After the Announcement

I want to start off by saying thank you to everyone for their well wishes, love and support. It has been quite overwhelming (in a good way) to hear from many people from different periods of my life, as well as from those that have “met” me through this blog. My twins also already have lots of friends with so many people being due in the next few months!

I had to come to California this week for work (and will be back next week) and the travel has been a little exhausting. I flew out Monday on a 7 AM flight in a cramped, pretty old American Airlines plane, with a middle seat. I somehow survived the 6 hour flight and thankfully had brought lots of snacks with me. The people next to me had to have thought I was crazy because I kept pulling different things out of my bag: nuts, apples, PB&J sandwich, etc.

The pat downs at the airport for opting out of going through the radiation machine are also pretty invasive. At least the woman this morning was friendly while she felt me up.

I checked my bag on Monday because I didn’t want to have to worry about lifting it and then of course it did not show up in San Francisco. I got to the office around 1 PM PST and had a full afternoon. At least I ended the day with a nice dinner with a friend, but by the time I got to the hotel I was exhausted and my bag had still not arrived! I was about to just go to sleep because I couldn’t stay awake any longer when it finally arrived.

I am now on a flight back to FL and thankfully have an aisle seat in the exit row. Much more comfortable, especially since I hate bothering people to get up and I’ve already used the bathroom twice!

I’m definitely adjusting to people knowing that I’m pregnant (well most work people still don’t know), but I think it’s for the best since I’m definitely beginning to show. I don’t think I can really hide it much longer even with all the loose shirts I’ve been wearing. I’m so happy I bought some maternity pants last week because they have been my life saver the last few days. I can’t imaging traveling with the button of my jeans pressing against my belly!

Any how, thanks again to all of you for your support. For all of you concerned about my morning sickness, it does keep getting better, so it looks like hopefully only a couple of more weeks to deal with that!


I am thrilled to announce that I’m pregnant!

Many you may have already guessed from my radio silence for the last couple of months. I had fully intended to keep writing about random topics, but I could never figure out what to say that wasn’t about finally being pregnant.

I got my positive beta test on December 28th. It was 612, which was a vast improvement from last try were it was 27. I was tentatively excited. The second beta seemed to be what would really make me believe that this was actually happening. I had that second test on New Year’s Eve and it had doubled! That was the point when I felt comfortable enough telling my siblings. It all still felt surreal and I’ve got to say that even today at 12 weeks, after multiple ultrasounds, and major morning sickness, it still sometimes doesn’t feel real.

While I’ve started to feel better, the morning sickness has been pretty awful. The mornings are rough…really rough. I have to do everything in slow motion. I eat almost every hour on the hour and some days struggled to stay awake in the middle of the work day. Through all of the sickness, I just keep thinking that it’s proof that I’m pregnant and that the babies are growing like they should.

My beautiful babies at 12 weeks!
My beautiful babies at 12 weeks!

That’s right, I said babies! It’s twins! Even though I always knew that was a possibility, it has still been an adjustment to the idea of two, but I really couldn’t be happier. I hope you all understand why I stayed quiet until now and I’m very excited to continue sharing my story with you!