Monday, October 3, 2011

Hard at Work

Okay, well I'm sure you've all heard by now. Nishka and I are parents! And for some odd reason they trusted us to bring them home :) We've had lots and lots of help from family and friends, thank goodness... but this coming week? We're on our own  :-O I'll try to post at the end of the week so you know we're all still alive. 

But I'll let the video below speak for how the whole having babies thing has been so far. Between this and changing diapers, Nishka has been kept busy. Enjoy!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

35 Hours and Counting...

Apologies for the long time since my last update. Time just seems to be flying away! For those of you who don't know yet, we have a set date for an induction: September 8th! So if the boys don't decide to make their own appearance within the next 35 hours, then the docs have decided it's time anyway :) Tomorrow will make 38 weeks! Looking back, I don't think we thought we'd make it this far, since everyone told us we'd probably not make it past 34-36 weeks. So we're happy. 

Lots has happened since the last update of course. First, we had another baby shower! Yay! We had some friends from law school and work join us as a last celebration. My two amazing friends went all out to make it a Mother Goose theme... who knew Mother Goose was so out of vogue? Well never fear, I'm sure after this party, everyone will be wanting a Mother Goose themed baby shower :)
A cake made from scratch! Very impressive!
Look how cute Humpty is! He's ready to party!
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We got so much nice stuff!

And the boys will definitely be well dressed!

And of course the boys wanted to make a grand entrance by a parade of natural disasters in the weeks before their arrival. First, the earthquake.... Ok, so it wasn't the biggest deal, but still pretty cool in hindsight. And then the "hurricane." I'm pretty sure that if our lights had gone out the boys would have found this the perfect entrance... but luckily it was mild. I'm also sure that if Nish was writing this blog, he'd make some joke about his mother-in-law arriving on a broomstick during the hurricane winds. So let's just be glad that he's not the one writing it. My mom did decide to come up a few days early just to make sure the storm didn't delay her. So for the week before our delivery we've spent lots of time making curtains, plumbing, shopping, re-decorating, cleaning out closets and cooking. Lots of nesting activities :) I'm willing to rent her out by the hour if anyone's interested in some redecorating... but I'm warning you that she's not cheap!

Nishka has been doing some nesting himself. His NRC friends will be glad to know that he cleaned out his car! Yay! At least now we'll be able to find the boys if they ride in his car. He's also been exercising his creative side. He finished up one of the characters for the nursery. So without further ado, let me present to you...
Humpty Dumpty!

Alright- so the next update will be on the purpose of this blog... the boys! Wish us luck!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Baby Daddy Partay!

Let's please give a round of applause to Nishka's co-workers, who not only surprised him with an awesome baby shower, but also scared the crap out of him while doing it! High five guys!!

So yesterday I was invited into the secret world of the NRC, and got to meet all the awesome people who keep Nishka in line during the day. I was called a saint several times, and I'm almost sure I saw some people weeping in the corner over my plight.

There was cake (and awesome cherry slump -- I didn't know what that was either until yesterday!) and great food!

There were presents!

There was even a special quiz to help us name the babies, decide how soon after the babies come Nishka will play golf, and the exact percentages of diapers that Nishka will be changing.

The offical tally being calculated. I believe that Nishka will be golfing "Never again,"
and will be changing approximately less that 40% of the diapers.
But most importantly... there was golf! Because what Baby Daddy Partay is complete without golf???

Nishka, in the spirit of helping him learn how to juggle multiple "things" at once was given a special task during his round of golf.

He was supposed to golf while holding two special little packages. Let's just say that as in everything else, Nishka was creative in his solution to the problem.

All in all, Papa and the little ones had quite a day! Thanks, all you NRCers!

Monday, August 8, 2011


Progress has been made! A nursery has been born from the bare white walls of a third floor bedroom!

At our birthing class, we met a couple also expecting their first child. After a little conversation, we found out that they too needed help getting their nursery ready. So a labor swap was arranged (it was a bit like arranging a play date, with the wives sending schedules, and approving plans :) On Saturday, Nish went to help them move furniture, and then on Sunday, the husband came over to help Nish paint the nursery-- well really sand and prime the walls. Apparently these walls don't like paint on them so much :( But after a few hours of talking, and maybe 30 minutes of working, the guys were ready for lunch! (just teasing, they worked hard!) Here's some evidence.

And then came the crib...
(He looks like he's taking a nap :)
Of course he had to try it out!
So after about 12 hours of labor (with intermittent ice cream/TV breaks), some hand holding, lots of practiced breathing, and some pushing-- the nursery was mostly completed!

We still lack a few finishing touches (like a mattress), but I'll be sure to post pictures of the complete nursery soon!

(Note: No husbands were harmed (at least not seriously) in the making of this nursery)

Thursday, July 28, 2011

We Are Now Edjukated...

