Saturday, January 31, 2009

The Tree!

My mom painted this tree in our nursery for our little babies.  We wanted something bright + modern.  She did a fantastic job and it makes this room a very happy, special place!

Friday, January 30, 2009

3 + 1/2 Days Until Forever!

We went to our very last doctor appointment today!  My doc still cannot believe I have carried these babies soooo long.  We are still on for a c-section on Tuesday.  (C-section because they are breech, not because they are twins.)  We are excited, anxious, scared, ready, not-ready, and many other feelings in the mean time.  Mostly we can't wait to see and hold our two little miracles!

I am large, uncomfortable & sleepless, but mostly we feel so grateful that we were able to get these babies all the way to the end.    

We will keep you posted...

Monday, January 19, 2009

Top 10 Reasons We Love Our Dog

1.  No need for an alarm clock.

2.  We will never have a bird or squirrel break into our house.

3.  Limited kitchen floor clean-up.

4.  Custom beagle-scratched hardwood floors.

5.  Free lawn fertilizer.

6.  No need for an electric blanket.

7.  She pees like a lady...and a gentleman!

8.  Cheap entertainment.

9.  A hero's welcome every single time we come in the door.

10.  She pre-washes all of our dishes for us.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

The trouble with the waiting game..

Well, the due date is now official. We have a new adjusted date of Feb. 3rd for these two little ones to arrive. The trouble with that day is that it is still 17 days away!

Karla was in shock at the news that she may be responsible for carrying our twins to 38 weeks, but her effort and stamina has been amazing this far. She is such a beautiful pregnant women. Minimal complaining about all of the changes her body is going through and little amounts of irritation at all of the limitations this has brought on her day to day activities.

We have truly been blessed so far along this journey, but the problem with waiting is you are so excited, yet anxious, yet freaked out, yet curious, yet nervous, yet tired (with no clue how much sleep we will after they arrive).

The other funny thing about waiting is this is the point where everyone starts to share all of their stories about pregnancy. About themselves or others that they know. The thing that I am trying to figure out is...'why does everyone feel they have to share an over the top, terrible experience about someone they heard who had the hardest pregnancy in the world?' I just want to hear the good at this point, nothing that would add more nervous anticipation.

Well, regardless of when...these two are coming and we look forward to sharing the experience with all of those around us. We will keep you posted, but until then...if you read this, just make sure the words of wisdom you share are positive and don't add to the anxiety. Hope to be giving you all pictures of these little ones soon.

Friday, January 9, 2009

The Journey

Everyone always wants to see the belly shot! My belly was slow to grow at first, and then around month 4 1/2 or 5, it started and never stopped!