I had a Dr. appointment on Tuesday and both babies were weighing in at about 3 and a half pounds each! That's pretty great! That might not sound like much, but I sure do feel it. They are getting so big and heavy! They are both head down and have been cuddling face to face. Pretty cute!
Friday, November 30, 2012
I'm 30 weeks pregnant today! That means I'm in the final stretch in twin terms! Full term for twins is 38 weeks - not 40 weeks like a single baby would be. And a little fun fact for you - 50-60% of twins are born before 36 weeks. We are hoping the boys hold on for as long as they can. The more time they spend with me, the less time they will need to spend at the hospital.
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Phil and I had a nice quiet and mellow Thanksgiving this year. It was just the two of us so we decided to make a reservation and eat out at a nice restaurant. I ordered a more traditional Thanksgiving meal and Phil went with a less traditional but still harvesty type meal. We're in the 3rd trimester now and things are starting to get more difficult for sure. My belly is HEAVY to carry around and I've been given Dr.'s orders to remain on a modified bed rest. Basically, I can't spend more than several minutes on my feet at a time. I have to go from the couch to a chair or to bed. Truthfully, I don't know how it could work other way because I have a hard time being on my feet. I get out of breath very easily. Simple things like brushing my hair or even talking on the phone make me feel like I've just been on a long run. It's been a tough week full of adjustments but I am trying my best to have patience. Here are some photos from Thanksgiving and one from our 28 week appointment! We finally got a photo of Baby A! He is still head down and has shoved himself into my pelvis. It took a while to get this photo but we were happy to see him! :)
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
My friends celebrated at a small baby shower held for me out here in Los Angeles 2 weeks ago. We had a nice, girly time sampling different flavored teas and having little lady-like desserts at an adorable little tea and sweets shop. When it was time for me to open up gifts, I opened up cards and found lots of hilarious drawings that my talented and creative friends drew for me. We were all laughing at the funny baby Phils. Here are some of my favorites: