Thursday, December 29, 2011

Monday, December 26, 2011

6 Months

Our Family on Christmas

The picture we sent out in our Christmas Cards

The girls with their Christmas Stockings

Their first fire on Christmas night

Opening their presents from Santa!

Their first taste of food! (Emily on left, Catherine on right)

Our family

Daddy's Girls

How is it possible that I'm writing this already? Are my girls REALLY half a year old?! Seriously???!!!!! I cannot believe they are 6 months already, it blows my mind! Every day with the girls is more and more fun. They are getting so inquisitive and love to learn new things. Let's see - there are lots of new things this month. I hope I remember everything.

The biggest news is that they are now eating big girl food! I make all their food myself. We started around 5.5 months with homemade rice cereal made out of organic whole grain brown rice. They HATED it. Catherine kept spitting it out and Emily just gagged and made horrible faces. I don't know, I thought it was good! haha! So we tried that every day for about a week. Catherine started to enjoy it a little more but Emily was just not having it. Ok. So then we decided to try avocado for a few days. Again, Catherine seemed ok with it but Emily made faces like i was feeding her a lemon and would scream after about 5 minutes into feeding it to her. SO then I decided to try sweet potato. THAT was a winner! Both girls LOVED it and started to open their mouth for it. We did sweet potato for about a week until I ran out. Then we tried banana and oh my gosh they were going CRAZY for it! They just kept their smiling mouths open unless they were "chewing"! And finally, our latest food is butternut squash and again they are in love with it! Both girls are finishing their portions and smiling all through feeding time and opening their mouths and diving into the spoon, haha! Right now I am just feeding once a day but I'm going to start doing twice a day soon. I was worried about doing it myself (right now I feed when Brian gets home from work to help) but now that they eat so well I'll have no problems feeding them in the mornings myself. I think we'll do fruit in the morning and veggies in late afternoon.

Another big event that happened this month is that we celebrated our FIRST Christmas! Wow, how amazing to experience Christmas through your children's eyes. Even though they obviously didn't "get" the concept of Christmas, it was so fun celebrating Christmas with my two sweet angels and my amazing husband. We had a wonderful holiday filled with family. We spent Christmas eve (Polish Wigilia) with my parents and enjoyed a traditional Polish feast! They got spoiled by their grandparents and got lots of toys, some clothes and savings bonds. Christmas morning we all woke up and opened presents! Santa brought the girls a Sophie the Giraffe, an O-Ball, a tea-set and some blocks! Mommy and Daddy put money into their savings accounts as well! Then we went to church in the morning, where they behaved so wonderfully. A little fussy half way through but then they fell asleep within minutes. After that we packed up and drove out to Brian's parent's house where we celebrated Christmas with them! They, of course, spoiled them as well with toys, books, stuffed animals and money for their bank accounts. We had a delicious dinner and had a great time celebrating with them. The girls did wonderfully and had a lot of fun!

Let's see what else - they are still sleeping amazing well through the night. I mean, they don't wake up at night for ANYTHING - not a paci, a cuddle, bottle, nothing. Every night they sleep perfectly. We are SOOOOO lucky. I'm still pumping milk for them and plan to continue another 6 months! I'm glad we made it this far though - it was my "little" goal!

Catherine had to start going to physical therapy a few weeks ago because she has a flat spot on the back of her head. The physical therapist thinks it's because of how she was positioned in my belly (head down) and Emily was pushing down on her, so her head was against my pelvis for months. Anyways, the physical therapist says she has a mild case and she definitely won't need a helmet (yay!) We have to work on WAY more tummy time. I wasn't doing it nearly enough because neither of them liked it, but the therapist gave me lots of tips for helping them enjoy it more....aka I have to be down there with them the whole time! But that's ok, I'd do anything for them! But they are both making a lot of progress and the therapist is very impressed! They can now roll back to belly which is new this month! They can also sit unassisted for about 30 seconds or so...but I have to be there watching them the whole time - they aren't very steady when they sit yet.

Well I think that's it for this month! Sorry for the novel - congrats if you read this whole thing!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

5 Months

The girls showing off their Thanksgiving dresses!
Our family - 1st Thanksgiving!

Me and my favorite girls!
Playing with Christmas lights!

Our 1st snow!!!!
Our 1st time meeting Santa!

