Wednesday, April 29, 2009

31 weeks and yesterday's appt

I has my bi-weekly appt yesterday with my OB. I saw a different Dr. this time. They want me to meet the other docs in the practice. He was very nice. All is looking great. I'm not dialated, the heartbeats are good. I go back in 2 weeks.

The good news is I'm 31 weeks!!!!

Here is the development report:

Your not-so-little-one is just a bit closer to their birth weight and height at around 4 pounds and 17 inches. With each added layer of baby fat, your baby's skin starts to look more and more like it will when they finally get to see the light of day. The heavy news: you can expect your miracle-gro muffin to gain about a half a pound of weight per week from now until about two weeks before birth. Great. That's just what you needed. Even more weight to carry around!

Your baby's still-developing immune system has gained substantial strength over the past few weeks getting them in full gear to face our disease-ridden world o’ wonders. Obviously, a large majority of your child’s immune strength will be derived from exposure to breast milk as well as the outside elements. Their cute little noggin’ (which could already be covered with luscious locks or just purty peach fuzz), is still soft because the skull bones have not yet fused together. As much as that sounds a little too vulnerable, their “skull softness” allows for a much smoother passage through the birth canal during labor—something both you and your little swimmer will appreciate when it’s finally time to “go!” Also, some babies will have that “soft spot” on their head for up to one year after birth.

Monday, April 27, 2009

HEAT!!!

Oh My Goodness!!! I now know why everyone says I'm so lucky to not have to be pregnant through the main part of summer. I thought I was going to melt this weekend. We had about 5 fans going in the bedroom saturday night because we didn't get everything ready for the air to be put on. Sunday, that sucker was turned on. :-) I usually hate turning the air on this early but I could not take it. I hate the heat not pregnant and it was a 100 times worse this weekend. If we do decide to do this again I will be sure to plan around the summer again. haha.

Hope everyone had a great weekend and stayed cool.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

30 weeks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

WAHOO! I'm moving into the 30's. As in 30 weeks. They will be here no later then 8 weeks from now but I feel 6 or 7 weeks. If we can make it another 6 weeks that would be very good. I'm feeling good. Tired and uncomfortable but all worth it. Starting May 4th I'll be working from home all the time so I'm really looking forward to that. Right now i work from home tuesday's and thursday's. That helps but it's still very tiring driving into work and sitting in my uncomfortable chair.

Well here is the development report for 30 weeks:

The light is visible at the end of the tunnel! Your oversized self and amazing growing baby have finally reached the single digits (in terms of weeks till birth)! The fine lanugo hair that has been growing all over their little monkey-like body is going to start falling off this week in preparation for the big day. But don’t be shocked if they’re hairier than you’d anticipated, some babies keep their lanugo until after birth. Still, it’s not any cause to be concerned as it will fall off eventually. No surprises here: your little porker is getting even cuter with increasingly pudgy arms and legs this week thanks to the ever-growing layers of subcutaneous fat. In terms of numbers, your baby should be weighing in at around 3 pounds 12 ounces (or more!) and be nearly 16 inches long.

Friday, April 17, 2009

29 weeks and appointment update

I had my OB appt. on tuesday and my regular ultrasound appt today.

Both doctors have said all is looking great. Me and the babies. Today, Baby A weighed in at 3lbs 1oz. and Baby B weighed in at 2lbs 14oz. So they are right on target. Wahoo!!

Baby A is Breech (feet first) and Baby B is transverse (sideways) but more breech then head down. So at this point, if baby A does not flip, with each passing day it will be less likely to happen, we will be looking at a C-section. But call me whatever you would like I'm totally fine with this. I'd rather go into this knowing that's what I'm doing then going through hours of labor only to end of having one anyway. Or delivering one regular and other c-sec.

On tuesday when we did our 3d ultrasound baby b was head down. This completly explains what I have been feeling since tuesday. I was getting slightly scared because I was feeling pressure and tighness most of the day yesterday. I did wind up calling my doc and after him asking me a series of questions he did not feel at that time I was dealing with pre-term labor but told me to lay down and drink water and call back if it got worse. I did start to feel better later last night and today.

I do have uptrasound pictures from today but they are not very clear. The bigger they get the harder it is to get good pictures.

