Monday, December 29, 2008
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Last Friday at 5 1/2 weeks they were:
Monkey 6lbs 8oz
Lion 7lbs 9oz
Hence the newest nicknames of Big Guy and Little Guy.
Big Guy has developed chubby little thighs overnight! Both are wearing some preemie pants, but mostly newborn size clothes. Little Guy the monkey loses his diapers right off his bottom, as well as pants. Anyone ever seen adjustable waist newborn pants? :)
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
I like to have control.
I love being busy.
I thrive on a full calendar.
I need to be involved.
So imagine after the past several months of being checked out, how I must be feeling. Can't picture it? Let me tell ya...
It's like an addict going through intense withdrawl.
Agonizing, painful, withdrawl.
Friday, December 5, 2008
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Friday, November 28, 2008
Saturday, November 15, 2008
At 37 weeks, Aaron and I arrived at the hospital at 5am for a scheduled C-Section. The check-in and prep time took longer than the whole procedure. At 7:25am we welcomed Baby A feet first into the world at 18" and 5 pounds 9 ounces. At 7:27 am we welcomed Baby B feet first and peeing all over into the world at 17.75" and 5 pounds 6 ounces. They are beautiful baby boys. The boys appear to be identical as they ended up sharing one placenta.
Both boys are healthy and gaining weight, although they both required some minor supplementing the first few days. Baby B was born with very low blood sugar, so he had a cup feeding of formula just after his bath. He continued to have issues with his blood sugar for the first 24 hours. After 3 bottles and the warming lamps he stabilized his blood sugar and is a nursing champ. Baby A started to lose too much weight in the hospital, so he received a couple of supplements. Once my milk came in both boys have had no problems.
We have been home for one solid week now and have fallen into a good groove. The nights are a bit long, but we are getting used to it. The biggest difference between bringing the boys home and bringing one baby home is the inability to tag team the older kids and baby(ies). When we brought AJ home Aaron was strictly in charge of entertaining and meeting JP's needs. I had thought we would do the same this time, but 2 babies really need 2 adults that first week or so. Especially at night. Just think of a blurred round robin of me feeding, Aaron burping and diapering. Then switch. Non stop all night. The boys do sleep beautifully from about 6:30 am to 9:30 am. Those are good sleeping hours.
At 10 days old here are some differences we see in the boys:
A-loves to stay curled in a ball, keeps his hands in fists up by his face in defense, think he will have an innie, has chubby cheeks, he squeaks more, has a high pitched cry, and more hair on top.
B-loves to stay sprawled out, think he has an outie, has a thin face, long forhead, less hair on top, has more patience than A.
Monday, November 3, 2008
It seems like just yesterday we were surprised with the news of our twins. Now here I sit a mere 2 days aways from seeing the sweet faces of the two little guys who have been kicking me daily.
This afternoon everything became very real when the hospital called to pre-register my c-section. Wow.
5am arrival Wednesday morning with a start time of 7am.
I want to just sit for the next 48 hours and hold AJ because I know the moment the boys are born she will seem just so "big".
Saturday, November 1, 2008
As if scoring and tackling wasn't enough the boy also had an awesome play at quarterback. He threw a perfect TIGHT spiral complete for a Cowboys 1st DOWN. YEA! Final Score 30-12. Cowboys win.
Then came Halloween. JP and AJ came up with their costumes on their own. Lilo and Stitch.
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
So I did.
And it looks amazing, along with her newly arranged room. Thank you for that Aaron!
So after that I did take a wonderful nap and then continued to count the lines on the ceiling.
When that wasn't fun anymore I thought of all the things I want to do tomorrow.
So here it is:
1. Take JP to school
2. Swing past the ole Giftshop and make sure she is still standing :)
3. Make a return at Childrens Place
4. Buy AJ some black Mary JAN'S (yes I know they are Mary JANE's, but she calls them Mary JAN's and I LOVE IT!)
5. Eat at Backyard Burger. PLEASE SOMEONE JOIN ME FOR LUNCH!
6. If it is not raining, take AJ to the park.
7. Pick JP up from school.
8. Unpack JP's winter sweaters and put them in his closet.
9. Lay out warmer clothes for JP for the next week.
10. Maybe go out to dinner to celebrate JP's all A's
I am sure I will think of more fun and entertaining things as well.
Oh and an update on the boys...they both grew 2 pounds in the last 4 weeks. They are officially huge! And they are doing an excellent job of practicing breathing. Dr's say they look fabulous. Now we just have to wait and see when they want their birthday to be. I am hoping they would love to be October 23rd babies, but we'll see.
