Thursday, January 16, 2014

Week 32 #operationhornettes

How far along:  32 weeks.  My c section or inducement (depending on the position of the bottom baby) is scheduled for February 36.5 weeks, which means less than a month away till we meet our boys!!!  So crazy to think about!!!!  But so much left to do!  Crunch time.

Size of the twinkies:  Honey dew melon.  I'll get a more accurate weight measurement at my ultrasound this Friday.

Total weight gain:  back down to 31 pounds.  Once I was put on the blood pressure meds and wearing compression socks, most of the fluid that was built up in my ankles, face and hands is gone, hence the weight loss.

Sleep:  Still averaging 4-6 times but not going back to sleep...sometimes up for 2-3 hours...but Alison gave me a good book to read during those twilight hours.

Gender:  Twin boys!

Names: Richard James...aka RJ and John Keefe...aka Johnny.

Best moment of the week:  Going home from the hospital!!!  And knowing that the boys and myself are OK.  Even though all the nurses were so nice, it is always the best feeling to be in your own home.

Movement:  Oh yea.  And while I was at the non stress test, the nurse pointed out that one of the boys was having hiccups.  I had never seen that before and it was so funny!

Anything make you sick or queasy:  Pork (except for bacon of course!) and soy sauce.

Mood:  Happy to be home and excited to meet the boys in less than a month!

Looking forward to:  The ultrasound on Friday!  And my birthday on Saturday.

Week 31 #operationhornettes

How far along:  31 weeks!  Getting there!  And I ended up at the hospital at the end of this week due to pregnancy induced hypertension and I was having contractions when admitted into the hospital.  I was put on blood pressure meds and modified bed rest (I can walk around to make meals and take a shower and go up and down stairs).  I am still able to work from home as long as I am lying down.  And I got two shots to mature the boys lungs should I deliver before 34 weeks...minor blip in the road!

Size of twinkies:  squash...again!  At the ultrasounds the boys weighed 3 pounds 12 ounces and 3 pounds 13 ounces...76th and 77th percentile!  They're growing like weeds!

Total weight gain:  36 pounds.

Sleep:  Not terrible this week.  Still up 4-6 times a week but getting right back to sleep.

Gender:  Two boyzzz.

Names:  My RJ and Johnny.

Best moment of the week:  Getting to see them on the ultrasound screen and knowing that they are growing so fast!

Movement:  Let's just say every nurse that had to do the non stress test or monitor their heart beats every four hours said how active they are. They're already troublemakers!! haha

Anything making you sick or queasy:  PORK!  And SOY SAUCE!

Mood:  Grateful that the boys are ok and so am I.

Looking forward to:  Being in my own home!

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Week 30 #Operationhornettes

How far along:  30 weeks!  I can't believe there's only 10 weeks left (but realistically 6-7 weeks left)...times a ticking! 

Size of the twinkies:  Fruit of the week is getting a little's a head of lettuce this week and 18 inches long and 3.2 pounds.  I'll get a more accurate weight and measurement at the ultrasound coming up this Thursday.

Total weight gain:  32 pounds as of last appointment.  I'll get a more up to date weight gain at my appointment on Thursday.

Sleep:  It averages around 4 times a night I would say.  Some nights I'll only get up 3 nights and other nights it's 6+ times per night.  I'm sure it's only going to get worse but it is what it is.  All part of the amazing pregnancy journey.

Gender:  Two lil dudes.

Names:  RJ and Johnny.

Best moment of the week:  Christmas of course!  It was fun getting presents for the boys and thinking about this time next year when they'll be crawling all around, annoying their cousins and loving the wrapping paper!

Movement:  They are true boys!  Moving all around and I love that I can see them move all around.  Their movements are getting stronger and stronger each week.  They move all day and when I lay down to sleep but they aren't keeping or waking me up.

Anything making you sick or queasy:  Same ol' same ol'...pork and soy sauce.

Mood:  Happy and happy!  

Looking forward to:  New Years Eve and my doctors appointment and ultrasound this week.

Friday, December 27, 2013

Week 29 # Operationhornettes

How far along:  29 weeks! 

Size of the twinkies:  They are the size of a butternut squash.  They weigh about 3 pounds and will continue to gain about a half a pound per week for the next 7 weeks. 

Total weight gain:  32 pounds...gotta keep those babies nice and plump!

Sleep:  Still getting up around 3 to 6 times a night but I am getting right back to sleep.

Gender:  Two lil' boys!

Names:  RJ and Johnny.  Can't wait to see them in person!  And for those of you who have asked....RJ will be the oldest b/c in womb he is perky and awake in the morning....just like me!  And Johnny is the non-presenting (aka the top, aka the youngest) b/c in the womb he is just like Jim....sooooo dramatic when awoken on the early morning ultrasounds.

Best moment of the week:  They are really a moving and a shaking now and I love seeing them move all around in my stomach.  The feeling will never, ever get old. 

Movements:  See above. 

Anything making you sick or queasy:  Still can't handle even the thought of pork or soy sauce.   Yuck!

