Saturday, March 31, 2012

Fun week...

This week has been long, but fun! We are doing a few last things before the boys make their arrival on the 4th. We haven't been able to decide what to do for the nursery, and Cody finally took the initiative and painted these ADORABLE pictures! I honestly could not love them any more. I love that they are so "boy" and that they are perfect for a kids room. He did such an awesome job, the boys will love them:)

Robot and Horton

Toy plane
I am pretty boring these days, but when we heard that there were 2 brand new baby giraffes at the zoo we had to visit! We were literally there for 30 minutes max, my body doesn't hack long, hot walks these days! Here is a pic of me at 37.5 weeks, and 2 baby giraffes, just a week or so old. 
We went on a fun date on Friday to a delicious bistro that had the best hamburger I have ever eaten! Then off to a new ice cream shop called Orange Leaf. Get this...peanut butter ice cream. Could it get ANY better?! Not for me, I was in heaven! Cody has been such a trooper to hang out with me even though it has been on the couch, he will be happy to have two sweet boys out of my tummy so he can have his wife back...well, a little bit of me anyway~! 
In much more fun news, we got a new niece yesterday! Amanda had her sweet baby girl (no name quite yet), yesterday. She is 7 lbs. 4 oz. and beautiful! I think she looks like a mix between Hunter and Megan. I just want to meet her right now! It is hard not seeing her cute kids right when they are born. I was there for Ian, Megan, and David, so it is sad to not be there for her last 2! I can't wait to meet her in August when we all go back to Montana for a few days. 

Thursday, March 22, 2012

36 Weeks

We had a busy week! Well, we were preparing for a busy week to be had, anyway. I got an amniocentesis on Wednesday the 21st to see if the boys were ready to make their appearance. They decided to stay put for a little while longer and develop their unless I go into labor soon, we plan on a c-section on April 4th. They have a little more growing to do, I guess! 1 week ago they were 4.14 and 5.3, so we are thinking that 2 weeks from now they might both be close to 6 lbs. each! That would be so wonderful, the bigger, the healthier, and we love healthy.
(O- and I was completely scared and totally dreading the amnio...turns out the actual procedure is a piece of cake~just takes about 15 seconds and only hurts as bad as a blood draw. The 24 hours after were pretty uncomfortable, however. Cramping and random pains, even lifting a milk carton hurt me:( But after the first day it went away, so that is a relief.)
They are continuously bumping one another, hiccuping like crazy, and morphing my belly into shapes I didn't know it could stretch too:) It is funny because baby B will sometimes lie on top of baby A, which extends my belly right in the middle by about 2 inches! He quickly realizes he is more squished than he was in his own space and slides right back into a comfy position.
I often get worried about our little guys getting too smashed in there, and almost always they give me a quick bump right after my worries begin. They are already looking out for their momma, I SO look forward to having these two boys protect me for the next 80 years:) I can't even tell you how anxious we are to meet them. Cody is so excited to be a daddy. Whenever I get nervous or have fears about what lies ahead, he reminds me of the amazing joys we are about to receive. We have waited so, so long to have this opportunity. I can't wait to welcome these boys into our family of 5; for there to be 2 new nephews, 2 new cousins, 2 new grandsons in the family. There are so many people ready to love them. I have a feeling these next 2 weeks are going to be some of the slowest ever...and the next 2 years will then fly by:) I keep thinking of something I heard at a meeting a while ago, love every moment because they will be over before you know it. O how I pray I can remember that is these joyous and trying months ahead!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Maternity Photos

The boys are almost we decided (okay I decided) that it was time for some maternity pictures! Teddy came and was the photographer so that Cody could be in a few shots, and then the camera was handed to Cody to take some of just me. They both did such a great job capturing the joy we feel right now! We can hardly wait to meet these little guys...

Friday, March 9, 2012

34 weeks

I can't believe we are at 34 weeks! Okay, I actually can. This has been a long time coming:) In every sense of the term:) We had double appointments today with the perinate and the ob, and they both went great! We set a date...well, a tentative date that is. On March 21 we are going in for an amniocentesis to see if the babies lungs are developed enough to be born. If they are, we will deliver in the following days. If not, we will have to re-evaluate and go from there. We just want to do whatever is best for these little boys, so we will take it one day at a time. Here is the 34 week, 2 day photo...sorry it is a little blurry, blame in on the photographer, Cody! haha. I think he is more anxious than me for them to get here! He can hardly wait  to meet them.