Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Decisions and Updates

Why hello, everyone!  I hope everyone had a great weekend.  I spent this weekend in Richmond with my hubby and best friends attending our 4th year at Colonial Downs Strawberry Hill Races.  It's one of my favorite events of the year.  It typically takes place April, but this year it was moved to May, probably because of the pouring rain that April has brought us the past several years of the event.  This year, the rain was replaced by blistering heat.  I love this event because we get all dressed up, and spend the day outdoors, having fun, drinking wine.  Of course, this year, there was no wine for me, so I was the sober one, but I still had a great time. 

I am happy to say that we have FINALLY made a decision on the stroller/car seat front.  We plan to get the following:

Infant Car Seat: Chicco KeyFit 30 (pattern TBD, as hubs and I can't seem to agree, but I can't lie, I like the one shown below, its fun!)

Stroller: Combi Twin Sport in Cranberry Noche (hopefully... this is only sold at BRU and they are sold out right now)

We also plan to use a Snap N Go when the twins are first born, because every single twin parent I have talked to said this is the best way to go, and I am listening!  I still have some parents telling me to ditch the side-by-side stroller and go with a tandem, but I have heard really good things about the Combi and its ability to fit through doors, so I am pretty confident in my decision.  Plus, like I have said from the beginning, I want a stroller where both kids can see, and you lose that with a tandem stroller.  Now we are moving on to picking out nursery furniture.... so of course, I am open for all suggestions for places to look.

Today was my monthly OB appointment.  I am 13w2d.  I got to hear both of the heartbeats (which were in the 160s... could we be having girls???), which totally made up for the fact that I had to wait 45 minutes to be seen.  My next ultrasound is on June 1st.  I'll be 15w2d, but I'm really hoping they will be able to determine the sexes.  If not, then I'll be going back around Week 18-20.  Fingers crossed, as I am ready to know NOW!

And lastly, an updated belly pic from this morning... I can't really tell if there is much of a difference from last week... Any thoughts??


  1. Well, I have to say that it's hard to tell if you are larger this week since I had to scroll back and forth in my browser. :) I would say that your baby bump is slightly larger, but you look great!

    You are right about knowing the sexes of the twins. It will make things so much easier for making buying decisions. I will keep my fingers crossed that they can tell your next ultrasound.

    Sounds like you may have finally decided on the stroller situation. I can't imagine trying to figure this out with two babies. I had to do it with one, which I thought was hard enough at the time.. but two! You definitely get my admiration.

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  3. Hey there,

    I have to admit I'm a bit of a lurker on your blog. I initially saw you on the WTE and took interest in your story beacause you just had an IUI and I was about to be under going my first one. Anyway, I love your story and that you're having twins!! You look great & I can't wait to hear what the future holds for you. I'm in the dreaded 2ww right now and I'm so hoping that this cycle worked.

  4. I typed a lovely comment earlier and BAM lost my internet AGAIN! UGHHH!

    Anyway- you look GREAT! I don't know if it looks any bigger but you look awesome!

    It could be girls! Girls are SO awesome and sweet! Well boys probably are too but I don't have boys!

    Next- I went in at 15 wks hoping to know the sexes and they told me that they "thought" they knew what they were but they weren't 100% sure so not to buy anything- just to give you a heads up so you don't get too disapointed if the babies don't cooperate or they aren't sure.

    Next- you will LOVE the Snap N Go as well as the Combi! I love them both for different reasons! I am sorry to see the SNG be over since it is so easy to lift them out of the car and into the stroller. But it is coming to an end *tear*. The Combi I love because it pushes better and it fits through the doors. But I will miss the ease of the SNG but I guess they grow up *tear*!

    As for furniture- I don't have any suggestions but to NOT buy a changing table! I bought a changing pad and I have NOT once, not ONE time, change one of the girls on the changing pad! I can tell you ALOT of stuff people say you need that maybe you do with one but not two! oh and don't waste money on a diapergenie or something similiar! There are SO many diapers with twins you'll take the trash out everyday anyway! Don't waste the $$!

  5. hi! just found you on the WTE site. i'm also pregnant with twins and due on 11/22. i totally dig reading about others going through exactly what i am! i read your first post and was glad you have the stroller thing all figured out. look forward to reading more. congrats.

  6. Such a cute little bump! So happy for you hon. Also, love the look of the new blog. Very bright and pretty!