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The Twins Nursery

30 November 2014

Previous pregnancy related posts here.

You guys! We get to meet our babies in NINE days, and as of today... I'm "full term" (37 weeks). I guess our twins are comfy and cozy inside, because they've already stayed in a week longer than most twins, and will probably stay in for another 9 days (which is when our c-section is). 

I seriously love being pregnant. Sure, I may or may not be extremely uncomfortable right now. My stomach might be ruined. My back may or may not hurt. I might not get much sleep at night, but man, I wouldn't trade this for anything in the world! Maybe it's because we've waited so long for these little miracles- I don't know- but I love feeling them kick and move inside of me. I feel like I have a special bond with them already, and I can't wait to hold them in my arms!

I probably spent hours looking at different Pinterest boards of twins nurseries, dreaming up what I wanted mine to look like. Mine doesn't look nearly as good as any of the pins I dreamt of. It's plain and simple, but I love it nonetheless. It's cheerful and bright, and I love being in there.

Thanksgiving + Home Movie

29 November 2014

The days going by are a blur to me, so I'm glad when I remember to snap a few pics to remember them by. Lately, Kyler has been wearing these construction safety goggles everywhere. He wore them to the park so that the "sand wouldn't get in his eyes" and in the bath so "water wouldn't get in his eyes". Logical thinking, I guess. I just love how they make his imaginary play come alive. I love this stage.

Our Thanksgiving was excellent! My brother and sis inlaw and Jared cooked most everything, while I just napped on the couch and didn't wash a single dish (they wouldn't let me). ALMOST makes me wish I could be pregnant with twins every T-day...but not really haha. Post dinner walk around the block:

I seriously love iMovie. It takes like 10 minutes to put together a really cute family home movie from random video clips I have on my phone. Here's our Oct-Nov 2014 family home movie!

33-36 weeks with twins

26 November 2014

Previous journey posts here!
Today is November 10th, 2014- We made it to 34 weeks! Every week I can keep them inside means less (or no) time in the NICU!

Jared's coworkers threw us a little baby shower at his work last week, and his team at Wake Forest threw us a little shower yesterday as well. We feel so blessed to have so many people that care about us, and these little ones! 

November 17, 2014
I'm 35 weeks and things are becoming more real! I've been having weekly non stress tests at the doctors, and both babies are doing fantastic! I'm having consistent contractions every 5-8 minutes according the NST. Doc says those can easily turn into true labor contractions any day now! We also had an ultrasound to measure the babies growth, and baby boy is estimated to weigh 5 pounds 15 ounces and baby girl is estimated to weigh 5 pounds 11 ounces. However, ultrasounds aren't completely accurate, and they tend to over estimate. 

Baby boy wouldn't let us get a picture of his face, but his sister showed us her face for a second! It's kinda hard to see at first:

Also, on the ultrasound it was reconfirmed that baby girl is still breech, and that their placentas are fused together.  VBAC is no longer an option for us. The risk of placental/uterine rupture is too high after 36 weeks, and even if I do happen to go into labor on my own within the next few days, there's a good chance of having baby boy VBAC and baby girl (the breech one) needing an emergency c-section. Too many risks for us, so our c-section is scheduled on December 9th (at 38 weeks 2 days) but the doctor says they will more than likely come on their own before then- we'll see! 

Today is November 25, 2014. I had my 36 week appointment and non stress test today. The babies are doing great! After my appointment, Jared and I took Kyler to a "Big Brother Class" at the hospital. As seen on instagram, it didn't go so well:

He's never acted like that around real babies before, so I'm hoping that he was just acting that way because he's never really played with dolls before or because he skipped his nap and was just in a grumpy mood. He eventually warmed up to the doll, and even helped change a diaper:

We got the twins' video baby monitor set up this week. We've been trying it out in Kyler's room...  I love it! I get to see all of the things he does when we leave the room, and watch sweet things like this from the couch downstairs:

The twin's nursery is almost done! I'll try to snap a pic of it soon.

A week of Birthdays!

18 November 2014

I can hardly believe it.  Kyler is FOUR!

I took probably 50 pictures, and couldn't get a "real" smile out of him. He was too distracted by the balloons because he didn't want them to pop or fly away haha. Oh well!

We celebrated Jared's birthday last weekend at Maggianos, and Kyler's this past weekend with Big Hero 6, and a train ride at the mall- he was one happy kid! I love how easy they are to please at this age...because I was definitely not feeling up to planning him a "birthday party" this year. I don't know what I'm going to do if the twins are born in November too... 4 family members birthdays in one month is a lot!

A journey... 29-33 weeks bumpdate

04 November 2014

Probably only one (or two) more bump dates before they come! Previous journey posts here.

Today is October 16, 2013.
I think I posted this picture before, but this was our last trip to the beach before the babies come.
-29 weeks-

My church friends threw me an adorable baby shower last week! Seriously, they are the best :)

Today is October 22, 2014

I had an ultrasound on Monday, and baby boy is measuring about 4 lbs 2 ounces and baby girl is about 3 lbs 14 ounces. They are both still measuring a little ahead of schedule, which I hear is rare for twins, but I'll take it- they are healthy! My ultrasound showed my cervix is funneling and thinning. My last ultrasound my cervix was 5cm long, this time it was only 2cm.  My doctor wasn't too concerned because I'm having twins, but told me to stay off my feet as much as possible, and drink lots of water. I'm getting so excited for them to come!

Today is November 3, 2014
Today I had my first non-stress test (where they monitor the babies' heartbeats and contractions).

Our nurse wasn't very familiar with the NST machine, so she spent 45 minutes trying to get me hooked up and had a hard time finding baby boy's heartbeat. I almost cried and was freaking out, but at the same time, I could feel them both kicking so I knew they had to be okay. Jared wasn't worried; he could tell our nurse didn't know what she was doing (she apologized after the test was over and explained that the nurse that usually does their NST's was out, so she was trying to cover for her, but wasn't familiar with the machine). She had baby boy's heart monitor where Jared thought his head was, and Baby girl kept kicking her I was pretty sure that one wasn't on right either. We ended up having to go in for an ultrasound to see how the babies were positioned, and they were both doing great! Both hearts where nowhere near where she had the NST monitors hooked up on me. Hah.

Once I was all hooked up to the machine properly, the NST went well! I laid there for about 45 min and pushed a button whenever I felt one of the babies move.

The results of the test were good! However, the doctor acted surprised when she saw that I was having so many contractions. I wasn't surprised, I've been feeling the contractions for the past week and a half or so. They come between 5-20 minutes apart all day everyday (and night) and last about a minute. They aren't painful, just a little uncomfortable. She said as long as the contractions aren't painful then she isn't concerned about them.

We made it to 33 Weeks!

I have a c-section scheduled for 5 weeks from now, unless of course they decide to come on their own within the next 3 weeks. Then, maybe a VBAC will be a possibility. At this point, I don't care how or when they come, I just want them here safe and healthy :)

Halloween 2014

Kyler was going through a little Spiderman phase when we asked him what he wanted to be for Halloween this year....

So Spiderman he was!
Even Spiderman gets wedgies
I stayed home and passed out candy, while Jared took Kyler out to get the goods...
That's way too much candy for a little boy...guess I'm going to have to help him out :D