Saturday, February 28, 2015

8 Months, where has time gone!!

WOW, so have not had a post in sometime. We are currently in crunch mode to get ready for the arrival. Lots of pictures and updates below.

Still feeling good for 33 weeks pregnant with twins. Moving slower and swollen feet and legs seem to be the only issues I am having. The girls are VERY active and are always kicking, punching and moving around. As FUN as being pregnant is, I must say, I am kind of ready to have these little ones out and meet them. :)

Our last ultrasound was at 32 weeks. Baby A was measuring about 4.6 lbs and Baby B was around 3.13 lbs. The doctor estimated about 5 lbs each. So that is about 4 lbs more of baby than Sydney was at birth that I am carrying around. For sure feel it, but not horrible. The doctor said that twins are full term around 36 - 37 weeks (40 week for singleton), so anything after St Patty's Day is good! He also does not see then going anywhere anytime soon, so assuming all stays as is, we should make twin full term with these girls.

I have also started weekly non-stress tests. They basically monitor the heart beats and measure the fluid in each amnionic sac. As well, I will start weekly doctor appointments next week so they can keep a close eye on me and the twins.

Here are some fun images of the last few months, from growing belly to cool pictures of the babies.


30 Week Belly - BIG!!!
33 Week Belly - EVEN BIGGER!!!
Napa getaway at 30 weeks
Hanging around the house at 33 weeks
CC and Brad at 33 weeks
Sydney and CC at 33 weeks
Sydney hugging her baby sisters at 33 weeks
Final got a good picture of Baby B. You can see her cute little face and hands!
Baby A is smiling for the camera!
In trying to get everything done before their arrival, we did manage to buy a new car. It should arrive this Monday and give us enough room to get all 4 girls (yes, including Mochi) around in comfort! We are CLOSE on the house front. Put an offer on an amazing house this past week, but didn't get it. We still have 3 - 4 more weeks to focus on open houses and find another house of our dreams. Fingers cross all the stars align and we will at least be in escrow during the first month the girls are around.

Should have a better idea of our birth plan next week after the Doctor's appointment. As one baby is heads up and the other is heads down, not really sure if we are going to be able to have a natural birth, might be on the c-section route, but should have a better idea next week.

Well, a lot to update you all on, but still chugging along. :) Exciting stuff!!!



Saturday, January 17, 2015

7 Months and Counting

Well it has been a while since our last post. Hope everyone had a nice holiday. I can't believe Christmas and New Years is behind us and we are already Mid January 2015. YIKES! That means we are closer to meeting the little twins. Exciting!!!! We have lots of good updates.

We had a big 23 week heart ultrasound. They literally spend 1 hour looking at each babies heart to make sure all looks good. Twin A was not going to make it easy on them. She is the active one and was trying to avoid the ultrasound at all costs. She is for sure the mover! But, in the end, we got an A+ from the DR on both little ones hearts, so that was good news. Here are a few pictures of the growing belly (which is for sure growing) and some fun ultrasound images.

Belly at 22 weeks

Belly at 25 weeks

Here are some photos from our 24 week ultrasound. The first image is just awesome. The foot you see at the top of the screen is Baby B's foot nicely kicking her sister, Baby A, in the face. I guess this is payback for all the kicking Baby A is normally doing to Baby B.


This is the best image we have of Baby A's face. You can clearly see her nose and lips. 


And finally, here is a picture with some friends (Kerry and Lynette) of the belly straight on. This is at 26 weeks, so for sure looking prego. :)


Sydney is talking to my belly everyday and telling the twins she is very excited to meet them and be a big sister. It is very cute. We are starting to get our stuff all ready for the arrival just in case they decided to join us early. We have a few friends that have had twins in the recent years, so it has made it easy to get there double strollers, cribs, etc. Next big purchases, a new car that will fit all 3 kids and a new house that will fit all 5 of us, plus Mochi! So lots to still come in the next few months. 

We have another ultrasound this week, so I promise to be better and post pictures if we get some good ones. 

Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday and enjoying the new year!!! More to come.



Sunday, November 30, 2014

Half Way There!

Happy Thanksgiving to all. Hope everyone had a wonderful time with friends and family.

We are soooo excited to share, we made it to 20 weeks. We had a big ultrasound this past week where we saw the babies again. Looks like they are both growing like champs. We are just thrilled to see two healthy heart beats and active little ones. Here are a few good images from the ultrasound appointment.