Catherine's first time in the high chair
We love to roll into each other!
Emily's first time in the high chair

Another month has passed! The girls will be 5 months old tomorrow, so hard to believe! So many exciting things have happened this month! They got to witness their FIRST snow! I was so excited about this because I love snow so much, it makes the house feel so cozy! They also got to meet Santa Claus! They were very good and liked Santa very much! They didn't ask for anything this year, but I know next year they will! :) We also played with Christmas lights for some photos to include in our Christmas cards this year! We had our first thanksgiving, too! The girls were very good and watched us eat our big meal. We spent Thanksgiving day with my parents, then the next day we celebrated with Brian's parents. This was our first "long" car trip with the girls - about an hour to and from. They did GREAT! They were alert but didn't make a peep the whole time there and back, and they did wonderful at their grandparent's house! We also sat in high chairs for the first time. We didn't eat anything, ha, but we thought we'd start practicing sitting in our big girl chairs!

Let's see what else, I'm still pumping around the clock and making as much milk as I can for them! We have to give them 2 oz of formula per day (they are SO hungry at their 6pm bottle!) right now, but I just started a new herb to help increase milk production and I feel it's already working, so hopefully we won't need to supplement much longer.

They still sleep amazingly well, straight through the night! We are SO lucky and blessed.

They both have such different personalities, it's so funny. Catherine is a chatter bug, she loves to babble and talk and make funny little noises, it cracks us up. She is OBSESSED with her jumparoo. She could literally spend all day in it, we have to limit her time spent in it! She laughs and smiles and bounces. She loves it so much! Emily is ACTIVE. She doesn't "talk" quite as much as her sister but she loves to "stand up", play the airplane game with daddy, and roll around. This little girl is going to be walking before we know it, I can tell! They both gnaw on their hands all the time, and have just recently discovered that chewing on toys is fun too! I bought them a 'Sophie the Giraffe' for Christmas, I hope they like it!

Well, we have lots to look forward to this month! Christmas is by far my most favorite time of year, and I am so blessed to be able to share it with my little girls! I hope someday they love it just as much as I do!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

4 Months

Sorry for the influx of pictures this month! The girls are just getting more and more fun every day, and I can't help myself from taking HUNDREDS of pictures of them!

Tomorrow marks their 4 month birthday! They are such joys. They are sleeping in their cribs right now and I find myself wanting to go and get them to cuddle with because I just CANNOT get enough of them! But I won't, they are sleeping peacefully! :)

They LOVE to laugh, smile and ham it up for their mom and dad! They like when we do peek-a-boo, and Emily especially loves her jumparoo, even though she's still a little small for it! Catherine loves the song "I'm a little tea cup" and laughs every time I sing it to her on my lap, and Emily likes "The itsy bitsy spider". They also both like to sit in their Bumbo seats! They LOVE their daddy so much. As soon as he gets home from work they start to smile and cannot wait to cuddle with him. They all have so much fun together and watching Brian with his daughters just melts my heart! He is such a wonderful dad and husband!

One thing that is new this month is that they are really starting to notice each other. I often find them locking eyes with each other and smiling. When I walk in their nursery in the morning and they are awake, I catch them staring at each other through their cribs, which are side by side. They are also starting to hold hands which is just the cutest thing ever. However, now when one cries the other does also! I think they can tell if their sister is sad, and that makes them sad too. I am positive these little girls will be the best of friends!

They love to roll from their belly to their back lately! They still haven't rolled from Back to Belly, but I think Emily is close! Catherine would prefer to be on her back I think, so she's in no hurry to roll to her belly!

They still sleep through the night (knock on wood!)! We are still swaddling...heck, I'd swaddle them until they are 10 if I could! They are most comfortable this way and it makes me comfortable because they are nice and secure in their blankets and I don't have to worry about them suffocating.

They are also still on 100% Breastmilk that I pump. I breastfeed every so often, but now they are happy going 3 hours between eating during the day so I don't have to breastfeed quite as much. I'm not sure how much longer they will be on 100% breastmilk though, I am *just* keeping up with their needs so when they start eating more, I might have to give them a bottle of formula every now and then....I'm thinking every few days. But I don't think we'll have to do it for very long because we'll be introducing purees' at 6 months, so that's only 2 months away. I will, of course, be making all their food myself.

It's getting cold here in Northern NY! They are even calling for snow today! I cannot wait for them to see their 1st snow. I am one of the weirdos who loves snow and winter. It's so cozy!

It's so hard to believe that this time last year, I was pregnant but didn't even know it yet! I got pregnant on October 22nd and found out about it on November 5th. It's so hard to believe it's been a year and now I have the two most precious gifts that God has ever given me. We are so blessed!

