Monday, August 25, 2014

Second Trimester in Review + 28 weeks

I'm sooo happy I made it through my 2nd trimester and I am now finally in my 3rd trimester and it feels so good that it's finally here! Besides the pregnancy acne, my swollen feet, my nose spreading, and the massive amount of stretch marks I can say this has been a wonderful pregnancy. So, here is my 2nd trimester in review!

At 14 weeks we found out were having Twins!

At 16 weeks I started seeing a Specialist so I got to see the boys every two weeks but also at 16 weeks we had a little scare with one of our boys. They said my test results came back and that one of my babies might have Down Syndrome. We talked it over with my family and we all prayed over the boys. My pastor even prayed over our boys! We did a few follow up test and found out everything was perfect with our little boy and we have two healthy growing babies. This was truly a test of Faith and We Thank God!

18 weeks I finally got a Twin bump and I started to show.

At 19 weeks we were so happy to find out the gender of our Twins!

At 22 weeks they started to move alittle!

23 weeks DJ finally felt the Boys Kick!

But at 24 weeks they started moving like crazy especially at night! :0)

25 and 26 weeks I started to feel physically uncomfortable and it became difficult to sleep good at night.

At 27 weeks the boys both weight 2 pounds!

Here are the pictures from my 2nd Trimester...

16 weeks on a Date Night with the Hubby! 
He took me to see my favorite X-Men :0)

18 weeks when I finally started looking pregnant

20 weeks

22 weeks

24 weeks

25 weeks Trying on Maternity Clothes

26 weeks

And here is me now at 28 weeks!

28 weeks Me and DJ on his Birthday this past Friday

And lastly I wanted to share a cute and sweet pictures of our boys!

Kingsley legs and feet are in Kash's face! I love seeing them every Thursday! It's the highlight of my week!
My Sweet precious Boys!

Hubby's 26th Birthday!

Happy Birthday to my sweet Husband!
For months now DJ has been talking about Famous Dave's Bar-B-Que and how he wants to try it so bad. So I secretly planning a surprise birthday lunch. The day before his birthday I told him, "baby we might not do anything for your birthday, Is that okay with you?" He was like of course that's fine baby we can stay in and do something. Lol I got him good. I had it all planned out for months and my family was in on it too. I had been planning DJ a birthday lunch at Dave's for weeks now he just didn't know. The look on DJ's face when we pulled up to Famous Dave's was so priceless. He was so happy! He busted out laughing saying, "Oh you got me" "you really got". He was so shocked and surprised! My husband is so sweet and I really wanted to do something nice for his birthday. DJ loved his surprise birthday lunch and we ALL loved the food. Omg! The food was absolutely amazing and we can't wait to go back. 

The Manhandler

Sweetwater Catfish Tacos

Happy Birthday My Love!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

28 weeks

How far along: 28 weeks

How big are the babies? their the size of an Eggplant

Total weight gain: 28 pounds {pre-pregnancy weight 188} 

Maternity Clothes? No, this week I'm not wearing Maternity clothes! My belly is getting so huge it's stressful shopping for maternity clothes. 

Maternity Fashion:  I'm wearing an old dress I had from last year. 

Stretch marks? Yes

Sleep: My sleep has been okay!

Best Moment this week: The best moment this week was celebrating DJ and Princess birthday. My sweet husband DJ's birthday was Friday so we surprised him and took him to Famous Dave's BBQ and Saturday was my niece Princess birthday and we surprised her with a Frozen party. 

Miss Anything? Yes clear skin! My chin has broken out so bad!

Movement: Yes!

Food cravings: The usual and Sweets! I want anything Sweet! :0)

Anything making you queasy or sick: Nothing

Gender: Two Baby Boys!

Labor Signs: No

Symptoms: horrible pregnancy acne and tons of Indigestion 

Have you started to show yet? Most definitely!!

Belly button in or out? Innie

Wedding ring on or off? Off! My fingers got chubby! 

Mood most of the time: Happy! 

Looking forward to: Our 3D/4D Ultrasound appointment to see the boys and our Baby Shower!

Baby names? Kingsley and Kash 

Thoughts: Wow!!! I can't believe I only have 9 more weeks and I will be FULL TERM! I'm alittle nervous knowing the boys are coming so soon but I'm always happy because DJ and I are so anxious for October/November to get here. 

