July 30, 2012

Drum roll please.....

While we were in Texas, we got some amazing hook ups and were able to get an ultra-sound done by a friend of a friend. It was great to see the babies again, re-assurance that I'm getting fatter for a reason, but it was a bonus that my mom and sister where able to come along with Brett and I and experience the craziness that is seeing twins on an ultra-sound. Annnnnnd....we got to find out the sex of the babies!!

Looks like the girls are gonna out number the boys in the Wilson household in one fell swoop. Identical baby girls, moving around like crazy. Kicking and flipping and stretching out like they owned the place! It was really fun to watch, but also a tad overwhelming. I just hope they are enjoying all the room they have now because things are gonna get a smidge cramped in just a few weeks time.

So, per usual, finding out the gender of the babies has made things even more real for us. Probably also how pregnant I'm looking these days also helps, but whatever the case, I am definitely starting to allow myself to appreciate the full repercussions of having multiple babies at once. For one thing, every person I've talked to who has had twins or knows someone with twins has told me hands down that I will need help. And LOTS of it.  This seems all the more important to me,  knowing how little Brett will be around. Even if he isn't deployed, he'll still be in Command, and that's pretty much a 20 hour a day job. So, it looks like my major prayer request right now is for help. I don't even know what form of help I'm praying for...if that just means a steady stream of friends and family in our home for months and months ( that's not even counting if I get put on bed-rest before they are due!!), or if we're talking someone who is willing to move in for four months or so and become an indentured servant ( aka room/board and maybe minimum wage! haha!) . ( I say that only because we're not made of money and a live in Nanny is not something I have put in the budget for 2013.)....so yeah, my prayer basically consists of me saying, 'God, you know what's going on...you know what's about to happen, you know what we need....please, please, pleeeeeease provide us the help that we will need! amen'

If you'd like to join in and pray that prayer with me that would be fantastic. And hey, if you know someone who'd like to join the Wilson family during a particularly exciting time of our lives, let me know! I'm taking applications. ;-)

July 13, 2012


We're going on holiday over the next few weeks and I'm excited. Though the excitement has been outweighed considerably by all the things I need to do before we leave and just how little I want to do any of them...Baby 1 and Baby 2 seem to have not decided to let up on the exhaustion and nausea that is usually just a first trimester thing....I'm hoping against hope that they decide to at LEAST give me a break while we're traveling. Right babies? I mean I did buy you some giant, comfy maternity shorts to chill in...and I also bought you a huge ( and by huge I mean...huge) swim suit that does not pinch or pooch in any uncomfortable places and also makes me look like a shiny black killer whale. I did all these things for you, sweet babies...so be good and give mommy a break! Let her do some laundry, clean out the fridge, pack suitcases and make up guest beds ( we're having a very special visitor while we're away!! And I have to make the house homey for her!!*). And Babies, if you're really good I promise to feed you Dill pickle flavored Pringles ( I am a cliche) and those awesome animal cracker cookies that are covered in pink and white icing and sprinkles.. Yup. Don't say I never did anything for you....

I've decided to take a break from social media while we're out of town. Its always a nice time to take a breather...and I've been feeling rather convicted lately at how often I check facebook and twitter on my phone in a given day. I've decided to keep instagram going though since with beach house time plus some family reunion times...I'm thinking pictures will still be very necessary! Feel free to follow me at abigailsday on instagram.

* My good friend Adelaide is coming back from her deployment in the next week or so and she'll be using our house as her first "home base"! I am SOO excited about her coming home safe and sound and I can't wait to see her when we get home!! It's really kind of nice to finally have someone returning instead of leaving this summer...I've lost three friends in the last 2 months and I'm a bit bummed about it!

July 03, 2012

What are the odds?

Lately Math has been a real comfort to me. And that is the first and ( probably) last time I will ever use that sentence...but here's why:

I've never been good at math. So I will leave the real calculations to someone else, instead, I will "round" as I so want to do in my life and I will share with you the craziness of our life.

First, let me just go ahead by reviewing "old" news and remind you that I'm having twins. After some scientific googling I learned that my odds of having twins naturally ( i.e. we're young don't have twins in our families, are not on fertility drugs etc) are a 3% chance.

Woo. 3 percent.

Well, we rocked that percentage.

Now, on to even more technical things that I didn't even begin to want to know about until I found that I was having those odds defying twins.
Having fraternal twins is about a 1.7% chance, however thats mostly taking into account people that take fertility drugs ( which we were NOT) and women who are a little older ( which I am not). But, lets ignore all that and head into the other possiblity: identical twins. There is a .4% that one will have identical twins.

*side bar* This percentages make NO sense to me...especially since none of them add up to 100 in my book, but whatevs....I'm going with the all knowing internet because I need these statistics to make my point which is coming, I promise.  *end sidebar*

Woo. POINT FOUR percent.

Well, we rocked it.

Now, on to even tinier numbers....of that .4 percent, 1% of those identical twins share both a sack of amniotic fluid AND a placenta. Its pretty much as high risk as you can get but most people don't have it happen....

Woo. Well, I guess I don't even have to tell you that we rocked this percentage too...

According to the head of the OB department, my two babies are already learning to share at the very early age of 12 weeks.

Ok, so this is where I leave you to do your own math because, as I mentioned before...I don't do maths...but basically what is 1% of .4% of 3%??

Is that even a number?!?

Can I just go ahead and say our two babies are some kind of CRAZINESS from the Lord?!?! Ok good. I'm glad we all agree. And now, since I found out today that I will have to wait ANOTHER MONTH to have this information confirmed by the specialists in Columbus ( The Army will no longer take care of me because I'm so high risk...awww...sweet) I am left with a lot of what ifs. The internet is not at all kind when it comes to the statistics on babies who are sharing both a sack of amniotic fluid and a placenta but I am comforted by the data I listed above. If the Lord can defy all THOSE odds in give us these babies.....well, then He can also take care of them, keep them safe and bring them into this world in His own perfect timing.  Do not ask me the complications of what all that sharing will bring for my babies. Look it up yourself...but lets just say its not what an expectant mommy wants to here. However, like I said...we're all in Good Hands.