Sunday, July 25, 2010

24 weeks 5 days

Tracy: I've gained 39 lbs as of 24 weeks. My waist measures 40 inches now.  I feel fine, except my feet are swollen like big sausages and I'm starting to feel more pressure in my back and my belly. Keira and Naomi move a lot, so much that my belly gets contorted to all different shapes!! Rick can see and feel their bodies now. Its supercool.

My OB has also given me notice to stop work starting 28 weeks, well really at 26 weeks... but I asked to extend it by two weeks by working part - time only. I think I can do it.

I already noticed for the last few months that stress doesn't affect me nearly as much as it used too and I think its because I'm pregnant. I really like it..I wonder if its related to the hormones or eating all the time so my sugar levels are always good :)

On the other hand, I've also noticed that I'm rarely taking naps after work..and I wonder if thats healthy. Rest is super important at this stage and I guess I should at least lie down and relax every so often...I want to keep these babies in my belly as long as I can!!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

3D ultrasound at 23 weeks 4 days

Rick and Tracy: At 23 weeks 4 days we got to see Keira and Naomi in 3D! It was really cool seeing their faces!!
Prior to going to the ultrasound we were worried that maybe we were going too early. We heard that if you wait until around 27 weeks, the facial feature will be more developed and you will get better results from the 3D ultrasound. Nevertheless, we went ahead with our original scheduled date, and we're glad we did. Turns out it's pretty crammed in that belly and it's only going to get more crammed as we move closer to the delivery date.
At 23 weeks 4 days there were legs and arms everywhere, sometimes making it difficult to get a clear picture of our babies faces. But, lucky for us, we did get some good views of their tiny faces. We also witnessed a little bit of pushing and shoving in the womb, trying to get Naomi's butt out of Keira's face. Anyway, here are some of the videos taken.