12 weeks!

We have made it to 12 weeks! One more week and I’ll be out of this dreaded first trimester and I couldn’t be happier. At this point the fact that we are bringing home twins in 5-6 months is finally setting in. My belly is definitely protruding, although it’s still bloat and not really me “showing” I’ve googled bloat or baby bump? more times than I’d like to admit at this point. Only time will tell! 

Everyone at work now knows I’m pregnant which is awkward but also nice. I get offered food every day which I love but I also get a lot of advice and jokes thrown my way since I work with a lot of guys- but for the most part, it was an easy transition to let everyone know that no, I’m not just getting fat. 

Yesterday I had another ultrasound, at a new sutter group. After thinking about my last appointment and reading the reviews to this new place, I decided to make an appointment and check it out. I figured I would make a decision after the appointment.

I was pleasantly surprised with how quickly that decision came. This new place is walking distance to the hospital I’ll be delivering at, has complimentary valet for expecting mothers and is just all around nicer. The equipment is better, as I was able to hear the babies heartbeats, something we weren’t able to hear at our last appointment. And the nurse practitioner I met with was so nice. I left there feeling good about having twins! 


Here’s a new look at the Allen twins! Both measuring ahead of schedule (probably due to my appetite being back in full force) and both very active. I was able to see the babies move around and instead of looking like gummy bears I could actually see arms and legs. Baby B was so active it was hard to even get a good read on their heartbeat- crazy. 

We’re hoping to find out the genders in a few weeks by a 3D ultrasound that I’ll have at 15 weeks. We will be doing a gender reveal with our families so we will be surprised as well! I’m so excited because not knowing if they are boys/girls/both is so tough! Does anyone have any guesses? I have no clue! 

πŸ’–πŸ’™

14 thoughts on “12 weeks!

  1. Hey Des and Matt!!πŸ˜‡ Uncle Steve and I are SO HAPPY for you!! I’m guessing one of each, a boy and a girl!! We love you and can’t wait to see you!!!

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  2. That’s so so so wonderful!! I’m so happy for you both! Your success continues to give me hope and succor with my own struggle. Best of wishes that the pregnancy keeps going so well!

    On Wed, Aug 24, 2016 at 6:37 PM, Wheres our Stork? wrote:

    > wheresourstork posted: “We have made it to 12 weeks! One more week and > I’ll be out of this dreaded first trimester and I couldn’t be happier. At > this point the fact that we are bringing home twins in 5-6 months is > finally setting in. My belly is definitely protruding, although i” >

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  3. I am so happy to hear you’re feeling so well!! My gut reaction tells me one of each, then I second guessed myself thinking 2 girls lol. But I’ll stick with my first guess πŸ’—πŸ’™ Love you guys!

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