Thursday, April 28, 2011

And so it begins...

This is the last picture you will see of me at my desk at work because today I was told I'm done. Bedrest it is. Tomorrow morning, I'm going to the doctor to get steroid shots to help these little boys develop faster. I'm also going to work out the details so that I can work from home as long as possible. Not what I wanted to hear, but I know it's best for me and these babies.

In other news about the babies, their measurements now at 28 weeks 6 days:
Baby A - 3lbs 9oz
Baby B - 3lbs 12oz
Big babies! They are about two weeks ahead of where I am. Not too bad!

Well I'm sure I'll have plenty of time to post in the next couple of weeks as long as these babies keep cooking.

Keep us in your thoughts and prayers as we make it through these last weeks!

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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Family & Friends Shower

Being that we have been in remodel mode for the past who knows how long, I just haven't had the chance to upload the photos from the shower. On April 9th, I had my first shower for the boys and I was 26 weeks at this time. It was at the Lewisville Antique Gallery Tea Room, a little place called Sapphire's. Such a cute little place! This was also where I had my bridal luncheon 5 years ago, so it only seemed appropriate.

One of my best friends, Kristin, offered to throw me a shower back right when she found I was pregnant. We've been through it all together and I'm so thankful that she remains such a great friend to me. So she got to work arranging everything for the shower along with the other hostesses.

Kristin and I, not sure what's up with my squinty eye.

The sign in table (yes, there are two baby books) and hostess gifts.

The beautiful diaper cake which Martha Thetford made

The cupcakes for the sailboat themed party... the invitations said "Ahoy, it's two boys!" How cute!

The hostesses and I - sorry that Mary's face is mostly covered up. Thank you ladies for throwing such an excellent shower for Truett and Ellis. They are so blessed!!

My girlfriends from our Branch small group, I miss seeing these faces every week! Thank you all for coming to the shower, it's so good when we are all able to be together, even if it is for short periods of time!

Amy, my best friend from kindergarten. She and her mom made the trip for the boys shower. Couldn't have imagined it without her!

Getting ready to open the presents, it took almost an hour and half to open all of them.

One of my favorite presents, "My Brest Friend" double nursing pillow. Should be interesting. Looking forward to using it!

The baby bedding that my mom "made." She had them machine quilted and then she sewed the green binding around the edging. I can't wait to see what it looks like in the room, once it's all put together.

The "Easter Bunny," my dad, made an appearance at the party. Only appropriate since at my bridal luncheon which was around Christmas, he came as Santa. He was just getting his practice as the Easter bunny, since he has now worn the costume 2 more times since the shower.

And here's all the family that was there to represent the boys, Marsha, Ganky, Mom and Amy (standing), Mimi (GMIL), Kim (MIL), Dad, me and my sister (sitting). What blessed little boys they will be to come into this family!

It was a great weekend spent with lots of family time. I got a lot of presents and they have yet to be unloaded into the bedroom because there are still a couple of projects that need to be finished in that room.

I am now 27 weeks and 5 days. I just had a doctor appointment this afternoon, and it went well. I'm thankful for the reassurance that the doctor gives me. I will now see a doctor every week, whether it's mine or the specialist. I've been told to take it easy and drink lots of water. I'm trying my best to do that, though tonight was not the best night for that, since I was busy trying to get the house back in order after having our new carpet installed. Every week is an accomplishment, every day for that matter. I just keep praying that these babies stay in for as long as possible. ;-)

Hopefully I'll have another update this week with more progression of the boys room!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

A glimpse at 25 weeks

This week is a hectic one! We are hard at work (and by we, I really mean Zach.) getting the house ready for company this weekend. I wanted to give just a little glimpse of the nursery. It's obviously nowhere near done, but at least the walls are painted. Tonight, Zach finished up painting the ceiling. Now all that's left is touchups as far as painting is concerned. Then we are waiting until our new carpet gets installed before assembling and putting the room together. That won't be until at least April 19th since the carpet was on backorder.

A little bit about the nursery... we chose the color Citron from Behr. I wanted something bright as the room is very small and we are going to have a lot going on in there. We have two white cribs and a mid century antique dresser that will be in there. Zach is also going to build a shelving unit that will go around the sides of the window and across the top. We have a single set of lockers that will be placed in the other corner for storage as well.

There isn't really a theme except that we want it to be crisp, clean and modern. We have several pictures that are framed in white frames from Ikea and my mom is making the bedding which we also found the fabric at Ikea... it's gray and white and the quilts have a green border. I'm excited to get it all put together, but it just seems like there is so much to do before we get to that point!

Today, I went to my 25 week appointment with the specialist. I was very nervous about this appointment because I had been pretty apprehensive all week. It's been hectic and trying. I don't know why I worry so much because God does have everything under control. The babies are strong and healthy and growing like weeds. LITERALLY! They each measure a little over 2 pounds at 25 weeks and 5 days. Baby A is in the 85% and Baby B is just slightly larger at 93%. I mean seriously, I'm growing big babies. I lost two pounds since my last appointment, it must be the gestational diabetes diet that I am on. Anything that I eat must just go straight to those babies. That's ok with me though. We are both doing very well according to the doctor.

I asked her all sorts of questions, how to get rid of charley horses that happen in the middle of the night, what to do about braxton hicks contractions, when are the babies viable... I got lots of answers too. I have now had 3 times in the middle of the night that I have had excruciating charley horses in my calf in the middle of the night. The past two nights I have had had them in the same calf. I feel like I have done a major workout on that leg now and I'm praying that it doesn't happen again tonight. I have been having braxton hicks for probably about a week now and they don't hurt, they are just uncomfortable. Not much to do there... just stay hydrated. As far as viability, they are actually viable now. It would just definitely not be ideal. The doctor would like me to make it past 32 weeks. At 34 weeks, they say that I can do whatever I want to and it will be fine if they come. My personal goal is 35 weeks because that's average gestation for twins.

Here's the boys photo shoot from this visit.... they are really limber as you can tell.

Next up... Friends and Family shower this weekend. So excited!!!