Sunday, March 25, 2012

25 weeks

So happy for each and every day of this pregnancy, even if those days are fully comprised of laying the the bed, rotating from one side to the other, balancing a computer on my legs, propping up pillows, cutting scrapbook paper with one free arm, showering in 3 minutes flat, laying down after meals and then burping constantly for 30 minutes thereafter....you get the idea. I'm happy because each day these boys stay put, that gives me hope we won't be spending time in the NICU.

At 25 weeks, I was happy to put on real clothes, make-up and brush my hair for a doctor's visit. Yes, I feel 80 years old because I was looking forward to my doctor visit all week long. That's my approved outing!

At the doctor, I was pleased to learn both babies are doing well. Baby A is measuring a week big, Baby B a week small, but there's no cause for concern since neither is too far off from the norm. Since I wanted to know exact weights I looked online and that's 1lb-14oz and 1lb-7oz. Still too tiny for birth, so our goal is 34 weeks.

I'm having about 2-3 contractions and hour, so I don't have to start on oral medication yet. Yay! Still, they make me nervous.

After the doctor, Mom took me through the drive-through at Sonic. As you know, I'm well-known there, which is the mark of a true addict. While I was waiting on my drink, the manager came to the window and asked how much longer I had before my due date. Mom told him, "3 months," to which his jaw dropped and it was obvious by my size that he thought I was ready to pop any second. He quickly recovered and said, "Oh, but it's twins, right?"

So, yes, I'm HUGE. I think I'm as big now as I was full term with Claire, but it's hard to tell by weight because I had swollen so much with her.

Here I am at 23 weeks with Claire, trying to stick out my belly.
and at 24 weeks. You can see, there's a distinct difference in size from the first photo in this post.

We're still working on names and making very little progress. Greg's list is getting longer when it should be going in the reverse direction. Sigh.

28 comments:

Wendy said...

many would dream to look so polished with twins!
you wear it well april! :)
i think i might be as big as the route 44+ at Sonic!
HA!!!

Sonic is good stuff!
i love their limeade chiller but they discont'd that a couple of summers ago - i was so bummed!
i do splurge on an Oreo Sonic Blast every now & then :)
good stuff!!

lisa truesdell said...

you look adorable!!

boys names are HARD. just another reason we're done w/ kids here, HA!

Anna Sigga said...

you look absolutely stunning April!! :D

Angela said...

The only thing that matters is that those baby boys are healthy, you will think back in a year or two and think wow those two little terrors where so little what happened....lol

And you look amazing for carrying twins and being on bed rest, I'm sure you have heard this but but I'm going to say it any way, try putting blocks under the foot of your bed so your head is lower than your feet that way it takes the pressure off of your cervix witch can ease the contractions and prolong your pregnancy.

I hope you have a wonderful day and enjoy the little things that make life wonderful like little smiles and scrunched up little noses...lol

Angela Restad

Hanna Long said...

Hang in there April. I know eacy days helps the boys grow stronger and get a little bigger than the day before.

Olivia said...

Hope you're doing ok, know how tough bed rest can be when you are used to being active. Love your photos & outfit :)

Diana Albright said...

You look beautiful! So glad that you and the babies are doing well :)

As for names, I've always thought boy names were easier to come up with than girl names... It's funny that Greg's list is getting so long, but great that he's getting excited about it. Pick a few and then you'll know when you finally meet your boys what their names should be. :)

Praying for 34 weeks for you... follow Dr's orders and stay healthy and happy! :-)

xo

Gracie said...

You look terrific April! Ugh, i know what too much time in bed does to a person, but hang in there!!!
Take care and have a lovely, restful Sunday :)

gracie.

Kate aka stinkydudette said...

Continuously praying for a safe pregnancy, and health for you and the li'l bubs. You look radiant and amazing, April!!

Amanda Toyer said...

I don't think you are huge at all - I should post a photo of me at full term with my babies, for a giggle I was ginormous!

Boys names are so hard and to have to come up with two at the same time well thats a challenge!

Marcy said...

Eerie... You're so stinkin' cute. :)

andie librandi. said...

i think you look great! and sonic sounds so good right now! good luck narrowing down names...i have an almost 6 month old named weston (westy for short)..and it was hard finding a name my husband and i agreed on because everything seemed like an old man name or too trendy...and you have to pick two sets of names! but seriously hang in there girl. thanks for sharing with all of us! :) cant wait to hear what you decide upon but i hope its much later on than sooner!

Zorina said...

Awesome pregnancy news update! So glad to hear babies and you are well. U look so pretty mama!! Will keep you in my thoughts and prayers...10 more weeks and counting! You are so blessed... TC.

Nina said...

April, I wish you all the best for your pregnancy. Your belly pictures looks awesome, you are so beautiful!
Stay healthy and have a happy time!

Linda said...

Beautiful post. Takes me back to my bedrest days. My boys are fifteen now. Have a lovely day.

Shirley Myers said...

You look fantastic which means your doing what you should so I'm proud of you. We'll be down that way the 27th & 28th so we're going to try and come to see you and Claire and the rest of the brood out there in the boonies. Can't wait to see all of you. You take good care of those boys.

Kimber-Leigh said...

you look great april. so thankful the boys are growing well...praying for you during this time...

Live a Life EXTRAordinary said...

You look stunning April!--Should and could be on the cover of Maternity mag! :) For Serious.
Continuing to pray for you and those boys, (Greg and Claire as well). Take care you!

Melanie said...

Keep up the great work growing two healthy boys! Bedrest is the pits, started it myself at 23wks. I could not wait for my appts to be up, put together and get out of the house! You look great!

Cari Skuse said...

You look great and you are doing great April! Take it from someone who has been there, I know it is hard! Just keep your eye on the end result.
I'm glad you aren't taking bed rest lightly. I did and ended up in the hospital for almost a week. Had to take those awful drugs to stop it . They made me have horrible nightmares! When I was laying on my right side, I'd be OK, but when on my left side I'd have nightmares that I was in some Irish pub back in during the famine! Gosh. And the drugs also made me run a fever so that they had to keep the room freezing while I was sweating to death with a bad headache. I wouldn't wish all of that on anyone, especially you! But in the end I made it to 37 weeks, with both boys weighing in just over and under 6 lbs. -- and now they are almost 10. I can't believe it!
Again, wishing they best for you all!

Adeline said...

You just look amazing! Don't worry about losing your "old ways" cause you rock.
All the best to you all, i'm really hoping your twins the best!

Karen said...

you look gorgeous! you know what Lauren went through when choosing Rowan's name. I can't imagine having to choose 2! boys names are much harder to choose then girls. good luck and take care!

Tara LeClaire said...

So glad to hear everything is going well - you look amazing!

Mrs Frizz said...

oh wow - look at you ... absolutely blooming ...

Lou Spiden said...

you look amazing.....hang in there. I'd say enjoy that rest now as you won't be seeing much sleep/rest for the next few years!

Sara Andrews said...

Oh the memories you have brought back! I was on bedrest for a month. Two weeks at home and two weeks in the hospital. With NO getting up for anything. My twins were born at 25 weeks weighing 1 lb 10 ozs and 1 lb 8 ozs. They are healthy, happy and just turned ...13!!

Best wishes for you and your family!

*reyanna klein* said...

Oh, hang in there! You're doing awesome! And you look beautiful! :-)

PrinzessinN said...

you look absolutely stunning April!! good luck and all the best for you!