Saturday, September 24, 2011

What a difference 8 months makes!

When people see me now they don't see my face- they see belly- and then the questions I know they are about to ask come. "Are you about to pop? Wow!" I have gotten over telling people I am having twins, it gets repetitive in response. But, if they ask what I am having I feel obligated to answer-a boy and a girl. Then they know I am having two and the conversation begins. Are they fraternal, or identical. (seeing that they are boy and girl how could they possibly be identical I want to tell people) What am I naming them, how far along am I. What they went through in their pregnancies. Don't get me wrong I enjoy the acknowledgement but when I am in a hurry or feeling like crap its not really a conversation I feel like having. But I know this is a gift. I love it when people tell me "oh I want to have twins." or "I'm going to have twins when I get pregnant." Like they have the choice. I want to say do you realize the toll it will have on your body? While totally worth it don't you know what you are trying to get yourself into?:)I love it when people say "oh you're not that big for having twins!" I just want to scream at them and say well I feel a semi truck or like big bird...but all I do is smile and say thanks... The best part of those conversations is always the point when I tell them I have a 2 and 4 year old at should hear those responses. From good luck to you're sure busy, to you have your hands full...the look on peoples faces are priceless. Now that I am home on bed rest I don't really deal with that anymore-except at Dr. appts and on rare occasions when I do get out of the house. This has definitely been a ride!!!

3.15.11 The day I took my test

4 weeks

5 weeks

6 weeks ----->Found out we were having TWINS!!!

7 weeks

8 weeks

9 weeks


11 weeks

12 weeks

13 weeks

14 weeks

15 weeks---->finally feels like I am starting to show:)

16 weeks------> Found out we are having a boy and a girl:)

17 weeks

18 weeks

19 weeks

20 weeks----->at least half way there:)

21 weeks

22 weeks

23 weeks

24 weeks

25 weeks

26 weeks

27 weeks

28 weeks

29 weeks

30 weeks

31 weeks and counting:)

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

The waiting Game

So here I am...waiting. Waiting to be off bed rest. Waiting for the babies to make their grand entrance into this world. Whenever that may be. I am hoping they don't come too soon. I was hospitalized for another week. Dilated even more than 2 weeks before when I was hospitalized. But, luckily they let me come home again. I was starting to go stir crazy. Missing Ty, missing Kiley. Wanting to be home with Kyle. I know that the best thing for the babies is for them to stay in my stomach for another 2-4 weeks but at this point it is so hard! The waiting game is really getting to me. As this pregnancy gets closer and closer to the final days I can't help but think about how much I am going to miss this feeling. As much as I am over the heartburn, stretch marks, bed rest and the over all effect it is having on my body-I can't help but be sad. I am realizing that this is it. I won't ever bear life again. I am done having kids after the twins come. I love that the numbers in our family are even-2 boys and 2 girls. I can't wait to enjoy our newest additions. I look forward to holding them, feeding them, loving them, enjoying them and being their mother. I can't wait for Ty and Kiley to finally know them as people and not just the huge bump on Mommy's tummy. I wish time would hurry up and pass so they could be healthy and strong when they do arrive. Then, at the same time-after they arrive I want to pause time. Keep them little babies forever. Because all too soon-they will be starting to sit up, crawl, walk, run, talk and become little people of their own-little people that we created!

Kiley has been staying with her dad and her aunt in San Jose. So I haven't seen her for a few weeks but luckily Britt has Ty and is taking him to and from school for me. She was able to bring him to visit me in the hospital every few days- that sure made my days better. I love my little guy:)and boy do I miss my little princess. Soon the babies will come and Ty and Kiley can come home and things will all be back to normal!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Celebrating with the Fam

Being on bed rest is very hard. Way harder than I thought. I wanted to much to be able to have a big celebration for Kiley's birthday-but it just couldn't happen that way. Luckily, my aunt and great grandparents came down from Chico earlier today. We had a great visit. We went to the Spaghetti Factory to celebrate Kiley's birthday, and I have to admit it was very nice to get out of the house! I am taking it easy, don't get me wrong- but even the few hours we were out for lunch was such a breath of fresh air for me! I am glad we were able to make the outing about Kiley, from the bike they brought her, which she loves- to the workers at The Spaghetti Factory singing her happy birthday I think she had a great day! Thanks again for making the special trip down aunt Teresa, mum, and grandpa- we had a great visit!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

My little Princess turns 3

Crazy to think, its already been a year since she turned 2. My little princess is quickly growing out of the toddler stages and becoming a little kid. She is such a girly girl. From painting her nails, which she will ask about almost everyday- to wanting to do make up with me when I am getting ready in the morning. She loves to have her hair done and has varied opinions each day on how she wants it styled. She loves Disney Princess movies, Cinderella and The Little Mermaid are her favorite. She insists on wearing dresses and on the rare occasions I don't give in and make her wear pants or shorts she is sure to tell me about it. She will be starting preschool next week.
Kiley loves her big brother. She loves to follow him around and play with whatever he is interested in. They help each other. Tyler is very good to her. If he wants something he is sure to ask if his sister can have the same. If he is working on something he will show her what he is doing. I cherish the moments I stand outside of one of their rooms while I can hear him teaching her numbers or how to make a toy work. "Its like this Kiley, here you have a turn." If he wants to do something-she wants to be right there with him doing the same exact thing. Don't get me wrong, they have their moments-they are siblings after all but- for the most part they are really close. I love that. I love that they love each other and are already showing a bond that will carry on through the years to come. I don't think I will have to worry about those boyfriends 30 years:) down the line- I think Tyler will be right there to handle the boys his sister brings home-he protects her and I love that!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Bed Rest and the Unknown

During my 28th week of pregnancy I expect to Be enjoying life-not worried about the potential of my babies being born and attached to tubes. But on 9.1.11 I was admitted to the hospital with that worry- my babies might come early. I was dilating, tested positive for the fetal fibernecton test, which shows they could come in the next 2 weeks. The took every precaution they could. I was given the betamethazone steroid shots to mature their lungs. I was put on a Magnesium IV to help develop their brains so they would have less change of brain bleeds. This is such a scary time. After being there for 4 days they have released me- sent me home with medications to stop contractions. I have been instructed to come back if I am having contractions or if "something feels different." The unknown has to be the scariest part in all of this. While we can not wait to meet Jackson and Lola- we don't want the first breaths they take to be from that of a machine. I want them to be able to come home with us. I can't imagine being discharged and leaving them there. I spoke to one of the NICU nurses about what to expect. Luckily Sutter Roseville, where I will deliver and was hospitalized has a NICU. So, they will not have to be transported if they do come early. She talked to me about the machines, the potential complications and the role Kyle and I can play in their lives while they are in the NICU. I can't say when I will deliver but I pray and hope for their sake it's not for another 6+ weeks. My ultrasound showed Lola weighs 2.5 pounds and Jackson weighs 2.9pounds. At this point, because of their fragile state I will be given a c-section if they do come in the next few weeks. Come on babies- keep growing.