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I haven't really posted a ton here (or anywhere, for that matter..) about pregnancy and how things are going. I never want to whine and bitch about aches and pains and make it seem as if I am ungrateful or less-than-thrilled to be pregnant, because I've been on the other side and I know how shitty it is to read those things when you'd give anything to be in that position.

And I also never want to make anyone panic over something that isn't worth panicking over.

With that said, everything is going AMAZINGLY WELL. I go in for ultrasounds at minimum every 2 weeks, where they have been doing measurements, mostly to confirm fluid levels and looking at bladders and heartbeats, but all have been just fine.

At about 13 weeks, we had a little "scare" when they were measuring the babies and "A" was measuring a week behind baby "B". The ridiculous part of this is that they had always measured a few days apart, A was curled up, and B was sprawled out. Think that might affect things, ultrasound lady? Derp. They came in going on and on about Twin To Twin Transfusion (nothing we hadn't heard before) and that I needed to come in a in a week for a re-measurement to confirm if there was/wasn't a problem. I wasn't concerned (and the doctor seemed mind boggled by this when I had zero reaction to the news) because of the above reasons and knowing I was seeing Nichole (ultrasound tech extraordinaire!) the next day.

The next day, Nichole did her scan and they were in fact only a few days apart (as they had been all along), and confirmed to be both girls. HOORAY!!

At about 16 weeks (2-3 weeks ago?) I woke up to some pretty nasty pelvic pain, called the nurses line, and was advised to come into triage to be checked out. The doctor confirmed it was nothing but normal pregnancy "round ligament pain" and that I could go home, take a warm bath, pop some tylenol, and there wasn't much else you could do about it. Totally worth the 2.5 hour wait, thanks dudes! ;P The biggest concern for me was that babies were okay though, not necessarily "fix the pain". As much of an annoyance as the pain is, I can handle a little discomfort for babies.

We took awhile, but babies got NAMED! We had separate "lists" (mine was actually a list, Kyle's was kinda just in his head) and went with the names that overlapped, and the middle names are our mom's middle names. I'm not sure which is which yet or how we'll determine that, but they are Alyssa Jean and Kaylee Rae! The easiest way is just to give "A" the name Alyssa, but.. we'll see. :)

So... that's where we are today. Still experiencing some crummy pelvic pain, which I'm 100% certain is both round ligament pain AND pubic symphysis diastasis, but.. it's manageable. I'm seeing my chiropractor (lol my boss) regularly to be sure to keep my hips in alignment to help with it, but not a whole lot else that can be done about it anyways. I'm hoping to get a massage (trade!) set up sometime in the next week to relieve it a bit too.

Next week (20 weeks!!?!) is the official anatomy scan, where we'll be told for realsies by Tricare that the babies are girls (because they haven't told us anything yet, lol). While I'm there (or, at the next OB appointment the next week?) I have to harass them to let us schedule our prenatal classes early and get them all taken care of in March while Kyle is on leave, because after March his schedule will be up in the air and change for certain.

During the month of March, we will get to work on nursery stuff (painting! arranging! putting the clothes and stuff away!) which is super exciting and fun, or at least, it is for me who will be sitting there saying what to do because I can't lift or move anything. ;)

I found a venue for the baby shower (because lets be honest, my mom and planning don't go well together) - there is a parks & rec building in Auburn that is only $30/hr and is at a park, and I'm hoping to get that planned for the last weekend of April. Anytime after that especially, we're at a higher risk of potential bed rest and then early labor... so.. I'd rather get it done a little early. ;) It is more centrally located than trying to do it in Bremerton, but I know it isn't in Seattle.. so... sorry. :P

But ZOMG you guys, BABIES ARE COMING! Hopefully not until June.. but.. it's flying by.

And required baby picture:

Date: 2013-02-22 03:05 pm (UTC)
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Wow! It's going by SO FAST!!!!

Date: 2013-02-22 05:07 pm (UTC)
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I love that everything is coming along so well! ! (and that you have pink on the background of the ultrasound pictures..nice touch!)
I had that pain with Kyle, because it was my first. I think it's like your hips widening or something. It's definitely the kind of thing that you can't ignore because it's just so....THERE. I don't remember it with a pregnancy after that.

Keith always measured a few days bigger than Kevin and in fact was born 1 1/2 lbs BIGGER and Kevin seems to always been emotionally and physically about a year behind. Mentally, though..that kid is beyond any of them. Of course, we didn't have the threat of twin-to-twin transfusion since they aren't identical, it just always fascinated me that they grew in there at the same time and yet can be so different.

Keep moving along, girl. You are doing AMAZING!

Date: 2013-02-22 05:18 pm (UTC)
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I am so excited to start knitting for them!!! I've got the yarn picked out for their blankies, and I'm going to attempt (for the first time ever) little sweater & hat sets!

Date: 2013-02-22 09:31 pm (UTC)
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This is so exciting!

Date: 2013-02-23 03:12 am (UTC)
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:D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

All the smileeeeeys!!

Date: 2013-02-24 12:57 am (UTC)
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I'm glad everything is going so well. I have a friend that just started her hospital stay at evergreen because her identical girls are sharing the same sac so I'm glad your girls are don't have that. If you want me to connect you two on fb I will, her c section is scheduled in early April at 32 weeks. Another friend had her boys at 35 weeks naturally so its really a crap shoot and I will think good thoughts for all of you.

And complain away about aches and pain. Its totally ok and wouldny come off as ungrateful. I'd give my li up for either one of my kids but if I couldn't vent about them then I'd explode. You're in for a great journey but let yourself vent, its really healthy. Especially when you aren't getting any sleep. Its how you keep the humor.

I found a cute navy and green sun dress combo by carters that coordinates and thought of you. You should post about how you want to dress them. The dresses were 12- 18 month size so ready for next summer but I tend to not buy small outfits because so many people give you.those sizes. My friends 35 weekers were 5-6 lbers and now at 2 months they are growing out of newborn size so IDK. I guess its a Singleton thing. I also have girls clothing in great condition if you want any hand me downs. Everyone has had boys since Zachary so its nice to have girls on the way!

End rambling, happy Saturday!

Date: 2013-02-24 04:05 am (UTC)
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I know what you mean about complaining. I felt the same way because of everyone in our group. It's hard because being pregnant isn't easy and there's a lot to complain about haha.
I'm glad things are going so well for you. I'm going to try my best to make it to your baby shower.
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