Monday, March 21, 2011


My doctor predicts that the babies will be here between weeks 36 and 38, so I have about 9 weeks left to go!! Dan predicts closer to 36 weeks, but I think I'll make it close to 38!

How far along: 28 weeks (start of the 7th month)

Size of baby: "Head of cauliflower" according to my iPhone app, but according to the ultrasound, they are almost 2 pounds each! 1 lb 14 oz and 1 lb 15 oz! This puts the babies at the 23rd and 28th percentiles, but this is still considered normal and healthy!

Total weight gain: 13 pounds so far

Maternity clothes: I need them, but haven't bought a ton. So instead, I just look like all my clothes are small/tight :( Today I even think my baby belly was poking out at the bottom of my shirt! Oops!

Gender: not finding out :) Any guesses???

Movement: Yes, although they move less than they did a week or two ago...

Sleep: Ohmigoodness, I need sleep sooo bad, but have too much school work! :( Oh well, I'm almost done! :)

Best moment this week: There are a few actually! First baby shower, finally painted the nursery, ordered cribs, and now anxiously awaiting some nursery items to come in the mail! :)

Sunday, March 20, 2011


...we got PAINT up on the walls of the nursery!! i think this is something people normally have done by 4 months, but no, i had to be 7 months pregnant before we got around to this!! haha! now, a little stress is relieved since we can now really get going on setting up the nursery! We placed an order for two cribs today, which should be in this week! yay! I'm also expecting the finished crib bumpers to arrive in the next week or two, along with a few other items... We may be ready when these babies arrive, after all! Only about 9 more week, yikes!!!

Dan hard at work:
Getting the trim done. Thanks for the help Mr. Dwight and Phil!

Of course, the color never shows up right on camera, but I think this pic shows it best. It's like a light seafoam green/blue.
All done! The light switch plates are ready to be put back on the wall.
...and we got those banners I made (see a few posts back...) all hung up!
Well, it's a start! :)

first baby shower!

On March 17th (yep, St. Patrick's Day!), I had my first baby shower! Hosted by Mrs. Lucie and Mrs. Marianne. Thank you to the hosts and everyone who came, it was such a sweet time!

Here's the set up:
Of course, can't have a baby shower without a diaper cake! haha

Claire bear :)
opening gifts: mary took notes while cathy handled the gifts!

we're all doing our jobs well:

mommy, sisters, and Dan's mom
Sissies :)

I'm holding up one of the two gorgeous handmade quilts my aunt and cousin made for the twins!!

I didn't really get pictures of the guests, but thank y'all so much for coming and for all the great gifts! We're all 4 thankful (me, Dan, and the twins) :) !!

Giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord, Jesus Christ!
-Ephesians 5:20