Monday, December 31, 2007
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Monday, December 17, 2007
Monday, December 10, 2007
Wednesday, December 5, 2007
Sunday, December 2, 2007
Jer and I have been working round the clock on the nursery, as well as on a variety of other household tasks. Hopefully we can get some pictures up by the end of this week. It's really coming along nicely. We had the mural lady here this last week and she did a FABULOUS job! I can't wait to see it all together!
Monday, November 19, 2007
Saturday, November 17, 2007
Thursday, November 15, 2007
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Monday, November 12, 2007
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Tuesday, November 6, 2007
- Grapes-9 weeks
- Kumquats-10 weeks
- Figs-11 weeks
- Limes-12 weeks
- Jumbo shrimp-13 weeks
- Lemons-14 weeks
- Apples-15 weeks
- Avocados-16 weeks
- Turnips-17 weeks
- Bell peppers-18 weeks
All I can say is a trip to the produce isle at the store will never be the same...
Monday, November 5, 2007
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Monday, October 22, 2007
I am also very excited to report that I've been feeling movement! At first I just thought I was a weird muscle spasm or something but after feeling it for the last week I'm pretty convinced that it's the babies boxing for space :)
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Friday, October 12, 2007
1. Women: To prepare for maternity, put on a dressing gown and stick a pillowcase filled with beans down the front. Leave it there for 9 months. After 9 months, take out 10% of the beans. Men: To prepare for paternity, go to the local drug store, tip the contents of your wallet on the counter, and tell the pharmacist to help himself. Then go to the supermarket. Arrange to have your salary paid directly to their head office. Go home. Pick up the paper. Read it for the last time.
Monday, October 8, 2007
- I recently celebrated my 25th birthday (September 25th). Yes folks, half a century, as I've been reminded over and over by my loved ones. It's okay though. 25 is a good solid age. It was a good week all in all. We ended up having dinner with my dad, Vicky, Court, Drew, David and his girlfriend, Laura, at the Melting Pot on my actual birthday. Aside from David's contempt for food that does not begin with Taco or end in Bell, it was a nice night. Jeremy and I went out later in the week for dinner just the two of us. I searched all over town for Mussels and linguine only to find that there is not one restaurant in town that serves what I was looking for besides Luigi's on fourth street. It looked a little...uh....questionable and so I opted out considering that this would not be the most convienient time for food poisioning. So we went to Bravo and I managed to talk our waiter into having the chef whip up my birthday meal. After he found out I was pregnant, he was willing to do whatever! He said his pregnant wife had him at Wal-Mart at 8:30 the night before searching for Hebrew National Hot Dogs. He totally understood.
- Jeremy's sister, Staci, and her fiance August tied the knot! (September 29th) It was a fun week cooking and decorating and gearing up for the big day. This was the fourth, and final, wedding that I was a bridesmaid in. Jeremy did the music for the ceremony. We are happy that all these lovely couples are wed, but man are we more happy that this season of family weddings has come to a close. Let's just hope that they space their babies out a bit more.
- We've decided to finally redo our laundry room. It was a nightmare of a space beforehand with these itty bitty shelves that were installed like 30 years ago. Totally non-usable unless your storing baby food jars of nuts and bolts (Dad~You would love it!). Anyway, everytime I try to dig out some kitchen item that is infrequently used, I swear I am going to get this project done so I can have a better way of organizing things. Well Jeremy finally took me up on it. We demoed, spackeled, textured, painted and BAM! It's a new room! Our new washer and dryer are stackable too so with a little help from our friend Brandon (the dryer was WAY over my ten pound limit) we have an appliance high rise! It's really coming along. Our last step is just figuring out our shelving units. Lowe's has four isles of all kinds of organizing magic that was just way too huge for this hungry lady to shop through after church yesterday. We'll probably try our luck tonight or tomorrow.
- We have also been spending our nights shopping for cribs and bedding. It's a tough decision. We are challenged between what we want versus what is practical and affordable considering there are two of everything to buy. It's funny how you can get wrapped up in the tiny details of how you want the room to look and the babies won't know a bit of difference!! Nevertheless, we are going to have to come to a conclusion real soon because our window of opportunity is slowing closing. :)
Life is great! We are so blessed and thankful to God who is the giver of all things good. I apologize for not being as good at keeping you all updated but please know that we haven't forgotten you. We love each of you and hope that you are well. Keep checking back as I have been told that the master of the pictures will be adding my last two belly shots tonight.
Thursday, September 27, 2007
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
We have our third ultrasound scheduled for this Friday too! My mom has the hook up at the hospital that she works for and scheduled us for an ultrasound with one of her co-workers who is an ultrasound technician. The lengths that a grandma will go to.
