Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Side by Side pregnancies

So, today is kind of a big day for me....I am 33 weeks and 5 days along in my pregnancy. This is the exact day in pregnancy that I delivered the twins. Every day after this will be a new experience for me. In some ways, it feels like it's a first pregnancy & I'm nervous for the contractions & delivery. It's interesting to compare the two pregnancies and see similarities & differences. Here's a little recap of the twins and a comparison of pregnancies.

TWINS: born at 33wks & 5days. Delivered by C-section.

Arlo weighed 4lb 10oz. Josiah weighed 4lb 9oz.
They are fraternal twins, so each boy had a separate placenta.
Each boy stayed in the NICU for 24 days.

With the twins I gained a total of 26lbs; and I had lost 19lbs by the time I left the hospital (in 4 days).
With THIS pregnancy I have gained the EXACT amount of weight. Don't forget that I still have 6 more weeks PLUS there's only 1 baby, instead of 2. (Which means my legs & butt are catching the extra weight this time, aaahhh!!)  I'm hoping (in vain) that I'll lose a whole bunch of weight in the hospital again!!

With THIS pregnancy, I feel like the baby has stronger movements than the twins did. I'm thinking that the twins just didn't have enough room in my belly for back-flips & cart-wheels. THIS baby is certainly taking advantage of the added space - and I'm a little nervous for when he gets bigger & stronger in my belly - I may have a cracked rib!

Left: 33wks with twins, 2009.          Right: 33wks with 1 baby, 2012

Every day I think about how this baby is developing & I imagine what he looks like & the size of his body right now & my love for him & his personality, etc, etc... So, last night I pulled out some old photos of the twins and THIS is what they looked like on their birth-day (33wks & 5days)....So, this is something of what baby #3 looks like RIGHT NOW, inside my tummy!!! (Sometimes it's hard to imagine this little human is growing inside of me!!)

My sweet baby Arlo. June 9, 2009

My other sweet little baby, Josiah. June 9, 2009

Thursday, February 2, 2012

My Pinterest Goal -

I sort of set a goal for myself that I would try all the PINS on my Pinterest boards. I know that it's unlikely to have all of them done by the end of the year (b/c I'll add pins faster than I can accomplish them) BUT I want the website to be a serious list of projects, rather than just wishful thinking. These pins need to be worth my time - something that will improve my life, my family and my home. (A recipe to give my family dinner, a birthday gift for a friend, a easier way to keep my home clean, etc) So, here is my end of the month report:

January 2012
Total Pins: 135
Completed Pins: 12
Completion: 9%
My favorite pin that I accomplished this month: It's a tie...between the yummy green monster smoothies and the awesome flannel boards for the boys.

I've been taking some photos, so I'll be sure to get them on here soon. Don't worry, I have already started out February with more pinning and have the supplies to try out some more projects/recipes....all I need is a little more money for the supplies and time in the day.....