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!
Oh my how time has flown! You’re anticipating the arrival of the twins (aren’t we all!!) while I’m busy planning a 1st bday for the triplets! Exciting😃 I’m beyond happy for you!!!!
I know, time has flown by! I can’t believe your boys are going to be 1!!!! Thank you!
Love this post! I still can’t wrap my head around it: twin girls! They will be so cute:-) the nursery is adorable – as are you! I’m hoping the Mona works it’s magic!
Thank you so much, you are so sweet! I hope the moxa works as well, we’ll see!
Your nursery is so adorable, great color choices : ) Also I love to sew and its such a great thing to be able to make anything you want. I am excited for your new babies to come and I hope your days go by slow that you can enjoy all your time off with them!
Thank you so much, we liked the aqua/grey combo, I didn’t want a pink explosion. I should learn to sew, it’s such a great talent to have. Yes, I hope the days go slowly as well. 🙂
The nursery is gorgeous!!! Love the colors. Your belly is cute. You are carrying your twins so well. You really don’t look big enough to have TWO 4 pound babies in there. That is just fantastic! So thrilled for you. Your mom is so sweet doing such sentimental things for your baby shower. I love it. 🙂
Thank you, we wanted to go with colors other than pink for the nursery. Overall, I can’t complain about the pregnancy. 🙂 Yes, my Mom is thrilled to be a grandma soon and I think girls are extra special for her since I’m an only child.
That’s sweet. This will be such a special experience for your mom then. 🙂
Glad it’s all rolling along smoothly for you. The nursery looks great, had to laugh at all the boxes of nappies. All the best over the next few weeks 🙂
Thank you, I know, we have tons of nappies/diapers. Sadly, I have a feeling those boxes won’t last long. 🙂
You look awesome, and the room is adorable! So excited for you!
Thank you so much! 🙂
The nursery looks amazing–as does that giant pile of Pampers! 🙂 You’ll need it. So happy to hear everything’s going well–and ack, seven weeks to go! Can’t believe it. Seems like just yesterday we were measuring HCG levels. Here’s to a very, very smooth next two (or so) months!
Thank you, I know, we’ll probably be through those diapers so quickly! This whole year is just flying! You aren’t far behind!
Getting the nursery ready is so fun! I was a crazy woman about ours… It had to be perfect and it was! I love the real you’re using… Such a pleasant color!
I am thrilled that you’re doing so well! You look ridiculously perfect. 😉.
I cannot wait to hear what you name these girlies!
Teal, not real. Gah!
Thank you, like I said, didn’t want it to be over the top pink and girly! Yes, we’ll reveal the names when they arrive and we decide who is who! 🙂
wow! look at those diapers!! ha! looks like a perfectly relaxing nursery. I need Donna’s help at my house!!!
I know, I’m glad we have a stockpile! Thank you, I hope I’ll be “relaxing” in there. 🙂
Your nursery is looking beautiful!!! Not long to go now 🙂 xxx
Thank you, it’s the final countdown (now I’m hearing that song :))!