Wednesday, September 28, 2011


I've hit a wall today.  I truly don't know how my body will make room for these babies for the next 8/9 weeks.  My stomach is so tight it's unreal I truly think I am officially the same size I was when I delivered Ella at 39 weeks.  Lord, please help me.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Doctor Appointment Today - 28 weeks

Well tomorrow I'm 28 weeks pregnant.  This is a VERY good thing.  With each month pregnant the babies hit HUGE milestones - it's a huge sigh of relief to get this far.  Well today was my last visit with my regular OB, he is going to be out until November.  I can't believe he is leaving during this crazy time in my pregnancy but I'm really just praying for his safety and hope he can get back to work asap.  I know I will be in good hands with the other OB's at the practice but I think everyone can agree that your own doctor always makes you feel better.  So - God speed Dr. Mammel you are in my prayers.

Today was my gestational diabetes test.  I really don't think that drink is gross haha I guess I'm a freak of nature.  I will find out if I pass or not in a few days I'm sure.  I didn't really ask when I'll hear....I guess I'm just not worried.   We also talked in great length about the birth and this is the plan for now.  As long as everything goes well and I don't go into labor on my own I will be scheduling a c-section at 37 weeks which puts the birthday at November 29th.  If I DO go into labor on my own and the babies are both head down I will attempt a vaginal birth.  So that's the plan as of now and we will just go with the flow.  It feels good to have a goal date I feel like I can see the light at the end of the tunnel haha.  Hard to believe that the max amount of time I will be pregnant is 9 weeks exactly.  WOW.  I'm so excited and ready to get this show on the road! =))

Here is a picture from today!  The belly is out of control...yes I know this! =)

Saturday, September 24, 2011


Today I am reminded of just how grateful I am to be carrying two heathy babies.  For some reason today I am reminded of all the hard work, pain, money and time we put into growing our family and here I am almost 28 weeks pregnant with two true miracles...

I understand that my life as I know it is about to change BIG TIME and yes, I am scared.  But I also am so grateful for the blessing of 4 sweet children.  How did I ever get this lucky?  Yeah Yeah Yeah there is no such thing as luck but today I'm using the word anyways.  Thank you Lord for Nolan and Nora.  You have blessed my family FAR beyond normal blessings haha.  Please help us raise YOUR children the way YOU would want them to be raised.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011


Wow 27 weeks.  With every week I feel better and better that the twins will get here safe and sound.  My short term goal is 30 weeks.  There is something about that number that just seems safe to me - of course I know its not ideal to have babies at 30 weeks haha but for me its a good goal and I'm only 3 weeks away! =)

I'm feeling decent.  The last two days my feet have started to swell at night which has been annoying but nothing too bad, yet.  I know it's coming but I'm just trying to drink lots of water and not use any extra salt (which is hard for me).  I go back to the doctor on Monday and have my gestational diabetes test.  It's funny because everyone thinks the drink is so gross and well I think its pretty darn good....but I love sugar so I guess thats why ha-ha.  I'm not worried about failing the test at all.  I'm sure it will all be fine.

On a different note my OB is leaving for the whole month of October.  He has to take care of himself and that is first and foremost the most important thing but I will miss him while he is gone.  He always makes me feel better and I'm very grateful for all this support the first few months of this pregnancy when I had MANY MANY freak out moments haha.  He's a great doctor and I always feel safe in his hands.  I will be seeing another OB in his practice while he is gone and I've already met her once, I liked her a lot so I'm not too worried.  I just need to make sure these babies stay in and don't try to make a quick exit while he's gone haha.  Hoping and praying that my OB gets back the first of November and I can go back to him for the actual birth of the babies.

Well I think thats all for now....just doing my best to stay positive and praying that everything continues to stay this calm the rest of this pregnancy!


Saturday, September 17, 2011

Well here's the belly...

I thought I would post a quick picture of the belly haha.  I don't ever take any real good belly pictures but at least it gets the job done ha-ha.  I'm having maternity pictures on Friday - yay!  I didn't do any with Ella because I felt funny about doing it seeing as how we just adopted Kate and I didn't want her to grow up and feel left out.  I have VERY few belly pictures of Ella.  So with the twins I thought it would be fun to do some family maternity pictures.  I can't wait to see what my awesome photographer Kellie Day does! =)

Okay heres the 26 weeks damage....haha


Thankful to be this far along - praying those twins stay in there for a couple more months! =)


Tuesday, September 13, 2011

26 weeks

Wow I'm 26 weeks today.  This just doesn't seem real - I can't believe how fast this pregnancy is going.  I'm lucky in that I'm not on bed rest (yet, crosses fingers) so I am keeping myself pretty darn busy during the day, which is nice.

I'm feeling decent.  The babies are getting big (2lbs each now) and they are really kicking me hard, like really really hard haha.  So I am having a hard time getting comfortable because no matter what, someone is kicking me.  I'm having bad acid reflux but handling it okay.  I went to the doctor yesterday and had my every 4 weeks ultrasound.  Like I said earlier they are 2lbs each, both head down, fluid looks great and my cervix is long and closed.  So as far as my pregnancy goes, everything is tip top!  I will see my OB one more time and then he is gone for 4-6 weeks.  So I will be seeing another doctor during that time.  I hope I like her and it all works out and of course I hope nothing crazy happens while he is gone.  I will miss him thats for sure.

Well I think that's all.  I'm doing my best to hang in there.  Thank you for all your prayers for me and my sweet babies.  Hopefully only 10 or so more weeks! =)


Tuesday, September 6, 2011

25 weeks

Wow another week done.  I can't believe it - things are starting to pick up speed which both makes me happy and scares me to death ha-ha.  I'm feeling decent just having some pubic bone pain and over all tired but mostly I'm doing pretty good.  I have another ultrasound on Monday which I'm really looking forward to it's always fun to see the babies and to make sure that things look good in there.

I found out today that ANOTHER friend is pregnant and due in March.  I'm beyond thrilled for all my friends who are having babies.  And what makes it even better is that their children will all be around the same age as the twins - so yay for future play dates! ;)

I think that's all for now.  Thank you for your continued prayers and support!