Friday, October 30, 2009

The master to-do list

So in a previous post, I have our "to-buy" list. It helps to glance at that every now and then to remind me what we still need to get.

However, today I am looking around the house and mentally making a list of everything I need to get done before these babies get here. So here is my to-do list. I love making lists...can you tell? Mainly this really isn't for any one else but me, so feel free to skip reading it because it is boring!

-touch up paint in bathroom
-wash diapers and outfits
-organize kitchen cabinets
-get birthing and postpartum supplies together (by 35 weeks)
-maternity portraits (November 28)
-finish Christmas shopping and wrap presents (done by December 1)
-get baby stuff down from attic and wash soft parts
-put up outside Christmas lights (day after thanksgiving)
-apply for tax credit at courthouse before the end of the year
-order maternity pictures and get scrapbooks done!
-Christmas cards
-string birth beads

I am sure that I will add more as time goes on.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

29 week belly

29 weeks now! In the third trimester and feeling pretty good!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

28 weeks

Holy Cow, I am 7 months pregnant now!!! In the third trimester!! Eek.

How I am feeling: Pretty good actually! In fact, I was mentioning to the midwife yesterday that I can't believe that I am feeling this good. Mentally I am doing really well. I am so excited for these babies to get here. I can't believe that in two months I will have reached my goal of 37 weeks!! I am really just trying to stay positive and know in my heart that I can carry these babies as long as they need. Hypnobabies is really helping me prepare for birth. I like listening to the CDs and it is just so relaxing. Interestingly enough, I am not scared for the birth at all. I know that everything will turn out just fine and have complete faith in my midwife to handle anything that comes up. I asked a friend of mine (from my homebirth support group) to be at the birth and she is so excited!! She is such a calming presence and has had a homebirth herself. I feel like things are falling into place. Now, all I need is to order the birth tub and birth supplies. Speaking of my midwife, I had a prenatal appointment yesterday. The babies and I are doing well! I have gained 19 lbs so far and she is very pleased with that. The boys had nice, strong heartbeats (Baby A-150, Baby B-144). Baby A is head down still, so I wonder if he is going to stay that way. I hope so!! Makes the birth much easier on all of us.

What the babies are up to: The babies' eyes are now open! Their eyelashes have formed too. They are slowly gaining fat and their skin is becoming more filled out. If born now, they have a 90% chance of survival. :)

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Pictures from the Fall Festival

The pumpkin-eating dinosaur!
He loves to climb!

He liked these toys.

Watching the dinosaur
Taking a break...


He loved the tractor!

He didn't want to get off.

Huge pumpkins!

Climbing in the pumpkin playhouse

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

26 weeks!

Moving right along!

How I am feeling: Doing pretty well this week. I am really enjoying my Hypnobabies course so far. Physically I am doing ok. Just trying to limit my activity level. Thankfully I have an amazing husband who comes home from work and gets started on my to-do list. :) Other than that, there is nothing really new. I consider it a good day if Nathan and I are both fed/ alive at the end. So my expectations aren't really that high now. We are slowly chipping away at our "To buy" list! I found an awesome stroller on Craigslist for 1/3 of the original price! I am super excited to go pick that up today. We also got some more baby gowns this past weekend, so we are pretty much set on clothing (except sleepers). Thanks my awesome friend Amanda, we now have some XS covers for our diapers!! I just need a couple more of those and I think that we are good. Slowly but surely, we will get there!

What the babies are up to: Well, we know from the ultrasound that they each weigh around 2lbs. Right now they are just busy putting on fat! Their eyes are fully formed and they are very active in there right now!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Had an ultrasound....

I had a prenatal appointment last Wednesday and we talked about all the Braxton Hicks (BH) I have been having. I told her that most of them I was feeling down low and some were quite painful. I didn't really know what was normal in a twin pregnancy, so I just wasn't sure. I am measuring 34 weeks now, so I was a little concerned about all the BH.

Anyway, my midwife wanted me to get an ultrasound to check the cervical length and to make sure that it wasn't funneling or anything. I had the appointment set for this Thursday, but my midwife wasn't pleased that I had to wait that long, so we called and they got me in last Friday.

The babies are doing very well in there so far. Nice big pockets of fluid, etc. Baby A is head down and Baby B is kinda lying across my belly and curved around to have his head near his brother. Each baby weighs about 2lbs now! They are both measuring a week ahead for my dates (which we know are accurate, so they will be be big boys).

My cervix is just fine too! Still very long at 4cm with no signs of dilating at all. YAY! I am so relieved. I am going to have another ultrasound to monitor the cervix for any changes in about 4 weeks or so. But so far, she said that I am carrying the twins like a champ.

I will post some pictures later on. I have a really cute one where it looks like Baby A is kissing baby B on the forehead. *sigh* They are so beautiful in there.

P.S. My ticker has moved to the double digits!!!! Less than 100 days to go!!