Monday, April 27, 2009

It Won't Be Long Now...

Even at 37 weeks, our boys don't seem to be in a hurry!

My specialist today said they look very comfortable in their little oven and probably won't be ready for a little bit yet. Fine with me... I like big babies! (Though selfishly, they could come ANY day! :)

Monday, April 20, 2009

36 Weeks and Counting

Still here and still pregnant!

We feel very blessed to be at 36 weeks and have such big and healthy boys still growing comfortably in the womb. Baby A is now measuring about 6 lbs. and Baby B is about 6 lbs. 5 oz. Hooray! It's still safe for them to arrive anytime, but if they're still not here by week 39, my doctor will induce me. It's lookin' good!
Some new developments with my body:
  • My stretch marks are growing darker and deeper everyday and the technician today said they're even swollen. No wonder they're sore! Cocoa butter everyday...
  • Sleeping through the night is a thing of the past. I take cat-naps at night for about 45-60 minutes at a time, waking up each time to flip, go to the bathroom, or get a drink of water. Good thing I can take naps during the day, or I'd be exhausted!
  • Walking has become an emergency-only activity. My leg muscles are very sore (from the hormone, relaxin, that is pumping through my body) and my hips keep popping out of place. It's all nature's way of preparing my body for the miracle of birth!
  • I still surprise myself at my hyper-sense of smell. We were at a restaurant on Sunday and I turned to my sister and said, "Woh, that waitress has bad body odor. Can you smell it?" She just looked at me and smiled. 'Nuff said.
  • I'm getting used to the fact that the majority of my maternity tops no longer cover my entire belly. And I don't care if people can see my belly from underneath. They'd stare at it anyway.
  • Eating at the table while pregnant has refined all of my previous ideas about good table etiquette. Now, it's alright if I need to bring my plate to my mouth so I decrease the chance of a spill. I can't reach the table because of this huge watermelon where my stomach used to be.
  • More and more, I feel so honored that the Lord chose us to grow and nurture TWO of His precious little ones. I still get overwhelmed at times wondering how we're going to make it all work, but I am SUPER excited about what He has in store!

Thank you for your continued prayers and support! I'll be sure to keep updates coming as the boys' arrival draws nearer!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Easter 2009

For Easter, Andy and I went to church, Mom Sauer's for lunch and then Mom Albrecht's for dinner. It was a wonderful time to celebrate family and Jesus' resurrection!

The Albrecht Clan, as of 4/12/09... more to come!

Grandma Albrecht with her first grandson, Matthew

Matthew with his mom and dad, Ellie and David

Our nieces and nephew:
Sarah (6), Tommy (3), Anna (8), and Lauren (4)

35 Weeks and Counting!

We are VERY proud that we have made it to 35 weeks so far!

The boys are doing extremely well and our doctors have told us that they could come anytime now! And even though it's getting pretty uncomfortable for Mommy, I'm hoping they're comfortable for a little bit longer, knowing that every day they stay in the womb is an added bonus. Our official due date is May 19th, but if they don't come on their own, they will induce me around Week 38 or 39... that's only 3-4 weeks away! People are surprised when I tell them that I'm actually carrying TWO babies, but it is amazing to think that these boys are weighing in at 5 lbs, 4 oz, and 5 lbs, 9 oz; that's not small! My doctor said I have a good chance of delivering two 7-8 pound babies!

I went to my specialist for a sonogram today and she informed me that my babies have HAIR! I had assumed the old wives tale was true: if your babies have a lot of hair, you have heartburn. Not true! At least in my case. I haven't had ANY heartburn during my pregnancy, so I just assumed my boys were bald! :) So now, anticipation is building even more as I dream about what they're going to look like...

The nursery is ready and my bags are packed for the hospital. Just in case. I'm hoping it's like the Umbrella Rule: if you have it with you, you won't need it. :)