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Me: I can't sit, I can't lay, I just can't get comfortable.
AJ: Whell, if you just go to the hospital and take the babies out then you won't have anymore CONTRACTIONS.
Aaron and I nearly dropped our spoons and looked at each other as all three of us started laughing. AJ pays too much attention, I do believe!
Friday, October 3, 2008
1. He cleans the kitchen...every night.
2. The way he plays with our kids after a long day of work.
3. His wonderful helpfullness since I have been put on resting duties.
4. He grocery shops...without complaint.
5. He gives me a backrub every night, even when he is down right exhausted.
I am so thankful to have such an amazing husband. Not only is he just a dream husband, but he is the Dad every kid would want to have. He plays, he cleans, he cooks, he shops, he serves, he coaches, he teaches, he works, he learns, he laughs, he loves....he is ours and we are so blessed.
Thank Aaron so much for everything you have taken on as we get closer to the arrival of our two sweet babies. You are truly an amazing Dad and Husband. I love you...
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Monday, September 29, 2008
Friday, September 26, 2008
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
She is so ready. She also thought she was going to be the most beautiul one there. Her confidence was not lacking.
Monday, September 22, 2008
This seems to be a regular thing these days. I suppose my body is just preparing to be up for feedings in the middle of the night.
So as I wondered the house at 2 am I decided to feed the growl in my tummy. I had high hopes for some Captain Crunch, but was disappointed when I realized Aaron ate it yesterday.
So I settled on a bowl of Kix. Afterall it is Kid tested AND mother approved.
It was delightful.
So what was or is you middle of the night snack when you are hungry and can't sleep?
Thursday, September 18, 2008
1. I need to post about AJ's 1st day of Preschool.
2. Maybe I am in denial about the whole preschool thing seeing as how when I filled out her book order last night I wrote JP's name on the student line. I mean when did my baby get old enough for preschool anyway?
3. My son is getting ready to deliver his first "political speech" in his effort to persuade his classmates to vote him onto the Student Character Council. He wants to be elected so much, I pray that his efforts are rewarded. He has high hopes of the other kids being turned off by the meetings you must attend if you are on the council. Although I am not sure he knows what bribery is exactly I can see his little politician side coming through...he hopes the kids will vote for him because he is bringing food for the food pantry EVERYDAY, in hopes his class will win the contest.
4. I think I could be in denial about 2nd grade as well. Everytime I think of school I keep saying 1st grade. And wow am I amazed at how vastly different and advanced 2nd grade is compared to when I was in 2nd grade. Unbelievable.
5. The great car seat debacle of 2008 has resolved itself, I am so glad I am a complete weirdo and wanted to install them a month ago when I was 26 weeks. The car is now loaded with 4 appropriately fitting seats and the trunk is loaded with 2 chairs and one double stroller AND I still have room for groceries...I love my car. And no it is not a SUV. Amazing huh?
6. I can't seem to get motivated to put the final wall decor up in the babies room. I think it is the ribbon stressing me. I am unmotivated to attach pretty ribbon to the canvases my husband painted. Of course I can't hang anything else until those canvases are hung so I am stuck.
7. Clothes...I am begining to hate them. How can we possibly have so many? I spent yesterday switching the summer and fall clothes around in BOTH the kids closets...what a feat. And now I will no longer be shopping for a VERY LONG time because they both have more than enough clothes.
8. I can't figure out my bedroom: do I keep it looking nice and just stick the double bassinet next to Aaron where it fits? Or do I move the furniture around making the room look silly and off center to put the bassinet on my side?
9. This morning I decided to finally empty my answering machine of its 43 messages. I apologize if you have tried to call and gotten endless rings.
10. I really am fighting the urge to seriously empty out the attic and go through everything. This is where my husband is probably freaking out and saying WHAT?! I have an intense desire to sort and get rid of stuff up there and shoot while it is all down why not at least set aside the Christmas items I will need in just 6 weeks eh?
11. Did I mention 2 weekends ago I walked out into the garage and saw a vision which I called and asked my husband if he could do it TODAY. He is such a great man because he did. He completely emptied one side of the garage and slatwalled the walls and then hung shelves and moved it all back. We now have soooo much more space and JP has quite the art table. Thank you husband.
12. I wish AJ could survive with less stuff. She has a need to sleep with LOTS of stuffed animals, blankets, and books. You never know when you might want to read in the middle of the night. It does not make it easy however to keep a clean room. Well let me rephrase that...It does not make it easy for a DAD to clean and put away all her things properly. And have I mentioned my lack of motivation in all things that require bending over?
