Wednesday, March 27, 2013

 Twinnies at Twinny8 Weeks! (See what I did there) lol..Clever.
Well here they are! We went and saw them last Friday and they looked great on the Ultrasound.. Baby B is up top.. she was being photogenic.. Baby A is on the bottom. she hid her face most of the time, and then at one point said "Talk to the hand".. and said no to the paparazzi, lol.. Jordan was like "yay Baby A, you show them!! lol.. They are pretty big, A is 2.13 lbs, and B is 2.14 lbs.. Everything on them looked great..

Nothing has really changed with me.. nothing worse, nothing better, so I'll take that. As long as the girls are doing good and growing, I'm happy with that.. I'm having one of my showers on Saturday. It should be fun to see everyone and eat some Lemon bars! Never in my life have I cared more about sweets than now.. I long for cakes, cookies, and pies.. and of course hot fudge sundae's from Braums.. I mean who doesn't?

Have you guys been watching "The Bible" on the History channel? Its so good! MJ & I have enjoyed it so much.. Love it because they stay pretty true to the bible, and I also love it because so many people are watching it. I'm super excited about Easter Service at Crossings.. This will be my 5th year in going there and the first time I visited there it was Easter and I thought.. Man, this is the church for me! The music was just tremendous! Mom is coming up for the Shower on Saturday and will stay and go to church on Sunday.. Brandon is bringing his kiddos along too, so it will be a fun day. I love sharing my church with other people.

The Nursery is DONE! Yes, DONE! Brandon came over and put together the changing table for us, and that was the last thing.. here's some pics..
I love my big puffed chairs.. I had to get two big arms so I could rock them both.. Love my bedding, and I love all the glitter on the walls!! Everything turned out so cute. We do have a wooden sign that we are waiting on to come in.. It looks like this..
So once that gets in, and hung, we will be good to go. I have another Dr. Appointment tomorrow wtih Goff. I don't think we will know much more than we do now, other than check their heartbeats and make sure all is well with them. He usually doesn't Ultrasound me there..
I saw where Lincoln comes out on DVD tomorrow.. I never did get to see it, so we will probably try to watch that.. I'm also pretty excited about the new GI JOE movie.. Because I love GI JOE? Hell no.. because I love THE ROCK! And then you throw in a little Channing Tatum? I ain't mad atcha.. So since we are off work on Friday, I may see if MJ can be talked into taking me.. See the cool thing about GI Joe, is it looks like a 'guys' movie.. so guys will want to go to it, and girls will want to stare at the Rock and Channing Tatum.. Its a Win/Win..
I had to go back in for a 2nd sleep study.. I hated it. I mean really.. What good can come of trying to sleep study a pregnant woman? I wake up every 3 hours to Pee..(Baby A's feet are on my bladder) I roll over constantly because I run out of air (Baby B has her feet near my lungs). I keep rolling because my legs go to sleep from being on my side. SO I'll be shocked if they got ANY information out of that little ditty.. Supposedly I don't have sleep Apnea, I have sleep Hypothia. What's that? Who the hell knows.. its something like I don't breathe deep enough.. I went in for the sleep study because I yell out in the night like a weirdo. I go to sleep really fast, and then I'll be all "AHHHHHH!" and scare the crap out of MJ and the dogs.. Its weird, I know.. I have no idea why. They said (from the 1st study) it was because I went into REM sleep so quickly and started dreaming.. So I doubt they can fix out my random yelling.. we'll see. They put a Cpap machine on me and  felt like I was suffocating, so who know.. I'll report back.
Still no names folks.. probably not happening until they come out.. I can tell you one thing, if they are anything like me or their dad, they will be hard headed.. thus the reason for no names. The Sweet dog babes are good.. although Rally is looking more and more like he came from Pet Cemetery.. I know, its awful to say, but he's 14, and he roams around like a random person living in our house.. He still seems happy, and gets around Ok, so we just try to keep him happy. Pays & Saw went to the groomer and are so cute!
 Keep us in your prayers, we want to keep baking the babies till 36 weeks.. I feel 'ok'.. I think I feel as good as can be expected at this point.. being pregnant with twins.. being giant.. peeing all the time.. and being kicked in the crotch.. That is all for now!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Who knew THAT? Not me..

Sorry I've been a bit absent.. I have learned more about pregnant lady bodies in the past week than I've heard about in my whole life..