Okay, that's it. We just finished our last in a series of classes on how to labor, deliver, breastfeed, wash, clothe, diaper, rock and medicate two screaming, but adorable babies. We were diligent in our note-taking, participation, and gathering of documents passed around. We noted the color, amount, and consistency of what baby poop is supposed to look like. We were lectured on when to call the doctor, and when to just keep our cool.

So we're ready to be parents right? (good thing all the answers are in those papers and notes, waiting to be referred to at the necessary moment)

And here's one of our beautiful babies... (drum roll please).

We're so proud!  

Yesterday marked 32 weeks... Here's another picture, but this time take a moment to prepare yourselves before you look.

Ack! I'm thinking we should suspend the whole weekly picture thing... this part might be best not remembered. (RELAX! I'm just kidding. Don't send me hate posts and e-mails threatening me if I don't take the weekly picture... I was just saying.)

We're keeping our fingers crossed that little Abingaleforth Hayes Westinghouse Sitting-Bull Devaser (affectionately referred to as "A") will stop being so stubborn like his father and turn his little head down to get ready for his hopefully uneventful trip into the world. And that little Baldemar Hoppinggale Flying-Feather Devaser (affectionately referred to as "B") will continue to cooperate and then faithfully follow his brother (maybe he could help by giving him a little push?) out to see all those anxiously awaiting them.

Will post again once we have more exciting photos news.

Hope all is well with all of you!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

A Little Brotherly ... Love

Okay, so we've made it to Week 30! Time is flying by, and with only 8 weeks left, we really have our work cut out for us to make sure we're ready in time!

Last week we had our bi-weekly doctor's appointment, and yesterday we had our monthly sonogram. Between the two, every thing's looking great. The babies are weighing in at 3 lbs 9 ozs and 3 lbs 3 ozs. And here's what they look like...
Well... it's what they look like from the outside :)

And here? Here's what they look like for real.
This is Baby A (aka. Abner/Abooboo/Apples... sorry if I left any names out). You can see his head is sideways (and mostly poking out of my belly... but you can't see that part), and one of his eyes is at the top of the screen. But notice how you can't see the rest of his face? Well, that's because his brother has decided to position his little bum right in his brother's face. Notice though that A has his hand up in a position that looks suspiciously like about to to pinch something. So let the games begin!

And here is Baby B (aka. Boo, BooBoo, Banana... again, sorry if I missed any names). This is his profile. We got to see a lot more of his activities, because even though he's smaller, he's taking up more room... go figure. We even got to see him "Practice Breathing" and yawning!

And Papa? What's he been up to you ask? Well beside trying to set a world record for the amount of golf played in 9 months, and attending breastfeeding classes (relax, I've accompanied him to almost all of them)... he's been assigned to painting the nursery! Unfortunately I don't have any pics of these events... but I do have video. So anyone that's interested, just let me know, and we can have a movie night with popcorn and everything. I promise you won't be disappointed :)

So, I guess that's that. We're just cruising down the road to double our family size. Hopefully the boys will cooperate for the next 8 weeks!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Diapers and Onesies and Bibs... Oh My!

Well folks, we have officially entered the third trimester! And a busy past few weeks it has been! Hopefully we'll get a little respite before "D-Day," but I won't hold my breath :)

At the beginning of June, we traveled to Tennessee for a real down-home shindig to celebrate the soon-to-be little ones.

As Nishka said, "Golly ya'll... thanks for the swell stuff!" (or something like that...). Thanks to all our great friends and family, we have made great strides in collecting the mountains of stuff that we are told will become invaluable to us in just a few weeks. But what about the cake, you ask? (because what's a baby shower without a cake!) Well never fear, we were well covered in the cake department! Check this out!

Isn't that adorable? The theme was Noah's Ark: Two by Two (get it?), and so we had a cake made to look like Noah's Ark, and then some delicious Cuffcakes ( - check it out when you get a chance) that had the little animals on them. So, I guess I don't need to tell you where Nish hung out the whole time ;)

And this picture? I just had to include it, because isn't he just so darn cute folks? This is Nishka helping write the thank you notes after we got home.

And then Nishka bravely faced Babies R Us for me. I wanted to make a trip to look at rocking chairs, cribs and the like, and so Nishka decided to try out some gear of his own.

Then yesterday, the kind peeps at my work decided to surprise me with a baby shower! We really got a lot of nice stuff from them (hint, hint all you NRCers that are kindly following my have competition now! Just kidding of course!) But check out this adorable cake!

And so it has been a few weeks filled with parties, cake, and shopping! Once the nursery is a little less bare, I'll be sure to post some pictures. And I promise I'll try to do better with the blogging!

Hope all is well with everyone! And Happy Summering!