Tuesday, February 15, 2011

2nd Trimester...Can I get a WOOO HOOO!?! (from Doubly Blessed)

We are uneventfully entering our 2nd trimester.  WHEWWWWWW!  (Insert very big sigh of relief here)

All is going well with FB and our little ones.  We had our Nucal Fold Thickness scan ( just a fancy term for testing for Down Syndrome and other chromosomal defects of the fetuses by looking at the fluid around the neck) done at the delivering hospital just the other day and the results were GREAT!!!  Baby A is measuring about 5 days smaller then Baby B, Fetal heart rates are 150 and 152 and both have a nasal bone and all that other good stuff they look for.  Basically both look great and the scan report says all is well in utero.

Our official due date now by ultrasound is August 24, 2011.  That is 2 days before Blaze's birthday ( he was 3 weeks early).  Now it is unlikely that they will go to the full 40 weeks, but still Blaze's siblings will be almost 2 years apart from him.  I think that is the perfect age difference. 

We are trying to prepare...once again.  A little part of me is REALLY hoping we have at least one boy, since I went a little crazy with clothes, shoes, hats and little boy stuff for Blaze.  It would be such a shame to not be able to use it all again since it is basically all like-new.

The big question always seems to be the same..."So, do you know what you are having?" And our answer still and always remains the same..."Not until they are born."  It gets some strange looks but when we explain the policy of India it usually changes to a smile and, "Wow that's a great surprise!" Truly I am just hoping and praying for 2 healthy babies no matter what sex.  We are already listing our favorite names and have to come up with 2 of each...not such an easy task.  After all we do have a 'Blaze' and I don't think a 'Joe' or 'Jane' sounds just quite right. 

It feels all so strange to be going through this journey again.  Same similar feelings when the emails and phone calls come through from India, your heart skips a little beat.  We have decided to make our 3 car garage into a 2 car garage and build an enclosed play room with access to the house, for the kids.  A pretty big task to take on.  Blaze's rain-forest themed nursery will now be the twins (with a little work on refinishing the crib since Beaver Blaze made work of that).  It is a gender neutral theme so we can't go wrong.  So, Blaze will move next door into one of the spare bedrooms.  We are still deciding on a theme for him, but Gerry found a cool Firetruck bed on Craigslists and we thought that might be a slightly easier chore then the months of work put into the nursery. 

We are feeling slightly more comfortable with the process of India, etc. since this will be our second time around.  But it will be almost 2 years since our last visit, so we are preparing for any changes as with the bureaucracy of India we are sure some have occurred. 

I am a little more relaxed at this part of the journey, but much more anxious about the coming months and the fact that we will now have 2 newborns and a toddler in tow.  I think I am having anxiety attacks regularly when I start to think about all of it.  I now can officially say I am freaking out.  Excited, but super duper scared and anxious of doing it all again times 2,  plus 1.   Oh my...just typing it, makes my heart race.  Now Gerry on the other hand is Mr. Cool Cucumber...'We will be fine.'  'How hard can it be?' 'I am sure we will have struggles, but everything will be okay.'  Yes, as always, I am the glass half empty and he is half full.  We make a great team though, as we certainly meet somewhere in the middle with us both being at either ends of the spectrum of feelings.  I suppose only time will tell, and in my eyes time is flying by.

So without further ado... here are our perfectly precious babes:

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Doug RFeb 16, 2011 12:47 AM

Wonderful! Congratulations you guys!!! Woot Woot!!!

DariaFeb 16, 2011 02:47 AM

Love, love, love!! Very excited for you and your growing family. : )

tjudleFeb 16, 2011 03:18 PM

Looking good! Congrats on your 2nd trimester. Time is gonna fly by! Woo hoo!!! :)

Jeff and KevinFeb 16, 2011 04:26 PM

2 years apart is perfect. Will be so fun to hear about big brother blaze keeping his eye out for the newbies:) thx for the updates!

MaryFeb 20, 2011 01:08 PM

Congratulations on your 2nd trimester!
We are so happy for you guys

CocoaMasalaFeb 21, 2011 12:33 PM

Glad things are going to well and that you had a great NT Scan :) I think 2 years apart is a good gap.

cocoFeb 24, 2011 05:48 PM

the babies are beautiful! i recall yours being one of the very first blogs i stumbled upon when i first joined the community. blaze had been born and i was so enthralled by the miracle of it all as he is so adorable, not to mention i would sign onto your blog just to listen to your playlist in the background while i bounced around the house. thank you for your kind note and a big wooo hooo! p.s. you'll be able to handle the wee ones just fine.

Kerrie and MarkFeb 25, 2011 03:37 AM

Time is flying!!! We are in the second trimester club too!!

ourhappyeverafterFeb 26, 2011 08:04 PM

I am so happy for your family! I have been reading your blog about Blaze for quite some time and am always inspired by your love for your little man....now you get to share that love with two adorable twins! My partner is pregnant and we are also in our 2nd trimester. Due June 29. You and I have quite the exciting summer ahead of us! Congrats again!

Chantelle & Cyndi our lifeFeb 27, 2011 01:45 PM

How exciting!!! Rhonda you know you will be pefect at multi-tasking even with three little ones. I just know the two of you could make anything you wanted to work. We are so happy for you and Gerry. We think of you often and can't wait for your little ones to arrive. I am hoping for a hint of pink, and then some blue. How fun, it makes me getting happy tears just thinking about it.
We love you all
Chantelle, Cyndi, Joe, and Xander

BellaDaddyFeb 28, 2011 04:27 PM

WOW, we are so thrilled for your family!

AnonymousMar 8, 2011 09:32 AM

wow, it is really incredible to see a picture of these little babies, growing, and forming...I like those pictures, they are so raw and real...beautiful. I imagine it feels surreal at times looking at them, realizing how abundantly you have been blessed...:)

Heaps of love to you all...
love kristin