Friday, August 27, 2010

The "JOYS" of Pregnancy

So, I have been thinking that being while I am joyful about growing our children, I am not so joyful about the effect it takes on my body.  I am absolutely amazed at how many pregnant women have a wonderful glow about them and seem to move around with ease.  I, on the other hand, have had quite a rough time and am starting to think that I don't enjoy the whole "being pregnant" experience.

My pregnancy started off with hypermesis gravidarum (a fancy word for throwing up everything).  Once that calmed down a bit, I began to experience dizzy and fainting spells.  So the doctor ordered me to as much rest as possible.  This made it very difficult for me to be able to fly back to California for a very gracious baby shower that my family was planning for me.  But the health of the babies and myself forced me to stay in good ole Texas!  Now my "joy" is trying to ward off preeclampsia, which is a condition in which I have an elevated blood pressure, experience swelling and a few other unmentionable symptoms.  I go in for lab testing in a few days to make sure that everything is under control.

Needless to say, pregnancy has not been rainbows and butterflies for me, but we are so excited about our growing family!  Here are a few pics to show how well our babies are growing!

10 Weeks

16 weeks

20 weeks

21 weeks

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Two buns in the oven

We had been praying for God to bless us with a baby for quite some time and we were so excited to read a positive pregnancy test and get confirmation that we were in-fact expecting.  We had talked about how many children we both ideally would like to have and thought we had a good game plan, but as it has gone with our marriage, just when we make plans, God always has a different plan.  We went in for our first ultrasound at 12 weeks and were so excited to see our baby's heartbeat.  The technician squirted the jelly on my belly and began to move her wand around to find little baby Cauble.  And all of a sudden, I saw TWO little images!  It was confirmed that we were definitely having twins!!!  Kris laughed and I almost hyperventilated from shock.  Once the shock wore off we were elated that God had blessed us so abundantly and we quickly began racking our brains around the responsibility of two infants at one time.

So there they were, Baby A and Baby B!  This was new terminology that we would soon become accustomed to.  We began to wonder if they were boys, girls or one of each!  And by the time our next ultrasound came due at 16 weeks, we found out the genders......

Baby B is a BOY!!!

Baby A is a GIRL!!!!

So now we needed to name our little blessings!  Kris wanted our children to share his same initials of KDC, so our babies will be named Knox Dereck Cauble and Kaitlyn Donna Cauble!  We can't wait to hold them, kiss them, and love them!