Josh, Kelly, Everett, Emery, Atticus & Boo

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Sunday, January 15, 2012

23/24 weeks & Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! Hope everyone had a safe Happy New Year! 2012 here we come! We are so excited that 2012 is here. We know that it will be a year of many blessings, challenges, first, & hopefully wonderful things that we can't even fathom. But, we are ready and willing with open hands!

The last two weeks were super busy getting back into the swing of work and things. So, I obviously missed week 23. So I'll try to recap.

23 weeks 
Rang in 2012! Had a great relaxing night ringing in 2012 with our family. Headed back to work. It was a long week back getting used to waking up early again.

We started our Prepared Childbirth class at the hospital. We felt very knowledgeable having gone through the last 2 weeks with the Adams. We end every class with relaxation techniques on the ground, which Josh thinks is very comical. It is funny to look around the room and see a dozen pregnant women and their husbands in various positions learning "relaxation" techniques. We'll see if they actually come in handy. :)

Nursery Update
I've had a very very hard time find crib bedding that I like. Everything is just so "baby." It also is expensive, especially when you multiply it by 2! I also haven't been able to find anything in the colors I want. They also all come in full sets with bumpers. The latest thing is that you should only have bumpers in the crib while they can't roll over due to SIDS. It just seems like a huge waste of money to me to buy bumpers for just 3 months, especially when they won't even be in their crib the first 6 weeks or so. So...after talking to some friends everyone recommended a seamstress in town that is wonderful and affordable. I talked to her & she told me some great fabric stores. My mom and I went out this weekend and stopped at over 6 fabric stores & didn't find one thing! So frustrating! Can't really have her make bedding if you don't have any fabric to giver her. So, now I'm on to plan 2. Etsy!

Every few days I go up to the hospital and see the Adams. It really is amazing to see the Lord working in them and their story. Their boys are such fighters and I can't wait till the day we get to meet them! Each added day is counted as a blessing! Every day Robyn gets the heartbeats checked twice. 2 times this week I was there when this happened, so Bryan asked if we could listen to our twins heart beats too. The nurses both laughed and said that they would leave the heart monitors in the room and be gone for a while. Wink, Wink. So fun! It's always amazing to hear two little beings living inside you. If you listen closely you can hear them, at the very beginning is the best sound!

24 weeks - 6 months!! 
The babies have been super active lately! Now you can see them moving around by just watching my stomach. As you can imagine, this is very distracting if your 8, so we have many interesting conversations in class.  :)

My belly is growing straight out. Josh calls me "The Torpedo." I've found myself forgetting how much it just sticks out and will hit things with it. Totally embarrassing!
It was 80s day at school so I rocked it out in my 80s gear! Can't see the torpedo that well when I face forward. But, it's misleading!

6 months!!
Sleep has started to be hard. To start off, I'm a stomach sleeper, so always being on my sides is no fun. Then since I've gotten bigger and my stomach is all baby, my sides are hard. Earlier my stomach was at least cushiony. Now that they are bigger both my sides are pretty hard. I've tried the pillows in every which way & they just make me hot. Guess I'm just going to have to get used to it. I'll go a few days sleeping terribly & then by the third or so night I'm so tired that I sleep great. So some sleep is better then none.

Nursery Update
Etsy to the rescue! I found a ton of fabric in the color choices I was looking for on Etsy! I was able to order over 10 fabric samples that should come in this week. I'm super excited to see them.
The cribs should be delivered at the end of February so we have the next month to clean out the nursery room and paint! 

Next week I go see Dr. Flowers so I'll have more baby stats! Can't wait to see how much they've grown!

1 comment:

The Granberrys said...

You belly is precious...just like you! : ) Love you!