Hello all! I've been pretty lazy lately on the blog posts. We moved the computer upstairs to make room for the babies on the first floor, and I've found it increasingly difficult to haul myself plus 45 extra pounds up those stairs! But due to popular demand, I decided to get another blog post in.....possibly the last one before we have babies!!
I've been going to weekly appointments with the doctor. Each week they check my amniotic fluid and the position of the babies, then they hook me up to monitors to check that the babies heart-rates increase when they move. This helps determine the level of stress that the babies are under. So far, so good! Every week the little Kohtz's get stellar reviews....they are both very healthy and somehow aren't too stressed in there. It seems amazing that I have two babies inside of me that are about 5 pounds each. I am not swelling at all now (other than my giant midsection), even with the increased heat outside. I guess I'm a good baby incubator, even at the ripe old age of 38. Craig says that if aliens came to earth in order to reproduce with humans, they would abduct me since I seem to be such a good baby incubator. Oh Craiggers.
My work hours have been reduced to 4 hours each day this week. I actually like going to work for part of the day, as I get SO FREAKING BORED if I'm at home all day long. My back has really started hurting when I sit for long periods of time, so 4 hours at work is perfect at this point. Then I can come home and lay down with a heat pad on my back, which seems to help. I have found that I really can't do anything at home or I start having contractions and have to lay down. Therefore, my schedule is pretty good at this point. I keep a little busy at work, then come home and fight boredom for the rest of the day. I guess I should enjoy being bored now....that will all change very quickly!!
Craig is almost done with the basement and it looks amazing! The carpet was installed today, and it looks so great. I'm sure he will be posting some pictures this weekend. I am really excited to get to know Craig again. I think we have spent about 1 hour of time together (other than sleeping) in the last 3 weeks.
Conner has been keeping busy with some electronics that Craig has him interested in (what nerds!!) and he has been helping out a ton around the house and with the lawn and garden. Abby got her braces off last week and she looks so beautiful and grown up! She is on swim team this summer, and she is doing an excellent job! Conner and Abby got to spend some time in McCook with my parents last week, and today they left for Minnesota with their dad. Hopefully the babies don't come until after the 4th....Dan will bring them back to Lincoln if anything happens earlier than that!
Here is a picture of Abby without braces!
And here is a picture of Conner at the lake in McCook with the shirt that Uncle Stu sent him. It's a little small....maybe one of the twins can wear it.
Well, here is the week 35 picture. I'm pretty large at this point. I figure the babies are a little over 5 pounds now. The doctor wants me to get to 36 or 37 weeks, so hopefully only 1-2 weeks to go! As of now, we are going to have a natural childbirth....the girl is head down but the boy is breech. The doctor said after the girl is born they can "reach up and turn the boy" if necessary. That sounds pretty scary, but it's better than having a c-section as far as I'm concerned. I need a short recovery if I'm going to take care of two infants (with lots of help, of course). We will let you all know when something happens!!