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Welcome to my blog! Me and DH are 27. We met at the end of our senior year in High School and married three years later on June 25 2005. We have been TTC for over 3 years. Now we are expecting twins in June. I hope to encourage and be encouraged through our journey.

Monday, January 31, 2011

Blog award!!



It was given to me by Ashley from Stealing Baby Kisses

Seven things about me:

1. I live in Texas on 10 1/2 acres with COWS and I love it!!
2. I love mowing grass and the way it smells just freshly cut.
3. I hate my hair everyday of the week and have no clue how to fix it.
4. I love Colorado, even though I have only been once.
5. I'm a home body.
6. I think I might be slightly OCD when it comes to my house.
7. Truly blessed by the LORD!!!!

So I'm tagging 7 ladies

Lauren @ Are we there yet
Kristi @ Our Miracle in the making...a great joy is coming
Al @ Mission Motherhood
Amber @ Great Anticipation
Julia @ Adam & Julia
Erin @ Life in the Dub Lane
Sarah @ To Him Belong


Sorry It wont let me add a link. Or either I'm retarded so any advice on adding links to others pages and adding my new lovely award to the side bar will be great.

Oh and HELLO to my new followers! Who knows I might get 20 before the babies come :)

Thursday, January 27, 2011

19 weeks and Gender Reveal

2 GIRLS!!!!!!!!!




Baby A is folded in half. Her little leg looks like a frog leg! So cute. Gymnastics????



Baby B the active one so precious all snuggled up!



How far along? 19 Weeks!!

Baby's Size? The Girls are now the size of a mango!
Vernix caseosa, a greasy white substance made of lanugo, oil, and dead skin cells (yum) now coats baby's skin, shielding it from the amniotic fluid. (Picture yourself after a nine-month bath, and the need for protection makes sense.) You might get to see the vernix at birth, especially if baby is premature.

Weight Gain? 8lbs

Maternity Clothes? All maternity pants. Might need to start looking at tops. Mine still fit they are just getting short.

Stretch marks? None!! I just hope it stays this way.

Belly button in or out? It's pretty much even with the rest of the belly.

Sleep? The same, I was told yesterday to STOP sleeping on my back. I don't do it on purpose I just wake up that way. I think its because my hips and shoulders need a break.

Foods I am loving? A little of everything. Still tomatoes with salt and Ice water, lots and lots of ice.

Foods I am hating? Nothing new

Best moment this week? Seeing the GIRLS!

Movement? Yes but not kicks and punches just tightening when they get close to the surface.

Symptoms? stuffy nose that has become bloody (YUCK) backaches, hips and shoulder aches while sleeping, leg cramps. Its been a lovely week :)

Genders? Two girls

What I miss? Not having to use the bathroom in the middle of the night.

What I'm looking forward to? Seeing their faces. Just not anytime soon.

Weekly Wisdom: Move slowly

Milestone:half way there!

Emotions: Excited, I can start shopping.....SCARY!!!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

The nursery is painted



The hubs did such a good job.









We had the fan sucking the fumes out of the room. This helped a lot with the smell. We still have the door shut so it doesn't come in the rest of the house. If it still smells this weekend I will turn the fan back on.

As long as we are able to see the goods on Wednesday I would like to go shopping for cribs and bedding.

I told DH yesterday that he could name the boys and I would name the girls. He said we already have a boy name. But if we have two boys you can name the other. The two girls names I have picked I absolutely love, him, not so much. The first girl name we have we both loved but a couple from church took it. He can't get over it, so he doesn't really like it anymore. Did this happen to any of you?

Monday, January 24, 2011

My little June Bugs @ 18 weeks




(Being silly)

How far along? 18 Weeks!!

Baby's Size? Babies are now the size of a sweet potato!
Baby's become amazingly mobile (compared to you, at least), passing the hours yawning, hiccuping, rolling, twisting, kicking, punching, sucking, and swallowing. And baby is finally big enough that you'll soon be able to feel her movements.


