Thursday, April 23, 2009

Holy big belly, Batman!

We're 30 weeks today! Wow! Not much longer to go...

Getting bigger...

Yikes! Blinding, huh?

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

PBO done!

Today I got a text from LD that the PBO has been signed by the judge and is being filed with the court! :D

For those of you who don't know, the PBO (Pre Birth Order) is the document that is filed with the court that says N and I are the biological parents and we will go on the birth certificates.  I guess now that it's done I'm officially the mom in the eyes of the law! :D

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Roller coaster of emotions!

Yesterday, I had another ultrasound to check on the babies. They are doing well. Kyla was measuring a few days ahead and approximately 3 pounds. Lucas was measuring about a week a head and approximately 3.5 pounds. However, we were told the upper part of my cervix had begun to open and my cervix was thinning. I was put on terbutaline to relax my uterus and hopefully prevent contractions. I was also given 2 steroid shots, one yesterday and one today, to help the babies' lungs mature. Needless to say, this news worried us all.

However, we went to a perinatologist today for a fetal echo and we also got a closer look at my cervix. He thinks my cervix looks fine for where we are in the pregnancy! He also said the babies look wonderful and are growing very well. They're still measuring either right on track or slightly ahead. He estimated Kyla to be 3 pounds, 5 ounces and Lucas to be 3 pounds, 4 ounces. And neither baby showed any signs of any heart defects or any problems whatsoever. Niki had been worried that she would pass on her heart problems to the babies, but they look absolutely perfect! :) Oh...and we all got quite a kick of Kyla putting her feet in Lucas' face. Not sure if she was kicking him or making him smell her feet, but it was funny. I have to admit I feel sorry for them though...they're running out of room fast!

As for now, I will continue the terbutaline as my OB prescribed. It's making me extremely shaky and it makes my heart race, but it's worth it if it keeps these babies in awhile longer. I go back on Monday morning to see Dr. K, so we'll see what he says once he reviews the peri's report.

Hopefully these babies stay put for another 7-8 weeks at least!

Sunday, April 12, 2009


Yes, we still have a couple of months left before we meet our babies.  But the countdown is on, and it feels like we may not get everything done before they arrive.

Things left to do:
  1. Paint the nursery (we bought paint this weekend, and finally got the couch moved, but still need to clean a bit more before painting).
  2. Make curtains, blankets, wall decorations, etc. to accessorize the nursery.
  3. Put together the crib and other furniture.
  4. Find and purchase a dresser/changing table (we want a combo, to save space).
  5. Organize and put away all of these gifts from friends and family (right now they are piled in our living room and breakfast nook).
  6. Prepare for our BBQ Party (our last hurrah before adding babies to the mix).
  7. Host our BBQ Party.
  8. Video Race (this is scheduled for Memorial day weekend.  It's an annual event that we've never missed.  Hopefully we get to participate this year).
  9. Pack for the delivery (we'll need to have stuff ready if we happen to get a call saying "Come now!").
  10. Thoroughly clean/scrub/vacuum our house (we live like pigs.  Seriously.)
  11. Collapse from exhaustion, since it's the last time we'll get to collapse.  Ever.
Looking at our task list (which I'm sure I left lots of stuff off, but it's already intimidating enough) and the number of days we have that we won't be at work is making our heads spin.  Will we get it done?  Especially since Nathan has set the goal of having the babies' room done by our BBQ party, which is only two weeks away!  YIKES!!!

Friday, April 10, 2009

12 weeks (probably less) to grow...errrr...go

We had the 28 week OB appointment yesterday. Both babies' heartbeats were nice and strong and everything was great. My blood pressure was 110/70 and I'm now 6.5 pounds over my pre-pregnancy weight. I'm supposed to go in for another u/s on Wednesday, but we'll have to see if I can make it since I have clinicals that day. Hopefully I can make it work. We also have the fetal echo on Thursday and Niki and Nathan will be here for that!

I've been feeling much better the past few days and I think I can thank the iron pills for that. However, my back and ribs are hurting more with each day. The chiro is doing what he can, but the babies are just getting bigger (which is good...for them The braxton hicks are picking up, but I can usually get them to stop if I lay down and drink some water.

I'm getting more excited. I have a feeling the next few weeks will fly by!

28 weeks!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Third trimester is here! :)

Well after having a few dizziness episodes and being ignored by 2 hospitals, I finally convinced Dr. K to let me do my lab work a little early. When this all started, I thought it was my blood sugar. I later decided it's gotta be anemia. (I was anemic with my last pregnancy.) Well they finally tested me Tuesday and I was right. I'm anemic and I started my prescription iron pills today. I'm just so glad to know what's going on and I'm praying the pills help to stop the dizziness. Oh...and I passed my glucose test!

I've been going to the chiropractor and he's been such a blessing. Apparently, Kyla is so low that she's causing my pelvic pain. And Lucas is so high up, he's moving one of my lower ribs. (OW!) I can only imagine what will happen as they continue to I'm not 100% sure, but there should be about 5 pounds of baby altogether in my womb now. That's amazing to me considering my first child was 5 pounds even at

Today also marks the start of the 3rd trimester for us! I can't believe we're getting so close!