13. My friends rock. They can appreciate the need for all things pretty. Or in this case handsome. Have I mentioned yet how much I love my new twin nursing pillow with its totally cute blue and brown cover! It really gives me the desire to go crazy and cover anything that doesn't move with fun new fabric!
14. My mom. Her excitement and generosity towards these twins is awesome. The woman is a bargain hunter. She literally spends endless time searching for just the right gift for someone. And sneaky. Most of it done right under the person's nose. Once again she nabbed quite the little bargain load of 3-6 month clothes for the boys. She also braved the elements of IKE and sharpened her elbows to attend a mothers of multiples sale with me. She is the coolest.
15. Sunday night dinners. I love eating dinner with my parents on Sunday nights. I love sitting down at the end of the week and eating together all 6 of us. Recently the kids have ended these dinners putting on shows by telling jokes and ghost stories. This past Sunday it was just really special to see my Dad express his gratitude for family as he reminisced at all the dinners eaten at that table....the same table that used to be in his own Mom's house. I look forward to many loud dinners with the twins soon!
Wow if I even have your attention still I think I will just end my thoughts abruptly because I am hungry...
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Today I received a big fat FAIL on a test.
More specifically my glucose test for gestational diabetes.
It is quite possible that the 10 1/2 gallons of yummy delicious ice cream in my freezer, just may have something to do with the results. I'm just guessing.
So it is off to do a 3 HOUR LONG test on Monday.
You would think with as many medical advances as we have that they would figure out a more convenient way to make a final diagnosis on gestational diabetes. Like I don't have better things to do than sit in the outpatient area on a Monday for 3 HOURS. I suppose 3 hours would be ok if they had lazy boys and individual tv's, but please I gotta share 1 magazine with 50 other people. And have I mentioned how not fun it is to NOT eat for more than 12 hours!
So on other updates with this pregnancy....
I am now beginning my twice weekly NST testing at the Labor and Delivery Ward of the hospital. That along with biweekly doctor's appointments, plus the kids activities is making it quite necessary to just go ahead and hire a personal secretary to follow me around and remind me where to go when.
I may also need to invest in a plethora of various colors of hi-lighters.
Although I have never forgotten to pick JP up from school, I really feel that this could be the year. Why can't my cell phone have a friday only alarm for early out anyway?
On a side note, if you have never had your blood drawn by an old high school ex-girlfriend of your husbands...let's just say it is gonna hurt and you may have a bruise.
Oh and a big thank you to JANELLE for providing me with the "you look awesome pregnant" super cute red shirt. If only Liz Lange was still making this shirt, I would go buy it in EVERY color.
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Monday, September 1, 2008
All in all the weekend was successful. It may have been more successful if we would have had the bikini clad car model, but since I am VERY pregnant and AJ is only 4 we skipped that marketing tool.
Friday, August 29, 2008
JP suffered his first playground injury of the school year today as he took an intense tetherball to the eyeball.
In my concern when I picked him up i asked " how is your eye?"
JP: "Do I have a black eye yet, I hope it turns into a black eye. That will make me tougher."
The Girly Girl
AJ on the other hand decided today that , "she is taking a break from MOPS. It is off the list."
However, "The Childrens Place is on the list though. They have cute skirts and shirts."
Apparently who needs socializing at the playground, when you got quality shopping.
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
cute girl at gym: Does my new hair make me look like a boy?
what seems like eternal pause...
shew! The boy knows how to treat a girl.
cute girl at gym: are you sure my hair doesn't make me look like a boy?
JP: yep, it doesn't
when we get the answer we want, why as women do we keep asking?
cute girl at gym: well are you sure i don't look like a boy?
After my initial gasp of relief I had to really hold back to not laugh at this adorable 7 year old boy/girl conversation.
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Both babies are looking great. They have wonderful fluid amounts. Their growth is exactly where it should be. Everything looked so well, we do not need to go back to the peri for a whole 4 weeks!
Baby A now weighs in at a huge 2 pounds 4 ounces with a heart rate of 150.
Baby B now weighs in at 2 pounds 3 ounces with a heart rate of 157.
Baby A has decided he no longer enjoys his brother's tushee in his face, so he has now flipped and is breech. Baby B still enjoys controlling things and taking up the most space, so he is still transverse. So what I thought was a head and a bottom in the middle of my tummy is really 2 heads almost together. I guess they just wanted to see the face of the guy who has been kicking them.
Next week we will go for one last 3D-4D ultrasound...I will post pictures then.