Monday, December 29, 2008
Sunday, December 28, 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Saturday, December 6, 2008
On March 19, 2008 I went to my first doctors appointment and they did an ultrasound. As the doctor looked at the screen, he said "Do you want the good news or the bad news?" I was like oh great there's something wrong with the baby! So I asked him what was wrong and he said there was two babies in there. It was worse than I thought. I said "No there's not" and he said "Yes, there is" So I asked him if that was supposed to be the good news or the bad news and he said "Both".
I think both Sloan and I remained in shock for a long time. In June when we went for the 20 week ultrasound I was sure one or both of them would be a boy, in fact I had already told my sister Jen to start getting her boy clothes ready to give me. Well, as you know it was two girls. We started out 2008 with one kid and now we have 3 but I couldn't imagine things any different now. We love our girls and now I'm not sure I would even know what to do with a boy!
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
In other news, I am back at work! I have worked a couple of days so far and will officially start back this coming Monday. Sloan will continue to work at Cabelas on my nights off through the month of December and then quit at the end of the year.
I feel especially thankful this holiday season for all our blessings lately. I feel blessed that we are employed, that we have a home to live in, heat to heat our home, food to eat, and clothes to wear. I never thought I would be so thankful for such basic things, but with all the stories of economic hardship I hear on the news lately, I feel very blessed.
Friday, November 21, 2008
We were both so happy that they were finally here! Over the next 30 hours they really struggled with eating. Because of their prematurity, they didn't have the natural born desire to suck and the effort it took them to eat caused them to burn too many calories, so on Friday night our awesome pediatrician, Dr. Wilcox opted to put them in the level II nursery (NICU) so they could receive their feedings through a tube in their nose. We were allowed to do one regular feeding every 12 hours, and when they were taking a full regular feeding, they would advance their feedings until they were taking all eight feedings on their own.
They were in the hospital for 2 1/2 weeks and came home on the day they were scheduled to be born, October 13. It was really hard having them in the hospital and really took a toll on us. I am so grateful that they are home and thriving. They are the sweetest little girls. We are also grateful for wonderful health insurance and wonderful doctors and nurses that gave them such great care. Were still not sure what the Lord was thinking when he decided to send us twins!!!!
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Friday, November 7, 2008
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
My super talented sister Cami and brother-in-law Jer designed these birth announcements for the twins. Cami made the tutus and took the pictures and Jer used his computer skills to design the announcements. I think they did an awesome job!, of course they ARE so cute because we make cute babies! Thanks again Cami & Jer!!!!
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Sydnee loves to go to "Jump on it" She has been there three times in the past few weeks! She has been such a good big sister to the twins. We try and make sure we make special time just for her. Things get kind of crazy with the twins but she has had Sloan & I to herself for so long, we want to make sure that she feels special.
Here are some pictures of our cute twiners! They look exactly alike except Kilee is about a pound smaller than Aubree, so we can tell by their size who's who, but just to be safe Aubree wears a purple bow and Kilee wears a pink one!
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Thursday, September 18, 2008
*He is a better cleaner than I am
*He is a great dad
*He is frugal and thrifty (I am the spendy one)
*He wants the best for our children
*He tries really hard to do what's right
*He can grow a beard in the blink of an eye. I love his facial hair and all his hairyness (weird, I know)
Love ya Sloaner! Thanks for all you do!
Here are a few pictures of Sydnee. She looks so cute, but I told her to pose and more than anything she just looks like she has a kinked neck! :)
Saturday, September 13, 2008
This is kind of hard to see, but here is a picture of my 33 week pregnant belly. I am HUGE! I can't wait until these twins are here! It will be nice to be able to walk normal again. I am scheduled for a c-section in roughly 4 weeks if they don't come sooner, but the doctor thinks they will come sooner than that because I have had high blood pressure, of course, knowing my luck I will carry them straight on through! Our sweet little Sydnee has had to learn to be pretty independent since I can't do much.
In the meantime, I am going to attempt to put together a tiger costume for Sydnee for halloween. She started out wanting to be a tiger, then went to a mermaid and then wanted to be a ghost like her cousin Crew. I think I finally convinced her that I tiger is the best (because it will be the easiest for me!)
Monday, August 25, 2008
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
On Tuesday, Sydnee started preschool. She has been so excited to go to school and I think she will do really well. It's hard to believe that she is growing up so fast!
This picture is hideous, but my dad thought it would be funny to take a picture of my belly. This is what 30 weeks pregnant with twins looks like.
We have had a lot of stuff going on lately. Last Friday was our 5th wedding anniversary. My parents offered to watch Sydnee so our plan was to go to Chili's to eat and then to a movie. I had an ultrasound appointment that day and unfortunately we had to wait an hour and 20 minutes at the doctors office. By the time we got done, we were starving and just went to dinner and decided to skip the movie. Oh well! Happy Anniversary to us! Love ya Sloaner!
Saturday afternoon, Sloan's mom came to visit from Idaho Falls for Sydnee's Birthday. Her birthday was Monday the 18th, but we celebrated on Sunday the 17th. We ate dinner and had cake and ice cream and presents at my parents house. Sloan's parents were also there along with Jer, Cami and their boys. Sydnee said she wanted a "mermaid" cake with Ariel on it, so that's what we got. She loved it!, especially the the star bracelet and mermaid toy that came on the cake.