Monday, October 26, 2009

Baby Shower

My shower was on Saturday and it was such an awesome day. My mom had it at a local restuarant, Carrie Cerino's, and we had our own room for our 27 guests. The food was amazing- we had salad, chicken cordon-bleu, veggies and redskins. They also had pastries and served the cake, so good!

I was truly blown away by everyone's generosity. We got so many gifts and many people bought something for both Joshua and Emma so there was a lot of pink and blue, which I thought was so cute. They both got tons of clothes, blankets, sleep sacks, towels and bedding. We also got both car seats, stroller, more nursery decorations, high chairs, bath tub, etc. We went and finished up most of our must-haves yesterday at BRU but honestly, we got so much of it at the shower.

Here are some pics:
Dan and I opening gifts

My cake

My sister and I (she was such a huge help at my shower)

My mom, me, my sister and grandma

Some of my friends at my shower

I felt so honored and special to have everyone come together to celebrate our babies. Sometimes I cant believe how lucky I am to be carrying my son and daughter and then to have such a wonderful family and supportive friends to share it with. Yep, life is pretty good.

Hope everyone is having a good week!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

30 weeks

30 weeks, seriously? The time is flying by. I cant believe it!

I had a growth ultrasound and doctor's appt. Everything went good, here are the highlights:

1. Both babies are head down, woohoo! I know that can still change but this is a pretty big feat for Joshua, who has yet to be head down on any ultrasound. Hopefully he stays put!

2. They are growing right on schedule. Emma is 2lbs 14 oz and is in the 27th percentile and Josh is 3lbs 5 oz and in the 57th percentile. The doctor was happy that they are both maintaining or moving up in their percentiles and although Josh is bigger, the variance in their weight is still appropriate.

3. My blood pressure, cervical length, weight gain are all good. My OB would like to see me gain a little more weight over the next month (Im up 24 lbs total so only 2 lbs from 3 weeks ago) but isnt overly concerned since the babies are doing good. She did encourage me to splurge on some fattier foods like cubed cheese and milkshakes so Im definitely going to take her suggestion on those! Oh, and I am measuring 39 weeks, 39!!! I still have alot more belly to grow though if I plan to get these babies to 38 weeks.

So thats about it! I have my baby shower on Saturday and am so very excited to see everyone and share our excitement with them. I promise to post pictures after its done!

Hope everyone is having a good week

As you wander through this troubled world
In search of all things beautiful
You can close your eyes when you're miles away
And hear my voice like a serenade

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

29 weeks and Blogs I follow

I love Wednesdays- I can wake up and say "Happy x week, babies!" Dan always laughs at me but its really the first thing I say when I get up. Its just exciting to be one week closer to bringing my babies home.

I don't have much to report pregnancy-wise. I don't have any appointments this week and am feeling pretty good. I notice I am alot more tired throughout the day but Im trying to take it easy and not overwork myself and that seems to help.

One cool thing did happen this week- I felt a rather sharp kick around my belly button so I put my hand over the area. After a minute or so, I felt something movie from my belly button over about 3 inches- I swear it was a little foot or hand, it was so cool! It happened again on a second day and Dan was able to feel it, he couldnt believe it. Gotta love the baby movements.

Lastly, I've been thinking alot about the girls that still on their TTC journeys, especially the ones listed in the blogs to the right. Everytime I read the exciting news that someone new has gotten a BFP, I am elated to move her blog to the Pregnancy Blogs I follow. But then I go right back to thinking about those who are still TTC. I want you girls to know that Im always thinking of you, Im always hoping this is your cycle and I will continue to follow every single one of your blogs until I can move them to the Pregnancy Blogs. Tons of thoughts and prayers are always headed your way!

Hope everyone is enjoying their week!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Third Trimester and Work Shower

And just like that, I got behind in updating my blog again! But Im here, with updates and pictures.

My appointment went good last week. Emma is measuring 2lbs 1 oz and Joshua is at 2lbs 4 oz. I passed my gestational diabetes test and my blood pressure, weight, etc all look good.

Im officially in 3rd trimester. I have heard conflicting dates on when it actually begins but today, my somewhat creepy Pregnology ticker (I mean, what the heck is this weeks picture of anyway? I see legs, an umbilical cord, maybe a hand? Who knows) has given me the OK to move onto Third Trimester. Thats about the latest out of all of the websites but nonetheless, Im here!

Here is my 27/28 week picture:

In honor of 3rd Tri, Im going to fill out the pregnancy survey that I haven't done in awhile:

How far along? 28 weeks
Total weight gain: 22 lbs
Stretch Marks? Not yet, but my belly has grown to 41 inches!
Maternity clothes? This is all that fits! Although I am still wearing pre-pregnancy sweatshirts and t-shirts around the house and to the store
Sleep: I sleep pretty good but am up to pee every 2 hours
Best moment this week: My work baby shower (more on that below)
Movement: Tons. I can feel Emma more but Joshua will toss out a jab every now and again
Labor Signs: Nada. I do get a few Braxton Hicks contractions a day
Belly Button in or out? This is a weird question. Sometimes it looks like its going to pop out but then the babies will shift and the belly button area will flatten out. So I would have to say "half in and half out"
What I miss: Laying on my back. Even if its just to watch TV but I cant do it, I cant too dizzy
What I am looking forward to: My baby shower in 2 weeks and minivan shopping this weekend (OMG, please tell me I didnt just type that.)
Weekly Wisdom: The To-do list has saved my sanity. If you feel overwhelmed during pregnancy, put one together and add items as they come up. It also feels amazing to cross things off!
Milestones: Third Trimester, baby!

The other pictures I have are from my work baby shower. I work in an office with about 20 people and I feel so honored that they threw a surprise shower for me yesterday. Its been such a blessing to be able to share parts of my journey with them. There was cake (yum), balloons and a generous Target gift card. It was very thoughtful!

Me trying to think of something thoughtful to say

The cake
Hope everyone is having a good week!