Sunday, October 30, 2011

Happy Halloween, Baby

We had some pre-Halloween festivities this weekend, which was nice because I was able to partake in them.  I will be missing out on B's parade at school tomorrow as well as Trick or Treating tomorrow night and handing out candy at home since I will be in the hospital.  

Halloween is my favorite holiday, so I am bummed to be unable to partake in the fun, but I am so excited to have Halloween babies.  

Here are my Halloween babies that are already born...

Thank you everyone for the texts, phone calls, emails and Facebook messages.  I am so anxious to get this over with, but nervous and excited too.  Tonight might be a long night.

Until next time...lots of love...K

Thursday, October 27, 2011


Last year at this time we started brainstorming, asking for suggestions and were attempting to plan a vacation to the perfect destination to celebrate ten years of marriage.  

Luckily, we never booked that trip.  What a difference a year makes!  

A new house and on the brink of becoming a family of SIX!  Hawaii? Nope.  Mediterranean cruise?  Not this year.  A hut in the water in Fiji?  Not happening.

That's ok.  Someday we will go on a vacation again and it will be worth the wait.

I can't stand it when people gush about how perfect their husband or wife me that is always a red flag that they are compensating for something that isn't exactly the truth.  But, I do want to say to Chad (because I probably never give you enough credit) that I feel so lucky to still be your girl and how happy I am to be sharing my life with you.  I look forward to what the next ten years long as it is no more children ;)  I think we will have our hands full enough.

Happy 10th Anniversary, babe.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Twins, twins, and more twins.

In high school, we were somewhat inseparable.  Faye, Leigh & I were footloose and fancy free.  Enjoying not knowing where the future was taking us and enjoying living in the moment.

Ironically, this song just came on my Pandora as I sat here reminiscing.  
In the words of Kenny Chesney's song "Young":

Man I don't know, where the time goes 
But it sure goes fast, just like that, 
We were wanna be rebels who didn't have a clue 
In our rock n roll t-shirts and our typically bad attitudes 
Had no excuses for the things that we'd done 
We were brave, we were crazy, we were mostly young. 

Young, hey and wishing we were older 
And I wish it wasn't over...  

Ironic doesn't even begin to describe the craziness that is the fact that we will all three be moms to twins. Together with our friend Nicole (who I mentioned a few weeks ago) we will be creating our own "Twins Club" ;)

Leigh is due next spring.  If she has two boys, like Faye & I, I am seriously going to start playing the lottery.  Leigh and I each had a girl first, then our sweet boys came along.

Faye has been amazing with the encouragement and positive thoughts.  She sure makes it look easy.

Big brother, Leo, is so proud of his baby brothers.

Ok, I have mentioned that I struggle immensely with telling twins apart.  This is Jake...or Bode.

Or is this Jake....or Bode?  I seriously suck.

Faye & Jay are amazing parents and are truly an inspiration to me.

I literally just got a phone call from my doctor and after having an amniocentesis done yesterday, it looks like these  boys will be here on Monday the 31st.  Halloween babies!  Halloween is my favorite holiday. Yay!  There is an end in sight.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Things I would rather be doing...

If we are friends on Facebook, you already know that bed rest in the hospital served me quite well and I was sent home yesterday to rest at home.  No babies.  Ugh.  

Friday I was showing some signs of preeclampsia (which I had with both my other pregnancies), but those symptoms disappeared.

My family has rallied behind me and is picking up the slack around here.  I will continue with my regularly scheduled appointments tomorrow and hopefully make some progress from there.  I am over 34 weeks now.

As I laid in the hospital bed, my mind kept drifting off as I thought of so many other things I wish I was doing at that moment...

Like laying on the beach...

or shopping...

or clubbin'...haha...

or camping...

or drinking massive amounts of wine...mmm...

or going on a picnic with my family...

or wearing cute clothes instead of a hospital gown...

or sleeping like a baby...

 or walking my dog...well, if I still had one :'( ...

or road tripping...

or going for a bike ride...

or having lunch in Italy...

or holding my babies.

(thank you to the world wide web for these photos)

Saturday, October 22, 2011

This is it? Or is it??

Well, I have been in the hospital for 24 hours now, but no babies.  Lots of random complications and discomforts, but I will spare you the details.  They are still running lots of tests and poking and prodding me at all hours, but for the immediate time being, these babies are staying in my belly.  I am trying to enjoy being on bed rest and relaxing, but I don't do bed rest very well and my body hurts, thus making it hard to sleep.  Plus, I can't eat anything in case it is time for a c-section, and watching "Willy Wonka" is not helping my insatiable urge to consume massive amounts of chocolate.

Thank you everyone for your prayers --- please keep them coming.  I was really a nervous wreck last night, but feeling more at ease today.

Enjoy the day and thanks again for the thoughts and prayers.  xoxo

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Scaredy Cat

It is not too late to order your holiday greeting cards from your fall session.  Please get them to me right away if you would like :)

Well, Halloween is clearly not Kyler's favorite holiday.  He is scared of the neighbors cute little ghosts in their front yard....10 houses down, he doesn't like our lights in our window, the scary face on B's pumpkin or my wreath hanging on my door.  I am not sure how he could be related to his sister who eats this up and thinks the scarier the better.

This photo is so gross of me, but B took it and I think it is funny.  I am quite swollen sleep deprived.  We are waiting for the word from the Dr. as soon as it is "go" time.  Looks like soon, even though they have been telling me that for 5 weeks now.  For reals this time though.  I better pack my bag.  They were measured yesterday and Baby A is at 4 lbs. 10 oz. and Baby B is at 3 lbs. 5 oz.  Quite a big discrepancy in their sizes and Baby B is only in the 7th percentile for his weight, so he is going to have to be a fighter.  I can tell he is already.

Ky was scared to look inside the pumpkin.  Who's kid is this?

Happy Fall!!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Still waiting.

33 weeks now and still no babies.  Good for the babies.  Bad for me and my aching back, swollen legs, and growing belly.

Ashlie shares a due date with me...but this is her first and there is only one baby in there.  I can not believe that I used to babysit for her and her little sister when I was in 8th grade.  It is so wonderful to reconnect with people from my past.  It makes me so happy to see how well everyone is doing.  Ashlie has always had a good head on her shoulders and was always a girl that knew what she wanted.  Her sweetie, Dan, was number one on that list for a long time.

Best of luck you guys.  So exited for you.