Friday, April 25, 2014

Babies Bump and 25 & 26 Week Update



25 and 26 WEEKS LOOK LIKE THIS:



How far along:  The above pictures were taken at 25 weeks 3 days and 26 weeks 3 days. 
Total weight gain?  As of my doctor's appointment on Tuesday, I am officially up 29 pounds.
Maternity clothes?  Uh huh.  Some maternity clothes feel tight, actually.  And I'm officially wearing Nick's tee shirts to bed.  Oy!  
Stretch marks?  Still none... but my belly is a-gettin'-big so I'm sure they're on their way!
Sleep:  Nose congestion is the worst.  I'd rather get up 10 times a night to go to the bathroom than not be able to breathe.  But it's worth it... it's ALL worth it!  One of my sweet friends that I "met" through my blog and then who I really met in-person, IN Colorado, sent me the most adorable every day prayer book for my boys.  Nick and I take turns each night before I hit the hay to read a prayer to them.  It's become my favorite part of the day.
Best moment this week:  Week 25: A new car!!  Nick and I both drive Jeeps and his had been driven into the ground.  It was in rough shape and seemed to constantly be in the shop.  My Jeep has also seen better days but wasn't in as bad shape as Nick's.  So, we finally decided to trade his in for a new one and I've been the lucky one who gets to drive it :)


Week 26: SO many special things happened this week!  I spent a few days down in Connecticut with my parents - my dad felt his grandsons kicking for the first time!  My Nana has also been in town and we had such a great time talking about her great grandsons and of course doing some shopping.  My babies are so lucky for the best grandparents and for the best great-Nana that there ever could be!





Week 26 has been quite busy... From CT, we headed back up to MA for the Boston Marathon and to cheer on my sister (while here, my Nana got to test out the rocking chair in the babies room).  I'm so proud of my sister - she's quite an inspiration and still looks AH-MAZING after running 26.2 miles!!




Oh!  And we got our first 3D ultrasound picture this week, too!  Here's Camden, who to me, looks just like his Daddy.  Austin wouldn't cooperate and had his little head smooshed right against my cervix (both babies are around 1.75-2 lbs and both are currently head-down).


Miss anything?  Right now I miss bagels and ice cream!  I learned that I failed my glucose test this week and so I have to go back on Wednesday for the 3 hours test.  My fingers are crossed that everything comes back OK, but until then I'm trying to eat as many vegetables and as little bagels as possible.  Boo!
Movement:  My boys are destined to be soccer players... They sure are kickers!
Food cravings:  Still none.
Anything make you queasy or sick?  Still nothing in particular, but anything can still do the trick.
Gender:  LOVE my Boys!
Labor Signs:  None.  Phew!
Symptoms:  The same… linea nigra, some ligament pain on my left side in my hip/upper leg area, nasal congestion, restlessness, some back pain and I've developed a weird "rash" on the palm of my hands... My doctor says it's nothing to worry about so I'm trying not to!
Belly button in or out?  In.  But it's starting to really stretch.
Wedding rings on or off?  Officially off.  I did buy a fake ring to wear though, because my left ring finger felt incredibly naked!
Looking forward to:  My shower this weekend... Holy moly.  It can't be true.  I must be dreaming.  What?!?!

26 comments:

the blogivers said...

When I saw the pic of Camden, I totally thought, "He looks like Nick!" Maybe Austin looks just like Mama? :) Also, HOORAY for your first shower! Can't wait to see pics!

Nikki Miller said...

You look amazing!
That pic of your dad touching your belly... PRICELESS (a little tear worthy for a Friday morning, but Priceless none the less.)
I failed ALL my glucose tests... they are the worst.
However, with my second pregnancy I modified my diet and watched my blood sugars and it ended up being such a blessing.

Amanda said...

Geez, I love these updates! You look absolutely radiant, Aubrey! So, so beautiful! I CANNOT BELIEVE you're about to have a baby shower... ahhh! I'll be thinking of you this weekend and hoping that you have the most wonderful day and feel like the most special mama ever! Love you!!!

