Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Twin Ultrasound #5 - I think

Monday we had another full ultrasound. Every month, they check all the measurements and look at the organs and check fluids and anything else they think of along the way, I think. We checked out as doing really well. Baby A is estimated to weigh 4 lbs, 13 oz and Baby B is estimated at 4 lbs 7 oz. Baby A is head down again! This is really good news! Baby B is head up, but that is okay.

Scott and the kids went with me this time. It was a little bit more difficult to see the babies as well because they are starting to get cramped and crowded in there. Kynzie was fascinated to hear the heartbeats and see what she could on the 'TV'.

We also found out the babies both have hair. I didn't know you could see that on an ultrasound.

Friday, March 14, 2008

How are your numbers, Mommy?

I am not sure whether this is a good thing to tell the world about, but I am going to share anyway. I have had to monitor my blood sugar over the last few weeks (starting while my husband was away in Germany), and I haven't really hidden the process from my kids.

Today, my three-year-old-going-on-35 daughter pretended to take her blood sugar. She found random things around the house that she could pretend were her equipment. She used a pair of earbuds for the lancet (the piece you would insert into the ipod was the lancet). She had to first figure out which finger was next, and then even which side of that finger to use. Too funny. She pays way too much attention!

She then squeezed her finger like Mommy. She decided the SD card in Delainey's computer would make a nice "checker". She touched her finger to it and then inserted the SD card back into the slot and "waited" for her reading.

Hilarious! I loved to watch that. She loves to watch me test and gets bummed out if I don't tell her when I am going to test. She usually turns her head for the actual stick part, but I always assure her it doesn't hurt Mommy. (And, so far, it really doesn't, thankfully.) And she always asks me how my numbers are each time.

By the way, my numbers have been so great lately without taking any medication; I am so thankful. I only have God to thank at this point. Whether I was dealing with gestational diabetes or cholestasis, either way my body seems to rebounding quite well. I am so glad... I really want these babies to have the best chance at a long stay at the Maternity Inn to make sure they have the time they need to develop and grow well enough to meet the challenge of birth.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Gifts for the twins

We have already recieved a few gifts for the new babies. How exciting! The first gift was a pair of adorable sleepers at Christmas from my husband's brother and sister-in-law. Then, about a month ago my mom called to tell me she picked up their first snowsuits. (I know she is making baby quilts for them as well, but I haven't actually seen them yet.)

And just a week or two ago, Mom brought over a gift from a dear lady where she works, a woman I don't even know, by the way. This dear woman hand knitted two pairs of tiny blue & white baby booties and two matching hats for our boys. They are so precious. These people my mom works with must really like her; all of my kids have received gifts from people there. They are so sweet.

Now, there is talk of a shower given by friends from church! They are such dear, sincere friends. We are so blessed to have known them all the last few years. We have grown in so many ways because we have been part of this life group, and we have loved serving and being served within this special group of people.

Friday, March 07, 2008

He's Almost Home!

In as little as three short hours my husband will be home from his two week business trip to Germany! I am sooo glad! I don't even know words to express the way I feel about his return. I will be glad to be his help meet again in person and not over the phone in brief sessions or via email updates. I have been so emotional without my husband. I don't think I realized just how much of a stabilizing force he is in my life. I know I am pregnant, and I am sure the emotions are exaggerated, but I know things would not have hit me so hard emotionally had he been here with me. I don't know how military wives do it. My hat's off to you, ladies!