Saturday, March 29, 2008
Oh, the babies were both practicing breathing at the sonogram. It was very cool to see their chests move up and down. Mallory's breathing seemed stronger but she also has a lot more tummy weight to move around.
Have a great weekend! We're headed to Raegan's soccer game in a bit.
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
He did measure both babies and felt that Samantha's stomach was just fine. It is only measuring 6 days behind where it should be. Not a big deal. Anyway, she weighed in at 3 pounds 11 ounces, 37th percentile. Just fine for a little girl. Chunky Monkey Mallory is still big. She is apparently getting all the french fries and ice cream that I've been eating. Mallory weighed in at 4 pounds 3 ounces (didn't catch the percentile but it continues to be near 90th percentile I'm sure)! Both babies had plenty of fluid and both had great blood flow from the placenta to the umbilical cord. So, yay! The doctor didn't feel like there was a need to see me another time.
As for the momma, me, my cervix just continues to shorten. Blah. It was at 3.2 cm. which is a .6cm decrease in 5 days. If I haven't told you already, my OB says that 3 cm is bedrest and 2.5 is hospital rest. Which means I probably will be sent to bed soon. (insert screaming mad smiley face here).
I see the assistant on Thursday because my OB is out of town. I don't see her putting me on bedrest. But I see the OB the following Thursday and I bet that's when it will happen. As much as I don't want it to happen because things will get difficult with money and getting Raegan to and from places, I will do what I need to do to keep these girls inside for another 5 weeks.
Please keep your fingers crossed that my cervix continues to hold steady or gets longer! I'll update again on Thursday after my appointment.
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Bryan also had surgery yesterday. He had a deviated septum repaired and some sinus cavities cleaned out. He also had a small cyst removed from his sinus cavity. Although it looked alright, they are still sending it off to pathology just to see what the heck it is. Needless to say, the man is in pain. I do feel bad for him but I know after this week of hell, he will be much better. Hopefully the surgery will permanently clear up his chronic sinus problems. Keep your fingers crossed! I definitely need the man healthy for the upcoming baby events!
No pictures to show you today. If I posted a picture of Bryan passed out on the couch with his lovely ice pack, I do believe he would kill me! I will hopefully have some good pictures on Monday after seeing the perintologist.
Saturday, March 15, 2008
Sandy, me, Heidi----
The diaper cake that Heidi made. There were 106 diapers in this thing!
Yummy Strawberry cake. It was delicious!
Measuring my gut. I have no idea how long the string was but Angie was the winner (not pictured).
Some of the things all piled up at home. It took me forever to go through it all!
Some twin gear. So cute!
I have another shower scheduled for April 14th at one of my schools. And I believe there will also be one on April 16th at my monthly diagnostician meeting. I can't wait!
Dresser #1- Already full of clothes- all non-matching, newborn and 0-3 months!
Glider- Where the babies will soon be attached to my breast!
And racing at the Rodeo (she says she won because she is so fast but I don't know if this is a fib or not).
Raegan also started soccer again this year. She has been quite the player the last 3 games. She really likes playing and seems to get it. And we all know that she is not a shy child so she is quite aggressive on the soccer field. She has expressed some interest in playing indoor soccer. If I can handle the practices and games once the babies come, I will enroll her in indoor. And eventually we will switch to a club soccer team. Because well, mom isn't happy with rec so far. LOL!
Raegan also continues to do gymnastics and loves it. She isn't afraid of anything, which is wonderful because she tries everything they ask her to do and is usually successful. No back flips or anything like that yet! Why don't I have any pictures of soccer or gymnastics? Who knows. I'll try and get some.
Last thing about Raegan, she is very excited about the babies. She loves to help me pick out clothes for them (good lord we need to stop shopping!). She also likes trying out all the swings, bouncers, and exersaucers by getting her big girl self into all of them. Most of the time I have to get her out. Anyway, here she is practicing for the twins. She will be a great big sister!
And the gut. Well the gut keeps expanding at a steady pace. Right now I'm measuring 40 weeks pregnant at only 30 weeks. My body continues to amaze me as my belly button is yet to pop out and I am yet to get any stretchmarks. Please knock on wood for me! Let me post some comparison pictures. Here is the gut at 11 weeks, starting to get out there.
Here I am at 30 weeks. The most recent picture.
As for my cervix (for those of you that care or know about this stuff). It's holding steady at 4.2cm, which is EXCELLENT! I have to say, my body really has held up well with these 2 babies so far. I'm still working without any issues (like my work is hard or something) and I'm still able to pretty much do what I want to. I am cutting back on housework and haven't run any marathons lately. But you get the drift.