Monday, May 5, 2014

30 (almost 31) weeks

Top: Heritage (Costco) | Skirt: The Chic Orchid | Necklace: The Chic Orchid

I'm about to start week 31, but Andrew snapped this photo of me last Thursday — right after I got the bad news at the doctor's office that I probably have preeclampsia.

What does this mean? We won't know for sure until after some more tests today, but if it's severe preeclampsia, they could take the babies at 32 weeks. If it's milder, they'll wait until 37 weeks. I am feeling overwhelmed thinking that our little twins could arrive in just one week, and I am worried that they'll be tiny and spend a lot of time in the NICU.

In the meantime, I have been taking it easy, as my legs and feet continue to swell and get really sore. Andrew pushed me around Target in a wheelchair (which felt SO weird) to get some preemie clothes for the babies, just in case, along with a few other necessities. He has also been putting the finishing touches on the nursery and assembling the carseats in case they arrive early.

I am fortunate to be able to work from home, so I still have plenty to keep me busy, and I will be spending several days this week at the doctor's office and the hospital for ultrasounds and non-stress tests. I also had steroid shots over the weekend to help the babies' lungs develop faster.

We have felt so much love from everyone over the past week! Andrew and I celebrated my birthday in Jackson, Wyoming, and then spent the next couple days in Idaho. The baby shower my mom and sister-in-law put together was beautiful (you can see pics on Instagram), and my aunts, cousins, sisters-in-law, grandmothers and friends were there and were incredibly generous.

My mom made two gorgeous baby quilts for the twins' cribs (pictures coming with the nursery reveal!), and my sister-in-law made cupcakes, little sailboat jello cups and cute little diaper cakes. It was a lot of fun and nice to see family and friends, some I hadn't seen in years.

We also celebrated with my youngest brother, Reggie, who just left May 2 for a three-month LDS mission in Nauvoo, Illinois. He'll be playing in a brass band during the summer months, and we are so excited for him — though I miss him already. I'm sure he'll be a wonderful missionary, and he'll come back in time to snuggle our little newborn twins.

Clearly not much fits right now, since I'm in the same outfit both times. :)

The women from my church ward also threw me a shower Friday night, and two other moms who have twins gave me some great advice and helped me calm down a bit. Whether these babies come in a week or six weeks, we'll be ready to love them and take care of them. I feel so much love from my Heavenly Father and know that He is aware of Andrew and me and our tiny little twins.


  1. Just like you said, Lindsay - no matter when your little darlings arrive you'll love them wholeheartedly. Time flies crazily, six weeks seem to be not long to go but holding your babies earlier is overwhelmingly exciting. I will think about you Lindsay and your family, take care and all the best with the news. xxxx

  2. Lindsay, you don't know me, I am friends with your Aunt Susan Curtis. I just wanted to let you know that people are praying for you and your babies. Modern medicine is amazing and the Lord will take care of you. I know that every situation is different but I did want to give you some calm assurance that this can be ok. My little one that was born at 32 weeks because of my pre-eclampsia is now 19 and serving the Lord as a missionary in Canada. My advice to you would be to listen to your doctor and do what he/she tells you to do, and most important, listen to your Heavenly Father and let him guide you and your husband as you choose what to do.

  3. I wore the same two work outfits for weeks while I was pregnant. Good luck to you, Andrew and the babies in the upcoming weeks. Thanks for keeping us updated, it's been fun watching you change!

  4. one of my friends is 2 months preg with twin boys, and has a been diagnosed with a small cervix, so she will be bedridden from 2 months until she can safely be cleared for delivery. you mamas are tough!!


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