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26 weeks.

26 weeks this week but my little ones are measuring 27 weeks! We are in the 80th and 65th percentile weighing in at 2.2 and 2.1 pounds. So they’re big especially for twins – definitely happy with how they’re growing.

I’m doing good, just really tired. I’m getting pretty round too! I passed my GD test with flying colours which is great seeing as my previous OB made it seem like I would DEFINITELY have GD being plus sized and carrying twins.

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We started our twin prenatal classes last week and had our second class yesterday. We were able to go on a hospital tour which was great – we will be delivering in such a beautiful hospital! All the rooms are such a great size too which is great since we were debating if we wanted to pay to upgrade to private but now I am not sure we will bother since there are beds for the husbands in all the rooms.

Otherwise the little ones are doing great! They scored 8/8 on all their tests and they are practicing “breathing” lots which is fantastic news.

Our shower is at the end of the month and I am so looking forward to it! My mom is planning it mostly but she is including me a lot which is fun. We’re doing a woodland theme and it should be super cute.

 

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24 week update

I haven’t updated in quite sometime so I wanted to give a little update on how we’re all doing!

We are 24 weeks this week and feeling great lately. The twins like the kick up a storm and are growing fantastic.

I was sent to a new high risk OB at a new hospital in Toronto. They specialize in both multiples and plus size pregnancies so it’s a fantastic hospital for us. They’re really intense doctor visits though as I do ultrasounds, OB visit, lab work and even meet with a dietitian all at the same time visit.

I passed my GD test which I am very happy and surprised about. My sugars have always been great – but twins and being plus sized made it seem like I would definitely get GD – so woohoo!

The twins are 60 and 63 percentile which is fantastic! Not too far ahead but above average especially for twins which is great.

We have my baby shower coming up at the end of the month which I am very excited about – we have had some people say they can’t make it which is a downer but a lot of people are busy in the summer so I understand… Just kinda sad about it.

I have been feeling great. My pelvis pain has decreased significantly which is such a relief. Sleeping is getting difficult… but my bump is definitely starting to grow so it’s only going to get worse from here. Bring on ALL the pillows.

We have seen the babies quite a few times and even got to see them on a 3D scan which was great. They are so cute and I cried for days whenever I would see their pictures because I love them so much.

Our house got pushed back due to more building delays. Now we won’t be moving into our house until March which is SO DISSAPOINTING. Silver lining is I will still be close to family once the twins arrive – but their nursery is going to have to wait.

Now for a ton of pictures!

Here was our 3D pics. Our little girl was shy.

I have a bump picture from last week.

Some of their things set up.

And our shower invite. We are doing a woodland theme. 🙂

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TWIN GENDER REVEAL!

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We found out if our little ones are boys, girls or one of each this weekend at our gender reveal!

I was guessing they were going to be girls while my husband was guessing they were going to be boy/girl.  Our party members guessed Girls (3), Boys (4) and Both (13). We had no preference at what our little ones were, but we were SO EXCITED to find out!

We had confetti poppers and it was a blast. It worked out great because we didn’t know what they were, neither did our families since we have the envelope to a family friend – so it was a huge surprise. Plus our family friend was so honoured that she could be the secret holder.

Anyways… Now that I built the suspense enough 😉

BOY AND A GIRL!!!!

So my husband was right again! We are so excited and I am a little embarrassed to admit we already started shopping (even my husband!)

We didn’t have a preference but I would be lying if I didn’t say having one of each is pretty cool! But very overwhelming since we really will need to buy double everything including wardrobes.

 

 

 

 

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15 weeks with the twins

I haven’t updated in a little bit but I met with my new OB last week without any complaints. She was friendly and didn’t give me a hard time about my weight which was great.

She did send a referral for me to a high risk program in Toronto though. I’m not upset though, quite relieved honestly. This hospital has the best NICU and birthing centre in Canada, great review and is in the top six best birthing hospitals in the world. They have a big multiples program and even multiples birthing classes. I think this gives my babies and myself the best care possible so I am relieved to live close enough to be referred there. The hospital itself is about 45 – 60 minutes away as long we move our butts as soon as we think we could be in labour I think we will be okay with the distance and that we pray they don’t decide to come during rush hour.

I have been feeling the babies regularly which is great. They both seem to be really active especially during the late afternoon.

We bought our stroller already this past week since it was $100 off at babies r us’ stroller sale. We ended up going with the Options Contour double stroller. Originally I wanted to get the city select but once we priced the stroller, second seat add-on, two car seat adapters… It was just getting to be wayyyyy too much money. I really like the one we picked, the only issue is that it is huge but what double stroller isn’t going to be massive?

Anyways that’s all that’s been really going on at the moment with the babies. Otherwise I have just been having intense round ligament pains and it was my 24th birthday yesterday which was fun. I just can’t wait till we can find out the babies genders! Also added bump progress! 5 weeks to 15 weeks!

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Passed our NT scan.

Quick update,

both of the babies passed their NT scan with low risks. Both had nasal bones and their NT measurements were 1.2mm and 1.5mm – which are fantastic.

Baby B was incredibly difficult during the scan and we were there for over an hour trying to get them in the right position. After lots of jumping, walking around and trying to get them to move – we finally got the measurements.

Unfortunately the pictures we got weren’t great. While disappointing not important – I was just happy to hear they both passed their NT scan with flying colours 🙂

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We announced our twins!

 

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We hit 12 weeks yesterday and we officially annouced. I had so many emotions running through my body when we told the world… I was crying, laughing, shaking and couldn’t breathe – I was just so excited and nervous.

We have had a lot of support and not a single person so far has asked if they’re natural, planned or anything. We haven’t even had any “Better you than me!” comments surprisingly.

I definitely feel vulnerable now that everyone knows. It’s a weird feeling.

Thankfully yesterday I was able to book a last minute ultrasound scan at a private clinic to check on them before announcing. I have a ultrasound appointment this Wednesday for my NT scan but I couldn’t wait that long after waiting since 3 weeks! I was so impatient after we took our announcement photos.

I’ll be honest though, I’m pretty nervous for our NT scan. I really hope everything is okay. I’m such a worrier that I’ve convinced myself that Baby A doesn’t have a nasal bone but I am hoping it’s just the pics since Baby A is hard to see as Baby B is on top of them.

A is on top in the first picture and the second picture is a zoomed out pic because we wanted a heartbeat picture. I should have good pics like the first pictures on Wednesday.

Anyways we’re really happy we annouced. It feels great getting it off my chest and to let everyone know our secret!

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10 weeks 4 days

Hello everyone, I just wanted to update everyone to say the twins and I are doing good!

We had another ultrasound a few days ago and they’re growing perfectly! Both of the hemorrhages are gone which brings me great relief!

Babies heart rates were 170 and 174 and were quite the show offs. Both were kicking, waving and having quite the dance party. They actually look more like babies instead of gummy bears now too which is great!

I’m dying to see them again soon!

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