“Have a meatball and go into labor”

On asking for help

This experience has taught me that asking for help is not a sign of weakness. Asking for help is a necessity in order to keep things going when life throws its twists and turns. Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday and 34 weeks update

We made it to 34 weeks! I’m so thankful (and pleasantly surprised) that these babies are still safe and sound in my belly. I thought it might be fun to share a baby bump comparison from when I was 34 weeks pregnant with Cole versus 34 weeks pregnant with the twins. It’s pretty easy to match the picture with the pregnancy!

singleton vs twin pregnancy

Today I had a growth scan and a cervical check via ultra sound. My cervix has not started dilating and is actually still quite long. Basically, no changes from a couple of weeks ago. Still on bed rest orders, but only two more weeks to go! He said after that I can go run a marathon…quite a sense of humor Dr. Kaufman has considering I get winded just by opening up the recliner.

Update on Claire: She measures 4 pounds 3 ounces and is still head down. Her heart rate is perfect and always slightly lower than her brother’s. I can already tell that she is the calmer of the two! During the ultra sound the tech pointed out to us that she was practicing her breathing; it was so incredible to watch.

Update on Owen: He measures 4 pounds 6 ounces and flipped back around to breech position. Earlier in the week he was head down right next to his sister. This little boy is a mover and shaker and does not like to sit still! Sounds like another little boy of mine… 😉

And how am I doing? My mood is all over the place and I’m insanely uncomfortable. However, I’m nearing the finish line and I’m thankful to have the best prizes waiting for me at the end.

Cole’s First Day of Pre-K

My heart is going to burst out of my chest and I don’t know whether to laugh or cry. It feels like yesterday that I first laid eyes on my 5lb 5oz little boy for the first time and today was his first day of school. There have been major highs and some what-am-I-doing lows in my past 3 1/2 years as a stay at home mom and I wouldn’t change a moment of it.

newborn photo

 

We enrolled Cole in the three day, 8am – 2:30pm, pre-k program at a local private school. This is a big deal for us since Cole has been home with me since the day he was born! We’ve been talking to him about how fun school will be all summer long. He even practiced his introductions.

 

And this morning we put on his new uniform and took a few first day of school pictures.

First day pre-k family

He’s a social boy by nature, but I wasn’t sure how he would feel about being dropped off in a classroom with 15 other kids and two teachers that he’s never met. Also, I was experiencing some major mommy guilt since I’m on bed rest and couldn’t go with Greg to drop him off. However, the report that I got back was that Cole was cool as cucumber when Daddy had to leave. He was so excited to find his own name tag at the desk!

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Greg encouraged him to go play trains with the other kids in the classroom. He replied, “But Daddy those trains are broken…they don’t light up.” Then he looked around, saw a little boy playing with some cars on a toy ramp, walked over and asked, “Can I play cars with you?” Making friends already 🙂

Update! Cole just got home from school and told me he had so much fun. He told me that they played with shaving cream, had a snack, danced to the Frozen Let it Go song, and painted their hand prints! He’s excited to go back after the holiday weekend and he hopes they get to play on the playground 🙂

I am one proud mama!

My Bedrest Mantra – Keep Calm And Carry On

I was browsing Amazon last week and came across this fabulous maternity tee shirt. Even though it was outrageously overpriced I had to have it. Worth every penny. My bathroom breaks have turned into a motivational session with my reflection reminding me to Keep … Continue reading