Monday, March 26, 2012

Music to My Ears

This morning, while the boys had a play-date with Gramaw, I went to my OB appointment in Anderson. Before every appointment I get real anxious...just nervous and excited to make sure everything is developing properly. The appointment started out good with me losing 2 pounds since my last appointment. Making my total -2 lbs so far. Since everything that I have read says I will gain at least 50, it was good to not start off with a huge gain! My new doctor is totally awesome and spent a lot of time answering all of my questions. And then the best part...hearing the heartbeats!!! Both babies had perfectly strong, beautiful heartbeats! It was music to this mama's ears! :) Now I just have to wait 4 weeks to hear it again!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Double Blessing

Kristoffer and I aren't much of gift givers for Valentine's Day, and this year we decided we weren't going to get each other anything. Instead, we were going to have a dinner at home with the boys...and our annual brownie with raspberries!

Although I didn't actually purchase anything, I did give Kristoffer (and myself!) and little gift...

I had found out the day before, but decided to wait and tell Kristoffer the morning of Valentine's Day. He was quite surprised that I was able to keep it quiet for the day!

That day was quite emotional, because that morning Rascal got very sick...and that didn't end too well. Our emotions were all over the place, but we had a little celebration that night...

...Kristoffer ate off the "Special Day" plate that night celebrating baby #3!

My new clinic wants all new OB patients to meet with a nurse when you first get a positive test to do initial blood work and set up future appointments. Since I had a previous c-section, they required an ultrasound to determine my exact due date. Our ultrasound was last week, and boy did we get a surprise...

...TWINS!!! We are expecting baby #3 & #4!!! I was in total shock with the tech said twins and I keep staring at the picture above in amazement! What a blessing to our family these precious two babies are going to be!

Finding out about the twins have really explained a lot, especially the fact that I feel COMPLETELY different than I did with either of the boys. I have been tired and/or sick just about every day since I found out. My doctor was at her desk after my ultrasound and she spent a few minutes talking to me about it, and she said that it was completely normal since my hormones are more than doubled right now with the babies.

It is hard to imagine how our lives are going to change in October, but we are so excited about adding 2 more beautiful babies to our family!!!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

My 29th Birthday

Is it lame to post about your own birthday!? If you said yes, then you can stop reading now and miss out on some super cute pics of my boys! And for being my birthday, there is only one picture of me included in the post!

On Saturday, the boys and I took Kristoffer into work and ran some errands until he was finished. We had plans to go to Benihana for lunch, but they didn't open until 12:30, so we made a quick stop at the Keystone mall to kill some time. When we pulled into the parking garage and got Kaden out of his car seat he was soaking wet. We have been potty training him for a couple of months now and does so well that we are brave enough to take him out in public in big boy undies. We Kristoffer had thought to bring a change of pants, ya know, just in case! Well good thing he did! However, we did not bring a different shirt for him, and crazy man managed to get his shirt soaked in the accident too! We decided to put his coat on and buy him a new shirt at the mall. We weren't exactly in a kid friendly portion of the mall and ducked into the first store we saw that sold children's clothes, Hanna Andersson. A super trendy kids store, we tried to find a clearance rack, but couldn't find one. So trying not to look like we were looking for the cheapest thing, we looked for the cheapest shirt we could find....for $23!!! When I was checking out the saleswoman asked if I wanted to get the boys matching, no...I am not paying $46 for two PLAIN t-shirts! To make matters worse, when I went to change Kaden, Kristoffer walked around the corner and found a Gymboree....we could have bought a plain t-shirt for 5 bucks there!

Always an adventure!

With that adventure behind us we walked to the restaraunt. The boys kept saying how excited they were to eat there. Kristoffer had showed them a video of how they cook the food on the iPad, so they were excited for the show to start.

Kaden trying to use chopsticks.


Look at the camera sweet boy!

They gave the boys kid-friendly chopsticks.

He got pretty good at it.

Kaden has this ability to fall asleep while he is eating. I looked at him one minutre....

...and the next minute he was asleep!

We were seated at a table with another family and it was the mom's birthday too. The two of us had to stand up and dance while they sang happy birthday to us.

He loves it when I take his picture!

It was a great birthday with my boys!!