One Year Anniversary

Steve and I celebrated our one year this weekend in Weston, MO...fun little wine town up North....it was a great way to ring in the one year mark! I have such an amazing guy...he really is my soul mate! He gave me a card that just said it all- we have been through so much this last year with my health and without him I would have gone crazy that is for sure! Anyways, we got to our hotel room and when I walked in there was a bouquet of my favorite flowers, Lilies...so sweet...we went out to a great restruant and really enjoyed our time...it was fun! Here are some pics showing my lilies and #1 for our first anniversary...


Endo results...

So I saw my endocronolgist today and she was happy to say that as of right now I will not need any insulin as long as I am getting enough nutrients. I will have to meet with a dietician to make sure that I am eating enough since I am pregnant with twins. But my blood sugars and A1C count was good- so all in all I feel really good about this. She wants me to check myself 4 times a day now, but I am ok with that...will keep you posted, but good news so far!


Our dogs

My mom got them all matching Halloween bandanna's and we had to take a pic of them all....I am OBSESSED with having them in bandanna's- this has been my thing for about a year now...so this was a great present since they look so handsome and pretty....here they are!


25 weeks....

Seems strange to think that we will have babies in about 11 weeks! HOLY COW...anyways feeling pretty well for as far as I am. Not as nervous about the gestational diabetes- I am meeting with my endcronologist on Thursday she has me taking my sugars twice a day and they have all been really good- especially fasting been below 91 each morning, so that is great. Total weight gain so far is 22 pounds belly button is almost outie- babies are kicking all the time, it is really cool that I can feel them and Steve too. I put the remote on my belly and they just go crazy- it is fun. Here are some pics of my 25 week belly.


3 hour glucose test

Well I failed again....failed 3 out of 4. The only one that I passed was my fasting which was 81- which is great! So I called my endo to see where we need to go with this as my nurse with OB wanted to send me to a dietician and nutritionist and then I told her the whole story of me only having 1/2 my pancreas...so we shall see what my endocronlogist states that I should be doing...will keep you all posted, I am not allowing myself to freak out just yet!


Well I failed....

So I have to go in tomorrow for my 3 hour glucose test...ugh! I knew this would happen....I guess my results were "elevated" they should be no higher than 135 and I was 151- so I go in tomorrow and see- my issue is that I am only living with 55% of my pancreas so it doesn't know how to process all the sugars so fast...so since I failed today they give me a higher dose tomorrow- so they test me at 8 am fasting needs to be below 95 then I drink the drink and they test me at one hour needs to be below 180 then again at 2 hours needs to be below 155 then last at 3 hour needs to be below 140- if I fail 2 out of the 4 then I am considered gestational diabetic...but with me it is different I will have to be on insulin shots since my pancreas will never produce more insulin- so PLEASE pray for me...I am really worried I do not want to become type one diabetic....ugh that would not be good!


24 week update and pumpkin patch

So I went and got another ultrasound today as well as my gestational testing...going to say that I failed the test- I checked my own blood sugar before they tested me and it was 184- really high! So I find out tomorrow if I passed or not....I am guessing no since I have monster babies in me...my ob told me that the babies should be about a pound a piece- well Luke baby a is 1 1/2 and Will, baby b is 1 pound 9 oz at 24 weeks! So we will know more tomorrow- will keep you all posted...but both babies are perfect....stomach's and heart chambers and all looks good! so that is a blessing....here are some pics of my husband and I at the pumpkin patch...


Speaking of movement

Ok so last night around 8 I was laying in bed getting ready to watch Grey's- I had the bedroom light on and felt some kicking so I pulled my shirt up and looked at my belly and then all of the sudden another kick but this time I could see my belly move- it was so so strange. Then today right now, I am sitting at my computer and they are doing it again, movement from the right then left side- so we have some active little boys- maybe soccer players?? Will post some of the ultrasounds on Monday!



So lately I have had some movement from both of the boys- it is really cool since I have really never felt them before...having some kicks really only at night when I am laying in bed, Steve can feel them move too....it is pretty neat to have your kids move inside you and you to actually feel them- not to have them blocked by the mounds of placentas. We are so looking forward to our ultrasound on Monday, I can''t wait to see their placement and how long and large they are. It really is surreal to think that in about 2 1/2 to 3 months we will have our little boys! So excited. I will post more ultrasound pics on Monday!


1st Baby Shower.... :)

So I had my first baby shower on Sunday...thrown by my wonderful momma! If you don't know my mom, she is pretty much just flat out amazing! She is the QUEEN of detail, she never misses a thing....so of course when she said that she was planning me a shower to be thrown at her house I figured it would be over the top- it totally was! It was awesome....she did the "double" theme from games to home made diaper cake that she made with two little guys on top of the cake...so mom, thank you for making this shower so special! You really are one of a kind and I love you so much...you rock! Luke and Will have no idea how special their grandma is...the joy is to come for them finding out! Love you....