Sunday, February 20, 2011

Fur Balls!

My awesome friend, Alycia, is an amazing photographer and I told her that it drives me crazy when I try to take pictures and the flash makes my pets blink or makes their eyes look demonic.  So she got out her camera bag and dug around for a second and whipped out this light diffusing thing that clips on the top of your camera and makes the flash not as bright.  I was playing around with it tonight and I LOVE it!

Macie absolutely HATES getting her picture taken.  But for some reason when I had the light diffuser in my hand she wanted to sniff it.  So I let her.  Then I put it on top of the camera and she was soooo intrigued!  She actually let me take a bunch of pictures of her and they're some of the best we've gotten of her in a long time!  She also got her teeth cleaned Friday and a bath yesterday so she looked extra pretty.

 I love this one!

 Chip was napping when we started the Macie Photoshoot
 But woke up pretty soon after we started and wanted in on the action.

 Little poser.
 The kitties came downstairs later and I tried to get some pictures of them.  Emma did pretty well, but only let me take a couple.  I love this one of her, even though she's kind of giving a stink eye.
 Maggie, on the other hand, was much more difficult.  She might be a hardcore Momma's girl, but she takes after her dad when it comes to having sensitive eyes and blinking for pictures :)  In every picture I took of her, her eyes were half shut, or shut all the way.  Oh well, she's still a cute girl.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Little Chunks

Every 4 weeks we have a super detailed growth scan of the babies to make sure they're growing well, one isn't a lot bigger than the other and their fluid levels are good.  We had one this past Friday.  What we found out makes me laugh a lot. 

I'm currently measuring 37 weeks, even though I'm only 30 1/2 (my doctor said I'm right on track for having twins) but then I started thinking about how big I'm going to be in a few weeks!  During the growth scan they measure 3 different angles of the head, a couple different measurements on the stomach, the thigh bone, and the upper arm bone.  I think there might be another one, but I forget what it is.  Anyway, they take all these measurements and calculate them to see what the babies weigh and how big they are measuring.  At 30 weeks Baby A weighed 3 lbs 6 oz and Baby B weighed in at a whopping 3 lbs. 14 oz.!  I thought that sounded pretty big.  And then they took out the comparison chart.

Turns out the chart is for singletons.  So my twins were getting compared to single baby growth rates at 30 weeks.  Baby A was in the 81th percentile for weight.  And Baby B was in the 96th percentile!  I am growing some seriously large babies!  No wonder Baby B's cheeks looked chubby in the 3D ultrasound pictures :)

This did make me super happy, though.  I keep reading that this is the time that twins start slowing down in growth since they're almost out of room.  So my minimum goal is to keep these little (or not so little) guys in here until they weigh at LEAST 5 pounds each.