Thursday, December 26, 2013

31 Weeks

Well had this post written since we were 31 weeks (Monday) but haven't felt great so didn't get around to a picture until pictures are 31 weeks and 3 days...but the rest of the post is what I wrote Monday (hence why it all seems before Christmas!!) So here are your 31 week and 3 day pics:

Kisses for his new siblings

There may have been peanut butter involved to make him kiss his siblings ;)

And now the post I wrote on Monday when we were 31 weeks and 0 days:
Merry Christmas!!!! Its our last "quiet" year we will be chasing babies around!!! It will be crazy the changes a year will bring.

Weeks along: 31 weeks

Trimester: THIRD!

Frequency of OB appointments: Weekly. And now each one includes ultrasound and stress test for the baby plus a check up

How I'm feeling: Still really dizzy and tired. Little short of breath. Back pain (but def improved thanks to the maternity belt, seriously want to hug the inventor of this magical device!). Finding I get worn out easier and easier with things that used to not phase me (cleaning, laundry, cooking, even shopping!)

Total Weight Gain:  26 pounds

Babies are the size of: a head of lettuce

Movement: Still moving a lot, if you stare at my stomach you can see it moving in all different directions thanks to the twins. Not creepy at all ;)

Cravings: None (How have I made it all pregnancy with like 0 cravings and 0 middle of the night fast food runs!)

Sleep: Still sleeping without the need for extra pillows 

Wedding ring: On

Stretch marks: Nada!! 

Belly button: Innie! *But its a tight innie!! 

Bedrest/Restrictions: Only allowed to work 4 days a week and have to take it easy on weekends. Ed has restricted me from Mavericks walks now that there is snow/ice on the ground, sad :( I love going on Mav's walks!

What I miss: This week the ability to travel as we were not able to go home for the holidays. Luckily we have amazing family and they have come to us over the past 2 weekends. 

Best part of the week:  At our doctors appointment this week Eviction Day was set!! If they do not come before, we have our C-section scheduled for 9:30 AM February 10!! Which is exactly SEVEN weeks from today. Its getting so close! I'm hoping they cook till at least 34 weeks (Doctor said if we make it that long they won't try to stop labor). I just have this feeling though (and daddy does too) that the twins will hold out on us until the 10th! 

New Baby Gear:  Tons of new clothes for the babies. They each got an Adidas track suit! Purple for her and Black for him, so stinkin cute. Also got some new books including the classic How the Grinch stole Christmas! I bought our bath tub mat. 

What I'm looking forward to this week: Christmas! This will be the first Christmas where its just me and the hubby! (And our only chance at this for a long time!!). Will be nice to have a quiet Christmas but we will miss our family! Also excited we are going to get our baby books this week and hang the artwork in the nursery (which will make the nursery 100% done!!!). 

Whats left to do before twins come: Pick names, Get baby books, Hang nursery artwork, pack hospital bags, get a plan together for Mav in case babies come before the 10th. Start the search for the Nanny. Pamper myself ;) Enjoy the last few nights of sleeping through the night! Spoil Maverick rotten!! 

Can't believe it is getting so close! 7 weeks.....49 days......or maybe even less if they want to surprise mom and dad! We are ready! Its been 3 long years getting to this point! Super excited :)

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

30 Weeks

We made it to the 30s!!! At this point every week we tick off is just one less week in the NICU. I feel like if we hit 35 weeks the babies are home free! So just keep growing babies...just keep growing! :)

Lol Love Mav's squinty eyes

Weeks along: 30

Trimester: THIRD!

Frequency of OB appointments: Every 2 weeks

How I'm feeling: Starting to have Braxton Hicks contractions so ya know that's a blast :) Lots of back pain and very tired. Little short of breath with too much activity. Also finding I can't be on my feet to long without something hurting. Goodness it will be a long 8 weeks as I get larger!

Total Weight Gain:  Didn't get a weight this week yet, will do at doctors appointment

Movement: Still moving a lot, their movements are getting stronger when they occur

Cravings: Nothing in particular

Sleep: Sleeping pretty good, only waking once or twice to use the bathroom and usually fall right back asleep. Needing a good 10+ hours a night though

Wedding ring: On

Stretch marks: Nada!!

Belly button: Innie! *But its a tight innie!! 

Bedrest/Restrictions: Only allowed to work 4 days a week and have to take it easy on weekends. 

What I miss: Going 24 hours without something hurting!

Best part of the week: Passed the glucose tolerance test, so relieved not to have gestational diabetes. Also got to celebrate Christmas with family, we got some GREAT new things and the twins made out really good too!

New Baby Gear:   All of this weeks gear was Christmas presents from Ed's side of the family. I got a tea set for me and little miss. Ed got legos for him and our little mister! Can't wait to play with these with the munchkins. Also got some cute clothes and new books! We got some great interactive toys too. These babies are soooo Spoiled I mean loved :) 

What I'm looking forward to this week: Christmas #2 with my parents. Our OB appointment to check on the babies progress. My maternity belt arriving....I am officially sacrificing style for comfort...anything to hopefully make the back pain less! 

Things we still need to do for babies: Get baby books, hang the last pieces of artwork in the nursery, pack our hospital bag. Oh and choose baby names, no big deal :) On the bright side if the babies came tomorrow we'd survive, we have all the necessities and then some! All the changing stations are loaded on each floor, all bedding clothes and blankets are washed, carseats are ready to be loaded, cribs are up and ready. 

Can't believe we've made it this far. Getting so excited to meet our twinkies!! :)

Monday, December 9, 2013

29 weeks

Another week down....another week less in a NICU if the twins were to come tomorrow :) The further we get in, the more I feel like they will make it to 38 weeks and need to be induced/scheduled c-section. If that be the case....eviction date is set for Feb 10 2014! Which is 2 months and 1 day from today!!! Luckily the holidays are here to keep us distracted while we "patiently" wait :) 

someone was to tired to even sit up for pictures today. He says its hard being a model in maternity pics haha

Weeks along: 29 weeks (but my belly is measuring the size of someone pregnant with one baby at 32/33 weeks....eek!)

Trimester: THIRD!

Frequency of OB appointments: Every 2 weeks

How I'm feeling: Going on week 2 of a cold sooooo thats fun. Also getting a lot of lower back pain and still really tired. Working one day less a week has helped the fatigue a little though

Total Weight Gain:  25 pounds, holy smokes! Luckily it is def all least at this point

Babies are the size of: a small cabbage. At their ultrasound on 12/6/13, he weighs roughly 3# and she is roughly 2#12 oz....weights could be as much as 8 oz too much but even with that, those are some solid sized babies for twins!!! My poor achey back :)

Movement: Still moving a lot, their movements are getting stronger when they occur

Cravings: Fruit....pineapples, peaches, banana, oranges. Love it all this week

Sleep: Still sleeping without the need for extra pillows (thankful we have such an amazingly comfortable bed)

Wedding ring: On

Stretch marks: Nada!! Even the doctor was impressed this week that I still have none

Belly button: Innie! *But its a tight innie!! 

Bedrest/Restrictions: Only allowed to work 4 days a week and have to take it easy on weekends. 

What I miss: Wearing heels....I put on cute heel boots for maternity pics, wore them for maybe 35 minutes feet are killing me today from it....but anything for cute pics right? ;)

Best part of the week:  Taking maternity pictures!! We had a great photographer and I can not wait to see the photos when they are ready. She even let Mav come to her studio, and I have to say, I was so impressed at how well he listened to us and his Aunt Lesley to cooperate for the pics. I think the ones with him are going to be fantastic! It was maybe 10 degrees out and snowing that day so we did not take everything outside like I wanted, but we did venture out for about 5 minutes for a few outdoor pics.....hope they're cute after freezing our butts off!

New Baby Gear:  Highchairs came. Absolutely love our highchairs, the trays go in the dishwasher, they dont take up much space, and will be easy to travel with if needed. Genius! Also ordered the last pieces of artwork for the nursery walls. 

What I'm looking forward to this week: Getting our maternity pictures, starting the search for baby names (yes we've waited this long!), getting our baby books, and having Christmas #1! Since we can't go home for Christmas, the next two weekends we have family in town to celebrate with us. So excited to share it with them. Also will be fun to have family here over the holidays to see all our decorations. So excited, I love the holidays! :)

Until next week :) 

Monday, December 2, 2013

28 Weeks

WE DID IT! Made it to the third trimester!!!!! One of my biggest hopes for the twins was that I could make it this far without bedrest and we did it! I'm still hoping to cook them another 10 weeks so they can go straight home from the hospital without needing the NICU but we will see what happens :)

High fives to the 3rd trimester

Weeks along: 28 weeks

Trimester: THIRD!!!!

Frequency of OB appointments: Every 2 weeks

How I'm feeling: More and less of the same. Starting to get some pelvic pressure from all the weight bearing down (luckily MD says babies aren't trying to escape yet!) so needing to take it easier

Total Weight Gain:  Didn't get a weight this week

Babies are the size of: roughly 2.5 pounds each! We will get a more exact weight at our ultrasound later this week

Movement: So much! You can actually see my stomach moving sometimes, creepy but cool. This week I also was able to put Mavericks paw on my stomach and his sister kicked him! He was not so sure about that haha. 
Please excuse my appearance....I was not feeling well....however this is Mav feeling the babies! Wish we had it on video

Cravings: Pie! But maybe that is the Holidays talking

Sleep: Totally normal. Needing at least 10 hours a day

Wedding ring: On

Stretch marks: Nada!!

Belly button: Innie! *But its a tight innie!! Kinda wondering when the outtie will come

Bedrest/Restrictions: Only allowed to work 4 days a week and have to take it easy on weekends

What I miss: Being able to get up easily. Having a harder time bending over and getting up off the couch. Luckily Ed is awesome at helping me up...I think he likes the arm workout from lifting me up :)

Best part of the week:  Celebrating Thanksgiving. I was a little under the weather all weekend but still had a nice holiday. Crazy to think next year there will be babies crawling around!!

New Baby Gear:  Finished getting enough bottles for the babies, got a few new outfits (thanks black friday sale at Carters!! Can you say $5 doorbusters!!), some new books, a few new toys, mirrors for the back seats so we can see our peanuts while driving, baby plates and spoons. 

What I'm looking forward to this week: Our two OB appointments. We see the regular doctor Thursday and I have my glucose tolerance test to HOPEFULLY say I don't have gestational diabetes......really don't want to have to go through any more shots after the IVF....but of course I"ll do what I have to do for the munchkins! Also we will have our high risk doctor appointment which means we get to see the babies on ultrasound for at least a good hour.  Its been 5 weeks since our last ultrasound so we are SO SO excited to see them again. So fun watching them move. I'm sure as always we'll see baby boy be uncooperative for at least part of his pictures (little stinker). Fingers crossed that this appointment goes well and all their little organs are still developing well and they are both growing and gaining nicely. 
I'm also really excited we have our maternity pictures coming up on the 8th! We will be taking some indoors in her studio and then IF there is snow outside we'll take some in the snow too! (No snow = no outdoor pics b/c I"m not freezing for just brown grass!) I'm so hopeful for snow this week, so far there are 4 days predicted to have a little.....hoping it happens!

Think its time to get back to Christmas movies!! Love this time of the year!!! :)