Tuesday, October 21, 2008

baby update
well, another prayer has been answered. we have made it to 36 weeks (the deadline considered to be full-term for twins). if the babies come now, they will not be classified as premature...phew. what a relief. last monday, we had another growth estimate done at our ultrasound & baby girl was estimated to be 5 1/2 lbs and baby boy was pushing close to 6 lbs. they should continue to gain 1/2 lb a week each from here out...so my guess is that now they are both 6 lbs +. i am now measuring an incredible 48 inches around my waist...yes, that is 4 feet! :) wow. no wonder my skin is itching like crazy and none of my pants fit. i have been having some great warm up contractions for the past week or more. on sunday, they were coming every 10 minutes for over 7 hours. i started to think we might be dealing with real labor, but i took a bath & everything came to a screeching halt. oh well, it's probably better anyway because my midwife & monitrice were both out of town this weekend for a midwifery conference. now that everyone is back in town & zoe is comfortable staying alone with aunt gretchen, we are all anxious to get this party started!!! hopefully our healthy, happy babies will be arriving shortly. we'll be sure to let you all know when that moment comes! in the meantime, thanks again for your love, prayers, & support!

9 comments:

Johnson Family said...

Katie that is so exciting. Soon you will have two little bundles of joy, and zoe will seem so big. Congratulations I am very excited or you all.

Also your post about your grandpa was so sweet. I have a grandma that I felt the same way about. She also passed away two years ago. Every day I think of her. So thanks for that wonderful post!

brenda said...

Wow, that is fantastic! I love hearing your good news! I watch for your new posts on my blog! I can't wait to hear all about the twins arrival! Congratualtions...your twins are big, that is certainly something to cheer about!

Brent and I was both around six pounds, three ounces! I don't know how my Mother did it, and I don't know you do it! That's some serious stretching of the skin! OUCH! You're amazing women!

The Chappell's said...

Wow! What an exciting time for our family! How great that Gretchen is able to be out there with you. We will be waiting on pins and needles to get the call. We will keep thinking of you and those precious babies. Give Zoe a hug for us.

Christina said...

Hooray! I am so excited for you! I know that you were really worried about making it to 36 weeks, so that must take a lot off your mind! Can't wait to meet your beautiful new babies!!!!

Brad and Candace Hill said...

Wow, you are amazing!
We are so excited that your babies are at such good weights for twins. That is really awesome.

life is good said...

Katie you are great. That has got to be uncomfortable. Good Luck to you with the delivery. May the force be with you:)

Terri said...

Good Luck with your babies. That is so exciting. I hope all goes well for you. Gretch is the cutest ever. That's great is can spend time with you and your darling family. Hope all is well.

The Batts said...

Well, Katie Sue, I just heard that you are at the hospital in official labor! I am so excited for you guys! We are thinking of you and hope that you know that you are in our thoughts and prayers today. Gretchen will hopefully keep us posted! Good luck and CONGRATULATIONS!

Danny, Jen, Kadee and Kambrie said...

This is awesome! I love that you posted this yesterday and today you are in the hospital about to give birth to those amazing babies... what a blessing. I am so excited for you guys and I can't wait to meet them! Good luck! You are in our prayers!