Baby A says HI!

Baby B's 2 little feet

We are just thrilled all looks good. The appointment also confirmed that they are about 99.9% sure they are both girls. Oh BOY! So it is offical, house full of females for Brad. 

Here is the growing belly. This is Pre Thanksgiving Turkey dinner, so maybe it is a little bigger now. But all is all, starting to have a belly. Fun to feel the babies move around a bit. I am sure they will start to become more active as the space gets tighter for them, but right know, they all seem happy.
Towards the end of 19 weeks.

We have another big ultrasound this week where they focus only on the babies hearts. Another big milestone for their development. More updates to come once we get past that appointment as well.

Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We are excited to finally be able to share this wonderful news with you all. More to come.

The EXCITED Big Sister to be!!!!




The past 4 years and the next adventure

Well, it has been over 4 years since our last post on this site. And WOW, what a 4 years it has been. Sydney just celebrated her 4th birthday with an amazing trip to Disneyland. We met all her favorite characters and had a magical time.

Minnie was so excited to see us all!
Sporting her new mouse ears!


While Sydney has been growing up so fast, her request for the past year was to become a big sister. As many of you who know our journey well, we have been trying to make this wish of hers come true for some time. After a lot of ups and down, we got to share the best birthday present with Sydney this year....



video


And as she has been waiting so patiently, we though we would supersize her birthday present.....




Yup, those are 2 babies rubbing there little eyes, TWINS!! The above picture is from our 12 week ultrasound.

In keeping with tradition from Sydney's pregnancy journey, we thought we would keep you all updated with belly growing photos. I assume with twins, we will have a MUCH larger belly, but here are a few from the past few weeks.


14 Weeks

17 Weeks

So far, all our appointments have gone well. Both babies have been growing at the right pace and have 10 fingers and 10 toes! We have a couple big ultrasounds coming up in the next few weeks, so we will keep you all posted the the results. We are currently due April 15, Tax Day and 1 day before Grandma Yoder's Birthday. I am pretty sure the twins will come early, but so far, on target for an April delivery. 

We are all thrilled to share this wonderful news with you, our close friends and family, who have been through this long journey with us. Thank you all for your amazing support and encouragement over the past 3 years. It has helped make this even more special news to share.

More to come!







Monday, September 6, 2010

D-Day has come and gone!

Well as expected, our due date has passed and no sign of the little one. But little Gummy is letting us continue to do everything on our check list before joining us. Good kid! :)

Here are a few fun pictures from the past week.

Baby's room


We also got lucky enough to celebrate our 1 year wedding anniversary up in Sonoma. Here are some pictures of our walk down memory lane.

Cornerstone Garden's (wedding location)


The Estate (rehearsal dinner)


Such a beautiful day up in Sonoma!

And finally, here is one last belly shot on our due date (September 5th). Yikes, it is big.


We have a DR appt on Wednesday and I am sure we will determine next steps from there. We will keep you all posted.

Happy Labor Day!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

2 Weeks to Go!

So OBVIOUSLY I have been a little slow on the blog front. I am officially on maternity leave, so time to catch up and get ready for the arrival of Gummy.

So gee, a lot has happen over the past few months. 20th High School Reunion, 2 baby showers, Brad's birthday (with a fun night out to see Billy Idol). So far, Gummy has been a total trooper and let us enjoy our last few months of freedom. WOOHOO! I have included some recent photos of our adventures.

20th High School Reunion (July 30 - 31st)




San Jose Baby Shower (August 14th)




















SF Baby Shower (August 15th)


Billy Idol Concert (August 17th)



Gummy is doing well. Still anticipating a 6lbs maybe 7lbs Gummy. I am NOT complaining about that. Just finalizing the baby room. Will try and post pictures this week.

Looking forward to sharing new photos soon.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

We did it!

Well I am proud to say Gummy and I finish the Avon Breast Cancer walk with flying colors. Managed to strain my leg just a bit, but hey, what do you expect when you walk 40 miles and you are carrying around an extra person.

Here are some fun pictures from the weekend. Top picture is around mile 15 on Day 1 and bottom picture is at the finish line after mile 40. 


It was a very cool event and so nice to have a good friend along to get through some of those difficult moments. Thank you all for your support.

Next big adventure, my 20th High School Reunion. 2 weeks. Let's see how much bigger I can get.

More to come!