Friday, September 30, 2011

3 months

Well it looks like we cruised right past a 2 month update and now we're already at 3 months! Seriously, you do NOT know what "time flying" means until you have children! The hours, days, weeks, months all go by SO fast!

The girls are doing JUST wonderful. They are such perfect babies, I don't know what I did to deserve them. They brighten my day every morning with their gummy grins that go from ear to ear when they see me. You just cannot have a bad day when it starts so wonderfully!

My little angels sleep through the night now, thank you God! They actually have been for the last month or so and it's soooo nice. We put them to bed after their 9pm bottle and they sleep until at least 6 when I wake them up because I'm in pain from sleeping all night so I have to pump!

They are also on 100% breast milk! We ditched the formula a while ago and haven't looked back since. I mostly pump and give them bottles of breast milk, but I also breastfeed them intermittently throughout the day. It's the best of both worlds if you ask me, I'm not tied down to exclusive breastfeeding (which is HARD with twins, trust me!), I still get the bonding time, and they always get breastmilk! It works great for us,.

Last weekend they had their Christening. It was such a wonderful day. The weather was perfect and they were AMAZING during the service. Emily slept the whole time and Catherine was perfectly content just looking around and being quiet. They were fantastic and we came home and had a wonderful party to celebrate my little girls!

Well I think that's about it for now! Hopefully I'll remember to update next month!

Friday, July 29, 2011

1 month old!

It's hard to believe it's been a month already! The girls are doing GREAT. They are gaining weight wonderfully and are generally pretty easy babies! Don't get me wrong, they have their moments, but over all they are pretty easy little girls - they keep to their schedule fantastically!

Figuring out how to feed these girls was a challenge to start, but is going better now. I REALLY wanted to exclusively breast feed, but it was very hard and we had a lot going against us. Mainly that the girls were very small when they were born and they came 3 weeks early. So they had a hard time latching in the hospital and we had to give them formula. I started pumping right away and eventually my milk came in. So although they were given breast milk, I felt like a failure that I couldn't actually breast feed. But eventually I got over it and we definitely have not given up on breast feeding! They are pretty good at it now - we have even tandem fed! However, we only actually breast feed 1-2 times per day. FYI It's really challenging breast feeding twins! Mainly because it takes way longer than just giving a bottle and you don't know how much they're actually getting, and when you're trying to beef up low birthweight babies, it's important to know how much they get. So right now we're on a pretty good routine. They get breastmilk in the bottle for all but one feeding every day (basically because my supply just cannot keep up with their needs), if they get hungry between bottles I breastfeed, and we give formula once a day, at night. It works for us right now!

In terms of sleeping, well, I wish they would sleep longer of course! They stick to their every 3 hour schedule at night and it takes me an hour to feed, burp and change them both. Then I have to pump. So I get about 2 hour stretches of sleep at night. However, I get this 4 times so I DO get around 6-8 hours a night, it's just in 2 hour stretches. I can't wait for them to sleep a little longer! And I should also note that after they are fed and changed, they pass right back out. So they are great about going to sleep and staying asleep for everything BUT eating. My girls get hungry, what can I say?!

Brian is being the best daddy EVER! We all miss him when he goes to work, but it makes seeing him at night that much better! He loves his girls so much and I know he'd love to spend all day with us, but someone needs to pay the bills! I didn't think it would be possibly for me to love him any more than I did, but watching him with his daughters makes my heart SO full!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

They're here!!!

Catherine Elizabeth (left) and Emily Marie (right)

Our sweet baby girls are here! I thought I'd write out my birth story now (while one is sleeping and daddy is holding the other) before I forget all the little details.

On Monday, June 27th I had a perfectly normal day. Nothing out of the ordinary, except I called Brian and asked him to pick me up a big mac and fries...something I suddenly craved even though I haven't eaten one in over 5 years at least! We went to bed and at around midnight I woke up to go to the bathroom...definitely not abnormal. As I was dozing back to sleep I was woken up suddenly by a sharp, quick cramp and a few minutes later I felt something wet....and it kept getting wetter! My water had undeniably broken, I didn't hesitate for one second and was quickly elbowing Brian in the back and said "wake up! wake up! it's baby time!"

We then got everything packed and I started to feel some crampy contractions....but nothing bad. I could easy talk and breathe through them. Meanwhile I was still GUSHING fluid...going through towel after towel. We finally decided that we had to go and could not wait for me to finish gushing this fluid, so off we went with our bags packed and a towel under my rear. I called my Dr. on the way down.