I had an appointment with Dr. Mirabile (my perinatal dr) last week
and we were all excited to see the girls.. Mom came up to go with us because she had not seen them in awhile.. Dr. Mirabile was out of town, so I saw his Colleague, Dr. Smith, who was awesome.. We are just kicking it, having a great ultrasound and good news.. Babies are big for 26 weeks.. Baby A was 2.6 lbs, baby B was 2.8 lbs.. Looked great! Then BOOM She honky Slaps us right in the face!!! Well.. not literally.. but almost with terrible news!! It was all going so Well!

Apparently my cervix had shortened, which is pregnancy land is bad news.. Of course I knew none of this.. I knew that you wanted it to stay long and closed, but I didn't know that it was a deal breaker at the time..

So she starts telling us about what has happened, and why its a big deal.. (Its a big deal because if your cervix shortens and dilates the babies will want to comeout).. Mine had went from a 3.5 to a 1.5, which in a months time is NOT great.. So we kinda went into panic mode.. At first I was all calm and smooth.. I'm all "So I guess I'll just go home and make an appointment?" and she's all "No, we're going to wheel you over to labor and delivery right now".. WHAT! OK.. Now I'm in Panic mode.. and so is mom.. I'm realizing that this is a BIG deal.. So they do wheel me over to L&D and they get me checked in to a lovely room, hooked up to a bunch of monitors, and we wait..

We are waiting to see if I'm having contractions.. At first I'm not.. which is awesome.. but then I have 5 back to back..which is NOT cool.. So I get a shot in the arm to stop them, and thankfully they do stop.. The irony? I don't even feel them.. I'm that cool.. not really...

So I have to stay overnight.. They call Dr. Goff and he comes to check on me.. The contractions stop and he gives me some Meds for what I like to call a "Irritated Uterus".. and do you blame it? I mean really? I'm carrying almost 6lbs of babies, and they are HEAVY.. and that only accounts for the baby pounds not all the rest of the fluid and all that Yeah, My uterus was mad.. I don't blame her.. But anyway.. I stay in the hospital for awhile, and then since everything had quietened down, I got to go home.. I'm not on "Modified bed-rest" which means I'm not an invalid, but I'm pretty much a princess..which Is pretty great.. lol.. Not really. I'm not the kinda gal who can just sit around, so its been irritating, but our first goal is to make it to 28 weeks (thats on Friday) because thats a big milestone for the babies.. Then 30..then 37!

I had mom bring Miss Pays to the hospital because I missed my sweet girl, and was so happy to see them when I got home.. Now they keep me company while we wait till Friday. Good news is.. everything else was good.. babies look good.. blood pressure good.. babies hearts good, etc.. Just the irritable uterus, and the shrinking cervix..

Friday I go back and we re-check everything.. I'm really hoping everything will have gone back to normal. Its funny because when I got pregnant I figured I'd be one of those people who just sailed through it.. I've never been sickly, heck I can count on ONE hand how many times I've actually been SICK in my LIFE, so I thought pregnancy would be the same.. But I've quickly realized that having twins pretty much throws everything out the window. I'm so excited to see them, and what they look like.. But I'm also so scared. So many things can go wrong, and the hospital visit was a big wake up call for me.. I've GOT to slow down, and most importantly I've got to Let Go, and Let God have this. Otherwise I spend everyday worried out of my mind and wondering what is happening to my body.. I know he made these girls for MJ & I, and I know he has a plan.. I have to trust that plan for better or worse, and I do.. But please keep us all in your thoughts and prayers, because this is a very trying time for my family..

Can you imagine MJ having to wait on me? Yeah.. extra prayers for that guy! He's doing such a great job and he's so patient.. Feeling ok for now. I'll know more on Friday, and hopefully it will be good news!

In the meanwhile, I'll just be kickin' it..All of my friends and family have been amazing bringing us food and goodies. I have a great crowd of folks around me, and around the girls!!

I did get to go to dinner with all my friends at my favorite Mexican Place on Saturday (Abels) and we had a great time. I tell you, I hang out with some funny  peeps..Love em!
PS.. Thought of some new names.. so far everyone still hates them.. we'll see if they stick.. Saxton & Sutton.. Still love Reese & Scout.. But MJ hates Scout..

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Sugar & Spice & Everything else I want to eat..