Thursday, August 14, 2014

27 weeks + Hello 3rd Trimesters

How far along: 27 weeks

How big are the babies? their the size of a Cucumber {Both boys weight 1 pound and 14 ounces, there just 2 ounces away from 2 pounds)

Total weight gain: 28 pounds {pre-pregnancy weight 188} 

Maternity Clothes? No, this week I'm not wearing Maternity clothes. 

Maternity Fashion:  I'm wearing a Chevron print dress from Marshalls

Stretch marks? Yes, Tons! Over the last 2 weeks my stretch marks have gotten worse. It looks like a road map! 

Sleep: I have been getting my sleep on! lol I can hardly keep my eyes open lately and I've been taking tons of naps. 

Best Moment this week: Getting much rest! I've been sleeping alot lately and shopping for my baby shower dress. I tried on 4 dresses then snapped some pics so my Mom and Sisters could help me pick out the perfect one! :0)

Miss Anything? No

Movement: Yes, lots of movement mostly at night My boys are Night Owls like Mama! :0)

Food cravings: My cravings have been the same pretty much my entire pregnancy. Hot Turkey sandwiches, Fruit, Salads, Pizza {I'm such a bad girl I had pizza twice last week} Cereal, and now you can add Sweets to that list! I always want an Icee, Ice cream, Fruit roll ups or Gushers it's soooo bad! 

Anything making you queasy or sick: Nothing

Gender: Two Healthy little Boys!

Labor Signs: No

Symptoms: I normally would say 'Extremely Swollen feet' and 'horrible pregnancy acne', but my swelling has went down! Yayyy! DJ brought me the most comfortable slippers and they were a lifesaver and I have been staying off my feet and I notice a big difference and my acne is clearing up! 

Have you started to show yet? Definitely!!! 

Belly button in or out? Innie

Wedding ring on or off? Off, my wedding rings started to get a little tight.

Mood most of the time: Joyful!

Looking forward to: Our Baby Shower! We have 4 more weeks and my family and I couldn't be more excited! 

Baby names? Kingsley and Kash Jameson 

Thoughts: I'm so happy and over joyed I'm officially in my 3rd trimester! Yayyy! We are officially in the homestretch! We have 10 more weeks and I will be full term. I'm 27 weeks and I still ask DJ to pinch me. I see the boys every week and I feel them move but I still feel like I'm dreaming. I can't believe I'm going to be a Mommy soon! 

Thursday, August 7, 2014

26 Weeks

Monday, August 4th I officially became 26 weeks! We have only 11 weeks and I will be FULL TERM!

How far along: 26 weeks and 3 Days

How big are the babies? their the size of a Head of Lettuce {Both boys weight 1 pound and 14 ounces, there just 2 ounces away from 2 pounds)

Total weight gain: 28 pounds {pre-pregnancy weight 188} At my Doctor appt yesterday I now weight 213. I gained 7 pounds from my last appt in July. 

Maternity Clothes? Yes, this week I'm wearing Maternity clothes! 

Maternity Fashion:  I'm wearing a gray Maternity shirt from Target and a black skirt. 

Stretch marks? Yes

Sleep: My sleep has been weird! My entire life I've been a night owl I've never really slept at night but ever since I got pregnant I'm sleep by 10 pm. It's crazy it's like an alarm clock by 9:50 pm my body starts feeling like its shutting down and I'm so sleepy! But the boys are not sleepy they move all night! Last night, they kicked all night!

Best Moment this week: The best moment this week was seeing the boys today and seeing how big they've gotten! 

Miss Anything? Clear skin  

Movement: Yes they've been kicking and moving like crazy!

Food cravings: Sweets! I want Popsicle and Ice cream sandwiches like 24/7!

Anything making you queasy or sick: Nothing

Gender: Two Healthy Boys!

Labor Signs: No

Symptoms: Extremely Swollen feet and horrible pregnancy acne

Have you started to show yet? Definitely! I'm getting bigger by the minute. 

Belly button in or out? Innie

Wedding ring on or off? On

Mood most of the time: Emotional! I've been emotional the past 2 weeks I don't know if it's my nerves or hormones but let's just say I've been a cry baby! lol 

Looking forward to: Our 3D/4D Ultrasound appointment to see the boys! Today I saw there little hands and lips but I know when we get the 3D/4D ultrasound we'll get to see a better view of them and I can't wait! 

