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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Exciting News!

2015 has just barely started but it has already brought with it a lot of changes. Some of those changes started late in 2014. Let me shed a little light for you!

It all started during a vacation to Yellowstone National Park. We had just spent some time with my family for a wedding for my gorgeous cousin in Colorado. My husband and I decided to tack on a trip to Yellowstone and the Tetons. We had an absolutely amazing time.

Is this not gorgeous?

We hiked a lot and drove a lot. We saw tons of animals. We had great weather (weather can be a little touch and go in this part of the country during the end of September). It was a fantastic trip!

We stayed in a great lodge just between Yellowstone and the Tetons. Our cabin was overlooking the Tetons and at night, the sky was so clear that you could see the Milky Way, which is something that Phil and I don't get to see often enough being that we live in the land of light pollution on the East Coast.

Everything was perfect until the last night before we drove back to Denver, which was a Thursday night. We ate at the lodge and had a great dinner. I was not feeling very good all night long and was convinced that I had food poisoning (I had never had it before so I didn't know what it felt like). The next day, I slept pretty much from the time that we left Yellowstone until we got back to the Colorado state line. I felt horrible! We got back to Denver and I tried to eat dinner and do a little sightseeing with Phil but I just felt so bad. I got up the next morning and still felt bad but I tried to put on my game face for Phil because I didn't want him to just sit in the hotel. We did a little more sightseeing and finally called it quits to go watch a Penn State football game (Go Nittany Lions!) in bed. Well, it was more like Phil watched the game and I just slept.

We at least made it to Tattered Cover, a fantastic Indie bookstore in the heart of Denver.
 We flew home and I slept all the way on the plane. By Sunday, I was still was not feeling great and promised Phil that I would go to the doctor that week. He had an inkling that maybe I didn't really have food poisoning and that maybe it was something else. He thought that I might be pregnant. After feeling so bad for a few days, I agreed to take a test and was shocked (in a really fantastic way) when it came back positive.

We got right into the doctor to confirm the pregnancy. Phil came with me and we sat in the exam room holding hands. I got on the table and the doctor doing the ultrasound started looking. She said, "Oh, here's one and oh, here's another one!" I looked at Phil and we both started laughing and then I started crying. I was in shock (very happy shock but shock nonetheless).

So our lives have been a roller coaster since October. We found out that we are having identical twins. And then we found out that they will be girls. We have been so incredibly excited. I have definitely gone through my share of fear and anxiety. When you want something so badly, it is hard to stop feeling like it is all going to disappear right before your very eyes. I still have a lot of anxiety and probably will for a very long time. It's just so amazing!

I am about five and a half months along at this point. I am feeling pretty good besides just being tired all of the time. In fact, besides those first couple days of my fake food poisoning incident, I have not really been all that sick as long as I ate something when I first woke up and had frequent snacks throughout the day.

The girls are due in May but because of some of the complications that go along with identical twins, they will probably be April babies. We are so excited to meet them!

You knew that I had to have a book related pregnancy announcement, right?
Anyhow, as we prepare for the girls, I am still obviously blogging. Because I have been so tired, my reading has definitely slowed down and I am no longer taking solicited reviews so you will be seeing a lot more of my own book picks in the future!

24 comments:

  1. Wow, that is so wonderful! Congratulations!!

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  2. Oh wow, what wonderful news! I'm so thrilled for you & your family :)

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  3. Oh, I'm so excited for you and your husband -- identical twins! Man, that is crazy. Congratulations!

    We are definitely experiencing a baby boom in blog land . . . we find out on Friday whether we're expecting a little guy or gal in June. So excited. I predict many baby book reviews in our future! :)

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    1. Haha, yeah, there definitely seems to be a blog baby boom going on! I love it!

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  4. Congratulations! I wish you good health and glorious girls!

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  5. What a wonderful surprise! Congratulations!

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  6. Congratulations! That is so exciting!

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  7. omg, I don't mean to laugh at your agony but I cracked up abt you thinking you had food poisoning -- I thought I had gotten a terrible GI bug before I finally was brave enough to buy a pregnancy test (after nearly 2 years of trying, I had been resigned to just waiting for my period). Congrats to you and Phil -- I'm a leeeeetle envious that you're having twins! Hope you have an uneventful pregnancy!

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    1. Seriously! We had been trying for awhile too and I figured that this had to be something else since nothing seemed to be happening for us for so long.

      So far, pregnancy has been pretty uneventful. We're in the doctors all the time because of having twins and the girls seem to be growing really well :)

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  8. Awe congrats! Wonderful story..you are about to embark on the greatest adventure of all.

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  9. Oh my gosh - soooo exciting! Congrats Meg!

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  10. Congrats, Meg! That is so exciting! Do I see lots of children's book reviews in your future?

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    1. LOL! We shall see. Even I don't review them on the blog, I foresee many, many bedtime stories in my future!

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  11. How did I miss this?!?! CONGRATULATIONS!!! I wanted twins when I was a kid! Now that I know what kids entail...well...I still want them. :) Looking forward to hearing how your life changes!

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