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.