Saturday, March 7, 2009

The Boys

Not the babies, but the dogs. We have always called them our boys, they are our first born. I am already starting to think about the exciting changes in their lives. Yes they will get less attention, but think about what they will gain.

1) Poop inside the house! My dogs love poop. I know it is disgusting, but what is a girl to do. Basically we are going to bring 2 treat producers into the house to live. The dogs will be ecstatic. I just hope they don't swallow the whole diaper.

2) Messy eaters. The dogs always know to sit my the messiest eater. They can each take one baby. The benefit to us is that we never have to mop the floor. I am sure they will be licking the babies hands and face, but hopefully not nibbling.

3) Freedom all day. Since we are getting in home care, the boys will be out all day. I am not convinced this is a big bonus for them, since I believe they have no concept of time. I could leave the house for 2 minutes or 8 hours and when I come home they still act as if it is the greatest thing ever.

4) Four more potential hands to pet them. This really only applies to Tippy. Tippy believes that when a hand is visible or moving, it is meant to be petting him. He will be busy running from baby to baby to get a pet. As Tippy always says "pet me pet me pet me pet me".

5) Something to cuddle with. The boys like nothing more than taking a nap right up next to a warm body. Now they will have 2 more warm bodies that sleep more on their schedule, which is basically around the clock.

6) More toys to chew on. Since we got Luke, we have had to stop bringing toys in the house. He considers it his personal responsibility to tear them apart as quickly as possible. Now he will be able to do that with the baby things. Tippy on the other hand loves to play fetch. I am sure we will have plenty of stuff laying around that he can fetch.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Greatest moment yet

This morning, I was laying in bed around 5:30 and our baby boy was kicking. Then I felt our baby girl. Then they both kicked together in the exact same spot on opposite sides on my belly. We may have the next olympic synchronized swimmers on our hands. It was the greatest moment yet. It puts such a smile on your face, I cannot even describe it.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Random Thoughts

Am I ever going to nest? I am assuming I will when I am as big as a house. At that point, it will be impossible.

The babies are finally starting to kick. It is not really strong, but it is a kick. I am convinced it is our baby boy given his position, but that can always change. Why is it that every time I feel a kick, by the time I put my hand or Neal's hand on my belly, the baby stops kicking?

Do books help or hurt? I mean honestly how am I gonna know what to do until put into the situation. I can already see myself stuffing food in my kids face to shut them up. Oreos have nutritional value right?

How am I going to get into my bed? It is so high up. Rolling out is not a problem, getting in is another story.

Why do people feel the need to ask if we had our twins naturally? Neal and I are pretty open people, but seriously, is that an appropriate questions to ask someone? My new response is yes if you consider doggy style natural. That should shut them up.

I am currently reading Juggling Twins. I told Neal he should read a couple of books. His response, "Why would I want to juggle my twins, that is dangerous". DAMN HIM!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009


In my eyes. I had 4 days in a row without getting sick! Whohoo! 4 whole days eating, that is something to write down. Of course that all came crashing down after lunch today, but what are you gonna do. Tonight I am headed to a buffet, so I can make up for it quickly.

Next doctor's appointment is Monday, then we are headed to Windsor for the day. I thought I would be less nervous about appointments once I got past the first trimester. I am still nervous, but my concerns are different. I want to keep those babies cooking as long as possible. Luckily I am monitored every two weeks. I am spoiled. I do not have to go too long with worrying. Hopefully we will win big in Windsor and start the babies college funds out early. Who I am kidding, the casino always takes all of our money.

Marvelous Multiples

Neal and I attended a class this past Saturday. He was not looking forward to it. The teacher was a mother of twins, which was nice. She provided us with a great deal of facts and advice. We even got the pleasure to watch a VHS of a a vaginal birth and a c-section, both occurring in a different era. The clothes and hair were not the only thing that gave away the fact that the videos were from the 80s, but the fact that one couple spent five dollars in quarters calling people to tell them about the twins. I know these people did not have cell phones, but did they not have home phones. I guess pay phones were more readily available then they are now. Anyways, at the end another mom of twins came in to talk. She too was very helpful. It was nice to speak with other couples going through the same things. The other couples were 1-2 months ahead of me, so I looked small. We had some good laughs.

21 weeks

Here is a pic of my quickly expanding belly. It really has grown this much over the last 3 weeks.

I always planned to take pictures of my growing belly every week, oh well, I guess I am 20 weeks late. It has expanded to larger than my chest, but I can still see my toes.