Saturday, May 10, 2008

Looking back.....1

(I was WAY too sick to write this at the time it happened, but I was good to remember dates and conversations and feelings. I wrote this when I was able)

Here's a peek into my journal:

November 28, 2005
I have been very sick for the past 4 weeks. At first I thought I had the flu. Then, 2 and a half weeks ago I found out I was pregnant. I have been down in bed the past 5 days. I feel SO sick! Thanksgiving was a few days ago, but we stayed home because I couldn't get up.
Today, my mom and dad came and got me from my house. My dad took me to the hospital. I am very dehydrated and I still can't keep anything down. I feel horrible. I am happy to be pregnant, but I hope this sickness doesn't last too long.

November 29, 2005
I got out of the hospital today and went back to my parents house. I still feel really crappy, but at least I am a little more hydrated. I don't know why I am so sick?! With my other pregnancies I was really sick--but not so early and not this bad. The medicine (zofran) helped a lot with my other pregnancies, but with this one, I can't even keep the pills down! I'm afeared this is going to be a long, hard pregnancy. My mom says it must be a girl.

November 30, 2005
Today I went in to the hospital and had a pic line put into my arm. Now I will be able to take my medicines through IV. Also, I am taking 2 bags of saline per day to keep me hydrated.
After I had my little surgery, I had an appointment to see Dr. Boheen. She decided to do an ultrasound to see if she could see anything that would indicate why I am being so sick and so soon. She started the ultrasound and after just a few seconds said, "oh, OK, now I see why you're so sick. (pause) Are you ready for this?" Then she repeated, "Are you ready for this?" At that moment, I knew! I said, "Is there 2 of them?" She confirmed.
WOW!! What a shock! I can't even believe this is happening! TWINS?!! How exciting!
I told my doctor that she'd better print me a picture, because nobody was going to believe this!
I went to the waiting room where my dad was patiently waiting and told him the news. I think I was in shock at this point. My dad said, "No way! Are you serious?!" Then we went back to my mom and dads house and told my mom and some of my siblings. My mom started to cry. (happy tears, of course). Nobody saw this coming.
I told Parson and Joshua the news. Then Parson called Matt at work. He said, "Guess what, daddy! Mommy has two babies in her tummy!" And Matt said, "Pars, are you teasing me?" and Parson said, "Yeah dad. I'm just teasing you." At that point I grabbed the phone and said "No, he's not teasing you! We are having twins!"
Wow! I still can't believe it.
Matt and I are very excited to be having twins! Well, actually I think everyone is excited about it.
I am only 7 weeks along and it is early to tell, but my doctor said she thinks we have one placenta but 2 sacks. Because we only have one placenta, we know that the babies will be identical.
What a day!:)


Jocasta and Wayne said...

I love hearing how others found out that there - was more than one!

JP's MOM said...

Thanks for sharing, I look forward to reading about your journey.

It definitely is a state of shock at first!

Are You Serious! said...

♡ Wow! How exciting crazy for you! I was so lucky to never get sick and I can't even imagine having to have a pic line and wow!!!

I hope you had a great Mother's Day!!!

Shannon said...

So neat to read that now huh? Good for you for keeping a journal. I am terrible about that. I can't believe how sick you were! Poor Mama!