Jill is really feeling pretty good today and has been able to be up and moving around a bit. Ben made a pot of Potato Leek soup for dinner that was delicious. After dinner, Jill settled in to do her kick counts on the twins and to monitor for contractions. She became a little concerned that Baby A didn't appear to be moving around much, so after nearly an hour and half of monitoring, they decided to go to the hospital to be checked out. All is good, both babies have strong heartbeats and the reason she couldn't feel the kicking is because of the position (back up against mom's tummy and the protective layer of placenta between her and mom's tummy). They were back home in less than 2 hours.
Monday, September 2. Happy 2nd Birthday to Charlotte!
We did some marathon cooking this morning. After oatmeal for breakfast, I got busy putting beef stew in the crock pot while Ben made a batch of muffins (a headache recipe that Lois sent - we're hoping they help Jill who is not having a good day today). When that recipe was done, the birthday cake was made. And while that was done, I ran to the store for party hats and balloons. When that was done, we were off to the playground and to walk the dogs. Then came lunch and nap time - yay!
Our days are very full, but I'm so glad that I am able to be here to help - they really need it right now. I only wish that Jill could be feeling better so she could enjoy her days at least a little bit.
The birthday party (with Granny and Papa on Skype) was a big hit, her little eyes just glowed when she saw the decorations, hats, and balloons. My gift, a diaper bag, changing pad, diapers and wipes for her baby doll seemed to be a big hit, but she liked all of her other gifts too; puzzles, bug bowling, clothing, and books.
Sunday, September 8. We all slept in for a while this morning and did that feel good. Then I had a nice conversation with Pat, I didn't talk with him much last weekend. I was glad to hear that all is well with him, Tracey and Sawvana.