Thursday, July 19, 2007


I finally went to my first pregnancy appointment this past Tuesday and found out the exciting news that we are having TWINS!!! I originally was not scheduled to get an ultrasound, but managed to convince my doctor that perhaps it was wise since I wasn't entirely sure how far along I was. So to firm up the dates, she said I should get one that day and the ultrasound technician was free to do it. The first image I saw on the screen I saw the two sacs and said, "Am I having twins?" to which she replied, "You certainly are...look at that!" In the picture on the left you can see a bit of the other baby too (no there aren't 3--I promise!). Baby "A" as marked looks like an alien since he/she is facing us, so for now that is "Alien Baby" and the one on the right is laying on his/her back and looks more like a lima bean, so he/she for now is "Lima Bean."

Incidentally, twins do run in our family. David's Dad is an identical twin and my Grandpa on my Dad's side is a fraternal twin. The ultrasound technician said that she can't tell right away if they are fraternal or identical, but that will be more apparent at the next ultrasound, which will be on September 18th. And by the way, my understanding is that identical twins can be in two separate sacs, so the fact that they aren't in one isn't a give away. It is of course more rare to have identical twins, so we will see.

We are elated at this news! So very exciting! Please pray for me though as I found out that I need to be eating/drinking a LOT more than I am now and it seems ridiculous the amount, (about 4,000 cals a day, 150g of protein, and 16 8-oz glasses of water) but I am going to try. I have been rather fatigued and have had some syatic nerve problems on my right side that have been debilitating at times, so I hope to get over that soon as well. Love to you all! Pray that I can carry them at least 36 weeks as well so they won't be preemies! My official due date is Feb. 4th, but 36 weeks is around January 8th (a couple days after David's birthday....what a nice b-day gift for Daddy!)

Monday, July 09, 2007

Summer Time Fun

Today, I broke out the swimming pool for Josiah since it has been so hot. I got this cute little swim set for him at Walmart for half off, so that was a plus too! His first exposure to the water was when he went down the slide into the water. He was rather shocked and very quickly got out of the pool! I then brought a couple buckets of hot water to balance out the cold for him, which helped a bit. The cold water didn't stop him though as he had a blast going down the slide and playing the the water for some time afterward. In fact, I brought him inside thinking he was done for the day and got him dressed in dry clothes (including his sandals) and he proceeded to head back into the pool and got all soaked again. Oh well...such is life with a two year old right? He was having a great time, so I just went with it!

As you can see, his shirt says "Whale of a good time" which is certainly what he had today! He was definitely much more interested in the pool this year than last year and it was nice to sit out there in the sun and watch him play.

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Fun Visit From a Friend

My friend Mara came over this last Thursday and Friday and brought a birthday gift for Josiah. I didn't think he would play with the sunglasses, but he loved them! In fact, the first day he had them he managed to break them by pulling them apart. She also got him some Nemo stuff as pictured here. He has a Nemo plate, spoon, and fork as well.

Mara and I went to JoAnn's Fabric Store and picked up some material to cover our french doors and window in the kitchen/dining room area. It has been super hot lately and our house becomes like a sun room (almost 10 degrees hotter than outside it seems). The home decor fabric was on sale and we found some black out remnant fabric that we could use to make the windows really dark. As it turned out, my Mom offered to make them as she has lots of free time now that school is out. That worked out well because it is super hard to sew and work on projects with Josiah up and about! She got them done in one day and she will bring them over tomorrow to finish the final hem and such. I am excited! I will take a picture when they are all done and in their places.

Mara is a sucker for little boy in overalls and so she also bought him this cute little outfit as well. They are a little long, but nothing some rolling up of the pants won't fix. Thanks for the gifts Mara! It was great to have you over for a visit!