Erika said...

You look FABULOUS!! And uh...so does your sister after running a freaking marathon. That really isn't fair, actually. :)

Mrs. Lost said...

It is so funny how similar our pregnancy's are except for your morning sickness. I have both of the shirts you are wearing in your bump pictures in those exact colors. Gotta love Gap Maternity! And then the fact that only one of your babies cooperated with the 3d ultrasound like mine. lol. I'm so excited for all four of our boys to get here healthy and happy. You look great!

Kari B. said...

You look beautiful as always! Yay for your sister!

Caroline said...

Those pictures with your dad and nana melt my heart <3 So so so precious! How special you got to be there to watch your sister!!!! What a emotional marathon - congrats to her!

Sally said...

Ohhhh these are all such perfect pictures!! The one of grandpa feeling grandbabies!!!! MELT.

You look gorgeous!! I am so happy for you!!

Melissa @ i carry your heart said...

Stopping over to check out your blog. Congrats on your pregnancy - and twins! how wonderful! I love that picture of your dad feeling them kick. There is nothing like seeing how much your parents love your children :)

Sarah said...

I'll be crossing my fingers that you pass the 3 hour test! I've had a ton of of friends fail the short one and then pass the long one so I wouldn't stress!

shay said...

Amazing! So glad everything is going well for you! Love these posts!

Gypsy Mama said...

You look gorgeous Mama! I'm so glad to hear things are going well for you :)

Jen said...

I had the bad nasal congestion with both of my pregnancies. It sounded like I had a cold/sinus infection the entire time. People used to ask me all the time if I had a cold. Ugh, and you're right; sleeping was the worst.
I used to use a Neti pot before bed each night and then sleep with Vicks vapo rub under my nose. That helped!

dspence said...

You look great! I'm so glad all is well. Love the soccer comment :-)

Ashley said...

Love the pics of your grandparents! I'm sure they are excited!! You look fantastic!! Boo to the glucose test!! I had a runny nose my whole pregnancy.
Your new wheels are sweet, just another thing done before the babies come!!

Kandie Walker said...

You look amazing, so happy! I love the candid shot of you and your dad and the other pics of your family! Lucky, lucky babies!

JoJo said...

You look fabulous. Can't believe ur shower is already here. Ur sister is like my cousin, she has ran so many marathons and loves it.

Angie said...

So many incredible things in this post!! The picture of you and your daddy melted my heart. I'm such a daddy's girl! I can't wait to see baby shower pictures. Hope you have a wonderful time!

Brittany Sciba said...

I love reading your blog! You look beautiful and so full of joy! Enjoy your baby shower!! :)

Laura Darling said...

A new car! How fun!!

Emily said...

Congrats on the new car! Cute 3D too. Every time I read your blog I think what a blessing that must be to be so close with your family. Just so precious. I bet they are enjoying your pregnancy as much, if not more, than you. Hope you have a great shower!

Amber said...

Adorable as always! Sounds like you are rockin' this twin pregnancy! Congrats on the new car and your sister for running the marathon. That picture of your dad touching your belly is so incredibly sweet. And your grandmother is adorable too!

Ashley Sanderson said...

So glad to see this update! It had been a few weeks and I was starting to get worried! So happy to see that everything is going great! You are looking adorable and NOTHING beats the grandpa feeling his grandsons kick! My dad is still waiting! My mom and sister have both felt and he anxiously awaiting his turn! :)

Ashley

Suzanne said...

Omigosh. You are just steamrolling right along!! I can't believe you're nearing the home stretch!! You look amazing as always and I love the sweet photos.

DeNae vanWestrienen said...

You look beautiful! What an eventful few weeks you had. Have fun at your shower celebrating those amazing baby boys.

JenS said...

You are rocking this twin pregnancy! You look great.
When I had to go in for the 3 hour glucose test, the doctors office put me on a high carb, high calorie diet for 3 days. I never really understood why. I still (barely) passed it. Good luck!

 
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