at my last growth u/s last week, both girls were looking good, measuring in at 1lb 1 oz each. i asked the doc if i should be eating any more than usual to try to boost their weight and he said no. he said my job right now is to eat a balanced diet and rest as much as possible. he also gave us a little more info on the single umbilical artery situation that helped us feel a little better. he basically said because there are no other red flags, he thinks everything will be just fine and not to worry about it. he also said, if there is going to be any growth restriction because of it, it will probably not occur until closer to 30 weeks.
i've been moving my sewing room into our guest room and mr is moving his office into my old sewing room so that the office can transform into a nursery. we are just about ready to start painting! i have their closet all set up with a drawer unit for older sized clothing. mr. keeps remarking at how cute it is to see little outfits hanging in there :) we are going with a pink, orange and grass green nature theme with birds and owls. i can't wait to get it painted, cribs built and ready for the twins!
we've hit a couple of consignment and "mothers of multiples" sales and stocked up on some jammies and basics in bigger sizes. with two girls, i am happy to save money on used and hand me down clothing. we've gotten some great barely used looking carter's sleepers for $1! if i get the basics cheap, then i won't feel bad when i want to splurge on something really cute :)
we are going to have to tighten the belt a bit. i only work through the end of this month and then we will have to get used to living on just mr's salary. i am choosing my battles when it comes to baby gear. we are borrowing a lot of stuff like swings, bouncy seats, infant car seats, etc. and trying to get certain things used, the double snap n go, some clothes, umbrella strollers. there are certain things i want higher end, like a nice double jogger, video monitor, organic crib mattresses and the like, so we are saving where we can. my parents were nice enough to buy us both of our cribs, which has been a huge help. we are also cloth diapering so although that is a bigger upfront cost, it will save us money in the long run. i am hoping breastfeeding works out as well so we don't have the added expense of buying formula for two babies too.
my sister in law and a few friends are throwing me a shower in a few weeks. i am so excited! i have always enjoyed going to baby showers in the past up until the time when i was struggling to get pregnant. for the past two years or so they have been torture. i am really glad to be getting to enjoy it all again, and for my own babies even!