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Friday, December 30, 2011

31 weeks with Twins!

31 weeks with twins!

I missed week 30. With the holidays and all, I just plain forgot. The two week span from my last picture may not seem different to most, but to me, I feel much bigger. My body is screaming at me this week. Everything is getting harder to do, but I must do it. I am still working out each day, the small amount of days I do happen to miss, my body is not happy with me at night. Whenever I miss working out, that very evening my contractions are so painful, my back hurts so bad and my overall energy level is like a zero. Believe it or not, working out makes my days better and easier to bear, though the working out part is super hard to do.

My belly is measuring at least a month and a half over due and my body feels it too. Every day I don't think my belly can stretch any farther and then it does. Everything seems to be going fine though. I have another ultra sound in about a week. We will see the babies again and make sure that they are still head down. I can hardly wait for them to get here, and to finally see what these little boys look like.

Blake, or Baby B is sitting higher and to my right side. He moves so much now it is getting uncomfortable. His little arms and legs, feet and hands are constantly pushing to get out. I see much more movement from Blake on my right, then Matthew on my left.

Matthew is much more mellow than Blake. I hardly feel Matthew move and when I do it is subtle and very soft. He is not a kicker like his brother Blake. There are days I get super worried when I feel hardly anything on my left. It will be interesting to see what there personalities are like and if they fit with how they were in-utero.

Just 7 weeks at the most to go. If I don't deliver by the 38 week mark they will induce me. I am hoping at my doctor's appointment on the 4th that we will set a date for this so I have something concrete to look forward to.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

29 weeks with Twins

Okay, I am only a couple days shy of being 30 weeks, but I had to post this 29 week pic for posterity sake. Here I am at 29.5 weeks pregnant with twins. We went to a family Christmas party Sunday and I got all the expected looks and comments from my unexpected extended family. Most of them didn't know I was having twins, so when they found out I was due in February, their eyes would go all wide and they would go silent. Pretty funny for me to witness.

I measured full term almost two weeks ago, and so since then I have just gotten larger and larger, and passing up the full term status quo has been well, humbling. I am feeling the discomfort big time and really rely on Joe's help. He got a cortisone shot in his back a few days ago and has been able to help a lot more. And I let him. It is hard though to not pick Dallin up as much as I used to. To not play with him as much as I used to, but I had to realize and finally except that I can't do as much as I used to.

These babies are healthy and strong and soon, they will be 4 pounds. I can hardly believe it. I hope they come around 37 weeks, that would be ideal. We will see though, I know they will come on their own timeline, nothing much I can do about it.

Christmas cookies

The other night when Dallin had gone to bed, Joe and I decided it was a good idea to make some cookies, just the two of us. I got a recipe from my mom for Candy Cane Cookies and so we set out to make some.

Joe was a good Christmas helper. He frosted them well, despite his fear of ruining them:)

We devoured cookies and listened to some Christmas music. It was a fun night with my sweetie. We were just our normal silly selves and it felt good.

They were pretty tasty, and cool looking, for us at least....we are both not the best bakers, so these were awesome for our skill level:)

I got in on the action of frosting as well....okay, I frosted most of them:)

Joe had fun in the kitchen, which doesn't happen often. My Mr. Clause has some pretty good skills, yes??

I love you Joe. Thanks for the fun night, and for just being crazy with me. You are the best.

Friday, December 9, 2011

O Christmas Tree, 2011

A few nights ago for FHE we went and got our Christmas tree. We knew we didn't want a huge one, but not a small one either. We found one that was just right. It was about as tall as Joe, so I said "we'll take it." The price wasn't too bad either. I am totally willing to pay $40 for a fresh Christmas tree. I just love the smell of fresh pine. The guys there even loaded and tied it up for us. It was the easiest tree pick up ever!

Dallin and his Dad just after bringing in the tree.

We didn't get any picture of the decorating part itself, but, we did get this shot of Dallin standing in awe before it, just after seeing it all done.

Love my new holiday apron. Thanks for bringing me home one babe. You are the best.

This was taken last night. What a ham. He wanted a picture in front of the "kwismas twee". It was a fun night of cold hunts for a tree, hot cocoa, sparkles, Mannheim Steamroller, and last but not least chocolaty kisses from our little boy.

I love Christmas time!!!

Dallin, The Goofball

Last night was a hoot.

Lately Dallin hasn't been too happy (thank you terrible two's) but last night, he was his normal goofy self and decided to model for me.

I mean look at that face, so adorable, I could just kiss him all day!! And well, sometimes I do...

I love you Dallin. You made a very tired mom, laugh hard for awhile and forget her pain. You are such a ham and I just think you are the best. You are a goofball just like me. Let's promise to always be goofball's together. Okay??? Good.

Love you.

28 weeks with Twins

(28 weeks with Twins)

I am currently 28 weeks along with these two little boys and I feel just so huge! I went to the doctor for my 28 week checkup and he said I am measuring full term, that's 40 weeks according to him. Yikes! I can not believe how fast this tummy of mine is growing. I look like I am ready to deliver, but I have so many more weeks to go. 10 more to be exact. I just can't wait to meet them.

Joe hurt his back again over Thanksgiving,( darn back just won't heal, poor Joe) and so for the last two weeks I have had to do most everything on my own. It has been a very hard two weeks. I can't bend down easily and so just simple things like picking up after Dallin, or sweeping the floor, emptying out the dishwasher, etc are becoming sooo much work. I find I am constantly stopping to catch my breath and I am just plain tuckered out. I have cried that last two weeks more than I think I have in the last year. I am one emotional mama, so watch out! I am hoping to get the nesting instinct soon as well as the energy that accompanies it, because I could sure use some of it.

The boys are doing great and so am I, regardless of my previous complaints. Just tired, sore and tired. Contractions are coming almost every night now. Painful ones that leave me just wondering how in the world I am not in labor. But, the next morning finds me fit as a fiddle and with no contractions in sight. Let's hope it stays that way for at least for another 8 weeks. I don't want these boys coming before they can get all healthy and strong on their own in there. This week does mark a huge milestone for them. If they were born, they would most likely survive, so here is to baby viability. Hooray!!!