Friday, October 21, 2016


Easton has been taking Taekwondo since school began and he really enjoys it. This past weekend was their first testing (which was r). His teacher thought he was ready to test, so Joe took him to the studio last Saturday morning. 

He had to do all of the moves he'd learned (I want to say either 7 or 8), recite a Bible verse, and break a board.

He was so excited walking into my hospital room that day with his uniform on, his NEW belt he earned, and his broken board! 

Really, how cute is this little toothless fellow?! The video of his testing is beyond adorable! I'm so glad he's loving Taekwondo.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

32nd Week of Pregnancy

We made it through week 32! 

This was a huge week to get to! Allie and Avery are doing well! We are officially in the "safe zone".
How far along32 weeks

How big are babies? Last Friday, on the first day of week 32, the babies measured 4 pounds 8 ounces and 4 pounds 12 ounces. 
How I’m feeling? I'm actually feeling better this week than I did in week 31. 

How I’m changing? My stomach is getting so much bigger. It's unreal how much bigger it gets each week. 
What I miss? Same as usual. I miss my family. I miss my home. I miss everyday life. 

  • Contractions - I'm still feeling some contractions, but they aren't painful or regular yet. 
  • Hot flashes - For the past two days, I have been soooooo hot in this room. I've turned my air down to 60 because I can't get cool enough. 
  • Flushing - This has actually happened for weeks now and I forgot to mention it on here. I'm pretty sure it's due to the Procardia. My face gets so red.
  • Back ache - My back has hurt a lot more at night. Not back labor, but just achy because of the bed. I can't wait to sleep in my own bed! 
Highlights? Just making it to week 32 was a huge milestone! Now we are almost to week 33. These girls will be here soon! 

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

End of the Season

While my mom was in town, Easton finished his season of fall baseball. I hated that I missed the last four games due to being in the hospital, but I was able to FaceTime with a friend who was also there and also FaceTime with my mom to see Easton play. I'm so thankful for the technology that is available today.

The kids got their trophies after the game. Mom snapped this picture of Joe and Easton. I just love this photo!
 Now we will have a break from sports for a while, which will be nice in a way. 

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Fall Break with Mimi

When Easton's Fall Break ended, Mimi's began! It worked out perfectly - she brought him back home and then stayed with us for a week. 

She helped so much wish washing baby clothes and putting some baby items up for me. She took Easton to school, she was there for his last two ballgames, and she sat with me for numerous hours in the hospital.

 She was able to see Allie and Avery on the ultrasound machine twice that week, too! Her being here that week made the whole week brighter - just having someone to talk to in the boring hospital makes a difference! 
 She even painted my toenails for me before she left! 
The next time we see her - Allie and Avery will be here! Eeekkk! 

Friday, October 14, 2016

31st Week of Pregnancy

Today is a BIG day because we have made it to the 32nd week of pregnancy - the "safe zone" as I was told by my doctors! Woohoo! 

Today I am wrapping up my recap of week 31.

How far along31 weeks

How big are babies? This morning (which is technically 32 weeks) they estimated the babies weighing 4 pounds 12 ounces (Baby A) and 4 pounds 8 ounces (Baby B). 
How I’m feeling? Physically, read on to "symptoms". Emotionally, I'm beginning to get a little nervous on when Allie and Avery will make their arrival. I'm nervous about a C-section. I'm ready, but nervous. It's bittersweet knowing this is the last time I'll feel little (or big) kicks, the hiccups, movements, etc. 

How I’m changing? I'm continuing to grow and grow daily, which means the babies are doing the same! 
What I miss? I miss life outside of the hospital. I miss my family. I miss my house. I miss the outdoors. I miss all the little, daily, mundane tasks. 

Symptoms? Lots more to document this week! 
  • Increased contractions - I've had several days where I've felt more contractions. I was taking Procardia every 12 hours and we've had to increase that to every 6 hours. It has helped, but my body reacts when it's near the time for the next dose.
  • Increased pressure & pelvic pain - This is always worse at night. It hurts so bad to roll over, to get in and out of bed, even to walk at times. Baby A is very low and the pressure of twins explains that.  
  • Physical changes - As of last night, I have dilated to 2 1/2, almost at a 3. We won't do any more measuring of my cervix since I have started dilating. 
  • Increased uterine irritability - I've had this the entire time, which is normal for twins. This week the irritability shown on the monitoring has increased in number. Picture below for reference from Tuesday, Thursday, and today (Friday). 
Highlights? Making it through week 31 on to week 32 was HUGE this week! We've been praying and aiming for 32 weeks since I was admitted here at 28 weeks, 4 days. Just getting through this week was a huge blessing! Of course I love seeing them on the ultrasounds twice a week! 
With the increased symptoms, I'm anxious to see what week 32 brings!