27 Weeks

Thursday, May 31, 2012

What a week this has been! It is my last week of my second trimester and we were blessed with a very healthy doctors appointment. We had an ultrasound that showed our babies are growing wonderfully! Jack Henry is estimated to weight 2 lbs 13 oz and Hadley is estimated at 2 lbs 8 oz. We are thrilled to have such healthy growing babies! We also go to see their sweet faces with the 3D ultrasound. Jack Henry was facing my back so we only could a side view, not nearly as clear as Hadley. Hadley was extremely active, as she ALWAYS is and gave us a great little face shot. At one point Jack Henry had Hadley's head in a vice grip between his knees, probably telling her to settle down! It is so beautiful to see God knit together such sweet babies! I think they are pretty cute, but I might be a little biased :)

Jack Henry with his sweet little arms behind his head... relaxing :)
The quality isn't so great plus I took a picture of the picture with my phone!


With a total of over 5lbs of baby plus placentas and fluid, I feel like I am full term with a singleton. My uterus measures at 35 weeks and I feel it! With that being said, my doctor has decided it best for me to be on modified bed rest the remainder of my pregnancy. This isn't full pelvic rest but it means not being on my feet longer than 30 mins at a time, and it also means no more working. As an RN, I have a physically demanding job that was beginning to take a tole on me. My doctor said everything looks great with the babies and he wants to keep it that way with me taking it easy. So the rest of my pregnancy I will be taking it easy and allow my babies to cook as LONG as possible. We want big, healthy babies with no NICU time and I agree with my doctor that I was really pushing my body at work.

Hadley is breech right now (She is baby A, so she will come out first and we need to her to be head down for a vaginal birth... however there is TONS of time for her to be head down) and Jack Henry is head down like a good boy. We are getting so excited to meet them in just a couple of months!

Maternity Clothes? Well, I am having a hard time finding maternity cloths that fit now! If they are big enough for the belly, they are too big everywhere else, and if it fits me everywhere else, it is too small for the belly... A problem that will probably grow worse. I find myself wearing Luke's T-shirts around the home when I don't need to be fashionable.

Stretch Marks? Still none! WHoo hoo!

Sleep? Still decent. I just wake up with a very stiff and sore back.

Movement? Moving TONS and starting to kick HARD.

Cravings? Skyline and lemonade.

Gender? Boy and girl

Belly Button In or Out? Out!

Symptoms: Belly is BIG and tight, heartburn and some leg cramps, back aches, and a few braxton hicks contractions.

Best moment of the week? Seeing out precious babies via ultrasound and a good checkup report!

What I am looking forward to: Getting the nursery finished. 


  1. I could never find maternity clothes that fit either! They always looks baggy so I just wore a bigger size in clothes! You look great! :)

    1. Thanks Kelly! I'm glad Im not the only one who had that problem! Love seeing your sweet one on your blog and I am so happy with your new decision, I am sure it was hard but it sounds like you are doing the right thing!

  2. SO EXCITING!! i love that they let you see the babes pretty often. i'm almost tempted to fake something so that my doctor will want to check in there again but i know that isn't right ;) you look adorable!

    1. Thanks Jen! Oh we are definitely spoiled with twins are our first pregnancy... way too used to the multiple ultrasounds! It will feel strange with our next baby, only getting to see the sweet thing a couple times! You look so great by the way and you are getting SO close to the arrival of your little girl! Can't wait to see her pretty self!

  3. Jack Henry looks just like Luke! And Hadley is beautiful like her mom! i love that you're craving skyline... I crave skyline 24/7 (its embarrassing, really!)

    1. You are so sweet Ashley! And no! Nothing wrong craving skyline all the time ;)

  4. you may not feel it but you look gorgeous!

  5. Rest well sweet friend!!! You look darling! Soak up every minute off your feet ;)

  6. You look fantastic - Glad the babies are doing well!


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