Weight Gain? 8lbs

Maternity Clothes? All maternity pants. Might need to start looking at tops. Mine still fit they are just getting short.

Stretch marks? None!! I just hope it stays this way.

Belly button in or out? It's pretty much even with the rest of the belly. This week maybe I will be brave and do a bare belly shot.

Sleep? Terrible, my hips, shoulders and back hurt. If I do get comfy I have to go to the bathroom.

Foods I am loving? Still tomatoes with salt and Ice water, lots and lots of ice. Last night with dinner I cut up zucchini, squash and red potatoes cooked them on the stove and they were delish. I might do this every night!! lol

Foods I am hating? Nothing new

Best moment this week? making an apt for the anatomy scan.

Movement? Just the one on the right.

Symptoms? stuffy nose that has become bloody (YUCK) back aches, hips and shoulder aches while sleeping, leg cramps. Its been a lovely week :)

Genders? No Clue but will find out WEDNESDAY!!! My apt got changed!!!!!

What I miss? Not having to use the bathroom in the middle of the night.

What I'm looking forward to? Finding out the sex

Weekly Wisdom: eat slowly.

Milestone:Being in the 2nd trimester!

Emotions: Excited. Can't wait to find out the sex and start feeling them.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Anatomy Scan

A date has finally been set for the anatomy scan. When I called to make the appt she said they do them at 20 wks.
Her: FEB 3rd I can get you in. Will that work for you?
Me: Well no but I guess I will take it. ( in a joking voice I wasn't rude at all)
I was just really disappointed I had to wait 2 more weeks. (I know poor pitiful me) I ended up calling back just a few minutes later to see if we could come to a compromise and do it next week at 19wks. She said that's fine as long as I understood that if they can't see anything I will just have to come back next week. Of course that's fine I could possibly see them two weeks in a row.

So January 27th at 2:15pm I will know what my little ones are. So excited.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Update on the Nursery



Everything has been taped up. All the outlet covers have been removed and we are ready for paint.



We went to Lo.wes and Ho.me De.pot for paint. The picture doesn't do any of the colors justice. HD is on the right and L is on the left. L is cafe ole and is the color we are going with (even though in the picture it looks green). The one from HD has to much red in the brown. It isn't as red as the picture makes it.



My lovely hubby primed the walls yesterday. This weekend we (DH) will go get the color we chose and paint the room. Hopefully we can order furniture soon. With woods floors and being completely empty it is so hollow in there.


I did see a room the other day that I fell in love with. They had a chair rail (thinks that's what its called) around the bottom 1/3 of the wall. The top half was tan and the bottom was dark blue. The trim (chair rail) was white. DH asked if I wanted him to do it and I'm so torn. FYI- This is not the room I loved but it gives you an idea of the rail in the middle and two different colors.



If we don't do the two tone. Which I need to make my mind up ASAP we will do all tan. Suggestions???

My little June Bugs @ 17 weeks




How far along? 17 Weeks!!

Baby's Size? Babies are now the size of an onion! They don't stink like one :)
Baby's skeleton is hardening, changing from rubbery cartilage to bone, and fat is finally accumulating around it. His umbilical cord is getting thicker and stronger, and those little fingers and toes now feature one-of-a-kind prints.

Weight Gain? 7lbs

Maternity Clothes? All maternity pants.

Stretch marks? None!! i just hope it stays this way.

Belly button in or out? It's getting really close to the surface.

Sleep? Not terrible but not good.

Foods I am loving? tomatoes with salt YUMMMM and Ice water, lots and lots of ice.

Foods I am hating? This is going back to normal. I can eat the food I cook.

Best moment this week? Hearing the heartbeats...its been a while

Movement? Yes, I can feel the baby move to the surface and then actually feel the baby. The part of my belly will get really hard. DH even gets to feel it. It's only one of them. The other doesn't get close enough to the surface. My OB verified it is the baby I feel!!! I can't feel it move back in though. My belly will just be normal in that spot. I can't wait for actual movement!

Symptoms? stuffy nose (so annoying) It's like being sick with out being sick. If that makes sense? and minor headaches.

