Sunday, September 19, 2010

Measuring Ahead

Okay, it is probably obvious by now if you haven't heard directly. Erin is pregnant! But...with double the fun. Twins!

The official due date is January 9 but the latest the doctors will let Erin go is December 19. So within 3 months we will have 3 kids under 3. It'll be awesome!

Overall Erin is doing very well. The pregnancy is certainly a lot different than Evelyn. Erin is measuring about 10 weeks ahead (compared to a single baby pregnancy) and has to limit her physical activity. Erin worked until the day before Evie was born, but with the twins she had to stop work at 20 weeks.

Our twins have separate placentas, which means they are most likely fraternal.
Some fun twin facts:
  • The average length of pregnancy is 39-40 weeks for a singleton; 36 weeks for twins
  • The average birth weight for a singleton is 7lbs 7oz, and for a twin is 5lbs 5oz
  • About 35% of twins are left-handed, double the rate of the general population
  • 1 in 50 people is a fraternal twin in the USA, and 1 in 150 is an identical twin. 1/3 of all twins born in the US are identical, but in Japan the figure is 2/3.
  • If you are a fraternal twin, you have a 1 in 17 chance of having twins. If you are identical, it doesn't affect your chances, and they remain from 1 in anywhere from 38 - 90, depending on if fertility drugs are used or not. If your mother is a fraternal twin, you may have a higher than average chance of twins. If you father is a twin, it doesn't affect your chances, as fraternal twinning is apparently carried down the maternal line.

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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Crane's Apple Orchard

Erin and Evelyn enjoyed a beautiful day at the apple orchard.

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Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Labor Day Weekend

Labor Day weekend is always bitter sweet. The weather was extremely crummy at the cottage but I have no complaints about this summer. We successfully did something away from home every single weekend and for the most part the weather was fantastic.

We ended up spending a lot of time indoors with the cold weather this weekend, but it certainly wasn't boring.
Evie and Esther.
Evie and the Brink twins.
Picture of the weekend: On Sunday night we put Evie to bed around 9:00. Two hours later Erin headed up for bed but quickly turned around to show me what Evie had done. Lately Evie farts around quite a bit when we put her in bed. Sometimes she takes her jammies off in the process. On Sunday night she took her jammies off and put them on sparkles (her pink dog), took her diaper off, and then fell sound asleep.

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Thursday, September 02, 2010

Camping Weekend

We had an interesting weekend camping at Hungry House campground a few weeks ago. Erin left at 2:30 am Saturday with a very upset stomach. It also rained hard from about that time until noon at Saturday which was a drag.

But...the rest of the weekend was great. The sun came out Saturday afternoon and all day Sunday and we enjoyed some great pool and playground time.

On Sunday morning we cooked just about everything. Options included eggs, bacon, sausage, pancakes, and freshly made donuts. Evie really liked her donut.

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