Saturday, July 24, 2010

Major Milestone

This was a big week for us. Trina hit the ever so important milestone of 24 weeks. If the boys are born now, they have a chance of surviving. Our next big milestone is 28 weeks. Their lungs are much better equipped for the outside world at that point. The longer they can bake, the shorter their stay in the NICU will be. Poor Trina is now measuring full term and has all of the symptoms that come with it. Her back, legs and feet ache all the time. Her belly is uncomfortably heavy. Her hands and feet now swell daily. One of the boys routinely sits on her bladder so she has to pee every 5 minutes. Someone actually kicked her in the bladder the other day. If it hadn't been empty, she would've wet her pants. As it was, it stopped her in her tracks and doubled her over. The boys' kicks are becoming much stronger. They actually wake her up at night with their karate moves. Not like she was getting much sleep between trying to get comfortable, getting up to pee, drinking water, adjusting the pillows, snoring so loud she wakes herself up, then starting all over again... :)

Sunday we had our first baby shower. Our amazing friends Kasey and Jenn threw us a great party with family, friends and food. We played games and got more gifts than I would have ever imagined. We received a baby food maker, pacifiers, teethers, diapers, blankets, clothes, socks, shoes, bouncers, a boppy, toys, a homemade brag book & baby book (sans "dad" pages), bath items and several gift cards to put in our diaper fund. It took 2 cars to get everything back to our house! We are SO fortunate to have such generous, loving people in our lives. Because of each of them, our boys will be living the good life.

Last week our friend Amy had us over to her house for a pregnancy photo shoot. She got some really good shots. Not only did she give us the CD with all of the pictures on it, but she also had the best 2 pictures printed on foam board for us to display. Trina looks so beautiful in them. Amy really captured her pregnancy glow.


24 Weeks Belly, 45", +34lbs


Opening shower gifts while the boys were kicking Trina. :)


A few pics from the photo shoot.


21 comments:

Kirsten said...

beautiful pictures. it must be a great relief to make it to 24 weeks

cornerofheaven said...

Beautiful! Black and white photos are my favorite! Congrats on the milestone!

N said...

Those pictures are gorgeous.

Yayayay for making 24 weeks!

poppycat said...

Oh poor Trina with all those aches, pains and discomforts. I totally understand although, I know she's going to have it much worse than I did.

Big big congrats on making it to 24 weeks. That's a big one and 28 is not that far away. Breathe deep and take it easy.

Wishing you another four weeks in the inside.

Beautiful pics.

jessie said...

Happy 24 weeks! Love the photos

K J and the kids said...

YAY for the milestone ! Keep it up...you are doing fantastic.
I carried twins and that was MISERABLE....I can't imagine adding another one in there.

Your pictures look gorgeous !

Movie Gyrl said...

CONGRATS on making it to 24 weeks! Glad to read that the babies are doing well! Crossing fingers you make it to 28 weeks and beyond. Trina's belly looks fantastic!
Just wanted to add that you are great supportive partner :)

Somethingtogrow said...

I'm de-lurking today after following your blog for a long time. Just wanted to say that the black and white photos are absolutely lovely. Congrats on making it to 24 weeks -- hooray!

cindyhoo2 said...

Congrats on the milestone and the great baby shower! Poor Trina with all that movement and pressure on her tiny frame. She's being quite the champ. And those pictures are lovely.

Misty said...

Beautiful ladies! Its crazy to think that the boys will still almost double their weight by D-Day huh!? Trina is a rockstar you're a very lucky girl!

Gust said...

Congrats on V-day :-) beautiful pictures and the shower sounded amazing!

definingfamily said...

Thinking of you amazing ladies daily. Congratulations on reaching the 24week mark! Quite the milestone. Absolutely gorgeous photos.

Candi said...

here here to the 24 weeks! i raise my shirley temple for you!!

P said...

Congrats on the 24 week milestone. I love the pictures.

H2 said...

What a (little) relief for you both to know you've passed one milestone successfully. I'm going to be on 33weeks (hopefully longer). I LOVE the B&W preggo pics. You both look amazing and happy. Congrats on your 24wk milestone.

Chrissie said...

Sounds like things are going well. I absolutely love the pictures. They are awesome.

Knifty Thrifty said...

You are a beautiful family already...can't imagine how amazing it must be to be awaiting those three babies!

Congratulations!

mama bea, bao in the oven said...

Congrats on hitting the big 2-4! Very exciting stuff.
Those photos made me cry--they are so beautiful. How lovely that you have such generous and talented friends! Best to Trina--hope she is able to be as comfortable as possible.

CJ said...

Woo hoo for milestones! I LOVE the pictures! I'm so excited to see your boys...when they're ready!

Edward said...

Gorgeous photos! Congrats on 24 weeks and best wishes for a boring, uneventful trip to the next milestone!

Little monkey said...

congrats on making the big 24week mark!! How exciting!! Love the pictures!!