Thursday, April 30, 2009


I woke up yesterday morning and as I lay in bed and Eric was getting ready for work I started getting kicked.... in a way I didn't recognize. I told Eric it suddenly felt like I was getting kicked down low... something I hadn't experienced before, and wondered if Baby Girl had flipped over in the night.

One of the first things the tech said during our ultrasound yesterday? "So Baby A is head down and Baby B is breech." Hmm.. well, at least I clearly am aware of what they're doing in there now. And at least it's baby B. I'm not going to get freaked out or worried because they'll still let me try to have a vaginal delivery with baby b being breech, which wouldn't have been the case if baby A had decided to flip.

I was shocked she had any room in there to flip! Hopefully she'll flip once baby A makes his appearance.

They also are both over 5lbs now, which is something that makes me feel a lot better too. They're getting so big, makes me worry less about them showing up early. Baby A was down so low that she couldn't get a good measurement of his head so we're not sure exactly how big he is, but baby A measured in at 5 lbs 4 oz so we can safely assume that he's about the same.

Today is May. I didn't want these babies to come until May, and it's May! That's also a really big relief! Everyone, except one, who I've known who has been pregnant with twins in the last year hasn't made it past 35 weeks. I'm now at 35 weeks 2 days and, all things considered, feeling pretty good. I want this to be over, but think I can hold out at least another week. And until then, I'm going to keep sitting in my chair with my feet up and I'm going to be grateful that I have people who will listen to me complain about the indigestion, the headaches, the cramping and the difficulties breathing. ;) Won't be long now!

Monday, April 27, 2009

So frustrating

I am exhausted to the point of feeling like I want to just fall asleep on the spot most of the time, but when I lie down I feel sick and can't sleep. It's beyond frustrating because I'm not comfortable sitting around and I'm not comfortable lying down. Blaaah.

I know they're better off inside for awhile longer but OMG I just want to fast forward 2 weeks! I can't wait to be more than a big whiner ;)

Saturday, April 25, 2009


It's 2:50am and I'm awake - shocking! Tonight it's not only that I'm not tired but that every time I lie down I feel like throwing up. Wheee. So far, I haven't been able to fall asleep sitting up either - I guess my exhaustion level just isn't high enough yet ;)

Woe is me.

On the bright side, I'm 34 weeks and almost 3 days. Less than two weeks until I can want these babies to come out without feeling guilty and selfish ;)

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Wanna see a trick?

Kiernan has started appearing before us with this question lately. To which we of course always say yes. His response is to do varying acrobatics/yoga moves. The first time he promptly bent in two and put his head on the floor and put his arms out to the side to balance himself. (we then spent about 15 minutes coaching him on turning that trick into a somersault which he can now do quite impressively!) and last night he did what seemed like an attempt at the splits.

My favourite part is that every time I ask him who showed him these tricks he confidently announces that it was Daddy. Daddy likes to act all confused but I'm thinking Eric and Kiernan have been secretly doing yoga or pilates or something while I'm sleeping ;)

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Levelling things out

I had another ultrasound yesterday and things seem to be going well. Both babies weighed in at a guesstimate of 4 lbs 1 oz! Yay to Baby A for catching up to his sister :)

Things were looking good although the tech wouldn't give me an update on my cervix claiming she couldn't give me any results. Odd since she told me everything else, so this obviously has me paranoid, but I'm staying as chilled out about it as I can.

We told her we never seemed to get any photos of Baby B's profile so she made an effort and got some great ones! (see below) but nothing on Baby A this time.

Overall my attitude is unfortunately quickly deteriorating lately. I'm feeling uncomfortable, the heartburn is getting worse, my sleeping isn't great, the babies are kicking so much (something I never thought I'd tire of) that it sets off cramping/braxton hicks which hurt, I'm so big no position seems comfortable and I HATE how little I can do. My belly is so tight it feels like it's stretched to the max. The only pants that fit now get stretched one in under one wearing and I have to hold them up when I'm out. I feel like a super big whiner/complainer but I am so ready to be done with this.

