Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Scheduled Delivery Date

Gwyneth's legs in Shallow Hal=my current leg and feet situation!

Well my specialist thinks that it will be so awesome to see me go full term. Like going full term is so wonderful since these babies are huge and it isn't like there is one baby there. So my date for delivery is Jan 12th, 2011. I almost plottzed when she told me that. WHAT??? That is 38 weeks. that is full term for a singleton. I can't be having 8lbs or more twins. I am dying already. They are practicing their breathing movements which i must say is adorable on the ultrasound. but i just don't want to wait 2 more weeks to hold them and see them. and i probably won't be able to walk at that point either. I look like i am wearing a fat suit on my legs and feet with the swelling. you know like when Gwyneth wore the fat suit in shallow hal and her legs were ginormous? that is what mine look like and the nurses keep laughing and feeling sorry for me. Well that doesn't help!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Baby Update

Huge So Huge! picture soon. the little monsters have no intention of leaving my awesome womb. My girls are pushing maximum density here at 6 lbs each! I am only 35 weeks! can you believe this? of course i have to be one of the few twin pregnant moms who carries full term with jumbo sized babies. they might not be stressed but i am. i will be going into the hospital on the 29th come hell or high water and these girls will be home with us for the new year. Wish me luck!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Merry Christmas to our Troops!

In case you didn't know or have never had the opportunity to say thanks to a service member Xerox is giving you a chance to send a free card and message. You don't get to pick the person it goes to but regardless of that you might be the only one to send them a card for Christmas. Let's not forget the men and women in Iraq that are struggling to give us our freedom here in the USA! Just click on the xerox link and send as many as you can. Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Christmas Projects

still need to add the year and our first name letters to each hand.
this where i got the idea Sugarbee

I can't believe that I might actually get all my Christmas projects done before thing one and thing two arrive. Last night i managed to pull off making my mother in law's present cut, ironed, stuffed and sewn. trust me when i say that i am not the original but in fact a true queen at copying other people's brillant ideas. This is just one example. the colors are not the traditional red and green but more vintage-y and also i didn't want to buy anything so i had to rummage through my scraps to make it. so it cost me an extra $0.00 to make. yay for saving money so i can spend it on myself when no one is looking!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

It's Bigger!

Carpal Tunnel + self portrait= blurry picture
Only a few more weeks. I know i can do this. But do i really want to? can't they just come right now? I have gained about 48lbs so far. I know! talk about a ton of weight! i am guessing these little buggers won't come until they are forced out at 37 weeks causing me to put on about another 10 lbs. Holy crap that is 60lbs total! I know if you break it down it is only 30lbs per baby which in a normal pregnancy is pretty dang great. But let me tell you, the depression is starting to kick in about how much i am gonna need to lose to feel like me again. Somewhere inside my brain i thought i would only gain about 40 lbs tops. Now I look in the mirror with my truth telling glasses and see that this is going to be a long journey back after my little angels get here. They are still small but almost 4lbs each. another month or so and they should be about 6. With that in mind I hope I will be able to bring them home with me.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Babies size update

On Friday Nov 5th i was told that my babies are actually measuring at 29w5d and they were head to head playing together. it was so adorable. talk about BFF's already! (in actuality my little ticker on the side is a bit off. I should already be 30 weeks). so that equals out to two breech babies but I do the C-Section route so it doesn't matter if they are upside down or right side up! I'm thinking I will deliver during Christmas break....well mentally telling myself i must since everyone will be home for the holidays and no school. It will too hard with school back in session if i am not home from the hospital. new picture to come soon. There are baby shower pics on Facebook and please ignore the super huge fatness. It wasn't me alone but two babies making me gain weight! I love my double chin too, it really brings out the fatness in me! But don't feel sorry for me I know i will lose the weight. well i had better lose it will all the nursing that i plan on doing!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Baby Shower!!!

Tomorrow is my baby shower and I am so super excited. I love baby stuff. It is usually so cuddly that you want a baby to be wrapped up in it immediately! I still snuggle the little bunting that was given to me by a friend from church. i love how soft it is and i keep telling jeremy i just can't wait to wrap my little sweethearts up in them!!! I can't wait to see doubles of everything!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

"Paint chips are falling on my carpet" la la la

love the new look. it really compliments the green carpet. so woodsy.

With our Southern California heat wave starting, I have noticed that the paint under our sink cabinets hasn't been able to hold up. I came in my room the other night to find a huge paint chip on the carpet exposes the wood underneath. I couldn't believe it. But I just ignored it cuz right now at 28 weeks with twinners, there is no way in helicopter that i am going to start painting and especially not if i have to lay on the floor to get to it. Then yesterday I saw another huge paint chip on the carpet. It is very obvious with all the other peeling that is going on down there. Oh well, i guess it is something that will just have to stay for awhile along with all the other things that could be replaced or renewed.

Saturday, October 30, 2010


Do any of you feel the same frustration as me when you see all these awesome blogs of furniture redos? I can't fathom where they find this stuff first of all, and then have the money to change it up and look so beautiful. And then they actually have a place in their house( i don't have a house), you know it was just "perfect" for they spot they picked. I have a million ideas right now in my head but have no room or extra monies to do anything with them. How about I start and ANTI-Reupholstry blog, and keep it real like the rest of America on a one income living in California? Does that sound interesting? Every week i could feature a piece of furniture in my house that hasn't changed since we got married 9 years ago and is falling apart but can't be replaced or fixed up right now, has pencil drawn all over its surface and paint chips flaking off the banister cuz the owner used water based paint on top of oil based paint on top of water based paint with so many layers the wood doesn't know what the crap is going on. I could highlight the walls that were painted with a flat eggshell only to be half way repainted with a high gloss or possibly semi gloss eggshell paint so you can see the roll strokes half way up the wall. I could also feature the green carpet that doesn't go with any shade of paint or color of furniture and makes my place dark like a dungeon. The brass fixtures would get a post all on their own. Why Brass???? seriously it looks ugly and cheap. Well i just hit the nail on the head. It must have been cheap when they did this place. Did i mention I hate EGGSHELL paint with green baby poop colored carpet? Let's not forget the popcorn ceiling that my daughter on her top bunk loves to touch and get all over her bed and carpet. I can actually see the dust lining around the ceiling getting in between all the popcorn. Hey I think I might have something here. I just need a million followers, and be featured on somebody else's blog and TV show/Magazine. i wonder if Pottery Barn would be interested.
PS I also don't own a cricut or sillouette machine for cutesie, simple decoration projects.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

26 weeks!

26 weeks and counting.
yeah i know, the mirror needs to be cleaned.

I apologize right now for the poor picture quality. I couldn't wait any longer to take a picture of this gigantic belly! Yup, that is me taking a picture in the mirror. So "myspace". These two little munchkins kick me all day long and when they hit me just right on my pelvic floor, I have to cross my legs and take a deep breath! The doc says I have about 9-10 more weeks and that puts me at having a Christmas Miracles. I still can't figure out how i am going to keep stretching. It hurts and is hard to wear clothes. Fortunately the weather turned to fall and so wet and rainy keeping temps down in the 60's and it has been a life saver since i am so hot and swelly. well now i have no more swelling! yay....why am i still wearing flip flops? well they are comfy and i don't want to risk the "old people on a plane swelling in me feet" and take my shoes off one day only to find i can't put them back on. So i wear the flip flops in the rain. Let's hope and pray that little Jane and little Kathrine come before the new year so we can get twice the tax break. We are gonna need the money.
Doesn't the crib look so girly? I am so proud of myself for making the bumpers and skirt.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Cowboy Vs.Prince

conversation in the car with mom and dad while mom is rocking out to a good ol' country boy Josh Turner:
Sarah (sighing and says)" I wish i could marry a cowboy."
Emily (busting at the seams) " I wish I could marry a Prince!!"
mom and dad looking at each other smiling and chuckling quietly in the front seat.

Wait girls....you are only 7 and 4. you can't already know what type of man you want to marry. Please stop. It makes me want to cry cuz one day you will leave home and marry a cowboy and a prince.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

The camera has no batteries

So I am providing a sneak peak of the womb from baby center. Just a note, I started laughing when i skipped ahead to see what 36 weeks looks like. I can't believe that I will stretch anymore cuz i feel like i hit the max already. Not to mention the boxing match that continues daily between these to girls. I hope to have some batteries for a real pic of this ever growing belly. I am 24 weeks and I am up 25 lbs. I have 10 lbs. to go and 12 more weeks. Bring on the cold weather cuz it is getting hotter in the body by the day!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

From Rags to Riches

I decided to use my free time (when Emily is at preschool) to make something cute from my scraps. I have alot of scraps and not very many ideas so I borrowed one from skip to my lou. It turned out to be super easy and way fun to make. The best part is that someone already showed me how to do it so it took the thinking process and threw it in the trash and left me to freely just follow directions. I couldn't wait to give it to Emily. I know Sarah will be coming home from school and see it and will implore me to make her one too. I can't wait! Personally I think these would make great presents for birthdays, Christmas, Hanukkah, Valentine's Day etc. Or one for every holiday. These are made for smaller children but I don't think it would be hard to make them bigger. Happy Sewing! I would love to see how yours turn out!

Monday, September 20, 2010

I love this feeling!

I can feel different kicks and punches on two sides of my belly. it is the cutest feeling....for now. Until they both find out there strength. hahaha i just felt it again! they are really going to town. As soon as it gets quiet and relaxing they start up and tickle my ribs. I know they will get stronger and might start to make me uncomfortable but for now i am just happy that they are alive and kicking. if anyone is feeling generous while i am getting fatter, or maybe just feeling sad for me i would love to have this shirt.......

Saturday, September 11, 2010

20 1/2 Weeks

pushing maximum density

I know i look so sad but i have been out all day walking around Home Depot, Walmart(my least favorite place), costco, and gutting out my house to drop stuff off at the thrift store. i have been one busy bee and my eye hurts and my feet are killing me! sometimes i forget to take it easy. anyhoo look how big I got. remember that i am only half way and i will double mint double mint it up!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Great News

Ok so with twins there are all these perks. Like, your chances of having gestational diabetes is way higher. SCORE! Getting Toxemia early on in the pregnancy. WOW DOUBLE SCORE! High blood pressure, tons of extra weight, killer headaches, your uterus being doubly stretched making it easier to hemorrhage-(i can't spell that word) after birth, aching body parts after working in the garden for 30 minutes, bed rest for the last month, your feet in alot of pain from carrying the extra weight. Doesn't that sound awesome? The best part is the delivery. I was told that they would deliver these girly girls at about 36-37 weeks. Woohoo! Finally some reassurance that i can do this. I will probably be tipping the ricter scale and looking like jabba the hut. But if i don't have to wait until 38-39 weeks then i will just be as happy a pig in a blanket. PS i feel like one already. I guess it is time to post another pic of me. Hope to have my 20 week belly posted here this week. You might be shocked. I know i still am.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Drum Roll Please..............................................

Did you guess boys? or did you guess girls? well i bet you are all dying to know. i would like to congratulate all 4 of you who guessed baby girls. yes, i know it says 3 but i had a late vote. i think i knew deep down inside that they would be girls but i just wanted boys so badly for Jeremy. But he is super happy for girls. he commented " we have two already and i know how to raise them so the twins should be easy." we will now commence with the battle of the names. we agree on one only so far but it is not set in stone. I would like for them to be named Penelope and Victoria but so far we only agree on Jane. oh can you imagine all this estrogen running through our house?!
now that the cats are out of the bag, it is time to bust out some sewing projects. i would like to just buy my favorite crib bedding set but it is expensive so maybe if you all just sent me some money i would be able to afford it. LOL don't send me anything unless you feel compelled to help a mom try to juggle twins, a second grader and a preschooler. PS these girls are already 10 inches long, with one weighing 9oz and the other 8oz. they are growing so fast! i've gained 17lbs so far and 17 more to go! let's hope i can keep it to a total of 35lbs.
isn't this soooo cute! little deer and squirrels! well instead of buying this i decided to make my own crib set. i know, crazy! but it is cheaper and i found some material that looks like dippin' dots the ice cream of the future.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Pillow Talk

So yesterday i just couldn't sit around doing nothing again. I am so sick of this heat and the lack of enegry that i forced myself to do a project. I found a super cute ruffle pillow tute that i loved and i knew i had the material to do it. do busted out the dusty sewing machine and got to work cutting a sewing and ironing. each pillow was about 30 minutes tops to make. so making 4 helped to keep me busy but not so busy that i could just go and make dinner and then play with the kids and then come back when i was ready to finish up.