Mood:  Excited for Christmas!  I can't believe next year we'll have two babies crawling all around...just so exciting to think about!

Looking forward to:  Christmas and seeing our family!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Week 28 #Operationhornettes

How far along:  28 weeks!!!  Officially in the third trimester!!!  Seems so crazy that in a short amount of time, we'll be meeting the boys!  I'm so excited but I want them cooking for as long as they can!!

Size of the twinkies:  Fruit of the week is a cabbage.  I seriously am not getting the fruit of the week as we go along.  So 17" long and 2.9 pounds.

Total weight gain:  Will find out tomorrow at my doctors appointment.

Sleep:  Now up to 4 to 6 times a night getting up to go to the bathroom.  And it takes me a little bit to get comfortable.

Gender:  All boys all the time!

Names:  My boys RJ and Johnny.

Best moment of the week:  Making it to the third trimester.  When I think how far we've come it brings me to tears.  I love feeling them move around and seeing them move.  Their kicks are getting stronger and stronger.  Mrs. Horne came up this weekend and helped with sewing for the nursery.  She sewed the pompom trim on the curtains and a pillow.  Jim hung the curtains and we got the gliders delivered and Jim picked up the bookcases and worked on the closet.  The nursery is really getting there and is turning into my favorite room in the house.  I smile every time I walk by it.

Movements:  It's womb kung fu in there now.  I love every last kick!!!

Anything making you sick or queasy:  Pork and soy sauce.  Yuck and yuck!

Mood:  Excited!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Looking forward to:  Jim and I are celebrating our Christmas on Saturday together.  Massages (a prenatal one for me) and dinner at Capital Grille.  Our last Christmas as a family of 3 (too bad there isn't a doggie massage for Sammy)!  But so excited for all the holidays with our boys that are yet to come!

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Week 27 #Operationhornettes

How far along:  27 weeks.  One week to go till the third trimester and we're in the double digits now in the count down till we meet the little guys!

Size of the twinkies:  Fruit of the week is a head of a cauliflower (seems like the fruit is getting smaller each week, no?).  At the ultrasound this week, the ultrasound tech was able to measure their weight.  Twinkie A weighs 2 pounds 10 oz and twinkie B weighs 2 pounds 6 oz.  They are growing so quickly!  Makes mama happy!

Total weight gain:  26 pounds so far.  Right on track.

Sleep:  Well it's going downhill.  I now get up at least 4 times per night and sometimes it takes me a while to get back to sleep.  Thank goodness for instragram and facebook to fill those sleepless nights.

Gender:  Blue and blue!

Names:  RJ and Johnny.

Best moment of the week: Any time I get to see them moving and squirming around on an ultrasound is a great week.  If they are anything like they are in the womb than Jim and I are going to be chasing those boys around 24/7!  We also took our birthing class and it was soooo worth it.  We both learned a lot and I think it prepared us for childbirth (well as much as anything can prepare first time parents for childbirth).  It was also nice to connect with other twin parents.

Movement:  Kicks are getting stronger and stronger and I'm starting to feel the presenting more and more...too bad I can't actually see the presenting move due to my big belly.

Anything make you sick or queasy:  U got it...pork.

Mood:  Can't believe we're in the double digits for a count down.  So crazy excited to meet our little men.

Looking forward to:  A lot of the nursery furniture is going to be delivered this week!  I can't WAIT to see it all come together.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Week 26 #operationhornettes

How far along:  26 weeks!  It's flying by!

Size of the twinkies:  They are now the size of a cuke.  They fruit size corresponds with the head to toe measurement whereas before it was foot to rump.  They are about 2.2 pounds and 15" long.  I can't believe how big they are!

Total weight gain:  Still at 24 pounds but I go for an appointment tomorrow so I'll get a more accurate reading.

Maternity clothes:  Duh!!!  Just got a few new pieces from Target this weekend.  I was in need of basic long sleeves.

Sleep:  Still the what-appears-to-be-the-norm 2-3 times per night but the snoogle is saving me along with another pillow that I tuck under my belly.  It makes it comfortable to sleep.

Gender:  Boys!!!!

Names:  FINALLY!  I can tell the world the names!!!  Twinkie A is Richard James (Richard being named after my Dad and James after Jim and my Papa).  We plan on calling him RJ.  Twinkie B is John Keefe (John being after Jim's Dad and is also my Mom's Dad's name and Keefe being my mom's maiden name).  We plan on calling him Johnny or Jack.  That is still TBA.

Best moment of the week:  Being able to share the names of the twinks at Thanksgiving dinner.  It was a blast to finally being able to tell our family the names (even though there was LOTS of speculation and guesses by everyone beforehand)

Movement:  It's like a jungle gym in there!  I love being able to feel and see them move.  Such an amazing experience.

Anything make you sick or queasy:  Pork!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Jim showed me a picture of a roast pork and I almost threw up.

Mood:  Soooo excited to be so close to the third trimester.

Looking forward to:  My appointment tomorrow.  They should be able to measure the baby's height and weight.  I can't wait to see how much they've grown.