June 30, 2010
June 27, 2010
On Friday, I went back to the airport to pick up another good friend that just happened to be coming into town for business! Amy is such a great friend also, and I love every moment that I get to spend with her when she is in town! Saturday morning, Justin got to do part of his metabolic assessment with her (she is a personal trainer and has a company called FitLab in Atlanta). Amy and I always have so much fun when we get a few moments together, and I have to say, on Friday, we spent most of our couple hours together laughing!! So good to see you friend!!
And last but not least of our days with old friends, on Saturday, our good friends Ronni and Lance, along with their kids Brady and Laney, came into town. We used to go to church with them until a year ago, when they moved further south in Texas for a great new teaching/coaching job for Lance. We sure miss them, but had such a great time the last couple of days catching up with them!
Here was Brady in action. (I don't know how I didn't get a better picture, or a picture of Lance also, but oh well!) Brady is such a cutie pie, and we had fun playing with him! He LOVED throwing the ball and having the dogs chase it! Both Molly (my parents' dog) and Betsy are absolutely worn out from Brady's play time with them!!
June 25, 2010
June 23, 2010
June 20, 2010
And to my father-in-law Gene...
June 18, 2010
The babies are definitely moving more, but I'm still not feeling distinct kicks. The placenta is just in the way!! But it is sure nice to feel the rolling sensations. It gives me such an assuance that they are okay when I feel them!! I have my next ultrasound next Wednesday, and I'm really looking forward to seeing our precious boys again!!
Thanks for all your continued prayers!
So we finally got my laptop back, and pretty much, it is dead. The part that we thought was the problem wasn't, and pretty much, to fix it, it would need the mother board replaced for the second time. =-( So...we are shopping for a new laptop! I'm leaning towards getting a MacBook, but I was wondering if any of you had one. What do you think about it? I've been a PC girl forever, and am kind of nervous about switching over. It seems like a Mac will do everything I want it to do, including making working with pictures much easier. But how is it to blog from? Any perks of a Mac over a PC, or a PC over a Mac? Any advice you might have for me would be greatly appreciated!!
June 15, 2010
June 14, 2010
Here was the starting line...right into a lake they had to cross! Other obstacles, they tell me, included 4 more lake events/mud pits, hill climbing (some muddy hills, some sandy hills), climbs up cargo nets, under cargo nets, balance beams, and the best of all, a large pond with a mud pit right at the end!
Is it crazy that this actually looked fun to me? I had flashbacks of the crazy, icky, fun days I had at camp every summer growing up, and I told Justin that I was in for next year!!! Come on, wives...who is in with me for next year??? =)
This isn't the best picture, but my mom and I had such fun last night. For her birthday, I took her to out to dinner and to the Broadway show Wicked. It was SOOOO great!! Our friend from work, Kary, recommended it to me a few months ago, and Kary, you were right!! It is the perfect show to see with your mom/daughter!! The music was amazing, and like so many broadway shows, the staging is just incredible!! Mom and I decided it is a must-see!!
Mom--I love you so very much. Have a wonderful day, and I can hardly wait until the fall when I get to see you in your role as Gigi--to more than just your grandpuppy! Our boys will be so lucky to have you as grandma!
June 10, 2010
No belly picture yet today--I'll take it later and post it sometime, but, in my opinion, I'm definitely growing!!
Here are a few pictures of the new cribs. I'm still just in awe of how God worked out the timing perfectly of Jonathan's crib leaving the same day that the new cribs for the twins came in. He really does care about the smallest details of our lives!!!
Now this is a EARLY picture of the nursery, and I debated whether to even put it on here until it was cute and finished. But, I thought, my life is an open book...so here you go! As you can tell, we are sticking with a simple decor--blues and greens, and I don't really have a 'theme'. I didn't want patterns or pictures, just because the room is so small and there will be two of most everything! So simple and boyish is what we're going for! Justin is going to start painting this weekend, and he and my dad are going to put up chair rail. I just can hardly wait to see what the final product will look like! And it is so nice to have my parents here to help! I call my mom my decorator, because she is so good at it and has so many great ideas! So I know Will and Jack's nursery will be adorable!!!
We had one mattress already, and when the people came to pick up the furniture, our neighbor gave us another mattress--her son is 3, and they don't need it anymore!! Thanks, Soprina!! How nice of you!
Yesterday was also my first visit to my Maternal Fetal Medicine doctor, Dr. Zaretsky. He and his whole staff were just amazing!!! Both Justin's parents and my parents came along with us yesterday to get to see the ultrasound, and I think they were all in awe! So were we! The ultrasound was about 45 minutes long, and we got a ton of pictures and a DVD of the whole thing! They tried a couple of times to switch over to the 3D/4D views, but since my placenta is on the front, it made it kind of hard to get clear shots. =( Maybe as they get a little bit bigger it will be easier.
I'm going to try to figure out how to post a little bit of the DVD, but I'm not sure how. If my laptop ever comes back, I think I can do it on there!
June 8, 2010
June 3, 2010
Today I had my OB appointment and was lucky to get another ultrasound! So another wonderful peek in at our boys and some cute pictures! I have my first appointment with my maternal fetal medicine doctor next week, and I'm really looking forward to the detailed ultrasound we will get there. And hopefully, many more wonderful pictures of our boys!
Today, Baby A's heartbeat was 143 and Baby B's was 154. We think A is the lowest down, so we're thinking he's Jack, and Baby B is Will. Will was, again, wiggle worm, but Jack was moving around quite a bit as well!! They both look so good, and they both even gave us a high 5 on the screen! We didn't get a picture of that, but it sure was cute! =) I'm measuring at 21 weeks--5 weeks ahead--which is typical for twins. My placenta is anterior (in the front) so even though I've been feeling some movements, I've yet to feel any real kicks. She said that is normal with the placenta in the front, cushioning their blows, but not to worry, because I WILL definitely be feeling their kicks soon!
As I get closer to the time frame where things started going downhill (without us knowing it) with Jonathan, I have honestly gotten more and more nervous. I worry over every little pain, ache, symptom, etc. I try to give it to God, be patient, trust that their okay, but I know the next 8 weeks or so (when we hit the 24 week mark) are going to be full of anxiety for me. I'm pretty much the same size as I was when we lost Jonathan, so I just don't know what is normal to feel, especially with twins! I definitely don't want to be like this, and I'm so happy to have so many ultrasounds. Seeing them moving, kicking, their hearts beating is an instant relief to me! My blood pressure even dropped significantly by the end of the appointment after I knew that they are still okay! So please continue sending up prayers our babies, for me, and for Justin too. We are just both on edge, wanting this pregnancy to continue on to full term and not to have any complications! We just want our little boys to be here in our arms!! Thanks for your prayers!!
And now for some pictures...