I've decided to aim for 3 more weeks (not that I honestly have any control in how much longer I'm pregnant ;) and have decided I can make it that much longer. I can't fathom longer so I'm just not thinking about it. If I make it 3 more weeks I feel confident they'll be at least 5 lbs each and that seems reasonable. So wish me luck. The finish line is in sight, but I'm slowing way down.

Pregnancy is hard :P

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Maybe he'll forget there was ever chocolate involved...

If *I* got a giant Kinder Surprise for Easter from my Great-Aunt I'd be all about begging to eat all the chocolate. I preferred to watch and get creative with the wrapping instead though :)

It's a hat

Or maybe more of a bonnet

No, it's a cape!!

Or a lovely poncho!

Happy Easter!

PS, you know what's SUPER fun for 4 boys under 5 to do for relatively extended periods of time at Grammie's for Easter?

Just in case you thought they needed toys or something, no worries. Hanging out behind the couch makes them happy as clams :)

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

No cause for concern

I think I just need to not get concerned anytime anything seems odd anymore. I had a doctor's appointment yesterday and when I inquired further with the doctor about the reason the receptionist gave me when I called to find out about the early ultrasound it turns out it was scheduled because the hospital thinks women women pregnant with twins should have ultrasounds every 2-3 weeks and since my regular doctor wasn't in the office his replacement went ahead and scheduled it. My own doctor tends to not be overly keen on ultrasounds so he was planning to wait 4 weeks.

The whole "your cervix is measuring 33-37 weeks" thing? Ya, it was 33-37mm - totally normal, closed - nothing going on whatsoever.

So I'm just going to try to chill from now on - these scares all seem to be for nothing. Although hey, I'd rather worry for nothing than for something!

Belly shots

Being pregnant hasn't been my "thing". I don't feel well, I don't glow, and I spend more time than I should obsessing that my belly is a bit of an odd shape ;) I decided this time, however, that I was going to take the plunge and get some photos taken of me pregnant. Anna is setting up her photography business here in Ottawa and I think she got some great shots - although really, I think Kiernan stole the show :)

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Pregnant with twins - 31 weeks

I've been horrible about blogging this pregnancy. I wish I was better for the people who read, and even just so I remember what this experience has been like. But alas, I find it really hard to motivate myself to do much this pregnancy :P The less I do, the more I feel inclined to never leave the house or do anything but nap and read books. It's kind of depressing and I look forward to the total shift I know will happen when these babies get here.

Last week I had my follow up ultrasound after my scary one and all was good. Eric and I were right, we assume, to think the u/s tech at the previous place didn't take much care in her measurements since this time the babies were only 2 oz apart and both about 3lbs (Baby A 2 lbs 15 oz and Baby B 3 lbs 1 oz). I was ecstatic!

Today I got a call that's got me slightly on edge again. I've been scheduled for a follow up ultrasound sooner than I expected because apparently my cervix was measuring at a 33-37 weeks when I was 29 weeks. Obviously nobody is in a panic because they scheduled a recommended follow up for 2-3 weeks later, but it looks like my body might be getting ready to have these babies a bit sooner than we'd like. So I head back on April 15 to see what they have to say then. Given the fact that Baby A likes to swivel on my cervix (I've actually been complaining about this for the last few days) I think I'm going to be trying to keep myself even more reclined than I have been. They need to stay in there at least another 5 weeks!!!

This weekend is my shower (fun!) so I'll post some photos next week that show you all how big I'm getting ;)

Roller coasters here he comes!

A few weeks ago we ventured out into the backyard for the first time. There was still a fair amount of snow but Kiernan couldn't get up the ladder to the slide with his mittens on. So my strategy was to have him slide down the slide with his hands in the air so that he wouldn't have them land in the snow at the bottom (something that upset him a great deal!)

Apparently hands in the air stuck and he now slides that way every time. Cracks me up. He's ready for amusement parks now!