January 29, 2009

Say "Cheese"!

An ultrasound Thursday showed the babies weighing about 29 oz each. That's a 9 oz gain from two weeks ago, which is well above the 10% per week that the doctors look for. It's still a few oz short of the magical 2 lb mark, which they prefer as a minimum birth weight. But if they keep it up, they should pass that up in just a few days.
The little guys move around so much, they're hard to pin down on the fetal monitor. We're supposed to record their heartbeats 20 minutes at a stretch twice a day, but it's a little like squeezing a bar of soap - slippery little buggars won't hold still. We're going to have our hands full with these two.
Thank you to all my visitors, it really brightens my day to have you. I can only crochet and play mahjong for so long before I start to go batty. The solitary confinement isn't too bad though, I just remind myself that this will be my last opportunity to rest... ever.


  1. Dear Gina, we are Alejandra and Javier from Spain, we think tat Ryan talked to you about us. We want you to know that we are awaiting your pregnancy and your health and the two champions, you all are in our prayers and we are convinced that everything is going to be okay.
    We do not have the pleasure to meet you, but ... by reading your blog, and mail and conversations we have with Ryan, we see that you are a very brave and very courageous woman. God has sent you a very hard test and you are passing it by far, congratulations!
    We only want to give you our support and a strong hug from Spain.
    Keep going!

  2. Gina and Ryan,
    I am enjoying the blog with the updates about Gina and the babies.
    Gina, hang in there. You and the twins are in the prayers of many, many people including the Hazel Green United Methodist Chruch prayer list.
    Love, Nancie and family

  3. This is Gemma, from Spain. We are all glad that everything seems to go on fine. I have just seen the pictures you have recently attached. They both look lovely! They are two healthy little kids! I think John Paul has his Daddy's eyes while Joseph has yours! . Can that be?

    We all keep you in our minds and we hope the best for you and you family.
    I will keep in touch.

    Take care,