We’ve just had another growth scan, and I’m delighted to report that our babies continue to thrive. Our boy is now 2.285 kg, and our girl is 1.977 kg – both excellent weights for the current age. He’s still breech, and she’s head down. We weren’t able to get any images of their faces today,… Continue reading Still growing nicely
You may recall from much earlier in the life of this blog that, during our first visit to our obstetricians’ clinic, we had a reasonably unsatisfactory session with one of the clinic’s midwives. I’m pleased to report that our subsequent contact with the clinic’s midwives has been fine. And today we spent an hour with… Continue reading Chatting to our midwife
Oh my God oh my God oh my God. 42 days to go. Oh my GOD. Before we delve into the babies’ development this week (and before I share my most recent ailments and neuroses), I wanted to tell you that I’ve just used what I’m sure is a very scientific ‘predict your baby’s height’… Continue reading 32 weeks
Here’s the bump, as of five minutes ago… Enormous!!
The other day I mentioned that I’d developed carpal tunnel syndrome, but that it was just a bit of numbness and pins and needles: nothing major. It seems that my optimism was premature: it’s now flipping sore, particularly at night. It woke me up at 3 o’clock this morning and was so painful that I… Continue reading Carpal tunnel syndrome
Babycenter has released its annual list of the top 100 most popular babies’ names – you can find it here. I can report that the girl’s name that we’ve chosen is not on the list (although it’s a perfectly normal name, trust me). And the boy’s name that we’ve chosen is on the list, but… Continue reading Top 100 baby names of 2012
God almighty: in fewer than 50 days I will be a mother of two! How has this happened?! Madness! It still seems completely surreal that, in seven weeks’ time, two little half me/half Tristan hybrids will be joining us. I feel ready for it, though. I keep reminding myself that complete and utter idiots manage… Continue reading 31 weeks
My baby shower was held on Saturday, and it was such a lovely event (for me, anyway – hopefully everybody else enjoyed it too!) Kirsty organised everything, despite being hugely busy herself with her toddler twins (and their second birthday the following day), and being a bit under the weather on account of a fantastic… Continue reading Baby shower
56 days to go. And that’s to the 38 week date exactly, which is when we’ll have our caesarean if all goes according to plan and the babies stay put until the very end. In the past few days I’ve had a couple of twin mothers urging me to take it as easy as possible… Continue reading 30 weeks
I’ve just got home from our growth scan. Both babies are growing beautifully: our boy is now 1.6 kgs, and our girl is 1.3 kgs. They’re both growing at a similar rate, though, so that’s good. And the best news of all (and possibly an explanation for all of the movement I’ve felt this week):… Continue reading What good babies!