Sack of Kiddos
Sometimes I feel kinda like Santa, carrying around a bag of gifts. Only mine is attached to the front of me. I can’t wait until the day we get to open up our presents and meet the little miracles inside!
Our little miracle girls are still doing great! We go to the doctor to be monitored twice a week and they’ve passed all their tests each time. Last week we had a growth-check ultrasound where we found that the girls are 3 pounds 9 ounces and 3 pounds 14 ounces! Those measurements put them 2.14 & 3 weeks ahead of schedule for a single baby of their age! They’re growing so fast! We feel so lucky that we haven’t had any complications thus far and the girls are doing fantastic! I just hope they stay put for a little while longer. Working on week 31 now, we’re shooting for 34 weeks, but we’d be really happy with 37.
We got to see our girls with 3D/4D ultrasound last week! That was amazing! We weren’t at all surprised to find that the girls are absolutely beautiful and full of personality!!!
Twin A's funny scoul
Twin B sleeping sweetly
Even though the girls each have their own amniotic sack, somehow they manage to get completely intertwined! We saw that Twin A was lounging with her head on her arm which was on top of Twin B's head! Then she also had her leg thrown up next to Twin B's head so that her foot was under her sister’s chin! And Twin B had her arm thrown across Twin A's body. They are going to be very good at Twister, I think. We saw Twin A yawning and Twin B licking her own knee. Right now they have lots of hair and cute little chubby cheeks!
Most mornings I lay in bed for a few minutes before getting up and watch as the sack of kiddos sways and bumps with little feet, fists, hips and shoulders trying to get comfortable (or fighting for room). I love that the girls are growing at a better than average rate. However, my enormous belly is becoming a bit difficult to manage. When I walk, I’m sure I’m defying the laws of gravity and tipping points. In public, our presence is beginning to cause a small scene. It usually goes something like this:
Stranger: “Due any day now?”
Me: “I’m due in May. Got a ways to go still.”
Stranger: “Oh my gosh, you still have April and March to get through!”
Me: “Yeah, I’ve got two of them in there.”
Stranger: “Twins?! That’s amazing! Betty, she’s got twins, come over here!”
I often try to skip the part where I tell them I have twins so I can continue on my way unobstructed. But they usually look so confused… At least everyone is so kind and happy to hear our fortunate news. Luckily, I haven’t come across too many belly grabbers.
I’ve reached the point where I can’t be without my belly support belt for very long. That thing is so valuable – it takes some of the pressure off of my back and helps me walk for a little while longer, delaying the feeling that I’m going to faint for a few more minutes. In the shower, where I can’t wear the belt, I spend most of the time with my foot on the side of the tub so my belly can rest on my leg. (Hey, you learn to adapt!)
Well, our hospital bags are packed and the carseats are installed! We’re ready when you guys are… (But don’t rush – take your time!) We’ll see you soon, girls!