Thursday, September 8, 2011

22 Weeks, 23 Weeks

I am almost done with the 23rd week of this pregnancy. I went to the perinatologist yesterday, and the babies are doing great. They are both head down now, which means I can breathe a bit easier, and there is no sign of twin-to-twin transfusion. Baby A is 1 pound 4 ounces and Baby B is 1 pound 3 ounces. I think it is amazing that twins (for some reason) grow slightly faster than a single baby in the womb.

I had an appointment with my doctor this afternoon, and everything looks wonderful on my end as well. As of today, I currently weigh a pound more than I did when I gave birth to Eliza. I couldn't believe the scale when the number flashed 134. This means I have gained 17 pounds since moving to Othello in mid July. 17 pounds in less than two months! Bring on the weight!

Here I am, before heading off to the doctor:
And because I missed the 21 Weeks and 22 Weeks shots, here they are:

22 Weeks
21 Weeks
Depending on my outfit, I look bigger some days and smaller others. I just am not comfortable with bare belly shots. Call me a prude, but yeah, I don't think anyone wants to see my huge pregnant belly.

In other exciting news, I managed to find a couple of great baby deals on Craiglist while visiting Seattle. We found a Double Snap N Go (a must have I have heard from other twin moms) for only 30 bucks!
We also found a beautiful Picci Moses basket (which retails at $179) for 30 dollars. I was so excited! Thanks for the Craiglist recommendation, Lauren!

And today, we scored this lovely stroller:
My friend Julie sent me some Craiglist ads she thought I might be interested in (she is too thoughtful), and I couldn't believe this stroller was one of the listed items. Nathan and I had put off buying this exact stroller because of its price, but we got a used one for a steal. My sister-in-law and brother-in-law were nice enough to pick it up for us. Yay for loving people!

Additionally, we have been fortunate enough to make friends with a local woman who had a set of twins last year. We bought two gorgeous cribs, two mattresses, and two swings from her for $200. You can't beat that! Nathan and I have been very blessed with acquiring baby gear. It may sound ridiculous, but it has been one of the things I stress about the most.

Now, all we need is two car seats and clothes. Lots and lots of clothes. And diapers.


  1. The double snap 'n go IS a must. So easy to get those babies in and out and around.

    You look darling. I'm so happy the boys are growing well. I just wish you were closer... Anxiously awaiting their arrival in a few months!

  2. Oh my gosh, Double Snap n Go is AMAZING. I guess I am just a REALLY involved aunt, to feel that passionately about baby products when I am in fact a single childless girl-about-town, but there it is. SINGLE and PASSIONATE about TWIN BABY ACCOUTREMENTS. That is my tagline on eHarmony.

  3. I'm so glad that you are doing so well. You look very healthy skinny to me. :) At any rate, I love your bump. I can't wait to give you the stroller. It's magnificent.

  4. If Caitlin is having a girl, I can pass along a plethora of baby boy clothes. Allison says you have to pass them to her next... uh, okay. :)


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