I've been gone for far too long. I know. The babies and I are doing well...I wish I could say the same for my sweet hubby.
On Wednesday he went in for a 6-hour surgery: a thyroidectomy and neck dissection. It went smoothly and as far as we can tell, there's no permanent voice or nerve damage. The doctor was able to preserve all 4 of his parathyroids. Thank God. We spent 2 nights in the hospital (the babies were NOT a fan) and we we're home midday Friday. He's pretty miserable...you'd be amazed by all that the thyroid controls/balances. He still has one drain in and hopes to get it out tomorrow. He's now considered "hypo" until radiation in the next few weeks. After radiation, he'll see an endocrinologist to help him find the right replacement meds. We expect quite the physical and emotional roller-coaster for the foreseeable future. Be thinking of us...especially him, poor kiddo.
I'm happy to report that I'm 16w5d and doing fabulously (updated pics coming SOON). Headaches aside, the second trimester is a breeze so far. Oh, and we know what we're having...at least we think we know. A friend of a friend is a sonographer and took a peek for us at 15w1d. The little ones were cooperating and she could tell almost right away! Unfortunately, I won't be posting it now in fear that someone I know has found my blog. If you follow regularly (and are curious), shoot me an email and I'll let you know. Our "official" gender scan is August 10th and we'll be telling our family on August 15th or 16th. How exciting!!