Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Week 34!

It's amazing how time flies by sometimes, isn't it?  I feel like it was just Christmas and now February starts on Sunday!  February is also the month that we will get to meet our little girls face to face!  Since Howard County is having (another) snow day, I thought I would pop in to share a pregnancy update.  I realized I haven't actually been doing updates about the pregnancy itself, just the parties and showers and fun things!  But don't worry, we've been taking a picture every week so I will have all those to share at some point.

Yesterday marked week 34 of being pregnant!  Our doctor said the goal is 37 weeks so AT MOST we have three weeks left!  While I want these babies to stay in as long as possible, I admit I am ready for them to come out and to start feeling back to normal.  I've had a few pregnancy related fun issues, such as carpel tunnel (especially at night, ugh!), swelling (which you have more of when there are two!), and just all around uncomfortableness.  The past few days I've had a headache or two but my blood pressure has been great so the doctors aren't worried about those.  All in all, I feel pregnant and am ready to not be anymore haha!  Though I don't say that too loudly.  I'm afraid the girls will hear me and decide it's okay to come early.

I am now going to the high-risk doctor at the hospital once a week for sonograms and non-stress tests for the babies.  So far they have been passing with flying colors!  These appointments are usually in the morning and they love to sleep in because the technician has a hard time getting them to wake up and do what she wants for the sonograms.  I hope that means they'll come out being great sleepers!  I also see my regular doctor office every other week and when I went yesterday, they said I was measuring 47 weeks pregnant!  All for a good reason but no wonder I feel so large!  That's okay, not too much longer!

On the home front, we are pretty much ready for them whenever they decide to come or are encouraged to come.  Nursery is pretty much done, recliner comes this weekend, car seat bases are installed, bags packed!  Now I am just keeping up with school to make sure I am ready to leave my other 18 children for 11 weeks.

Hopefully we will have something to post soon, but the next time I'm on here, it may be to announce the birth of two insanely adorable little girls!  The next few weeks are pretty low key, staying close to home for the most part and enjoying our last days as the three of us.  Hope Riley is ready for this!


Friday, January 9, 2015

Maternity Pictures!

Yay, we have our maternity pictures!  For those of you who don't know, my sister-in-law is a talented photographer and often does photo shoots with her friends and occasionally for other people.  Awhile ago I asked if she would do our maternity pictures and she agreed!  She came over to our house on the 31st to take them.  We were going to do them outside but it was COLD that day!  I think a high in the 20's not to mention the wind chill.  So we did them inside and they turned out fabulous!  I am so exited to share them with you!


Not gonna lie...Ben had some difficulty getting his arms around me!


Riley wanted to be in every picture!


This is my "What are you doing?!" face.


As you can see, she is sooooo talented!  Such great pictures.  I can't wait to have her take photos of the babies once they are here.  If you want to see some of her other work, check out her Facebook page at Francesca Alvarez Photography.  You'll be amazed!

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Just for fun

Just wanted to share some fun Christmas pictures that Ben took.  I particularly liked these because I didn't have to get dressed up for them!


Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy New Year!

Happy 2015!  At midnight, I told Ben that we were having babies THIS YEAR!  He responded with an, "Uh huh...that's scary!" haha.  We were supposed to have friends over for a little NYE party but people either couldn't come or got sick so it ended up just being Ben, myself, and Riley ringing in the new year.

We are such party people...can't you tell?  I ended up taking a nap from 9:30-11pm to be able to make it to midnight, haha.  I blame the babies for wearing me out.


Toasting at midnight with our water and apple cider!  Followed by our midnight kiss.


And this is our, "Eek!  We're becoming parents this year!" face!

Earlier in the day my sister-in-law came over to take some maternity pictures for us.  She is such a talented photographer!  I can't wait to see the pictures once they're ready and share them!  We ended our rousing evening around 12:30am by heading to bed.

Along with watching the usual Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve, my hometown of Easton was on CNN last night!  A correspondent for Anderson Cooper covered Easton's Crab Drop at midnight and it was fun to see my little town on CNN and was broadcasted all over the world!  Anderson called the Crab Drop his new favorite tradition.  Yay for small towns!

Happy New Year everyone!