My Sunshine

These smiles are the only thing keeping me sane even though they are the cause of my teetering insanity! Lol. Being a mama is hard. Waaaaayyyy harder than I thought it was going to be.

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Love,
Vanna

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The Perfect Date Would Be May 18th

Ladies and Gents… We have a date! Monday! Monday is the day I go in to get these sweet babies out! I will be 37 weeks and 4 days. I have one more appointment on Friday for one more scan to be sure Baby A (Pierce) is head down and then we will schedule a time! Yay! This is all contingent of the little boogers not coming before then on their own.

At my appointment today we did a cervical check and I am still just 1 CM dilated however, I think he stirred the pot a little bit because I have been having contractions ever since. They are not painful just annoying nor are they regular or close enough for major cervical change.

My last day of work was supposed to be this Friday but after today I talked with my boss about just not coming back in because we REALLY need these babies to stay in until Friday night at the earliest! And tomorrow the OB unit is going to be hopping.. There is one repeat c-section and one induction coming in then there are two cervidil inductions that are already there. I just don’t have the energy to be that busy tomorrow or Friday and my boss totally understands. That may not sound like a lot but we usually have 2 nurses per shift and we also care for the postpartum patients as well, which there are currently 5. I’m so thankful for my boss these days, she has been so understanding! When I talked to her today she actually thanked ME for working as log as I have! How awesome!?

Anywho, I have finished washing everything that I’m willing to take the tags off of and we put together their Rock n Plays ( what they will sleep in beside our bed ) tonight. So now my job is to rest I suppose, which is hard because I’ve been off the last few days and I’ve been bored! Y’all need to kick up the posting so I have more to read!!!

I hope everyone is having a good day today. All of my blog friends are always in my prayers. I will try and keep everyone updated!
Love,
Vanna

More than a Bumpdate

So today I am 34 weeks and 3 days and SO ready for my sweet little aliens to be here! Mr. B and I have been very busy over the last few weeks. On my birthday, April 2nd, that night at dinner he told me he had been offered a job as offensive coordinator at a new school one hour away from where we currently live. I knew this was coming since our good friend had taken the head coaching position at this same high school and they had always talked about working together like this until Mr. B gets his own head coach position. I cried. I cried a lot. We couldn’t have designed a worse time to move. To sell our house, for me to find a new job, to have TWINS!
Since then everything has gotten much better but still a little stressful. I came up with an agreement with my current manager for a new schedule that allows me to work every Monday and every other weekend which allows me SO much time at home with the babies. Keeping my job was very important for me because that was one thing that wasn’t changing, thank goodness! It saved my sanity. Really.
Now we are trying to sell our house. It has been on the market for about two weeks now and has been shown many times. We decided to redo the hardwood flooring and picked a really nice guy who we think just didn’t know how to work with this material so now we are having to redo the flooring a second time! Which kind of pisses me off because all of these potentials buyers can’t see what the final product will look like. We have a new floor guy who will get started this week. Ugh. It doesn’t seem like much but believe me, living this and worrying that these babies could come anytime during this chaos is a constant stressor.
So how about a Bumpdate?

We are 34 weeks and 3 days. 3 1/2 more weeks!!!!

Stretch marks arrived last week but they are still skin toned and not red and super ugly yet.

My wedding rings have been off for a long time, I’ve been wearing a ring that was always too big.

I started weekly cervical checks and NSTs at the hospital two weeks ago. Both cervical checks revealed that my cervix is closed, very thin, and low. My NSTs have been reactive and normal with some contractions but nothing to write home about.

My total weight gain has been 24 lbs so far! I am so pleased!!

I cannot wait for my little aliens to get get here and to snuggle! I packed our hospital bags ( ours and the babies’ )
Next we need to put the car seats in my car and we will be all set!!!

I will leave you with a picture my coworker took when I stopped by to talk to my manager, then another when I flashed her my belly in the parking lot at work!

