I hate being that mom. The one who doesn't give the typical number answer when asked how many kids we have... Its hard sometimes to determine how in depth should I go when asked that question.
Do I just say I have one 2 year old and the twins and walk away? Do I say I have a 2 year old, a son who didn't make it and the twins? I hate to bring people down when they are so excited finding out I'm pregnant, it sends a negative spin on what should be a very positive experience. At the same time I feel so terrible if I don't acknowledge Gabriel's existence when I get asked.
Of course now the conversation goes something like this:
"Are you pregnant?!?! - Congratulations!"
"Oh thank you, we're actually expecting two!"
"Oh how exciting! How many kids do you have then?"
*Insert ackward silence.*
Now, we've reached 19 weeks along. This marks 1/2 way since we won't be going past 38 weeks. It seems crazy to me that we are halfway through our twin pregnancy. Its amazing the reactions we get when we tell people we are now expecting twins. Outside of our blog we haven't really spread the word around to much so people are sort of finding out one by one.
Looking forward to our appointment next Friday, then we have our anatomy scan on the 9th of October. There shouldn't be any surprises at that ultrasound because we've already done a complete ultrasound and looked at everything. I'm looking forward to just being able to enjoy an ultrasound for a change instead of feeling panicky about what they might find wrong this time.
However, having a fetal dopplar and measuring tape ease my fears a lot. I measured today and I'm measuring 24 weeks and I'll only be 19 weeks tomorrow! That means I've gained 4 weeks in only 2 weeks time! YIKES - no wonder I already feel so big!
Overall I feel really good though! Energy is ok, appetite is still in check, and everything seems to be going well!