Thursday, September 13, 2007
We also had our second ultrasound yesterday. This is the second of many and I just feel so spoiled to be able to have all these "sneak peeks." Other than a rapidly expanding waistline, I don't have much to go off of that they are still in there. I guess the maternal worry gene has already kicked in. Dr. Okun took mercy on us though and scheduled an in office ultrasound to help ease some of the concern. It was even more amazing than the last time because they are so much bigger! Plus, they actually have arms and legs now so they are starting to look less like peanuts and more like babies. Always a good thing. We also found out from the ultrasound that the babies are dichorionic-diamniotic twins. If you're like us, you're probably thinking "Wait...what?!?" Well, here's the lowdown. DD twins may be identical or fraternal. ALL fraternal twins are dd but not all dd twins are fraternal. Confused yet? Yeah us too. Let's try it again though. All fraternal twins have their own amniotic sac (hence diamniotic-two sacs) and also have two chorions, or the outside lining to the amniotic sac, (hence dichoronic-two chorions). So, if you have frats, they must be DD. However, identical are tricky. Since it's one egg that splits, the babies can be monoamniotic-monochoronic (one sac and one chorion), or they can be dd. Make sense now? So, a long story short, we still don't know if they are fraternal or identical. Since our intent is to not find out the sexes either, we will probably have to wait until their good ole' B-Day to know the truth. Here's our odds if the babies are fraternal though, 50% Boy/Girl, 25% Boy/Boy, 25% Girl/Girl.
Jeremy gets back from hunting on Sunday and hopefully he will get the ultrasound pictures up as well as my week ten picture. Until then...
The First Lady
Monday, September 10, 2007
Thursday, September 6, 2007
Fraternal! Seeing as to how I knew you were having twins before the fact of the matter, I reserve the right to guess that you will be having a bouncing baby boy and a beautiful baby girl :) However, I would be happy if they were identical sloan clones.
To her credit Courtney did in fact call that we were having twins the morning that we found out. However, she and Drew also have commented that we might have one average size child and one little person, like on Jeremy's "FAVORITE" show Little People, Big World. HA!
Wednesday, September 5, 2007
On a more exciting note, we get our second ultrasound in two weeks. Hopefully this time, the doc will print some pictures so we have something to show everyone. The babies are about the size of grapes right now :) but in two weeks they will be about the size of a strawberry (2-2 1/2 inches) long. Exciting!! We should know then if the babies are identical or fraternal. Any friendly bets?
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
This afternoon while I was thinking of all the changes that have and will take place, I was reminded of Ecclesiastes 3:1 "There is an appointed time for everything. And there is a time for every event under heaven. "
We live in a world of changes and it's easy to see that there is a constant ebb and flow from one extreme to the other. I can't think of one person that wouldn't argue that our lives aren't constantly being altered, and not always seemingly for the good. However, I am reassured by the one thing that is always good and always remains the same...God. All of the changes and events in our lives are determined by God. As difficult as a situation may or may not be, we are to simply take things as they come. It is not in our power to change what is appointed for us. Rather, we are called only to humbly depend upon God and His providence.
Over the last 16 months, I have had a practical lesson on what true reliance on God and His will really means . It was only when I reached the hard conclusion that nothing I could do or say would change our ability to have children that I truly realized what a incredibly tough principle this is to apply in my life and how I was lacking in it. At that valley, I FINALLY understood that the only thing I could do was to continue to hope and rely on God and serve Him as I am called to do. So I prayed. I prayed and prayed and prayed. While I didn't know how my prayers would be answered, I did know that they would be answered. Now, here I am. Preparing for the arrival of two babies, overjoyed, overwhelmed, but incredibly thankful to God and incredibly humbled by these blessings in my and Jeremy's life. God is just as good even if we were never able to conceive and His gift of eternal life is more than any of us deserve. However, just as there will always be times of sorrow, there will also be times of prosperity. May we never place our security in these times though because who can say that tomorrow will be as this day? Instead, may we all trust in the Lord and continue to hope in the promises that He gives. And who knows, sometimes the lowest valleys that the Lord leads us through join to the highest mountains.
The First Lady
Friday, August 24, 2007
As you all well know, my wife Sarah and I have been trying to conceive a child for what seems like an eternity. After many months of "temping", stressing, and praying, God has decided in all his wisdom and grace to bless us with not only one, but two children! We are a little intimidated; a little scared, but very grateful.
Thanks to everyone who has contributed to our cause through prayer, cards, kind words, etc. We are endeared to each one of you and really do appreciate your support.
Please be sure to check the site for updated pics of Sarah's progress!
Thanks again and God Bless!
Jeremy aka J-Money
Mayor of Sloansburg