Wednesday, October 20, 2010
The twins are 10 weeks today. I fell in love all over again. Baby A was very active. I begged Jenni to drink a Dr. Pepper today so the babies would be active. Anyways baby A was dancing up a storm...it melted my heart. Baby B was much more laid back moved a little but was not as "showey" as Baby A. They already have personalities and I love it! Baby A is already over active like me and wanting to be the center of attention like Thaddeus. Baby B was so laid back like Thaddeus as he can be chill at any moment and kind of hid behind the scenes like me :) They are a perfect mix already! They are perfect and beautiful in every way. I will never forget today and watching them dance around!
Baby A: BPM 174 Measuring at 10W1d
Baby B: BPM 171 Measuring at 10w2d
They are both measuring a day or two ahead and I am A okay with that! Dr. N. said to expect them anytime between the end of April and Early May. Jenni had a "Due in May" shirt on and Dr. N. said we might want to add the line " but a strong possibility that we will be born early in April" Today was a great day, love seeing my babies.
Jenni got to do her last PIO shot, yay! I know she is so relieved but I'll let her share her side!
We see Dr. N in two weeks and will start looking for the Gender in 4 weeks :)
Thanks for your prayers!
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Jenni & I at the Steven Curtis Chapman Concert
The "Twins" at 8 weeksThings have been kind of quiet around here. We had our 8 week ultra sound last Wednesday and the twins look great!
Baby A has a heart rate of 167 and baby B is 163. Baby A was measuring at 7 weeks and 6 days and Baby B was measuring at 8 weeks and 1 day! They are growing strong! We were released from HIVF back to Norton, yay. Won't have to drive to memorial city at 7:00am anymore :)
We went to the event Night with the Chapman's It was a concert of Steven Curtis Chapman in which Mary Beth Chapman was speaking at about their loss of their little girl Maria. It was so touching and could relate to so much of what she was saying. It was almost like I have known her for 10 years because of everything she was saying, feeling etc.
I started to reflect on the many things I was thankful for the people that have helped me and Thaddeus.
I am thankful for the story God has given me/us and the fact that he has entrusted Thaddeus and I to have "our story"
I am thankful for an amazing husband that on my weak days he is strong and continues to pray for me daily.
I am thankful for my family and their encouraging words & Love.
I am thankful for Jenni. God has trusted her to carry our twins and I am thankful that she is surrogate for the call and not for financial reasons. The majority of surrogates are in it for the money. I am thankful for the genuine friendship that Jenni and I have and knowing that my best friend is also the one giving me a Thaddeus a chance to have kiddos. and for Justin (he is a great support system to Jenni)
I am thankful for our church family and their continues prayers!
Thankful for my students: They can put the biggest smiles on my face (especially during Saturday production rehearsal) Sometimes they make me laugh so hard I cry.....I hope that my kiddos if girls are as respectful as the majority of them are.
I am thankful for my L&D nurses I had a St. Lukes ( Jennifer, Erin, Celinda, & Dawn) Those woman continued to check on me and still do. It makes such a difference when your nurses are fantastic as you are grieving through such a loss.
Dr. Carpenter for my amazing almost scarless C-section, Dr. Norton for her continuous support even has we approach our next journey and Dr. Hickman, WOW what an amazing doctor I can't explain how he does it all I can explain is that God has given him an amazing gift in giving couples the chance to have kids that couldn't before.
Lastly, I am thankful for My Little Luke! He was the biggest blessing to me. I could not imagine not having those short two hours but I will never forget them. Love you so much Lukas Thomas Sharp, you have changed me forever!