Friday, June 29, 2012

Here I am! 
Here are the twins and me at 32weeks, but measuring 37! 
Here also are some little, or maybe well known, facts about this pregnancy:

1. I hear this a lot... "You are so tiny! I can't believe you are having twins"... Now I will admit that I am super fortunate to be so small in comparison to some women, but none the less I feel ginormous!!! But, I do admit that it is hard to believe that there are actually 2 babies inside of me!
2. I have gained 38lbs so far and even though I know I am supposed to gain 40-45, I hate to step on the scale and see the numbers going up and up!
3. In connection with the previous, I do eat food and don't feel like I have any weird cravings... mostly just aversions. I can't stand to eat corn for example. A lot of times lately I don't know what to eat and nothing sounds good. While Tim was out of town this week we had cereal for dinner, which the kids loved!!! Then the next night we had breakfast...
4. That leads me to my next one. I hate cooking dinner and making the decision of what to eat. So unless I get told what to make it ends up being what sounds the easiest to make, so we eat spaghetti and hamburgers a lot.
5. I am not a fan of this super hot summer!!! 5 days in a row with 100 degree plus days and records did not make for a happy me... but I think that pregnant or not I would be feeling like that! I do love my prenatal swim class which helps me cool off and gets me doing something active!
6. I am not a fan of heartburn!!!! I am thankful that I don't have it on a regular basis and if I did, I am sure Tim would force me to the doctor for an extra strength prescription because I would complain all the time!!!
7. It's not all bad... I love feeling the babies move inside of me! I think it's fun knowing approximately where they are and so it is neat to know if it Baby A or B. A is the girl and is down low and usually I feel kicks from her more on the inside, like on my bladder. She also gets a nerve that shoots pain down my leg, but it is always nice knowing she is there and doing well! B is the boy and is up high. He kicks my upper stomach area and my ribs. These kicks are the ones that Tim can really feel and I can notice my stomach moving around more. I'm not really a fan of getting kicked in the ribs, but again it is still nice to know he is doing well.
8. I have been told that Heavenly Father wouldn't give me more than I can handle, and I have also been told that I am a great mom and will do a great job with twins because Heavenly Father trusts me with 2 sweet spirits at once... Now, whether you believe that or not, I mostly don't believe the second theory... I do know that I am so lucky to have this opportunity and I continue to pray each and every day for the health and safety of these two little babies and for them to come not too early and that I will be able to have the mental and emotional strength to raise these little ones along with the other amazing 2 children I have been given.  I am thankful for this blessing of being able to bring a total of 4 children into this world and I hope I can do the best job possible to make my Heavenly Father proud as I raise these children. I know that not everyone has it as easy as I have had it in having these children and so I hope that I don't take them for granted and that I enjoy each and every day that I have with them!
9. Unless there are any complications I now have 6 weeks and 3 days at most until I meet these little guys! I keep wondering what they will look like. Will the boy have dark hair and eyes like Shyler or light hair and eyes like Adam??? And what about the girl? So many possibilities!!!! I also wonder if their activities and way they have been in the womb is an indication of how they will be in real life. For example, she is stubborn and will not listen to me as I plead for her to go head down. He on the other hand has always been on top of her and crowding her. Either he will demand to be the center of attention or he will be the best twin brother, always protecting her, which might be nice when the boys come around wanting to date her :-)
10. No, we don't have our names picked yet. If you ask Tim he would say yes. But I am still not sure. We have decided on about 4 different girl names and then we change our mind! Well, mostly I change it and then Tim agrees. Either way we are not planning on revealing the names until they are here!

FYI the picture on the left is me with Shyler at 36 weeks and the one on the right is with Adam at 36 weeks!!! See I am huge!!!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

32 weeks and counting...

Well here we are and wow how the time has gone by. We have been staying pretty busy and I have been getting super tired so usually the blog is the last thing on my mind. This week I hit the 32 week mark for my pregnancy with these twins. At the doctor I measured 37 weeks and they both weighed 4 lbs!!! Baby A which will come out first is butt down so I am hoping she decides to turn herself around soon!!! It is one for the record books for sure as we had a 5 day stretch of 100 degree days or more!!! That has been interesting trying to survive the heat, entertain the children, and not get too worn out chasing them around too. We are super sad for Colorado and all of the wildfires that are burning so big and so close to so many people. We are praying and hoping for a nice rain spell!!! 

Some of the things we have done are
.... "Babymoon" trip to San Francisco, just Tim and Amanda
.... Family trip to Estes Park for the weekend
..... Tim has traveled to WY for work a few times
....  Lots of swimming at the rec center, including me taking a prenatal swim class which I love!
.... Tim's annual memorial day bike ride/ brew tour with college buddies
.... Tim replaced a section of fence in the backyard (during previously mentioned heat wave) and painted the kids' room downstairs so they can move in this weekend :-)
.... Celebrated Tim's dad turning 60!!!
.... Mother's Day! I have the best husband how bought me a Kitchen Aid mixer!!!
.... Father's Day! He got a new grill!!!
.... Finished off the school year and preschool with Shyler
.... and growing 2 babies!!!

So the pictures I don't think uploaded in any special order, but here you go!

Adam and a little flour mishap with the kitchen aid
 Silly Girls! Posing for the camera for their last week of school!
 A month ago at 28 weeks
 Huffin' and puffin, Having a great surprise party at Dave and Buster's
 Princess Shyler after her beautiful face painting at a friends birthday party
 Watching him cut and wrap the famous Estes Park taffy 
 Our cabin, Coleman, at the YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Park
 Chowing down on some S'mores
 Hiking away and enjoying RMNP
 Our first stop at Nymph Lake
 Stopping for the camera at a cool little waterfall 
 We loved hiking with the Haun's!
At the top of Trail Ridge Rd