Tuesday, September 13, 2011

31 Weeks

I'm 31 weeks pregnant with Ainsley and Benson!

I keep having "Oh Crap!" moments where it suddenly dawns on me that we are having TWO babies! In a few weeks! It was such a long journey to get to this point that I really still have a hard time grasping it. I mean, we are getting everything ready, we are preparing, but I just can't picture it.

So a lot of people ask me my due date which is November 15th. It is VERY unlikely we will make it to that date. My personal goal is to get to 37 weeks. When we found out we were having twins the first thing I wanted to was to be able to bring them home from the hospital with us. This seems like a no-brainer with one baby (most of the time) but with twins it isn't always the case. I feel like if we can make it to 36 or 37 weeks we will have good size, healthy babies that will get to come home and never have to see the inside of a NICU. Fingers crossed!

The Bump says the babies are between 15.2 and 16.7 inches long and weigh 2.5 to 3.8 pounds. It says "He's getting so big, he's probably crowding your lungs." HA! You should see me try to counsel patients at work - I'm practically gasping for air. I'm sure people think I'm a total lunatic. Whatevs.

It also says this week, "Can you believe all five of baby’s senses are fully developed? He also keeps getting smarter. That’s probably good to know, since you might actually feel a little dumb. You’re not! It’s just that many moms-to-be find themselves acting absentmindedly during the third trimester." Yesterday I went to Target to look for two things - a storage container for diapers and wipes and a small table to put by the rocking chair. I left with a cardigan. Not because I couldn't find what I was looking for but because I couldn't remember what I went there for. Seriously.

Also yesterday I got my massage! Jeremy had given me a gift card for a massage several weeks ago and I just used it yesterday. It was quite nice! I was actually really nervous at first because I'd never had a massage before but it was SO relaxing. I would definitely recommend it. I went to Massage Heights here in Ankeny. I'd also like to say that they were hopping! It was crazy busy for 1pm on a Monday I thought. Am I the last person to know how great massages are?

I got these in the mail yesterday!

These are the twins' baby books! I ordered them off Etsy. Go figure.

The pages inside are really cute and modern.

I have two showers this weekend - one with Jeremy's family and one with mine. I'm very excited to see everyone!

I hope everyone is having a great week!


  1. Ooooo... I love the baby books! Super cute!!! I get so excited for your posts!!!

  2. Here's the thing, your brainfart moments will end within a measurable amount of time. Wait till you hit peri-menopause, it is just as bad and there is no for-seeable end to it!

  3. oh ya, and I love the new look

  4. I just happened across your blog this evening! My husband and I had twins, Jay and Eva, on May 9th (seven weeks early)! They are happy and healthy four month olds now! Congratulations and best wishes for the remainder of your pregnancy, birth, and babies! It is an absolutely amazing journey :)

  5. Just found your blog and love it! I wish I had documented my pregnancy with my Benjamin and Emma so thoroughly! Our Twinkies are 22 months old now and are so crazy and fun and cute but I miss my little babies!

    Good luck with the rest of your pregnancy! I am excitedly following along!