Tuesday, November 29, 2011

You know you're on your on your fourth full week of bed rest when you've...

1. Reorg your pantry including making labels (don't worry, my Mom and Mike did the moving, I did the directing.  I like to think of myself as the creative genius behind it)
2. Reorg you "My Documents" into subfolders.  And your husbands.
3. Scored some serious deals on Cyber Monday.
4. Researched various theories on sofa slipcovers and twin nursing pillows.
5. Contemplated Asked for a personal laminator for Christmas since I'll be off work for a year. 
6. Begged various family members to bring you a fountain Coke.
7. Dreamed of how you could sneak out of the house when no one was home to go shopping.
8. Spent far too much time on your Pinterest account.

Actually, my dearest parents hosted the kiddos overnight last night and Mike and I had a 'inhouse' date night complete with carryout from Macaroni Grill.  Yum.  No kids and a night of peace and quiet.  :)  Perfecto.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

ultrasound pics

The large delay in posting ultrasound pictures is entirely the fault of our naughty scanner.  We're in a fight.  The scanner and me.

Here are so adorable ultrasound pics I know you'll love.  Truth is 3D ultrasounds can be a bit creepy.  But I didn't think these were too bad.  I love the little hand...



Monday, November 21, 2011

Big Bad Wolf...

So Sam thinks he's the big bad wolf.  For about two weeks now, he's been walking around the house saying,

"I'll puff and I'll puff and I'll blow Mommy (or Daddy or Addie) down."

Isn't that the cutest thing you've ever heard?  Sure he missed the "huff" part.  But I just can't get enough of it.  And neither can Addie or Mike, we all fake "blow over" each time he does it.  I have it on video, thank God.  Just saying...watch out if Sam comes your way with a wolfy look in his eyes.  ;)
video



Bigger!

Twins are 2 lbs. 8 oz. and 2 lbs. 13 oz.  They're getting bigger!  I'm 28 weeks!  Here's praying for 30!  Thanks for all your prayers!  We are getting really close on names...pics to come...
xox,
jen

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Thanksgiving dinner tips...

Just in case food network, martha stewart, or rachel ray leaves u hanging...here's a tip from addie.


Thursday, November 17, 2011

4 Year Old Fashion

So after 10 days of house arrest, today was my first day out!  I got to go to the doctor's office (and maybe lunch, but I'll deny it if you ask...) so of course I went all out and put on maternity jeans and everything.  (I secretly love my pj pants)  I also put on a sweater too.  It's a pink thin sweater with a cowl neck.  Apparently, I don't wear cowl neck clothing a lot because all night Addie's been asking me why the hood is on the front of the sweater, and did I have it on backwards, by chance?

I have to admit, truth be told, cowl necklines really are a bit bizarre.  I think Addie has a right to question their place in the fashion world.  

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Down for the count...

So, true story is that I'm officially on house arrest bed rest.  Last Monday I went to my lovely OB specialist doc and they measured the girls...who are looking fancy and getting bigger.  (2lbs, 4oz and 2lbs, 1oz)  I, unfortunately, have been walking around too much and lifting things and teaching 25 small children thus resulting in my body not measuring quite where it should to avoid preterm labor.  So, I had to stop working.  And never leave the house again for 8 weeks.  Actually almost 7 now.  ;) 

We're so fortunate to have such amazing family and friends around who are coming out like crazy to help.  They help transport kids to and from the babysitter so I can lay around all day on my side and do nothing.  They've helped clean, bring meals, build large piece of furniture, fix leaky basements, fold laundry, clean gutters, entertain children, help my poor overworked husband and more.  And that's just week one.  We're so grateful and blessed.

I've decided I'm kind of like an old lady looking forward to my next doctor's appointment when I can leave the house again.  But don't worry about me too much.  My mom got me 3 new pairs of pajama pants, I figured out how to scrapbook on my side, my sister sends me hilarious emails each day, and I've gotten two loads of books and movies already.  I'll keep you updated on my exciting days.  If nothing else, my blog will be totally updated.  And I did get out of parent-teacher conferences and I have plenty of sick days to cover my 8 weeks of house arrest.  So all in all, I think I'll be cool.   When does a Mom of 2 get to go back to bed each day til like 9 or 10...it's virtually like my sorority days.  ish. 

I told my Mom and Mike, I'm pretty sure by the time the twins arrive I'll be raring to go and be up and doing things around the house I won't even care that I'm exhausted or that I have two newborns to care for simultaneously.  I don't think they buy it.  But I kind of do.  51 more days is still a long time to go. 

Send me your boring email forwards and funny things to do while laying on your side.  I'm game.  :)

Friday, November 11, 2011

Bunks

Well, the room change is officially underway.  Nana and Papa treated the fam to this super deluxe ultra fancy bunk bed.  (check out the stairs-with storage-on the left)  We're super grateful.  The room transition is going shockingly well. The first few nights were a bit rough as the kiddos got used to each other, but overall, they're doing great.  Sam snuggles in his Thomas sheets and fancy blanket made by Nana (with dinosaurs).  Addie takes the top bunk with her fancy ballerina blanket. Nana also made lightweight blankies too.  They blankets coordinate and have brown matching sides too.  Uber-cute.  We painted half the room blue and have yet to pick a suitable quote to match Addie's tinkerbelle quote.  We'll come up with something.  Now, if only the twins sleep so well when we bring them home.  ;)  Night night, sleep tight...



11.11.11~a day which will live in infamy

Tonight our son Samuel informed us that he needed to go "pee pee on the potty."  It was a convenient time as he was currently airing out his diaper rash.  Bells rang and trumpets sounded across the kingdom as the young Sam took his first step into manhood.  Victory quickly melted into defeat as a small pool collected near the couch half an hour later.  Ah, but all great things begin with one step. 

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Addie draws Mommy and Daddy

That's mike and I with our shirts on. I'm on the right. That round circle with the two dots in it is "my big belly with the two babies in it."

Heh.
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How to Celebrate Halloween...

  1. Put on your best princess dress.
  2. Get "yuck stuff" out of pumpkin.
  3. Draw a face for Daddy to carve.
  4. Go to preschool for Halloween parade.  Sing songs.  
  5. Get dressed in Cinderella's gown with glass slippers.
  6. Go trick-or-treating with Daddy, Sammy, Grammy, & Papa.
  7. Celebrate loot.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Melt my heart

Well if that doesn't melt your heart...
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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Meet Eli...

Some of our dearest friends, Megan and Steve, just had their first baby last week.  Eli arrived on Thursday morning and has the cutest round face.  We went down to see them on Friday.  Megan and Steve were both beaming with happiness.  Eli is one lucky little boy to have joined the Abel family.  Here's some fav pics to tide you over until her blog (Abel Bodied, Abel Minded) is up and chock full of her own pics: