Friday, January 21, 2011

3D Babies!

Here is a picture of me at 25 weeks 2 days.  I've grown a lot since then.  I've gone online and checked out pictures of other moms having twins at 25 weeks, and surprisingly I could be a lot bigger!
  Last week (at 26 weeks) we had an ultrasound and they were able to get some 3D pictures of the little guys.  Their little faces melt my cold black heart already.

 Baby B was a little less shy posing for pictures.  I think it looks like he has chubby cheeks already!

I absolutely love being pregnant.  Sure, there are some things I am really looking forward to after the babies are born (like eating cookie dough and putting on my right sock. For some reason, I have trouble with the right one), but for now I'm so grateful for the opportunity I have to grow two little babies.  Especially now that they're moving around so much!  Last night I was laying in our Love Sac and looked down at my belly and something moved across it.  I don't know if it was a knee or an elbow or if he was just flipping over, but my entire belly looked like it had a mind of it's own and it was crazy!!!

On the coordination scale from 1-10 I'm normally a 4 (MAYBE a 5 on a really good day).  Pregnancy makes me go into the negatives, if that's possible.  Especially if I'm trying to climb out of the Love Sac or roll out of bed.  I feel like a weeble wobble all the time, except for the fact that when I'm down I normally stay that way. 

Seeing these pictures of the little guys makes me so excited for them to get here!  But I would definitely have them stay inside me for a couple more months so they can finish growing and chunk up a little more :)

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Little Update

Aside from Christmas and New Years, I feel like we haven't been up to much.  After we got back from Utah for Thanksgiving I had a doctors appointment and discovered my cervix was beginning to funnel (open) at the top.  Considering I was barely 20 weeks pregnant, it was not a very good thing.  So he put me on some meds and told me to keep off my feet as much as possible (a very nice way of saying modified bedrest, without using those words).  Since I would much rather spend time laying around at home than laying around at the hospital, I did a very good job of not doing much.  And it paid off!  My last visit I was able to stop the medication and he told me to keep taking it easy, but I didn't have to be quite so extreme. 

My last visit I had to do the gestational diabetes test.  I was a tiny bit worried since the chance of developing GD with twins is a lot higher, but luckily the test results said I didn't have it.  Next appointment, thanks to my Rh negative mother sharing her negative blood type with me, I have to get my Rhogam shot.  I'm pretty much a pro at getting shots by now, so it's not a big deal.  But I still told my mom she owes me a Blizzard since it's her fault. :)

We've gotten most of the big baby items now, and it's so crazy to think there will be two little boys here to use them soon!  I definitely procrastinated a little on getting stuff because I've been pretty superstitious about the whole pregnancy.  But I figured that I'm 25 weeks now and it's probably time to get some stuff for these little tikes.  I've also been pretty emotional lately about being pregnant with these boys.  I walked into the nursery the other day and saw all the stuff we had and started crying.  I just honestly never thought I would get to this point.  And now we're about to have not just one but two little miracles come into our lives.  I will never be able to describe in words how much these babies mean to me.  And even though we had to go through so much to get them here, it is completely worth it.  Trials suck.  I'll never say I'm grateful for them.  But I'm grateful for when they're over and that I've learned so much from them. 

I've always known how lucky I am to have Brent.  But he never fails to amaze me even more than he already has.  When I was put on bedrest, he completely took over the house.  He works 10-12 hours a day and comes home and takes care of the house.  On the weekends he does an amazing job making sure the house is clean and everything is in order.  It's been hard for me not to be able to do things around the house (especially since I was a crazy cleaning lady before), but I'm so grateful for him stepping up and taking over everything.  Not just that, but he does it with a smile on his cute face. 

I'm getting pretty huge and I'm perfectly ok with that.  But chances are I probably won't be putting many pictures up on here :)  but to paint a mental picture of what's going on: Brent told me when I had my robe on the other day it's funny because the tie on my robe is getting shorter and shorter.  Pretty soon I wonder if there's going to be anything left to tie!