|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.