Baby names? Kingsley and Kash 

Thoughts: This has been a really Awesome week! I got a TON of my baby shower projects done, paid off half of my vendors, and I even found my baby shower dress yesterday! :0) But most importantly we got to see the boys today. I can't believe how Big there getting! I love looking at their little lips they have lips like DJ. I'm currently going to my OBGYN every 3 weeks and my Specialist every 2 weeks but today they informed me at my Specialist office that when I hit 28 weeks I'm going to have to start coming in every Thursday. Yes, you heard me right they want to start seeing me EVERY WEEK until I delivery. I have to admit all these appointments are making me one tired Mama but I'm so thankful that there keeping a close eye on the boys and the boys are doing Great! :0) 

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Registering For Our Twins!

A couple of Saturdays ago DJ, My Mom, Princess and I all went to Target and Babies R US to register for our Twins. When we found out we were having Twins we were shocked and so surprised but at the same time over joyed that God has blessed us with not ONE baby but TWO. For over 3 years, we struggled to get pregnant so the thought of us having Twins is a blessing! But when we had to register for our Boys all the things we wanted for ONE baby we now had to DOUBLE!!! And of course Twins don't run in our families so we didn't know where to start. I did some research to see what other Mom's of Multiples said where the must need items and I came up with a list to help other soon-to-be-Mommy's of Twins as well. Babies R US was also a big help they had a list of things you need for Twins. DJ and I decided together that we would only register our "must need" items and not tedious stuff like pacifiers, Vaseline, or baby laundry detergent stuff that we could easily buy ourselves. 

Registering For Twins

Diapers - Tons and Tons of Diapers! lol
Diaper Caddy
Baby Wipes- Lots and Lots of them!
Baby Wipe Warmer

Bathing & Infant Care
Baby Wash
Baby Lotion
Nasal Bulb Syringe
Washcloths- 12x (each baby has 6 washcloths)
Bath Tub
Nail Clipper
Hooded Towels with Booties- 2x
Swaddles- 4x (each baby has 3 swaddles)

Bibs-12x (each baby gets 6 bibs)
Bottles- 12x (plus our breast pump comes with 4 bottles so a total of 16 bottles)
Bottle warmer
My Breast Friend Nursing Pillow
Burp cloths-12x (each baby gets 6 burp cloths)
Receiving Blankets- 6x (each baby gets 3 receiving blankets)
Medea Breast Pump
Nursing Cover
Bottle Drying Rack

Nursery & Bedding
Crib Mattress
Crib Sheet
Crib Bedding Set
Changing Pad
Changing Pad Cover

Car Seat, Strollers, and Carriers
Car Seats- 2x
Double Stroller
Diaper Bag

Our Favorite Items
My Little MVP 9-piece Crib Bedding Set

DJ wanted the boys nursery to be either Superheros or a Sports theme, but me on the other hand I wanted to do their Nursery a Nautical theme like our baby shower. I felt the boys were too small for a Superhero room and that we should wait until there older but in the end Daddy won and were going to do their Nursery a Sports theme! Both Target and Babies R US had a Little MVP crib setting but we felt in love with the one from Babies R US.

Medela Pump In Style Advanced Breast Pump

My Breast Friend Deluxe Nursing Pillow

I plan on nursing both boys so I definitely need a Double nursing pillow.

Summer Infant Lil Luxuries Whirlpool  Baby Spa/Bath Tub

Chicco Cortina Double Stroller

I'm not a fan of the color Blue but I feel in love with this Double stroller! DJ really loved it too! 

Carter's Double Zip Diaper Bag- Taupe 

Carter's Jaquard Metallic Diaper Bag

I found 4 Diaper Bags! Yes 4! I couldn't even decide. My top two favorite ones are a Green Taupe one and a Gray Metallic one. The other two diaper bags are just basic black ones but I'm trying to stay clear of black.

Pampers Sensitive Baby Wipes- 744 ct

Pampers Newborn Diapers- 140 ct

Everyone that has Twins has said to always buy Diapers and Wipes in bulk. They say it's a lifesaver when you have Twins, so we will definitely be buying Diapers and Wipes in bulk.

Here are our Registries:

Babies R US


Table for Two
Another thing I really want but neither Babies R US or Target carries it, is a Double feeding Seat called "Table for Two". It's very costly but so many Mom's of Twins talk about how amazing this product is and how it helped them feed their Twins.