Thursday, September 27, 2007

The Coke Plant

So this is my "Coke" plant. It sits in my office and has for almost two years. I don't like to take it all the way downstairs to water it, so for the past year and nine months, I've simply poured the remanants of whatever soda I'm drinking into it. Back in my Diet Dr. Pepper Big Gulp days (yum!) it would even sometimes get the leftover ice. Others have doubted my methods, but my plant has flourised and even flowers regularily. However, since I am now what Aunt Debbie likes to refer to as "Two-in-Tow" and am no longer drinking caffeine, I have just been giving my plant what plants around the globe have been surviving on for years...plain ol' H2O. Well, the plant doesn't like it. In fact, I think it's given up it's will to live (or it's just in severe caffeine withdrawl). Regardless, if I have to start buying coke to keep this plant alive, I think it will go in the trash. I'm sure somewhere, in some book, there's someone advising someone like me not to have children...

Wednesday, September 26, 2007


And I thought I had my hands full!!!

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

The babies first gifts!

We received these onesies a couple weeks ago from cousins, Chris, Rachel and Reilly, who live in Florida. When Chris and Rachel found out they were going to have a baby, Jeremy and I couldn't resist sending a Lobo's onesie in honor of dad, the alumni. What we found out later is that we were the first one's to buy them a gift! We had even beaten the grandparents! So, while in town for Jessica and Nolan's wedding, they returned the gesture. They too are now the first one's to buy us a gift. What can be more perfect than an outfit from Dr. Suessland?!?! I can't wait to see our little one's in them. Thanks again Chris and Rachel!


Just trying to see if I could get a picture to post...

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Colorado, here we come!

This weekend Jeremy and I are headed up to the great state of Colorado to visit my mom and also so I can attend my counsin Ashley's Bachelorette Party. It's always nice to be able to visit my family but it seems like we don't get to do it as often as we would like. The drive isn't too bad, about seven hours from my house to my mom's. It's just finding a weekend where Jer isn't playing worship, I don't have a luncheon for the church, or some other function isn't going on. Our lives are so busy! I guess it just makes it that much more wonderful when a weekend does come available and we can hop in the car and take off.

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

Dichorinoic-Diamniotic twins?!? Wait..what?!?!

I had my first appointment with the doctor yesterday and it went wonderfully! The practice that I'm going to is the Women's Specialists of new Mexico and is an entirely female based practice. Everyone, from receptionist to doctor is female. I was ecstatic, Jeremy was a bit out of his element. Poor guy. On a good note though, the lady at the front desk told him she would try to order some ESPN magazines before our next visit. I guess she noticed his disdain for the editions of Family Circle and Kidology that seemed to saturate the place.

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

Check this out...

In trying to gain some knowledge of what the future holds , I did a little searching on the internet for belly shots of full term twins. The best I could do was pictures at 36 weeks. The photos of the first lady actually rendered Jeremy speechless. If you're brave enough, check out these shots. Those poor, poor women!!

Thursday, September 6, 2007

The first bet!

Our first bet is in:
Courtney said...
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

Three to go!

Well, our third wedding went down this last weekend. We are still breathing...but barely. I should know by now that I don't function well with stress and lack of sleep (isn't this going to make for fun parenting) however, I just assumed that being pregnant with twins gave me superpowers or something and so I could totally handle it. Totally WRONG! Needless to say, I ended up with a migraine and in the emergency room at 3:30am on Sunday morning (perfect practice for Jer). It's a little strange this thing called see it's no longer safe to eat yummy cheeses like Gouda or Bre' and it's definitely not safe to drink any vino or take ibuprofen, but the doc's don't even blink twice at morphine!!!!! They shot me up so quick it would make a junkie's head spin! Who would have thought! Yummy cheese=bad, Morphine=good. Strange. I guess I'll take it how I can get it. Lord just help us through these next three weeks.

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?