Saturday, October 24, 2009

21 weeks

It's been a boring few days. Gabe left to go hunting on Thursday morning and won't be back until tomorrow. I'm used to him being gone most nights because he is working so I look forward to having him around on his nights off, so I've been pretty bummed the last couple nights. Tonight, I attended the wedding of a co-worker, talk about lonely. Going to a wedding solo is pretty lame. I was the only one at my table without a date. Gabe's gonna owe me for this one.

My belly is hurting. I can literally feel it growing and it is painful. I measured my belly though and it has grown an inch in the last 4 1/2 weeks. I sware its more than that! I'm also feeling more movement from the babies but it's still pretty sporatic. This morning I didn't want to get out of bed because I could feel them moving and I knew I wouldn't be able to once I got up. So I laid there for another 30 minutes:)

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

2 days off and now back to work

We've just returned from our routine Dr visit and things are still going great. We got to hear the heartbeats, one is in the 180's and the other in the 160's...Both in normal range. Mine was 110/80, also normal:) The dr did say the twins sounded like they were doing gymnastics in there, probably the orange juice I drank before going. She also said we will start getting monthly ultrasounds which is awesome, and the next one should be in 2-3 weeks. Women carrying twins typically receive ultrasounds each month to make sure they are growing at the correct rate...

I have been sick with a cold for the past four days and I called in yesterday and today. I'm feeling better and I have to go back to work. I don't want to waste all of my sick time. But, going back to work makes me feel sick again:) I hate my job lately and for those following, I did not get the job I interviewed for. BUMMER! O'well, hopefully something else will come along later.....

Saturday, October 17, 2009

20 Weeks

Wow, I thought it would take forever to reach the halfway mark but here we are. Time has actually flown by. I thought I should put some of my projects on hold so I have something to keep me busy towards the end, but when I stop to think about it we only have about 4 months left, and that's if the twins decide to go all the way. ( Twins are considered full term at 37 weeks) So the twins should be here no later than Mid February, but twins also like to come early. My pregnancy has been going smoothly so far and I pray that it continues that way.

I've had a little swelling in my hands and feet. I think I'm also developing a cold, YAY....Other than that things are good....I cut my head out of the photos again because I just woke up and look very scary.

The Fair

Who doesn't enjoy the a fair or carnival? Besides my husband that is, but he took my anyway. We went last night and it was pretty fun, even without being able to ride the rides. I was mostly looking forward to the greasy food and the ferris wheel. We stopped at the ferris wheel but the line was too long for my current lack of patience. We walked around and saw the worlds biggest this and the worlds smallest that. We enjoyed the fry bread, turkey legs, chili fries and watermelon juice- YUM! I'd actually love some more watermelon juice right now. The only ride we did get on is, well I don't know the name but it's the one that goes slowly over the whole fair. I thought it would be fun to see everything and get some photos but I didn't realize how shaky it was and how scared of heights I am.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Moving on....

So I'm done complaining...I don't really have any updates but thought I'd share some photos I took a few weeks ago. I went on a trip to Pinetop with my mom and Alexis...

Can you tell where these were taken?

And this little lady is Airica's daughter- Makayla...What a cutie!!

Sleep? I wish!!

I've gone about two months now, without a full night of sleep or even a half-night of sleep. It's really starting to catch up with me. I'm so exhausted. I actually felt like crying on my drive home today, because I just wanted to close my eyes for 5 minutes. Of course, I try to lay down once I get home but between the phone ringing and the door bell, I can't relax for more than 30 seconds.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Nursery Construction

It took some time, but the soon to be nursery, formerly the treadmill/junk room, has been cleaned out. Gabe painted it the prettiest robin's egg blue. Tomorrow he's installing shelves in the closet. Then all of the stuff we've already collected can come up off the floor and Gabe can start installing the new floors. (Once he returns from his hunting trip of course) We're going to use the same wood flooring we have in the rest of the house. I have a new hatred for carpet ever since we ripped it out of the living room. Pretty disgusting how much dirt collects underneath it. It cannot be healthy, especially for little people crawling around on it.

