Saturday, July 26, 2014

Quick Post on baby boys

It has been a crazy two weeks, and I am hoping to post their birth story soon. There were some initial scares in the hospital but everyone is doing great now. But in the meantime here are some pictures!
Hunter Allen & Dylan Richard


Picture from today


Saturday, July 5, 2014

It's almost go time!

We have a date! As of now the caesarean section is set up for this Thursday 7/10 at 8am (37w3d)... We really wanted 7/11 but if something opens up Monday or Tuesday we can change it. I probably won't want to by that point though because I am getting so excited to meet the boys! Even though I feel them moving and I am as big as a house I still can't believe that I am going to be a mom... a mom of two boys. I have my final ultrasound on Tuesday.. My hospital bag is mostly packed, as well as the diaper bag full of baby clothes (that I probably won't use but couldn't help myself). The main stuff is in the nursery, decorations can come later along with a book shelf or cubbies for the few toys we have. My head is heart is racing...

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

36 Weeks

I am still in amazement that I have made it this far into my twin pregnancy. I am so thankful that things have went the way they have and I am so ready to meet my sons. I had some menstrual type cramping last night and lower back pain but at my doctors appointment today they said my cervix was still closed and not softening so all is well. I also got my growth ultrasound today. Baby A is measuring 7lbs which is in the 80th something percentile, Baby B is measuring 5lbs 12oz and is in the 40th something percentile and the doctor said the difference in sizes was safe. Of course they could be off a pound. My doctor is having me go to the hospital tomorrow with MFM to get another growth scan with their fancy machine to double check the sizes. This will determine whether I get my scheduled c-section at 37 or 38 weeks. Of course the boys could make up their minds to come earlier...
I will try to update you tomorrow on the sizes. It may be a couple of days until the c-section is scheduled. Bump picture updated in tab.

I have been praying and cheering for so many of you guys that are still in the trenches. I am going to try to catch up with blogs today. I wish I had magic dust to give all of you your take home babies. I have cried so many tears for you and it isn't fair. xoxoxoxo

36 weeks with fraternal twins

Monday, June 23, 2014

35 weeks

I can't believe that I have made it 35 weeks. This was my first personal goal and my second one is 37 weeks. My weekly ultrasound is tomorrow and I thought it was  the next growth u/s but I found out that it won't be until 36 weeks. I am hoping and praying that I am still pregnant next week to get the estimate and give these little guys time to grow! The nursery is done except for wall hangings and some cubbies for toys and books. I am hoping to hang a couple big newborn pictures to fill the space. The room is really small so we only have room for the two cribs, a dresser and the cubes or cubbies for the toys and books. I really wanted a gliding chair but I will survive without it or we will put one in the living room. My last day of work is this Wednesday and I am really going to miss my co-workers but I am hoping they will visit me and the boys from time to time.

A friend was supposed to give me her swing to borrow but told me this weekend that someone else ended up with it! Um... So I went on a local sales site and found a $190 swing for $80 so I will be getting it tomorrow. I am probably going to get the my breast friend pillow as well so I better check the site again or look on Amazon tonight. I'm running out of time!

I really can't believe they are almost here and as strange as it sounds it still doesn't feel real. Crazy right? I am huge and they move all of the time so it should sink in but it doesn't. I guess I am doubting Thomas and need to see them.

The PSD is still in full force, sleeping is difficult and rolling over is impossible. Oh and walking and sitting is hard too. lol. Heartburn, nose bleeds, swelling... the list gets bigger daily but I am not going to complain and wouldn't trade it for the world.

Thank you for the continued support! The bump picture is in the tab.

Monday, June 16, 2014

34 weeks

Hi ladies! It has been a while since I posted mainly because of some issues at home with my step daughter and I have developed carpal tunnel in both hands so it gets a bit painful to type for too long. I have been training the "new me"at my work so I haven't been able to read others blogs for a while either and it is driving me nuts! I am hoping to get caught up this weekend. My last day of work will be next Wednesday 35w 2 d and I am ready!  My husband will be in Minnesota playing softball this weekend so I am putting myself on bed rest so that they don't try to come while he is gone. My mother in law will be here Friday-Sunday to help with things, whew. Let's do the old format this time. And the bump pictures have been updated.

