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Monday, March 11, 2013

Home stretch

For those of you that didn't already read about it on facebook, Friday's growth scan went well. At the risk of sounding like a broken record, Clara is still on the petite side, but they are both still growing, so  thankfully, there's still no cause for concern. They estimated that Clara was weighing around 3 pounds, 6 ounces, just a pound under a slightly chunkier Colby, who was estimated to weigh 4 pounds, 7 ounces. 

Their heartbeats, fluid, and cord flow are all looking good, so the plan for now is to keep trucking along! We will continue having biophysical profiles and non-stress tests done twice a week for the next 3 weeks, and then on Good Friday (3/29), we'll do our next - and FINAL- growth scan. Crazy, right?

At that point, I'll be just about 36 weeks along. The plan is still to deliver no later than 37 weeks, so assuming all goes well between now and then, we can expect the twins to make their arrival some time during the first week of April. 

There's no reason to believe I'll go into labor on my own before then, so we will hopefully have at least a little bit of notice before they make their debut. I'm currently rooting for Friday, April 5th, because it's right before the weekend (making it easier for family to come into town) AND it's Chi Omega's birthday. Which is more sad: the fact that I know that, or the fact that I care?

So that's the latest. I'm sure these next few weeks will go by quickly, but now that we have checked the majority of the items off of the "to do" list, it's starting to feel a little bit like the days are just crawling by. Not to worry, though, because much to Brian's delight, I'm sure, I still seem to come up with things that "need" to be done on a fairly regular basis :) 

Speaking of Brian, his very thoughtful co-workers threw him a surprise shower last week and generously gifted us with our video monitor, gift cards, and an assortment of other gifts! One of them took pictures so hopefully I'll be able to share some of those soon. Also, Brian officially wins husband/dad-of-the-year because he volunteered to write all 20+ of the thank you notes... that might be the greatest gift of all in my book!

Not much else to report at this point, but I'll be sure to keep you all posted. Oh, and to thank you for your patience in reading these less-than-thrilling updates, I'll now give you a 3D sneak peek of the babies from Friday's appointment (please pardon the body parts, placenta, etc. in their faces!):

Colby Wayne

Clara Lane

Squished, but cute, right? Can't wait to see what they look like from the outside!


Brittnie said...

The last few weeks before Clara was born I was running around the house coming up with five million "necessary" projects that JUST HAD to get done before it was go time. :) Brandon was nice to humor me in all my craziness!

The babies are so cute! Can't wait!!

the blogivers said...

Cute little squished muffins! Will be rooting for a triple C birthday (Colby, Clara, and CHI O)!

Erika said...

Matt's birthday is April 5!! It's a great day to be born. Some years it will be Easter, too. Also, your babies are kind of a weird color...maybe you need to bathe them or something?

Courtney Squillante said...

Oh my gosh- so so cute! Yeah for April 5! And if you have to have one kid who is bigger and one who is petite, thank goodness it's not the other way around! ��

Natasha said...

I'm so glad to hear that everything is continuing to go well. And wow! It must be hard to imagine that their birthday is getting so close!!! Thinking of you in these last weeks of pregnancy.

And Clara and Colby look adorable -- placenta and random body parts aside :)

Brittany Sciba said...

Those 3D ultrasounds are so neat/amazing! They are adorable!! :)

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The Durbin Blog said...

Such sweet little faces! Love the pics (: