Saturday, May 30, 2009

More Ultrasound Pics

I don't have much to write about but I figured I'd update you all on the babies. I had another ultrasound this week and the babies look great. In fact, the sonographer said that they couldn't look better. They both weigh approximately 3 lb 4 oz and both of their heads are facing down now (last time one was up and one was down). At least now they can look at each others faces (although I'm sure they can't see a darn thing in there) rather than kicking each other in the face. Anyway, here are a couple of pictures from the ultrasound.

Here's a picture of both of their heads together.
Here is twin A's profile. I don't know if I'm looking at the right thing, but if I am, our baby's going to be a freak. Look at the size of those lips!!!! I'm kidding. Even if our baby does have abnormally large lips that only a mother could love, she'll still be an angel to me:)

We didn't get a profile picture of twin B because her head was facing down, but I'm excited to see their real profiles in less than 8 short weeks!!!!!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Organizing and Decorating

Well these last couple of weeks have been crazy for me! I've had to learn how to organize things. This is kind of hard for me because I've never really been a very organized person....or very clean for that matter. Don't get me wrong, our house is not usually a pig sty, but it has its moments. I've gotten better over the years at putting things where they go, but now that we are going to have to cram 5 people into this 2 bedroom apartment, I've decided it's time to step up the organization. I've gone through almost everything in our house (besides the kitchen...that's another story) and found a proper place for it: the garbage or in some sort of drawer or shelf. I had to throw or give away a lot of stuff. I don't necessarily think I'm a pack rat, but sometimes it's hard to get rid of stuff. I always think, 'Sure I've only used this once in the past 5 years, but what if I need it someday?'

Anyway, amongst the stuff we got rid of were Hannah's crib and changing table. I loved that crib and changing table, but since we are getting two matching cribs from someone else, I decided that we needed to just get rid of hers. We bought her a "big girl bed," which she seems to love. I was worried that she would get out of her bed at night since she's no longer locked in, but she hasn't once.

I also got rid of all of her room decor and bought all new stuff with the gift cards that I had to Target. The babies' bedding will match hers as well. Somehow we are going to have to fit two cribs in this room with her, but for now we'll let the babies sleep in our room. But anyway, one thing I've learned from this whole experience is that I LOVE decorating. I haven't had much experience because a lot of our decorations and furniture are either hand-me-downs or were given to us by other people, but I really just loved looking through bedding, curtains, and other decor online and piecing it all together. I am really excited to someday buy our first house (hopefully next year when we are no longer on a college student's income) and decorate it. I'm not really that good at it, but it really brings me joy to do it.

Here is Hannah's new room:

I haven't decided if I'm keeping that pink rug or not. It might be too much bright pink. That mirror's color looks off too.....maybe I'll exchange it for a brown one. The colors are supposed to be green, white, dark brown, and bright and light pink. You are welcome to give me your opinion on that rug if you'd like. Also, I wish the dresser was either white or really dark brown, but someday all of our furniture will match (That dresser used to be in our room but we are now using it as a changing table for the babies). I am still waiting on a bed skirt that matches her bedding to come in the mail, but everything else is about done.

Anyway, it's been kind of a fun couple of weeks decorating. Organizing has been kind of fun as well, but it's extremely hard work keeping everything in its place. If you have any suggestions on how to keep things organized, let me know.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

What We've Been Up To...

Here's a little update of what we've been up to over the last couple of weeks. Scott started his spring semester at school and is incredibly busy. Luckily the semester is only 7 weeks long (he only has 4-5 left to go) because he doesn't get home until 7pm every night, which also happens to be Hannah's bedtime so he doesn't get to see her much. After he gets home, he usually takes about an hour break and then is off to do homework for the rest of the evening. Poor guy doesn't really get any breaks until he graduates next April....and then we are taking our little family on a NICE vacation. We deserve one!!

Hannah has been her two year old self these past couple of weeks and that's all I have to say about that (It's been a rough week with her....I wonder if she senses that things will be changing soon).

I have been crazy busy trying to clean and organize this apartment. I'm almost done doing everything. I'll update more about this probably next week, though.

I also had my 28 week appointment today. I didn't really learn anything new and exciting about when these babies are coming, but I am having another ultrasound in 2 weeks which should let us know a little bit more about the size of these babies. The doctor did tell me that if I started to go into labor (cervix dilating, more contractions) that they would take the babies as early as 35 weeks, which I believe would be the first week in July. I doubt they will come that early though, although I feel like I'm almost ready for them to come now. I've had a lot of people ask me when I'm due lately, and then I tell them in July and they give me the big eyes. Then I tell them that I'm having twins to make their big eyes go away and they usually end up telling me that I look like I'm due next week with a singleton.

A lot of people also ask me how I'm feeling, which is really nice. Just so you all know, I'm actually feeling great. Sleeping is starting to get rough, but it's no big deal. I'm just getting really excited for them to come!

Saturday, May 02, 2009

Out with the old, in with the new

Well, we did it. We got a minivan and now I'm a minivan mom. I never expected to have a minivan at the age of 26. Today we said goodbye to old Silver Bells.....

and hello to Silver Bullet, a 2005 Dodge Caravan.

This baby can reach 120 mph. Ha! I think I just realized that I'm not going to get to drive a really cool car again until our kids have moved out of the house. Our coolness factor just went down a few notches with this purchase.

Ok, I'm totally kidding. I'm really just glad that we were able to find something within our price range that all of us will be able to fit in.