Wednesday, November 23, 2011

I am thankful for...

I love this time of year. The holidays have such a magical feeling.
Heavenly Father has blessed us in so many ways. This Thanksgiving I am truly thankful for (in no particular order)...

Beautiful Sunsets (right outside my back door)
My Family
The church
The freedom and beauty of our nation
My loving husband
Our twin boys who will be here soon
A healthy body
The scriptures
A warm house
A hardworking husband and his great job
The opportunity I have to stay at home and raise my children
The opportunity I have to be pregnant and have children
A knowledge of the plan of Salvation
Parents who love me
My siblings

There are so many more. Really all of us I'm sure could make an endless list. I hope we are all counting our blessing. Especially this Thanksgiving weekend.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

The many angles of a 24 week twin belly

Lots of you have requested belly pics! So here ya go...
(Tommy is out of town this week, so I had to pull out the camera myself.)

The twins are growing!
This is what I looked like at 30 weeks with my other 2.
I just have to keep reminding myself that there are 2 in there!
I am so happy to be to 24 weeks. This is a big milestone for multiple pregnancies.
My gut feeling is that these boys will be here at 35 weeks. I would love to make it to 36 though!
With the holidays coming, I think January will be here in the blink of an eye.
The babies are very active. They move a ton and are very hard kickers. Ashton loves to feel them and giggles every time he gets kicked.

24 weeks stats:
Babies: 2 boys
Weight gain: +9 Lbs. (that was at my last appt. a week and a half ago so probably more)
Movement: Lots!
Pregnancy cravings: none :(
Baby names: Not yet, but some are in the works
Maternity clothes: Most of the time. I am loving leggings though!

***The black and white picture is not airbrushed or photoshopped. Thanks to every stretch mark cream on the planet (mainly Berts Bees) I have been fortunate thus far to avoid them. I hope it lasts.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Picture day

Ashton was so excited for picture day at school this year.
I had to snap a few of my own before we left.
I love comparing his last year pictures with this year. He has changed so much!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Kims game @ Long Beach State

Since Friday was a day off, we spent the morning running errands and then headed up to Grandma and Grandpas house.
Aunt Kim who plays basketball for UVU and was able to come to Cali to play Long Beach State. We were all super excited to be able to go.
Great Grandpa Bell came too and we had a great time!
The boys had fun cheering for Kim and giving her hugs at the end.

In 3 short months (or less) the babies will be here, and outings like this will be few and far between. On our walk to the car after the game, we started chatting with a family who was also there watching a family member from UVU.
They had 5 kids, all boys! It was so fun visiting with them and comparing "boy" stories.
We are getting so excited!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Halloween package from Mimi

Thank you Mimi for the fun Halloween package you sent us!
We love you!

*Please excuse the boxes and bins in the background. That seems to be the place for all of the babies gear that we are slowly getting.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Twin update-They are getting so big!

Baby A's foot next to B's head (ready to kick!)

I think the babies knew that we had another ultrasound today. All morning they were kicking and punching. Even during the ultrasound they were all over the place.
We were ecstatic after our appointment today. We met with the specialist again and had an hour long ultrasound re-measuring everything to make sure we are on track.
The babies are measuring right on! Baby A is 14 ounces and B is 15 ounces. Almost a pound each! All of their anatomy is perfect, the amniotic fluid is excellent and my cervix is super meaning no signs whatsoever of pre-term labor.
The Dr. gave us an A++ for this visit and said she couldn't be happier with these babies and this pregnancy.
We feel so blessed to have things going so well so far.
Thank you for all of your continued prayers. They are being heard!