Friday, August 23, 2013


This world of Mommy bloggers is quite populous....with MANY talented writers that beyond impress me not only with their writing skills but by the simple fact that they find/make time to write. 

How the eff do you find time to not only turn on the computer but to compile your thoughts into cohesive sentences and write a semi-intellecutal and entertaining post? 
I struggle to find time to shower everyday - let alone any recreational activities like blogging...or eating.

I am sitting here with my minions snoozing nearby - praying for 5 more seconds of quiet before the lil soy bean needs to be hooked up to the boob for the 15th time today so that I can quickly edit and post this. 
and of course - the delivery man came and Tyson went ape shit so now the girls are wiiiide awake. 

With that being said, being a Mommy is freakin AMAZING. These two lil nuggets are amazing...I am always tired and in desperate need of a haircut as well as a wardrobe upgrade as most days are spent topless as all I do is nurse and pump...and I would not change any of it for a second. We are so lucky....euphoria - paired with sleep deprivation - is definitely the theme of our days.

To my Peyton and Sawyer.....


I know I am biased but come on...look at these beautiful lil girls! 

I have so much more I want to blog about from their delivery - and all the gory details -  to our first days in the the amazingness that is Mommyhood...I'll get around to it eventually....I figure I'll aim to have all these posts done by their 5th birthday...unless I decide to shower daily - then I'll push back my deadline til their 8th birthday - unless I also decide to pee at least 3 times daily...then forget it all together as there is just no time! 

Time to get back to my nuggets :)

Tuesday, August 13, 2013



Our girls made their debut on Wednesday August 7th 2013 at 7:45pm. 

We are on cloud 9. 

This feeling of immense love and admiration for these two lil nuggets is amazing. 

We do not sleep or eat...rarely shower...our house is messy and needs a dusting

and I could care less about all the above factors because all that matters in my life is these two lil ladies. 

Welcome to the world my lil amazing daughters. Mommy loves you more than words can say. 

Monday, August 5, 2013

Ultrasound, NST, and OB appt @ 36 weeks 1 day


and THANKFULLY - it was filled with good news :)

We started w/ our u/s which was great...these girls look HUGE on the screen compared to our first amazing.

Peyton is weighing in at 6lbs 11oz which is ahead of the curve even for a singleton and Sawyer is checking in at 5lbs 7oz which is still in the normal range for a singleton. 

Our lil Soy Bean decided to be stubborn and stay in a position where it was almost impossible for the tech or the doc to get an accurate read on her size. I did some flopping around on the table per the docs orders in hopes of getting her to move but she was just too content and happy to flip around. She is laying on her left side (just like her Mommy has been :) facing Peyton which makes it very difficult to get an accurate read on her belly circumference (which is how they determine the weight of a baby who is still in-utero) so basically, the smallest weight she could be is the 5lbs 7oz read we got today...but they do feel strongly that she may be bigger. 
There is no doubt that she is definitely smaller than our lil Pei Wei but still at an impressive size. The doc did express concern over the size difference between our 2 ladies (18% difference) but reassured us that the measurement of Sawyer is not the most reliable and either way - they both look strong and healthy.

The u/s doc who we saw today is amazing and by far my favorite out of the group. She asked me when I wanted to deliver these babies and Erin was quick to chime in 'TODAY!' The doc agreed that it is close to go time based on their size/lung development/and that they are running out of room. The u/s doc knew we had an appt later in the day to see our OB so she agreed to report back to the OB on the u/s and NST results as well as her recommendation for delivery date. 

Also - good news for me - and my mental state - I mentioned to the doc that over the past weeks, I have not felt Sawyer moving as much as Peyton and she explained why...She moved the u/s over Peyton who is directly up against my stomach wall....Then in moving over to Sawyer - who is much higher and breeched - you could see the placenta in between where Sawyer kicks and punches and my abdomen wall. She has her own lil punching bag and also provides explanation as to why I am not feeling her as much...thank baby jeebus. Now I don't have to be so obsessive and neurotic over not feeling her as much...suuuuuuureeee. That SHOULD make a difference but I know I will still be checking her HB a few times a day with our doppler. 

Peyton's foot is still wedged over Sawyer's head which explains the non-stop rib pain I have had for weeks. Sawyer isn't letting her get away with it as Sawyer currently has her bum placed directly on Peyton's head. 

Here's Erin at our u/s with a perfect pic of Sawyer's lil profile...Peyton was not in the mood to get her pic taken today and kept moving around whenever the tech tried to snap a pic..

We then went right over for our NST. We spent the time feverishly texting updates on the u/s and we were not paying as close attention to the NST as we usually do (typically its made up of me drilling Erin to report back on both of their heart-rates every 3-5 seconds as seeing the screen from a reclined position can be tough) and before we knew it - our lil ladies passed the NST with flying colors - Both HB's are perfect and accelerations were amazing! 

We came home for a bit and I grabbed a few zzzzz's with the pup...Thanks to these lil ladies and my neurotic worrying that something is constantly wrong, I am barely sleeping at night but these day time naps are stellar - better take advantage while I can as a nap won't be happening again for another 10 years at least.

