Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Getting Closer....

Kevin here... Wow, another ultrasound. I have missed the last two due to work and the fact my company doesn't have all these nice cute little "Monday Holidays" that everyone else seems to have. The babies certainly are getting bigger, I can tell you that.

One of the really cool parts of this visit was the doctor pulled up some line charts that showed where they were in relation to otherss at this point in time. Both of them were exactly in the middle of all the data for each measurement he pulled up, so I think that is good to know they are exactly where they should be (or, as the peri says, the goal is "normal nine-year-olds in fourth grade").

It definitely is a busy time for Ellen and myself right now around the house. The clock is ticking for sorting out the disaster zone otherwise known as our: living room, dining room, stairwell, and upstairs hallway. Due to holidays and business trips (I am heading to Argentina at the end of March), we have limited time to finish decorating and repair items around the house. To make matters more urgent, our "contractors" (also known as my in-laws) are going away on a trip, so won't be able to help us out as much. They have done so much work: painting, decorating (there is a difference), hauling, shopping for supplies, and even building a closet! Not sure how we ever could have handled the tasks without their help -- so a big thank you to them.

Speaking of thanks.... Once again, I just can't thank Brooke enough. She looks great and her attitude is so positive and healthy, it is just great. She always has a smile on her face and no complaints about lugging around the two aliens inside her drawing from her lifeforce. It is just great to see her and know the two little ones are being cared for so well. Thank you.

So, on that note, I am off to bed to store away sleep that I know I won't have in a few months....

Thursday, February 18, 2010

almost 25wks now!

Well it's been awhile since I posted so thought I better do a quick post at least. We had an appt. on Tues. of this week with the peri. Things are looking good. They were able to see all of Baby A's heart and everything looks good. Last time they couldn't see it so well so she had a little concern there may be a small hole in the muscle that divides the heart in half, but this time they could see it and everything looks intact. The babies are growing like weeds! Both are weighing in at 1lb.9oz. so they are right on track. We weren't able to see their faces this time so we didn't get any u/s pics to take home. They both were being bashful I guess. On another good note they are both head down right now. Let's pray they stay that way!
Not much else new. I am definitely growing. I feel huge! I am about the same size at 24wks. with these guys as I was when I delivered my middle son at 38wks. It's unbelievable how active they are. I can feel them moving around all the time now. I imagine before too long it will be too cramped in there for much movement, although I am sure they'll find a way. I've attached a belly pic which I took today at 24wks. 5days. The peri said if all is well we will induce around 37 and a half weeks. So a lil less than 13wks to go! Ellen and Kevin you better get ready! :-)

Monday, February 1, 2010

22wks.....Hopefully 16 to go!

Not a whole lot new. Babies are growing and so am I. Been feeling pretty good. Can't complain. Just wanted to post a quick belly shot since it's been awhile. We have a regular OB appt tomorrow. Those are kinda boring compared to the peri where we get to have an u/s every time. Time seems to be flying by now!