Hey there! Mom’s taking over today!
I’m doing really well- 28 weeks on Tuesday, which is a great milestone- but we have 30 weeks in our sights! Contractions have let up and the Doctor is letting me get up and move around a little bit more. Still have to do that 30 minutes of pool time a day- oh, darn!
Some of you may not have heard this term before, but we are “Team Green” with these twinnies. That means we are going to be surprised with their gender! I know- everyone thinks we are crazy. Like these twins weren’t enough of a surprise. I’m actually shocked that we haven’t found out yet… either because lack of my will-power or someone slipping up during an ultrasound. These twins have had more pictures taken of them than any of my other children, but no slip-up yet!
Some people wonder why we want to be surprised- its simple:
1) There are so few surprises in life anymore- we had always said “if” we were able to get pregnant again, we would be surprised this time around. Didn’t want that to change… now we will just be double- surprised!
2) Our friends Lauren and Ryan (Knox’s Godparents) have been surprised for all three, and they have convinced us that it is a pretty amazing experience. The nurses and doctors all get involved in guessing and it ends up being a party of sorts when they are born. I like parties. And a party to celebrate the twins sounds fantastic.
3) Why not? We are blessed enough to have so many young nieces and nephews- we will have clothes covered! Minus the fact that I will definitely match their clothes when they are in public because… their twins! I feel like its my responsibility to have them in cute coordinating outfits outside of our house walls. I mean, until they are at least 5?
So its been fun trying to guess and having our family and friends guess as well!! Before I reveal the guesses- I will fill you in on the symptoms so you can guess yourself:
Cravings: I have had a mix of salty and sweet cravings. I love McDonalds Cheeseburgers right now (so gross). Bowl of ice cream or a shake? Yes, please. Nachos? Bring them on.
Morning Sickness: In terms of pregnancy morning sickness- I have not been sick at all with these two. The worst pregnancy sickness wise was the baby we lost, then Lucy, then Knox, then these two and then Aiden.
Heart rates: Their heart rates have been all over the board. Started out in the 160s, dropped down to 145, then 130s, and then in the hospital- they were anywhere from 140-165 during our NSTs (non-stress tests). At the most recent appointment on Friday, they were 155 each. They are always within 5 beats of each other. Their measurements have always been the same until 24 weeks- Twin A weighed 1lb7oz and Twin B weighed 1lb9oz.
And here’s how I am carrying:
and Here come the guesses… (drumroll)
Nana (my mom): B/G
Bumpa (my dad): G/G
Gramma Jo (Jeremy’s mom): B/G
Papa Dale (Jeremy’s dad): G/G
Jake (my brother): B/G
Hilary (SIL): B/G
Jennifer (Jeremy’s sister): B/B
Bekah (SIL): G/G
Jessica (Jeremy’s sister): B/B
Alright- guesses are in- 9 weeks and 1 day to go (August 18!) What are your guesses?