Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Our 20 week ultrasound

So, I've hit 20 weeks! I can't believe how time has flown! Typically, this would be the halfway mark for me but since I'm having twins, I will only go to 36 weeks so I'm more than halfway through. My OB is hoping I make it to June 15 (the day before my birthday - how appropriate)!

We decided to have this ultrasound done in Oakville because they were able to videotape it for us! The entire ultrasound took 90 minutes to complete and it was terribly uncomfortable for me as I can no longer lie on my back but it was well worth the wait.

Our Russell Sprouts were extremely active during the ultrasound. They were kicking their legs and waving into the camera - it was adorable! They definitely take after their mummy-to-be! :)About 30 minutes in, the technican started laughing. I asked her what was so funny and she told me that they were spooning each other! That's right, for the remainder of the ultrasound, they spooned one another lovingly - that is until Baby A turned to Baby B with a wee punch! I'm sure it was with love, but it's clear that we're going to have our hands full! On the right is a side-by-side shot of our babies heads as they spooned!

They're a little under one pound each now, which is spot on for 20 weeks! Baby A is still a wee bit smaller than Baby B (but that is completely normal) and they're both head down!

Here are two more photos from our ultrasound. The one on the left is Baby A looking into the camera. The one on the right is Baby B (a great profile shot)!

Monday, February 11, 2008

Pregnant and loving it!

At 17 weeks, Wesley and I decided it was time to start spending money! We purchased two gorgeous Emma style matching cribs (in java) from Lil Angels and the Rolls Royce of twin strollers, the Twin Valco Baby. So far, we've been really lucky with our purchases and it really feels like things are starting to come together! Wes has been having a lot of fun getting acquainted with his new "wheels" ... almost a little too much fun. This pic says it all!

We also spent some time this week with our friends, Mark & Ceilidh. They had a baby girl named Anelieke Alice last November (she was born premature). My has she ever grown! She was born 3 pounds 8 ounce. Now, she's 12 pounds! I am so in love with her and I think she really took a liking to me and my ... uhh ... pillows! :)

Speaking of cute babies, Carlissa and Chris welcomed their baby boy, Callan Lee, to the world on December 31st! He is absolutely adorable and I think he's in love with me too! I'm just saying ...

2008 is definitely the year of the baby!

I'm feeling a little sad because I haven't had an ultrasound in a while. I wonder how my babies are doing. It's too early to feel them kick but I've been feeling flutters, which is unlike anything I could ever describe! I saw my OB at 18 weeks and heard their little heartbeats again! They're doing so well so I'm happy and looking forward to my 20 week ultrasound!

Yesterday, at 19 weeks, my parents came out to visit and we had a blast! Please note, Wesley captured a very rare photo, as shown below. My dad isn't just smiling in the photo ... he's actually laughing! He was so afraid to touch my belly .... it was just too cute for words! I love my parents! They are so excited to welcome their grandchildren into the world! What a special time for us all!