I'm trying to become a creative/crafty person. I am going to try and make the baby mobile's myself. I'm thinking butterflies for the little lady and planes for the little man??I have already re-covered the lamp shade for the room, (looks better in person)

Some of the stuff we've already collected: A pink mirror from garage sale, a chandelior decal from Michael's and a chick from another garage sale

What I'm looking for: A nice comfy chair, not one of those nursery gliders, but something that would fit in any room.

Monday, October 12, 2009


I had my interview today, and I think it went well. The only downside is there is only one position and about 100 people being interviewed. It would be an awesome position though. It's still at UOP but I would get a raise and be able to work from home, which would really save some cash when it comes to daycare.

So, please put out some positive vibes for me...Thanks!!

Movement- Finally and pics

I have been waiting rather impatiently to feel some movement from these kids. I haven't been sure exactly what to expect. But, today I had a little flutter on my left side and I'm pretty sure it was the babies. I've felt it a couple of days ago too, so I'm going to say yes, that is the babies moving around in there. It doesn't last very long but it is still a very cool feeling.

Today I went to work and a co-worker said, "WHOA, your belly really decided to poke out over the weekend!" Really? I hadn't noticed, thanks for pointing out the obvious!! Geez, people, I own a mirror for crying out loud, I can see how big I'm getting.

I have mixed feelings over my growing belly. It is great to know the babies are growing and getting bigger. It's kind of nice to be able to walk around and not worry about sucking it in though. I don't have to be so self-conscious.
But, other times, I feel completely disgusting. When I tried getting out of bed last night, I had to rock back and forth for some momentum. I know it is only going to get worse from here.
Putting those feelings aside, I'm posting pictures of my belly. Can't believe I'm actually posting these for people to see??!! I'm 19 weeks exactly in these pictures. I didn't bother showing my face as there is no makeup or hair combing involved...Like I should care since, it's pictures of my bare belly! HaHa.

Oh so sleepy

So, it is 2:32 am. I have been up since 12:30ish....Seriously, this sucks. I seem to sleep fine on Fridays and Saturdays, but as soon as I need to start another work week, I'm tossing and turning or just wondering around the house. I have an interview today too, I really need the sleep tonight!
I thought I'd give this a try, maybe if I get out of bed awhile it will be easier to fall asleep.

There are many things about pregnancy you never hear about beforehand. One that has been bothering me lately are the brown spots all over my FACE! I look like I was in a bar fight because the spots around my eyes keep growing. Seriously not cool. The book says they will fade after the twins come, I sure hope so!
One thing my friends did suggest when I first got pregnant was taking pictures of my belly...They were right, I totally regret not starting them at the beginning, I took the first ones yesterday and for the record I'm far from where I started. I'll post them when I'm fully awake, since I'm blind and tired and don't want to mess with uploading photos right now:)

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Random I know

Since becoming pregnant I have so many things going through my head. I felt the need to express everything so I tried a journal, but my handwriting sucks and I no one can read it. So, after reading a million other blogs about being pregnant I started thinking I wanted to write one myself. I told my husband Gabriel, and he said it was totally nerdy...That's it, I'm IN! I typically do the opposite of what he says anyway and it usually works out well:)
Besides, I figure it is a good way to keep family and friends updated with our life once the babies come, since it is going to be CRAZY and we probably won't get out much in the beginning.
Yes, I said babies. I'm 19+ weeks pregnant with twins!!! We are totally excited and just found out a couple of weeks ago that we're having a boy and a girl!! YAY! It doesn't get much better than that.
People keep asking us if we're scared about having two. I'm not though, we don't have any experience with taking care of one so why not start with two??

Below are the latest ultrasound pics, so you can see the proof that we are having a boy AND a girl.