OK now for the development update:
If you’ve been feeling butterflies moving around in your belly, it’s not just your run-of-the-mill pre-birth performance anxiety. No, it’s your amazing baby with a case of the hiccups: a fairly common occurrence at this point resulting from practicing breathing for their big birthday. In addition, to getting a round of butterfly-like hiccups, your little swimmer has arduously managed to accumulate enough baby fat to account for nearly 3.5% of their overall body weight. Yeah, compared to we adults, it’s not a lot, but when they’re little like that—it’s certainly a healthy (and warming) accomplishment in its way. Another fantastic accomplishment: your baby's spleen is now in charge of hematopoiesis—the 10 dollar name for the process involved in building up certain important blood components. Another fantastic-accomplishment: your little monkey has been peeing into their amniotic sac for a little while now (this is why potty training takes a while) and if you didn’t know, actually swallows it along with the rest of the amniotic fluid. Although the concept is nasty, their urine is sterile and as part of the amniotic fluid base, is replaced several times throughout the day. So if you didn’t know before, now you can tell people, that yes, you drank your own urine—you were still in the womb, but nonetheless, you’ve been there.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

3d Pictures

Me, Mike, Grandmom Sherri, Grandmom Dee and Grandpop Harry (Grandpop Mike had to work but will be seeing the session online) went tonight to our 3d/4d ultrasound session. It was amazing. I'm at 28 almost 29 weeks and they prefer to see twins for this session between 22-25 weeks. So although it would have been a little clearer if we had done this sooner, it was amazing to see the girls like this.

If you would like to see the online video of our entire session (30-45 minutes) email me and I will let you know how. I prefer not to put that on here.

Here are the two clearest pictures...

Baby A - She was the easiest to see. The cord is across her face but that does not prevent you from seeing the face like a leg or arm with bone density but it sort of blurs the picture.



Baby B was our little trouble maker. LOL! Her arm and LEG were blocking her face for pretty much the whole session. We took a break where I was given juice to try and get the baby to move. I walked around and the guy push down hard and hit the belly (in a nice way) to get her to turn. It was only after he extened the session 10 minutes that FINALLY she moved her arm so that we could see her face. But along with her sister her cord was sort of across her face. But the picture is still amazing.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

28 weeks!!!!!!!!!!!

WAHOO! We are 28 weeks today!! This is one of the milestones we hoped to reach. out next one is 32 weeks then 36.

Everything is going well. The girls are moving around much more. But they are not bothering me at night when i'm sleeping yet. Bu tthe bathroom trips make up for that.

Here is their 28 week development report:

You know how you’ve been feeling a bit like a barn with legs? Well, that feeling won’t subside before… well, you know, when you finally give birth. For the time being, you’ve got yourself a baby in the business of collecting fat and lots of it! In spite of the dubious joys of being a human-barn, this baby fat business is very serious and you’ve got to put up with it because it’s going to keep your little porker warm and healthy after birth. Other good stuff from inside: their eyes are doing lots of blinking this week because they’re now able to respond to light and dark. Also, their industrious little bone marrow is now a major construction site for developing red blood cells, while their super-cute adrenal glands are actually producing androgen and estrogen—which will stimulate your hormones to begin milk production. Can you say, “Moo?”

Monday, April 6, 2009

Babies Room

A lot people have been asking for pictures of the babies room. It's still a work in progress but here are some pictures I have..

The first few are the before. This is the color we had on the walls.



These are during, Grandmom hard at work.....



The base and blocks finished...


The added border... These are stickers that can be removed easily...



The cribs...

Grandpop Harry....

Grandpop Mike with Soco....

Soco loves the crib as well...

What the room looked like after the shower.....Not too much has changed since then. Most of the stuff inside cribs has been put away. :-) Ok not most just some stuff. haha






Once the dresser comes in and we put that and the glider together the room should be finished with everything put where it belongs. I will post updated pictures then.





Thursday, April 2, 2009

26 and 27 week development

I know i missed the 26 week report so here you go with the 27 week report to follow.

Also...I am now under 100 days away till the girls get here!!! My goal is at least 2 more months.

26 weeks
At long last, your little swimmer can see the womb! Your miracle’s little eyelids have finally separated (they were fused closed previously) and they’re probably having their first moments of sight as you read this (or maybe it already happened while you were brushing your teeth or watching Oprah or something). In addition to seeing their little studio in your belly, they’ve recently acquired the ability to say “yes” and “no” in rudimentary sign language as they can now move their head back and forth. This is also the time where your little super star’s head hair is starting to grow! A cute little cowlick or two may be springing into position right now, getting ready for years of cute-but-stubborn bed-head. Also, their toenails have grown in and you little raisin continues to slowly pile up fat beneath their still-loose skin. Most importantly, brain tissue and neurons are all developing at a rapid pace, increasing their (genius-level?) brain activity and will continue to function at accelerated levels for the first seven to eight years of childhood!

27 weeks...
Your not-so-tiny-anymore brilliant baby(about 2 pounds and 14.5 inches long!) is slowly rotating in preparation to “head out.” Obviously, this doesn’t happen overnight, but when you start to feel an unfamiliar pressure on your cervix, you’ll know you’ve got a fully flipped baby locked and loaded for the countdown to their birthday! Even now, at the beginning of the third trimester, their little lungs are already capable of breathing air while the pulmonary vascular system can provide sufficient gas exchange and the central nervous system can generally regulate rhythmic breathing as well as their basal body temperature. For what it’s worth, at this point in a healthy pregnancy a premature child (with intensive care) could easily win on the show: “Survivor: The Early Years.”