Rubes and Coco

The twins are almost 4 months old. Wow, has it been a crazy roller coaster since the day they were born. I think we’ve finally gotten to the point where we’ve established a good schedule, and for the most part I feel capable to handle everything. The older they get the better it gets. They eat better, they sleep better, they’re more interactive, etc.

This past week Ruby and Cora have started to notice each other. We were getting the girls dressed in cow costumes to go to Chick Fil E for cow appreciation day, and all of a sudden they both locked eyes and started smiling and cooing at each other. It melted my mama heart! Never before had they made eye contact or reacted to each other! I can’t wait until they can play together. 

Cora and Ruby like: The sound you make when you roll your tongue The sit-me-up Being outside Riding in the car The baby carrier Talking face to face
Ruby and Cora dislike: Baths Tummy time (they hate it) When you’re 10 seconds late for feeding them  Being put to bed Getting …

33 weeks

How far along? 33 weeks, babies are the size of pineapples

Total weight gain/loss: 37 lbs

Stretch marks? Nope

Sleep? also a big nope

Best moment this week: This week we took a breastfeeding class from the hospital. I definitely hope to breastfeed both babies, and I felt pretty reassured in the class that it is totally possible. Of course I understand that every woman is different, so I'm not going to be upset if it doesn't work out just the way I want it to.

Food cravings: Our friends (who are also pregnant) hosted us for a pregnancy craving dinner. It was a fabulous idea. We had reuben sandwiches, greek quinoa salad, lemonade, and guava cheesecake. 

Movement: tons, as usual. 

Belly Button in or out? out

Wedding rings on or off? Off

Happy or Moody most of the time: I'm generally feeling pretty happy that things have gone well, and I occasionally have a weird teary moment that I know is totally hormonal.

Exercise: I walk the dog, and really it's been plenty of exercise  

Any other…

32 weeks

How far along? 32 weeks. Babies are getting pretty big. A weighed in at 4 lb 8 oz and B is at 4 lb 2 oz.

Total weight gain/loss: Not sure, but it feels like a ton.

Stretch marks? No

Sleep? I'm not sleeping well anymore. Gone are the days of a decent nights rest.

Best moment this week: This past Monday we went to a baby care class at the hospital. It was recommended by my doctor. They covered all of the basics, like bathing, swaddling, signs of illness, etc. Nothing earth shattering, but it was still nice to get a review and it was fun taking a class together. Clayton was asked to demonstrate how to swaddle a baby, and he very proudly went to the front of the room and showed the whole class while providing comical commentary. He's such a cutie.

Then on Tuesday we went back to the hospital for a tour. Because I'm having twins we will be delivering in the OR, even if it's not a C Section. I'm kind of jealous. The other delivery rooms looked nice. You can dim the lights, pu…

31 weeks

I decided that I really don't like taking selfies, my faces are too weird.
How far along? 31 weeks, babies are the size of coconuts. My next ultrasound is on Tuesday so I'll have more legitimate measurements then. I also am going to start having weekly stress tests done and even more frequent doctors visits. They sure do keep an eye on high risk pregnancies! I feel like I'm always at doctors appointments and always getting some kind of test done.

Total weight gain/loss: 32 lbs. That's pretty dang good for twins, if I do say so myself! I'm feeling it though, carrying around all that weight in the front is doing a number on my back and hips. As far as size goes, it's actually not as bad as I thought it would be at this point- counting my blessings!

Stretch marks? Not yet.

Sleep? I'm sooo drowsy all day and I sleep like a baby at night (minus the 2-4 bathroom trips)

Best moment this week: We've gotten half of the nursery set up! I'll post a couple pictures…

30 weeks

How far along? 30 weeks, babies are the size of cabbages. My friend who is 36 weeks with a singleton is the same size as me. Awesome.

Total weight gain/loss: 28ish lbs? I actually haven't checked recently, but if I've maintained a 2 lb increase every week then that should be about right. 

Stretch marks? Nope. Though, I've heard from a lot of twin moms that thought they were in the clear and then got tons of stretch marks at 35-37 weeks. But, who cares? Right?

Sleep: I'm so tired lately that I have no issues falling asleep anymore. I'm tired enough to go to bed by 5 when Clayton gets home, but I try to wait until 10 to maintain a normal schedule. 

Best moment this week: Baby showers! I went to Utah to see my family and they threw me a lovely baby shower, and then when I got home my friends in Ohio also planned one. We were spoiled rotten with baby clothes, these girls are going to be the best dressed little ladies. 

Food cravings: water. I'm so thirsty all the time e…

28 weeks

How far along? 28 weeks, babies are the size of eggplants. At the ultrasound this week baby a was measuring 2 lb. 11 oz, and baby b was 2 lb. 8 oz. Which means that these bebes are huge! The average 28 week old fetus is 2 lbs.

Total weight gain/loss: 24 lbs. The belly just keeps getting bigger and bigger.

Stretch marks? No

Sleep: I am up multiple times every night either because I have to go to the bathroom or because I'm hungry. Clayton will find me downstairs making breakfast at 5 am. And once I'm up and eating breakfast there is no going back to sleep. I have found that if I eat something with a lot of protein, like eggs or peanut butter, right before going to bed then I can avoid the early morning hunger pains.

Best moment this week: 28 weeks means we are in the 3rd trimester! If the babies came now they would most likely survive and be just fine after a lot of NICU time. Not that we want them to come now. We want them to wait 2 more months. I heard somewhere that they gain ab…

26 weeks

How far along? 26 weeks, babies are the size of scallions? Whatever that means.

Total weight gain/loss: 20 lbs. Only 17 to go to hit the goal at the the end.

Stretch marks? No

Sleep: I wake up every morning at 4 and lay awake until 6. I don't know why, maybe my body is trying to prepare for being up periodically at night. 

Best moment this week: The babies have started to get hiccups. I didn't know even know they could do that yet!

Food cravings: I'm always in the mood for smoothies and pizza.

Anything making you queasy or sick: I just avoid all the things that have made me feel queasy in the past

Gender: Fraternal girls

Belly Button in or out? still half way out

Wedding rings on or off? On

Happy or Moody most of the time: I had a really strange experience just today. I felt like I was on the verge of tears for no reason most of the morning. If you know me you know that I never cry, it's just not how I cope. As I was getting ready for the gym to go swimming I couldn't find a…