“Twins? Ugh! Better you than me!” “Oh boy, twins? You must really have your hands full.” “Uh oh! Double trouble!” When you have twins, everyone feels the need to tell you how screwed you are. How your life is over. How they’ll age you faster than you can imagine. How happy they are that they didn’t get stuck with a similar, awful fate. Well guess what, haters? HAVING TWINS IS EFFING AWESOME. And here are my top 10 reasons why… 10. A new appreciation for BOGO sales. Sure, everyone likes a good deal — especially when it involves buying something […]
Here it is! The time lapse project that Mike & I started at 17 weeks is now complete! It could have been longer, but frankly, being pregnant made me lazy. Very lazy. Some days, just getting me to drag my bloated booty upstairs to the nursery was like pulling teeth. Not to mention the fact that I couldn’t be bothered to put on makeup most of the time and was paranoid that I would look hideous. Oh, and then there was the whole “stuck on bedrest from 28 weeks” thing, resulting in a shorter than intended video. Thankfully, despite all […]
The girls are currently sleeping snug as lil’ bugs in their Pack-n-Play, so I’m taking advantage of a little “free time” to type up their birth story… (But something tells me I’m going to be writing this in more than one sitting.) Ok, where to begin… I guess it all started on July 31st, while at my high risk specialist appointment. My blood pressure was highly elevated and I was told to contact my obgyn. I had already scheduled an appointment for 2 days later, on August 2nd, so I figured I would just wait until then to inform my […]
Just a quick post to say that the rosebuds have arrived! They were born on Friday, August 3rd (at 34 weeks & 3 days) via c-section, due to my increasingly high blood pressure. Baby A (Everly Autumn Rose) was born at 2:42am, weighing 4lb 9oz. Baby B (Chloe Winter Rose) was born at 2:43am, weighing 4lb 10oz. They both spent about 3 days in the NICU for minor issues and were able to come home with us yesterday afternoon. I’ll write up a proper birth post at some point. — As I’ve been told, babies are big time-hogs! 🙂
Another milestone accomplished! When I found out about my shortened cervix at 28 weeks, the nurse told me to try to keep the babies cooking for at least another month (as if it’s really up to me… pfft). But here I am, at 32 weeks & 1 day and still growing my lil’ rosebuds. 🙂 My MIL took me to my 32-week specialist appointment on Monday and all looked well. I had my first non-stress test (NST), where they monitor their heartbeats to make sure they rise with movement and fall when they’re at rest. The results were great and […]
I can’t believe tomorrow is the first day of July! — July!! If Baby A continues to mercilessly kick on my cervix (the girl wants OUT!), it’s very possible that July will be their birth month. Of course I’m hoping to keep them in longer, but I’ll be 34 weeks at the end of the month, so it wouldn’t be awful if they came that soon. Plus, I really can’t wait to meet them! And be able to breathe/sleep/walk/leave the house again! I’m way overdue for a “bumpdate” post, but I haven’t been taking many self portraits lately. Being on bedrest gives […]
Whelp, I did it. I survived the torture that is the 3-hour glucose test. And yes, it was just as bad as I expected it would be. My dear mother was nice enough to pick me up at 8:40am to get me to my appointment at 8:50. This was a big deal for her because like me, she is NOT a morning person. Needless to say, we were both dead tired & dreading the 3-plus hours of sitting in a packed waiting room. And packed it was. The room was teeming with old people. Grumpy-looking ones. Everywhere. Anxious, grumpy old […]
Just a quick post to whine about the fact that I FAILED my 1-hour glucose test. 🙁 I was DREADING having to take the 3-hour, because I’m absolutely terrified of getting blood drawn. It freaks me the eff out. It was bad enough to have to get stuck with that needle once, but I hear the 3-hr test requires FIVE blood draws?! Uggghhhh… Needless to say, I’m terrified. Anyone else have to take the 3-hour test? Was it as bad as I’m anticipating? Did you pass?
No wonder I feel so big — I went to the Dr’s yesterday and found out that I’m measuring 28 weeks (I’m only 22!). Is that normal? Yikes. I’ll post some better photos in a few days… But for now, here’s a close-up of my over-achieving belly: I’m kind of dreading the time when my bellybutton will transform from an innie to an outie. Is it pretty much a guarantee that it will happen?? Things are moving so fast… Tonight we’re going to buy some paint so we can start getting the nursery ready. We ordered new replacement windows a […]
Yesterday my little uterus residents hit the 22-week mark. They grow up so fast! 😉 I’ve never done an official “bumpdate” post, so I figure I should give it a go. — Even though I don’t have a current photo of my big ol’ belly (it’s big, trust me!). Mike takes daily photos of my monstrosity, so I’ll try to post one in a few days. But for now, simple black text must suffice… How far along? 22 weeks and one day. Time is really starting to fly by! Weight gain/loss: Ugh. This topic makes me nervous. My pre-pregnancy weight was 136. […]
Yesterday we hit a record-breaking high of 82-degrees here in the Buffalo area — and though I didn’t spend any time outside, I tried to enjoy it the best I could. I opened up some windows & doors and let the breeze meander its way throughout the house. The sunlight trickled in, casting shadows everywhere. The whole house took on a very peaceful, surreal vibe. It was perfect. Most of the afternoon was spent sorting through a 3-foot stack of old Vegetarian Times magazines — clipping recipes and piling them back up for recycling. As of today, I’m 19 weeks […]
Here’s a quick video of Mike showing off his parenting skills. This was taken at a Target store in July. (Clearly, we’re very mature…) Little did we know that we’d be expecting two of these little guys (er, girls) a year later. (Off switch not included!)
17 weeks! I can’t believe how fast these past couple of months have flown by. I’m almost halfway there! My original plan was to document each week of my pregnancy through photographs. It would have been a dandy little plan, had I not have been so damn lazy. And nauseous. (And full of excuses?) With that said, I guess 17 weeks in is better than nothing. Hell, with twins, I’m pretty much guaranteed to balloon to epic proportions anyway — so I have plenty of growth left to document. Lucky me. So hopefully I’ll remember to snap a few photos […]
Mike and I don’t take many trips. In the time that we’ve been together (since 2008), we’ve only gone to a handful of places, all of which were a couple hours away. He’s not a fan of long car trips. (Or, you know, leaving the house.) Fortunately for me, Farm Sanctuary‘s New York shelter is only about a two-hour drive from Buffalo. A quite scenic, lovely drive!