Monday, April 9, 2007

Happy Spring!

Hello all! I know we are a bit into Spring already, but Happy Spring to you all! And Happy Easter (yesterday) to those who celebrate. All is well here in pregnancy land, except for the normal fun of exhaustion, not being able to sleep through the night, frequent peeing, and the inability to tie my own shoes with ease. Good times!

I am in my 33rd week of pregnancy now. At our appointment with the OB last week, she told us that once we pass the 34 week mark, they will not stop labor once it starts! Holy crap! That's in less than two weeks. Wow! At our last ultrasound on 3/21, the babies were growing well and all appeared to be continuing as expected. Taylor weighed in at 3 lbs, 3 ounces. This puts her in the 50th percentile. Jordan weighed in at a whoppping 4 lbs, 11 ounces! This puts him in the 75th percentile! He is gonna be our big boy and she is gonnd be our delicate little girl, it seems! Funny stuff. The docs are not concerned about a difference in size, unless one being bigger is making the smaller one fall off of their own growth curve. With Taylor still being in the 50th percentile, she is clearly still growing fine and holding her own. Ultrasound measurements can be off, so the kids might each be slightly smaller or larger than predicted. Only time will tell.

I have been having pretty frequent contractions (just the practice ones - Braxton Hicks), but they are mostly just tightening feelings, without much pain. At this point, the OB is predicting that the babies will make an appearance sometime around 35-37 weeks. So, that puts us with another 2-4 weeks of waiting. Seems like a long time!

This is my last week of work and I am so thankful for that! I worked part-time last week (just 3 days) and am working just three days this week, too. I am at work today, Monday, and then I have Tuesday and Wednesday off. Thursday I have my last Cystic Fibrosis Clinic, and then Friday will be a lovely final day of getting ready to be gone for about 3-4 months. I can hardly believe this week is finally here.

That's about it for now, I guess. We need to take some more pictures and put them up. Penny has been working hard on the former guest room, turned baby room. The babies will sleep in our room in a twin bassinett, but the other room has the changing table, dresser, rocker and mucho storage of baby stuff. Who knew they needed so much? We have a lot of gear to put together (bouncy seat, swings, stroller, bassinet, etc) and we are planning on working on that next weekend. And, we are making an appointment soon to have the carseats installed at one of the local car seat clinics at California Highway Patrol. Love that CA has certified carseat techs to make sure that you have installed your carseats safely and correctly. And it's a free service!

Will try to be better about more posting over the next few weeks. Watch this space for all the up and coming excitement, news, and pics!


Anonymous said...

YEA!!!! No more work! That must be exciting. The carseat clinic is kind of amazing. I installed my carseat (thinking I had done a pretty darn good job) only to be shocked at how incredibly secure they can make these seats!!! It is well worth the time to make sure they are installed correctly. Enjoy your rest time. Thinking of you all.

Anonymous said...

Chris & Penny, Thank you for sharing your blog with us! It must be so exciting to be so close to the babies to arrive!!
Neepee (FF) Penny & Barbara from NY

Anonymous said...

We're so glad everything is going smoothly and so happy for you that you get to have lots of rest before the arrival of the babies! Love the names by the way!!!
Nikki (in NH)