Wednesday, June 20, 2012

30 Weeks

Well I am now 30 weeks. I need to make it at least another 5 weeks. It's crazy that I really have no idea how much longer I have. Most twins are delivered between 35 and 36 weeks. But you can go all the way until 38 weeks. Now if you look at this picture you can tell that I pretty much look full term. Well that's because I have a total of 6 pounds 10 oz of baby inside of me. Baby A is 3 lbs, and Baby B is 3 lbs 10 oz. Baby B is the chunker. She is 67th percentile in weight right now. Baby A is about 19th percentile. It is just fine that they are different, but I do feel a little bit bad for Baby A, and for me. My doctor said if I made it to about 37 weeks they would probably be about 7 1/2 pounds and 6 1/2 pounds. Which would be awesome!! Two healthy babies. And that really is what I ultimately want. But then I think hold on that is almost 14 pounds of baby. Can my body actually hold that? I just imagine Kate (from Kate plus 8) all saran wrapped and huge. But I guess she had 4 more babies than I do. I am happy that they are doing well, and I think a big reason is because I have gained a significant amount of weight already. This is where I have the two voices... the "mom" voice saying great job keep up the weight gain. And then the "woman" voice saying oh my goodness your body is going to be a disaster. I don't know if I will be able to avoid stretch marks this time around, but that's ok. I just keep telling myself I really won't care a year from now, and hopefully all the weight will be gone. It's just hard right now. I just look at JLo and think I can do it too right? She had twins. And I am sure I will be able to afford a super expensive trainer too:) Ok maybe not, but I know I can do it. I am feeling ok. I have a hard time breathing if I am reclined at all and I am super sore in the pelvic area, but other than that it's not too bad. It is going to get a lot worse here pretty soon so I don't want to complain too much. This too shall pass right? I keep thinking it's better to have one hard pregnancy than two pregnancies. I really do feel that way. I just don't love being pregnant. Love the reward though. And luckily I am not pushing out a 14 pound baby, just two smaller ones. Luckily they are both head down, so hopefully they have made their choice and are going to stay there. Now if you could just not see me the entire month of July because I will be in hiding. Just kidding...... kind of.... not really.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Nesting Much??

In case you haven't heard of nesting, here is the Wikipedia definition. And I will say this is exactly true for me.
 "In human females, the nesting instinct often occurs around the fifth month of pregnancy[1][4], but can occur as late as the eighth, or not at all[citation needed]. It may be strongest just before the onset of labor.[1][5][6] It is commonly characterized by a strong urge to clean and organize one's home and is one reason why couples who are expecting a baby often reorganize, arrange, and clean the house and surroundings." 
  And if you know me well you know that I like to clean, organize, and decorate normally so when I am pregnant it just gets a bit out of control. So here are some of the things that I have been busy with.
Here is Melanie's new room downstairs. There is a door to her room, but I wanted to separate the small hallway to the bathroom and her room with curtains.
We now have three cribs. Is that crazy or what? Luckily we have not paid for a single one. Which makes it better somehow.

I love this little book shelf/sling that I made. Mel loves it too. She is so good at picking out a book and putting it back so nice and neat. And I switch the selection out when I am tired of reading the same ones.

Here is the babies room. The picture frames will have their baby pictures in there.  I thought the room would be crammed, but it actually seems bigger to me somehow.

I painted this crib to match. It was a really nice white before, but I knew it would bug me if they didn't match.

The dresser got moved into the closet. Thank goodness it is a big closet, to store lots of different things.
This is the new office/craft area. And I actually kind of like it better. Maybe because now I can see everything  when I am working on something. Notice Sawyer's Kennel as a little table. Kind of weird I know.

Here is the other side of the room. Finally some organization with the toys. Thank you Ikea.

Here is the the reversible car seat I made. It doesn't match the other one, but I am ok with that. In fact I didn't want them to match. I have to be able to tell them apart somehow in those seats.

Here is the other side.

Saturday, June 02, 2012

Baby Shower Weekend!

This weekend I was lucky enough to get two baby showers. Friday night I had a baby shower with my friends from church and Saturday morning I had a shower with family and friends. I chose a hard weekend for a lot of people, but it was still very fun, and I got a lot of great things! I was against ever dressing the babes the same, but everything that I got that was matching was so stinking cute, and I can't wait to see them in it and to take lots of pictures of course! Thanks everyone who came, I am now ready to get all the little things done, and get these babies here!

This is the first shower at Jandi's house. It was crazy cute.

This was the craft table where you could make the babies some bracelets of clips.
The finished products.

Fresh flowers form Olivia's garden!

Party Favors. So cute

The wonderful ladies who threw the shower. Left to right... (Tammy, Kim, Olivia, me. and Jandi)

This is the shower my friends Emily and Andrea threw for me. And somehow I forgot to take a picture with them. But this is a picture of my mom, my sister, and my niece Kyla.

They did the theme "She's ready to POP!" There was some delicious popcorn:)

Pink Lemonade popcorn! Isn't that crazy. Love it.

Party favors. "Thanks for poppin in!"