Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Our Twin Pregnancy: 5th month

~January 30~

I feel like a completely different human being.  The headaches have eased up quite a bit.  My energy level is finally rising!!!  I feel the babies on a daily basis, but the movements are still very butterfly like...slow and light.  I really have to concentrate to feel them.  I am so glad that I am starting to have the 2nd trimester "feel good" stage.

(February 2)

~February 7~

We had a rough few days because we hadn't felt baby B for about 3 days.  We had our 18 week appt today, and everything looked good.  Dr. discovered that the placenta is on the surface and was buffering most of baby B's movements.  We were hoping to find out genders today, but no such luck.  I have gained 6 lbs total. 

~February 16~

My belly is really starting to get BIG!(Although, compared to pictures of my belly with Cayden...I am smaller now!)  I have had 3 nights of pretty restless sleep (I hope this doesn't stick around!)  Other than being uncomfortable at night, I feel pretty amazing for carrying twins!  One more week and we enter month 6...CRAZY!


Pregnancy Symptoms: Restless sleep, heartburn, painful hips, INCREASED appetite.
Cravings: Fish sandwiches (I HATE fish!!), Chocolate chip cookies
Weight Gain: 6.5 lbs
(This picture is actually the start of month6...but I wanted you all to have a current picture!)

Monday, February 14, 2011

~Braxton's Hope Boxes~

Today marks 3 years since we said hello and goodbye to our first born son, Braxton Lee.  We try to do something special each year to celebrate his life, and this year we made Hope boxes to donate to the hospital where Braxton was delivered.   God has been pushing me to do something to "give back" in Braxton's honor, and I can't think of a better way than to help other grieving families.  I know these boxes won't take the hurt away or make it any easier, but I pray that they provide some comfort to the families by knowing that they aren't alone.  I was touched by the outpouring of help we received to get the boxes ready;  we had several women make blankets and hats for the boxes,  a dear friend and fellow baby loss mom helped make an advice brochure for the families, a very artistic friend helped make handprint and footprint cards, and my mom helped me find the perfect boxes and journals.  We will be delivering these to the hospital tomorrow around 1....please say a prayer for us and the families that will eventually receive these boxes. 

Each box contains:
~Two matching handmade blankets (1 to go with baby, and 1 for the family)
~Handprint and Footprint Cards
~"Heaven Born" Pillow
~ Journal
~Picture Album
~Grieving Advice
~Willow Tree Remembrance Box

  Front of sympathy card

Braxton's Hope Bunnies

5 for girls and 5 for boys

Happy Birthday baby boy.  We love and miss you.  I hope we make you proud. 

Sunday, February 13, 2011

~Falling Apart~

Feeling these emotions all over again.  Can't believe that tomorrow marks 3 years.  My heart still aches.
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