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Ultrasound Update

by Juliemara

July 25th 25 weeks

Is it just me or is time creeping along? I really don’t want to wish away the days, but I have to admit, when you ask how I am doing and I tell you “good, yes I feel great” I’m lying. I really don’t think I have it as bad as some. My morning sickness hasn’t come back, I don’t have headaches or back aches. and so far no gross stretch marks or varicose veins. What I do have are sore legs. I’m ok at work because I sit with my feet up on a pillow under my desk, but if I sit too long they hurt more when I get up, so I have to schedual laps around the floor every thirty to forty-five minutes.  I actually feel better when I am excersizing than relaxing and definitely better than  just standing around.  We are working hard to get the house ready but by the end of each day the last thing I feel like doing is organizing anything. I did make a huge step today in getting the babies room ready, I found the ruler I need for measuring out the stripes!

Speaking of babies, I have new pictures! And I am happy to report that they are growing well and staying healthy. They are each measuring approximately 2lbs now and my belly is measuring 43 1/2″, almost caught up to my husband.

Each baby is about the size of a head of Cauliflower, so in honor of the garden growing within me (oh how poetic) we ate grilled cauliflower for dinner the other night (since we still don’t have a functioning kitchen). But when we do finally have that kitchen we will for sure be making one of my husbands mothers famous recipes, cauliflower pasta. Basically you steam the cauliflower, set aside, saute about four heads (yes heads, not cloves) of garlic in a 1/2 cup olive oil, then saute the cauliflower in the garlic until it’s brown in places, then pour the mixture over perfectly cooked capellini pasta and serve with a ton of Loccatelli. Enjoy!

Oh babies, right! Here are their new pictures. I think they know I am thinking about them right now the are kicking and punching away as I write this.

The babies are positioned opposite of each other right now, a is head up/feet down and b is feet up (in my rib cage)/head down. Here you can see a’ skull in her brain and b’s butt and a little leg, I think. It looks like a chicken wing. I’m beginning to sense a theme with this post, maybe I need to go get another lunch.

moving down my belly this shows a cross section of the babies abdomens. Apparently an ultrasound machine takes picture similar to how an MRI does, in slices.

And way down at the bottom is a great butt shot of a and b’s skull.

Here is b’s face, sideways and half shadowed. A was facing backward the whole time so no photo ops today for her. I’m sorry but you’ll just have to check back next time.

While babies are on the forefront and the topic most seem to be interested in these days I have taken soem time to do a few things for myself that I’m sure there won’t be much time for one the girls arrive. So check back int eh next week for some fun posts on antiquing, my favorite places and a fun family celebration.

Thanks for visiting!

July 11th 23 Weeks

I’ve actually had two appointments since my last update, but since I get pics every two weeks at the perinatal my OB doesn’t print any for me, she knows they are not nearly as cute on her screen. But She did tell me the I am measuring 27 weeks as far as the size of my big fat belly as my 3yr old niece likes to call it, which I’m ok with, because she said that if I turned into a rainbow I would be a big fat rainbow, gotta look at the bright side.How big is that belly?…I’m measuring 41″ around. Still smaller than my husband from this post at 16weeks.

The babies measured 23weeks and 6days so it’s good that they are growing faster than normal. They weigh approximately 1.5lbs each,  the size if a rutabaga. And since I have no idea what a rutabaga is here is Wikipedia’s explanation. It’s a type of turnip, that looks like sweet potatoes after it’s cooked. But People in Sweden and Scotland eat it, no so much in the US.

My belly is making me laugh a lot these days, the babies move around about half the day for a few minutes each time. Last night my husband saw my belly pop up when someone punched me, he though that was pretty cool. I see it all the time, but I have the patience to sit there are stare at my belly all day.

Here are a few new pics of the girls. The doctors are trying to confuse me now, they both want to switch who’s a and who’s b. A is on my right side and b is on my left, but sice b is “presenting” head down they want to call her a. so far they are named as they have been, I’ll let you know if they really do change it.

A’s face and hands, two shots.

b’s head and spine

b’s face

Again, I’m sorry that the captions are not where they are suppose to be. Learning how to use wordpress has been much more difficult than I though, especially when your energy and patience are running low.

I think for the most part I am feeling pretty good, I haven’t had any scary braxton hicks contractions and the doctors give me a good to go as far as everyone growing like they should and blood pressure and such. That being said, it’s easier to breath when I stand, but after a while my legs hurt, so I am the happiest laying down, but not for too long on my back because then the blood doesn’t flow to my brain and I can feel my heart in my ears, or on one side because all the blood rushes to that side and it gets uncomfortable. I have to sleep on my side, so my arm falls asleep which hurts. And I have to tuck a pillow under my belly when I’m on my side because it’s so heavy I can feel it pulling down, which hurts. Last night both girls ended up on one side,so my belly was lopsided and I had a foot or two in my ribs again. b stretches out every evening and tucks her sweet little foot just under my rib so that it feels like someones poking me in the rib, which I guess technically they are. For the most party the face each other all day so all their little hands end up in my belly button area and punch punch punch, all day long. I love it when people get to feel it, they always get so excited, is fun to have those around me share the fun. Just ask first!

Almost 24 weeks, I could have a little as 8 weeks left, or as many as 14, I’m hoping for the later but preparing for the former and just trying to take in as much of the experience as I can while it lasts. Because one thing I have learned for sure over the past few years of my life is that a lot can happen in a very short amount of time so you better take a minute to enjoy it because it’s going to be over before you know it.

TGI almost F

June 27th 21 Weeks

It was back to the Perinatal again this week for a checkup and I’m happy to report everyone is doing great. The babies are each weighing 15ozs

that’s about this size, that’s a spaghetti squash.

They were moving around so much during the scan the tech had a hard time getting good pictures of them.

Here is b’s profile

and a’s head and body, mosltly spine.

and b’s big foot

and a’s little hand, awww

Have a Happy Fourth of July Weekend!

June 13th 19 weeks

I have finally started to feel them moving around, not much, just a tiny little bit here and there. It’s so subtle that if I’m not being super still when they move enough for me to feel them then I miss it. Sometimes I think I feel a little muscle twitch, but the more I talk to the other 15 women in my office who are pregnant I realize it’s them! My husband can’t wait to start feeling them move and kick and punch and whatever else they will do in there for the next four months (hopefully). And he’s really good about saying hi to them everyday, in Hebrew .

It was back to the Perinatal doctor this week and again, everything looks good, no ttts, good! They are very quick and thorough with their check, they just don’t take the time to get the good images like they use to, tisk, tisk. Hehe. That was a joke, they are doing their job making sure that our babies are growing well, which they are. They both measure 19wks and three days gestational age and each weigh the same at 11oz. Their heads are now above my belly button and they are both feet down, but they spin around like tiny dancers the whole time. Which is probably why it is difficult to get good pics. The tech did manage to snap these…

baby girl b’s head

baby girl a’s footsie

but the rest just look like blobs, like this one

or scary skeletor people, like this one…

She actually has her hands up by her head, which is a good thing for babies, it means they are relaxed (my sister told me that).

I feel really lucky that I get to check in with the babies every one to two weeks, I just don’t know how people can stand not knowing what is going on for months at a time.  12 days until next scan!

June 6, 2011 18 weeks

May 25, 2011 16weeks

just baby girl b

just baby girl a

May 9, 2011 14weeks

just baby girl a

just baby girl b

April 25, 2011 12 weeks

just b

just a

close up profile

April 5, 2011 9 weeks

March 22, 2011 8 weeks

March 16, 2011 7weeks

March 9,2011

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