Friday, March 20, 2009


I had another ultrasound today. Everything looks perfect. Yes, I am already bragging about my unborn children! I would post pictures, but I do not have the patience for the scanner. Both babies have flipped since the last ultrasound. They are pretty much kicking each other in the head. Jen said it best, sibling rivalry starting already. Our baby boy weighs 1 pound 1 ounce and our girl weighs 1 pound 4 ounces. I get to see them again in 4 weeks. I am spoiled! I could watch them all day. How am I going to keep my eyes off of them once they are here? Neal and I are back to working on names. We are thinking of just having a list and deciding on the day we meet them in person.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Build a Bear

Neal thought I was crazy, but I wanted to go to Build a Bear to make the babies their first stuffed animals. I have never seen him so embarrassed. Especially when we had to do some sort of ritual with the stuffed animals heart. We got our girl a bunny and our boy a dog. The bunny is named Thumper after my childhood rabbit, which was more like the size of a small dog and the dog is named Tippy. Neal's first dog was named Tippy as was my mom's , so as far as I am concerned it is a family name. I got proof of this event. Here is a pic of Neal hitting the pedal to stuff the animals.

Man does he look like he is enjoying himself. Of course we were too cheap to pay for outfits for the stuffed animals. Stuffed animals did not have clothes when I was a kid anyways!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009


My Cleveland shower is this weekend. I hope I still fit into the only dress I bought!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

I must look pregnant

Last week was the first time a stranger actually mentioned my condition to me. Being a woman, you know better than to ask unless you are 100% sure. I am no longer at the pregnant or fat stage of the game. Come on, you have all played it. Your waitress comes over with a protruding belly and once she walks away the game begins.... pregnant or not. It is good to be out of that stage.

Sorry Brit Brit!

Monday, March 16, 2009

23 weeks

I have started supplementing with Boost. I have been feeling low energy and I think it is due to not enough calories or nutritious food and too much vomiting. I am only getting sick about once or twice a week now, but I am sick the entire day. It takes me two days to recover from that. So far, two days of Boost and I am feeling pretty good and starting to venture away from my toast, pizza, garlic bread diet and pudding cake. I have added grape fruit, mandarine oranges and girl scout cookies. Healthy, I know! Those seem to be the foods that guarantee me a decent day. Prior to pregnancy I had cravings all day every day and could barely stop eating. Now that I am pregnant I wake up dreading eating because I do not want to feel or get sick. Strange!

So here is the belly.....

I know, you can be honest. I already look as big as a house! It is growing at an exponential rate. I think it is getting to the stage where by big butt is starting to look deceptively smaller. Not small, just smaller. I swear I wake up in the morning and look down in shock. Apparently the babies are happy with the carbs I am eating. Let's be honest, who would not be happy with an all carb diet! I am up about 16 pounds. We have another ultrasound on Friday. My Cleveland shower is this weekend. And to think my mom and sister were worried I would not be showing for the shower!