Thursday, August 25, 2011

22 weeks

How Far Along: 22 weeks today

Size of Baby: at 21 weeks and 4 days ultrasound, babies weighed 1 pound and few ounces each


Weight Gain: I still have not gained any weight, however, I am officially back at my start weight.

Belly: cant see my feet anymore :(

Sleep: I have not only hard to get comfortable but between coughing and peeing, I pretty much just nap through the night.

Milestones: Jason felt the babies kick at 21 weeks for the first time.

Movement: feel them all the time now, however Jackson allot more but found out at apt its because Madison placenta is in front of her so she has to kick allot harder.

Symptoms: HEARTBURN!!! ugh...its so bad and tums just doesn't do the trick.

Food Cravings: no big cravings right now but much heavier appetite.

Gender: BOY AND GIRL found out July 18, 2011

What I'm Looking Forward to: finishing our nursery and having everything ready

Dr updates: high risk apt last week went really well. Due to babies being IVF babies, they did echogram on each baby. Its crazy how much they can determine on those ultrasound machines. Anyways, both babies hearts looked great and they are both measuring where they need to be. My cervix is still very high and closed, dont have to be seen back for 4 more weeks. :)

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Illinois Baby Shower

Last week we took the last trip to Illinois to see our family before the twins are here. Our loved ones through us an amazing baby shower and we got so much needed stuff. We couldnt ask for better friends and family. I have posted the photos from the shower. We made it home on Wednesday in time for Thursday's high risk appointments and everything checked out great. I was a little worried because it takes us 15 hrs by car to get there and 15 hrs back. It was a long trip! Especially while I was there I started getting sick which what I later found out was bronchitis. I feel allot better now but we are using this Sunday (first Sunday off and nothing to do) to just veg and watch movies. MUCH NEEDED!!!!

Enjoy photos....

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

wow, 20 weeks!!!

I will do my 20 week post like usual when I get a chance but got exciting news this morning. If you remember I failed my 1 hr glucose test a week ago so I had to go for the long glucose test with fasting (which by the way, for pregnant woman it is not even fair game) Long story short, I didnt make it without passing out and finished my test in hospital bed. Good thing I got through it and Dr called this morning and told me I passed all 4 draws! YEAHHHH!!!! No gestational diabetes for me! well for now of course, I will have to do the 1 hr again at 28 weeks and hopefully get the same results except this time I hope I pass the 1 hr first. This is huge for me though becasue with PCOS about 70% get gestational diabetes. I do have to remember though, most woman GD doesnt come on till 24 weeks so still have a hump to get pass. For now though, GOOD NEWS!!!!

As for other things, I think Jason and I finally have decided on names. We have had our boy name picked out for mothers maiden name is Jackson and she has wanted a grandson named Jackson. We both really liked the name and it goes well with hubby's middle name Thomas so JACKSON THOMAS it when we found out other twin was a girl, we had a few names in mind but just havent been able to decide. We have always liked Jadyn but it has become very popular and I really wanted something unique but southern bell. So we threw around Emma, also very common and Jordan. My sister and I was talking about names and she brought up Addison which would give our girl my initials but found Madison which is very unique....I thought how perfect because it ends in SON like Jason and Jackson (which have you notice a theme, maybe the third child will have something from me) and we had decided her middle name should be Lynn due to family name on Jason's side plus his sister middle name....So

Madison Lynn it is which I love how Maddie Lynn sounds so more then likely would be what we end up calling her.

So, we are 99% sure we will be naming our twins:

Jackson Thomas and Madison Lynn!!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

19 weeks

How Far Along: 19 weeks and 3 days

Size of Baby: "Your baby weighs about 8 1/2 ounces and measures 6 inches, head to bottom — about the size of a large heirloom tomato"

Picture: no baby pictures but here is a horrible belly pic....sorry I decided to take it this morning while I was getting ready. I am going to start forcing my self to take them when my husband gets home at night....

Weight Gain: Dr apt last week I am still -6. No weight gain and this was a discussion this time. She said to start eating more meals a we will see when I go back.

Belly: getting big although I dont feel that big for almost 20 weeks with twins :)

Sleep: a thing in the past... swimming before bedtime has helped me get more comfortable. its getting up every 2 hours to pee that keeps me up.

Milestones: half way mark reached for 38 weeks (twins full term)

Movement: still no strong movement which kinda worries me but the DR said everyone is different

Symptoms: dizzy, tired all the time, and new thing...sitting down and feeling fine but standing up and feel like I am going to wet my pants

Food Cravings: the most horrible craving I can have....fountain COKE! I know, I know, I have limited myself to one a day

Gender: BOY AND GIRL found out July 18, 2011

What I'm Looking Forward to: strong kicks from both babies so I know they are there and moving

Dr updates: Due to PCOS, they recommened 2 glucose test. Well, I did my first one last Friday and unfortunately I failed it. I now have to do the 3 hr glucose test which I am doing on Monday. I pray I pass that one. She says often people will fail the first and pass the second....and I know, drinking sodas is not going to help. So I have two reasons to cut it out, caffiene and GD.

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