I bought this super cute material at the fairgrounds when they have huge super mega craft/sewing bonanza. i knew it would come in handy.
I kept the front the same and the backs all different to add some fun elements. really i just didn't have enough fabric to do the whole pillow. 1/2 yard only does so much.

you can follow this tutorial Ruffle Pillow. click on tutorials and on the left side bar it is at the top.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

how many more people will touch my belly?

Well i am now 18 weeks. I feel my little wee 'uns playing around ever so gently and it is quite darling in fact. The not so darling part is how huge i am already and how much more huge i will become. i have had a few take it upon themselves to make sure there are babies in there. yes, i mean they have rubbed, patted, talked to them, and squealed for joy as if i was carrying THEIR babies for them. How delightful. I have had some stares and leering smiles from older men, which make me run for the hills carrying my ever growing belly. I am wondering how much more brazen people will become. What will i say? For those lookey lous' perhaps i will say " take a picture, it lasts longer!" or "Stare much?" what about the hands on type of people? should i respondly like a mother bear breathing fire-"you wanna keep those hands?" or a polite british woman with proper upbringing-"Kindly remove your hands." what would you say? have you had the pleasure of others molesting you while pregnant? what about those who are so overly excited for you but have no interest in helping you? those are my favorites. jumping up and down for joy, but if i need something ( which i only ask if i am desperate) they are nowhere to be found. or how about when they offer to do whatever they can as if it is a manner of speaking rather than a manner of doing. you know what i mean, right? Like they were only being polite, but don't really mean they will help at all. This is why i try to hide. I try not to be too involved in anything. We stay quite and sit in the back and don't raise our hands so we won't draw attention. Except for my belly. Can't help that. i will post picture later.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Twin Update

Had my regular checkup with CNM-you know those visits where they strip you down to do all the girly stuff. no lumps, bumps etc. Well she was so excited that i was carrying twins that she snuck us into the ultrasound room so she could see them too. This was Jeremy's first time seeing them in action. Nothing could wipe the smile off his face all day long! The cutest part was the babes were bouncing around playing with each other. It was so funny I know they will be best friends. The hard thing was not being able to see if they were a peter or a mary. So i must wait until the specialist lubes my tummy up again on Sept 3rd. Hold on folks....I am taking bets. Boys vs. Girls. Let's see who has the right stuff. check out the sidebar for bets.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Add two more pecks!

We already have a bushel and a peck but it seems that isn't enough and Heavenly Father wants us to have two more. That's right Folks......TWINNERS! I'm actually having a hard time wrapping my brain around this two babies concept. I do get special treatment and i love it! But I don't love all the doctor visits. I have three coming up with in the next 30 days. CRAZY!! i am only 15 weeks but just imagine that my tummy really looks like it is 25 weeks. Totally serious. I am huge for only being just out of the first trimester. I am still worried that something that might go terribly wrong but with enough prayers I know i will be comforted. So say a little prayer for me....... sing it just like that! We still don't know what we are having but i will know by next month. Can't wait to find out if we are having Edward and Jacob or Mary-Kate and Ashley. oops i forgot to mention that so far they look like identical twins. we shall see the further along I go. Wish me luck!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

So long.....Farewell......

One of the advantages of being a Captain is being able to ask for advice without necessarily having to take it.
-- Kirk in 'Dagger of the Mind'
It is time for me to quit this Blogger scene and make time for more important affairs like me, children, personal progress, PTA, YW, and homeschool preschool. There I said it and now I will miss you all but the time has come for me to say good bye and move on. It was fun while it lasted and I might come and see you sometime when the mood fancies me but for now this is Captain Kirk signing off. No comments needed since i won't be reading them.