Saturday, May 29, 2010

Wk 36 appointment documentary

Shot this with Nikon D90 DSLR

36 week check-up from Brian Wen on Vimeo.

Beautiful baby faces~

These are the 4D ultrasound photos that I haven't posted. 

This is baby B at wk 30, look at his defined nose! Directly on his face is actually Baby A's leg resting on top. It's definitely cramped in there.

Below is baby A at wk 32 sucking on his fingers.

And I believe this is baby A at wk 34 crying inside the belly!

This is Baby A at week 36. At this stage you can see how they have accumulated baby fat on their body. Look at those chubby cheeks!! I think he's sleeping, because he looked pretty peaceful, unlike the previous one

The twins love each other so much they lean their faces next to each other. It's hard to see in the picture below, but they actually have their faces next to each other. Baby A on the left, and Baby B on the right.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Wk 36 Let's Go For a Run..

The twins are getting ridiculously heavy at this point, the expectant parents (us) are getting ridiculously impatient as well, and yes, we're aware that the quiet days are about to be over so we should really treasure what's left of the pregnancy. But they've grown so much in the last two weeks (Baby A is now 5lb and 3oz, Baby B is now 5lb 13oz), Christy is often losing her center of gravity when she stands. 

check out the enormous belly below

In the past two weeks we have been doing routine fetal monitoring to make sure both placenta are functioning properly. It's amazing how fast their hearts beat at this point. 

Since we're not worried about premature labor anymore, Christy now requests occasional dinning-out. Last weekend we went to Torrance for Okonomiyaki, it was the first time she really went out in a little over a month. Then two days ago we went to Tofuya in Sawtelle on our way back from the doctor's office. I was noticing that the waiters/restaurant customers/bystanders all stared at Christy's belly in disbelief. Yeah, I know.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

WK 35, Okay, now we're getting impatient!

BAM! Here we are at week 35.

According to  The twins don't have much room to maneuver now that they're over 18 inches long and tips the scales at 5 1/4 pounds (pick up two honeydews). Because they're so snug in the womb, they aren't likely to be doing somersaults anymore, but the number of times they kick should remain about the same. their kidneys are fully developed now, and their livers can process some waste products. Most of their basic physical development are now complete — They'll spend the next few weeks putting on weight.

As you can see in the picture below, Christy's belly is looking gigantic compared to her petite body.

In the doctor's office visit laste week, a women who was near labor couldn't believe how big Christy's belly was. We're now on a twice a week office visit to monitor fetal heartbeat and make sure placenta is continuing to function normally. The twins are so cramped in the womb they keep wanting to dig under Christy's ribcage. Surprisingly Christy has been able to get some quality sleep lately. We both feel that this is the calm before the storm. The irregular contractions are still occuring but still not quite there yet. So we need to be a little more patient.. On the bright side, we still have time to fight over the names~

Sunday, May 9, 2010

WK 34!! Happy Mothers(-To-Be) Day

Week 34, another milestone completed. The twins are kicking harder than ever, and it seems like they're able to interact with / respond to pressures from outside the belly now. Though fun for me, the sheer weight is painful for Christy. From time to time she'll have difficulty breathing, aside from the constant back and shoulder pain. She's one tough woman, and will continue to tough it out until the D-day comes!

Having gone through this pregnancy process with Christy made me truly realize how wonderful all mothers are. So let's give a shout out to all mothers and mothers-to-be out there, for that today is Mother's Day and you all deserve to take a truly deserved break.

My famous French Toast served 1st thing in the morning

Happy Mother's Day!

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Wednesday, May 5, 2010


Thanks to Juan Bruce for sharing this. I hope I can finally convince Christy to accept the idea of minivan with this....

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Delicious goodies~

Both Christy's mom and myself have been pretty efficient at pulling together quick bites to satisfy Chrity's high-freqency, low-intake meal consumption patterns. By now she will need to eat roughly 6 times during the day. And up to twice a night. During the night I just simply heat up milk, or feed her Ensure. But during the day it gets exciting:

Above is the Papaya-Milk that my mom used to make us when we were little. it's a popular summer drink in Taiwan, the taste/effort ROI exceeds 500% so I highly recommend it.

Above is also a popular Taiwanese dish called - Da Lu Mien, except we didn't put noodles (mien) in here..


Above is a delicious daikon radish pastry that my mom made for Christy. it's a bit more inolved, but my mom always makes baking seem so easy!

Wontons and dumplings have been a frequent favorite in my household, just because it's simple to make and you can store them for the rainy days. Sometimes when late night snacks don't entice Christy, we make wontons, the hot and fresh dish that is quite substantial and can last her all night!

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WK 33!!

Thanks for everyone's lovely letters and prayers, we had some good news from the doctor this week that Christy's bedresting is clearly working! The cervix shortening is stablized, and the funneling miraclously went away, which is a huge relief for us. Christy's mom has been a tremendous help in these few weeks. and I'm very grateful for her emotional support for both of us. C'mon guys! hang in there, and let's tough it out for a few more weeks so you can be gemini twins!!
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