Monday, September 23

29 weeks

We are in the single digit weeks until these babies come, I really cannot believe it. Last week I went for my monthly check up at the high risk doctors office. At the time the babies were both measuring over 3 pounds. Woo hoo! Grow babies, grow. The doctor joked that maybe I could have two 8 pounders and make the paper :) I really would not complain one bit if they came out at 8 pounds, but I kind of doubt that is going to happen. 

This girl is crazy. Every time I go to the doctor she has decided to move into a position that is not head down. I keep telling her she needs to flip over and stay that way, but she won't have it. For now, it's fine and kind of alright because it means her head isn't putting any weight on my cervix. In a couple more weeks though, I am really praying she moves so that I can avoid a section. The boy is still hanging out transverse across the entire top of my belly. I really don't care how he lays, but maybe he could tell his sister to cooperate :)

My belly is measuring 37 weeks today. It was 35 last time, so I am betting at next week's appointment I will be pretty close to measuring full term with one. 

My blood pressure is still good, but I don't think the doctor expects it to stay that way. I am resting as much as I can to try and keep it under control. She said if I can keep it under wraps then she really thinks we will be able to wait until nearly 38 weeks before we deliver. That would be awesome!

Rease has been such a helper lately. She likes to boss me around and remind me that "the doctor and daddy said you shouldn't do that". It is pretty funny. I made French toast for breakfast this morning and she informed me that I shouldn't eat at the table and that I should go back to my bed and lay down and eat. She then proceeded to take my plate and march back to the bedroom. She is quite motherly and entertaining. She got to be the line leader last week at preschool and was so excited that she almost knocked me over telling me when she got home. Thankfully I grabbed the counter just in time, or we both would have ended up in a pile on the floor. 

G is still in love with any car, but especially loves Francesco Bernoulli from Cars2. We lost him a couple weekends ago and I looked everywhere for him. I claimed my defeat and bought him a new one, only to find the original the next day. He was so excited, he ran around the house clinging to his cars yelling, "Francesco Bernoulli new one. Two Francesco Bernoulli's!!!!!!"  He is beginning to be a little rotten. Over the weekend Chris walked into the living room and G was standing right behind Rease with his little toy hammer and had his arm up like he was going to whack her in the head. It wouldn't have done any damage so Chris just stood there watching to see what he would do. He must have caught Chris out of the corner of his eye, because he slowly backed up and put the hammer down. He's going to be a handful. 

I promise I will make Chris take a picture this week. We have done a really terrible job of that lately. 

Thursday, September 12

27 Weeks

Not much has changed since last week.  I had my 27 week appointment on Tuesday and it was okay.  My doctor was in surgery for the day, so I had to see the nurse practitioner.  I haven't seen her since my first OB appointment, so she wasn't exactly up to date on my history, etc.  Because of this, she was really concerned about quite a bit of funneling of my cervix.  At my 25 week appointment I had some funneling too, but the dr wasn't concerned because it was still nearly 5cm long.  This time I had more funneling, but it was still just as long, and the nurse was asking me if I had been on bedrest, etc.  She informed me I needed to go home and rest and she would talk to the doctor in the morning and call me.  Chris and I were all prepared to have me be put on bedrest after talking to the nurse.  Thankfully yesterday the doctor called and she was fine with the way things looked, so nothing has really changed.  Chris and my boss decided they still didn't like the idea of me coming in to work, even after talking to the doctor, so I am now working from home.  Which is okay.  I don't have to sit at my desk all day, I can wear comfortable clothes and be a bum while I am working.  It all sounds good to me.  It is hard to be as productive though.  I get so sleepy sitting in bed and it's hard to fight the urge to take a nap.  It is also hard to get comfortable with a huge belly and a huge laptop to work with.

I have another appointment Monday and Wednesday, so I should get to have a better chat with my doctor then.  My guess is I will skip right past the weekly visits and have to keep up the bi-weekly visits.  But, maybe I'll be wrong.

My belly measured 35 this week, just a tad bigger than the 27 weeks that I am :)  I always measured atleast 2 ahead with R & G, so 35 really isn't all that big I don't feel like.

Rease and Garrison started preschool this week.  They both enjoyed it and are looking forward to going back next week.  Rease is going 3 days a week and I think it is going to take a bit for her to adjust.  She was so tired last night she was just mean, lol.  Hopefully she adjusts soon.

I'll add a picture next week after my 28 week appointments.

Tuesday, September 3

26 weeks

I can't believe that in as little as 10 more weeks we could be having two babies! I really don't think the whole twin idea has set in yet.  I really don't think it will until they are born and I am holding them.

I am feeling pretty good and have been trying my best to keep resting and taking it easy. I actually do not have a doctor's appointment this week, so that will be nice :) Starting next week I go at least once a week for the remainder of the pregnancy. 

Johnson's decided late Thursday to come over and help us get some projects done this weekend. We had new carpet installed in the bedrooms on Friday, and Chris and Josh spent Saturday and Sunday redoing the two closets and installing new trim. The bedrooms look great! Abrah was a huge help, and ordered me around to make sure I kept to my allotted 30 minutes of time on my feet. We (and when I say we, I mostly mean Abrah) managed to get the bedrooms cleaned, basement cleaned, baby clothes sorted, washed and put away, baby blankets made, nursery curtains started, and other things I'm sure I don't remember.  Now I just have to find everything that Chris took out of Rease's room before the carpet was installed and get it put back. 

G has made the transition to his twin bed, and sharing a room with his big sister. For the most part, both are going really well. Now if we could just get Rease out of a night time pull up and G potty trained :)

**I just went into the kids' room because I could hear Rease back there talking.  She was apparently watching G and was cracking up at his pants.  Poor kid can't keep his pj's up.

Here are a couple of photos of the new carpet, trim and closets. I love, love, love the way it turned out. The boys did an awesome job!! 

And, here is a self take. Picture of my big belly :) I should have chopped my head off in the picture, because I've been a bum all day and haven't done anything to make myself look presentable :)