Monday, January 18, 2010

Hellooooooo 3rd trimester... is so great to see you!!!

We are so, so, so, SO incredibly grateful to have made it to the 3rd trimester this week!! God has been more than gracious to us, and we are just thrilled!!

I had a doctors visit today, and everything is looking great still. My blood pressure was good, no signs of pre-eclampsia, my weight was up 2 pounds (which makes 28 pounds so far this pregnancy), and my favorite stat so far...I am measuring....37 weeks! HA! Isn't that funny?!? Here I am at 28 weeks pregnant (with twins granted), and measuring 37 weeks. My doctor said that is perfectly normal for twins, but it just confirmed that I really am as HUGE as I feel =).

Even feeling huge, I am still just SO happy. I had to take my glucose test today and drink that yucky stuff on an empty stomach, and the nurse was asking me "was it just awful for you?" and I was like "No! It's such a small price to pay for being pregnant!! I will happily drink whatever you need me to!" And I meant it. I wake up in the middle of the night a lot, due to heartburn or just plain discomfort, but honestly it doesn't bother me. I usually smile and think to myself "I have heartburn because I am pregnant..." or "I can't get comfortable because of the son and daughter growing inside of me..." and I just grin from ear to ear and give thanks to God for this amazing gift.

Here is what says fraternal twins look like at 28 weeks:

I had another baby shower this past Saturday in Salem that my mom hosted, and I can't wait to post pictures. It was SUCH a special day. Luckily my aunt sent me some pics that she took, because later in the evening I got button-pushing-happy with my camera and proceeded to accidentally delete every. single. picture. Yup. So as soon as I download those (from my aunt) I will post them. But for now I will leave you with a pic from that same night at my sister Vanessa's 21 birthday party. It's me and 3 of my 4 sisters...aren't they supportive??


Jen S. said...

Kendra--LOVE the pictures of you and your sisters...that is just priceless :)
So glad to hear all is going well. You really made me smile when you said that it's a small price to pay (like having heartburn and things like that). I felt EXACTLY the same way when I was pregnant with Jeven. You're so sweet Kendra...and I'm so glad everything is going good. I think of you so often.
Sending lots of love :)

Lauren Kelly said...

Oh my goodness, you look like you could have the babies today, haha!!!!!! :) Loving the belly!!!!

HAHA! Love the pic!!!

Kelly said...

I am so glad that everything is going so smoothly during your pregnancy. I know that is a huge relief for you after trying for so long.

Stuart and Sarah Creamer said...

Love the picture! I am so happy for you! I know exactly what you mean...I feel nauseous b/c of that precious miracle God has given me to carry! I couldn't be happier!

Emily said...

Praise the Lord!!! SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO excited for you!!!!!

Vanessa's Dad said...

Glad you posted the photo... been looking forward to seeing that one.


Annie said...

you are too cute!!
what a fun pic of you and your sisters!! :)
glad to hear you are doing well!

Family of 5 said...

Gotta say...that belly shot is priceless! Hold on to that one! :) So fun!

Becky said...

ha..ha..I love the bowling picture! Great memories! You look so good and I think my Mom told us she was measuring 40 weeks at 20 weeks with you are doing so good my friend! Hang in there and keep growing those lovely babies :)

Mary said...

Glad things are going so well for you guys Kendra!!!

We got to spend alot of time with my cousins' kiddos this week, one has 2 year old triplets, and her sister has 1 year old twins! It was great! I'm so excited for you :-)

Lori said...

I am so glad you are doing so well! You look fabulous, you are totally glowing! That is so great what you told that lady, it is so true, you just realize what a blessing a child is. Or in your case children!!

The picture with your sisters is priceless. You all look so much alike as it is, you could really make people stare!! HA!