Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Hurray! 6th Month Milestone!

We are now 6 months along. Hurray! I still have so much to do. I can't believe that January is already very much underway. I have finally started a list. This list of things will help keep me busy and make time go faster. Some of the things are normal, while others seem quite new and exciting. For example, preemie diapers. I didn't even know they made such a thing until a few years ago. We'll have to immediately open a package and compare them to the newborn diapers. The difference in the preemie and newborn clothes is quite amazing, so I assume that the diapers will be as well.

Today I had a doctor appt. The babies are doing well. Thing 1 is head down and weighs 1 lb 15 oz. Thing 2 is feet down and weighs 1 lb 13 oz. Their lungs are developing nicely and they both have adequate fluid. Last time he said that he was lucky to get a good picture of them, but this time he tried and couldn't. We'll have to wait until they're born to see them well. I now go every 2 weeks for the next two times, then every week.

I asked everyone for their ideas on what the babies will be. Here is what the children came up with:
Elyse: for sure one is a girl, and maybe one is a boy.
Julia: Both of them are girls.
Ari: Thing 1 is a boy, and Thing 2 is a girl.
You've all heard Jayden's, but: Thing 1 is a boy, and Thing 2 is a girl, but Thing 2 will be born first, because girls go first.

Here is what I received from the rest of you:
Grandpa Kirkham says that he goes with Jayden. Grandma Kirkham agrees.
Mimi and Papa also think one of each.
Dave said: Sorry Suz, but I have to agree with Jayden on this one. Does Katia have any thoughts on the subject? hahaha
Carrie says: I think one of each! :)
Lori thinks that a boy and a girl would be awesome, but they will probably both be girls.
And Russ's answer: I think that to figure this one out you need a non-subjective point of view as well as some of that "women's intuition" that has a tendency to be disturbingly accurate. What do your sisters and mom think?

Here is what Tony and I think. Tony thinks they're two babies. I really like the idea of a boy and a girl. A boy for Jayden and girl for Katia to play with. If this is what we get, then Thing 1 seems to be moving a little more than Thing 2, so Jayden and Ari could be right. Though this is not how it was prior to Thanksgiving. They both don't move very much, so Lori and Julia could be right and we will get two girls. My doctor did say that at 6 months, they are still too small to be making big movements. So, we'll see what the future weeks bring.

Thank you all for your input. It was fun to see what each of you thought.

Well, we have gotten a lot of snow. I love it. It really boosted my mood. I may take Katia and Jayden out to play in it later. Thanks to Russ and Dave for cleaning the snow away for us. It is much appreciated.
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Wednesday, January 2, 2008

How does the belly grow?

I thought I would post a picture really quick, so you can see how the babies are growing. This is mainly for Lori's benefit, but I enjoy seeing how my belly grows. Hope you are all having a great start to the New Year.
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Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Happy New Year

It is finally January and 2008. All the closer to Thing 1 and Thing 2 joining us. And, oh, there is so much to do. Now that the holidays are over, we can get going.
We did enjoy our holiday, though. One of the things on my list was to get my new kitchen sink installed. This was a major undertaking, but well worth the wait and work. Of course I just kept the kids busy. Tony did all the work. I am so excited to have it!! It is so shiny!!
One of the habits I have established is to keep up with the dishes. This means that I do the dishes after each meal. It can be hard at times, but as I keep up with it I don't have to do a whole days worth of dishes at night. I have also taught the kids to take care of their dishes. Katia just mainly puts hers in the sink or by the sink. But this helps so much so that I don't have to hunt all over the kitchen for dirty dishes. And now with the shiny new sink, I have more motivation.
Another habit I have been diligent in maintaining is the laundry. I do a load or two everyday so that it doesn't pile up. It has been great. So far I haven't had to do any on the weekend. And I usually get Wednesdays off. I hoping that as I keep this habit up, when the twins come, it won't be so much of a hard thing.
I had everyone help me take the tree down on Saturday, so that it wouldn't be a chore for me. This was so good and we were able to have fun with it. We kept up the outdoor lights and will leave them up until this coming Saturday. But its nice to have that job done.
One of the fun gifts we received was for Thing 1 and Thing 2. The onesies that Mimi found for them. I was so excited to open that for them. Of course I tried them on and they probably won't fit properly until June, As they are only about as long from head to toe as the onesie itself.
I decided that I would post the last ultrasound of them from Dec 19th, week 23. This was the one where the doctor said that this was a perfect pregnancy and that they were doing great because they are both extremely close to the same size. One weighs 150 grams, while the other weighs 157 grams. He said that at about 15-18 weeks they start to vary greatly in their sizes and this can be a sign of TTS (twin transfer syndrome). But things are going great. This really put any fears to rest I had concerning things. The first one is Thing 2's profile and the second one is them with their heads together. Pin It


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