Thursday, December 23, 2010

25 weeks!

Well, it's been awhile since the last post, but everything is going great! Since a pregnancy with multiples is more risky, it's good to have small milestones along the way. 24 weeks was our most recent milestone. That's when the babies are considered "viable". And the fact that I'm almost 26 weeks and not on bed-rest is a small milestone in itself! I really have felt good. I'm fortunate to have had such a smooth pregnancy thus far! We just pray that it continues.

The babies are around 2 pounds each now and very active! Harper still seems to be more of a busy-body (wonder where she gets that from??) but Owen is definitely growing and moving as well. He is a little lower (meaning lots of pressure on the bladder) and Harper is higher up (making it difficult to breathe at times).  But they are growing at the rate of a single baby, so everything is right on track! :)

 Update on mom:
A few weeks ago the doctor was a little worried because my cervix was starting to become thinner (which is fairly common due to the weight and pressure of an extra baby), however we started weekly progesterone injections and since then my cervix has not gotten any shorter or thinner - Good news! The belly is definitely growing by leaps and bounds. We can tell a difference each week! I'm pretty uncomfortable most days, and the feet are VERY swollen and sore at the end of the day. I now know the definition of 'cankles'! Uggghhhh:( But if that's my biggest complaint - I'm doing ok! 

We start weekly doctor visits next week, and our childbirth classes in January. If we can make it 10 more weeks (March 6th is the goal date) that will be 36 weeks! We'll keep everyone updated on the progress. Please continue to pray for the babies and for us!

We love you all! MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!

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