Things are coming together…..31 weeks
Hubby and I feel like things are logistically ready…….nursery is pretty much ready to go, we have plenty of diapers, wipes, and ointment (if needed) and baby formula (we decided to go with Hipp formula from the UK) is on its way. Mentally though, we have not fully comprehended that the baby girls are arriving in a matter of weeks, 7 at most! We have prayed, hoped and wished for these babies for so long, it’s just hard to imagine that our prayers, hopes and wishes are coming true and that we are going to be parents. Our lives will never be the same, in the most amazing way imaginable.
Earlier this spring we took a multiples class at the hospital we will be delivering at and many of the couples have had their twins already. Some carried to term or close and have had smooth deliveries, others have had bumps in the road but are still doing well. One couple from our class delivered their twins at 31 weeks because Mom had HELLP syndrome and had to have emergency surgery, the girls are under 3 pounds and will be in the NICU for a couple of months. I hope that all of the twins here and coming from our class will be healthy and happy.
We feel very lucky that things are going smoothly for my own pregnancy at this time. I have a bad case of carpal tunnel and work is definitely challenging, but overall, I’m doing well and the girls are growing big and strong. We had another growth ultrasound this past Friday and they are doing great, Baby A is estimated to be 3 lbs. 14 ounces and Baby B is estimated to be 3 lbs. 12 ounces. We were hoping they would be around 3 pounds for this appointment, so we were thrilled to hear that both are almost 4 pounds. Both babies are now breach, so unless the moxa stick, which I mentioned in my last post works a miracle, I will be having a C-section. I think a vaginal delivery would probably mean an easier recovery since I’ll only be off work for 6-7 weeks, but whatever method it takes to bring these girls safely into this world, I will be happy.
I feel like I’ve had a very quick pregnancy, July is just around the corner. In fact, this whole year is just flying by….I hope the weeks I have off work at home with Hubby and the girls will go by slowly. I will want to relish my time with them, we are very lucky to have to eager grandmothers who are just waiting to help us out! We feel lucky to be surrounded by such loving and supportive family and friends.
My mother-in-law made the pillow cases and window panels. I wish I could sew!
The picture above was from the shower my Mom, best friend and her Mom threw for me in my home town. My Mom placed this picture of me on the dessert table from when I was a baby and included the same stuffed animals on the table as well. Oh….and these cupcakes were so yummy, who doesn’t love cream cheese frosting?!
Hope you are all enjoying your weekends! Next weekend will be a special day for Dads, I can’t wait to see Hubby as a Dad!