Wednesday, May 25, 2011

15 Weeks

I'm 15 weeks pregnant with TWINS! It never gets old saying that - it is still quite unbelievable. We have a doctor's appointment coming up next week and are really hoping to find out the sexes - fingers crossed!


So we are probably going to start looking into child care next month. We really have no idea if we want in-home, day care center or what. And I don't really know where to start looking. Any advice would be appreciated!

This week the babies are about four inches long or about the size of apples. Though one might think I have a whole bag of apples under that shirt ;)

Well, that's it for this update. Seriously let me know if you have advice on childcare!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

A Couple Randoms

So I sort of like to take pictures...of random are a couple I felt like sharing:

I had fun shopping at Target for this birthday loot for my favorite 4 year old:

I sort of wanted to keep these for myself:

And this was her mom and dad's favorite:

These are the Mother's Day cards I made - loving the color combo:

This is a tulip we saw at Reiman Gardens in Ames a couple weeks ago. I don't know what kind it is but they were pretty amazing!

And these cuties came from my Aunt about 2 days after we told her we're having twins. NOTE: WE DO NOT KNOW THEIR GENDER! She just happened to send us a pink and blue...wishful thinking maybe?

That's it for today. Have a great week everyone!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Growing Things

So awhile back I posted about these little flower pots I planted forget-me-nots in:

Well, here's all I got:

So those are done...but check out my peace lilly! This baby was a housewarming gift from my coworker Kristi V. about 3 years ago and it is rocking it. This is the first time it has bloomed and I couldn't be more proud - hehe!

I also have a little planter box by our front door and my goal is to just keep those flowers alive, which I have not been able to do the past two years.

Jeremy made a vegetable garden for me in our yard too! This is our first attempt at growing things to eat so we'll see how that goes. I think two of my tomato plants may have died already - it must have gotten too cold for them a couple nights ago. I think I'll try to plant a couple more because I am CRAVING tomatoes something fierce.

What are you growing?

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Week 13 and 14

Today I am 14 weeks and 2 days pregnant with the twins!

I am feeling good. My main complaint is back and belly pain right now. After standing at work for about 5 hours my back pain is pretty brutal. I think it is because my belly is growing so fast and pulling on my back muscles...that's my theory anyway. My belly also hurts from stretching all those muscles and ligaments and what-have-you. Sometimes I swear you could SEE it growing!

I am NOT good at remembering to take my picture on Tuesdays when I change weeks. So these pictures are 13 Weeks and 2 Days and 14 Weeks and 2 Days.

13 Weeks

14 Weeks

So according to the babies are the length of lemons or about 3&1/2 inches long. They can grimace, frown, squint, suck their thumbs and apparently they pee!

I'd also like to take a second to express our gratitude and thank EVERYONE for all the wonderful comments on here, facebook, text, and phone call. You all have been so supportive and we can't thank you enough!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Some GREAT Music (That's NOT DMB)

Yes, I said, NOT Dave Matthews Band. Though they are the greatest band EVER, I realize there is also other great music. Also, I don't need any arguments about this, it wasn't a question.

Anywho, Jeremy is going on a "man date" later this month to see the Foo Fighters with a colleague (I'm only a little jealous). He recently purchased the album this song is from Skin and Bones and it's pretty impressive, this from someone who isn't a Foo Fighters "fan" so to speak.

The Nadas are an AWESOME local band that I don't think should just be a local band. And maybe I'm not giving them enough credit but I think they could use some more airtime for sure!

Sign No More by Mumford and Sons is an album I can listen to all the way through and enjoy EVERY song which I think says a lot about a band. Here's a good one from my favorite band with a banjo.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Long Time No Blog

So it's been over a month since my last post! Sorry to keep you all in the dark. Ok, not all of you, some of you already know the news. Probably a lot of you...word travels fast. I've learned people love to gossip share good news.

This is the good news:

First HCG (blood pregnancy test) on March 13th: 1175!

Second HCG on March 15th: 3067!

First Ultrasound March 29th showed this:


We heard both heartbeats! Baby A: 122 Baby B: 132

Second Ultrasound April 12th: Baby A: 170 Baby B: 178

Baby A was moving his/her arms and legs and Baby B was shimmying all over - SO AMAZING! We also "graduated" from the fertility doctor to my regular OB/GYN today.

Today was our first appointment with my regular OB/GYN. It went well but we didn't have an ultrasound. We are having one Thursday though for the Nuchal Fold Test but I don't know if we'll get any pictures.

Pretty much right from the start I felt exhausted. Those of you have been pregnant probably know what I'm talking about but this is tired like I've never felt before. I didn't know it was possible to be this tired. It's a good thing I have an AMAZING husband who takes care of me and does pretty much everything for me so I can really rest all I want...if only I didn't have to work...

Then at six weeks on the dot the morning sickness started. For me it really was "morning" sickness. It was way worse in the morning and tremendously bad if I was hungry or tired. I never actually threw up which is great because I HATE throwing up - like it makes me cry when I throw up. I did have some pretty awesome gagging though. But that's pretty much over now! Yea!

Now I'm hungry all the time!

Here's the bump at 11 weeks:

Here's 12 Weeks:

It goes without saying that we are over the moon. Our prayers have been answered and our dreams have come true.

Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened. Matthew 7: 7-8

While we are absolutely ecstatic (and a little nervous...okay, a lot) my heart still aches for those whose dreams haven't yet come true. Know that your time will come and always remember that His plans are far greater than any you could imagine.