So here we are.. almost 26 weeks now.. which means I'm roughly 10 weeks away from my goal! Twins are full term at 36 weeks, so I want to make it at least that far, so thats what we are shooting for.. I'm hoping to do this without having to go on bed rest, and still feeling ok.

I am feeling ok... I mean, its not great.. It starts off great in the morning after I've rested all night, but then I slowly go down hill.. And bending.. Oh geez. I would rather set the things I drop ON FIRE than  bend down and pick them up.. and wouldn't you know, when you really hate dropping things you only DROP MORE.. Its so annoying! Like Ice for example.. Every night I take a glass of Ice water with me to bed.. EVERY STUPID NIGHT the ice falls out of the ice maker and onto the floor. I swear it is taunting me.. Or my makeup.. Every day something like my mascara, a makeup brush, or a bobby pin falls on the damn floor and I have to bend down to pick it up.  And no, my feet don't really help me, because lately putting on socks is also a nightmare.. My legs and feet don't want to reach up..They are all "NO.. NO, I Can't do it! I Just don't have the POWER!"..  Being pregnant makes you really appreciate your bending abilities.. lol

Other than that though, I feel pretty good.. I haven't had (yet) any of the other things that some pregnant women have.. Haven't had heartburn which is good.. Really just feeling uncomfortable and having a hard time getting around is the only thing I have going on..So I feel blessed about that.

So my puffy glider rocker came in from Stork Vision.. ITs pretty great.. It has two giant arms, for my two big babies! We also got the Changing table/dresser in as well..but MJ has not put that together yet.. I can't say I blame him, it looks like a nightmare. WE've made a deal that I won't put stuff together anymore.. Why you ask? Because I don't read the directions, and then end up hot-gluing wood, or wiring things shut.. Yeah, its not good. I'll take some more pics once we get everything up and done.. I also painted a cute little shelf lime green.. It looks good, but we may not have anymore room!

We got back to Dr. Mirabile to see the skin babes on Monday. We will see how the excess fluid around them is doing..I still feel them kicking and moving around in there.. This morning they are on two opposite sides with their own space.. Sometimes they stay close to each other, but they were spread out today. I know this because I have one of those heart-rate monitor thingies at home, and I listen to their heartbeats.

The dog babes are doing good... Payslee enjoyed a lovely roast bone last night, and Sawyer was gnawing on a lovely deer antler.. I got them a CD called "Baby Sounds for Pets" and Pays is freaked out by it.. Sawyer could care less. It plays sounds of babies crying and cooing to get them used to the sound..But I think Miss P would rather see where the sounds are coming from, because right now she just stares at the CD player like its coming after her.. We took them to Canute this weekend and I left Saw out for like 20 minutes.. I go look at him, and he's a mud dog.. He's completely covered with a giant smile on his face.. He loves farm time. I've been taking them off leash to run at their field and I love watching him.. He is so free! So is Miss Pays.. Its my favorite thing to do with them! I love letting dogs be dogs.. which includes running, sniffing, playing, and just being free. MJ has been walking them each day, and they love that too.. I can't walk that far anymore, but he's been doing a great job with them. They love going with him too.. They are so sweet.. all of them!

MJ & I are thinking of snapping a few maternity pics.. but who knows. I seem to be unable to get inspired to get dolled up to do this, and this take pictures of my giant body.. But we'll see what happens.

So tonight I'm going in for a sleep study at the sleep clinic place.. I do not really have sleep apnea, but since being pregnant I can't really breathe at night.. I also have weird sleep habits.. Like I holler out in the night. MJ thinks this is odd, and disturbing, so he thought I should have it checked out as well.. Like for example..I'll drift off to sleep and then all the sudden I'll just scream "AHHHH!".. and it scares MJ, and the dog babes.. lol.. I have no idea why I do it.. I start dreaming immediately when I go so sleep, so I guess I'm always being active in my dreams. .Speaking of dreams.. People say your dreams get weirder when you are pregnant...but mine have always been weird. A few weeks ago I dreamed that I was at a place that was giving away free rides on giant multi-colored Ostriches and Llamas.. So I went for a ride on the Ostrich, and then when I got off I looked over and Saw Jesus walking down the road.. so I start screaming "Jesus!! Lord!! Jesus!" trying to get his attention.. He looks over and gives me a head nod, and keeps walking.. lol.. How great is that! No clue what that could possibly mean.. but I think anytime you dream about The Lord, its a good day!