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Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Good and not so good....

Today was my appointment with my perinatologist. The boys look great and my prayers were answered. John has caught up to Brandon and they are now only two days apart and weighing 1 pound 10 ounces and 1 pound 14 ounces. The appointment went pretty fast and we did not get any good ultrasound pictures or see them too much but Brian did see one of them opening and closing its mouth... how cool is that!!!
The other news was about my cervix, it is indeed shortening and funneling. If you ask me what funneling means I could not tell you but my peri is concerned. She showed us that the cerix on the ultrasound should all be white (i guess that is hard tissue). Well I have a funnel, a little cone shape where it is black (no tissue there) which is not what we want. She told me to take it really easy, do not get up to much , lay in bed, rest on the weekends. She said if I don't it could mean bed rest and worse hospital bed rest. She says with the way I talk (hyper voice) that she does not think I take it easy during the day.... man does she not know I am the laziest person ever! Anyhow, she wants to see me in two weeks instead of 4 so that means I see a doctor every week now.
I see my OB, Dr. T next wednesday and we will see if she puts me on bed rest....

Well atleast the boys are doing GREAT, now they just need to bake for a bit longer!


Monday, October 29, 2007

Baby Blankets

My grandmother made the boys the most precious and soft blankets.... I wanted to show them off!!!!

Sunday, October 28, 2007

24 weeks

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

OB Update

I had my regular OB appointment and things are good. My blood pressure in good and my weight is not too bad... I gained about 3 pounds in two weeks, I have been a a sweet binge the past couple of weeks :-) We have not dont my second trimester blood screening yet. Not sure when it will happen but if the OB is not too worried then I am cool with it.
The boys heart rates are 158 and 160 and they seem to be more active these days. even when I wake up at night I can put my hand on my stomach and feel movement. I have come to think that one boys is calm like Brian and the other is crazy like me because I feel more movement on one side than the other!
The one thing my OB was a little concerned about is that my cervix has shortened. Now she is just guestimating and we will find out for sure next Wednesday (halloween) with my peri but she did say that when I get home from work I should rest and not do too much and also call if I have any contractions or bleeding. I am not too worried but I know that things can happen fast so I am going to try and relax and take it easy the rest of the pregnancy and keep these boys in as long as possible. She said our first milestone is 30 weeks.... 6 weeks from tomorrow!

Sunday, October 21, 2007


Brian and I decided to go ahead and only do one nursey. We are going with the sports room of course!! Here are some pictures!
Now this is just the begining.... I will post more pictures when things move along!

Now I have to admit I am alittle nervous about having the cribs set up. Hopefully everything for the rest of the pregnancy will go good and we will have to not worry about anything but right now I still have that thought in the back of my head about something going wrong. I just can not wait till my next doctor appointment!!! It is this coming Wednsday the 24th!

Friday, October 19, 2007


Last night I went to my first meeting for the North West Houston Mothers of Multiples. IT WAS GREAT!!!! I was nervous about going so of course I took my mother with me and I think she was the "bell of the ball"... everyone loved her and was glad to see a GRANDMA in the house. I met so many women who had twins and even one with triplets. All these women live near me and I can not wait to really get to know them because I know they have a wealth of knowledge.
A few of things I did learn:
1. the boys WILL want to stay together in one room.... so of course now I am re-thinking having two rooms and maybe just going with one room and one theme.
2. most of the women went on "voluntary" bed rest around 30 weeks because they were just so worn out.
3. most of the women also had their twins between 33-37 weeks which is great!

I am really looking forward to this club and knowing that brian and I can raise twins, that it is not impossible!!!

Oh and today is 23 weeks :-)

Thursday, October 18, 2007


All better.... I was just having a hard week I think.
I got alot of encouragment from friends, family and a mom of multiples, who I adore!
I am feeling the boys mostly at night once I settle down. I have to say I still do not know who I am feeling but thats ok, I have to come to terms with that!
So sorry for the freak out....

We are "spring" cleaning our house right now, yes I know its fall but I am so ready to have it cleaned and start putting the nurseries together. We just have so much clutter, I even found stuff in my pantry from '04.... thats the year Brian and I got married. So I am thowing alot away and just de-cluttering our house so we have room for more clutter when the boys are here :-)
We are getting our cribs this weekend so I will post pics of the rooms this weekend after the cribs are set up. HOW EXCITING!!!!!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

What is wrong with me?

For about the past three days I have been really worried (freaking out) about this pregnancy. Over all I have not been "too bad" but right now I just can not stop thinking about what could be going wrong. Now let me say I have not had any bad cramping or bleeding but I just am worried. I feel as if I am not gaining weight anymore and that I am not feeling the boys very often. I did not feel the boys at all yesterday till about 9pm. I got home from work and Brian and I started to clean out house from top to bottom (I guess I am starting to nest). So once we finished two rooms I laid down and finally felt movement BUT who am I feeling... one or both? I can't tell and that scares me. I don't know if both are ok. I don't go back to the peri till October 31st (yes halloween, but for me thats good) and I don't see my OB till next wednesday! Even seeing my OB does not really reassure me that all is ok because even though we get to hear the heartbeats and know they are still in there I don't know if they are growing correctly. Right?
I guess I just needed to vent.

Update---- feeling much better, I guess I just needed to get it out!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Every two weeks

22 weeks

So I found out today that we are starting two week appointments with the OB. They just want to keep a close eye on me for blood pressure and the length of my cervix.
The boys are doing well. We have HB of 152 and 156. I only gained 2 1/2 pounds.... yeah.... so we round that up to 19 pounds in 22 weeks (this friday) and a weight of 134 :-(
We are now going to research pediticians, cord blood and all that kind of good stuff.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Nursery Furniture

Not our room or decor but it is the furniture we are getting!!!

Monday, October 8, 2007

Brandon and John

Here is a picture of Brandon and John one on top of the other (but really they are side by side) looking at one another.
*** new pic updated on 10-9***


Friday, October 5, 2007

Doc Update

Today was my appointment with the peri-neonatologist. We got in and out pretty fast! All is well with Brandon and John. They are both breech and facing each other. They are about 9 inches long and looking good. Brandon is 17 ounces (1 pound 1 ounce) and John is 14 ounces. Basically Brandon is about 21 weeks 5 days and John is 21 weeks. John is right on track since I am 21 weeks today but Brandon is being stubborn and growing a little faster. The doc said not to worry since neither of them was behind in measurement, being atleast 21 weeks.
I go to the OB on wednesday just for a check up!
I will also post pics of the boys soon!!!

Please pray that the boys stay with in a good weight range of each other.

***Brian felt the babies move.***
I guess I have been feeling them off and on for a bit but did not know what it really was. Now that Brian can feel them I too know it is them and am very happy that we can finally feel them. It is not constant and comes and goes but I am glad that I know they are in there... Oh and I have no clue which one it is!!!

Thursday, October 4, 2007

I feel....

like I am going to POP..... and I am only 21 weeks, tomorrow

Tomorrow is my ultra sound so get ready to look for some pictures of the boys! I am ready to see them but of course very nervous about tomorrow's appointment. Please be praying for Brian and I and especially for Brandon and John to be HEALTHY and growing like bean sprouts.