Friday, February 17, 2012

33 Weeks

Whew…every day seems to add another special symptom to m ypregnancy. I am 33 weeks and 5 days today. On average, twins arrive between 34 and 36 weeks which means we could be talking days until their arrival. I just can’t fathom that they could be here any day. I am SOOO ready to not be pregnant anymore. I am measuring in at about 42 weeks (singleton)…aka HUGE. I have been placed on a partial bed rest which means I am only to go into the office a few days a week for a few hours. Outside of that I am to stay home and rest as best possible. I am growing increasingly tired and it is getting increasingly harder to sleep, walk, and basically do anything. I’ve even found it hard to sit at a table and eat because my belly is in the way and uncomfortable.

On top of all the wonderful pregnancy symptoms that have ensured, a few months ago we decided to go ahead with a kitchen remodel before the babies were to arrive. Kevin and I love to add stress to any situation we are in. For one reason or another, start of the demolition kept getting delayed. Long story short the kitchen remodel began about 3 weeks ago and every day there seems to be something that is getting in the way of finishing. They have knocked a wall out, replaced the load bearing beams, re-done the electrical and plumbing, begun painting, and put the cabinets in. Tomorrow is granite day and then the floors. Fingers crossed this all comes together in the next few days. I am really stressing about the condition my house is in (complete shambles) with the anticipation that these babies could decide to arrive any time. I would LOVE to get my house back together and be settled back in before heading to the hospital and or a more permanent bed rest is induced. All in all I know it will be worth it because already the kitchen looks a million times better and larger. It is going to make it much easier to have so much more storage and open space with two little ones. Not to mention who doesn’t love a complete upgrade of appliances. I just wish it hadn’t come so close to potential D day.

Kevin is still working the week days in Richmond and this weekend and next he actually has to work the weekend in Newport News, Virginia. Surprisingly I’ve dealt with it okay. I guess I’m just getting used to him not being around. This time apart has believe it or not grown us as a couple. We are absolute soul mates and as they say, “absence makes the heart grow fonder”. I find myself longing for him to be home and truly enjoying every moment spent with him. Don’t get me wrong, I’d love to have him back home but we are making the best of a crummy situation. The good news is his boss has promised him as soon as the babies arrive they will bring him back to DC permanently. WHEW! Daddy needs to be home.

All in all life may be a little complicated these days, but I have two incredibly healthy babies baking away in my belly. What more could we ask for? We can’t imagine what life is going to be for us in the coming weeks, months, or years but at least we have each other and a sweet baby girl and boy on the way. BLESSED

Friday, February 3, 2012

Office Baby Shower

On January 24th a few co-workers put together a baby shower at the office. It was incredible to have my office family recognize the babies. I forgot my camera and did not get pictures of the actual shower, but I snapped a picture of the balloons and diaper cake seen below after the shower. The hostesses were Celeste Leich, Amy Baker, and Nancy Morgan. They did a great job and even had some fun games to play for all my co-workers. One of which they had to smell the diaper to determine which candy was in the diaper. If only I had pictures of all these Navy men sniffing diapers :)

Diaper cake Celeste made :)

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

North Carolina Baby Shower

On January 21st a few of my best girlfriends (Anna Crawford, Claire Flye, Erin Angel, Tiffany Whitehorne, Brittanie Coleman and Lindsay Morgan) hosted a baby shower for us in North Carolina. So, that weekend we packed up and headed out on our last little road trip before the babies arrive. I'd have to say it was a lot harder to travel at this point than I had expected. I was worn out and completely swollen by the end of the weekend but it was WELL worth it. I had the best time spending the weekend with my friends. We literally stayed up until 2am Friday night catching up and having a good time together. Saturday was the beautiful shower where I got to see even more of my friends I miss so much. Sunday it was time to hit the road and head back to Maryland. I was so sad to leave everyone. We had such a good time together and we just don't get enough time like this seeing as we are all located in different cities/states.

Adorable PIRATE infant outfits for the babes to get all dressed up in after they are born...I can't wait!

Avery & Grayson letter game. We had to guess which baby item that started with the initial was in the bag.

My awesome hostesses

The Flowers

Everyone made onesies with cute sayings

Linds & Colson

Some of the gang that attended

Awesome stools the girls had made that match the babies nursery

The beautiful and yummy cake Anna had made (pound cake-my favorite).

The adorable diaper cake Claire had made

The Grandmothers to be :)

Maryland Baby Shower

On January 7th we had our first baby shower. Our good friends Jessica Clickner and Melissa Fry hosted a BEAUTIFUL baby shower. I was so excited when I walked in to see so many of my friends and all of the adorable decorations. They did an amazing job with each and every detail. We were spoiled by each and every person that came to celebrate Avery & Grayson.

Some of the guests
The hostesses

AXiD ladies

How big is the belly?

The adorable quilt my mom made for Avery. She made Grayson one but I didn't seem to get a picture.

Opening gifts!

My god-mother (Annette), my god-sister (Suz), my mom and I.

Delicious cupcakes with cute "It's Twins" toppers that matched the rest of the decor.

Pictures of Kevin and I as babies :) and yummy cake pops!

I love how they matched all the decorations with Avery & Grayson's nursery.