Genders? No clue but the office will be calling me today or tomorrow to set up the scan!!! So excited!

What I miss? Not having to use the bathroom in the middle of the night.

What I'm looking forward to? Finding out the sex

Weekly Wisdom: A Prenatal massage will help sciatic nerve problems.

Milestone:Being in the 2nd trimester!

Emotions: Excited. Can't wait to find out the sex and start feeling them.

I have been getting all these red bumps/ pimples (you can't pop) all over my chest, belly, legs and arms. I showed them to my OB Friday. She said that with all those she bets there is at least one girl in there. She said they are hormonal and they come from to much estrogen. So between me and possibly one or more girls is why they are all over me. Time will tell.

Any guesses on what we are having?

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

My little June Bugs @ 16 weeks

How far along? 16 Weeks!!

Baby's size? The Babies are now the size of an avocado!
Watch what you say...tiny bones forming in baby's ears mean she can now pick up your voice. A few more minuscule changes: Eyebrows, lashes, and hair are starting to fill in, and taste buds are forming.

Weight Gain? Not sure. I go the the OB Friday. I'm thinking around 5 lbs

Maternity Clothes? All maternity pants.

Stretch marks? none, I have been using baby oil gel which keeps my belly moist/tacky all day. I'm hoping this will help the stretch marks. It has helped with the itching.

Belly button in or out? In but getting shallow already.

Sleep? It's been better.

Foods I am loving? tomatoes with salt YUMMMM and Ice water, lots and lots of ice.

Foods I am hating? This is going back to normal. I can eat the food I cook.

Best moment this week? Going out of town for Christmas with DH's side and having people see the belly.

Movement? maybe possibly. If I did I haven't felt it since then.

Symptoms? stuffy nose and minor headaches.

Genders? No clue but hopefully we will know next week.

What I miss? nothing

What I'm looking forward to? Finding out the sex

Weekly Wisdom: The belly comes out of nowhere.

Milestone:Being in the 2nd trimester!

Emotions: Excited. Can't wait to find out the sex and start feeling them.

I don't have a picture yet...I'm slacking.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Movement??

I think I might have felt the babies move this weekend. Friday evening after dinner I felt this movement just below my belly button on the right side. It felt like being in water and someone waving the water by our skin but not touching you. Then Saturday I was helping DH's mom cook and I was leaned up against the counter and felt something similar but different right in front below my belly button.

I have read that women say it feels like gas but this felt nothing like gas. Does this sound like the babies or no? I'm not gonna be sad at all if it wasn't them I'm just wondering if it was. So honest opinion please.

FYI- I haven't felt anything since then.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

The start of the Nursery....

Please over look the lack of decorations in the room. We bought our house a little over 4 years ago and our two extra bedrooms were neglected because I didn't wanna decorate and buy for a room I knew would soon be a nursery. Fast froward to present time and I finally get to decorate both rooms. The front room where all this furniture is going and now this one that will be the nursery.

DH had to fix a few spots in the wall that need some mud and new texture. Only thing is the can of texture decided it shoot at full blast on got everywhere. All down the wall where it wasn't needed and my floor. Luckily once dry it came off the floor pretty easily.

We have decided to paint the nursery a mocha color. I have never liked baby colors, light blues, yellow, pinks or greens for the walls. I figured with a color like this any color we go with will match. Pink, blue, purple, green, etc. Then we wont have to re paint in a few years once the babies are out of the baby stage. Hopefully we (DH) can paint this month some time because I really wanna go order furniture as soon as we find out the sex!!! I'm honestly surprised I haven't bought anything yet.






The closet where the filing cabinet use to be. I'm not sure why i didn't take a picture of it after we cleaned it out. It is a fairly big walk in closet especially now that its cleaned out.


This shot is of the closet door on the left, the door going into a jack & Jill bathroom (shared between two rooms) and then the door leading into the hall. Luckily they are all clumped together so it doesn't take up a lot of wall space.







