Saturday, October 19, 2013

Our Favorite Things

We had our birthing class today! I don't know that we learned anything new, but it was nice to do this class together.  It was at the hospital I work at and of course we were the only same sex couple. This wasn't a problem as no one including some of the other moms seemed interested in being there. (It's football season and we live in a college town.) Everyone had their phones out checking scores.  We watched some gory videos and took a tour of the OR and labor and delivery rooms. It was a good experience. I am getting really excited about these boys coming and can't believe this part of the journey is almost over!! We have our 30 week appointment on Wednesday and I am praying that they are still head down.

We have gotten so many awesome buys/gifts  over the last few weeks that I thought I'd share some of our faves so far.  Consider this my favorite thing episode! And if I had the moola I would buy all of you one of each....

I  bought this ring sling and we are  psyched about baby wearing!

R practicing with our fur baby :)
This line of toys is awesome! We got this globe that plays 37 songs from different countries. 

We got these rockers as a gift and we are going to put these in the bedroom with us in the beginning. 

And last but not least, I got these ADORABLE closet organizers from purple possom on Etsy! If you look closely, you can see the monacles and mustaches on the whales-so classy ;)

Well, that's all for now! Keep those birthing stories coming! And wishing lots of baby dust to those in the TWW right now :)

Monday, October 14, 2013

Spinning babies

OMG! Here we come third trimester! We had our appointment last week and all is well with the womb. The boys are measuring 2lbs. 7 oz and 2 lbs. 9 oz. I've got 5lbs worth of baby going on! I can't believe it. They are moving and kicking up a storm in there. The last appointment I went to they were   both breech and I was pretty nervous about the thought of having a scheduled c-section.  I really want to try and labor for a bit even if it does end in a c-section.   I googled everything possible to get these guys to turn around and found this website. It is pretty amazing. I've been standing on my head (literally) a few times a week for a minute and this appointment they were both head down :) I felt pretty silly at the time but it worked, now they just need to stay that way. We go every 2 weeks now so we shall see. Some other things I'm tempted to try if they don't stay head down: moxa sticks, accupuncture, more headstands, and a chiropractic visit.  I also had the ob measure my tummy and I am measuring 34 weeks which is right on track for twins at 28 weeks.
Well that's all for now...feeling much better since the last post about coming into my own as a mom. Thanks for all the encouragement! We are rounding the corner and I am started to freak out  get excited!  SO happy to see everyone's birth stories popping up and can't wait for more!

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Head Scratcher

So if there is one thing I have learned over the past few weeks is that I may not be very maternal...yikes. I am having a hard time with this. I am super excited about these babies but I am not feeling very maternal yet. Is that weird? My wife is nesting like a mad woman while I just sit by and watch. I am not sure what is happening. Maybe I am tired? I've been working overtime trying to save up.  I still don't feel very prego. My wife keeps telling me that I look pregnant, but it wasn't until yesterday someone actually asked me if I was. I am 27 weeks and have gained 2 lbs.  I have to keep reminding myself there are two of them in there!  I was overweight to begin with and I know that has a lot to do with it, but it psychologically messes with me.  I don't have heartburn, or  any swelling or the usual complaints of a woman in her third trimester. It sounds strange but this makes me sad. I know that others would be grateful for this, but this is my one and only pregnancy and I just haven't felt very pregnant. I think I just had what my pregnancy would  be like idealized in my head and it is what I imagined.  It is unfathomable to me that we will go from just the two of us to a family of four in two months and I don't feel anything. What is wrong with me??? I can't figure out if I my pregnancy and parenting fears aren't allowing me to feel joy. I wanted this sooooo badly and I look around and see all this baby stuff and just cannot wrap my head around this. Has anyone else experienced this? If so, is this normal? Will it change? Is it hormones? We have a birthing class next week and maternity photos in November. I hope this will help jump start me. It just makes me sad that I even need to be revved up for such an awesome thing. I really hope I am just in a funk and this will pass. Trust me, I know I sound like big whining baby right now but I would love to hear your experiences or thoughts on this.

I'll leave you with some happy pics...

Pride 2013

Pride 2013