Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Maternity Pictures

I have to admit that I wasn't very excited about taking Maternity Pictures. I guess I didn't have the desire or really feel the need to advertise the baby bump. Missy Flint, my photographer and friend, talked me into it and I am soo glad she did!!

Missy, as always, was wonderful to work with and put this special time in our lives into beautiful photographs that we will have forever! She has taken our pictures several times and we are always pleased with the results. If you want to know more about her pricings, availability, or just see more outstanding pictures...go to her website at

Anywho, Here is a slideshow of some of our favorite pictures =)


Monday, September 28, 2009

25 Weeks

As I told you in the last post, Missy took some Maternity pictures for Cody and I. We had battles with the lighting and being rushed, so I'm only going to post a couple and after Round 2 tonight; hopefully, I will have some more images to show you guys soon!

Awww...we love each other =)


Last but certainly not least, my 25 week picture!!

25 weeks

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

24 Weeks

Yesterday, I had my 24 week appointment with Dr. Tatum. Everything looked great! The babies hearts were beating at a healthy rhythm and my growth was crazy. For the next part I'm going to get a little scientific but not to worry I will try to explain everything fully, so that you can understand what I'm talking about in future posts.

Starting at 20 weeks, Dr. Tatum takes a Fundal height measurement; which is a measurement from the top of the uterus to the top of the pubic bone in centimeters. This gives your doctor a pretty good idea that you are having good fetal growth and development. In a pregnancy with just one baby, you typically measure within 1 to 3 cm of your gestational age, meaning since I'm 24 weeks my fundal height measurement should be around 24 cm. However, since I have twins that measurement is a little off! At 20 weeks, I was measuring in at 24 cm. Now that I am 24 weeks, I am measuring 29 cm!!! So I'm actually measuring what someone having a single baby measures 5 weeks later in their wonder the bellly grows soo much each week!!!

I went to the specialist last week. She ran the Fetal Fibronectin test and I got a BIG FAT NEGATIVE..WHOOP!!! A negative result means that they are 99.5% sure that I will not go into Pre-term labor in the next 2-4 weeks. This test has been used only for the last 5 years and a negative result is very accurate and it allows the docs to breathe a breath of fresh air for the time being. They said this becomes very beneficial in a multiple pregnancy, because you are growing so rapidly it is sometimes hard to determine if the pulling and stretching you are feeling is actually growth or labor.

The specialist also checked my cervix and said that it "was beautiful", which is a good thing I suppose ;-) I go see the specialist again at 26 weeks (October 5) and she is going to do a full growth assessment sono to make sure Maddox and Lukas are growing at the same rate. They carefully monitor to make sure one of the babies isn't getting larger than the other.

Dr. Tatum has now increased my appointments to 1 every 2 weeks and I will see him again on (October 7).

As for any other new happenings, I got to visit my Papaw in Arkansas for 5 days and had a wonderful time playing cards, dominos, and every other game you can think of with all my Great Aunts and Uncles. They are sharks let me tell you!

Tonight our friend, Missy is going to attempt to take some Maternity pictures( I have no doubt in her photographic capabilities, but I do tend to feel sorry for her, cuz I'm sooooo picky when it comes to having my picture taken, especially when I have a 10 lb watermelon under my shirt :-)

Again, I will leave you with my 24 week picture...

24 weeks

Monday, September 14, 2009

23 Weeks

Today I am 23 weeks pregnant, which is really crazy!! It seems to be going by so fast and slow at the same time. This week I meet with the Perinatologist and we'll get to see the progress the babies are making. The doctor will run a Fetal Fibronectin test on Wednesday, which if it comes out negative means that they are 99% sure that I will not go into preterm labor in the next 2 to 3 weeks. So...Please pray for a negative result.

I have read that the babies are 11 inches this week and weigh a little over a pound or their food comparison is the size of a large mango...I don't know about you, but I have never seen an 11 inch over 1 lb mango???

We have added some of the final touches to our nursery, so I thought I would post a picture to show you the "almost" finished product.


Last but not least the oh so dreaded 23 week picture...

23 Week Group

Thursday, September 10, 2009

22 Weeks

Cody and I went home this weekend to visit family and while we were there, my mom scheduled us a sonogram so that she could actually see the babies!

My Mom and Cody's Mom, Dad and Sister all attended and we got to watch the sweet little babies on the sonogram. Here are some of the pictures we got at the sonogram and I have tried to identify certain parts so that you know what you are looking at...(these can be soo confusing when they aren't your babies)





I go to the Perinatologist next Wednesday for my second check-up! Please pray that everything goes great and all the tests come out okay!

I will leave you with my 22 week word..UGH!!!

22 weeks