Friday, May 30, 2008

Crib Bedding

Maddie's Room Drew's Room

I THINK I have decided on the nursery bedding. When it comes to things like this nothing I pick is definite just ask Mom and Mike. I have the hardest time making a decision I will look for hours online trying to pick something. Mike can not understand how I can literally spend hours online looking at the same stuff over and over. I have also decided that I want to do two separate nurseries so in the event they don’t do well together in the same bed I have the other room ready. My neighbor Misti is going to let me borrow her crib because it matches the furniture I already have. Thanks Misti!

Drew’s room is officially being done in Oshkosh Under Construction bedding. This is the bedding set Mike and I had picked for our first baby boy. (I hate not having a name chosen for him before we lost him) I went to TJ Maxx and found some of the accessories so I knew it was meant to be that Drew should have this bedding. I got the rug, diaper stacker and window valance at TJ Maxx. The bedding has been discontinued so I was able to purchase the bedding set, mobile and matching pillows on EBay for a pretty good price. Most places online that still have the set still want full price so EBay was a great option.

Maddie’s room I have not made an official decision on yet but I think we are going with the Cocalo A La Mode bedding. The bedding has flowers on it and may shades of pink, green and ivory. I will probably wait a little while before buying her bedding and only bought Drew’s because I got such a good deal on it.

Jen says the babies are really active and she is feeling pretty good. We have a doctor appointment on Dad’s birthday the 5th. I believe this appointment we will find out how much they weigh and how much they have grown.

Everyone have a great weekend and thanks for all your comments.

Friday, May 23, 2008

20 Weeks

Here are two of the ultrasound pictures from yesterday. All the pictures pretty much look the same so I am only adding one of each. There still is not much soft tissue so the pictures look a little skeletal. Andrew was looking down at Madison yesterday during the ultrasound. Things look good for both the babies and Jen. It looks like the placenta is about ½ inch away from the cervix now and should only move further away as the babies grow. This was the first time Madison and Andrew had the same heart rate. (146) Madison and Andrew were really active before our appointment I felt them kicking several times while we were sitting in the lobby. (I think it was more Andrew because the kicks were higher and in his area)

We have an appointment in two weeks and they will take the measurements to calculate the babies’ weight.

I also wanted to thank my friend at work Courtney for the baby clothes and items she gave me.

How your baby's growing:Your baby weighs about 10 1/2 ounces now. She's also around 6 1/2 inches long from head to bottom, and about 10 inches from head to heel — the length of a banana. (For the first 20 weeks, we use measurements taken from the top of the baby's head to her bottom — known as the "crown to rump" measurement. After that, we use measurements from head to toe. This is because a baby's legs are curled up against her torso during the first half of pregnancy and are very hard to measure.)A greasy white substance called vernix caseosa coats her entire body to protect her skin during its long submersion in amniotic fluid. (This slick coating also eases the journey down the birth canal.)Your baby is swallowing more, which is good practice for her digestive system. She's also producing meconium, a black, sticky substance that's the result of cell loss, digestive secretion, and swallowed amniotic fluid

Sunday, May 18, 2008

19 Week Baby Belly Pictures

You have been asking for them so here they are….19 week pictures taken Friday.

We have now started the legal process to have the paternity and parenting rights of the babies turned over to Mike and I. There are all kinds of documents that need to be completed and our attorney actually has to file a court case. I even had to send an affidavit to our doctor. A special thank you to Bobbi (our friend) for going with us to Jen’s Friday night to notarize all of our documents and for making us a wonderful pound cake dessert.

Our next appointment will be this Thursday so I'm sure I will be adding more ultrasound pictures either Thursday or Friday evening.

Have a great week!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Kicking Babies

Yesterday I had a hair appointment with Jen and I got to feel the babies moving (I think it was Drew). It was so neat. I read somewhere that if you have had children before you can feel them move sooner and I think the skinner you are that helps too. Jen has been able to feel them for a week or two but now we can feel them from the outside. We never got to feel the kicking with my pregnancy. Jen said they are really active when she goes to bed. I will try to get a picture of Jen so you can see she is starting to pop out in the front.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day To All

Here are the gifts our Mom’s got for Mother’s Day. These are build a bear bears with Madison’s heartbeat in the paw and Andrews heartbeat in the foot. We took the recording devices with us to our appointment this past Thursday. Madison was the first one we did and the sound was up really loud so hers sounds kind of like it skips beats but it really wasn’t.

Below are the video files for the heartbeats...The frist one is Madison's and the second one is Andrew's

Today we went to Oakhurst Country Club for a Mother’s Day brunch. It was really nice to have everyone there and we enjoyed the company of friends (Billman’s and Buck’s) too. For Mother’s Day I got an outfit to bring Maddie and Drew home in, a white gold heart locket, and many cards .

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Thursday, May 8, 2008

It's Official Madison and Andrew

The babies and Jen are doing just fine. The ultrasound today shows no problems both babies looked good and measured great. They really check everything in detail from the heart having four chambers to the number of muscles in the cord.

Madison (Baby A)
Gestation – 19 weeks 3 day (I think)
Weight – 9 oz
Heartbeat 147

Andrew (Baby B)
Gestation – 18 weeks 6 day (I think)
Weight – 8 oz
Heartbeat- 162

Everything was good today with Jen also. From what they could see today it looks like the low placenta that was partially covering the cervix might have moved up. All the other measurements they took today to check for preterm labor were also good. Jen is feeling good just a few headaches. The doc said it could be hormones or just the weather.

Because there was no sign of spina bifida today we are not taking the AFP. The AFP test is just a risk measurement and will not tell you if you have a baby with the spina bifida or not. The test results can also be skewed because of having twins. If we did have a high risk factor we would just have to be seen more frequently and have measurements done that we will have anyway.

James did not get to have his soccer game tonight and he was a little upset about it.
Enjoy the pictures below....

Baby B - Arm up by is head

Baby B Foot- The feet are measuring about 1 inch now

Baby A Foot

It's a girl- Madison Marie (Maddie)

It's a boy- Andrew Michael (Drew)

Baby B Profile

Baby A Profile

Friday, May 2, 2008

Baby Names

Pending the ultrasound results next Thursday we have picked our names.

Baby A girl- Madison Marie ...(Maddie)
Baby B boy- Andrew Michael...(Drew)

I got to pick the girl name because I knew I wanted Madison so Mike got to pick the boy name. Things are going good Jen, Maddie and Drew are all doing good.

Praying things continue to go well. I will try to get my ultrasound pictures posted Thursday night but I may have a lot to scan and may not get them up until Friday. We also have a soccer game to go to Thursday evening because James is starting pee-wee soccer.