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I cant believe that my next blog update will contain pictures of Ava and Amelia. Finally!!

I am so ridiculously excited it cant possibly be described with words! Sabrina (or superwoman if you wish) will try to do live blog updates at – so you might want to check that out during the day tomorrow!!!

Tonight: relax, dine out, clean house, prepare for hospital, freak out.



Prepare for the happiest blog update ever – in not too long!!!

“It’s the calm before the storm. Changes in your baby’s weight have leveled off with only a few ounces of fat added this week. At this point your baby should weigh in at almost 7 lbs and 20 inches. Happily, as far as internal organs go, they are now developed enough to function in the outside world although the oh-so-important immune system is still developing and will continue to do so after birth. With a large boost of antibodies provided by breast milk when nursing begins. Fighting infection and staying healthy should be well within their physical capacity when your little fighter is born.”

“The countdown continues… and in fetal developments: most of the bones (soft skull aside) in their little body are now completely hardened, providing a solid structure from which they can now make their grand debut into the world. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, we are structurally ready for a secure launch. In physical fitness news: their muscle tone has also improved over these past few weeks, and you’ll definitely be impressed by their steel-like Ulnar grasp (a newborn reflex that occurs if you lay your finger in their palm). And in genital development: if you’re having a girl, her labia are now fully developed. Finally, in the fluids/excretion department: the amniotic fluid-to-baby ratio has fallen over these past weeks, although they’re still swallowing fluid (building up even more meconium for that historic first poop), and some vernix caseosa. They will be more than ready to swallow and digest milk after birth.”

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.. I am almost done packing, and have cleaned the entire place, hopefully ready for my return to Norway some time in January. Taxi is picking me up in about five hours to take me to the airport, where I will board the plane to Frankfurt/Germany – then to Portland, Oregon – and finally to Redmond.

Kind of weird to look around me now, and think that next time I will be here, there will no longer be just me, but me and my daughters. There will be no silence and I will definitely not be as relaxed and/or energetic as I am today. Yeah, weird indeed.

But those thoughts of the life I am giving up vanishes so fast with the overwhelming excitement I feel, what I have dreamt about for so long is about to become reality.. and very soon!! 34 weeks pregnant with twins, we have passed so many great milestones, we are still doing great, Sabrina is determined to carry the princesses for a few more weeks (we’ll see if she might have changed her mind by mid December, hah!) – Ava is finally, FINALLY, head down and things are looking mighty fine!!

So many emotions and thoughts running through my mind these past few days and for the next ones.. it is unreal that we are almost at the finish line and that soon I will get to finally look at, hold and love my beautiful baby girls. Just unreal.

Next update: Oregon!

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