Josh, Kelly, Everett, Emery, Atticus & Boo

Follow our day to day life through marriage, work, raising twins, and so much more. This is our Life As We Know It...

Saturday, January 28, 2012

26 weeks

This week went by super fast! We had another Dr. apt. & everything looked great. Here are the stats:
Boy: 2 pounds 9 ounces; Heartbeat 144
Girl: 2 pounds; Heartbeat 145
We got a precious profile picture of baby girl, which have been hard to come by. She usually doesn't like to cooperate. Every sono we have they are laying in a different position. This time the boy was head down with his butt angled to my left a little bit, right by my belly button. The girl was laying vertical with her head to my left right under my ribs and stretched all the way across the top of my stomach. So, their feet were practically touching. She is so high that she often feels like she is right under my ribs. I took the glucose screening as well, where you get to drink a super sugary drink.

This week in class we learned all about using drugs during delivery. I thought it was interesting and learned some new stuff! I do want an epidural but didn't exactly know how that all works, so it's good to have some prior information.

We are still waiting on fabric samples, which is delaying painting a bit. Our cribs are being delivered next week thought! That's fun! That will for sure make us get busy working on the room! Next week I also have my first shower! I'm so excited! It feels pretty surreal actually!

Next week I'll have tons of picts!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

25 Weeks

I went to see Dr. Flowers and have a sono this week. It was a great visit! The babies are growing at the rate of single pregnancies. She said this is wonderful since twins obviously come early. It was also comforting to know that not only am I gaining weight, but that it's mostly all going to the babies. Here were their stats:
Boy: 1 pound 14 ounces; Heartbeat 142
Girl: 1 pound 9 ounces; Heartbeat 145
I'm measuring 28 weeks, 3 weeks ahead. This is also normal since obviously there are two babies in my tummy. My cervix looked great, the babies organs were growing at the normal rate, and my placenta is no longer sitting on my cervix! 

So thankful for big healthy babies! This also means that my clothes are starting to get too small. A few of my friends had told me that you'll have 3 major growth spurts for clothes, so guessing this is my 2nd one. This time it's all my shirts. My belly is growing so fast that my shirts can't keep up. Guess it's time for another shopping spree!

Next week will mark the 3rd trimester! Can't believe its gone so fast! Counting each week as a blessing!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

23/24 weeks & Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! Hope everyone had a safe Happy New Year! 2012 here we come! We are so excited that 2012 is here. We know that it will be a year of many blessings, challenges, first, & hopefully wonderful things that we can't even fathom. But, we are ready and willing with open hands!

The last two weeks were super busy getting back into the swing of work and things. So, I obviously missed week 23. So I'll try to recap.

23 weeks 
Rang in 2012! Had a great relaxing night ringing in 2012 with our family. Headed back to work. It was a long week back getting used to waking up early again.

We started our Prepared Childbirth class at the hospital. We felt very knowledgeable having gone through the last 2 weeks with the Adams. We end every class with relaxation techniques on the ground, which Josh thinks is very comical. It is funny to look around the room and see a dozen pregnant women and their husbands in various positions learning "relaxation" techniques. We'll see if they actually come in handy. :)

Nursery Update
I've had a very very hard time find crib bedding that I like. Everything is just so "baby." It also is expensive, especially when you multiply it by 2! I also haven't been able to find anything in the colors I want. They also all come in full sets with bumpers. The latest thing is that you should only have bumpers in the crib while they can't roll over due to SIDS. It just seems like a huge waste of money to me to buy bumpers for just 3 months, especially when they won't even be in their crib the first 6 weeks or so. So...after talking to some friends everyone recommended a seamstress in town that is wonderful and affordable. I talked to her & she told me some great fabric stores. My mom and I went out this weekend and stopped at over 6 fabric stores & didn't find one thing! So frustrating! Can't really have her make bedding if you don't have any fabric to giver her. So, now I'm on to plan 2. Etsy!

Every few days I go up to the hospital and see the Adams. It really is amazing to see the Lord working in them and their story. Their boys are such fighters and I can't wait till the day we get to meet them! Each added day is counted as a blessing! Every day Robyn gets the heartbeats checked twice. 2 times this week I was there when this happened, so Bryan asked if we could listen to our twins heart beats too. The nurses both laughed and said that they would leave the heart monitors in the room and be gone for a while. Wink, Wink. So fun! It's always amazing to hear two little beings living inside you. If you listen closely you can hear them, at the very beginning is the best sound!

24 weeks - 6 months!! 
The babies have been super active lately! Now you can see them moving around by just watching my stomach. As you can imagine, this is very distracting if your 8, so we have many interesting conversations in class.  :)

My belly is growing straight out. Josh calls me "The Torpedo." I've found myself forgetting how much it just sticks out and will hit things with it. Totally embarrassing!
It was 80s day at school so I rocked it out in my 80s gear! Can't see the torpedo that well when I face forward. But, it's misleading!

