do better if I type versus writing everything out. So we’ll see how it goes putting together two baby books too!
Well that’s all I can think of as far as big questions that we’ve been asked about the pregnancy! If you have anymore, just ask away and I’ll answer! Like I said, Chris and I are so thrilled about our two new additions, and we’re so excited that we finally get to share it with the world!