Now it was about 1 AM so the highway was dead, thank goodness. Brian drove quickly to the hospital where I continued gushing fluid and having contractions that were getting worse. It was weird though, my belly wasn't really getting hard like it did during a Braxton Hicks contraction (something I was all too familiar with) it just felt like a very intense menstrual cramp and they were so weird that I had a hard time timing them.

We got to the hospital, and happily there was only one person on the street who got to witness me leaking all over the city street in front of the embarrassing (but it could have been way worse if it were daytime!) We made our way up to labor and delivery where I was instantly admitted to triage where they took blood, got me in a gown and got my IV in. They also called my Dr., Dr. Ryu, who came in right away. I also want to note that now my contractions hurt pretty bad, but they were not coming up on the monitor! As I said before, my stomach wasn't really getting hard it just cramped up really bad. They called a resident in at this time to check my cervix where it was shockingly 7cms dilated! A couple of nurses came in and said it was really too bad I wasn't going to have a vaginal delivery since I was so far dilated and not in excruciating pain (I really wasn't - just bad period cramps!). They said I would have likely had a really easy and fast delivery. They then asked if I wanted to try it, since Baby A was head down. Brian and I talked about it and just decided to stick to our original plan to have a c-section. I have to say, a vaginal delivery was tempting. But because Baby B was transverse, there was no telling what would happen once baby A was out. Baby B could stay as she is, she could turn breech, etc. and there was a good chance I'd still need a c-section to get her out. I didn't want to risk that....I just wanted to recover from ONE mode of delivery thank you very much! So we went ahead with the C-Section once Dr. Ryu got there.

I was wheeled into the OR and the anesthesiologist immediately started on my spinal block. I felt a pinch which wasn't that bad. Then a few times I felt a sharp pain down my right leg which definitely hurt, but only lasted a second. I'd say the weirdest part of the spinal was the fact that it felt like my right leg was bent upwards the WHOLE time, but when I looked at it, it was straight! It also felt weird not being able to move anything on the lower half of my body. So after the catheter was inserted and Dr. Ryu and a resident, who he was teaching, got started, and Brian was brought right in, and he held my hand and sat next to my head. I felt everything during the c-section, but absolutely zero pain. I definitely felt all their tugs and pulls, but it was ok. It didn't hurt at all nor did it bother me.

Soon after they got started, I heard them say "here's baby A!" And I heard her sweet scream right away! I don't know what they did at that point, but Brian just said she was handed off to 2 nurses who got to cleaning her up right away and then they called him over to cut the cord! I just kept asking if she was healthy and I was assured that she was. Then a few minutes later I could feel them reach really far into my ribs to get Baby B, and soon she was here! At this point, Cate (baby a) was still crying and screaming so I couldn't tell if Baby B was crying or not, but then I distinctly heard another cry and I knew she was here and fine! I asked Brian to take a picture of them, so he went over to their bassinets and took a picture of them on his cell and showed me - they were perfect! Baby A was 5lbs 3 oz, born at 4:02 AM and was 18 3/4" long. Baby B was 5lbs even, born at 4:04 AM and was 19" long. I got to see them being weighed - it was my first real look at them!

Then I don't really remember the next part - I know they wheeled me into a recovery room and I guess I held them both for a minute or two, but then I got sick and threw up a little until they gave me zofran, then Brian said I was pretty out of it. I know I tried nursing for a little while, and my in laws and mom came and were gushing over their new grandbabies! Brian I also named them in the recovery room. I always thought, while pregnant, that baby A would be Emily and B would be Catherine. Then I was holding Baby B, who was so relaxed, and Brian was holding a very noisy Baby A. As I held Baby B, I REALLY felt like she was Emily. Then out of no where Brian said "You know, I feel like this should be Catherine because she's really noisy like you and Catherine and Kristen sound alike" haha, thanks hun. So that's how they were named - the opposite of what I had originally thought!

Then we were all wheeled down into our private room. Now I started to feel more normal and got to really enjoy my babies and try nursing a little more!

And now, 5 days later, We're all doing wonderful! These babies are my world, I can't imagine my life without them. I constantly find myself tearing up from pure joy. Thinking about what miracles they are and how blessed we are to have them. They each have VERY distinct personalities. Emily is so relaxed and "chill". She can lay there, wide awake, not making a peep. Just looking around....she is so alert. Catherine has some pipes on her! She's a bit fussier than her sister, and gets riled up pretty easily. She has the hiccups a lot, which she also did in my belly!

