Wednesday, June 6, 2012

OB Appointment and House Update

It has been a busy 48 hours in our house. I know, busy seems to be the theme for us lately and it's certainly not going away any time soon...

I had a routine appointment with my OB yesterday. I had the option to schedule it with the MFM office, but since everything has been fine I opted to go to the OB. She told me if anything looks remotely concerning she'd refer me to the MFM office stat. Collin was able to attend with me; that sweet man hasn't missed an appointment! We had an ultrasound and everything looks great. It was hard to differentiate between the babies on the screen..it was just a mash of baby parts everywhere!! They sure have grown and are very active!! Baby girl is head down and kept kicking baby boy in the head (baby boy is feet down). Baby girl has a heartbeat of 152 and is weighting 1 lb 2 oz and baby boy has a heartbeat of 153 and also weighs 1 lb 2 oz. These babes are very similar! I also gave a urine sample, had BP taken, was checked for swelling (I have none) and had my cervix measured (4.9 cm). Once again, everything is fine. I seem to be good at being pregnant, but I stink at getting pregnant. Who would have thought?

My OB informed me she is also expecting twins. What are the chances of that?! C speculated last time whether or not she was pregnant; she's tiny and looked a bit round in her midsection, but of course we couldn't ask. Wow...TWINS! She said all the advice she has been giving me is what she is herself is doing for her twins/pregnancy. I'm going to follow it all because if she is doing everything for herself that she recommends for me, it must be sound advice.

Other info about the appointment: I've had a few dizzy spells where my peripheral vision starts getting dark, my hearing diminishes, I get sweaty and feel like I may pass out. I had one during a meeting yesterday at work; the lady sitting next to me was very concerned and kept asking me if I was okay, so I must look as bad as I feel during these dizzy spells. The OB said it was most likely from dehydration. My baseline BP is low (I usually run at 110/70 or lower) and the dizzy spells happen in the morning. Based on this evidence, the slightest bit of dehydration can easily cause my BP to drop and for me to get dizzy. She told me to drink more water throughout the night and first thing in the morning to help prevent this situation.

I'm up 15 pounds overall. She was pleased with my weight gain. Obviously, I haven't reached the goal of 25-30 pounds, but she said I am gaining weight and did not see a problem with it. She herself said she is not able to gain the recommended weight gain for twins pregnancies. I have taken a more lax attitude about gaining weight as well. I eat when I'm hungry. I'm not weighing myself daily and getting frustrated by the lack of weight gain; I've taken to weighing myself only once a week. I figure my body will tell me when I need to eat. I'm going to trust my body is telling me what it needs. It's too frustrating to constantly be eating and stuffing myself full of calories. I don't need any additional stress in my life.

I'm done with the appointments every 4 weeks. I'm now moving up to every 2-3 week appointments. Our next appointment will cover delivery (we spoke briefly about my expectations) and I'll have another ultrasound. Having a singleton after twins would be difficult; I'm spoiled by all these ultrasounds!

Now on to the house news!! You all must have sent me the right vibes after my last post because we've gotten a whirlwind of good news this week. Our house has been listed for a little over 2 months. We had showings initially, but they quickly dwindled to one or less a week. We dropped the price $5k two weeks ago and had 3-6 showings a week suddenly! We never though $5k would cause such drastic changes...

We had three showings on Monday (one repeat customer and two new customers). By Monday night we had 2 offers come in!! Once both of the parties knew there were other offers on the table, they both sent in new offers not once, but twice! We got 6 offers from the 2 interested parties within 24 hours. I now have a new love- bidding wars!! Needless to say, we ended up getting great offers on the house and we are now under contract! I love things that come in two's...I think 2 should be my new lucky number!

I was stressed about the thought of carrying 2 mortgages after having 2 babies and being on maternity leave, but I am completely relieved with how things worked out. I know it's not a final deal until the paperwork is signed, but I'm hopeful we'll make it there! We have an inspection next week and an appraisal to get through. The couple who's offer won wants to close in early July so we bumped up our closing on our new house to the end of June. We'll have a week to paint, clean and set up nurseries before we entirely move in. We'll definitely be hiring movers to pack and move us...this pregnant lady won't be lifting a cankle or sausage finger in the steamy July weather.

I also emailed HGTV to inquire about being on an episode of House Hunters. HGTV is based out of Knoxville so I figured I'd give it a shot! I know they tape the shows only after you have purchased a house (yup, the show is not what it seems) so we fit that criteria. We have a good story...twins and moving. I highly doubt we will hear from them, but you never know. Stranger things have happened...

We're incredibly blessed and lucky. Everything seems to be working out for us lately. I can't help but wonder if this is partly because we started going to church again? It certainly can't hurt. Neither one of us are uber religious, but we started going in January and everything has fallen into place since then....makes me wonder. I'm keeping the prayers of gratitude flowing because I am thankful for all these blessings.

Let's hope and pray the positive news continues!!

14 comments:

Our Journey Through This Lovely Life said...

Yay! Awesome news all around!! And I hope HGTV picks you!! That would be so cool!!

Jill said...

Congratulations on the house (and the other house)! That's pretty cool that your OB is expecting twins as well. You guys will have lots to talk about in the coming months.

Amber said...

Thanks!!! I don't know what I'll do if I hear from HGTV!! It would be crazy but fun. I'll let you know if I hear from them:$

Amber said...

That was supposed to be a smiley face...darn phone :)

Amber said...

Thanks for the congrats! Twins sure does change your life a lot don't they?! I can't wait to hear your next update!!

Mrs. F said...

Wow! Everything seems to be going so well! Maybe you can pass on some of your house luck to us. We have had our condo listed for a while and are hoping to sell before my October due date...way before if we had it our way. Glad the babies are doing well too!

Charlotte said...

House Hunters! My friend applied and got close to being on, but ultimately the "you must already have bought a house" thing got in the way. Good luck with your application - and everything else, of course!

Jules said...

So glad to hear everything is going so well! Great news about the house, the scans, just everything sounds great! You sound so positive! I can especially relate to the "I am great at BEING pregnant, just not GETTING pregnant" thing. My OB said the exact thing to me! :)

stick said...

So excited and happy for you both! Attending church has seemed to change your life. I believe since going to church in January all my prayers have been answered. Good luck with HGTV they should pick you. You are a shining star! So happy you enjoyed our visit and the shower. I had a fantastic time as did Gma and Dad.

Amber said...

Trying to sell your house can be incredibly frustrating!! I hope you get an offer or two soon! I'll try to pass on some of my luck to you:) I know it is a pressing need to get sold and in a new place before the birth! Good luck and thanks for your kind comments:)

Amber said...

Thanks! I know we're not likely to hear from them, but it would be incredible of we do! I'll let you know;)

Amber said...

Thanks for your lovely words!! Yay for being good at being pregnant...that's half the battle right?! I hope things continue to go well for you too!!! Love the new bump photo!!

Amber said...

Thanks stick! Church certainly has made a difference...I'm sticking with it! I'll keep you updated with HGTV! I hope they call;) you're so sweet!!! We loved our time with you all!!! Love you!

Nichole said...

wow, that is a huge jump in activity!! congrats!