Thursday, June 7, 2012

Just an update . . .

I wanted to share a little of what's been going on here this week. We went for what will most likely be our last ultrasound earlier this week, at least until we are in the hospital. It was bittersweet for sure. While I'm excited to meet our girls in person this month, it's been so much fun watching them grow and interact on that screen for the last 29 weeks. I really love how detailed ultrasounds are - you can even see baby hair on their heads!

We were really hoping that they'd kept growing and putting on weight since the last ultrasound, which had been done right around 34 weeks. They'd been estimated at 5 lbs 5 oz and 5 lbs 8 oz at that time, which is a nice size for twins! Since they were so large then, we wondered if they would have gained much weight by the next ultrasound. My belly kept growing, though, so we figured they were too. And grow they had! The sonographer estimated their weight right around 7 lbs each. All of their movement and activity was right on target as well. The doctor was very pleased and said she hoped to see us in the hospital soon, and if I made it that far, next Tuesday would be my last doctor's appointment! Because of the babies' size, they don't want me to go any farther than 38 weeks. So right around June 19th, at the very latest, our baby girls will come out to meet us! I have mixed feelings about being induced, but I'd like them to come out healthy. If they decide to come on their own between now and then, I'd be a happy mama (but I will be either way!)

Other than that, it's been pretty quiet around here. We celebrated Dan's birthday on Monday. I made him a cake and my mom was nice enough to help me frost it, since I can't really get close enough to the counter to do a nice job. I contributed some sprinkle decorating, though. It turned out pretty well, I think! I didn't get a chance to take a picture before it got cut and covered up, but here is the uncut side:
Our yummy cake (the foil wanted a piece too!)

I'm working on getting organized before the babies come, trying to come up with charts and lists we can use to make sure things are getting done and tracked like they should. I know I won't be too worried about keeping the apartment clean at first, as long as it's basically sanitary, but it seems like as the weeks go on, a chore chart will help us keep track of what needs doing without trying to do it all on one day. A list of easy-to-prep meals that we like, along with the ingredients needed to make them, will help us shop and cook as efficiently as possible. The most important chart will be the one to keep track of feedings, diapers, and sleep patterns. This is pretty much non-negotiable, because I don't know how else we'd be able to remember any of that for the pediatrician. It's important, too. If anybody has a good link to charts like these or any experience with them, please let me know! I'd love to hear about it.


  1. Wow they're getting so big! My cousins were 5 and 4.5lbs when they were born. And now they're happy 3 year olds!
    Cannot wait to see pictures when they're here!

    1. Thanks! I can't wait to see them either! Oh gosh, thinking about them growing up gives me shivers . . .

      I'd love to see a picture of your cousins! Do you have one on your blog?

  2. Hi sweetie - check with your Aunt Becky re: really effective ways to keep food stuff organized. She had an amazing way of planning meals, keeping ingredients on the shelf, and as I recall, eventually involving the kids as they helped plan! She did it on index cards, had several written with a full meal plan, and shopping list on the back. Then they just had to choose the meals, but them on the calendar, and take the index cards shopping! At least that's my recollection, but check with her - she was VERY organized!! xo, Auntie M