Monday, February 23, 2009

35 Weeks Pregnant

I spent all of last week in the hospital on magnesium sulfate trying to stop pre-term labor. It felt like a very long week, but the mag slowed the contractions and we kept the babies growing and healthy. They were also given a steroid to help their lungs develop. I am home from the hospital now and it feels SO GOOD to sleep in my own bed and breath fresh air. Since I've been home I've had a chance to properly pack my bags feel prepared. Now...we wait. The doctors are confident that if the babies were to come now they would be healthy and ready to come home with us. I feel big, uncomfortable, and a mix of tired and restless. My contractions have not stopped, but they are mild and I'm not about to go back to the hospital until I really think it's time.

I don't think I have officially shared the babies names yet. Below I have posted pictures of their room. May I present...Maxwell and Ella's nursery.

I can't wait for you to be here babies~

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Happy Motherhood to Me

I bought myself an overpriced diaper bag. And I couldn't be happier. I figure it's my purse for the next couple years, so really- I should be talking about it as a most fantastic investment!

Friday, February 6, 2009

Watch Me Grow

A trip down memory lane with the old belly o' mine.

Four weeks (but clearly must have been sucking in)

8 weeks

14 weeks

18 weeks

18 weeks

27 weeks (coincidentally rocking the same undies as 4 weeks. Hmmm...maybe time to go shopping?)

32 weeks...and growing :)

Showered Again

Last weekend my friend's Claudette and Kim threw me yet another beautiful baby shower. It was a great morning filled with eating, visiting and, well...getting spoiled (thanks to everyone who brought yummy salads). These babies have all that they need. We are officially set! Kim and Claudette thought of everything from chocolate (my favorite) to beautiful flower arrangements. Thank you friends~ I love you.

I am just starting to find bed rest a little emotional. Up until now I have been distracted with all that's going on, but I am becoming uncomfortable and anxious to meet our little ones. I am just about 33 weeks along so the time will be here before we know it. We had a doctor's appointment this week and were told that they are both healthy and every thing's going fine. The doctor said we would be OK if they came at 36 weeks...that's only three more weeks! When I start to get discouraged because I feel uncomfortable, I remind myself of that and realize this time will fly. Thank you for all the prayers and gracious gifts. It won't be long now...