Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Another Weekly Checkup

Today I had an appointment with Dr. Z.  It was just a normal, routine visit.  She asked how I was feeling, if I'm swelling at all, and checked the babies' heartbeats.  Everything is still just fine.  I'm getting larger and larger each day.  Today at 33 weeks and 3 days, I measured 42 weeks.  No wonder I feel huge!

Next Wednesday I'll have a busy day of appointments since I'll see Dr. Z before lunchtime then Dr. G after lunch.  I'm excited to visit Dr. G again so we can find out approximately how big the babies are.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

33 weeks 2 days

First, I'd like to apologize for the same outfits in all of my most recent and upcoming pictures.  I only have a few pairs of pants and shirts that actually fit...even some of Craig's shirts are becoming a little small across the belly area.

September 25, 2012 - 33 weeks 2 days
Second, for those of you in Indiana, I am extremely jealous of the weather there.  I'm so sick of it being 90+ degrees here and just want it to feel like fall!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Time for Weekly Checkups

Today I had an appointment with Dr. Z and everything went great!  I'm still not dilated and even though I'm still having contractions, they aren't very regular and don't hurt at all.  Today was 2 weeks from when they did the fetal fibronectin test at the hospital so Dr. Z decided to do another one today.  Luckily the test results came back negative again so that means there is very little chance I'll go into labor within the next 2 weeks.  She also said she'd like to start seeing me every week now till I deliver.  I actually like seeing her more often because it gives me some piece of mind that everything is still going okay.

In other exciting news, I finally found Pumpkin Delights at the grocery!  I've only been searching for them for weeks now!!  It was definitely worth the wait though because they are delicious!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

32 weeks

Here I am at 32 weeks.  I feel like they are really running out of room and am having a hard time thinking about the fact that I'm going to get larger still!

September 16, 2012 - 32 weeks 0 days

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Still looking good!

Today I went to see my high risk doctor, Dr. G.  I like going to him rather than my regular OB (Dr. Z) because he always does an in depth ultrasound and estimates their weights.  As Dr. Z said last week, the ultrasound machine she has at her office is like a Ford and the one at Dr. G's office is like a Maserati so obviously a much better and more detailed machine!

Dr. G said everything still looks good!  The twins are both above average in the normal range.  Twin A (boy) is estimated at 3 lbs 15 oz so just 1 oz under 4 lbs.  Twin B (girl) is estimated at 4 lbs 0 oz.  Dr. G said they should continue to gain approximately 5 ounces each week and hopefully will be between 5.5-6 lbs by the time I deliver.

I don't have to see Dr. G again for another 3 weeks.  I'll take that as a good sign that he doesn't think I'll deliver anytime before then.

Next week I see Dr. Z so we'll see what she says.  Those appointments are pretty short and boring with not much to update though.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Baby far

Here's the transformation of my baby bump from the day we found out we were pregnant till today.

March 8, 2012
May 6, 2012 - 13 weeks 0 days
June 11, 2012 - 18 weeks 1 day
June 18, 2012 - 19 weeks 1 day
July 1, 2012 -21 weeks 0 days
July 22, 2012 - 24 weeks 0 days
August 6,2012 - 26 weeks 0 days
August 12, 2012 - 27 weeks 0 days
September 2, 2012 - 30 weeks 0 days
September 10, 2012 - 31 weeks 1 day

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Mione Family Baby Shower

Yesterday Clare and Melinda threw a wonderful baby shower! They had told me they were going to completely transform the house and they were right! The living room definitely did not look the same!

It was especially great to see some of Craig's family members that we don't get to see very often!

All of the showers were so great!  I can't believe they are all over and it's almost time for the twins to arrive!

Update from this week

As you may or may not have heard, I had to stay overnight at the hospital on Wednesday.  I had gone to my regular check up at 11am Wednesday morning and mentioned to the doctor I'd been having some tightening in my stomach occasionally but it never hurt and only happened randomly.  She suggested I go to the hospital to get monitored for an hour or so just to make sure everything was okay.

Once I was at the hospital, they hooked me up to machines to monitor each heartbeat and contractions.  Apparently I was having contractions 2 minutes apart even though I had no idea.  In hopes of stopping or at least slowing down the contractions, they hooked me up to an IV and quickly gave me 2 bags of fluids.

Unfortunately, the fluids didn't seem to help slow down the contractions so then they gave me Procardia which is actually a medication for high blood pressure but is known to help stop/slow down contractions.  The Procardia didn't seem to help much so then they did an ultrasound to check my cervix and run a Fetal Fibronectin test.  They told me it was really important for this test to come back negative.  The test did come back negative which means I have a less than 1% chance to go into labor within the next 2 weeks.

My doctor decided she still wanted me to stay in the hospital that night to get monitored even though the Fetal Fibronectin test came back negative.  My contractions seemed to slow down overnight with a little rest (although I didn't seem to sleep much at all that night!) so I was able to come home early Thursday morning.

I will continue to have contractions until I deliver and will keep taking the Procardia to keep them under control.  The doctor did not put me on bed rest but I am on house arrest which means she just wants to stay at home and take it easy for awhile.  I'm still able to work from home though which help me not to get so bored!

I go to the high risk doctor on Wednesday so hopefully he says everything still looks okay.  I will update again after that appointment.


Saturday, September 8, 2012

The Nursery

The nursery is finally starting to come together!  Craig painted a few weeks ago and then I put alphabet decals up around the entire border of the room.

Last weekend we finally got one of the cribs and the dresser in!

Craig and Scott putting the crib together 

The finished product! 

The dresser waiting to be filled with clothes!

Stay tuned... the nursery is almost finished!

Couples Shower

Several of the ladies Craig teaches at the county club were gracious enough to throw us a huge couples shower on August 18, 2012.  Tons of people showed up and it was a quite a party!  By the time the party completely ended at 2:30 AM, I was exhausted!

Such cute decorations including a tennis themed diaper cake 

Rachel, Olivia, Me, & Craig

 The Hosts!  Rachel, Suzanne, Patsy, Craig, Me, Kayla, & Chris

The Country Club Staff: Danny, Rachel, Me, Craig, Ernie, Debbie, Olivia, Casi, & Monika 

Part of the aftermath!

Indiana Baby Shower

Here are a few pictures from the Indiana Baby Shower on July 14, 2012.

 The super yummy and cute cookies Vicki made!

Carol, Kaitlyn, Jenny, & I

 Kaitlyn, Mom, & I

Just a few of the guests

A few more guests

Next up, pictures from our couples shower!

Blogging for the Twins

I"m going to try to keep this blog updated in hopes of keeping everyone up to date on what's going on with the twins.  I can't promise anything but I'll try my best!

I'll get everyone current over the next few posts with a few pictures from each shower and then I'll update you on the most recent events.


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