Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Our Baby Boys

All the way back in April, we finally got to find out what genders our babies were at our 17 week appointment. Our doctor did the ultrasound and saw two little boys. Baby A was shy at first and Baby B had his little legs wide open so we could see. But both were confirmed boys. Owen's huge smile was the best! We both knew he was secretly hoping they were two boys. After coming from a family full of girls, he was hoping for at least one to carry on the Allen family name. He already has all sorts of big plans for his little boys.

Emily and I at our doctor appointments (same office, different doctors...and yes we planned our appointments for the same time...and no, we did not plan our outfits). I was 17 weeks and she was 13 weeks.
That night, we went over to my family's house to tell them what we were having. We had bought two little boy outfits and wrapped them both up. Each of my parents opened one to reveal two little boy outfits. The family was excited to have another round of twin boys in the family (my little brothers are twins).  

Baby boy's first outfits

We had to upgrade the car to fit two babies and a dog

Slowly starting to collect our baby stuff. Buying for 2 adds up quick!

I am now 25 weeks along and really starting to feel pregnant. Up until week 25, I've actually had a lot of energy and have been feeling pretty normal, besides my tummy getting huge.
Now at week 25:
*My stomach constantly feels like it is stretching (still no stretch marks though). Sometimes is painful, but it's mostly uncomfortable. Doctor said I've already started getting Braxton Hicks contractions. But the babies are in a good spot and I'm holding them well so far.
*If it gets really hot and I'm up and around, my feet and hands start to swell. This Arizona summer is going to be the death of me.
*I crave sweets and baked stuff all of the time (not normal for me). It's making me nervous for my glucose test in 3 weeks.
*Baby boys kick and move like crazy! Baby B moves more than Baby A. I can feel them kick and turn in my stomach. Sweets and caffeine make them move more. The best part is having Owen's hand on my stomach feeling them move all around. It's unreal sometimes!
*I have gained 20 pounds! And only 3 pounds are babies. Yikes.
*Baby A is measuring in at 1 lb. 9 oz. and Baby B is measuring in at 1 lb. 12 oz. I'm hoping their weights stay pretty close through the rest of my pregnancy.
*I still work full time, but sometimes I just work from home which is a nice break.
*Bending over to pick things up, cleaning, putting on shoes, shaving my legs is already getting SO difficult. My stomach is so big that it's either painful or impossible.
*Sleeping is already sucking. Laying on my back squishes my insides and laying on my sides hurt my stomach. I've resorted to sitting up right in bed with lots of pillows. It's going to be a long 3 more months.
*My belly grows straight out and is getting huge. I can literally feel when my stomach is stretching. And my belly button has already popped completely out. It's so weird. I am hoping it goes back down after the babies are born, because it's not cute.

I feel like I've been really lucky so far with no complications. We hope and pray these babies stay healthy and I can carry them as long as possible. I always tell people I have nothing to compare this pregnancy with since these are my first. I'm just hoping that one baby after these will be a breeze! We are finally starting to get the nursery finished and get things together for these babies to come. I cannot believe they will be here in 3 months or less! Time is starting to get by fast now that we are getting towards the end. But with all the craziness and aches and pains, Owen and I cannot wait to meet baby K and K!

Where you will find me every Saturday.
P.S. Congrats to Emily and Levi on their baby boy AND girl! So glad I have her during our twin journey. Our twin babies are going to be best friends...I just know it!

1 comment:

  1. look at you and your cute pregnant belly in a bikini! you look adorable! glad to hear you are doing well. and hey, we have to hang out at least once before we leave! don't let me forget. ;)