Thursday, July 31, 2008

33 1/2 weeks along!

I think my face says it all... "are we done yet"? I have had several requests for a more recent preggo picture, so here it is...this is 33 almost 34 weeks pregnant. I never thought that I would have made it this far, but here we are. I am now going into the doctor twice a week to be monitored for contractions and also watched by the doctors themselves. We had a really good update on our Monday appointment -July 28th I believe. The ultrasound told us that twin A is approx. 4 lbs 3 oz. and twin B is approx. 4 lbs 5 oz.. They are both doing "practice" breathing and continue to thrive which is a major answer to our prayers. We are set for a c-section on Monday September 1st at 10:00 a.m., but if you ask me... these little men are coming before then. we are getting very excited and somewhat anxious at the same time. Things could happen any day now. Thank you for all of your prayers, we know that we would never have made it this far without the Lord's protection and blessing over this little family. Only He knows when and how this will all happen, we just need to trust, trust, and trust some more! Hugs from the Snyders

~33 weeks, 4 days~

Friday, July 18, 2008

Dancing, Dancing, Dancing.

One of Canon's new ways to entertain himself and others is dancing in the living room to the country music playing on the television . Just thought this would be a kick to watch!

Friends come in all forms!

Canon's Monkey-duck

Canon has found comfort and friendship from a unique and unsuspecting new friend. He travels the entire house with his monkey-duck at his side. He reminds me of a little mama kangaroo... I don't know. We are now just a few short days from reaching our 32 week mark and it feels so good to have successfully made it this far. That being out doctors appointment on Monday we were told that I will be having my c-section on September 1st which is 6 weeks away. This is great news for the babies and they should be at such a good weight and so healthy by 38 weeks. I had never before Monday dreamed of carrying these twins to 38 weeks and it was a bit much too handle at first. We are very thankful for the protection and healthy conditions of these boys and hope that I can make it all the way to 38 weeks. Hugs!

~31 weeks and 5 days~

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Canon's 1st official haircut......!

When I was at the doctors office last Monday I asked if it would be okay to get a hall pass to get our son his first official hair cut. I was given the "okay" to head out with Brycen and Canon for the momentous day! He was the PERFECT little boy the whole time and seemed to love every second of it. His barbers name was Stella and we went to "V's Barbershop" for this special occasion. They gave him a little certificate at the end that says that he has graduated from babyhood and has made his way into boyhood... a little bittersweet for Brycen and I to read.... ! Daddy also got his hair trimmed and it was such a precious father-son treat.... I walked out of there with the two most handsome boys in the world! I would say it was a "hall pass" well spent!
Love from the Snyders!

~29 weeks, 6 days~

How we celebrated the 4th of July!

Stay'n COOL on the 4th!

I know... I know....I'm on bedrest, so what am I doing taking pictures of Brycen and Canon at a pool right? Well, we are very blessed to have some great friends that literally live about 700 yards from us and they have allowed us to cool off in the pool. As you can imagine the weightlessness of being in the water is an amazing feeling for me and I gives me some relief from the increasing pressure. We were so excited to hang out at the pool because it was an "outing" that we were able to do as a family. ( it feels like a lifetime since the three of us did something together outside of the house). We had such a good time and ended the day with fireworks! There is a large park about a mile and a half from our house and they ended up doing fireworks there this year. We were able to have Canon see fireworks for the first time just by sitting/laying in our front yard and we had a great view. I felt like God put those fireworks there just for us and just for our current situation. Hope you all had a beautiful 4th of July and were able to stay cool and relax a bit! We love you!

~29 weeks, 6 days~

Those boys are putt'n on the lbs...

Teri celebrates 29 years and I celebrate 29 weeks!

As you can see from the above pic.... I made it to 29 weeks and a very precious friend of ours, Sarah, decided to help the occasion with an ice cream cake from Baskin Robins.. yummy! On Monday the 30th I had a very encouraging doctors appointment and Brycen and I got some great news. We had an ultrasound to measure the boys and make sure they were on schedule with their growth... they were! Twin B was just 3 0unces short of 3 lbs and Twin A was over 2 1/2 lbs at 2 lbs 9 ounces. What a blessing to know that everything is on track. I also found out that I passed my 3 hour glucose screening and I do not have gestational diabetes....Yeah! Last but not least, the doctors is giving me a new goal of 35 weeks and they are encouraging me to see that as the new place to "get". They say that I am physically doing great and are happy that at this point I am not needing any medicine to keep contractions away or stop labor. Great news all around and we left that doctors appointment feeling so blessed and overwhelmed by Gods protection on those babes and myself. Hugs!