First of all, thank you all SO MUCH for the kind words (comments, tweets, facebook, texts, etc.) yesterday. We are just beyond happy that the twins' hearts look great and you all are bring us many smiles! Brent and I both read all the comments & tweets.
It seems like we were waiting an eternity on the cardiologist appointment. The more I think about it now, I don't think I was worried. I was just so ready. I knew I would find peace no matter what the results and outcome would be. I will thank God every day for the hearts in my life.
To read more about the cardiologist appointment, I posted details here.
When I got home from work yesterday, my parents had put some pretty roses in our kitchen :)
I've been pretty emotional this week. I sit and think, I really have two babies in my belly and I have a child in heaven. The first half of the week, I was hoping and praying for the twins' hearts. Now, my heart is so full because their hearts are okay. I talk to them and I rub on them. I tell them about Cohen. They kick to music, like Cohen did.
We went to the OB this morning and got to see the babies :) They are both weighing it at 12 ounces. Baby boy is in the 48th percentile and baby girl is a little bit more chubby and in the 69th percentile :) Everything looked great.
We got pics of baby boy today...
We are a little over half way there to meeting the twins!
Some of the comments on last weekends post cracked me up. I guess sometimes I do do too much. However, some days, I don't do much of anything on my feet. The past few weeks, I have definitely been doing more, but I have been feeling a lot better. I mean there were weeks and maybe even months, where I couldn't physically bear to do much of anything at all. I know the feel good stage is coming to an end (because I feel it doing so), so I'm just trying to do what I can now. I still take it easy and of course I try to be good at listening to my body.
I'm feeling some stretching and pulling. It's also getting pretty difficult to lean over without pain. This is all to be expected.
The amount of, "oh goodness, you are having a baby soon!" or "looks like you won't be working on your feet much longer" or "are you having your baby any day?" sometimes still make me giggle. I think Brent and a few of my friends have even heard some of the comments lately. I typically say "oh, I'm due in September." I give their face a second to shock and then I say, "but there are two babies!" :) I would say 99% of the time they ask if it's my first child. I often wonder if those people will ever ask anyone else that question again ;) I tell them briefly about Cohen. I don't get sad to tell anyone anymore, which is nice. He's my child just as the twins are. It seems my main goal is not to make them feel bad for asking. I had my first baby, a little boy, last summer. He had congenital heart defects and was only able to be here with us for 12 days.
The twins are on top of my bladder without a doubt. The pressure I feel with the urge to tinkle, but now tinkle, is unbelievable.
The shower is a tricky place.
They got some adorable socks in the mail this week from their aunt Amy! They are sooo cute!
I still feel like my memory is doing relatively well, but sometimes I just can't think straight. For instance, I don't proof read posts very closely before posting and get somewhat embarrassed at the mistakes I find once they are posted.
The TV being loud annoys me, greatly.
No, I don't post about all the not-so-fun and/or pretty pregnancy related topics. I figure you don't really want to know much about those.
The twins received their first Easter card from Nina :) So sweet of her!
A few weeks ago, I found baby boy a fun little onesie on Zulily. A few days later, I saw a similar one in red, but with heart shades on clearance at the gap. It was clearly for a baby girl. I think it also has ruffle around the sleeve. I think total they were only like $15! I'm really trying to watch my budget on clothing. It's all SO cute. I really like buying both boy and girl, but it could easily break the bank. I'm loving sites like Zulily & Totsy to find cute stuff and good deals. I have to watch myself with those, too. I can find something I like daily.
I've been searching for someone local that makes crib bedding. I suppose I don't mind sending it off, but I just don't know about shipping costs and such all of it. I've ordered one swatch (which I LOVE) and I still have a few others to pick out. I know their is a place here in town that offers twin discounts, but I think it's just based on the companies they use. do you all know of anyone on Etsy that makes with the material I pick? I really need to know the amount of each fabric I need as well.
Ever since my doctor said I would more than likely only gain about a pound a week from now on, I feel more careful about what I eat. Before two weeks ago, I didn't have much of an appetite. I was a little worried about not getting as many calories as I thought I was supposed to. I probably shouldn't have cared. I think I caught up in two weeks! This week I've been craving corn tortillas and cilantro. I LOVE cilantro.
I have gotten nauseous a handful of times after I've eaten this week. Random.
This probably isn't really prego mego related, but close enough :) Last night we watched our nieces and nephew for a bit. Beaux was exhausted and wanted nothing more than to be cuddled by Brent. I think my belly is starting to scare him, not to mention I think he gets annoyed I can't lift him. Their cuddle time melted my heart. If you follow me on twitter, you may have seen all of these already.
Here we are today..... (sorry we had a lot going on so I had brent snap these with iphone)
Here is the comparison....
Hope you have a Good Friday!