Thursday, December 31, 2009

Belly Shots

As I have mentioned before I am not too big into taking pictures. I use to LOVE being in pictures...but since my jaw surgery I have shyed away. There aren't that many pictures of my preggo belly because of this reason...I figured I should post a few any way.

This us over Thanksgiving...let's see that means I was 22 weeks pregnant.

This is sometime in December. I don't remember when... sorry :(

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Baby Cradle

Jon's dad makes a craddle for each of his kids when they get pregnant. His parents told us that they were going to bring it out when they came to visit for Christmas.
Harvest was so crazy for them this year that he never had a chance to put it together. So they brought the pieces with them. Which was actually a lot of fun because Jon, Lars, and Richard put it together together. It was fun to watch them all work together on the cradle.

Poor Richard spent some hours of his 'vacation' in our basement staining and varnishing the cradle. I'm sure he didn't mind too much..being that he was probably high as a kite down there ;)

(27 weeks pregnant)

Lots of Updates

So it's been alomst a month since my last post so I'm sure I have A LOT to share..... Let's see...where to start....

I should start by telling you (which most of you probably know) Jon gave me a present to tell me the sex of the babies.... He wrote a beautiful letter to the babies and gave me (them) shirts and bibs to tell me what we are having.

Look closely....can you see what the letter says?

Squint those eyes....

The shirts and bibs had little motorcycles on them...

We are so excited to be having little baby boys! Of course we would be happy either way...but we always said we hoped we would have a boy first. We are having TWO! YEAH :)

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Room Changing Update

We have been busy today. I haven't cleaned cleaned yet, but I figured I would share with you what we have done so far. A couple of weeks ago I posted pictures of room are some more.

Dining Room
This room is totally done. Well done until we start getting baby stuff. I think I shared earlier that we decided to sell our antque dining room furniture :(. We sold it so we could make some more room in our dining room. We are always down stairs and have a large ottoman in the living room...which gives the babies limited floor room. I wanted to have the dining room for half eating and half floor time for the babies.
We bought a new table and hutch a few months ago. Just last weekend I went out and bought the rug for floor time and two cheapo black shelves. I think it looks really good. The shelves will be used for baskets and baby stuff...whatever that might be. Right now the carpet has Christmas presents and wrapping paper on it...waiting for me to finish wrapping and put everything away.

We finished the kitchen a long time ago but never took pictures to put up. I have already gone into detail about what we did just take a look at the final product.

Guest Bedroom
We took a lot of the furniture from the office and added it into the guest bedroom. We finally finished rearranging this room and it's ready for guests :)

I would show you a picture of our room too, as there have been changes there also, but the sheets are in the dryer and it just doesn't feel right to take a picture of a disheveled room :)
The office...I'm sorry NURSERY is the last room to be worked on. It is basically empty now. We have some random things on the floor that we need to go through and we still need to empty the wall cubbies.
We worked really hard today and come 4:30 I said my belly was hungry and I wanted to sit. Jon said so you're hungry...what are you hungry for? I said I'm not hungry my belly is. He said, if your belly is hungry than you are hungry. I have no desire to eat right now...but my belly is rumbling, so I assume I should was a pretty funny conversation. :)

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Room Changing

I am now 22 weeks pregnant...and I have not even begun to get ready. Books I have read and doctors have told me that I need to have EVERYTHING done by week 30. I have NO idea how I'm going to do that. At least report cards and conferences are done...maybe now I can focus more on my house.
A couple of weekends ago we began rearrange furniture upstairs. My brothers, Matt and Jay, were over so we took advantage of having some extra muscles.

This is the office (view from hallway). We decided that we wanted to make the office the nursery. This is the smallest of our three rooms. Technically it's not a bedroom. We just think that having the guest room stay a guest room would be best for us. We can actually (we think) we can add most of the furniture from the office into the guest bedroom.

Here are some more shots of the office.

I LOVED my office. Jon and I made all of the furniture. Nothing special...but perfect for me!

Here is the guest bedroom.

This is what we have done so far...
To the office...

To the guest bedroom...

We moved all the furniture we could fit into the guest bedroom. We haven't done anymore than that at all. Now I just need to find the chance to rearrange/unpack and completely clear out the office...I mean NURSERY:)

Just becuase I LOVE HER SOOO MUCH here is my baby

Isnt' she just the cutest thing you've ever seen...

