Thursday, February 26, 2009

22 Weeks and counting....

Next time we have an ultrasound I will remember the disc and therefore, have a picture to put up. Until then, another word only post regarding the twins. They measured Baby A at one pound; Baby B at 14 ounces. The measurements are give and take two ounces, so seems like they are growing at about the same rate and are in the normal age/weight range. Praise the Lord! There is still a fluid differential between the two sacs, but the fluid in Baby A's sac is still sufficient. Baby A is the one with the low fluid; Baby B is the one with the velamentous tube insertion. We got that straight at the last visit. We also figured out which baby is which so to speak. I guess at the beginning of the pregancy, they name whichever baby is lowest, "A". Sometimes that can change. For us Baby A has always been lowest, except one time. But they also differentiate between the two by what side each is on in the placenta, and I guess that does not change. I don't think either thing will change as the babies get bigger and there is less room to move around in there. Baby A is the baby on the left; Baby B is on the right, just for your general information. HA.
The babies are both looking bigger and are very active already. :-) I am feeling them move a lot. I was feeling pretty worn out and having contractions like ALL DAY there for a couple weeks, but I am figuring out my limits better and not trying to do as much as I was. And now I'm feeling a lot less tired, and having fewer contractions, just feeling incredibly S...L...O...W.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Happy Birthday, John Deere!

We continued our tradition of making tractor cut out cookies to celebrate John Deere's birthday. His actual birthday is February 7th. This year, instead of icing, I made "paint" that the kids brushed on before the cookies were baked. The paint was made with one egg yolk and 1/4 tsp. water and food coloring. I liked painting better than icing, but the end product was not as pretty or as tasty.
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En Garde!

look who came in, ready for action, when I was on the computer...
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Thursday, February 05, 2009

Great News

Today I had an appointment with my obstetrician - who I believe is the best OB in the world! He is so great. He told us that he sees no problems with the amount of fluid surrounding the babies. When I asked him about what the specialist had said, he said, "well, it says here, low normal". WHAT?? That is not what the specialist told me! She did not say the word "normal" ever in her time with me. Then, he told me that the velementous tube insertion is usually no big deal. He said something along the lines of "when we see that, we say, yeah, there it is, now we know" He said "very rarely" does it affect growth.

We are SO thankful!!! It seems like everything is going just great.

Some interesting stats: My tummy is 6 inches bigger than it was at this time with my last pregnancy! LOOK OUT!

Well, what makes my OB so great is that he is so laid back, and so thoughtful. He goes out of his way to be helpful - and he thinks about what would be best for us - not just him. Today he told me to just come over to see him after my next appt. with the specialists, so I didn't have to be coming up to St. John's every week. His words: "you have better things to use your gas for, and to spend your time on". Very kind. I have my sweet sister-in-law, Lorri, to thank for recommending him to me when Brian and I moved to St. Louis from Kentucky.

Thanks for all the emails and encouraging words lately. I am glad to be in the family of God with so many others!

Monday, February 02, 2009

Lego Creations

Both the boys really enjoy playing with Legos. I don't remember Jacob really liking Legos at three, but now at five and almost three, Jake and Stan both have a lot of fun with them. Below you see Stanley using his most amazing (in my opinion) creation - a machine gun!

This is what Jacob built - a "bunk bed for Monkey". I know you can hardly see it, but monkey was using it at the time this picture was taken. Jacob, as you can see, is kissing him goodnight.

And then this is Stan from this morning. His favorite things to build are airplanes. He came to show me and then said, "Get the camera, Mom." And then "Get my boots [in the picture] too, Mom!"

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