Thursday, July 30, 2009

Packed and ready....


All our stuff, neatly packed and ready to go!!! The little suitcase full of stuff, Abby's super cute duffel bag from Aunt Hope, my awesome tote from Christine full of snacks and other necessities and, of course, the wonderful crocheted blankets from our friend Juanita. I think we're ready to go!!!

Abby's birthday....

This post is more for me. Once I'm home from the hospital, I need to remember what we are wanting to get Abby for her birthday....and I know I'll lose a piece of paper. So, you can all feel free to skip reading this one. LOL


The LAST thing my child needs is toys. I do want to get her a couple of little-kid board games, like Candyland and Chutes & Ladders. I reeeaaalllly want to get her a bedding set to dress up her room; I like this bed-in-a-bag from Wal-Mart. But I need to order it soon if she's going to get it. We need new/more luggage before our October trip home to AR, so I thought it would be fun to get Abby some cute stuff. Wal-Mart has a cute apple set and Target has a super cute pink polka dot set that I found in the store. We also want to put her in a gym or dance class - I'd LOVE to put her in preschool, but I'm afraid it's a bit out of our budget. But those classes all start at the end of August or first of September, so we need to get on that, too. AAACCKKK!!! Too much to do! :)

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Dr appointment and an invite...

Well, I had my final appointment today - woo hoo!! The NST went great, amniotic fluid levels look good and we are all set for Friday at 9:30am!! BTW, for those interested, I had my fundus measured again and I'm at 59cm. Holy cow!!


And now, a side note for my Draper friends - a few of us are wanting to go see "The Proposal" tomorrow night...if you're interested, talk to me or Teresa Ellis. We are thinking a 7pm show or possibly one a little later, closer to 9. Let us know!!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Ragamuffin....

Tonight we were getting ready to take Zac some dinner and I was trying to tell Abby to wipe her face and let me fix her hair. Here's the conversation:

Me: "Abby, you look like a ragamuffin."

Abby: "No, Mommy. I'm not a muffin, I'm just a doughnut."

Oooooh my goodness.....this child keeps me laughing......

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Holy crap, cont....

Check out this article - we're only one pound away from breaking Utah's record. Not my goal AT ALL, but interesting nonetheless.....

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Holy crap....

That's really the nicest phrase I can come up with after today's dr visit! :)

NOTE: When you have twins, the babies usually run small. When you have twins AND blood sugar problems, you generally run an even higher risk of low birth weight babies. So, apparently my blood sugars are great. :/

We started off with an ultrasound to get measurements and all that good stuff. Everything looks great and babies are doing well. Then she told me their (approximate) measurements: 8lbs, 3 oz and 7 lbs, 15 oz!!!! AAACCCKKKK!!!!

Aside from that small heart attack, everything else is pretty good. When Dr. Silver came into the exam room, he was looking at the ultrasound report. He looked at me and said, "Damn, those are some big kids in there! You're not supposed to have 90% twins!" Really?!? No dilating (of course!), blood pressure and sugars are still great. So, just TEN MORE DAYS and we'll have TWO babies. Eik!!!

Oh, and just FYI for those interested, my c-section is scheduled for 9:30am on Friday, July 31. WOOO HOOO!!!!


Friday, July 17, 2009

Babies moving

Kirsten has been visiting and finds it amusing/freaky when the babies move. They were VERY active tonight and so we used the remote to show their movement. May be a pitiful excuse for fun, but amusing at 11:00pm! :)

video

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Delivery date!!!

YEA!!!! I talked to the doctor earlier today and we have a delivery date...

JULY 31st!!!!!!

Waaaaaaahoooooooo!!!!!!!

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Pregnant for eternity....

Yup, that's me....pregnant till the end of time. :( NOTE: This is a little bit of a pity post -- just a heads up...

Went to the doctor today. My NST yielded good results, after some effort. The girls were not cooperating and I started feeling sick again like I had at last Thursday's NST. And now my doctor has changed the order so that they also do a sonogram to check my amniotic fluid levels after each NST. I have to lie flat on my back for that....not fun.

Sooooo, then we saw the doctor. Actually, we saw Rita, the nurse-midwife. I guess Dr. Silver was delivering a baby again. After asking if I was having any contractions/pain (no), she said, "I think you're gonna go all the way with these babies, Sarah." I wanted to verify that she meant 37 weeks and she said (with a grimace on her face), "He'll probably let you go longer..." At that point, I said a bad word. :/ oops

For kicks and giggles, I asked her to measure my fundus height. She did; then she laughed and said, "Oh honey." She checked my record and said I was 10 cm bigger than the last time she measured (4 weeks ago). That puts me at a lovely 53 cm!!!! With 3-4 weeks left. AAAAAACCCKKKK!!!!

And so she encouraged me to start begging. :) I'll be e-mailing him again at the end of the week with my blood sugar numbers and I intend to start planting the seeds.

Sorry if this blog post sounds a bit random - Kirsten is sitting next to me and just informed me that most of my recent blog posts haven't made much sense. Hopefully most of you can still follow along. :)

Sunday, July 05, 2009

Swimming

Ok, these are a bit overdue...but here they are. :) We've been swimming several times but these pics are from Abby's first experience in the complex pool. She'd done some water playing at a friend's house before this (I still need to get the pics from that...) but this was her first pool experience of the summer! (Note the adorable swimsuit from Nana!) I'd picked up her arm and ring floaties at Wal-Mart a few days before and she was so excited to use them!


Here she is, considering getting into the water....


"Ring around Daddy's head..."

Swimming!! Once she gets going, she can kick all over the place with that ring on! She is definitely a little water baby! :)

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Countdown...

I'm at 33 weeks today - four weeks until my goal due date. Right now, my only goal is to not go into labor until Zac gets back from Denver (he'll be gone all next week). After that - I'm game for anything! :)

Sorry I'm a bit behind; sitting at the computer isn't really comfortable for me, so I have to do this stuff in spurts. I've had two more NSTs and another scheduled for tomorrow. So far, everything is great. The babies are moving and their heartbeats are on target. My blood pressure is great. No contractions showing up on the monitor. I have another actual appointment on Tuesday, so I'll get measured and all that good stuff.

Our van croaked yesterday after driving to SLC. Zac tried to fix it, but had to go to work, so we ended up taking it to someone. Fingers crossed that it won't cost too much and will be done by this weekend before Zac leaves.

The ladies at church threw me a wonderful shower last night! Next week (with Kirsten's help!), I'll be trying to get some baby stuff in order, clothes washed, etc. Abby is excited to have Kirsten come - I know she's tired of having to put up with slow, enormous Mommy. :/

Pictures to come, I promise....just wanted to update for everybody! :)