Friday, January 29, 2010
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
However, I have some chunkers on my hands!! The doctor wanted to see them sooner because he was worried than with the vomiting and spit ups, they weren't gaining weight. But, they have put on weight nicely! In fact, they are gaining weight very rapidly. Sweet Jules is a superstar! She now weighs 5lb13oz, and Josh weighs 6lb1oz. He has hit the 6lb mark, and she has gained a whole pound in a week and a half! It makes me a little sad though because she is my little, teeny tiny, porcelain doll. And now she may overtake her brother!
They told me I could start breastfeeding again, which I have been doing. Well....honestly I haven't started breastfeeding. I have been pumping and doing the bottle thing. I hate to admit it, but it is just so much easier. I feel terrible about it, I really do. And I had a hard time deciding to do it. But, at least I can pump. I have a huge supply, and we haven't even had to supplement yet with formula. Speaking of that, they gave us a new formula to try. Its an Emfamil formula specifically for babies with dairy allergies and colic.
Other than that, all is well! I was at the doctor all day yesterday thinking I had a blood clot in my leg. Turns out, I have irritated my sciatic nerve! WTH!! How does that happen??? So, now I am back on paid meds. Good grief.
Friday, January 22, 2010
Josh had the hiccups and he literally rolled to his side and reached over and grabbed and held Jules' hand. Seriously, could anything be more precious???
In this one you can tell how small they really are. The bouncy seat is usually for only one baby. Both of mine can fit in there quite easily and still have a lot of room :)
In other news, we have developed tummy issues. Poor things. The pediatrician thinks they might be allergic to my breastmilk :( or formula, or have acid reflux. We are on a trial and error for the moment. So, I am on a 5 day break from breastfeeding and they are on strictly formula. I, in the meantime, have to take all dairy products out of my diet, as well as anything acidic. This has been quite hard!!! But, they are worth it in every way imaginable. I just wish they felt better :)
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Sunday, January 17, 2010
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Jules and Mimi
Friday, January 15, 2010
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Here we go! We are officially in the final week. And when I say final week, I mean we have three days left. The babies will be here on Friday (or later), if we like it or not. I kind of wish they would decide to come early, just so I can experience some type of labor. I thought we were there on Sunday night. I got about three hours of sleep b/c I was up all night with pretty regular contractions. But, they weren't getting any stronger, then they got further apart, then nothing. Stupid Braxton Hicks.
I can't explain how I'm feeling right now. Its all so unbelievable. I can't believe I have two full-size babies in my belly. I don't feel like I am that big. I really hope they are a good size, and get to come home with us. I know in my head that we will have babies on Friday. But, the other night I woke up in a panic attack actually realizing what this means. I know people have babies all the time, and I know it is life-changing. But I am still terrified as to what that actually means. Our lives will change, and for the better, and for the rest of our lives. I am still just in awe of all this. I can't wait to meet them.
How far along? 36 Weeks, 3 Days
Total weight gain/loss: as of this moment, +40 -45 pounds, which seems to change dramatically througout the day. (trust me on this one, I am dying to get my final total). What is crazy is 40-45 lbs is exactly what I was supposed to gain, and I can't believe I have done so well with that, since I have been eating everything that is put in front of me. (especially this week - I am kind of "indulging" b/c this is the last week I get to)
Maternity clothes? I have about three things I can wear at this point. yea.
Best moment this week: Quinton is in! Let the fun begin! (actually, this is just a quote from Can't Buy Me Love, but this made me thing of it, even though it has nothing to do with Quinton.)
Movement: They are still moving pretty good, I suppose. I guess they are happy where they are are not ready to go anywhere yet. I'm sure it doesn't help that it's 20 degrees outside the womb. These are brilliant babies.
Waist Diameter: I went down an inch. I measured last week at 47 weeks for a single pregnancy. This week I am at 44 weeks. My doctor says its because they have dropped. And I guess by looking at my belly pics, you can kind of tell that too. I think I look a little smaller than I did two weeks ago. 44 inches.
Food cravings: Whatever you have, I'll eat it.
Gender: Baby Stribs are a boy and girl. No extra parts, and yet, still no names :(
Labor Signs: just stupid old Braxton Hicks.
Belly Button in or out? Do I need to still answer this one
What I miss: Nothing. The time is here!
What I am looking forward to: Babies, babies, babies, babies, babies, babies, babies, babies!!!!!!
Milestones: 36 WEEKS!!!!!
Realization of the week: We are gonna have Baby Striblings!! And they still remain nameless!!!!
Friday, January 1, 2010
I obviously am bored today, since I have blogged so much lately. I even told Jake today that I wish they would come b/c I was bored and wanted some babies to play with - HA!! I wanted to share some special outfits with you that are too cute for words.
First off, Babies R us had all their Christmas stuff marked down the other day, so even though I don't have babes yet, I couldn't resist going ahead and buying their Christmas outfits for next year. I mean, I'm sorry, but could you please just die from the cuteness????
Where: at Mackie's restuarant in Green Hills in Nashville
Given by: Marette Beziat, Gina, Neckar, Jennifer Stribling, and Sumita Banerjee
Who attended: all my Nashville girls, along with Jake's family and mine
Who attended: this was a couple's shower for friends in Nashville who Jake plays golf with mostly. Also, a few childhood friends of Jake's came as well