Sunday, November 25, 2012

20 Weeks Baby Bump Pic

Baby Size: The twins are the size bananas (in length) and has developed regular sleeping patterns.

Maternity clothes? Yes and also had to go buy bigger scrubs for work. Not quite professional when your belly hangs out the bottom of your scrub top!
Sleep: I've been getting a little uncomfortable and waking up quite a bit during the night. So sleep isn't as great as it once was. 
Miss Anything? Still missing a large McDonald's Coke. 
Movement: Still no major movements just the butterfly feelings. 
Food cravings: Not really. But I've been loving all the pumpkin pie around the house for Thanksgiving.
Anything making you queasy or sick: No 
Gender: Boy and girl!!!! Mason Dallas Rimini and Madeline Sophia Rimini
Symptoms: Still just the backaches and fatigue. 
Looking forward to: Feeling more movement from the babies, actually feeling kicks and not just tingles! 

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Sonogram Pics of the Twins

We had our 20 week anatomy scan with our doctor today. And yes it is still and boy and girl! Jason was sweating thinking they were going to see something different! 

Everything looked great according to our doctor. The ultrasound tech and the doctor kept saying "These are good size babies! Especially for twins!" They are both in the 54-57% percent tile for their size. They told me twins are usually much below this, so the doctor was very pleased and kept saying that whatever I'm doing I need to keep at it because I'm growing big strong babies. 

Although this is a huge relief for a worry-wart like me to hear, it's also a little frightening! My sisters and I all weighed 8 and a half pounds at birth, Jason weighed over 9 pounds, and Jason's brother was almost 11 pounds!!! I'm convinced we are going to have two 8 pound babies by the time they are born! Holy cow...freaks me out! That's a lot of baby to be carrying, but if it means they are strong and healthy and don't have to go in the NICU for any amount of time then I will deal with it!

 I am 20 weeks and measuring at 26 weeks in my belly. I guess that's what happens when you have two little ones in there! I told ya I just woke up 2 weeks ago and looked down and thought....where did this BUMP come from??? I told Jason he now has to get off my case and stop making me eat ALL THE TIME. However, I think after  Jason heard the doctor say to keep up whatever it is we've been doing, it has only encouraged him more. 

Madeline is the bigger baby at 13 ounces and Mason is 11 ounces. They are laying opposite directions (feet to head) in the womb. They are both in separate sacs but you could still see them kicking and hitting at each other. It was pretty funny. I see lots of timeouts in their future if they keep that up ;)

Mason cooperated really well for the pics and we got a great shot of his little face. 

Mason Dallas Rimini

Madeline was a bit more shy and kept burying her face away from the ultrasound wand. Her picture isn't as clear and had to be taken from further away due to her position so it's a little harder to see. 
Madeline Sophia Rimini

Granny bought the babies their first pair of Sperry's. How cute are they?

Jason is going to kill me for posting this but it was so sweet I had to. He leaves for work before I even roll out of bed in the morning and still takes the time to have breakfast made (most days) and pack me a lunch. He has done such a wonderful job of taking care of me, cooking every night, and making sure I don't do too much. And even though I give him a hard time for quizzing me on whether or not I ate enough, or had enough protein, or drank enough water, etc., etc., I really do appreciate the fact that I have such an involved and thoughtful husband. I love you Jason! I can't imagine going through all this without you by my side. 

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Baby Bump pics 17, 18, 19 weeks

I know, I know.....I'm behind. But good news is I'm here to catch up! So here are the 17, 18, 19 week baby bump pics and 19 week update.

Baby Size: The twins are the size of grapefruits  
Total weight gain: 19 pounds
Maternity clothes? I hate to say this, but yes. It was like 17 weeks hit, I woke up and BOOM.....hello big belly. This weekend Jason and I went to St. Louis for a day of shopping and I bought a bunch of maternity shirts and a pair of maternity jeans. I can still squeeze into my old jeans with a VERY stretched out hair tie, but when I tried on the maternity jeans it was like the heavens opened and I heard angels sing. Ok so that's a bit dramatic, but they were soooo much more comfortable that I totally got over the fact they were maternity jeans. I don't really know why I have been so against maternity clothes. I have wanted to be pregnant for so long you think I'd be all about them. But it was just really hard for me to open up to the idea that all the cute clothes in my closet will not be worn for a very long time. Oh well at least I still have my boots. 
Sleep: I've been getting a little uncomfortable and waking up quite a bit during the night. So sleep isn't as great as it once was. 
Miss Anything? Yes! Getting through a whole day without feeling like I've been hit by a truck!
Movement: Prickly pins and needles feelings in my belly! Sometimes feels like butterflies. 
Food cravings: I've been drinking a lot of milk lately. Jason asked me the other day if I was training for a gallon challenge! Ha! Which is weird because I've never been a big milk drinker....unless of course there is a big plate of cookies to go with it. Cookies are my weakness. 
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope. 
Gender: Boy and girl!!!! Mason Dallas Rimini and Madeline Sophia Rimini
Symptoms: Along with waking up with a belly out of nowhere when I hit week 17... I also woke up feeling very pregnant. I had been feeling so great up until this point. I made it through the 1st trimester without one day nausea and, besides the fatigue, sometimes I even forgot I was pregnant I felt so great. But it has all caught up to me now. If I have a long day at work or did a little too much that day my entire body starts to hurt. My hands and feet are starting to swell a little and I am having the worst backaches! 
Mood: I never know how to answer this one. Ok, I guess? Just tired! Maybe I should ask Jason for his opinion on this one!
Looking forward to: We have the 20 week ultrasound on Tuesday. My mom is going along with Jason and I so we are all excited to get a good long look at these sweet little babies. 

Lots of shopping has been happening now that we know the genders. How cute are these little hats we bought at a local children's boutique called Trendy Kids. 

The hat and socks we also got at Trendy Kids and the onsie is from Megan and Nigel. 

Their closet is starting to fill up already! You would think they were coming in a few weeks with how full it's getting! 

Monday, November 5, 2012

Our Gender Reveal Party for the Twins

On Sunday we had the gender reveal party for the twins. We were so excited to do this. We had a sonogram on Wednesday and had to wait until Sunday for the party! Talk about anxious! 

We were so set on not knowing anything until the party we even wore headphones during the sonogram so we wouldn't accidentally overhear the two sonographers discussing what they saw! The next day I took the sealed envelope to the bakery and had them make two cakes with either pink or blue  inside each one. And on Sunday we cut them open in front of all our family and friends!

So here is the video! I got so excited I forgot to hold my piece of cake up and tell everyone what I saw! 

It's a boy and a girl! WE COULD NOT BE MORE EXCITED! 

Madeline Sophia Rimini and Mason Dallas Rimini

I was so convinced we were having two boys! I just had this feeling all along that it was boys. I really wanted a girl so badly! But I had convinced myself I would be a boy mom! Which is fine....but I can't lie! I really wanted a girl! So when we cut the cake in the video I saw mine was a boy and immediately looked over at Jason's cake! I could not be more thrilled! A boy and a girl seems perfect for our family! Jason's family is all boys and my family is ALL girls. So this is perfect! 

Here are a few pics from the big day!

The group who thought BOY/GIRL

The group who thought GIRL/GIRL

The group who thought BOY/BOY

My mom, sister, and stepdad even had shirts made!

It was such an exciting day! Thank you to all who came and a very special thanks to my friend Vanessa who was the only one who knew the genders and kept it a secret until the party! Love you Ness!