Saturday, September 17, 2011

Some questions have been answered!

So in the past I have posted about my pain in this pregnancy and also how we need to move.  Those things have been a constant stress for me.   So far this weekend has turned out to be AWESOME and its not over yet. 
First, I didn't want to post about the pregnancy issues until all the paperwork was approved and everything was set but I am now out of work which means I control my environment.  I feel so much better!  I still have really bad days when I know I have over done it but I can stop and do what I need to do to get it under control.  Most days I am on the couch making sure I am resting and staying hydrated.  When I do go out I limit my walking.  Today for instance Nate and I went apple picking because I was craving apples.  It consisted of Nate picking and me sitting on the picnic table and going to a place a tractor takes you right to the trees which meant I really didn't have to walk.  It can get really boring at times but its much better then the alternative.  I still get contractions every day and some days they can be really bad but being able to lay down and rest is amazing!
The other stress was were we are going to live.  We have a great bank that is working with us with our house so it doesn't affect us as bad.  We also signed a lease today to a condo way closer to Nate's work! So now I know where we will be when the girls get here!  The best part is it is on a lake!  The condo's also have a beach!  I am such a water person so this place is great.  Plus it is all one floor and has a washer and dryer which was a MUST for me!  It is perfect for us!  So things seem to be working out for us after much praying and trusting! 
The third and last great thing about this weekend is tomorrow is my baby shower!  I actually get a little emotional thinking about it because I wasn't sure if I would ever get one!  I used to go to other showers and would get a little sad and wondered if I would get that experience!  I hope I can hold it together tomorrow and not let my emotions get the best of me.  So over all its been a great weekend and I can't wait until all the loose ties are done and I can just concentrate on preparing for these girls!

View from the condo!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Happy Birthday Dad!

Today would have been my dads 62cd birthday.  So in a tradition my husband and I started after he passed we will have steak and Idahoans for dinner.  My dad couldn't stop talking about Idahoans towards the end of his life.  They are instant mashed potatoes that are actually not to bad.  I usually HATE instant potatoes but one night he made me try them and I was surprised that I could stomach them.  He was so proud of himself when they went on sale and he bought the store out.  When he passed away I made sure I took all 15 bags of them that he had stocked up on.  He would have been upset if they had went to waste.  It's amazing it has been almost 4 years since he died.  Sometimes it feels like yesterday.  I always get a little down on his birthday and they day he passed.  This birthday is a little different because I keep thinking he will never get to see his granddaughters.  I have his blue eyes and I wonder if they will as well.  I sometimes think how he would have reacted when I told him we were going to have twin girls!  I wonder how he would be when they got here.  When they first told me my due date I was a little sad because it is the day before the anniversary of his death and I really don't know how I feel about that so when we found out it was twins I was a little relieved that most twins come at 37 weeks so it put me due in November.   So I will be a little sad today and remember all the things I loved about him.

My dad and I tying my first fly which he named "Ems the Fly"