Tuesday, May 12, 2015

27 Weeks

I can't believe we're almost halfway through May. When did that happen? I'm going to be meeting my little guys in 13 weeks or less. That's crazy! I have a lot left to get ready but most of it is fun stuff.  Finishing the nursery, packing hospital bags, playing with all the baby stuff.  My poor husband, on the other hand, has a list a mile long that has to get done before the babies come. The poor man worked over 70 hours last week and that list sits on the refrigerator reminding him of all he has to do. (Yes, I made the list. I love making lists in Excel... I'm a dork)

But anyway, today I had a growth ultrasound to make sure those boys are growing well. Baby A, Maverick, is up to 1 pound, 15 ounces and Baby B, Tucker, is 1 pound, 12 ounces. They are both doing wonderful.  Mr. Maverick is living up to his name and going against the grain: he is still breech. Tucker is head down, so I imagine them kicking each other in the head all the time. And let me tell you, these boys are strong. My belly is always moving, I love it! Here's a few pics from this morning:

Aren't they handsome? Jeremy thinks the 3D ones makes them look like aliens but I think they are SO cool. Add a little more chub to those cheeks and that's what my newborns will look like!

I'll be at 27 weeks tomorrow so the boys are around 15 inches head to toe! This is the LAST week of my second trimester and I'm excited that we're in the home stretch. I've always loved being pregnant and it's even cooler this time around since I have the honor of carrying TWO babies. But I think with having twins, once is enough.

It's definitely a different ballgame... I'm much more tired, my legs get very crampy at night, the swelling has started, the heartburn has started, and just doing everyday tasks are already very hard. I try and keep my whining to a minimum but it does take a toll on your body. It took every ounce of self-control in me to not be bitter about the 90 degree weather this weekend. It was one of the worst winters I can remember and I normally love the heat, but 90 in May is a little bit hotter than I'd prefer while carrying two children. Once the AC units are in and the pools are open, then we'll talk.

I can't complain, though. It's wonderful to have made it to week 27 with not a single issue so far. I haven't had to worry at all, which is a huge blessing. God is good! I would appreciate your prayers as I waddle through the next 13 or so weeks. My appointments will be getting closer together and they will really be watching for any signs of early labor, high blood pressure, preeclampsia, etc. In a few weeks,  I will be meeting with the specialist about delivery... we will be praying that Maverick turns in the next few weeks so that we can plan the VBAC birth.

Thank you all for reading and taking an interest in my pregnancy!

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