Monday, May 6, 2013

30 weeks! A baby shower and a good appt.!

How far along? 30 weeks!!!!!  
Baby’s size? Today at our appt. Baby Girl A weighed 3 lbs., 5 ounces and Baby Boy B weighed 3 lbs., 3 ounces.  Dr. Xmas was VERY happy with these weights!  Turns out there is no need to worry about Baby Boy B, he is gaining just as he should :)

Total Weight Gain: Not sure...will find out tomorrow at my OB appt.
Stretch marks? Still the same faint ones on my hips, nothing new from that so far...slathering myself in Palmer's cocoa butter!
Sleep:  Still going well!
Best moment this week: Man, there are lots.  Main one was my wonderful baby shower on Saturday.  Family came in from out of town and many friends from in town were there.  We were truly showered and spoiled!  We got many items from our registry as well as some stinkin adorable clothes and lots and lots of diapers and wipes!  Woohoo!  We pretty much have everything we need for these babies.  I am going to make a run out to Babies R'Us sometime this week to get a few more things but after that we are all set.  Now I'm just working on the fun part which is organizing the nursery, getting all the baby clothes washed and put away, swings up, working on some DIY wall art for the nursery, pretty soon we will install the carseats (!!!) and I am in the process of packing my hospital bag.  Another great moment was today's 30 weeks dr. appt. with Dr. Xmas.  As told above, the babies are measuring great and are looking very healthy.  Baby Girl A is still SUPER low on my cervix but they aren't worried about that.  She's so low that they couldn't get a good look at her head...silly girl.  Baby Boy B is still breech, but we weren't surprised about that.  For the first time in a few weeks Dr. Xmas didn't do a Fetal Fibrinectin test on me, woohoo!!!!  And today was probably my last vaginal ultrasound...another WOOHOO!!!  My cervix looks "kick ass" in the words of my doctor and he says I'm now his boring patient.  That's what we like to hear!  He wants to see me again at 32 weeks and then I'll most likely be taken off bed rest because he said once I hit 32 weeks we are in the clear.  PHEW.  Two more weeks of bed rest,  I can do this!  Honestly, it hasn't been that bad at all, but it will be nice to just listen to my body and do what I feel like (within reason of course).  :)

How cute is this diaper wreath from our shower??  The diapers are usable too, but I hate to take it apart!

Miss Anything?  Sleeping on my back and stomach when I want to.  I'm a big side sleeper anyway, so it's not that big of a deal but it would be nice every once in a while.  I can't complain too much though, I'm just happy everything is going well so far.
Movement: Ooooh yes.  These are VERY active little babies!  Seeing them move through my shirt is a crazy thing! 
Food cravings: None, but the hubs has brought me Jersey Mike's subs recently and they have tasted out of this world for some reason!!!  They just seems to melt in my mouth and I can't stop talking about them after I eat them, haha.  So they have turkey, roast beef and bacon on them, but at 30 weeks pregnant I'm over the whole not eating deli meats, so whatev, bring them moderation of course.

Anything making you queasy or sick:  Nope!
Gender: Girl and Boy :)
Labor Signs: No!

Symptoms: Honestly, still not many.  I have been VERY lucky in this department.  I def. feel huge these days, but not really in a bad way.  Just makes it harder to put on shoes, bend over/down, get out of bed, change positions in bed, etc.  Other than that though I feel great.

Belly Button in or out? Still flush with my skin...I wonder if it will ever pop out???

Wedding rings on or off? Still on, I don't want to take them off yet!  We are having a weird (cooler and rainy) Spring and I think we are to get warmer weather the end of this week.  Once I notice a slight bit of swelling I'll take them off.  I'm sure that will come with the warmer weather.

Happy or moody most of the time: Happy :)  This is all feeling more and more real and I'm getting so very excited.
Looking forward to: Our breastfeeding class tonight.  This may sound silly, but I'm excited to learn more about how to feed these precious babies once they make their arrival.  We've found a lactation consultation (who's class we are going to tonight) who will be on call for us 24/7 once we've had the babies and if we need any help with feeding.  And do you want to know the cool part?  She's FREE!  Don't ask me how that works, I have no idea, but I love it.  I'm sure breastfeeding one baby is hard enough, double that, and man, I've been nervous about it.  But knowing that we have this two hour class tonight and then someone I can call whenever I need help really eases my mind!  

 Sneak peak of the nursery.  Don't mind all the boxes and stuff, not near finished, but I couldn't resist taking a picture of the AWESOME mobiles my sister in law made for us!  How precious are they???!!  I'm so in love with them.  The babies will love them!  (our nursery is elephant themed if you didn't know)


  1. ditto on the deli meat thing! had a club sandwich at a place this weekend and was digging before i realized it was cold meat. i finished the whole thing. i couldnt stop!!!

  2. I know it, aren't they SO freakin good???? Man, I'd die for another right now. :)

  3. LOVE your nursery theme!! I still haven't come up with one, but getting excited to start looking at different ideas :D