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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.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Quick update

I'm still in the hospital and will be until the girls come. I'm in the bed head down and feet up to keep pressure off my cervix. I'm not allowed out of bed for any reason. Which is really hard. Still no labor so we are very grateful for that. When I'm 24 weeks on Thursday they will transport me to downtown Houston. The hospital there is better equipped to handle preemies. We are praying they don't come that early.

I haven't been able to keep anything down since Wednesday evening when I got here. I've been vomiting everything I eat or drink so bad that I have broken the blood vessels in my eye. I have started sipping Ensure every 2 hrs. So far so good.

Thank you so much for your thoughts and prayers!!!! I will try to you updated.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

In the hospital

I went for a regular check up with my high risk doctor. The girls look great but my body is failing me. I'm 3 cm dilated. The girls could come at any time. I'm just now 23 weeks today. Please pray!!! They said I won't leave the hospital until they come. Whenever that is, today or two months from now. They have me in bed with my feet up and head down to keep pressure off my cervix. Just to be clear I'm not in labor just dilated. The only bad thing they can stop labor but not you cervix from dilating.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

My little June Bugs @ 22 weeks


How far along? 22 Weeks!

Baby's Size? The girls are now the size of a papaya!
They are settling into sleep cycles, snoozing about 12 to 14 hours a day. It shouldn't be hard to figure out when -- just pay attention to those kicks as they start and stop

Weight Gain? 16 lbs this week.... I gained a lot in one week.

Maternity Clothes? All maternity pants. Hopefully I can go shopping for shirts this weekend.

Stretch marks? Not yet.

Belly button in or out? The top part is starting to poke out. Especially if I'm really full.

Sleep? Stinks!!!

Foods I am loving? Everything. Ice water, lots and lots of ice.

Foods I am hating? Nothing new

Best moment this week? Finding a stroller online that will work with the car seats.

Movement? Yes, I love it. DH has even been able to feel it. I saw them through my shirt yesterday.

Symptoms? stuffy nose backaches, hips and shoulder pains while sleeping. My hands and feet have been swelling.

Genders? Two girls

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

What I'm looking forward to? My showers! They are getting closer

Weekly Wisdom: I have none, my brain has been mush this week. I have been replacing normal words with my own words. For example, the other day I was having a conversation and instead of saying perfect I said purple!!!

Milestone: Being 5 months

Emotions: Excited.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

The nursery



The pillow in the crib was made by my wonderful sister Candy!! Since we had to buy two bedding sets we got and extra valance. We cut it up made two pillows and the wall art in the next picture.



I took the fabric put a little stuffing behind it and framed it without the glass.



We ordered this tree from Esty. DH had a hard time putting it up but I love the out come.



Ignore the blue tape. We were laying out where we are gonna put their names. It will be in the same pink as the birds.



As soon as we get our chair in and the names above the beds I will post more pictures of the nursery.

My little June Bugs @ 21 weeks


Picture was taken at work. Nice boring white walls ;)

How far along? 21 Weeks!

Baby's Size? The girls are now the size of a banana!
Baby's digestive system is busy creating meconium (a tarry black substance made of swallowed amniotic fluid, digestive secretion, and dead cells), which will fill the first diaper after birth. And, if baby is a girl, her womb is now stocked up with her lifetime supply of six million eggs (the number will drop to around one million by birth).

Weight Gain? 13 lbs

Maternity Clothes? All maternity pants. I desperately need some shirts but I hate shopping so I keep putting it off.

Stretch marks? Not yet.

Belly button in or out? The top part is starting to poke out. Especially if I'm really full.

Sleep? Stinks!!!

Foods I am loving? Everything. Ice water, lots and lots of ice.

Foods I am hating? Nothing new

Best moment this week? Getting the cribs set up with the bedding in!

Movement? Yes, I love it. DH has even been able to feel it. So amazing!

Symptoms? stuffy nose backaches, hips and shoulder pains while sleeping, and a new one this week. My hands have been swelling.

Genders? Two girls

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

What I'm looking forward to? My showers! Even though they are still almost two months away.

Weekly Wisdom: Don't sleep in your wedding ring.

Milestone: Being 5 months! woo hoo

Emotions: Excited.

Monday, February 7, 2011

My little June Bugs @ 20 weeks



I finally got up the courage for a bare belly shot. EEE might be my last(I need a tan):).


How far along? 20 Weeks!

Baby's Size? The girls are now the size of a cantaloupe!
They gulp down several ounces of amniotic fluid every day, both for nutrition and to practice swallowing and digesting. And, these days, those taste buds actually work! Studies show that after birth, babies respond best to tastes they've already had via amniotic fluid. Meaning, think about what you'd like your future child to eat as you prepare your own lunch.

Weight Gain? 10-12 lbs

Maternity Clothes? All maternity pants. I need some shirts but I hate shopping so I keep putting it off.

Stretch marks? None!! I wonder if I will get them, when will they come?

Belly button in or out? Flat, not sure if it will poke out or just stay smooth?

Sleep? EEEHHH.....some nights are better than others. Mainly my hips and shoulders hurt when I sleep on them.

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? Getting the cribs set up with the bedding in!

Movement? Yes but barely. Just in the past day or two I started noticing little flutters.

Symptoms? stuffy nose that has become bloody (YUCK) backaches, hips and shoulder aches while sleeping, leg cramps and sciatic nerve pain.

Genders? Two girls

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

What I'm looking forward to? My showers! Even though they are still almost two months away.

Weekly Wisdom: Move slowly

Milestone: Getting the nursery ready.

Emotions: Excited.

We have decided on names. Give me a week or two just to make sure DH doesn't change his mind before I spill the beans. So excited.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

The name game....

So a few post back I told you how our favorite girl name was STOLEN (yes that's how I feel about it) by a couple at church. We stopped going to that church a few months back (has nothing to do with the name stealing) and have recently found a new church. DH and I skipped around for a few months before we finally settled on this one. So to say we "know" people is an under statement. Last night at Bible study we got to talking with the worship leader. His wife is currently pregnant with their second little girl. He was telling us his wife's name and their 1 1/2 yrs olds name....guess what it is. Yep the name we love. Luckily DH piped right in and said oh really that's the name we like and are considering using.

After church DH asked me "now what" I said "we need another church". I was just joking, we aren't really gonna look for a new church. What in the world do we do? Give up on that name? Talk to the couple about it (DH suggestion) or have two of the same in one very small church? My dad said who cares use it, y'all love so it shouldn't matter. I feel the same way. DH said we need to make sure that they don't get upset with us for using it, kinda like we did with the other couple at our last church. Even though that was a completely different situation!

Thoughts?

On a brighter note, the preachers wife came up to me last night and said she wants to throw me a shower with all the ladies at church!!! We have only been going for maybe a month and a half solid. I feel completely blessed to have them take us in and wanna do this for us.