Here she is with her Mommy and her soon to be little brothers or sisters.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Ultrasound Pictures

Friday we had our 20 week ultrasound. It was so much fun. At this one the babies were measured from head to toe. Every single body part was measured. The arms, hands, feet, legs, brains, etc. It was extremely long and exhausting! I know, I know, what is soo tiring about laying on a bed for 2 hours. Well I'll tell you, first, the fact that I HAD to stare at the screen instead of close my eyes (I felt like I wasn't allowed to turn my head or my babies would be mad at me), second, the position. My tail bone and lower back were killing me. Not that I'm complaining !!! but the lady said because I was so thin I needed to basically sit with a huge arch in my back ... one good thing she said she didn't have to push nearly as hard as she normally would. I was grateful for that! Enough about me...lets move on to the babes.

Baby A was 13 ounces. Baby B was 14 ounces. All of their lengths were perfect. They were wiggling like crazy the entire time. The technician was laughing because the babies were bouncing her during the scan.

Baby A

Baby B

Baby A (4D)

Baby B (4D)

Baby A (this is our favorite picture!) In this picture you can see Baby As face and arm (elbow by face). The foot that you see by Baby As chin is actually Baby Bs foot and the leg up by the face is Baby Bs leg. When they
showed us the 4D it was in real time. We got to see Baby B kick Baby A in
the face...over an over and over..She rewound for us :) :) TOO FUNNY!

Baby B sleeping...apparently restlessly since himer was kicking Baby A in the face.
Someones foot :)

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Overwhelmed...and even more frustrated!

So I just spent 20-30 minutes blogging....and everything deleted...sooo now I'm just going to post the picture cuz I've run out of time...

Overwhelmed with information... need to register...what do we register for? Are there things that are going to be bought no matter what and we don't need to register for them? Are there things that are too expensive to put on there? ugh.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Did We or Didn't We?

More sex talk...
Yesterdays appointment went so fast. The last two we had with this place it felt like we were at the movies. Anyway onto what you really want to know...NO...we did not find out the sex of the babies. We did get two pretty cute pictures though
Here is a 4D picture of Baby A. He/She had his/her feet and hands covering his/her face. You can't really see his/her hands but you can see the super cute little feet.

Here is a picture of Baby B. FINALLY!! This is the first time we were able to get a picture of Baby B. Every other ultrasound we've had they haven't printed the pictures because he/she has been a jumping bean and the pictures haven't been clear enough to print. Look at him/her all snuggled up.
We have another ultrasound in two weeks. The next one will actually be two hours long. They will measure all of the body parts and fun stuff like that. Keep you posted :)

Friday, October 30, 2009


...Oh come on...get your mind out of the gutter... I'm not talking about that kind of sex :P

So, today we have another ultrasound. We LOVE that we get to have soooo many ultrasounds. It is so amazing to see these little stinkers moving about and see how they change so quickly.

Let's talk about sex now. I told Jon that I don't want to know if we are having boys or girls. This is always something that I wanted to wait for until the baby (now babies) are born. This has Jon going nuts. He has known since the first time we talked about having a family (8yrs ago) that I would want to wait to find out their sex.

Well, he never thought I was serious. You see I am soooo incredibly impatient. If somebody knows something I don't drives me insane. The second Jon tells me he got me a present I don't stop bothering him until he gives it to me. I mean come on now, we finish opening Christmas presents and I say, what did you get me for my birthday? Half the time he doesn't wait the 4 days till my birthday before letting me open it. I think part of my impatience is fed from my amazing husband. He will d anything to make and keep me happy. If he says we are going to do something special tomorrow and I can’t find out until then...he normally gives in before tomorrow and tells me what it is...because I am a nuisance!

I haven't wavered about this. Being the good wife that I am I did tell him that he could find out what we are having (I don’t want him to..because I would probably ask him everyday what they are). He said there is no way that he could hold that secret in. He said that he would most likely tell me before I even asked him. I, of course want to know, but I still want to wait until B-day. Every time we go to an ultrasound Jon asks if we can find out what they are. Every time he wears me down just a little bit…don’t tell him I said so :)

I think it bothers Jon not because he really wants to know (I mean he does), but I think it’s more the fact that I’m not being a terd about finding out. It does bother me that the doctors and the ultrasound techs know, but they don’t live with me…..

Last time we had an ultrasound, he said, if we find out we could go shopping for the babies…he thought my love for shopping would change my mind. It didn’t. This morning, I asked Jon if we could go to the baby store after the appointment. He said you know my stipulation. I said, Jon whether they are boys or girls they still need cribs and a changing table.

