Tuesday, January 30, 2007

I'm Big!

Well today I had a doctor appointment. Good news and bad, the doctor says I'm doing so great I could go to 38 or 39 weeks, bad for me good for the twins. I honestly can't imagine being pregnant that much longer. Sure a normal pregnancy is 40 weeks but I'm already as big as a 40 weeker, what will I be in 7 weeks? Yikes.

I discussed labor and delivery a little with the doctor today. We are still shooting for a vaginal delivery as long as both babies are down. It gets complicated if on is head down and one is breech. I'm not sure I want to risk going through a vaginal only to have to go back and have a c-section too. I guess we won't know until we get there and honestly I just want them to get here safely.

Everything is actually going very well which is great. I thought I would feel worse than I do by now so I'm very thankful. I'm definitely not up for a trip to the mall but I can get around pretty decent. I had to go buy another pair of pants the other day which was a bummer. Who wants to spend more money on clothes because you are getting bigger? Today at weigh in I learned that I have gained 37 pounds, it could be worse.

Ryan's parents came down this past weekend. We went to dinner and his Mom cooked for us on Saturday. It was nice to have real food and not have to do any of the work. My parents are coming in a couple weeks, by then I'm not sure I will be able to get off the couch but we shall see.

I just found out the nursery furniture is coming on Thursday, hip hip hooray! I still want to get the nursery ready sooner rather than later, you never know with babies, my water could break tomorrow, let's just hope not. As big as I feel I'm still not ready.

Amanda

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Feeling Full Term!

Well yesterday was a doctor appointment and ultrasound. Everything looked great. Baby A, who is apprently wanting to be first very badly because he/she is already engaged in my pelvis, weighed in at 3 pounds and 7 ounces. (approx 70th percentile, meaning he/she is bigger than 70 percent of babies at this time in gestation). Baby B who is more into getting pictures taken is a little smaller at 3 pounds and 2 ounces. (50th percentile). All this means that i have well over 6 pounds of baby in there already, not to mention two placentas and sacs filled with amniotic fluid! Which by the way they also measured and it looked like they still had good amounts.

It looks like so far my body is handling everything fine. Blood pressure and blood sugar are good. Iron was a little low but not enough to say I'm anemic. I've gained a little under 33 pounds. There is a lot of belly!

Next appointment will be in two weeks although I have to go back today for the second shot of steroids to help develop their brains and lungs in case they come early. I'm thinking they won't be too early but one never knows.

Thanks for all the support!

Monday, January 15, 2007

29 WEEKS



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Hope all is well with everyone. things are getting close for us here in Indy. Ryan and I started our hospitals childbirth class last week. Hopefully we will get something from the classes that are once a week for four weeks. So far it's not too exciting! Tonight I'm going to a breastfeeding class.

The babies are continuing to grow and move a lot! My belly is constantly moving and seems like it changes shape all the time. Tomorrow I have a doctors appointment and ultrasound so we can update more on the sizes then.

Today my friend Erika had the day off so she came over to take some pictures for me and everyone to see just how big I look. Not too bad for 7 months with twins, I hope you agree!

Wednesday, January 3, 2007

Baby Shower # 2

Well we had a wonderful Christmas up in Michigan. It was nice to visit with all our family and friends. While we were there I had my second baby shower, this time in Novi. It was put on by Ryan's Aunt Linda and his Mom. The theme was monkey/safari, kind of like our nursery. they did a wonderful job and people were so generous. Here are some pictures...


I really didn't think I was THAT big until I viewed these pictures...eek.

I have a doctors appointment on Friday, we'll update more then I'm sure!

Amanda