Thursday, December 29, 2011

Pictureless update

I don't feel so bad about not updating because I look at other blogs from my friends and it's been over a month since they've done anything either, so I'm just following the trend. It's obviously a busy few months with the holidays, family and such that I think we all have good excuses. I need to do a quick update on Thanksgiving, Dane (who is almost 15 months, yikes) and Christmas. I also need to add a picture of me now at 30 1/2 weeks. Hopefully that picture will be taken today, lol.

But I will do a quick pictureless update:

1. Thanksgiving was great, we spent it with our wonderful friends, The Cliffords.
2. Our kitchen and floors are done, and our house is started to feel like a home.
3. Dane is the sweetest, smartest little guy I know. He talks so much, but he's definitely a mama's boy lately and that's not helping the bigger I get.
4. Christmas was so fun! We have my in laws here, which we are so lucky to spend time with, and Dane loves all of his fun toys. It was definitely a fun Christmas, even though Dane is still young, he loved to open presents.
5. And here is what has been occupying my mind most lately:

The girls are doing great and growing wonderfully. I'm just recently starting to feel the effects of a huge belly this pregnancy. At my appt. on Monday though I was told that I was a finger tip dilated and already 70% effaced. That has me much more nervous and feeling unprepared than before, lol. This whole pregnancy I have been assuming that I shouldn't have any problems and that they will probably come mid-February (that would be full term, 37 weeks). But who are we kidding? Twins on AVERAGE come at 36 weeks, which would be Feb. 4 and that's only average. Half come earlier than that. My dr. didn't put me on bedrest but definitely told me to take it really easy and do the least amount of everything possible. When he checked me he even said, "Woah, one of the girl's heads is RIGHT there." Not what I wanted to hear of course. Not only that, but the last few evenings I've been having contractions. Mostly braxton hicks, but a few that were stronger than normal. I am soooo not ready for these girls to come yet. It's too soon, they need to grow and thrive longer in there and I haven't started setting anything up yet. I could still be really lucky and they may still wait until February to come, but now all I think about is, what if they come soon, what am I going to do? But I know everything will be ok and I just need to relax and not stress about it.

Besides, who can really be prepared for 3 kids under 16 months? Oh boy, what an exciting, exhausting, wonderful experience the next few years will be. Wish us luck :)


Scott+Kimber+Ruby=Scimby said...

Dude, I can't believe you're already 30 weeks! And that you'll go from 1 kid to 3 is mind boggling! I wish I lived closer to come and help you set things ups, since you need to take it easy! Hang in there! <3

Me and My Boys said...

Holy cow I can't believe you're so far already. That is so exciting, we've always wondered what it would be like with twins. So much fun!

Holly said...

What's more exhausting than 3 kids under 16 months...oh how about 4 kids under 13 months...HAHA! I know we are all going to go crazy!

I can't wait to see photos of you!

Hang in there! Those extra few weeks, even DAYS are so necessary! Everyday feels like a milestone, but at the end of the day, always just breath and relax because another day has passed and they are one more day healthy and stronger! Have you had the shot for their lungs? That made so much difference with my girls, I swear by it!

Drink LOTS of water, that saved me! I wish I had made it passed 32w2d, but you can only do so much. Just be so careful.

I say all this because I wish nothing more for you than to be able to take those sweet angels home from the hospital. It's the WORST pain in the world to leave your child/ren in the NICU. I wish it on no mother or father and if I could go back and change things I did with my triplet pregnancy just to not have to leave my girls for so long, I would in a heartbeat.

Take care girl and I will be praying for you every day! Email me if you need anything or have any questions!!!! Seriously, us "multiple mommies" gotta stick together! :) Much Love!

Auna Leigh said...

You're amazing sweet tiff! You got this. Make it the best 3 years of your life! Cuz it truly is! Smile when you feel like crying, dance when you feel like screaming and pee your pants just for the heck of it and life will be perfect! :) jk never did that last, but who knows, could be fun! Love you!!

SHANA said...

Oh my Tiff, take it easy! Can't wait to see that bump!

Lindsey and Jared said...

Oh. My. Gosh. I cannot beleive these girls are almost here! I love you Tippy and I am so excited for you to start this new adventure. I will pray that you can keep those girls in as long as possible.