Friday, January 30, 2009
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
At 36 weeks, babies on average weigh around 6 pounds. We figure based on past weeks that Garrett is probably a little more than that and Paige is probably a little less, which means I'm carrying 12 pounds of baby. The diagram below is from Babycenter.com and shows twins at 36 weeks.
I'm pretty immobile now, which has been compounded by a recent ankle injury. Yesterday I missed seeing a step (it was hiding under my belly) and twisted my ankle. If I keep it wrapped I can still walk on it which is good. It's just given me another excuse to stay off my feet. Not like I can go far anyways. My amniotic fluid levels are still pretty low, but stable (they're hovering around 2cm). The stress tests seem to be going alright, although today they had some concern because both babies had heart rates that were consistently over 180 and 190 (sometimes up to 200)! But they were both pretty active, and after consulting with my doctor they all agreed that the heart accelerations seemed to be linked with the aerobics they were doing in there. On Friday my doctor said we'll come up with a "plan", which means she'll FINALLY book my C-section. Whoo whoo! The end is in sight! Yay!
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Just a quick request that you keep them (and us) in prayer and that these little anomalies prove to be nothing at all. I appreciate my doctor being proactive and she basically said that if they notice any issues that could compromise the babies they'll just take the babies via C-section, especially since Baby A (Paige) is still breach. I have a lot of peace right now and I'm just taking it really easy to put as little stress on them as possible. But we appreciate your prayers!
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
It was so touching to see my friends and family all gathered together and it was super special that my mother-in-law was able to come up from southern California for the weekend. Yay!
It was extremely overwhelming to see the level of love and support that people have shown us. Not to mention that the food and the cake were out of this world! Yum! Can you believe that Jenny made that cake you see below? Talk about impressive!
Saturday, January 3, 2009
Then on Friday, Molly came down with a horrible virus. She couldn't keep anything down, had a temperature of 103.2F, layed limp on the couch in and out of sleep, and refused to eat anything. It was by far the sickest I've ever seen her. Thankfully it seemed to be short lived and within 24 hours her energy was better and she seems to be just left with chest and sinus congestion. But as you can tell from the pictures, she was in rough shape at first. Thankfully Steve was able to take a half day off to help keep me and the twins from getting her bug.
Anyway, hopefully the rest of 2009 will be a little less dramatic. Here's to an uneventful end to this pregnancy!