Thursday, January 7, 2010

Oh, no....

So, I figured I'd better leave an account of just how we found out about, "the twins" for everyone who has been asking questions. Yesterday was my first doctors appointment since finding out I am pregnant. We have been joking about having twins for a couple of weeks now. While I was in Utah over the break I had been dreaming about twins and my family teased me. My sister gave us her used double stroller and Chuck kept joking that it was jinxed and that it surely meant we would be having twins. Even the morning of my appointment I told my mom I was excited to go to the doctor so he could assure me I was just carrying one. Our dr. was super nice, a good friend recommended him. When the ultrasound showed up, it was clear there was two babies in there. The dr. didn't say anything for what felt like a very long time. I was preparing myself to hear that one of them was dead, but there were two little heartbeats and two little bodies moving around. The first thing that came out of the dr.s mouth was, "Oh no........it's.......twins. Chuck and I both started laughing witch quickly turned to weeping on my end. I didn't know what to think, and the dr. seemed confused by our reactions. The babies were exactly the same size which is probably a good sign. The dr. thinks they're identical but we might not know for sure until they're born.
Overall this pregnancy has been quite different from my first. Even though I was really sick with Jack, this time has been much worse. Every symptom I've had seems multiplied. I think this was my biggest reason for thinking I was carrying twins.
For those who've asked how I'm feeling....I am excited, so excited I can barely stand it. I'm also terrified. I'm really scared of losing one or both of these babies. I think that's my biggest fear right now. The dr. did a pretty good job at easing that fear a little. I'm scared I'm losing too much weight right now( 16 lbs. so far) and more scared of gaining too much later on and turning into a blimp. I have barely even entertained what it will be like having two newborns, three kids in diapers, and a move to Detroit shortly after their births'. I'm not ready to worry about that yet.
Thanks everyone for all the calls and support it means a lot to our little family.

9 comments:

thetallgrl said...

We may be far away, but we can pray for you! We are so happy for you guys! Somehow, the Lord will make it all work out.

The Izant's said...

LOL! I'm sorry, but I busted up laughing at your reaction. That's probably what I would do. Just weep. LOL. Congratulations. I'm nervous & excited for you at the same time. And you've lost 16 pounds?? I'm jealous. Share the weight loss tip! LOL, just kidding. Time to start planning a baby shower Liza Lou! :)

Christin Foscarini said...

Liza I'm so excited for you!! I think I would probably start crying too :) But WOW! This is going to be so fun for your family! I love you and hope you start feeling better very soon!!

PS. You are amazing at making bread! That bread looks so dang good!

Eliza and Chuck said...

It's actually Chuck who posted that bread. I've never made it.

Noelle said...

Oh my goodness!!! That is exciting and scarey all at the same time!!!

That makes you cousin number 3 who will have had twings!

Congrats...and my sympathies...all at the same time. :)

Scooby and Jon said...

Hi! So my husband knows your husband. We have 9 month old twin boys, and I will tell you that twins are fabulous. I'm sure it's scary to have twins when you already have a toddler, but our friend has twin girls and a 3 year old boy. She does okay.
I would recommed getting "what to expect when you're expecting twins, triplets or quads". In fact I probably still have it somewhere. It gives you some good info on what your caloric intake should be, and what your goal for gaining weight should be.
Sorry, I know that's a lot of info from somebody you don't really know. I'm Scooby Saunders, btw. go ahead and e-mail me if you have any questions, scoobysaunders (at) gmail (dot) com

Abraham and Sara said...

My dad told me your exciting news last night after he talked to your dad. We're so excited for you! I am sure you will do great! I hope you start feeling better soon. Hang in there!

Noelle said...

Would you be so kind as to email me an address of where I can send a wedding announcement? noelleplatt@hotmail.com

Hope you're feeling well!!!

karie from michigan said...

Hi Chuck and Eliza,
First, Oh MY!! Congratulations on the twins! How exciting!

I know you may not remember me Chuck (I used to live next door to you in your old house, my uncle Pat still lives in our old house). I know Heidi told you that I lived out here in Michigan. Please know that I'll be happy to help you guys out in anyway that I can. I do have a blog (that I really need to update) and you can find me on facebook as well!