Tuesday, March 25, 2014


Yes!!!  Yay!  Yippee!!!  I can't express to you how excited I am that I've made it to 24 weeks!  As a normal pregnant women.  Up walking around.  Not confined to my side in a bed.  Free to roam around!

This past Saturday, I made it to the 24 weeks mark!  By this time today I was admitted onto bed rest at United Hosptial.  I would be a week into it already.  I'm thrilled and relived that so far we aren't feeling those same emotions we felt at this point in the twins' pregnancy.  

Last Friday, I had my last cervix ultrasound with our high risk doctors.  Thankfully we received amazing news that all is going well and my cervix is remaining nice and long at 4 cm.  Praise God for listening to our prayers and answering!

I know we still have 4 more months to go until our baby's July due date a lot could still change, but for right now we are celebrating these mini-milestones along the way.  Baby steps, taking it week by week.  And remembering to take it easy and drink lots of water to control the contractions I do have during the day.

This past week I also had my regular every 4 week check-up with our regular Obgyn.  I got to listen to little Baby Willms' heartbeat again.  Always a wonderful sound!  He/she's heart was beating at 140 bpm.  

I think the twins are starting to understand Mama has a baby in her tummy.  To help not put pressure on my cervix I am not suppose to lift the kids much (which is very hard to do!!).  We are constantly telling them, "Mama can't lift you because of the baby in my tummy."  The other day I over heard Kate tell Matthew, in a very motherly voice, "No, Matthew.  Mama can't give you a piggy back ride.  She has a baby in her tummy."

Matthew also asked while I was getting ready in the morning if the baby could come out and play. :)

I was asking Kate what we should name the baby.  I was going through several different name ideas and each name she would say, "No, not that name."  So I asked if she had any better names and she replied back, "Hmmm, Baby 24."  Lol!  That's a good name if I were having a litter of children! 

Do you like my little photo bomber in the background. :)

Wednesday, March 12, 2014


It is evenings like these that bring pure joy to my heart!

Practicing for their Daddy/Daughter dance....with a little boy tip toeing dancing around. :)

Sunday, March 9, 2014

22 Weeks!

This past Saturday, March 8th, marked my 22nd week!  Yay!

I am happy to report as of Friday, when I had my cervix ultrasound check-up, I don't have any cervical change!  Praise God!  My cervix was measuring at 4 to 4.1 cm long and is still closed (hasn't started to dilate).   This was such a relief to have confirmed as I had been feeling a bit more contractions or uterus irritability the previous weekend of the twins' birthday party.  I think I might have over did it a bit preparing and celebrating with our family instead of trying to take it easy and get off of my feet.  

He thinks it's pretty funny to cover his face.

Every Wednesday a home health care nurse comes to my house to administer my progesterone shot into my butt muscle.  (Progesterone oil helps to calm my uterus)  So far I have had 3 shots and I can tell a difference in how active my uterus is since starting these weekly.  It definitely has helped calm and decrease the amount of tightening/contraction feelings.  I'm so glad we decided to start these!  Money well spent!

I am starting to notice I get worn out and out of breath easily just doing day to day activities.  I feel exhausted from just getting ready in the morning. :)

I'm still craving a lot of the same foods: Noodles & Company, Whoppers from Burger King, Cheerios, peanut butter and jelly toast, bagels, veggies dipped in hummus or ranch, orange Hi-C drink, Mexican food, grilled cheese and tomato soup.

The twins are starting to understand a bit more that Mama has a baby in her tummy.  We like to ask Kate and Matthew if they think Mama is having a baby sister or baby brother.  Kate usually says baby sister and Matthew a baby brother.  But their predictions can change daily.  :)

Look who actually decided to be in one of my pictures!  She had just gotten up from her afternoon nap so maybe she was still a bit groggy and didn't fully realize she was posing with me. ;)

Baby Willms is still very active!  His or her movements are starting to get stronger making it easier for Kevin to feel baby move.  Baby W. is still most active in the evening moving around for longer periods of time.  I love these movements and are always good reassurance baby is doing well!

Happy 22 weeks Baby Willms!