They both had their first visit with their pediatrician and he said they are both super healthy, especially for their gestational age and because of the fact that they're twins! He was very pleased with how they are doing which makes this mommy very happy!

As for me, I'm personally feeling pretty good! I'm still on pain killers and my incision hurts a bit if I move the wrong way or something, but overall I'm doing just fine and recovering from my surgery very well.

Monday, June 6, 2011

40 Weeks....but not really....

Today I had a Dr. appointment for my weekly check up. We started with the NST (non stress test) which is just when they hook you up to monitors to trace the babies' heartbeats and see if I'm having contractions. I had one mild contraction but the dr. didn't think anything of's "normal" at this point with twins. And their heartbeats were great!

Then for the 2nd part of the appointment the dr. went over everything - weight, urine, blood pressure, the normal stuff (all good by the way). Then he measured my belly. Basically they just measure top to bottom - from your pubic bone to the top of your uterus. In "normal" singleton pregnancies - the number of centimeters you are should equal the number of weeks along you are. So 30 cm's = 30 weeks pregnant. WELL today I measured 40 cm's which equals 40 weeks, so I'd be this big at 40 weeks pregnant if I just had ONE baby. But instead I am 34 weeks, 3 days pregnant but measuring a solid 6 weeks ahead at 40 weeks! Goodness!

And I can feel every inch, centimeter, pound, whatever you want to call it! My hips and pelvis hurt so bad when I stand up or walk. Honestly if I wasn't on strict bedrest as per doctors orders, I think I'd put myself on it as laying down is the only time I feel somewhat comfortable.

How far along? 34 weeks, 3 days
Total weight gain/loss: +40 lbs.
Maternity clothes? I mainly stay in sweats - some are maternity, some are just stretchy!
Stretch marks? yup - all over my sides. Not pretty.
Sleep: It's ok - Just getting up to pee 5-6 times per night.
Best moment this week: Just making it another week....
Movement: LOTs. These babies are nuts!
Food cravings: Sweets sweets sweets!
Gender: 2 sweet little girls
Labor Signs: Irregular contractions which is "normal" for twins at this point.
Belly Button in or out? Still in!
What I miss: Sleeping on my belly. Wine. Not being huge and uncomfortable...this list could go on and on.
What I am looking forward to: Having these babies (in like 3-4 weeks though)!!!!!
Weekly Wisdom: If you're having as much as you can. Gravity is not your friend.
Milestones: Making it past 34 weeks - that was a biggie!

Friday, June 3, 2011

34 Weeks!

Well I am very excited to announce that I am officially 34 weeks pregnant! When I went into Pre-Term labor 3 weeks ago, I said my goal was to make it to June and to 34 weeks. I have now accomplished both of those things and I couldn't be happier! I'd love to make it another couple of weeks, but I'm just really glad that I'm at this point.

Nothing much new to report. I'm still on strict bed rest, so I literally do nothing all day. The hi lights of my day are going to the bathroom for a change of scenery....sad, isn't it?! I'm also crocheting baby hats. I've made a lot for Cate and Emily, so now I'm working on a bunch to donate to the NICU for the preemies! I also started reading a new book called Camilla by Frances Burney. Mrs. Burney was apparently a great influence to Jane Austen (my favorite author) and I can see why! Their styles are so similar, I love it!

And finally, I went to the Dr. earlier this past week and got another ultrasound. No pictures though, the babies are officially too squished for any more cute profile pictures. Their estimated weights are 4lbs 8 oz for Baby A and 4lbs 3oz for Baby B. They are pretty much measuring right on track, so my Dr. is very happy with their weights! I personally can't wait until they hit 5 lbs though! Hopefully that'll be next week or the week after. So after my Dr. Appointment, Brian took a picture of me because I wasn't in sweat pants, haha! So here is my latest belly picture!

Monday, May 30, 2011

Catherine & Emily's Nursery

Well the nursery is, for the most part, complete! I LOVE how it turned out. We started it a long time ago and just kept getting little pieces and parts here and there. I totally have to give ALL credit to Brian though - he did everything! From painting the walls, to installing the chandelier (my favorite thing in the nursery!) and to putting the cribs and changing table together, the entire nursery is a product of all his hard work! I love being married to a man who's handy!!!

Monday, May 23, 2011


This morning I felt a few more contractions (nothing bad, but now I'm paranoid) so I went to the dr. and got some VERY reassuring news!

