mid afternoon snack... eating for 4 is SOOO HARD! *grin*
I just LOVE LOVE LOVE hearing from all of you... you are all so sweet. You've given me numerous smiles and giggles. Thank you Thank you! Some of you have asked questions... well... actually there were lots of questions. So I thought I would try to answer in a post instead of each of you indiviualy, especially since some of you had the same questions.
So HERE WE GO!!!
...we know they are identical twins because they share the same placenta and the same sac
...they were conceived 'naturally'... no ivf
...twins do not run in my mothers family or either side of my husbands family. I did however JUST learn that there are 3 sets of twins on my fathers mothers side of the family. 3 generations away. I did not think we would EVER have twins. :)
...yes we were planning on having more children, so #5 was planned #6 was a surprise. *grin*
...I am still breastfeeding Ozzie, he is 14 months and with the close supervision of our holistic chiropractor I will continue to nurse him until he is ready to wean which if he's like our other 3 he'll be ready at about 18-20 months. Just in time! I will however wean him early if I am becoming deficient for myself or the babies although I really hope I can take good enough care of myself to prevent this
...I am planning on exclusively nursing the twins
...I am extremely excited about having twins, even though Ozzie will still be a baby in his own right I know this is the God's perfect timing and it will all work out perfectly. I am not nervous or worried or scared. God is GREAT!
...the boys are SUPER excited about the twins, I've always said God gave our children the heart for a large family. 2 of the boys want girls... 1 wants boys because he doesn't want any girl toys in the toy room. Ha!
...I only kept the twins part a secret for one day, we only found out on last Wednesday. I did keep the pregnancy a secret for a little while
...I am feeling awesome so far, I've been slightly nauseous and keep having hot/cold flashes but other than that I'm doing great so far. Even though I'm only 11 weeks I feel like I'm 4-5 months preggo. It's crazy!
...I'm going to have to disappoint... we aren't planning on finding out what they are. Although, it is highly likely we will see with all the ultrasounds we will have
...I would LOVE to have 2 little girls in this house, so yeah I kind of hope they are girls, BUT we didn't try for #5 just to go for a girl. I LOVE my boys and would be unbelievably blessed to add 2 more boys to our family. God knows my heart.
...I didn't have amnio and won't, I actually won't be having any tests or blood work done unless completely necessary. I'll be working with my holistic chiropractor through muscle testing and adjustments to make sure I'm getting what I need
...I am planning on cloth diapering, I am just going to need a LOT MORE DIAPERS. We'll use fuzzi bunz or bum genius (which is what we use now)
...Hubby is incredibly excited too, he said "I knew it, YESSS" and started laughing when I told him
...when the dr. told me it was twins I got the biggest smile across my face, I wasn't upset at all, I was over joyed.
...we told the boys about the new addition over dinner, we gave them little clues and they had to figure it out, they thought it was a puppy or a kitten for a while. (this was before we knew it was twins). Later that night Gavin looked up at Paul and said "there are two babies in mom's belly" Little did we know he was right. We let the boys look at the ultrasound picture to figure out it was twins.
...my official due date is September 23rd, all of my babies have been born 2+ weeks early so I'm thinking early Sept. I'm going to try to keep those babies in there as long as I can!
I think that is it.... I am sorry I couldn't respond to each of you individually. I appreciate each and every comment and love seeing all the new names... delurking is delightful! If I missed a questions or you have a new one just leave it in the comment and I'll add it to this list.
have a great night everyone!