We’ve officially made it to 25 weeks (well, right now it’s 25w4 days). I was a little late this week with our board (finished it on Sunday night) because we have been running around like crazy trying to find outfits for our “marrying day” (according to Mary). We’ve bought Callie’s dress (which looks AMAZING and accents her baby bump perfectly, although I feel guilty about having seen her in it), and a new vest and bow tie for myself. I have to say, when we have our “real” wedding, I am definitely going to Men’s Warehouse to buy/rent my tuxedo. They didn’t even bat an eyelash when I said that we were getting married and that I was looking for a vest that fit well, but wasn’t too tight around the chest. I love that they had a woman who was doing fittings as well. All in all, it was a really pleasant experience (although a little more expensive than I was hoping for but what are you gonna do right?!) We also went to look for rings with no success. Everywhere that we went said it would take 1-2 weeks to have them resized, which isn’t going to work for us. Standard in store size is a 7. Callie wears a 6 and I wear an 8.5. We figured since we will probably have these rings indefinitely, we would at least spend a decent amount of money for them and make sure they are rings that we are happy with. 5 days later and still no rings. We have one last stop before we just order the ones we want and have them delivered to us later on and just get sterling silver rings for our ceremony in the mean time.
We were just gonna go to City Hall and have a judge marry us, but we ended up deciding on having the judge come to our home and marry us there (it’s the same price so WHY NOT!?!). We have some friends coming over and my siblings and are having a potluck style lunch. We are fortunate that our closest friends and sibling were able to rearrange plans to accommodate our lesbian shotgun wedding, as so many of you bloggers have dubbed it. It’s gonna be awesome, and I’m excited, nervous, scared, and beyond happy to be marrying Callie, my best girl and the love of my life, on Saturday 11/1/14 (1+1+1+1+4=8 and if you flip that sideways, it’s the symbol for infinity which reassures me even MORE that this is what is meant to be and happening just as it should) Still sad our parents won’t be able to be there.
So how’s about those 25 weeks, huh?!? Our little buddies are developing their startle reflexes. They can totally get scared now if something falls and makes a loud bang that they weren’t expecting. I think this is funny! I wanna scare them, but Callie said it’s not nice and that I should think about that, considering what a fraidy cat I am. No seriously! To this day I have never seen a Chuckie, Freddy Kruger, Halloween, or Friday the 13th movie…ever! And I never will!!! I have no idea what ANYONE did last summer, and I don’t care to find out either! At this point, the boys are continuing their growth spurt and causing Callie to be “1st trimester tired” all over again. They are getting some fat on their bodies, but they started that already considering that they are 2 little chubbas! They are also developing surfactant which is a lipoprotein which will help the boys lungs breathe in oxygen and breathe out carbon dioxide without their lungs collapsing. If you ask me, I would say that’s pretty important! Also, their testes will be or already have descended into the scrotum. I think that’s pretty important too! When I sent my friends the weekly chalkboard update Marco commented “Oh thank God those testes have descended! I was starting to worry!” which I thought was hilarious. You know what else is hilarious!?! Balls! LOL! Ok, get it together Sammie! These boys should be measuring in at about a pound and a half and about 13 inches long. No wonder we really can feel those kicks ridiculously strong now. Most people will catch a glimpse of them moving around under Callie’s shirt and can see them kicking and punching to get out. Not yet little guys! Not yet! We still have a few more weeks.
We had a perinatologist appointment last Thursday and Callie’s cervix is doing worse than it was before. It went from 1.97 to 1.94. It’s a really small change but if it continues to get shorter, it could potentially be a big problem. The doctor made it very clear that she is to stay off of her feet until 34 weeks! He is concerned that the babies want to come and that Callie does too much.He was very specific.Our OB told us that she should be on bed rest and take it easy but this doctor was very specific. If you tell a runner who runs 8 miles a day to take it easy, they may run about 6 instead. He is saying “Run no miles lady!”…at all if you want to stay pregnant because at this rate, who knows how much longer they will stay in. Good news is, she isn’t dilating or cramping and the contractions have slowed down a bit, although they are stronger than they were before. I’m making sure that she isn’t doing anything at home with the exception of bathroom trips and switching from the bed to the couch. When I’m not home? Well, that’s another story! I just want my buddies to stay in there as long as they can, preferably 38 weeks. Oh, and they love it when Mamá reads to them. They wiggle, and roll, and move all over the place. I think they can recognize my voice now. Callie says that they move a lot when I come home and start chatting and they haven’t heard my voice in a few hours. I like to believe that! So upcoming wedding, and completion of nursery this week and next. No idea when the baby shower is but I’m almost certain that it’s coming in the next 2-3 weeks! Can’t wait!