Saturday, November 28, 2009

26 Weeks

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I spent mine cooking a turkey and baking pumpkin cheesecake to take to my in-laws house. I was a little worried about my turkey because the thermometer never popped out, but everyone survived, phew! This is the first holiday I didn't get to see my family at     all :( Gabe and I went and had leftovers with my parents on Friday though.

Before that we decided to do a little shopping, not the crazy Black Friday shopping. We slept in and had breakfast first. We went to Babies R US and bought diapers that were on sale, 2 for 1. Unfortunately, they only had newborn sizes left, but with two babies I'm sure we'll need them. I also found a really cute tree decal for the nursery. I think I'm going to scrap the chandelier idea and use the tree instead. Gabe appreciates this since the pink chandelier isn't exactly boyish. We also ordered the crib that his mom is buying. My parents also ordered the stroller AND car seats, which is really appreciated, since those items added up fast! Thanks Mom & Dad!!

When we got home from shopping we put the newly painted dresser in the nursery closet and I hung up some of the clothes we've already received. We have a lot of pink stuff! I can't wait for the crib to come so it will start looking like a real nursery and we can start planning on a furniture layout.

Monday, November 23, 2009

25 weeks

At our appointment on Thursday the dr said I am 24 weeks and 5 days, measuring 33 weeks. What does that mean? I guess it means I'm as big as someone who is 8 months pregnant with one child. But, with twins that's normal. She was much friendlier this time around too, which was comforting, maybe she was just having a bad day the last time we met with her. We still haven't met the second dr, all of our scheduled appointments with her have been cancelled.

Gabe and I had our pictures taken Saturday and I can't wait to see how they turned out. I also finished one of the baby mobiles. It looks ok, especially if you don't get too close:)

Friday, November 20, 2009

So much to do...

and so much time to do it, but I'm a procrastinator, so I haven't started:)

I have started making a list of things I'd like to complete before the babies get her. Most of them are for the nursery but not everything.

1. Organize all closets, cabinets and drawers. This includs the bedrooms and kitchen
2. Organize the laundry room so we can actually find stuff
3. Organize the office, which means shredding all of the crap we have been saving for weeks, months, YEARS! We can barely move in this office right now, there is so much junk stacked up.
4. Paint nursery furniture. One dresser and 2 tables
5. Make mobiles
6. Buy a lot of stuff: Curtains for nursery, rugs (one for nursery, one for living room), buy night stands for our bedroom.
7. Put new flooring in bathrooms
8.Purge, purge, purge.We had a garage sale last month, but it didn't occur to me to just stick everything out there. Now I realize we have about 7 comforters, mostly queen size (we have a king?) Too many clothes, too many non-matching dishes, and just a whole lotta junk in general.

I know my original list had more "to do's", but I lost it....That along with my mind:)
So I will be adding to it for sure!

Ha, just remembered, Christmas is only 5 weeks away!! 5 WEEKS! So, add Christmas shopping to the list!

Lucky girl

On the way home the other day I called Gabe to let him know I'd be late because traffic was more of a disaster than usual. Before we hung up he told me he had a surprise for me. He often tells me this, getting my hopes up, only to find out that he's full of it and there is no surprise...Apparently, he finds this amusing.

But, this time there really was a present. He gave me this necklace. So cute, it looks like two peas in a pod. I think I like this guy, and I might just keep him around for awhile:)

Sunday, November 15, 2009

24 wk Ultrasound

So the only thing I could do right now is take a picture
of the ultrasound pictures:( The first two are of the baby boy and the last is of the little lady.

Sorry for the poor quality...

24 Weeks

We have reached the 6 month mark, YAY!  It seems like time is going by too fast but, I'm glad it is. I can't wait to see what these two kids look like. Gabe thinks they'll come out looking like his family, a ton of straight black hair, sticking straight up. I hope at least one of them looks like me:)

We had an ultrasound on Friday and everyone looks great. The tech says the babies are each at 1 lb 6 oz, but they can't measure the length. According to they are just under a foot long each. They are fighting for room though:) They were head to toe on Friday and we got some decent photos of the little man, but the little lady only turned around a couple of times. they didn't give us a photo CD this time so, I'm going to try and figure out a way to get these photos online, sorry:(

I thought we had settled on names, but now we're not so sure. I like the thought of using family names, and our names, but then I like a few different ones. Any suggestions??

Monday, November 9, 2009

Yay, camera works

I fixed my camera, for now...How tired do I look in these photos:(

I've actually been sleeping better too, not great but more than 2 hours a night finally.

Here's a picture of Gabe and I at our friends wedding this past weekend. It turned out very pretty but by 9:30 I was done and ready to go home!

Sunday, November 8, 2009


I'm now 23 weeks pregnant and things are still running fairly smooth. I have a constant pain in my upper abdomen, feels like I worked out or something,  but it's just from my muscles stretching. That's what I think anyway?? 

Gabe is nearly done with laying the new flooring in the nursery. I can't wait for it to be finished, for one, I can't wait to really start putting the room together and second, because I'd really like to walk through our 'office' without climbing over tons of junk.

According to, the babies are about 11 inches long and just over a pound. It's hard for me to believe there are two babies in here, I don't know how they are able to move, but they are and more so than ever. The website also said they enjoy it when I dance?? Ok, I'm not sure how they know but it works for me since I danced a bit yesterday at a friends wedding.

I don't have any pictures for today, because something is wrong with the USB cable?? Hopefully I can get it fixed soon so I can post pics and see the ones from the wedding too:)

Sunday, November 1, 2009

22 Weeks

Things are moving right along and it seems time is going by fast. Gabe and I finished our baby registry at babies r us and target. It was fun and a little overwhelming. There is so much stuff we need, especially with two on the way. I'm still not sure if I like the bedding we chose, Gabe found a set he liked at Target for the little man, but it's not my style or what I had pictured in the room at all. And for our little lady, it's all mismatched.....I think I might have to go back and remove/add some stuff.

Other than that there is nothing to report. I rarely put makeup on during the weekends so my head will be cut off frequently. I noticed this morning the brown spots around my left eye have spread even further! Gross!