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36 weeks and looooooong over due!

36 Weeks

This week I am getting very anxious and extremely uncomfortable. I can not wait to meet the girls but I do want them to be safe when they get here. I went this morning to the doctor and he said that I was 80% effaced, 2 c dilated and that Adelaide's head is negative 3 station. Unfortunately this does not tell me when they will make their arrival. The Doctor thinks that they are weighing anywhere from 5 to 5 1/2 pounds .My prayer is this week and that God will make sure they are healthy to come. My doctor said that he w ill induce me once I get to 38 weeks. I just can't imagine going that long. Since Adelaide is head down we will attempt to deliver them vaginally. Grace is breached in her own little corner with not very much room. My sleep has been terrible, I get up 3 to 6 times every night. This last week I have been having some braxton hicks but not anything that could turn anything into labor. Although last Friday I did have contractions that were pretty intense from about 6 pm to 3am and anywhere from 7 to 8 minutes apart, they eventually died down. Kris and I just knew that we were going to go in but we didn't.

35 Weeks
75 % effaced 1.5 c dilated

34 weeks
75% effaced 1c dilated

33 weeks (no picture)
50 % effaced, no dilation

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23 Weeks and updates

Pregnancy Highlights:

How Far Along: 23 Weeks
Size of babies: Baby A & B are the size of an ear of corn
Maternity Clothes: Nothing but maternity clothes
Genders: 2 precious girls!
Movement: I feel them all the time, it is my favorite part of being pregnant.
Sleep: It's alright but not the best.
What I miss: coffee in the morning with Kris ,skinnier feet and hands and exercise.
Cravings: Not many but sometimes spicy foods or random foods.
Symptoms: Terrible acne, forgetfulness, weight gain, heart burn & braxton hicks

I went to the doctor yesterday to have a check up and a sonogram to measure the girls. Everything is looking great! Both girls are weighing 1 pound and 8 ounces and measured 23 weeks and 4 days. My belly is measuring between 29 & 30 weeks of a single pregnancy. Their little profiles look so beautiful to me. It was amazing to see that there is only a little wall that separates them. From what I have read and from what the sonographer said they are aware of each other. I love that they have each other and always will. We have decided on their names and one is Adelaide Brooke and the other is Grace Leigh. Names were so hard for us but we loved both of these names. I can't wait to meet them but I do need some time to get everything ready before there arrival. We have painted the nursery and got a dresser and chest. I also have already purchased all my material for their bedding and drapes. My very sweet mother in law and sister in law are making all of it for them! We still have to get their cribs and all the little things to complete the nursery. My parents also ordered me a reclining swivel rocker for the nursery so I can rock them in comfort. I could not be happier.

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We are having.......................

TWO little GIRLS!!!!!! My heart sings with joy, I could not be more happy with what God is blessing us with. The bond between sisters is amazing. I get to experience it with my sister and now I will have daughters that get to do the same. Kris was nervous but is very excited and will be the best daddy two little girls could ask for.

We had our sonogram in the morning with a Perintoligst in Austin. When they did leg shots we turned our head and then had to wait all day long to find out what we were having. I had the sonographer call the bakery that I had made pre arrangements with to let them know what color to make in icing inside. We wanted to find out with our family so Kris's parents, my parents, my sister and niece Avery all came over to cut into the cakes with us. When I showed up to my house one of my best friends, Brittany, even drove down from Dallas to surprise me. We also got Kris's sister and our nephew Bradley on skype since they live so far away. We cut into Baby A cake first and we found pink icing, the emotions kicked in and I was in tears. Then we cut into Baby B cake and we saw more pink. I could not be more thrilled.

That morning at the songram they went over all of both babies organs and took all their measurements. They both looked healthy, praise the Lord!!!! I was so nervous before the appointment. For some reason I worry about the worst.

Baby A

Is our one that appears to be laid back.She is on the bottom. I feel her move around but not as quite as much as baby B. She was measuring 19 weeks and 3 days and weighs 10oz. I already love her so much!

