Wednesday, March 30, 2011

35+ weeks

At our 35 week check up, the babies looked perfect during their weekly non-stress test. I also had an ultrasound to measure the babies and check their position. They are still both in perfect position and dropping lower every week! Their estimated weights were 5lbs 4oz (44th percentile) and 5lbs 10oz (59th percentile). The smaller baby is actually probably much bigger but she was so hard to measure because she is smashed so low in my belly! I'm still on my medications for contractions and no dilation so far but they still don't think birth is far off (they keep saying that!). Friday makes 36 weeks. At this point each day counts!!

We also received our double jogger in the mail!! Rusty put it together in a snap and has also organized the whole garage but he made me promise: NO MORE ONLINE SHOPPING! I complied (it's all done now!) This stroller will be perfect for the theme parks and jogging on the trail behind our house. At first we'll be using our in-line because we'll be able to clip the car seats right in. Who knew there were so many choices for double strollers?!

This picture was taken by our new Nikon camera. We bought it for the rapid shutter speed, amazing picture quality and it's ability to take video too! This should last us for many years to come!! PS: Flowers from my dad. It's nice to have pretty things to look at while I lay on the couch..haha!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Final preparations!

Things are starting to fall into place. Hospital bag packed, pack and play set up and ready for the babies first nights at home, finishing touches to the nursery done, freezer full of ready to eat meals, online shopping done, thank you cards written and newlywed scrapbook complete! Oh, and new camera tested, see the test subject below...haha!

There's only one thing left: mental and emotional prepartion. I'm not sure that's an item I can check off my to-do list! Can any new parent-to-be?

Monday, March 21, 2011

10 day count down!

So, as of today there are only 10 days left until I'm full term! Yikes!!!! THAT snuck up on me for sure. Today we had an appointment and they hooked me up to a monitor for a non-stress test. The babies looked perfect according to the doctor! I on the other hand have been having a lot of contractions!!! They are hopeful I will make it to April for a delivery date but aren't making any promises. (We are still keeping our fingers crossed though!) So, until they deliver, I remain on bed rest and hope that will be enough to keep them from coming.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Maternity shoot!

Just got our proofs back from our professional photo shoot with Kristin Mizo. This is how we spent our Valentine's Day :) She is amazing and there are more in our photo album!

Monday, March 14, 2011

It's in the details!

So, here's the crib bumper that took me a good portion of last week to hand sew...but didn't have much else on the calendar so it worked out! I'm happy with how the room has turned out so far...check out the photo albums, as always for continued picture updates :)

At our 33 week checkup today we got a chance to see the babies but they didn't get measured this week (but will in 2 more weeks!) They have a good amount of fluid around them and are officially both in head down positions!! Perfect for a normal delivery...keep your fingers crossed for a non C-section birth!!!

I've still had quite a few contractions despite medication, fluid and rest so they will be happy to see me get to 36 weeks. The doctor said I should expect them to come home with me if they are born at that time. So for now, I'm back on the really, really taking it easy instead of just doing a lot of resting. The time is getting close, and we are getting nervous but I'm happy with how things have turned out so far! Just hoping for a safe delivery for the 4 of us (no passing out daddy!)

It seems like everything is all about baby(ies) for now but life goes on for Rusty! He is enjoying his job at Universal on 2nd shift and has been able to get really good at diving! He even tricked a veteran diver into thinking that he's been diving for several years! He's hoping to get his advanced dive certification soon and maybe, one day will talk me into it so we can do some reef diving in the Caribbean. Ahh...dreams! We all have them :)

Monday, March 7, 2011

32 week update

We had another appointment today and it looks like all is going well. I'm still on a modified bed rest but I'm able to get up a bit more than before. This week I'm going to get started on sewing the crib bumpers while I still can!!

The doctor also cleared me to get out of the house once or twice a week for lunch or any place I can go and sit and not do anything! At this point I'm losing the desire to go out and do a whole lot anyways! I'm trying to enjoy my mid-day naps as much as possible because I won't get much sleep soon.

This weekend I have a baby shower with my work friends and I'm SO looking forward to it! It'll be nice to get out and see everyone again.