I thought that I would give blogging a try. I think it will be a nice way to keep everyone up to date and informed once the boys make their arrival!
I think I will start off by giving you a run down of our past year. I am sure all of you know our story, but it is fun to retell it. So here goes!
Blake and I decided that we would start trying to get pregnant in 2008. After many pep talks from me, Blake finally gave in. When I asked him if he was ready his response was, "It's just like marriage Reagan. You just do it!" That was good enough for me. But we had one last thing we needed to do.....VACATION! So we booked a trip to Cancun, Mexico and we were on our way.
Blake and I in Cancun
The trip was wonderful. Blake and I had not spent that much quality time together since our honeymoon and it really felt like a fresh start. We left Cancun feeling rejuvenated. Little did we know we were also leaving Cancun with a bun in the oven ;)
On Father's Day morning Blake took our dog, Loli out and I jumped out of bed to take a pregnancy test. It was positive instantly! By the time he made it back in the house I was standing there with the test and said, "Happy Father's Day!" It could not have been more perfect! We both cried and called our families to tell them the good news.
The next day I went to my appointment alone. Thinking it would be no big deal and that Blake might be a bit uncomfortable. Boy do I regret that choice! My Doctor started the appointment with an ultrasound. I was watching the monitor, and even though I have never had an ultrasound before, the first thing I saw was two little blobs on the screen. I knew right away! And the Dr. said, "Well, this is baby 1 and this is baby 2!" TWINS! I was speechless. I felt like I was floating above my body. I was surprisingly calm and all I could think is, "Get me out of here! I need to call my husband!"
First Ultra Sound
I called Blake as soon as I got in my car. He asked me how it went and I said, "Well, I guess that we will call you Nostradamus!" Once again we both cried and called our families and friends to share the good news with them. Everyone that I told that we were having twins thought that I was lying. I mean, EVERYONE! I don't blame them. I mean, how does this happen on the first try? I couldn't even believe how blessed we were. Not only did it not take us long to conceive but we got 2 on the first go round! Maybe Blake has magical powers ;)
The babies are fraternal and we knew that right away. In September we found out that they are boys. I was a little surprised by this. But I was so excited for Blake to have two little buddies. And now that I have had time to wrap my head around the idea of boys, I don't think that it could be any more perfect.
The boys sleeping head to head
We had one boy named picked out from the beginning. Daniel, which represents my father and my brother. As for a second name, we were both at a lose. I gave Blake the name book and told him to start looking. He chose a few names that he liked and the only one that we agreed on was Dalton. We waited about a month to tell anyone because I wanted to be sure that it was a name we loved. The middle names were the easy part. Baby A, which will always be born first is Daniel Blake. And Baby B is Dalton Warren. Warren is Blake's first name as well as his fathers name.
Dalton's precious little face-Dec 08'
This pregnancy has been just about the easiest thing I have ever done. I was never sick, I have slept fine, I could write forever about all the symptoms I didn't have. What a blessing! I was able to work until now and never had any complications aside from the on going braxton hicks. At this point I am 33 weeks and things are beginning to get a little uncomfortable. But I hate to complain when things could be much worse. I have two extremely healthy boys growing inside of me. Sometimes it is still hard to believe, but I know of nothing else so it seems normal to me.
Blake working on the nursery
We have some finishing touches to put on the nursery and as soon as it is done I will post some pictures. We took birthing classes, and I am reading as much as I can right now to prepare myself. I do not know at this point if I will have a c-section or not. My Dr. tells me something different every week. My due date is February 19th but my Doctor has made it pretty clear that I won't go that long. (Thank the Lord!) If I go into labor then she will not stop it and we will have the boys. Otherwise she told me that I could pick a date at the end of January or beginning of February. This is all so weird to me and I am not a patient person! One day at a time is all that I can do. I am a little bit nervous about taking care of two babies at once. Neither Blake or I have had much experience with newborns. When I asked him if he was nervous he put it perfectly, "No, I am not nervous. Taking care of them is going to be the easy part, it will come naturally. The hard part will be being patient with one another and keeping our calm." I definitely agree with him on that one.
Watch Me grow!