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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Update on the fam!

We took the twins for their two month well baby check up today and they are growing really well! Aubree is now 8lbs. 15 oz. and 22 inches (an inch taller than her sister) and Kilee is up to a whopping 8lbs. 2oz.!! Pretty good considering she was 5lbs. 15oz. just a month ago!! It's hard to believe that they would barely eat 10 cc's of formula when they were first born. It always breaks my heart to see how hard they cry when they get their shots. Fortunately, I had my Sloan there for the first part of the appointment and my mom there for the last part. (Thanks mom!) I feel lucky that even though the twins are only two months old, they haven't gotten sick yet. Hopefully we can make it through the winter without any serious illnesses.
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

The story of the twins birth.......

The twins are 8 weeks old now. Now that things have calmed down a bit I thought I would share their birth story. Wednesday September 24 seemed like a normal day, I was uncomfortable, huge and still had 2 1/2 weeks until my scheduled c-section. My sister Jen was down from Logan visiting with her kids and Jen, Cami, and I had taken our kids to "Jump on it" that day and then we all ate dinner at my parents house. A little before 11 pm I was laying on the couch halfway between awake and asleep and Sloan had just gotten home from work about an hour earlier and was sitting on the floor in front of me watching TV. At 11:03 I felt a gentle "pop" that jolted me awake. I immediately jumped up and moved the four feet from the carpet to the tile floor and "water" came splashing out everywhere. I told Sloan my water broke and he started getting our stuff together to go to the hospital. After my parents came and picked up Sydnee and I was situated on a big stack of towels in the car we headed to the hospital. We arrived at about 11:45 pm. The labor & delivery nurse checked to make sure my water had really broken and then the next thing I knew there were several people in the room bustling all around doing things and the anesthetist came in to tell me about the spinal. Within minutes I was wheeled into the operating room. The anesthestist put in my spinal and from then on everything went so fast. At 12:38 am on September 25 Aubree Virginia came out first weighing 5lbs. 15oz. Two minutes later at 12:40, Kilee Rachel was born weighing 4lbs. 14oz. they were both 17 inches long.
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

Sometimes Sydnee gets stir crazy being in the house all day (I do too!), so lately we have been bundling up the twins and going outside for a walk or to play on the playground for a while. It's been such nice weather lately.

Friday, November 7, 2008


Just a quick note. Our president-elect voted AGAINST BANNING partial birth abortion. To learn more about partial birth abortion, go to www.allabouttheissues.org . Pretty sickening, isn't it?!

Only 3 weeks until Black Friday!!!!!!!!

One of my favorite things to do all year is go shopping on black friday, Yep I'm one of those insane people that gets up at 2:00 am to go wait at Wal-mart for all those bargains. It's not just the shopping, waiting with other black fridayers, planning out our routes is just as much fun as the shopping. I also get some really great prices and I am a sucker for a great bargain. I'm normally not a huge fan of shopping (except for grocery shopping), but black friday kind of kicks off the Christmas season for me and I love the season just as much as Christmas day itself! To find out some of the black friday deals go to www.gottadeal.com or my favorite website www.pinchingyourpennies.com and click on forums. Wal-mart issued a statement that their black friday ad will not be released until November 23rd, so I'll have to wait until then for that one.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

I just thought I would let you all know that I got this free cute blog template from my friend Amy's website. She is very creative and talented. Go check it out: www.delightfuldots.blogspot.com

The twins blessing

This past Sunday we blessed Aubree and Kilee. Sloan did a great job on the blessings and it was such a special day. The girls looked beautiful. Thanks to my parents for the beautiful blessing dresses and to all of our family that attended. I am so thankful for my husband and my three beautiful girls. I never thought in a million years that I would have three girls. For those of you that know me, I really, really wanted a little boy but now I could not imagine not having my 3 beautiful princesses!


Sydnee's preschool class had a costume parade and program for the parents. All the kids looked so cute and did a great job singing! They also had a party in class. On halloween night, Sydnee went trick-or-treating with daddy at the mall while mommy hung out at grandma and grandpa's house with the babies. Sydnee with her teacher, Miss Esparza

Cute little twinner pumpkins!

Our cute little tiger!