Check in later for some new pictures of the stinkers ... and maybe some sex news :)

Wednesday, October 28, 2009


No, don't worry, I'm not sick. However, being a first grade teacher puts me next to little germ infested gremlins all day long. My school nurse has been amazing. She calls me up in my classroom daily to tell me new illnesses in our school. Just this week I have had 2 out with Strep and 2 out with 'flu' like symptoms...(not including the dozens that are out in other classes and grades) and it's only Wednesday.
Here is my dilema...Swine Flu shot...should I or should I not??? I already got my Seasonal Flu shot (I have been getting it for 3 years so was just conmfortable going ahead and doing it again.) Anyway, back the the H1N1 shot, so many people tell me I must...and so many tell me DO NOT. Carrying twins already puts me in the 'high risk' category. Getting sick for any pregnant person would be bad...and H1N1 is hitting a lot of pregnant ladies and causing problems. OF course I am also thinking, is the vaccine itself going to cause a problem...

...scary.....?????????????????????? what to do, what to do

Monday, October 26, 2009

Baby Bump

Well I thought I would share some baby bump pictures. When we first found out we were expecting we decided we were going to take baby bump pictures weekly. Well not wanting to smile for the camera makes it hard to take weekly pictures. Don't laugh at my fake smile...I can't wait to feel like I can smile for real again...I know, I know...get over it and just smile.

Six weeks

Eight weeks

Now...18 weeks.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Smore Kitchen

The kitchen renovation was a spur of the moment decision. We have been talking about what and how we would do the kitchen. Then on Labor Day we decided to go to SEARS and see what kind of sales they had going on. Of course before I planted the seed in Jon I looked at several different websites to check sales. We decided in the car on the way, that we were definetly going to purchase new appliances. The advacado green oven we had was only 26 inches. Which when you like to cook and bake the 26 inches is very discouraging. Anyway, when we were discussing (on our 25minute :) drive) we decided that the only updating to the kitchen was going to be the appliances and the shaving of some cabinets to be able to fit a 28 inch oven. We already knew we were expecting twins...not just double the cuteness, double the fun, but double the expenses...eek. WELL, we easily picked out our fridge and our dishwasher. However, when we were picking out our oven...there weren't (AREN'T) any that would fit in our opening. So wandering around the appliances taking some more time to talk we decided that we would just figure it out. Some how we would make a 30 inch oven fit into a 28 inch opening.
After coming back home and looking at our kitchen appliances Jon figured out that we could not shave the cabinets to get 30 inches. Me, quietly freaking out, was looking at the cabinets and pointed out several other areas we could maybe? shave down. Jon was sooo excited that it was possible and that we didn't have to move the kitchen sink plumbing...that would have been a headache. Well, after cutting more than one cabinet we decided we had to either sand and restain the cabinets or paint them. We went with painting because we thought it would go much faster. Also, I was scared that the kitchen was going to be so dark, because we had to get new counter tops and went with black. Cutting all of the cabinets made the counter tops not fit correctly. After we decided we had to get new counter tops and paint the cabinets, we couldn't just leave the floor the way it was and since we are tiling the floor why would we leave the old backsplash. Oh, and hey Jon, can we put a new sink in the kitchen, oh and the kitchen bathroom...hmm what else could we do. Oh could you build me a butcher block like table and ....hmm I'm sure I can think of more for you to do. Hahaha
Here's a quick recap in pictures. :)

Advacado green appliances waiting for garbage :( ..... :D

Shaving/cutting cabinets.
Painted cabinets. After we decided to paint the cabinets Jon said, do you want your antique white? I was sooo suprised (he doesn't like white cabinets in kitchens). I told him how worried I was about our kitchen looking so dark and without a problem he said let's go white. He loves do I. Tiling the floor. If I remember correctly I was on my knees tiling/grouting for 3 nights straight....all while being pregnant with twins...yes I will probably bring this up often when we do house jobs :) We went to work and came home every night to work on the should see the amount of shows on our DVR.

Completed tiled floor, painted cabinets, and installed counter top.

Appliances are in and the backsplash is complete.

I asked Jon if we could sell our dining room furniture. I wanted to make more room for two babies. Of course he said sure. Well it sold in a week or maybe it was two. After we sold it I told Jon we could put the table from the kitchen in the dining room and we would just have to buy a hutch. Well we decided to go to a furniture store....and....

Sorry it's so dark! We decided to get a different table. This one has a leaf, which I really wanted...going from a dining room table that could fit 8 to a table that only fit 4, I felt like we needed to go in between. The other half of the dining room is going to be used as "floor time" for the babies. We will put in a white fluffy carpet...yes white..get over it. We will also get a little bookshelf for toys and such.
This isn't done yet, but I thought I would show you the sink Jon made. We had a small wall sink in here. We decided to do a pedistal sink...well our plumbing comes out of the we couldn't do the pedistal. Jon made the base for the basin from the pedistal sink and we returned the pedistal. I think he did a GREAT job.