Monday, September 10, 2012

Weeks 25-28

Week 25 - My dad painted the boys' room and added a shelf to the teeny tiny closet, and Lou and my father-in-law put in the laminate wood floors. It looks SO good! We got the cribs and dresser set up and they are beautiful (we did have to wait for one of the crib's legs to be delivered though - silly people put 2 left legs in the box!)! I'll reveal the nursery when it's complete!

Week 26 - We met with Dr. Reiter again and babes are looking good. He's not seeing any effects of Connor's umbilical cord issue - what a relief! They are measuring small but development is good so he'll keep seeing us until they are born. I had my first shower given by Sue (my mother-in-law), Mrs. Alma (Lou's best friend's mom) and Debbie (married to Bryan's cousin Bobby). It was such a great time and our boys got spoiled big time. I am so grateful to these ladies for putting on such a great shower with super cute decorations and amazing food (Mrs. Alma's famous green enchiladas to be exact)!!

Week 27 - After the shower I was hurting pretty bad. I hate that I can't do much of anything without hurting the rest of the day. On Monday I was awaken by some pretty strong Braxton Hicks contractions. I had about 6 in 1 hour so I emailed my boss and told him I was going to be late to work so I could rest and see if I could get them to stop. I fell back asleep for about an hour and as soon as I opened my eyes I knew I was going to throw up. I didn't even make it all the way to the bathroom. This kinda worried me so I called the doctor's office and they had me come in.

Dr. O was on vacation so I met with the PA. She said I probably had the stomach flu (it was going around apparently) and to stay home for a few days, drink lots of water and take Zofran. At this point I've tried every kind of anti-nausea meds they could possibly give me. It's exhausting having to explain this all over again. 

She also checked my cervix, which was good. I go back next week to see Dr. O so hopefully the vomiting really was caused by this "stomach flu" and not by the contractions.

Week 28 - Busy week! My co-workers had a little shower for me at California Pizza Kitchen. It was so sweet!! They went in together and bought our fancy "twin" baby monitor. I was so surprised and shocked - how awesome are they?!

Since I've heard so many times from my doctor and other twin moms that 28 weeks is a big turning point for twin pregnancies, we went ahead and did maternity pics.  I almost cancelled because I saw pics of myself from my shower and was a little turned off, but I knew I would regret it if I didn't. Plus, I want to remember this belly and be thankful for the blessing to get to be a mom to these sweet babies! I used Aimee Fuller Photography and she is amazing. We really enjoyed her and she did a great job. Here's a sneak peek from Aimee's blog:

We also went ahead and did the 3D/4D ultrasound this week. It was so neat! They are head to head and snuggling with each other. Hayden had his arm on Connor's head and was sleeping on it. Connor was pulling his feet all the way up to Hayden's nose like he wanted him to smell them. It was so funny watching them. It was a little hard to get pictures because they are so close together and the umbilical cords were in their faces. I still fell in love with them even more. They are pretty babies!
Connor  giving us the finger

Connor wanted Hayden to smell his feet (this is one of my favs!)

Squishy babies!

Hayden with his arm resting on Connor's head
Last but not least, I went to Dr. O for a checkup. I told her about the episode last week (so-called stomach flu and contractions) and how I'm still in a lot of pain and my blood pressure has been high some days. She checked me out and said I'm measuring 35 weeks. Craziness! Then came the bad news. I am 1 cm dilated and 50% effaced. I couldn't believe it. I had finally convinced my boss to let me work half days and tomorrow I'm supposed to meet with my replacement to begin the hand-off so I could go on maternity leave in a month or so. But, no more work for me. I'm officially on bed rest. We've got to keep these babies cooking. Our sweet friends are throwing us a diaper shower this weekend and thankfully Dr. O will let me go if I promise to keep my feet up and no walking around. I guess I'm just going to have to take this one day at a time!
If y'all only knew what it took for me to make sure he didn't take his clothes off for this one....