Saturday, January 24, 2009

32 week update

I guess I was wrong in my last post--the weight difference in the babies is kind of a big deal. The ultrasound technician is the one who was not very concerned, but yesterday when we saw my doctor, he ordered another ultrasound for Feb. 5th and said that if there is still a 10% weight difference in the babies they'd want me to deliver (at 34 or 35 weeks). Essentially, Cullen is hogging all Kerrick's food and he'd do better outside the womb where the feeding is left up to me and not his brother.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

31 week ultrasound

We went to the doctor today for an ultrasound and it was nice to have Andrew with me. The babies are getting big. Cullen is 4 lbs. and 5 oz. and Kerrick is 3 lbs. and 12 oz. The weight difference, I am told, is not an issue. Both babies are head down, which I think is pretty unusual for twins and I may be able to avoid the C-section that way. They are looking good, but really cramped. I think it's cute how they are face to face. If we'd gotten better pictures, we'd post them but I can barely make out what's what.

Monday, January 12, 2009

On Being Ginormous

So...the fun of pregnancy has officially worn off. I'm in my 31st week and, according to the Dr., I'm measuring at 38--meaning that my uterus is the same size as someone about to give birth. I know I've got two in there, but it doesn't take away from the fact that I am measuring 4 FEET in circumference (actually, I'm 44 inches around).

Another thing. There are 8 baby limbs in there. That is equivalent to an octopus in movement. Sometimes, like yesterday, it can be nauseating.

Things I miss:
Tying my shoe
Shaving my legs
Seeing my shoes
Seeing my legs
Sleeping on my stomach
My stomach (which was never really that flat, but I'd give anything for it now)
Eating without heartburn
The ability to bend over and pick something up

I'll stop complaining. Andrew's sick of hearing it, I'm sure. I have an ultrasound on Thursday to make sure the boys are growing concordantly. I'll post something after that.

Oh, and we're still up in the air about middle names. Bren (Brenn, Brynn) is looking good for Kerrick, but we're open to suggestions...

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Cats and car seats

The car seats seem to be a hit with Finn and Mageetah. Especially during prime sunning hours.

The monkey nursery

We decided to go with a monkey theme. Judging from the boys' activity in utero, we chose wisely.

This is where all the children will sleep. Finn called the bouncy chair.

Dog Park Baby Shower

Andrew playing charades.

Our friends, Dan and Patricia, threw us a baby shower in November. Most of the attendees were from our dog park, but some people came from school. It was a fun day and we really are thankful for the friends we've made here.
We had a surprise baby shower at school, too, and hopefully we'll get those pictures up soon.

Some back posting

Me, trying not to have a pregnant face.

The flamingos liked me.

Andrew doing his best America's Next Top Model pose.

At the zoo in Nassau.

We decided that we needed a vacation before the boys came. Who knows when we'll get one again. We went on a cruise to the Bahamas in October. I was about 16 weeks pregnant here.