Wednesday, January 27, 2010

30 weeks - part II

The picture to the left is a profile shot of A (girl), and since B (boy ) wouldn't cooperate, we got a shot of both heads, which is on the right.

Both babies are doing fantastically well - measuring roughly 3.5 lbs each. They're both breech though, which I'm going to try very hard to change. I really, really, really want a chance at a VBAC, but we may be running out of time.

So, think head down thoughts for me please!

Monday, January 25, 2010

30 Weeks.

Here's my 30 week twin belly in all its glory.

And, as always, my 30 week picture with Maeve:

We have an ultrasound on Wednesday, so I'll be back with another update!

Friday, January 22, 2010


Remember how adamant we were NOT to get a minivan? Well, after much debate and consideration, we gave in. While we could get 3 carseats into our sedan, there wouldn't have been room for much else when all the gear was loaded in. Not to mention how hard it would be to get a kid into the middle seat...

So...we bought this today - a 2005 Honda Odyssey.

It's nothing fancy, a true base model. But, we'll be able to fit the kids and a whole lot more. I have to admit, I still can't quite wrap my head around the fact that I'll now drive a minivan. Sigh...I'll learn to love it, right?

Friday, January 8, 2010

The Tortoise and the Hare - 27/28 week update.

Well, here I am, heading into the 3rd trimester. I can't believe how quickly this pregnancy has flown by. As the pregnancy progresses, I get little glimpses into their little personalities, and I've recently nicknamed them 'tortoise' and 'hare' based on how different their movements are in utero, and their heartbeats.

'Tortoise' is the boy, only because he's so quiet, and always has been. He's a lot like Maeve in that regard. He moves just enough to let me know that things are ok, but his heartrate rarely goes above 140 these days, and he never seems in a rush. His movements are always slow and gentle. 'Hare' on the other hand, is getting ready to run a marathon. She moves enough for 3 babies, and is literally making me nauseas with her movements these days. She seems to love to move between 10 pm and 2 am, which can make falling asleep a challenge. Sometimes, she literally goes for hours. You can imagine that I'm a little worried about what life will be like when she's on the outside! And, today, her heartbeat was up to 170 as she kicked away during my exam.

I had my GP checkup today and all is well. I'm measuring 37 weeks, so 9-10 weeks ahead of a singleton pregnancy. I honestly can't tell where my uterus ends these days, it just feel like it's everywhere. I'm in to see her every 2 weeks now, so time will really start flying by now.

There's lots to do this month in preparation for our family of 5. A minivan is in our future, a reality that took us awhile to accept. So, hopefully we'll get that in place soon. Brent has also made arrangements through work to be home from February 12th-May 18th, which is great. He'll have to spend some of that time working in the office in Halifax, but at least he won't be a helicopter ride away! We also have a few more baby things to pick up (extra swing, carseat, playpen) but it's coming along. I've starting putting little newborn clothing into Maeve's old dresser, but I still can't quite believe they'll be here in just a couple of months.

Friday, January 1, 2010

2010 - The year that chaos will rule the Huber household.

Happy New Year!

We had a great Christmas this year. Maeve was really into 'Santa', and we enjoyed having a nice morning with her and her Nanny and Grammy. Next year will be very different, with two 8-9 month olds crawling around. Is it bad that I hope they're slower than their sister in getting mobile?

Maeve also moved to her "big girl" room with a twin bed, which she completely adores. She's adjusted really well, which is great. It also means that I can start filling her old room and closet with things the twins will need. It's hard to believe that they'll be here in a couple of months!

I suspect that 2010 will be a year to remember for all of us, but I'm looking forward to the next decade and all the chaos it will bring. It's just a good thing that Brent and I know how to make wine.