Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Shower...

Again i'm sorry this took so long but things have been a little crazy.

I want to thank everyone for their thoughtful gifts. Mike and I are truly blessed to have such caring family and friends. While the day was a tad overwhelming with all the amazing gifts it was also a perfect wonderful day. I had a great time. I would like to thank my mom, Sherri, Linda, Melissa, Stefanie, Diana, Maria, Terri, Candace, Molly and anyone else that help contribute to making my shower so great and special. (i have a pregnant ladies memory so i'm very sorry if I missed anyone who also helped).

Here are some pictures from the shower...









Monday, March 30, 2009

New update coming

I know I should have updated this last week and things are still going well but just a little crazy. I will get an update out soon with shower pictures.

QUICK FYI - As of April 20th, girls were at 1lb13oz which is right on target.

I also had an amazing time at the shower and would like to quickly thank everyone for all their wonderful gifts. We truly are blessed with amzing family and friends.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Soco and the belly

I wasn't going to post a au natural picture of the belly but this picture i took last night i just love..

She attempts to sleep like this a lot. As comfortable as she may look it's not for me.




25 weeks!!

Here is the fetal development report...

Your little grower’s physical proportions are evening out at this point and most of their remaining development will largely be weight gain and lots and lots of nervous system development. The good news is: if your child is born premature now they’ll be more likely to survive without too much trauma as their lungs began to produce “surfactant” last week, which means their tiny respiratory system is getting stronger with each passing day. Yes, now’s a good time for a minor sigh of relief and a quick pat on the back. All that hard work and conscientious living is really getting your child prepared for a healthy delivery. Keep up the fabulous work mama! This week they’ll be scootching slowly out of the old breech position and start rotating (already!) into a better position for exit during their birth. Their head and feet are slowly rotating so that the head is pointed down towards the birth canal. Time is short (or really long, depending on who you ask)—just (still!) 14 weeks left before you can go back to being a single-resident human.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Soco...

I didn't have any ultrasound pictures of the babies this week so I figured I'd post some pictures of my other baby girl SoCo.



This first picture is how Soco like's to lay on us when we are on the couch watching TV.



This here is when I was going through our jacket closet and trying to get organized. Soco's spot, a lot of times, are the arms of the couches. The jackets and sweatshirts did not stop her from laying in her spot.


While I was cleaning I found a little bandana type thing I made a few easters ago. No she was not happy about wearing this again.



Ahhhhh. This is my pregnancy pillow that I use to try to get a good night sleep. As you can see SoCo loves it too. I had just gotten up to use the bathroom and she swooped right in and took my spot. And yes she can fall asleep that fast.

For anyone that has met SoCo at our house might understand what this picture is. When SoCo greats anyone she is familar with she needs to have socks in her mouth. Majority of the time the socks are clean ones. :-) This picture here she has about 3-4 socks stuffed in her mouth. Most nights she needs to have at least one sock in her mouth as she goes to sleep.



Well those are some recent pictures of our little girl Soco. As excited as I am to welcome the babies into our lives I can't wait until SoCo gets to meet them too. She's very protective of me right now. She was always a barker but now we have noticed she barks even more at people. She even barked at Mike when he got home late one night as he was walking up the stairs. I don't think she knows she's a small dog.
Have a great day everyone!!











Wednesday, March 11, 2009

24 weeks!!!!

I was hoping to have new ultrasound pictures for everyone but we got a call that the tech we were scheduled to see called out sick so we had to reschedule for March 20th. It sucks but at least we only have to wait about a week.



Here is the development report:

This is another big week for your magical growing baby! Just take a look at the checklist for this week: 1) ears: done; 2) fingernails: done; 3) (if you have a boy) testicles: taking their 3-4 day trip from the abdominal wall to the scrotum; and 4) lungs walls: secreting “surfactant”. What’s that? Well, surfactant is sort of what it sounds like: a surface-activated fat whose main purpose is to assist the your baby's little lungs during inflation (as in, filling with air, not getting more expensive). Just in case you’re curious, your submerged baby is still breathing in amniotic fluid, preparing and rehearsing the lungs an oxygen-filled life outside the womb. By the end of this week, your child will be weighing around 2 lbs and 14 inches long. Your cutie-patootie may even be a little more plump, but isn't anywhere near their full baby-fatted cute-self. Most of the “filling out” is coming up in that long awaited (and slightly dreaded?) third trimester. Woo-hoo! Get ready!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

23 Weeks...

Development update:

At this point you’ve pretty much adjusted to the fact you’ve got a moving little gymnast inside of you, but now they’re going to kick up the party a notch because they can hear and react to sounds from the outside world. Sounds from your alarm clock, a thunder roll, or that darned car honking at you across the intersection can actually jar their little ears enough to elicit a kick or violent bout of squirming. Of course this also means that their little ears are picking up the sounds of your voice and those near you. So go ahead, sing a lullaby to your little angel—if they start kicking, it’s likely they just want you to stop… or maybe it was a kick of approval? You decide. Your baby's tiny taste buds are still growing and their bones are continuing to ossify (harden), their tiny veins are visible through their translucent yet wrinkly skin. (Think of it this way: they’ve been swimming in the equivalent of a long hot bath for the past 23 weeks, so you can’t blame them for being a little prune-like.)

Today's appt went very well. Heard the heartbeats again and they sounded great. Everything is where it should be high and closed. We talked a tiny bit about delivery. But it's too early to know for sure if I will have a reg. or c-section birth. If both babies heads are down then we will try for a reg. one. If baby A is head first and Baby B is feet, it depends on the Dr. if he/she will still try to a reg. birth for baby b. (they determine baby A vs. baby b by who would come out first.) If baby A is feet first, then it's c-section for sure.

My thoughts on c-section. I don't care. If it looks like both babies are head down and it will be an easy/safe delievery for the girls then i'm fine with a reg. birth but I'd rather not go through hours of labor only to then have a c-section. I know there are a lot of opinons on c-sections and the recovery is longer but I don't know why, I have no real or good reasons, the idea of having a c-section doesn't bother me. A part of me would prefer (with the twins) to just go that way from the beginning. But we won't even have any idea for some time on which way. I think there's still room at this point where they can flip.

I hope everyone is well..