Jude and Sloane look fantastic--lots of movement and still very big. They weigh a little under two pounds each and are both measuring almost two weeks ahead of schedule. Two specifics from this appointment: Jude's head is still enormous--all three of us laugh when the doctor takes his head measurement (poor kid), and Sloane has some looooong legs--no clue where she gets that. :) They're both head down and taking up the majority of my stomach but are still close enough to one another that it's the cutest thing you've (ok, we've) ever seen. Neither are thumb suckers but I think that's because they're too busy punching me or one another.
I'll be honest, the sonogram pictures aren't great. They're getting so big and moving so rapidly that it's hard to get a clear shot. The best pictures are of their private parts but Michael and I vowed to never post (nor take) pictures of said privates. Let's just say they're still very much a boy and a girl.
Next up: my appointment. My blood pressure is great and weight is right on track. I've gained 20 pounds so I can safely say I will not pull a Jessica Simpson (famous last words) nor will I be one who people fear has not gained enough weight. My doctor doesn't take the stomach measurement as one does with a singleton but when a woman is carrying almost four pounds of one baby she is around 32 weeks. I think it is very safe to say I look every bit of 32 weeks. YOWZA! :)
I had an amazing baby shower this past weekend and am waiting on some pictures so I'll just post a bump picture for now (taken before the shower) and do a separate post soon.
Thanks so much for your encouraging words. While these weekly updates are fun for us I realize they can get very wordy. I appreciate those who have stuck with us through this incredible journey! I will reward you with a bombardment of pictures once they finally arrive (and yes, that statement is dripping with sarcasm but is closer to the truth than I care to admit). Thanks again for being awesome--you're the best!