Progesterone shots are going well . . . painful . . . and my hips are full of tiny bruises in different stages of healing . . . but well, I suppose!!!

I am about the size of a normal pregnancy of 31 weeks already. I don't think I got this big with Emily . . . and definitely not with Ethan! The nurse must not look at my chart before she gives me my shot. She asked if the baby (single) was moving around. Then she looked at me and said, "Oh, you should be almost done with these shots, huh??" Uhh . . . no . . . I'm 23 weeks, and I am scheduled to have them through 36 weeks!!! I'm really waiting for the "OMG, you are huge. Are you sure there aren't twins in there?" comment. That will be fun . . . LOL

Oddly, this pregnancy seems easier than the other two. Ethan's was pretty easy, but Emily was not. (Clearly, that was just a glimpse of what was to come!!!!) I still have back pain, have a hard time sleeping, and leg cramps have started, but I'm more worried at every pain that something is happening more than being uncomfortable.

Everyone in the family has felt the boys kicking. Emily is fascinated by it!!

Kevin said something the other day about having more kids after this. Ethan piped up and said, "Mommy is done after this pregnancy. We think 4 kids is more than enough!!" LOL Such a funny (and smart) little man . . . :)

Shopping is in full swing!! We have almost everything we need (big items) for these two. I got Emily a new carseat (Frontier) because she is giving her Marathon to one of the boys (just need to get a new cover so he's not sitting in the floral print seat!!). I got another Marathon for the other one when they are out of the infant carriers. I bought 2 infant carriers (that's going to get heavy!!) as well as a double stroller (still want a Bob Revolution Duallie, though!!!) and swing. We have Emily's jumper and exersaucer (thank goodness!!), and I bought 2 cribs long ago (couldn't pass up a $99 deal per crib!!!). We got a mini-playpen for the camper (to use during our move). We are using cloth diapers again, and I have purchased most of what we need there, as well. Of course, the closet is already starting to fill up with adorable outfits, but I'm finding it's going to be much easier to have 1 outfit that 2 kids can share (different times, obviously)!!! I found a twin nursing pillow on Ebay. Oh, and I found my diaper bag!!! It's a Bumble Bag (Natalie style - made for multiples). It's HUGE . . . and I got it on Craigslist brand new for about 1/3 of the retail price!!!

Can't forget the car!! We got a VW Routan to fit the whole family. It's a great car!! I love it!! The kids love it, too, but only because it has 2 DVD players in it!!

And who said twins would be expensive!!! LOL
I saw the maternal fetal medicine doc today. He did normal measurements and checked both babies out. He also re-examined both hearts because at the last appt, one baby wasn't very cooperative. He said both hearts look perfect. :) Both babies look great. Killian is about 1 lb, and Sawyer is about 1 lb 1 oz.

They have moved . . . yay!!! Killian is head down, but Sawyer is head up. They still have time to move, but I'm just glad they aren't transverse anymore!!

Still doing the weekly progesterone shots . . . ouch . . . but everything looks so great, I don't have to see this doc again for 6 weeks! At that time, he'll start measuring the babies every couple weeks because twins can sometimes grow at different rates, and he wants to make sure they continue to grow on the curve.

I have an OB appt in 2 weeks and another ultrasound. :) Never get tired of looking at these babies . . .
Babies"R"Us - Baby Registry
Here are the most recent ultrasound pics.

Baby A is Killian Samuel, and baby B is Sawyer Lee. 



Both boys - you can see their stomachs in this pic.


They are laying on top of each other laying opposite. So they are kicking each other in the head all the time! The ultrasound lady let us sit and watch for a while, and we saw Sawyer kick Killian in the head, and Sawyer punched Killian back!! It was too funny . . . and probably a glimpse of what's to come!!!
I have wanted to start a blog to follow my pregnancy with the twins for a while, but I kept waiting for another milestone.

We found out we were pregnant on my 36th birthday!! Definitely the best birthday present ever!! We had been trying for almost 2 years to get pregnant again. I have PCOS and don't ovulate regularly and had laproscopic surgery over the summer to open a blocked tube. My reproductive endocrinologist (RE) decided to put me on 100 mg of Clomid to help me ovulate, and to our surprise, I had 4 follicles. We did the HCG trigger shot on October 7th and prayed that a couple of those eggs would fertilize (and not all 4!!!).

After the blood test confirmed we were pregnant, I slowly watched my numbers rise, and FAST!!! I suspected twins from the beginning and asked my RE for an ultrasound to check for multiples. At 7 weeks and 3 days, ultrasound confirmed my beliefs, and we were overjoyed at the news that we were expecting two miracles.

I had to wait a month for a second ultrasound. I prayed for both babies to be okay. I read a lot on vanishing twin syndrome and worried about it daily. It was such a relief to see both babies swimming around with beautiful heartbeats at the next ultrasound.

I see my OB and maternal fetal medicine doctor each every 4 weeks. So basically, every 2 weeks, I get an ultrasound and visit to the doctor. But the fun doesn't end there!!! I also get weekly progesterone shots because I have a history of preterm labor (son was born at 35 weeks and daughter born at 33 weeks). I am at much higher risk now with twins. So they keep an extra close eye on me!

On January 13th, we found out that baby B was definitely a boy, and baby A was probably a boy. This was verified the following week!!

So you see, I kept waiting for something else exciting to happen before starting the blog!! Now I'm over half-way through, and I figure it's about time!!!