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Bless you all! I swear I have been reading posts and keeping up just been busy with my own mess.
Love,
Vanna

My Brest Friend Pillows on Zulily

Y’all, I don’t know if anyone uses Zulily but today they have a really good deal on nursing bras and tanks AND the My Brest Friend nursing pillows ( even the twin one)!!! I ordered the twin nursing pillow and a bra for only $67!!!! Today is the LAST day for this sale though. I just wanted to share with all of you future mamas! ( I am in no way being paid for sharing my opinion, it is my own! ) :):)

HERE is the link.

Love,
Vanna

26 Week Bumpdate

A sweet fellow blogger made me realize I haven’t posted an update in a while so here y’all go! I love keeping with y’all’s journeys!

How far along: 26 Weeks and some days

Babies are the size of Heads of lettuce

Total weight gain: Um.. 20 pounds!!! :(. It is however all in my belly so I know they are growing.

Stretch marks: Not yet but I know they are coming, my tummy is itchy and I feel like with twins, itโ€™s inevitable no matter what cream/ lotion I use! Haha

Sleep: Really starting to suck.

Symptoms/Feeling: I feel like my pelvis is starting to seperate. I’ve developed some round ligament pain. A tiny bit of swelling in my feet when I don’t wear my cool compression socks.

Miss anything: COLD ham sandwiches! I told Mr. B that is the FIRST thing I want after I deliver!

Movement: Tons of movement all of the time. They mostly like to party at bedtime. I hope this is not a real life indication! ๐Ÿ™‚

Food cravings: Outback Bloominโ€™ Onion. I could eat one every day! ( please know I donโ€™t, those things alone are like 2000 calories, lol)

Anything making you queasy or sick: Every now and then one of the babies rolls or something and I makes me feel a little queasy but just for a second

Gender: Sweet boy and Sweet girl

Labor Signs: I made a trip to the hospital a few weeks ago for contractions but they weren’t changing my cervix. Whew. I haven’t had any since.

Belly button in or out: OUT! Waaaayyyy out!

Wedding rings on or off: I went ahead and took them off. They still fit but at the end of the day my finger would get a little tingly so I put them away in my jewelry box. I miss them. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

Happy or moody most of the time: HAPPY

Best moment this week: Scoring the diaper bag I wasn’t going to buy because it was too expensive for $25!!!! I was super stoked. It’s a Timi and Leslie “Charlie” bag. It’s normally like $160 or something!

Looking forward to: setting up the cribs and cleaning out the closet and getting the “nursery” into shape ๐Ÿ™‚

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Pierce

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Renee

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She wouldn’t cooperate for 3D picture so here is her scary skeleton face! Lol.

I hope everyone is fabulous!
Love,
Vanna

21 Week Bumpdate

How far along: 21 Weeks

Babies are the size of Pomagranites

Total weight gain: I am up 12 lbs as of last week according to the doctor’s office scale. ( I quit weighing at home )

Stretch marks: Not yet but I know they are coming, my tummy is itchy and I feel like with twins, it’s inevitable no matter what cream/ lotion I use! Haha

Sleep: great most of the time

Symptoms/Feeling: I have been feeling great except a nagging round ligament pain under my left breast. At our anatomy scan the tech showed me that I have a butt and a head right under where the pain lingers! So it’s not going away anytime soon!

Miss anything: COLD ham sandwiches! I told Mr. B that is the FIRST thing I want after I deliver!

Movement: Tons of movement! I feel Pierce move a little more than Renee because she has an anterior placenta but I still feel her, just not as much.

Food cravings: Outback Bloomin’ Onion. I could eat one every day! ( please know I don’t, those things alone are like 2000 calories, lol)

Anything making you queasy or sick: Every now and then one of the babies rolls or something and I makes me feel a little queasy but just for a second

Gender: Sweet boy and Sweet girl

Labor signs: Hopefully not for a long time!

Belly button in or out: OUT! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

Wedding rings on or off: off and on. Some days they don’t feel tight, some days they do.

Happy or moody most of the time: HAPPY

Best moment this week: Watching Mr. b feel the babies for the first time. I’m so in love.

Looking forward to: Our Babymoon to DC over Valentine’s weekend to visit a friend and the capitol.

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