Monthly Archives: July 2015

Hearts beating in sync

Hearts beating in sync


Today I had my first Non-Stress Test (NST).  From here on out I will have them weekly until the babies are born.  Basically they hook up a monitor to each babies heart beat and then one to me to measure contractions.  Then for 20 – 45 minutes they monitor to make sure everything is okay.  They looked great today.  I did have one contraction (although, I didn’t feel it).

After the test I walked across the street for an appointment with a doctor.  That went well as well.  I waited about an hour to see the doctor for 5 minutes.  Yet another new doctor.  I think i’ve seen a new doctor every time I’ve visited this practice at Mercy.  She saw the note that I wanted to have the c-section at GBMC if it came to that and ensured me that 32 weeks is still pretty easy.  She suggested continuing at Mercy until 36 or 37 weeks and if baby A still was breach then I should call the dr. at GBMC to schedule a c-section.  And even then continue at Mercy right up until that scheduled date just in case baby A flips.

Anthony’s new room

Anthony’s new room


The boys have shared a bedroom since coming home from the hospital. Lately Anthony has been sleeping in a pack and play in my office during nap time. The boys seem to fall asleep easier in their own rooms. So Steve and I decided to move Anthony’s bed into my office at least until the girls will take over in January. Pretty cool space! Let’s hope he doesn’t jump on the treadmill and start 3d printing things. …there is no way we could trust Nathan in there.



Our nanny, Ann, suggested that we get the boys a butterfly kit.  We got the kit in the mail from Amazon pretty quick and then ordered the caterpillars.


When they got here we watched them in a little jar until eventually they made little cocoons.  Then we transferred the cocoons to a mesh container and waited for the butterflies to hatch.


It was a pretty fun process to see.  I’m not sure if the boys were old enough to really understand but they got excited to show everyone their butterflies.  Yesterday we let our butterflies free. Ann was definitely the saddest to see them go!









It’s Alive!!

It’s Alive!!

My favorite thing about this pregnancy is how much I can feel and see the girls moving around.  For whatever reason with the boys, I barely felt them moving and definitely don’t remember seeing them move.  These little girls tend to have lots of dance parties.  Here’s a video I got of them today.  I’m 31 weeks and both of their heads are on the right side of my body.


around 30 seconds it gets a little crazy.