Sunday, March 25, 2012

Week 29 - Check out what this momma can do :)

Week 29 was a GREAT week :)  I seriously felt like this week flew by, but I was still able to hang on and enjoy the ride!

On Monday - we had our family professional photos taken, I can't WAIT to see them :) :)  Callie was pretty shy at first, but warmed up eventually!

I was also able to go up to the boys State Tournament game on Wednesday!  Callie, my dad and I all went - it was so much fun to watch our boys play hard!  They had a terrific season, and I know they'll be back next year!  I'm also glad my dad was able to cheer on the Austin Packers with us...oh how he loves his basketball :) :)  (probably where I get it from!)  He usually gets to a couple games every year, so he remembers a lot of the players and knows some of the families now :)

I felt AWESOME all week :)  My back wasn't bothering me too much, and when it did, it did not slow me down - as I'm used to the pain!

 My belly is getting bigger - I can tell, because of the some new found stretch marks...Seriously - I think God is just trying to tell me that I'm not supposed to weigh as much as I do!

Speaking of weight...We had a doctors appointment on Friday :)  I gained...ready for it...ONLY 1 POUND!  Here is the BEST news of them all though - our Dr. thinks BOTH babies are head down!  We can't be 100% sure without an ultrasound, but he has a strong feeling they are both in position for a delivery :)  With only 9 more weeks to go - that is FANTASTIC news!

Baby A had a strong heartbeat this time - usually being the slower of the two...145 BPM.  Baby B had a typical Baby B heartbeat - somewhere between 140-145 BMP (is what the doc said).  He seems to think they heart beats sounded VERY similar this time around.

I also had to have my gestational diabetes test done - that drink is so nasty...I think it tasted worse this time around than it did when I had it with Callie.  I am at a greater risk for gestational diabetes, because I'm expecting twins, but I think the test will come back normal - I feel so good and I eat healthy :)

I will have you know this - my doctor asked me the typical questions:
Any contractions?  Any spotting or bleeding?  Any abnormal discharge?  Any strong pains?  etc...
I haven't, so I kept answering, "no".  He then said...and I QUOTE (with a smile on his face)...
"You are the perfect pregnant woman with twins!"

Why thank you very much...I am going to hang onto these words for a long time :)

Our babies are measuring (according to the emails I receive) about 3 pounds and approximately 17 inches long!  YUP - that'd be 34 inches of baby inside of me...
They also recommend counting kicks - 10 kicks per hour.  Well, within 5 minutes I can count 20 kicks, so I think we're good :)  These babies are little movers too!  There are certain people that they seem to move more for!  One of my reading groups for example - everyday these babies are just swimming around whenever they hear their voices!

Here is some VERY obnoxious news:
As you may remember, we bought a second crib - actually, Grandma Lynn purchased the crib for us :)  So we borrowed our friend's truck this weekend to go pick it up from Babies R Us in Rochester...load her up and bring her home.  While unpacking, guess what we discovered...a HUGE chunk of wood chipped away from the crib.  So big, in fact, that the bar would actually come out from the headboard...okay - NOT safe.

Long story short (because I'm getting tired)...Josh and Jason D. packed up the crib again, Josh hauled it back to Roch and they are ordering a NEW one for us...ARG!  I just want this room done.  I know that the babies can sleep in the same crib after they are born.  I know that it'll probably be finished before the babies arrive...

But guess what - I want this done - we made the arrangements - and now we have to do it all over again.  I think I am more mad about the inconvenience of it's uncomfortable to ride in a car for 45 min (okay anything more than 15 min. gets uncomfortable)...I just want this room complete.

While Josh drove to Rochester, I took Callie on a bike ride!  Picture this - a pregnant woman riding a bike (funny in itself) pulling a Burley with a toddler!  We biked to the park - which isn't far from us, and it was completely flat the whole way!  We walk there often, so if biking wouldn't have been as success, we would have walked the remaining trip!

I also climbed through the tunnels with Callie at the park!  That did me in, I was exhausted after that :)

Another ultra sound in 2 weeks :)

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