Friday, September 26, 2008

Greetings from the MOTHERSHIP!

Another Week Bites the DUST!
We have made it to 32 weeks, and Monday will mark 33! Yipee!!! As you can see...we are all growing, growing, growing. A week ago at our ultrasound our baby girl weighed in at 3.5 lbs & baby boy was close to 4 lbs! They are expected to gain about .5 lb/week from now on, so I am really excited about that. On average, at this stage of development, babies measure 16 inches long. Okay people, that's over 7.5 lbs and 32 inches of baby wrapped up in this belly! Amazing. I have surpassed the waist & weight measurements I recorded at the time of Zoe's birth...you could say I pretty much look overdue! :) Wesley's nickname for me is the "mothership" and he calls Zbug my little "droid."
This week I started my non-stress tests on Mondays & Thursdays. Both days the babies perfomed well & their heart rates were considered to be healthy. I also met with my OB & was able to ask her a million ?s about the possibilities during birth/delivery of these little ones. I will continue to have non-stress tests twice a week, doppler ultrasounds every other week, growth ultrasounds once a month, and OB/midwife appts. every two weeks. I can't wait for Gretchen to come in 2 weeks to help out with Zoe during all of those office visits!
What a crazy journey this has been, and as it winds down I try to remind myself each day of the miracle I am living. I never want to take for granted this awesome experience!

7 comments:

The Batts said...

Katie Sue - You are awesome! I am amazed with your absolutely positive attitude. You would make your mom so proud! I am glad that those babies are growing so fast and that all is well with them and you. As for your last post - I think that the only thing you forgot to buy was two more sets of hands! :) Good luck over the next few weeks! You & your family are in our thoughts & prayers!

BattFam said...

Hi Katie, Well I hope you don't mind me looking at your blog. Your little girl is so cute. I can't even imagine having twins right now but you have the best attitude. You look great too. I am pretty sure I was bigger than that with one child! I will took at your blog often so I can see your cute little family develop.

Desiree batt

Jill said...

Katie,
I am so excited for you!! I think that childbirth is one of the most thrilling and amazing things women can experience. I am thinking about your growing family and wishing you the very best!!
Jill

johnsonfamily said...

Oh, how I remember that big, tight, itchy belly. Seriously, did you even think your skin could strech that much? And I'm sad to say it's just never quite the same. You look so great!! Everyday you get closer and closer to big healthy babies. Good luck, I think about you all the time.
Amy

P.S. I couldn't live without my double stroller and my baby bijorn(sp?). I put one baby on my chest and one in the stroller with my toddler and off we went. I walked the mall for exercise and a break from the house once it got too cold outside.

Chris and Michelle said...

KT - you look beautiful! Everything sounds so great. What a great mom you are.

brenda said...

Congratulations on 33 weeks! That is fantastic! You're "Pearls of Great Price" will soon be here! I am so excited for your cute family!

The Lances... said...

I can't believe your having twins, how exciting!! To make it this far is amazing, I know how it feels to cross the weeks off excited that you've made it that far. Your even farther now (I had to go back and look at your past posting :)); congrats on the accomplishment - it's amazing to me. Just think...you have gone further then I have only carrying ONE, I'm amazed!! You and your body are doing a fantastic job.