Baby B

She is on the top. She is the one that is full of energy. Not only do I feel her all the time the sonographer even said that she was very hyper during the sonogram. She was measuring 19 weeks and 5 days and weighed 11 oz. I love her so much too!


17 Weeks!

Pregnancy Highlights:
How Far Along: 17 Weeks
Size of babies: Baby A & B are the size of sweet potatoes
Maternity Clothes: I'm wearing some of my pre pregnancy tops but they are snug. I am wearing maternity bottoms!
Genders: Can't wait to find out on October 4th!
Movement: Pretty sure the 1st time was on September 9th. Last week they became somewhat more frequent but not as much as I would like to feel them.
Sleep: I'm tired but not as bad as I was the first 15 weeks .
What I miss: coffee in the morning with Kris ,skinnier feet and hands and exercise.
Cravings: Not many but sometimes spicy foods.
Symptoms: Terrible acne, forgetfulness and weight gain


Double Blessings!!!!

On June 18, 2010 we found out they we were PREGNANT!!!!!! I called our nurse around 11 am and she told me that she had just gotten our results from the blood test I took that morning. She said the she would like to be the first one to congratulate us on our pregnancy. Thinking about that moment I get chills and my eyes are filled with tears as I type this. We knew God would provide a family for us but I didn't know that I would get to carry our own children. How precious are his blessings!
For the next three weeks I went every 3 days to draw my blood to make sure my numbers were doubling like they should be. They were, in fact they were always a little higher than expected each time. Kris and I were on cloud 9 and could not wait for our first ultrasound which was on July 9, 2010. On July 9th we drove down to Austin for our appointment to be able to see a precious heartbeat. While waiting in the room for the doctor to come Kris and I could not stop smiling and talking about our excitement. The doctor came in and said "lets see what we can find". Let me tell you first that I knew what to look for because I have seen plenty of ultrasound pictures between family, friends and the Internet. So right away I saw two round circles that looked like sacs to hold babies. I barley started asking my question if there were two babies when the doctor cut me off to ask if we were fine with TWO BABIES! I soooooo wish I had a camera to capture our faces, we were over joyed. I looked over to Kris and his expression melted my heart. Not only did we see two babies but also saw and heard two healthy heartbeats. Baby A measured 6weeks6days with 119 heartbeat bpm and Baby B measured 6weeks5days with a heartbeat at 124bpm. Below are some pictures I have so far, they are not the best because they are from my phone camera.

My first pregnancy test I took on my own after finding out my blood test results. I had to see a positive test after years of negative ones.

Their very first picture, three days after conception!

First Ultrasound on July 9, 2010

Baby A on July, 15, 2010 measured 7weeks5days with 150bpm.

Baby B on July, 15, 2010 measured 7weeks5days with 150bpm.

Baby B on August 2, 2010

Baby A on August 2, 2010

10 weeks

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15 weeks

Thank you God for answered prayers, your unconditional love and support. Thank you family and friends for your love and prayers. We felt covered with it all.


Eggs, Eggs & more Eggs

I have been so busy with the end of school and the remodel that I have not been able to post any updates like I promised. Well I officially have two grapefruits in my female reproductive area or at least it feels like I do, which is a good thing! I have had several doctor appointments from the last post. They have been monitoring my estrodiol levels and follicle production which have all been great. Last night I took my hcg trigger shot and I go in tomorrow morning at 7:15 for egg retrieval. Tomorrow they will also fertilize the eggs. Please pray that God is with everyone who is handling our eggs and that God be in controll of the fertilization process. We should know tomorrow how many eggs were retrieved and how many of them are mature to fertilize. We will not get the fertilization report until Sunday. The next step is embryo transfer which will be 3 days or 5 days after egg retrieval. That decision is made depending on how many fertilize and how well the embryos are doing. Please, please pray for us.