The contractions are segmented (meaning my whole belly does not get tight, just certain areas) which she said is far less concerning then if I was having full belly contractions. Also they are still pain free which is good.

She decided to check my cervix again and she said that not only has there really been no change, she feels it's tighter and longer then it was when i was in the hospital. She said I still have a very decent amount of cervix left (so I'm not too effaced) and she said that I'm absolutely no more than 3cms (which is what I was in the hospital) and if anything I'm closer to 2cms! eek!

So I told her my goal was to get into June, and did she think I could make it that far? and she said absolutely I could! She thinks I can very easily make it to MID June! eek!

So I am just going to keep doing what I'm doing....and that's absolutely nothing! But it's working and I feel so reassured by that! So it was good news today! :)

Friday, May 20, 2011

32 Weeks

Well, we have had an "exciting" week to say the least!

Last Sunday (the birthday). I noticed that my braxton hicks contractions were becoming timable, which isn't quite normal for me. They were coming every 8-10 minutes. I rested, drank lots of water, etc. and they didn't seem to ease up very much. So I called my Dr. who told me to go to the hospital if they persisted.

And they did so we went. I got examined right away and was told I was 3 cm's dilated and was indeed having contractions. I was admitted right away and started on Magnesium to stop/slow down the contractions and was very quickly given a steroid shot to help mature the babies lungs, were I to deliver. The "dose" for this shot, though, is 2 and they need to be given 24 hours apart. In addition, in order for them to be completely effective, labor needs to be held off until 24 hours after the 2nd shot.

so once I got in bed and settled down, the contractions settled down which was good. I was hooked up to monitors all night to measure the babies heartbeats and contractions. The first night I only had 4 contractions ALL night which was good.

Throughout the entire thing, the babies were rockstars. Their heart rates were awesome and they were SO active and kept kicking the monitors off which annoyed the nurses a little, haha, because they had to keep come in to readjust. But they all laughed it off and said it was good to have such active babies.

The next morning I was sent downstairs for an ultrasound to check the babies growth, etc. They each measured in a JUST under 4 lbs a piece which is awesome for 31 weeks! They looked good and healthy and are growing appropriately.

So the 2nd day at the hospital was by far the worst. The magnesium (which I previously didn't think was that bad) kicked in and made me feel like death. I was SO hot and tired but I couldn't settle down and fall asleep. My room was ice cold but I felt like I was burning up and they had to keep putting cold packs on my head. I also felt a little sick so I couldn't get down anything but yogurt. So 24 hours after the 1st steroid shot I got the 2nd and was told my magnesium would be turned off 24 hours later.

So after resting that night, I woke up feeling somewhat more refreshed for day 3 at the hospital. I felt a bit more awake and not so physically hot. Then in the afternoon the magnesium was turned off. We all breathed a little sigh of relief that I had completed the course of the steroid shots. So now if the babies are born, their lungs would be much better off than babies who hadn't gotten the shots for this gestational age.

So after that they monitored me for another day and on Thursday afternoon I was discharged! My contractions are next to nothing now which is awesome. I am on STRICT bedrest - meaning bathroom trips ONLY. They also checked my cervix one last time before I left and it hadn't changed so that's good.

So now the plan is to just keep these babies cooking as long as possible! But now we are 32 weeks and have gotten the steroid shots so if they were born tomorrow their prognosis is very good. They would of course need NICU time to get nice and big like a "normal" newborn, but health wise they should do very well at this point. My next little goal is to make it to 34 weeks though, so we'll see!

So that's the story - so far we're all still doing well and keeping very very quiet!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Baby Shower # 2!

Last weekend we had our 2nd baby shower - what a wonderful day! We had it at my all time favorite restaurant and so many of my friends and family members were able to attend. I am just overwhelmed with the generosity shown to us. We literally got everything we needed - there were THREE things left on my 60+ item registry after the shower!!! Plus, I got tons of Babies R Us gift cards so we are truly all set with everything and can now save some money for all the other things these babies are going to need after they're here! I am feeling really prepared, which is good just in case the twins decide to come early! The nursery looks like a bomb went off in it, but it'll get cleaned at some point!

And of course, some pictures for your enjoyment!

At our house before the shower - 29 weeks exactly!

The amazing cake my cousin's wife made! Not only was it adorable, it tasted out of this world!
My mom and I!
My cousin and I!Our very large twin stroller!!!

My very best friend (and the one who took all of these awesome pictures) and I!