Hello, HDYDI Readers! I’m Dory, one of the newest authors to HDYDI. I am currently 30 weeks pregnant with fraternal twins. I am so thrilled to join this amazing group of MOM authors and hopefully provide some interesting, helpful, and amusing posts. Let me tell you a bit about myself.
I am a first-time mom and MoM, just trying to navigate this new and exciting world of multiples. I’ve wanted to be a mother for a very, very long time, but I have to say that I was still quite a bit shocked and taken aback when I found out I was going to have twins. I quickly got over the fear of having two little ones at once, and I am absolutely thrilled for the adventures that we are going to be able to have with our little family.
I live in Richmond, Virginia, with my husband Tim, dog Lucy, and cat Toby. Tim is my high school sweetheart, and we got married on our 6th dating anniversary in 2009. As you can see from the picture below, we are Virginia Tech Hokies through and through. Although we got married in UVA country (in a building that was actually designed by Thomas Jefferson), we had the Hokie Bird at our wedding! That was quite the happy surprise for Tim and his family!
Toby the Cat was my first baby. I got him in 2006, right before my senior year of college. He’s an adorable cat with a killer personality, but sometimes he can be really grouchy. So far, he has loved the nursery (especially Baby Girl’s bed). I just hope he loves the babies as much as he loves their room.
Lucy the Dog is a Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever (there may be a quiz at the end to see if you remember this name). I am totally biased, but they are the best breed in the world. They are the smallest of the retriever breeds, but they have the longest name in the AKC. Many times, we get asked if she is part spaniel, Irish setter, border collie, or golden retriever. Nope! She is a pure bred! She has quite the personality, but I know she is going to be amazing with the babies, simply because she is so kind and gentle around other children, whether they are trying to ride her, tug on her ears or tail, or give her a kiss. She also loves pillows, and she has adopted my pregnancy pillows as her own as well.
Our fraternal boy/girl twins are due in November/December 2013. Our technical 40-week due date is December 15, but I do not expect to go that long.
I used to be an elementary school teacher, and I have taught kindergarten, 2nd, and 4th grades. Now, I am going to be a stay at home mom for my little peanuts, where I can also focus on my blog Doyle Dispatch and my custom craft business Personally Yours by Dory.
I started blogging in 2009 to document my DIY wedding-on-a-budget, and I have continued blogging past the wedding to document my family life, budgeting and stay-out-of debt adventures, home decorating, and DIY projects and tutorials. In the past months, I have really enjoyed documenting and writing about my twin pregnancy, helping other soon-to-be twin moms though the totally new experience of a multiple pregnancy.
If you like this content, please don’t hesitate to leave a comment or suggestion for further topics! Although I am close to the end of my pregnancy, I have a lot of pregnancy-related topics I would love to cover. I love getting input from my readers! Also, if you enjoy this, stop by my blog Doyle Dispatch to see some more posts, whether MOM-related, tutorials, recipes, and family fun!