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Friday, February 13, 2009

Photo Shoot Gone Awry

For most holidays, I dress Mairead in a cute little outfit (that Dave usually disapproves of) and we have a little 'photo shoot' so that we can send out pictures. Usually, she is a very good subject, but this time she had NO interest in sitting still for the camera. And that was even after she figured out that this lollipop was candy! For her Valentines last year, we got some great pictures. But now that she can run away, I didn't even get one that I was happy with! So, I apologize, but we didn't send out any valentines this year. I hope that she will be more cooperative for St. Patrick's Day! Anyway, here are some 'outtakes' from our unsuccessful shoot!

This is my favorite because it pretty much sums up how the evening went for us!

Happy Valentine's Day to everyone we love!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

32 Weeks

The boys are 32 weeks today and they look great! We are hoping to keep them in for at least another 4 weeks, so let's hope they cooperate. Yesterday I had a non-stress test and Jack was acting up a bit. It seemed that he or Ben was resting on his cord, so his heartrate was a little 'off.' So, they did a quick ultrasound to check on them both and they looked great. We are spoiled since we usually have Level II ultrasounds and get better pictures, but these are from yesterday. The first one shows how their heads are together on my right side. I think they are conspiring already...

The next one is cute because it show's someone's little foot in the middle of the image. We're not sure of the owner- they are pretty tangled in there at this point!

At my 32 week appointment today my OB was happy with how they are doing. The only bad news is that I apparently have Gestational Diabetes. This is very common for MoMs (Mothers of Multiples), so I am not entirely surprised, but I am not entirely thrilled, either. I will meet with a nutrionist to figure out a plan for keeping my sugar levels stable, and I'll have to use a glucometer to check my blood sugar four times a day. These boys had better be born 100% healthy with all of the work I am putting into this!

I can tell that we are getting close because today my doctor put in a request to schedule my c-section. The hospital won't schedule it until 38 weeks, which is somewhere around March 25. I will be very impressed if we make it that far. My doctor said that he always schedules something, but the babies don't always agree. We'll see. That is only 6 weeks from today, so at the very least I know they will be here by then.

We'll keep you updated with their progress, and we'll have some Valentine's Day pictures coming soon!