How far along? 34 weeks!!

Total weight gain: Around 65lbs! Wowzers

Maternity clothes: hahahhahahahahhahahaha. I mean yes and those are stretched to the max

Stretch Marks: I am amazed, but I still don't have any

Sleep: I was waking up at least once an hour due to the pain or to go to the bathroom, but I am taking vistaril which is helping me sleep and slowing down my Braxton Hicks.

Best moment of the week: Well it is only Monday, but last weekend my sister put together both cribs, we did baby laundry and she cooked and took care of me. This past weekend my husband got the dresser and I put the baby laundry away. And the two quilts I made are binded and done! And if I go into labor they will no longer try to stop it. They are almost here!

Miss anything: Um, no pain and no heartburn.. But I wouldn't trade it for anything.

Belly button in or out: In with a little out in the middle.

Looking forward to: I am having weekly ultrasounds and non stress tests.. Next Tuesday at 35 weeks I will get another growth scan to see how big the little booger are. And I am looking forward to my last day at work so that I can get some rest and be careful

Monday, June 2, 2014

My weekend

My weekend started out great. Friday night the girls that I work with threw me a baby shower. It was actually a joint bridal and baby shower with another girl and the called it "Nappies and Nighties". Cute right?? I got diapers, wipes, a book and a gift certificate and they all chipped in and got us one of our car seats! Then on Saturday morning a friends son had his first t ball game so of course I had to go because I love him so much. Saturday afternoon we headed out to order the cribs!! We found one that we liked at Nebraska Furniture Mart and they will be in this week, and we ordered the other car seat. I sat there with such a smile on my face when we got home even though my feet looked like Shrek!

At 7:49 on Saturday night everything changed. The owner of the place I was going to be working from home for, the guy that hired me called. And before I discuss the call please know that I have been in three times for training and I filled out my new hire paperwork on Thursday last week. Okay... SO he said that someone that had worked for them as an administrator for five years left a couple of months ago and just got laid off at their new job. He feels as if it is in the best interest of the company to hire her back so he will no longer be needing me, but to stay in touch in case something opens up again in the future. Talk about rocking my world. I instantly broke down and walked back to where my husband was. I could barely get out the words that I no longer had a job after the babies arrived. I finally half way composed myself and went to sit with him in the living room. Then the feelings would rush back in. My husband was very sweet about what I was going through and told me that things will be okay and I really need to calm myself down because it isn't good for the babies. He said if that asshole causes something to happen he will hunt him down. I have been told that I could sue them but I don't have the energy and it's just not worth it. I will continue to pray that God will provide... I can't really start looking again until after the boys arrive but I may look at options online. I still can't believe that it happened.

On the pregnancy front I am 32 weeks today and going in for a growth u/s then I will go to the hospital for a stress test on Thursday. I'm on a twice a week schedule until the babies get here.  I will do my 32 week post tonight or tomorrow.. Please keep us in your prayers.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Long time no post

Sorry friends... It has been a stressful last few weeks. But as of Monday I was 31w pregnant! I have PSD, my pubic bone is separating, my hands, feet, ankles and calves are swollen but I'm okay with it all as long as my boys keep cooking. My husband painted the nursery this past weekend but we still haven't picked out the cribs. He says there is plenty of time.... Could someone remind him that we are having twins please? They will sleep in their Rock N Plays for the first few months so I'm trying not to stress about it. However I do... I just want their space to be done and ready for them. I want to walk in there sit on my gliding chair (haven't got that yet either) and read and talk to them. He is going through another bout of how are we going to make this work so he is stressed. However, I found a work at home job!!!! I will still be doing billing for a Physical Therapy clinic just not the one I am currently with. I will work 10-12 hours from home and from 6-2 on Thursdays in the office. Hopefully my husband will work from home on Thursdays but if not I have a couple people who have offered to watch them. I am planning on starting 8 weeks after they get here.

I will try to keep up weekly moving forward... I'm okay and so are the babies, but thank you to all of you that have emailed and checked up on me.

My bump pictures have been updated!