Friday, September 26, 2008

Baby Shower

Last Saturday, Sept 20th, 3 wonderful ladies hosted a baby shower for me. I was determined to still be pregnant for the shower. But was hopeful to go into labor that night or anytime after. Six days later I'm still pregnant, things never go the way I plan! 

Marji (mother of boy/girl twins), Brandy (mother of boy/girl twins) and Janice (visiting teaching companion) were the 3 wonderful ladies from my ward. We had chocolate treats, games and advice for the new mother as I opened the gift from each lady. I had so much fun and appreciate the great friends I have made in the Sachse ward. 

Cindy Woodruff was the only non-Sachse ward woman at the shower. She is a family friend from the days of living in the twin homes in Mesa, Arizona. We decided we met when I was 6 years old. Mom and Cindy are great friends and her son Sammy and I were baptized on the same day. Cindy lives in Heath, TX now, a short trip from Wylie. 

In attendance from left to right. 
Carol, Cindy, Sharsten, Me, Lisa, Marji, Janice and Kathy

Brynn, Brenda, Michelle, Stacie, Angela and her daughter. 

On a side note. The reason my hand is on my belly (my hand is there quite often) is because little boy likes to stretch his feet and push on my belly right there. I find it very uncomfortable and am trying to push him back down. This struggle is constant...should I be worried? =)

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

35 weeks

Monica thought me sitting on the couch with a box of doughnuts on my belly was hilarious and asked if she could take a picture with my camera. I don't know why I said yes. But thought you all would get a kick out of this too.

I saw the OB today and was hoping I could talk her into delivering the babies today. I was not successful. Since the babies are doing just great and I'm only dilated to a 2, I get to wait. Still on bedrest! 

Oh, I weight 170 lbs, I wonder if I need to cut down on the doughnuts!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

34 Weeks

I had another doctors appointment today. It is sad but I look forward to doctors appointments mostly to get out of the house.
This weeks appointment was even better as Monica kindly offered to come with me.  I think Eliot enjoyed seeing the babies on the monitor, and the doctor was very good with her. 

I worry constantly about these little ones and hearing the heartbeats and seeing the sonograms relax my anxiety for a few days. 

We finally were able to see little girls face today. Here is her profile pic. I think she is adorable. That has to be Seth's nose!

As I'm writing this, I feel what I think is a baby with hiccups. That or he has really good rhythm!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Wii time

Seth and Trevor (my friend Monica's husband) played Wii games for HOURS over the weekend. The girls had a blast just watching them play. They were quite entertaining.

My chair is becoming less comfortable, due to the hours I spend in it. I am now sharing time between the chair and the couch. Proof of my on going rest...that's me in the back ground. Sorry the blanket is covering the huge belly. 

 Sometimes the guys would allow Monica and Eliot to have a turn!

I was able to leave the house Friday and Saturday night. Friday we went to Monica's for Eliot's birthday party. She turned 4. 
Saturday we had a girls night out with a bunch of women in our ward. One of the sisters, a mother of 1 year old twins  and 3 year old is moving to the Fort Worth side of town. The evening was in honor of her. 
Don't worry I was taken to both events and  sat the whole time I was there. It was nice to get a change of scenery and to laugh with some awesome women. 

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

33 weeks

Mom has been asking for an updated picture of me. We took the picture this morning before I walked out the door to see the doctors. That's right with twins you get to see multiple doctors. 

I am overly happy to see the doctor, mostly because I get to leave the house for a bit. I'm sure that feeling won't change after the babies are here. 

I have great news, I get to leave the house every now and then. If I stay off my feet and don't overdue. At least the scenery will change. 

Little boy face, look at his cute chubby cheeks!
This is all we could get sono's of. Little girl is still in a position where were can't see her face. I'm afraid the boy has taken up any extra space and she is stuck in her little corner. 

The babies are doing great. 
Little boy is measuring 5.6 lbs
Little girl is measuring 4.13 lbs. 
Doctors tell me they are big and ask if big babies run in the family which apparently they do. 

The bigger the babies get the less I can see during the ultrasounds. Not as fun as it was in the beginning. But I still get to hear heartbeats and verify which child is the one making me terribly uncomfortable....that would be little boy, in case you were wondering. 

Monday, September 8, 2008

Bed rest

I am starting my 3rd week of bed rest. Or as I would like to call it house arrest. I sit in my chair all day and part of the night. 

I have to use the restroom a couple times an hour as the babies sit right on my bladder and the doctor tells me to drink lots of water. 
I get up to eat get food, cuz I'm trying to make my belly so big that I can no longer see my swollen feet. 

I'm not sleeping well. I fall asleep in my chair around 1 or 2 am, I wake in the middle of the night and move to the bed. Then I wake for the day around 10. I know, must be nice to follow this grueling schedule. If your up late and want to chat, give me a call....I'm awake. 

I have been reading and watching TV, ALOT. Seth is tired from working all day and coming home to make dinner and take care of me. Both Seth and I have been blessed not only with this pregnancy but recently with some new friends. 

Monica and her daughter Eliot come over almost daily to entertain me. Some days Monica brings food with her and her husband Trevor comes to my house after work and we all have dinner together. I am rather impressed at her meal planning. She is able to plan a meal for two families and put together in someone else's kitchen, while I stress over Mac & cheese in my own home. I have been paying attention though. I know that soon enough Seth with turn the cooking over to me. 

Seth is relieved to have a break in making dinner and gets some time to himself to be on the computer. I am happy to have someone to talk and laugh with and find I look forward to their next visit rather then dreading the time in my chair. We play cards too....Hand & Foot as couples and Peanuts for just Monica and I. 

I hope none of this sounds like I'm complaining. As I am so happy to be pregnant, ecstatic to be having twins and to be a mother. Grateful for a husband that does so much and thankful for a blooming friendship. 

Friday, September 5, 2008

August Pictures

Here are some recent pictures.

This is from the last sonogram. All we could get was little boys face. Little Girl was facing the wrong way. Isn't he cute? This was 2 weeks ago. I have another sonogram appt on the 9th.

Seth and I at 29 weeks:

The dogs, their beds have been moved away from the end of our bed, to make space for the pack and play for the babies.

Seth and I at 27 weeks

Pictures of nursery. I cross-stitched the 4 winnie the pooh pics, matted and framed.