We're expecting Twins!

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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

May 23, 2011

Today was a regular check-up with Doctor
Kacenga and an appointment with obstetrics.
Justin was able to go with
me to the regular appointment.

My weight is currently at 193.
One pound up from last time
when I lost one pound haha.
Doctor Kacenga even asked if I
was eating, I reply with yes
and even more so than ever.
I can honestly pack it now.

The nurse used the Doppler today
to hear they babies' heartbeats.
Baby B to my right side has a heartbeat of 138.
Baby A to my left side has a heartbeat of 144.

Baby A moves constantly!
She loves noise and I'm sure
will be our little wild child.
Baby B moves though I don't feel her
as often, unless I lay on my right side.
She's the calm one.

The doctor measured my belly at 32cm.
The doctor says it'll be fun to measure
it later as it gets bigger and bigger.
Right now I'm not showing, though my
tummy is getting harder and harder
as the babies fill the space.

We spoke about delivery and
what time frame we're looking at.
I am opting to do a C-section in hopes
that this will help to make sure that
the babies and myself are not stressed
during the delivery.
The doctor agrees and says as we go we'll
look at their development and in most cases
twins are born via c-section around 38 weeks.
This puts us at last week of August.

After dropping of Justin at home
I picked up mom for the second
appointment with obstetrics.
It's the first ultrasound mom was able to attend.
She was able to see the babies.
Calm as could be today during the ultrasound.
It was a quick appointment with the scan of the
cervix and the ultrasound verifying the babies were OK.
No photos today, boo.
Next appointment is set for June 6 for a scan
of the cervix and the growth of the babies.

Mom and I went to My Big Fat Greek Restaurant
for lunch and to see pirates of the Caribbean.
It was a nice relaxing day.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Baby Shower Plans

These babies have everyone
excited, my mom especially!
We went to Tucson today to get a few
things for the baby shower, but some
how the whole trunk was packed!

I was on a mission to get the second
stroller for when the babies are bigger.
I love the stroller it's Combi Double
stroller and super easy for me to put
down compared to others.
And 35 lbs compared to normal
double strollers at 75 lbs.
So the stroller filled the backseat alone.

We were able to get all the
tableware, a few decorations and
even items for party favor!
We stopped at 2 Babies R Us and Ross
where momma had a blast getting
clothes and socks for her grandbabies.

I've never seen so much Pink!
It's so cute but so PINK. :0)

The colors for the baby shower are
Green & Pink and the theme is 2 Peas
in Pod, too cute for twins.
Mom is working hard with the
games and getting all the goddies.
The baby shower is scheduled for June 18th.
I'm so excited!

Monday, May 9, 2011

May 9, 2011

Today was another appointment for obstetrics.
They did the normal two week scan
of my cervix, and checked the
anatomy of the babies.

The babies were very active today,
however the tech had trouble seeing
their heartbeats and their facial
features, so we'll be checking that
again in 4 weeks.

Both babies are weighing in at 14
ounces each, perfectly on target!

And we were able to find
out they are identical GIRLS!

When the tech said the first one was
a girl I thought, "Oh please let
the other one be a boy, for Justin."
Opps both girls, guess will be
trying again for a boy later on.
I'm excited though.
Mom and I really thought it would be boys.
Now we can buy pink and ruffles!

Justin was disappointed, of
course, but he'll get over it.
In fact he's secretly ok with it.
We went to Babies R Us today to look
around and I left him for only a few
minutes and came back to find that he
was looking at baby girl clothes.
He picked a two track suits,
one in pink and one in purple.
Then complained, then complained
again, "Why do they do this to me?"
as he came round the racks with two more
adorable matching Pink & Purple Outfits.

Him being the cool daddy even got
the girls pacifiers with their
names, Olivia & Ava.

Oh their names!
Olivia Marie Lamb
& Ava Danielle Lamb.
Olivia (Marie- Grandma Lamb)
Ava (Danielle- Justin's brother Daniel
& my Sister Danielle)
But as mom and I spoke both girls actually
share my sister's name, Danielle Marie.
I'd like to think Ava is a way of
saying my grandmother's name, Auriela.

I'm excited can you tell?

Yes we have worries.
TWO GIRLS, that means:
Make-up, boyfriends, bling,
prom dresses, weddings, oh geeze.

We'll make it through though,
we always do!