Monday, February 25, 2008

The Big Brother - a brag!

Okay, okay, this post isn't about the twins - but it IS about their big brother! I couldn't wait to share this video of Cooper at swimming lessons today. At just barely 3 years old, he's the youngest in his class and one of the top swimmers. He has NO fear! I was very proud.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

A Poem

Came across this poem and liked it so much I thought I'd share. Puts a smile in my heart!

Your Twins

The heavens were excited -
(statistics were just right)
"Gather 'round," the wisest angel said,
"God's designing twins tonight."
It's quite a marvelous process,
As anybody knows -
Two separate souls begin their lives,
As His love just overflows.
Perhaps he'll make them just alike,
Or as different as can be,
But that's the way He wants it -
He's planned it that way you see.
He must then find a loving Mom,
A very special Dad -
For twins take special parents,
And the best just must be had
~ author unknown

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Starting to Collect Things for the babies!

My generous friend, Kathleen, made a deal with me and I scored another swing - it's practically brand new, and is the exact match to the swing I already have! And I'm going to look at a stroller for the babies this week. A lady listed it on craigslist and says it's only been used a few times - and she's asking less than half of what it costs brand new. NICE! And Dan's mom has said she would like to purchase the carseat for us - which is wonderful! That means that most of the 'big stuff' will be ready for the babies. Excellent!

Now all we need is to start our DIAPER STASH!

Sunday, February 17, 2008

15 Week Belly Pic

well, almost, anyway!

Dan and I went to dinner for a nice date-night out last night. Cooper was at Grandma and Grandpa's house so we were really able to have a nice time, just the two of us. Dan took this picture right before we left the house.


Tuesday, February 12, 2008

went to the OB concerning the headaches

Everything is fine, and she gave me some meds to help with the headaches. Urine looked good. Blood pressure was good. Gained a pound since last time. Temperature was good. And - we got to hear both heartbeats on the doppler. 154 and 158!

Sunday, February 10, 2008

starting to feel better

I've been reluctant to post this in fear that right after I do, I'll get hit hard with nausea again. But, for the past 3-4 days, I can definitely say it's getting better. I've even been able to cook dinner without puking a few times, and that is AWESOME! On the down side, though, the headache is still going strong, and is somedays simply unbearable. I'm considering calling the OB to discuss it with her. Tylenol won't even touch the throbbing in my head.

It's definitely border-line migraine, and SUCKS. This, too, shall pass. This, too, shall pass.

Friday, February 8, 2008

the "BIG" sono has been scheduled

I got a call from my OB a few days ago. My first appointment with the Perinatologist is on Tuesday, March 18, at 9am. It will consist of a long consultation and then my first level II sono. We'll also take a look at the babies' genders, if they're willing to cooperate! I'm really looking forward to meeting this doctor. I'm excited about having someone else on-board who is more knowledgable and experienced in both high-risk and multiples pregnancies. Just a little over 5 weeks and hopefully we'll know if we're on the pink or blue team - or BOTH!

Saturday, February 2, 2008

I will NEVER do this again.

Yes, you're hearing me correctly. This is IT for me. I will NEVER be pregnant again! Don't misunderstand - I am VERY thankful for the blessings in my womb, but I am just downright MISERABLE. The nausea is worse now than it has been in several weeks. I had to stop taking the anti-nausea medicine because it made me constipated, and I would MUCH rather be nauseous than constipated. PAIN. Now I'm getting regular headaches that my OB says is normal due to the high levels of hormones in my system. I'm keeping a journal, and writing in it often. Whenever I get the itch for another baby (if ever) I will be SURE to refer to my journal and ask myself, 'Do I want to take the chance of experiencing that with three kids?' HA! No, Thank you!

Okay, whine over. Thank you so much.