Friday, October 28, 2011

Cutest baby hats!

I found these on babysteals!  Its a cool website that offers discounted items twice a day.  I saw these hats and couldn't resist!

The change into little purses!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

The nursery so far!

The walk in closet

A lot of clothes!

The diaper bag is packed and ready although my bag isn't
The room isn't quite done yet but it's almost there.  I still have some light switches to change and a glider will replace the rocking chair.  The pack and play will be in our room and I am sure the swing and bouncy seats will end up in the living room.    

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

We have an official date!

It has been really busy around here lately.  We finally moved and now we are just getting unpacked and settled.  We have been so lucky to have such great friends to help us!  I haven't done much but tell people where things go and even had my friends 4 year old daughter telling on me anytime I tried to get up and move anything.  The nursery is almost done and as soon as it is I will post pictures.  The view is amazing and I sit in the same spot on my couch and I made sure I could see the lake from "my seat". 
We also had a little scare last Thursday.  I took a nap and woke up around 1:30pm and started having contractions which is normal for me.  By 5pm They hadn't let up so I started timing them.  They got to be 8 min apart and started moving to my back so around 8pm I called.  They wanted me to come in and on the car ride to the hospital they got to be 4 min apart.  They got me on the monitors which the girls didn't like and kept kicking off the toco's.  Sure enough I was having contractions so they checked me and thank god nothing else was happening.  They asked me what I had done that week and I told them.  They said my body was finally starting to relax after a very stressful 2 weeks and that's why I was contracting more than usual.  I am glad they are still cooking but I was very nervous heading to the hospital. 
 I had my doctors appointment today and we decided to go ahead and schedule a C-Section.  So our "official" date is December 1, 2011.  I have another ultrasound November 7th and if Aria is still breech then that is the day.  I know she still breech now because I can feel her head on my side.  My doctor said he thinks the girls will give me trouble in the next 4 and half weeks but they will be stubborn and stay in until December 1st.  As long as they are healthy I am fine with 38 and half weeks although I was wishing for 37 weeks because that is full term for twins, but I don't want to be in the hospital for Thanksgiving.  4 and half weeks seems soooo long especially since I am very uncomfortable and measuring 42 weeks.  At least I have an end date and if they do stay in until Dec 1st it will be weird to know that when I wake up that day my life will change forever!  I wonder if they can give me something to sleep the night before because it will be worse than a kid on Christmas eve and I think I will need a good night sleep for the last time for a loooong time!

A few photos from my shower...

The awesome cake Abby made me

Sara's house 

One of the diaper cakes Leasa made me

Monday, October 10, 2011

Happy and Sad Day

So if you know me personally or have been following my blog you now one of my big stresses has been where my cats were going to go.  Well today our prayers were answered.  I had put them on Craigslist in hopes that a good family would give them a good home.  This morning I woke up to an email from a family that wanted them!   They came to pick them up and the family realized she had been to our house before for my best friends baby shower.  Turns out she is related to my best friend!  That makes me feel soooo better that they will not be split up and going to a loving home!  I am really sad they are gone but happy it worked out.  I was crying when they left and decided to call my mom.  She picked up the phone crying herself and I knew bad news was looming.  This past Saturday Nate and I went to Brattleboro, VT to see my grandfather.  He wasn't doing well, but I am glad I had the chance to see him.  She told me he pasted away this morning.  So I feel like I have been crying for the past hour and half.  He was 91 and led a great long life.    So to sum up the day at barely 11am...bittersweet. 

Monday, October 3, 2011

Crazy couple of weeks!

It's been awhile since I last posted.  I have been busy and didn't really have much to post about.  I was going to do a baby shower post but I am waiting for pictures from a friend.  I can say it was amazing!  So hopefully that will be my next post.  I know in my last post I said we found a condo which is great but we still don't know if we are moving this weekend or next which frustrates me because I can't set up help or a uhaul until we know so yet again I am waiting.  The other issue that is bothering me is our cats.  We can't take them unfortunately and every place that had a washer/dryer hookup that would work for us doesn't allow pets.  So we have asked friends and even called the local humane society.  No one can take them.  I have an add on Craigslist and my cousin is checking some options.  We are going to try other humane societies but I want them to go somewhere together at least for a little while.  I get to emotional talking about it and can't make calls because usually I cry a lot so Nate has had to do the majority of the work which can be hard because he works.  So I am hoping that we can figure out the cat thing soon and it is a good option. 

On a happier note I got to see my girls today!  They were very rambunctious and as usual didn't cooperate so it took longer than usual.  Olivia is still trying to be in Aria's space.  The bad news is Aria is the "presenting" twin meaning she will come out first but she is very breech.  Her bottom is where here head should be.  Olivia is head down which is good but measuring bigger than Aria which is weird because Aria has measured bigger at all the other ultrasounds.  They said that can happen though.  So we have ourselves a little predicament. This can go one of three ways and 2 of the 3 ways end up in a c section.  The first is they stay where they are which would be an absolute c section.   The second way is Aria flips and becomes head down and Olivia flips back around to breech.  That would 99% end up in a c section because they need Olivia to be smaller than Aria for a breech delivery but she may be able to be flipped once Aria is out.  The 3rd way is what I am praying for which would be Aria flips and Olivia stays put.  If I remember correctly Aria has about 2 weeks from now to flip due to the room in my uterus but I will be talking to my OB more next week.  The odds are against a vaginal birth but so where my odds of having one baby let alone two so I am optimistic. 
I did find the girls coming home outfits finally.  I was having trouble finding preemie size outfits that I liked for that "special" outfit but i finally did.  The babies are a little under 3lbs as of now and they don't expect them to get much more than 5lbs at delivery so preemie sizes are a must. I liked the fact the outfits' pattern matched but they are different outfits. I can't believe I am at 30 weeks and hopefully will be meeting them in 7 weeks!  I would be ok at a 35 week delivery but not any sooner so I praying for a vaginal birth at 37 weeks!!

Miss Aria Ann

Aria again

Miss Olivia looking at us

Olivia not wanting to give a profile

And still the only shot of them together...The double heads!