Friday, January 15, 2010

December Highlights

This was by far one of the best Christmas seasons I've ever had! I think it was because I decided beforehand to chill out and not stress about things, to get shopping done ahead of time, and to really enjoy the spirit of the season. Maybe it is being pregnant, realizing this is our last Christmas together as "just us." It is so strange to think that next year there are going to be two little girls with us!

We were both super bummed that we missed out on my family's Thanksgiving week trip to Hawaii. Grrr..... stupid doctor's orders. I was sad that we weren't going to spend the holidays with any of them, so I was very excited when Mom decided to come out here for Christmas!! We even rustled up some snow for her. We had a blast and I think she really enjoyed Maine.Kindof like Nebraska....but without the children of the corn.

Without further ado.....some pictoral highlights of the season:

sunny one day......

.....snowing the next!

Mary, me, Susan

best Christmas tree evah!

lazy dog

traumatized California cats

getting cold....but not cold enough....

now we're frozen!!

pizzelles, sugar cookies, monkey bread

Building snowmen (or women), LL Bean, Wii bowling,'s what you do in the winter.

John, Jason, & Mom on a boat!

We had such a great Christmas! I hope you all had wonderful holidays and that the New Year is already treating you well. There is so much in store for us this year, and we look forward to sharing it with all of you!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Beanie Update!

So I said I would post a bunch of end-of-the-year stuff and then my two girls decided they had other ideas! I spent a couple of Sundays ago in L&D at the hospital because I was having contractions all morning. Turned out to be not a big deal. The OBs checked me out, gave me a ton of fluids, and everything stopped. So yay for beanies staying inside!

I'm about 30 1/2 weeks now and my latest ultrasound showed Twin A weighing 3lbs 9oz and Twin B weighing 3lb 3 oz! Holy cow, no wonder I feel huge and tired -- that's almost 7 lbs of baby in there!! So now I don't feel so bad about having zero energy and not being able to breathe all the time....apparently it's normal. Other than those two issues, I'm feeling good and still can't believe that we'll be meeting these little girls in less than 2 months!!

So for your are some freaky pics I got from the US. I didn't know that my OB's office had the 3D feature on their US machines. The tech just flipped it on and showed us what the girls looked like in 3D. Personally, I think they look squished and weird, but it was pretty cute to see one of them sucking on her hand and the other one getting kicked in the head by her sister.

Another bright spot of the visit was that both of the girls were situated head down!! Please send prayers and good wishes that they will stay that way -- then I won't have to have a C-section, for which I would be eternally grateful.

Thanks for putting up with my posting delays......going to try and catch up now that my little ones are behaving!!

Friday, January 1, 2010

If for some reason you are incredibly bored............. can read all my old posts over at I can't figure out how to appropriately link the parts of these two blogs I want linked without screwing both of them up. *sigh*

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!

Happy Happy 2010 to all our friends and family!! We hope this last year treated you well and we wish you many many blessings in this year that is now unfolding. We've only been in Maine for 2 months and it seems like so much has happened. For now, I will let you know that I am getting larger by the day and feeling good, albeit exhausted! Babies are doing great and we can't wait to meet them in a few short months.

We celebrated last night with family and friends at a Brazilian steakhouse in Portland. It was great company, great food, and great drinks (so I heard.......).

After dinner, I didn't think I would last till midnight, but the intense Wii obsession I have developed kept me awake to watch the ball drop. It was weird for this West Coast girl to be celebrating at the same time as the crowd in New York City!

This weekend we're having a big snow storm (YAY!!), so I'll be putting up some Christmas pics and new ultrasound check back for more shenanigins (including my Mom playing Wii.........)!!