Thursday, June 26, 2008

Just some pictures...

Things here are going well...working hard at nursing...babies are healthy and strong...older kids are trying to be helpful...Tony is my SUPER HERO...he's taking care of the big kids
during the day and helping with the babies at night...Today he went back to work...wish me luck!


Julius with Hudson - Bronwyn with Henry

Braeden with Hudson

Nap time

Braeden with the breast pump

Thursday, June 19, 2008

They're HERE!!!

The babies arrived yesterday...June 18th at 4:15 and 4:34 pm. They are doing very well - no NICU! And I was able to deliver them both without a C-section. Ahhhh...
Hudson Charles : 6 lbs 3 oz, 18.5 inches

Henry Anson: 6 lbs,19.5 inches
Welcome to the world my sweet babies!
Thanks to everyone for your help, your calls and your prayers...

Monday, June 16, 2008

No luck today...

I'm still pregnant - so today I'm vacuuming and cleaning and going SHOPPING! Yay!!! No more bed rest...I'm ready for these babies to ARRIVE.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Today might be the day...

I spent yesterday in bed again...not many contractions to speak of until about 10 pm. They've been rather steady since then...not really strong though.

I played beautician for the kiddos while I was chillin' in bed... here are the results:
I also snapped a few more pictures of my ever expanding belly:
Julius and Tony had a great time jumping on the tramp while the twins were napping - I took these from the bedroom window ... they gave me a good laugh!

Friday, June 13, 2008

No babies yet...

Just in case you're dying to know....I'm still pregnant. I'm planning on pushing them out Monday - Dr Young will be back from Mexico then. Wish me luck!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

35 weeks today

I had another Dr's appointment today and I fully expected them to tell me that I was dilated to at least a 5 and to admit me to Labor and Delivery. But I'm still at 3 and still waiting. It's a good thing - but I feel so anxious! The NP told me to stay in bed and eat, eat, eat. (I lost two pounds this week...weird because I feel like all I've done since I've been on bedrest is eat, sleep, and play Sudoku). I've got another appointment on Thursday so we'll see what happens then.

Here's a picture of Julius and I that Tony took on Sunday...

This evening I ran the kids through the McDonald's drive through for "half-price Happy Meals". When we got home Bronwyn discoved that they did not include a toy in her meal. She was bitterly disappointed and crying her eyes out. After a few minutes Julius looked at her and decided that she could have his toy. I was shocked... I had not prompted him at all. I almost cried because I was so proud of him.
Happy meal toys are like gold around here and he's been talking about getting his Kung Fu Panda happy meal toy for two weeks...It was a really big deal. I am so happy that he's growing up and that he was so kind to his little sister. It was a very happy mommy moment. I love you Julius!
Here is a picture of Julius and Bronwyn enjoying BEDREST with me...

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Another update...

I had another OB appt today...I'm dilated to a 3 now. And my doc is leaving for Mexico tonight and won't be back until the 16th. I'm not sure I'm going to make it that long... She introduced me to the doctor who is on call this weekend - she seems really nice. She told me she had two ladies scheduled for Sunday so if I come in that day we'll have a "baby party". Tempting.....For now - I'm still on bed rest and I'll keep everyone updated.

Here is Julius and Braeden in their new helmets and "astronaut legs". Why Brady calls his knee pads astronaut legs is beyond me - but I think it is hilarious!

Here are some more pics of the kids helping Tony fix up our front yard landscaping. This is Julius.
Here is Braeden.
And then there is glamorous Bronzy.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Still here...

Bed rest is going well...I think I'll finally gain some weight this week since all I can do is play SUDOKU, fold laundry, watch TV, and EAT! Laying around in bed sure makes me work up an appetite....I thought I'd throw in some pics from my May folder to keep things interesting.

Here's Julius, Bronwyn, Braeden and I - snuggled in Brady's bed. Here are the kids helping Tony with the yard work...we bought a couple of new shrubs and edged the flower bed.
And here is Bronwyn enjoying her Daddy's home cooking!
So far the babies are progressing happily and I am staying in bed as much as I can. The kiddos are having a hard time understanding why I can't be at their beck and call every second - but I do have some welcome help. Tony was a super dad/husband this weekend - he did all the cleaning and cooking and even took the kids to church by himself. My sister Gina came and stayed with me today and she and our sister Holly are coming tomorrow. Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday ladies from our church ward are helping out and my sister in law Melissa is ready to come help me do some cleaning as soon as I let her. I feel very blessed!

I've still got other sweet friends calling to see how they can help too - I'm sure I'll be accepting their service soon too...I'm a lucky gal!

Thanks to everyone...