6 months!!
Sleep has started to be hard. To start off, I'm a stomach sleeper, so always being on my sides is no fun. Then since I've gotten bigger and my stomach is all baby, my sides are hard. Earlier my stomach was at least cushiony. Now that they are bigger both my sides are pretty hard. I've tried the pillows in every which way & they just make me hot. Guess I'm just going to have to get used to it. I'll go a few days sleeping terribly & then by the third or so night I'm so tired that I sleep great. So some sleep is better then none.

Nursery Update
Etsy to the rescue! I found a ton of fabric in the color choices I was looking for on Etsy! I was able to order over 10 fabric samples that should come in this week. I'm super excited to see them.
The cribs should be delivered at the end of February so we have the next month to clean out the nursery room and paint! 

Next week I go see Dr. Flowers so I'll have more baby stats! Can't wait to see how much they've grown!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

What I'm Loving Wednesday

Thought I'd link up with some of my girl friends and do a "What I'm Loving Wednesday" Post:
  1. I'm loving...The Adams. This precious couple has quite a week. Robyn is 20 weeks pregnant with twin boys and went into labor. Most of you know the story from my Facebook updates. But, praise the Lord they didn't deliver the boys and Robyn is stable on hospital bedrest now....Boy, has this couple been such an amazing example to us. Through the ups and downs of this week they have been able to ultimately still desire to know Christ more above their own wants and desires. I know that we all say that and hope that when we are tested we will show that through our actions, but gosh, when you're in the mist of it all it can be hard to do....Josh and I have walked with this couple through many trials the last few years and have grown especially close through the pregnancy of both of our twins. So, obviously, this week has hit really close to home. It's for sure but Josh and I in check when we think about our twins & having open hands to the Lord and his ultimate plan....This week I'm more then ever thankful for this couple. 
2. I'm loving... Pinterest. BUT, not for the obvious reasons. More then looking at all the pictures and getting great ideas, I love all the blogs that I come across. I'm an amazing blog stocker! :) It's just like reading a book. You get a little glimpse into other people's reality. I love it!
3. I'm loving...Starbucks Decaf Salted Carmel Mocha. One of my besties, Jaimee, introduced this drink to me a while ago. Man, am I in love! I drink it a few times a week! So yummy!

4.I'm loving...Palmers! This stuff is amazing! I use the lotion & tummy butter in the morning and then the oil at night. It's just wonderful! Makes your tummy so soft all the time. Gotta keep those stretch marks away!

Hope you had a great day!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

22 weeks & A Very Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas!! 

This week we had the joy of celebrating Christmas with all our family. We love having all our immediate family on both sides close by. But, it does make for a lot of running around and a busy few days. Not sure what we'll do next year with the twins. It was fun to sit and think about how different next year with be with two 8 month olds around. It will be a fun age to have little ones around at Christmas! Unfortunately, Josh was sick most of the week so had to just take it easy all week. I hated that he was sick, but I loved getting to lay around with him and relax. Don't have to ask me twice to lay on the couch and watch movies with my hubby and fur babies!

This week I've really started to actually feel pregnant. Josh calls me the "torpedo" because my stomach just keeps grown straight out. I forget how much it sticks out and will try to fit in smaller spaces then I can. As you can see in the above picture, I finally actually look pregnant! Yeah! The babies have been super busy this week. They are constantly kicking & moving around. Josh and I have had fun just watching my stomach move around like crazy when I'm sitting down. 

I had another appointment with the high risk doctor and it went much better then the first time. He had much better bedside manners :) I have to go to the Dr. every 2 weeks now to have my cervix checked and to check the babies growth. Everything looked great. Your cervix is supposed to at least a 4 or longer, if it's 2 1/2 or lower then you have to go on bedrest and possibly have it stitched up. Mine was so long that he didn't even measure it. He said he knew just by looking it was well over 4. Yippee! Want those babies to stay put! Sonograms are also fun at this stage because they just move around the whole time. You could see a full kick where they bend their knee and then kick. At this point they are all over my stomach. The little boy is always a little lower then the girl, but they both move around vertically and horizontally. This sono. they were horizontal and the little girls feet were all but kicking the boys head. Sibling rivalry is already starting. :) As always, the boy was very photogenic and we got to see beautiful profile pictures. The girl was not cooperating and would just stare straight at us. Not sure, what this says about our future and their personalities. :)

This week we also registered. It wasn't as fun or glorious as I had expected. We went during the week thinking it would be less crowded so we wouldn't get frustrated and get more help. Well, it was less crowded, but we had a really hard time getting help. Josh also didn't enjoy seeing how expensive everything was. I'm the one who has done all the research so had a good understanding of how much all this baby stuff runs, but not my hubby. And on top of that, we have to get 2 of some things since we have 2 babies. I tried my best to really only register for the most important things. Goodness though, it is overwhelming. You could drop some serious cash in no time. Anyways, it was fun to think about our upcoming showers and the babies actually getting to use all the fun stuff!

I'm still hounding Josh to give me the baby bump pictures so I can start putting them up with each post. But, of course he wants to edit them and play with lighting. This week though I will get them!

Next week we start our childbirthing class, so I'm sure I'll have some great stories!

Hope you had a blessed Christmas!