Thursday, September 30, 2010

Week 31 - Doc Appointment

Everything went great at the doctor this morning.

Blood pressure and weight gain are both in check, heartbeats are good; we are moving right along.

From this point on I will see Dr. S. once a week, I have to go to Mercy Hospital every Sunday and Thursday for a Non-Stress Test (NST) and I have two more ultrasounds (one tomorrow and then again in about 3 weeks.) I didn't realize that towards the end the babies would be monitored this much.

The NST checks their fetal heart rate while they are in motion. I have to eat before I go to insure the babies are awake. This is a standard test performed to confirm that both babies are doing well. Since I have twins, I need the test twice a week. Here is more detailed information on a NST and what it tests.

I will report tomorrow on the ultrasound. I can't wait to see out how much the munchkins have grown!

We've decided to do a c-section so unless the babies try to come early expect their arrival sometime the week of November 8th.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Week 30 - 7 weeks to go...

I can’t believe that in 7 weeks we will have two little boys. I can’t wait to meet them and kiss on their precious cheeks!

All is going well with the pregnancy…we are right on track. Trent and I laid in bed last night watched the aliens in my belly move around…it still kind of freaks me out but makes me feel alive, all at the same time.

Home renovations are still underway. My to do list is, thankfully, getting shorter. We have new carpet throughout the entire house. It really has transformed the place. See for yourself...

The old stair carpet...

And now for the new...

I have a new counter top in my bathroom. It is the last room to be renovated. The shower area still needs to be redone, but at least the vanity area is almost complete. Dad removed the original 1960’s counter top and sink last week. Good bye blue and white counter top.

Here is the new one. The tile back splash should be installed soon.

The repairs from the May 17th hail storm get underway this week. First on the list…new roof. I think I’m most ready to get the roof replaced so the many roofing companies in Oklahoma City will quit harassing me. After that the house gets painted and new gutters installed. I’m ready to say “so long” to the green house paint.

The nursery is coming along nicely. I will post pics soon.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Baby Names - It's Official

Baby names are set.

Baby A: Jackson Trent Bridges
Baby B: Brooks Clayton Bridges

I put away my summer maternity clothes this morning; they will be in storage until it's time for the next one (someone please remind in 2-3 years that I want to do this again). I've decided to save the name "Ellis" for my little girl!

The boys are moving a lot and their kicks and punches are getting stronger. I have contractions everyday; they're letting me know that all is well and that they are ready to meet everyone!

My next doctor's appointment is Thursday.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Happy Birthday, Laynie!

I can't believe my niece is 14 today.
It seems like just yesterday she was a little bitty thing.

I love you, Laynie!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Wordless Wednesday Begins Tomorrow

On Wednesdays all over the Internet, bloggers post a photograph without a description on their blog. Hence the "wordless" title. The idea is that the photo itself doesn’t need any description; it says enough on its own. Tomorrow Wordless Wednesday begins. Stay tuned.

Doctor's Appointment - 27 Weeks

Each time I go to the doctor the same things happens. I pee in a cup, I get on the scale, they check my blood pressure, listen to the heart beats and then the doctor measures my belly with a measuring tape (real scientific, right?!). This is a very subjective measurement that basically gives the doctor an indication of how the babies are growing.

Week 27 appointment went as usual. Pee in a cup, weigh, blood pressure check, heart beats (good) and then out comes the measuring tape.

Doctor S. measured my belly and said that he didn't think I was meausuring as big as I should for this far along in the pregnancy and for having twins. He went back to his charts several times to see what I measured last month and I had grown 2 inches but he didn't think that was really enough. He said that since I had an ultrasound scheduled for Tuesday that we would know more about what was going on then. He didn't seem too overly concerned, but then again Doctor S. has a good poker face. So, that was that and I left the office.

After my appointment I went to Panera to get some breakfast and while I was there my cell phone rang. It was Doctor S. He said that he had been thinking about it and decided that he wanted me to have the ultrasound on Friday instead of waiting until Tuesday. Now I was concerned. I could hardly concentrate the rest of the day and I didn’t sleep Thursday night. Was something wrong with my babies?

All the worrying was for nothing! Both babies are doing great. Baby A weighs 2 lbs. 1 oz and Baby B weighs 2 lbs. 5 oz. Baby A is head down and Baby B is head up. I go back in 4 weeks for another ultrasound. At this rate, they are predicting that the babies will weigh close to 7 lbs if I carry all the way to 37 weeks. I can’t believe I could have TWO 7 lb babies in my belly!

I’m ready for them to get here so I can stop worry about them. I know, I know…I will worry about them until the day I die, but at least I can quit worrying about their safe arrival. Then I can move on to worrying about something else!

9 weeks and counting!