Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Week 35

Still prego and doing GREAT!!! I went to the dr. today and all was very good. I am dialated to a one still, my dr. said I was barely a 1! Both girls are doing wonderful:
Allison: 5lbs 3 oz 17.6 inches
Brooke: 4lbs 13 oz 17. 4 inches
(I only weighed 5.15 when I was born, so Alli is catching up fast!!!)
On the sono. today we could see both girls practicing breathing which is outstanding. If they were born today, they would probably be able to breath on their own. Brooke is once again horizonal. Her head in on my right side and her feet are kicking her her sister in the booty!
I go back to the dr. next Wed. I will update then again!

Happy Week 35 pretty girls!!! Can't wait to meet you. You have beautiful things waiting for you in your beautiful room!


Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Week 34

Only 4 more weeks!!! Can you believe it! I went to one of my doctor's partners today. I was only there for 30 minutes total! The wait time was nothing and I was so excited! This office was also in Frisco. Dr. Jacobs better watch out, I might have to move my business to this office AFTER the girls are born (but I just love Dr. Jacobs)

The other news is that I am now dialated to a one (which is really no big deal). My BP was elevated to 144/87 which the dr. was a little concerned about, but said I should just take it VERY easy and to call if it got higher than 150/80.

Happy week 34 Alli and Brooke! Please hold off from getting here until at least next week when Dr. Jacobs is back from Hawaii!

We love you,
Mommy, Daddy, and big sister Claire

Saturday, December 20, 2008

What Christmas Party?

Claire's school had a so called "Christmas Party" yesterday. Needless to say it wasn't much of a party. I was not impressed. The party consisted of a snack, yes, just a snack! No games, no book, no songs, not even a party favor. The menu consisted of one cookie, Cheetos, fruit and water. I even donated to the "party fund". Not sure where my money went, I guess to buy a bag of Cheetoes! Anyway, here are a few pictures of Claire at her "Christmas Party"!

One Month From Today

I can't believe that in one month from today (hopefully not sooner and we know it won't be later) we will no longer be a family of three, but a family of five!!!! I never in my wildest dreams thought I would have 3 children. The number 5 is really big and foreign to me. We need another chair for our kitchen table! It's little things like this that I keep thinking about. It may be weird to me to have a family of five but I am finding myself getting very anxious and excited to meet my new girls. I know our house is going to seem extremely tiny with 3 little girls running around, but I can't wait! They are going to have so much fun in such a little space!

Here's to one more month!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Week 33

My dr. appt went very well yesterday despite the length of the wait in the waiting room! ( my appt. was at 3:30 and I didn't see the dr. until 6:00, yes, I know it is absolutely ridiculous, but I do LOVE my dr.) I had a sonogram and it is funny how I can't make out the girls anatomy any more. They are too BIG! Isn't that great problem!

Official stats:
Allison- 4lbs. 1 oz 16.8 inches
Brooke-4lbs. 6 oz. 17.1 inches
they are measuring about a week and half behind but that is perfectly normal for twins. They are measuring about 31 and half weeks and I am 33 weeks!

Last time Brooke was a bit smaller and this time she was the bigger one. My dr. says they are growing so well and in such similiar fashion! We need them to keep growing for at least the next 2 weeks. My dr. goes to Hawaii on Sunday and doesn't return until the 30th. I will see her on the 31st. I am going to see one of her partners next week just to check my cervix and blood pressure (which BTW was great yesterday 110/80).

I am on antibiotics and cough medicine now too. I have a horrible cough and sore throat, which made my day even longer yesterday!!!

Happy Week 33 Allison and Brooke! We can't wait to meet you! Love, Mommy!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Claire's Christmas Program

Thursday night was Claire's first Christmas program with Primrose, her school. It was so stinkin' cute. Each class sang 2 songs (even the baby class). Claire's class sang "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer" and "Santa Claus is Coming to Town". They were supposed to wear red shirts, jeans, black shoes, a Santa hat, sunglasses and have a guitar to play. I don't think Claire really knew what to expect. She was a little stunned when she got out on the stage and saw how many people were there to watch (there were hundreds of people there!!). She mostly just stood there and swayed back and forth every now and then. She would also lift her sunglasses up so she could see better. We are very proud of her! She did well although she didn't sing to her best potential due to stage fright! ROCK ON SANTA CLAIRE!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Week 32

Ok, I am over the bedrest thing ALREADY!!! It has only been a few days and I am bored. Day time TV is horrible, I can't get comfortable enough to take a good long nap, so I feel like I am on the computer all the time. I think I am getting carpel tunnel syndrome! I am also reading a good book, Twilight. Junior is out right now buying stuff to make chili. A cold front blew through here and it is about 38 degrees!

The girls are moving nonstop. They are the size of large jicama. They have fingernails and toenails. They also have hair (which I could have told you due to my massive heartburn!). The weekly email says they are starting to plump up in size, about 3.75 lbs, and about 17 inches long.

My friends came over Sunday and started painting the nursery. We are not done just yet, but it looks really cute so far. I will post pictures as soon as the room is finished!

We are looking forward to THursday night. Claire will be making her debut in her shcool's Christmas program. I can't wait to see how she reacts to the crowd. My parents and Junior's parents are all coming to watch the little angel!

I go back to the dr. on Friday morning. No sono. just a check up.

Happy week 32 Allison and Brooke!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Bedrest WaaWaa!

My dr. visit went ok yesterday, not great but ok! When I got there my BP was 140/90 which is high. My hip was killing me yesterday as well. I could barely walk (thank God for valet parking at the hospital). She thought my BP being high could have been caused my the pain in my hip, which means I need to STAY OFF MY FEET! That is pretty hard to do when you have a room of 20 nine year olds. My dr. said she thought it would be best for me to hang it up as far as work went. She said i am not on strict bedrest, but I do not need to go to work, clean my house (which is fine with me), or go shopping!! I am ok with this decision. I am sad as well. I am going on Monday to tell my kids and friends bye. Then I will be at home until the arrival of Allison and Brooke. Soooo, feel free to email, call or write me anytime. I am going to have lots of time on my hands.
She doesn't think I will make it until January 20th. The girls could be here a little earlier than expected.
Please keep Junior in your prayers. He is now on FULL time Daddy duty. He is such a great dad to Claire and I know he will do a great job with the twins as well. It's just a lot for one guy to take on!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Week 31

I am still pregnant! YEAH!!! I can't believe I only have 7 weeks left. According to my weekly emails, the girls are about 3.3 pounds and 16 inches long (like carrying 8 navel oranges). Things are going well. I am starting to get pretty uncomfortable. My feet and hands swell every now and then, but overall I can't complain! I need these girls to roast for AT LEAST 5 more weeks (to be on the safe side). I go back to the dr. on Friday. I promise not to send any text messages (you know who you are!!) Two of my friends from work are coming to help paint the girls room on Sunday. We are going to paint yellow polka dots! I think it will be really cute! I can't wait!

Happy Week 31 Alli and Brooke!