I will keep you updated on any new progress. More pictures after we paint.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Confession

We have about two weeks left before we find out the sex. I have this feeling that both are little girls. Completely fine, Honestly!! But I can't help but have this sinking feeling about a little boy. DH and I have had a boy name since before we were married, a little over 7yrs. So when I think about not being able to use this name I get sad. We haven't ruled out more children but we have always talked about only having two. So IF we have no more and these two are little girls it makes me sad to think we will never have "him". I think I just feel like since we have been saying this name for so long he already feels like a part of us. Am I going crazy? Like I said in the beginning, don't take it wrong like I don't want two little girls if that's what we have cause I would be ecstatic! The weird part is I don't feel like I need a boy its just the name.....ok its official I'm crazy!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Whoa Belly



7 Weeks



11 Weeks



15 Weeks

I think its crazy looking back on these. It's crazy to see how big I have gotten.

My little June Bugs @ 15 weeks



How far along? 15 Weeks!!

Baby's size? Babies are now the size of a naval orange!
Continuing the march toward normal proportions, baby's legs now out-measure his arms. And, finally, all four limbs have functional joints. Your fetus is squirming and wiggling like crazy down in the womb, though you probably can't feel the movements just yet.

Weight Gain? Still 3-5 lbs

Maternity Clothes? Maternity pants.

Stretch marks? none, I have been using baby oil gel which keeps my belly moist/tacky all day. I'm hoping this will help the stretch marks. It has helped with the itching.

Belly button in or out? In but getting shallow already.

Sleep? Not so good this week. I have been waking up a lot just to change positions.

Foods I am loving? tomatoes with salt YUMMMM and Ice water, lots and lots of ice.

Foods I am hating? Same, I hate the foods I cook. I don't like eating it once I have cooked it.

Best moment this week? Starting to feel better. I've only had to take Zof.ran once this entire week.

Movement? none that I can feel

Symptoms? A lot of them are gone! Thank You 2nd trimester!! I still get little waves of nausea. Nothing like before though.

Genders? No clue but can't wait to find out.

What I miss? nothing

What I'm looking forward to? Finding out the sex

Weekly Wisdom: Zof.ran makes you constipated. Since I have been off of it I think I'm back to normal.

Milestone:Being in the 2nd trimester!

Emotions: Excited. Can't wait to find out the sex and start feeling them.

My little June Bugs @ 14 weeks




How far along? 14 Weeks!!

Baby's size? Babies are now the size of a lemon!
Your adorable little fetus is busy with thumb sucking, toe wiggling, (not so cute but equally amazing) making urine, and breathing amniotic fluid as the liver, kidneys, and spleen continue to develop. Lanugo (thin, downy hair) is growing all over his/her body for warmth.

Weight Gain? My scale at home say 3-5 lbs

Maternity Clothes? Maternity pants.

Stretch marks? none, I have been using baby oil gel which keeps my belly moist/tacky all day. I'm hoping this will help the stretch marks. It has helped with the itching.

Belly button in or out? In but getting shallow already.

Sleep? still pretty good.

Foods I am loving? anything with cheese and Ice water, lots and lots of ice.

Foods I am hating? Can't think of anything I hate besides the foods I cook. I don't like eating it once I have cooked it.

Best moment this week? Starting to get a belly. I think it will feel real when I look pregnant

Movement? none that I can feel

Symptoms? same but looking forward to them disappearing.

Genders? No clue but can't wait to find out.

What I miss? nothing

What I'm looking forward to? Finding out the sex

Weekly Wisdom: Why is this question so hard? I never have any......

Milestone: Officially being in the 2nd trimester!

Emotions: I think I'm pretty normal.....whats other might say could be a differnt story. :)

I lied....

I said I would be hit and miss over my vacation but I was really miss. I did log on a few times with my phone to try and read but that didn't work out as well as I planned.

I need to post my 14 and 15 week update. We cleaned out the room for the nursery. I have pics for all of it and will post through the week so you aren't bombarded with a million post.

I hope everyone had a great Christmas and New Year.