Thursday, April 26, 2012

I can feel you babies get the hiccups now.  It's really amusing (and amazing too!).  Our little Mr.'s are down low in my tummy on the right hand side, and sister girl's today felt just to the side of my ribs on the left hand side.

Keep practicing breathing, and hiccuping, and in general growing healthy happy babies down there.

You make me so happy.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Ultrasound! 28 Weeks and 5 days

To my Son & Daughter,

I went to the doctor yesterday and we had another ultrasound to measure your growth. I am so happy to report that you are both doing wonderfully!  Sweet daughter you are now 3lbs!!!! YES!  Strong son of mine you are just 2 ounces less at 2lbs and 14 ounces - which they said you'll gain in just a few days time.  You are both measuring in the 50th percentile! I'm so proud of you both.  I just can't adequately express the love I feel for you both and the strength I'm sending you every single moment of each day. 

The neatest part is that we could also see you practicing breathing!  At first I didn't know what I was looking at, but our favorite ultrasound tech (Kim) pointed out that both of your stomachs were contracting in and out.  They said they usually didn't even look for this closer to after 30 weeks.  Again, you two are just exhibiting how much strength God continues to give all three of us during this time!

Girl face staring at Mom!
They even turned on the 3d ultrasound for a moment.  As usual, our baby boy cooperated, but our little girl wrapped her hands up around her face and we couldn't get a good shot. 

Boy Profile of face
You capture my heart everyday, and are truly a testimony to God's magnificence.

Keep it up sweet babies!  I love you so much,

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

28 weeks!

Babies! We did it! Another milestone!  28 weeks (well and a few days at this point).  Last week we went and had our maternity photo shoot with Jennie Andrews - who will be our family life photographer:)  We had so much fun.  Daddy was such a trooper, he immersed himself in a field of wild flowers and managed multiple allergy attacks so we could get some beautiful pics of you in my tummy!  It's crazy to think that in 2 months is our 37 week mark!!

We have another ultrasound on Thursday to see how you are growing.  As always I'm praying each of you is nearing the 3 lbs mark and sharing/growing consistently and are around the same size.  This is our heartfelt prayer!

I've started going to the chiropractor weekly and getting massages.  Now that I've pushed upwards of 30 lbs - (yes you two are getting bigger, people don't believe that there are two babies in there equaling 6 lbs.!) certain muscles in my back seem to tense up and only massage and resting right after work seems to help.  But, the three of us are still conquering an 8 hour work day so I give all of us a pat on the back:)

One of your best friends, Owen Thomas was born about a week ago.  He is way too cute!  We were fortunate enough to be able to go and meet him in the hospital. I know all three of you will be great friends and we are so happy for mom and dad!

I will update again after the ultrasound on Thursday.

Love you both,

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Update - Growth Ultrasound

We had a growth ultrasound on both of you today!   You two are looking wonderful!  Our sweet girl is now 2 pounds 5 oz. and our handsome man is now 2 pounds 3 oz.  You seem to both be sharing your nutrients well and your fluid levels look great.  Continue to take care of each other and share space. 

Our little girl has now turned and is head up - this explains why mommy's ribs have been aching and the boy is still head down.  This means our boy's legs are kicking our girl in her noggin'.  Haha.  We'll see if you both stay this way. We saw your faces and you both are getting some cheeks on you now:)  You look gorgeous to Mommy and Daddy!

We continue to praise God for his craftsmanship!  He is a master architect, provider, and protector.  He is looking out for both of you!  My faith continues to increase as we all grow together, all three of our hearts beating in here.

Loving you always,

Sunday, April 01, 2012

26 weeks

We've now met one of our goals!  Amen!  Our next goal is 28 weeks! You both are very active today, and I find all kinds of bones, feet, and elbows poking me.  Praise God!  I am so thankful for the ways in which each of you are being formed.

I've experienced some new pains this week, in the back specifically around my rib area.  While Dad ran a 5K, I walked with Gibson to try to find relief.  Thankfully by the end of the day either one of you moved, or your sweet father's back massage he gave me really helped!  I also feel my stomach stretching more and when I walk I am especially made aware of this, and have now gained just about 30 pounds.  It's hard for me sometimes to imagine getting larger - but I know God has made me for this and will continue to walk with us each step of the way, providing you both with more room to grow in my tummy.  I find I need to rotate between standing up and sitting down.  And after a day at work I really need to slow down, come home and put my feet up and rest.  Daddy has been so great about making dinner, cleaning up, etc. so that I can adequately rest and take care of each of you babies as you grow.

We love you both so much already.  Praying for you to continue to grow strong and healthy, sharing nutrients and fluids.  Your next growth ultrasound is this Wednesday.  We pray that you are growing big and strong and trust God is forming you in his perfect ways.