Thursday, December 27, 2007

Merry Christmas

It was another wonderful Christmas! We all got together at Julie and Trey's house on Christmas Eve and for Christmas morning. It was fun watching the girls open all their presents and imagining what next Christmas will be like with 3 more additions to the Tapson clan.

32 week appointment

I had my 32 week doctor visit yesterday. We had an ultrasound, and I wanted to share the update. Addison is still head down, weighing 3 pounds, 12 ounces and measuring at 32 w & 6 d. Maddox is still tranverse (with his head now on my right side), weighing 4 pounds, 4 ounces and measuring at 33 w & 1 d. I can't believe I have 8 pounds of baby in my belly right now! I was so happy to hear that they are getting big, and Dr. Breniman said he couldn't be happier with the way things have progressed. He said it is unusual for twins to be measuring ahead at this point (that usually they begin to fall behind a woman pregnant with a singleton), and that is a really good thing. He said if I can make it two more weeks then we would let my labor progress naturally (if I were to go into labor on my own.) I think the babies are pretty cozy right now, so I'm hoping/thinking I will make it beyond 2 weeks for sure. I couldn't be happier!

Monday, December 17, 2007

We have been involved in a small group in Conway for the past 2 1/2 years. These six amazing girls have prayed for me and been there for me through everything. I could go on and on about them. Anyways...they had a little get together for me to celebrate the upcoming arrival of Maddox and Addison. We ate dinner and then came back to Carrie's house. I had been telling them since I first found out I was pregnant that I wanted to have a monogramming party where we could make little onesies and stuff. (I don't know if that makes any sense, but they have made some pretty cute stuff for their little ones in the past.) So, they surprised me and had bought all the stuff to help me make some cute little things. We monogrammed 4 onesies and them embossed some thank you cards. It was a lot of fun. It has motivated me to be more creative!

Saturday, December 15, 2007

My students threw me a baby shower at school a couple of weeks ago. I totally did not expect them to do that for me. It was very sweet. A few of my students got it all together and it was a lot of fun. Brent was able to come up and celebrate with us.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

We had a doctor's appointment last week. Here are the pictures. Baby A (top pic) is Addison and Baby B is Maddox. Addison weighed 1 pound 14 ounces and is head down. Maddox weighed 2 pounds 3 ounces and is tranverse (lying sideways with his head on my left side). Both of their feet end up on the right side which would explain why I feel so much kicking over there! Everything looked great. We can't wait to meet our two little miracles! I go to the doctor again next week, and then we start going every week. I can't believe how close we are getting. On another note, we may have finally decided on middle names: Addison Blakely and Maddox Brayden. Of course I may change my mind next week, but we'll see...

Saturday, December 1, 2007

27 weeks and counting...

Here is a picture of me on Thanksgiving. I keep growing and growing...