Most of my friends and family know that I have Lupus and that we have been wanting to get pregnant for a while but my body wasn't healthy enough yet. I have been going to my rheumatologist every 8 weeks since we moved to Chicago and I finally was given the go ahead to start trying to get pregnant at the end of April. May 16th was the day I could take a pregnancy test. I knew it was a long shot because we had only been trying for a month, but I got pregnant with Daci after just one month and I was so anxious to know! I waited until Rick left for work that morning and then took the test. To my complete surprise and amazement it said "pregnant"! I was freaking out all by myself in my bathroom :) I spent the day coming up with a way to tell Rick. I got pink and blue balloons and made a cake that said "Due in Feb....Again!" When he came in from work that night and saw it set out on the table is was completely shocked! And very excited :)
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When I found out I was pregnant with Daci I shouted it from the rooftops the first day I found out but since I knew this pregnancy was going to be high risk I decided to wait to "announce" it until we had our first doctors appointment.
Well, this morning I had my first doctor's appointment. Rick came with me, which I am SO glad he did because we found out that we are having TWINS! Yes, you heard me right....TWINS!!!!!
I am in complete and utter shock. How am I pregnant with twins!? Well, to be honest, I shouldn't be that shocked. I have been feeling like from day one of this pregnancy that something was different. I have been feeling sick with this one (I wasn't sick one day with Daci), I have been feeling MUCH more tired with this one, and I swear to you I look four months pregnant already. I have been telling Rick all week that I thought we were pregnant with twins cuz how in the world is it possible that I am so big already!? He kept telling me I was crazy and that there was NO way we were going to have twins. Right before the doctor did the ultrasound he said, "Lets hope there is just one in there! We don't want to complicate things with two!" (We had just discussed all the complications that can happen with lupus and pregnancy). Then he put the ultrasound on and said, "Ok, one, two....." "Haha, I said very funny." He said, "No, I swear to you there are two babies in there!" Oh my gosh! I can't tell you the emotions that went through me in that one second. I was soooo happy, shocked, excited and TERRIFIED! Rick just sat laughing his head off in the corner. "Well, you were right!" he said. We are very excited but also very nervous. I just pray that everything goes okay with the pregnancy and the babies will be healthy and will develop the way they are supposed to. I still can't get over that I am saying "babies"! What!?
Babies #2 and #3 due in February! (Although I am sure they will come early)