Monthly Archives: October 2010

27 Weeks

You have officially moved in this week!

Coffee mugs and extra sets of dishes were pushed aside to make way for a barrage of bottles.  I love to open up your closet and look at all your little clothes hanging there on those ridiculous little baby hangers.  And don’t get me started on the socks!!!!!!!!!!!!

A lot of baby shower gifts have been arriving in the mail this last week and almost ALL require some sort of assembly.  I’m sorry to inform you of this already (you would have eventually found out on your own anyways)………but your parents are idiots.  Seriously though, you almost have to be a rocket scientist to properly assemble all these gadgets.  But thankfully after a lot of duct tape and a few curse words, we managed to monkey it together for you crazy kids.

I’ve definitely entered the “nesting” phase of this pregnancy…….either that or I’ve had a psychotic break and decided to hand scrub the couch just for kicks.  🙂

Lab results came back and we passed the gestational diabetes test!  Yay!  We have another appointment with the good Doctor later on this week to make sure we’re still on the right track with everything else.  I’m predicting some serious growth because you two are starting to feel HEEEAAAAAVY.

I’ve been thinking about you guys more and more in the last couple of days – I can’t believe how in love with someone you can be without ever meeting.  It’s a wonderful and completely terrifying feeling and has an intensity that I never expected or anticipated.  We’re so excited to meet you!  Everyday feels like the day before Christmas Eve and you know you’re going to get to open some sweet sweet presents.

9 more weeks!  Feels like a lifetime but it’s probably better if you stay in until then.  Besides……we’re still trying to figure out how this stupid stroller works.

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26 Weeks

You guys were quite the social butterflies this week.  Not only did we have your maternity shoot with our good friend Mary but we also had your BABY SHOWER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Both were amazing – but we will tell you ALL about them once we get the pictures.  Check out the car seats that came for you from Grandma June, Jarod, Jordan and Katie.  Talk about a healthy dose of impending reality for your dear ol’ Mom and Dad!

Had another great checkup with Dr. Unfriendly.  Doctor says everything is better than better can be and that you guys are growing like little weeds.  She also said the likelihood of a c-section is pretty high since you both have decided to be breech.  I don’t blame you though – it looks like it’s getting pretty cramped in there and I wouldn’t like being stuck upside down for two months either.  She also said that I have the same sized uterus as a 35 weeks pregnant woman with a single baby.  Does that mean that I, in theory, will get to experience what being 45 weeks pregnant will feel like????????  Gotta be honest when I say that I’m not really looking forward to that prospect!  Photo shoots and SLEEP are becoming increasingly difficult.  One of you is laying on my sciatic nerve at night so when I wake up in the morning my feet are asleep.  🙂

This was the first week that we could actually SEE you moving around in there.  It’s pretty scary but unbelievably awesome too.  It will always remind me of that scene from Aliens.  I think your dad and I have FINALLY locked in on some names for you now.  We’ve been going back and forth for quite a while but have finally had a couple that just “clicked”.  We still don’t know what you are yet but I think you, Baby A, are a boy and you, Baby B, are a girl.  Time will tell.

Found out that your daddy is still cancer free this week as well and that is ALWAYS a good thing.  He’s a funny guy………you’ll definitely like having him around.  He doesn’t give very good back rubs but he makes the best banana milkshakes you will ever taste – so we split the difference.

10 weeks to go and then you can feel free to make your debut!  There’s a lot of people out here that are very excited to meet you.

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Baby Got Belly! 25 Weeks

You guys are now 25 weeks in belly and growing like fat little piglets.  Baby A is weighing in at a chubby 2 lbs 2oz and Baby B is at 1lb 12 oz, respectively.  Which is pretty awesome/scary beings that Baby Center said that a SINGLETON should be weighing in at 1lb 8oz at this point!!!!!!!!  Enjoy it now……this is probably the only time in your life where being chubby will be considered a good thing.

We had another ultrasound today to measure you and make sure all your body parts are exactly where they’re supposed to be.  You are both looking great!  Grandma June was there too and got to see you for the first time.  She seemed to be playing it pretty cool but I think she was a little excited to be seeing you.  We also got to see you battling it out like Ali and Hollifield in there and your dad is finally getting to feel all the left jabs, elbow drops and leg sweeps you’ve been practicing the last couple of weeks.  The look on his face when you kick is so priceless.  It’s part wonder and awe and part horror.

The last week my belly has finally exploded in size!  There is no hiding this megaplex anymore.  It’s pretty cool but truly baffles my mind that my stomach can possibly stretch this far.  I keep insisting that your dad rub various lotions and oils on it in an attempt to stave off stretch marks.  He dutifully does it and, although still successful at this point, I don’t think either of us REALLY expect to make it out of this without a few stretch marks…….but I’ll keep hoping!

We’re rooting for you guys to make it to the 36 week period so keep doing what you’re doing and I will too.  See you in ELEVEN WEEKS!

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