A bit later - off we went to see our OB - I have not gained any weight the past week which is shocking as all hell looking at how much food I am inhaling daily (apologies to Mom for the increased grocery bill!) but hopefully that means that our lil Sawyer has gained more weight then the u/s showed. 

Our OB had spoken to the doc in u/s and was in agreement that early next week was the right time to deliver our lil ladies...soooo we are scheduled for 10am Monday morning for the arrival of our lil ladies....8/12/13 will be our lil ones birth date :) (pending of course that they behave over the next 7 days and stay put!) 

Of course, we think now that we have our scheduled c-section date - I should say our realistic scheduled c-section date as our prior date of 8/22 was ridiculous and unattainable from the beginning! Although, I will be surprised and beyond appreciative to my lil girls WHEN we make it to 8/12/13 - way to go lil ladies....37 weeks would be an amazing accomplishment! I'll have to get them a reward for being such rock star lil fetuses in-utero - maybe a pony. 

On average twins arrive at 35 weeks...with MANY coming way earlier requiring major interventions...It appears to the docs that our girls will require minimal interventions - main concerns being: maintaining body temp, being able to master the suck/swallow/breathe, and being able to maintain a healthy oxygen level on their own. Luckily, both of their lungs look strong and ready for the outside world. Peyton looks like she will be okay on all accounts while Sawyer brings some concern for feeding and body temp but seeing as how we do not know her exact weight - this could bump her up into the same category as Peyton - praying that is the case!!!!!

Anywho - having a schedule date that is only 7 short days away we are convinced that SOMETHING unexpected will happen and these girls will throw us for a loop and show up even sooner....okay by me as long as they don't pull any major bleeding, no abruptions...water breaking is just fine...or labor kicking into high gear is just fine as well...just keep it simple and NO 2am emergency trips to L&D would be GREATLY appreciated! 

It really pisses Tyson off when we rush out of the house in a frenzy and seeing as how he is already about to be dethroned we are trying to not piss him off even more, so let's keep things calm.

Tyson has been having a great time at Memom's barking at all the neighborhood dogs and visiting his dachshund friend across the street. Having both his Mommies home with him pretty much nonstop (except for when we leave for doc appts - so selfish of us not to bring him with us, I know) means a very happy and content pup!

Here's the girls at 36 weeks!

It is CRAZY to think that in just a week we will be posting pics of our lil ones!!!!!! Realistically, that post may not come for months due to exhaustion/forgetfulness/loss of sanity but none-the-less, in such a short time they will be here!!!

Once again, pardon the outfit repetitions but I am SO far past the point of caring that I wear the same 3 outfits. 
I actually am worried about what I am going to wear once I am not prego. Thinking back on my non-maternity wardrobe - I think it totally sucks - and not to mention may be too small still for a bit which totally gives me permission to shop, right? and besides, skinny-in-shape-Erin will appreciate all my hand-me-downs...a good amount of them I swiped from her years back anyway.

Keep the prayers coming that all stays calm and IF these ladies decide to show up earlier, that it happens without any major complications or alarms going off! NST again on Thursday to be sure that the girls are still healthy and comfy in their little water beds aaaannnddd THEN our lil girls arrival on Monday. I'll do my best to stay sane and as non-neurotic as possible until then.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

35 weeks 6 days

Almost at 36 weeks...such a great thing to be able to say seeing as how we were scared out of our minds that our lil ladies were coming at 32 weeks.

All has been calm around Mom's house the past week....NST on Thursday showed both girls doing amazing with stellar heartbeats. I have not been feeling Sawyer moving as much so the tech had me record every time I thought I felt her move which was not much but then she started kickin up a storm. She is in a position where I am just not feeling her as much but per the NST, she is strong and healthy! 
Every night we go to bed saying that tonight is THE night with clothes laid out and ready to bolt out the door. and all night every night, I am waking up every hour-ish thinking I am bleeding or with wicked heartburn and thinking its go time but thank baby jeebus, the girls are still cookin! 

I am missing my home so much - wish I could be home to clean and get all set up for the girls arrival  - everything is "ready" -just with my OCD ways, I could get it MORE ready. 

I feel so lucky at how many people have reached out to share their own pregnancy stories as well as offer up advice/reassurance on ours. Thank you all!!! It really is an amazing journey we all have been on/are on! 
and ESP thankful for all the visits that are keeping us sane in these weeks of waiting! 

Monday is a big day w/ an U/S to check growth and fluid levels, followed by an NST, followed by an OB appt...we just know that Monday is THE day. (just as we have said every day that it is THE day) sooooo....we will see!! 

I am praying that both girls are at least 6lbs! It would be freakin amazing if our lil ladies arrived at over 6lbs which means they most likely will be able to regulate their own body temps as well as be strong enough to master the suck/swallow/breathe to alleviate the need for any feeding tubes.

Keep the prayers coming that we can make it just a bit longer!!!