Friday, October 29, 2010

Ultrasound Pictures

Here are the ultrasound pictures from last week when I was 16 weeks and 1 day....

This is the top of both of the babies' heads.... at this time both babies were head down! Let's hope they stay that way!

This is our baby girl with her hand up to her face.
A close up of our baby girl's face...again, her hand is by her face.
Another one of our baby girl. The dark spot in the middle is her stomach!
This is our baby boy... just like his father he was being difficult when we were trying to take his picture.
You can see both of them in this one.
And in this one, our baby boy finally let us get a good picture of him.
And another one... like his sister, he has his hand up by his face.

Hope you enjoy seeing our babies as much as we do!

Another Doctor's Appt

I had an appt with my OB today. I still haven't reached my pre-pregnancy weight, but I am getting closer. We didn't get to see the babies today, but we heard their little hearts. The doctor said they both sound good. She reminded me that because I am having twins that I am at higher risk for this, that, and everything else. She said it's normal for my feet and ankles to be swelling already, and everything else. She does want me to cut my hours back at work to only working 8 hours day. Hopefully this will help me feel better and have a little bit more energy. We'll see how that all works out.
I go back to the OB in a month, but in two weeks I have my second trimester screening with maternal fetal, so we will get to see the babies!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Happy Birthday to Mommy!

I know it's not my birthday for another two weeks, but I went to Ikea yesterday got some one birthday presents. My mom and Mike wanted to get me a chair for the nursery for my birthday, but since Michigan is a little far away, and Ikea is only a half an hour away, I went to the store for them :) While I was there, I bought myself a birthday present too (but really it's for the babies' room too)!

Friday, October 22, 2010

It's A Girl! It's A Boy!

On Tuesday I had a pretty rough day. In the late morning I started having really bad cramps right under my rib cage. I called my OB's office and they said it was probably my uterus growing; that with twins it just hurts a lot worse because my uterus is growing twice as fast as it would with just one baby. The nurse told me if the pain got worse or if I had an spotting or contractions to call them back. A little while later I had a little bit of spotting, so I called them back and was sent for an ultrasound just to make sure everything was okay. The nurse was very reassuring and said it most likely wasn't anything to worry about.
Brent couldn't go to my ultrasound with me because he had a meeting at church, so my friend Modesty went with me. Both of the babies looked great. They both were about 5 ounces and had healthy little hearts and were moving all around in my belly. The ultrasound tech informed us that Baby A is a little girl and Baby B is a little boy! I was a little sad that Brent wasn't there, but it was fun to tell him and has been fun to share the news with people.
Knowing that one baby is a little girl and one is a little boy has made the fact that we are having twins seem a little more real. We have given them names and it's weird calling them by their names and knowing that there are these two little humans inside of my belly! I am very excited for March to get here and to meet our little babies!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

4 Months Pregnant

It's kinda crazy to think that tomorrow I will be four months pregnant! We're almost half way there... but we know it, these babies are gonna be out in the world!

My belly continues to grow... and with that growing I have to adjust more of what I am wearing. My jeans haven't fit me for a while, but I was still wearing my normal shirts, and they really don't fit all that well anymore. And most of my maternity shirts are still a little bit, so I am stuck somewhere in the middle. Soon enough though my belly will get past the "big" stage and be huge.

I am starting to feel better... but still have my times where I feel pretty miserable. Monday afternoon I ended up going back to the hospital because I was throwing up so much again. I felt pretty good the rest of the week, but right now my belly isn't too happy. Hopefully soon I will be completely over this getting sick stuff.

Brent's Aunt Debbie and her friend Carol are visiting us this weekend. We picked them up on Friday in Philly and went to the Eastern State Penitentiary (its the first penitentiary that was built in the USA). I went there with my parents a while back... and joked this time that the babies haven't even been born yet and they have been in a prison twice. Yesterday we went to Baltimore and just wandered around the inner harbor and went to Hard Rock Cafe for lunch. Today we went to The Cheesecake Factory after church and then went to Target. Aunt Debbie bought the babies some bath duckies, a toy lion and elephant, and some diapers. :)

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Bigger and Bigger and Bigger

My belly is really starting to grow. I haven't been able to wear my normal jeans for a while now, but over the past week or so it seems like my belly has just "popped" out. It's kinda weird... and crazy to think how big it's gonna end up being because I already feel like it's huge!

I'm starting to feel better finally. I haven't throw up in five days! I have been having headaches still, but I will take those any day over throwing up. I've also had growing pains as the babies are stretching out my uterus. They are the weirdest thing ever... not really sure how to describe them. I still don't have much energy and haven't been sleeping well at night, hopefully that will change soon now that I am feeling better.

I have felt movement for a week and a half or so. Nothing major yet, just some flutters and "popping" in my belly, but it definitely is the babies. It seems early, but the doctors and nurses have told me that I would start to feel the babies sooner because of the fact there are babies and not a baby. That's been exciting. I am looking forward to feeling more constant and distinct movement - and looking forward to when Brent and see and feel the movement too!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

One Down, Two To Go

As of yesterday I am officially in my second trimester! Only 24 weeks to go and the babies will be here!

I thought starting my second trimester would make the throwing up and feeling crappy go away... I was right until I ate dinner last night... and then my belly proved me wrong :(

Friday, October 1, 2010

Doctor's Appointment

I had an appointment today with my doctor. Everything went well. She had trouble finding both babies heart beats with the Doppler, so I ended up getting an ultrasound as well. It was a bedside machine and I couldn't really see too much, but the doctor saw both of the babies and both of their heartbeats and said everything looked good. I don't go back now for four weeks, so hopefully between now and then everything will be fine and there won't be any more hospital visits!