Sorry if I left anyone hanging. Our computer was in the shop so I was posting on an ipod (which didn't allow me to post titles to my posts--haha! sorry if that freaked you out. :)) Then we got our computer back, but I am really off the habit of getting on this thing (which is not good for online banking). Plus I was feeling very sick for a bit there, so I wasn't doing much beyond feeding my children. I am feeling much better now, though I didn't mind feeling sick...it was confirmation that my body is responding in a normal way to pregnancy. I still have a fair amount of fatigue, but I think that too is getting better.
At my last blood draw my progesterone had gone back up to something like 61, so that was a relief. I also had my thyroid checked and even that was doing what it is supposed to. My numbers were better than the last time I had them checked (when I wasn't pregnant). We saw the babies again on an ultrasound last week and they are doing well. They are measuring 5/6 days apart which is unusual but they are both growing, so I guess there is no cause for concern at this point. I am now 13 weeks, which I gather, puts me in my second trimester. Being pregnant, in my second trimester, with twins continually boggles my mind. My next appointment is at 16 weeks, and I will get another ultrasound then. At the end of March I will be seeing a multiples specialist and I will get to find out the sexes of the babies. I am looking forward to that. We will need to do some planning on where to put everyone in terms of bedrooms.
Everyone keeps commenting on what a sign of God's providence these babies are...and they really are! But I just keep thinking about how getting married and getting pregnant and having babies, even twins, is just so normal. But God intervened for us and made it so we didn't go the normal route...we didn't conceive after getting married, even after praying and praying that we would. And then our (born) children's first families did not abort them, and through seemingly random means all four of them, one by one were added to our family. I don't know where I would be without any of them. I think of their little faces and my heart hurts I love them so much. To me, each of them is such a precious gift from God and a sign of His providence and love for me. I am no less amazed at them then I am at these two I now have the privilege of sharing my body with, and I always feel a little sad for couples that don't get to experience the special joys of adoption. Everyday I thank God for answering our agonized prayers to conceive a child (children), and everyday I thank Him for waiting to answer that prayer.