Thursday, April 28, 2011

Boys will be boys...

"What are little boys made of?
What are little boys made of?
Frogs and snails
And puppy-dogs' tails,
That's what little boys are made of."

Well Nish and I are about to find out just exactly what little boys are made of... what two little boys in particular are made of. The big day for the doctor's appointment arrived yesterday.

Turns out that our fears that the babies wouldn't cooperate enough for us to learn their genders couldn't have been more unfounded. They couldn't have made their father more proud, by showing off their man-hoods :) The sonographist had hardly begun the sonogram when she said "Well I can go ahead and tell you what Baby A is." But she didn't have to, it was proudly displayed for all in the room to see :)

The sonogram took about two hours, but the doctor came in afterwards and proudly exclaimed that "these were the best babies she had ever seen." Apparently twins rarely cooperate so well as to allow the doctor to see exactly everything they want to see on the first sonogram. Everything is developing perfectly as far as they can tell. Baby Boy A is 11 ounces, and Baby Boy B is 9 ounces... and right on track.

Let's just hope their performance yesterday is a sign for future good behavior... with just a little room for "Frogs and snails And puppy-dogs' tails."

Monday, April 18, 2011

Heavy Wears the Crown

There's a little royal humor for all you Royal Wedding fanatics out there. Hope you have your TiVos in good working order, because they're gonna get a workout this coming week.

Here's just a little update on what a burden it is to be such a superstar :

1. On Friday, we had our first appointment at the new doctor's office. We really like it, though we didn't get to meet any of the doctors, because you are required to meet with a midwife on the first visit... of course, we really, really liked her. They say all looks great. The belly's already measuring 23 weeks in singleton terms... and we're only at 17 weeks... so they're a growin'! And Friday was the first time we got to hear the heartbeats! Baby B was not so cooperative, so we only go to hear Baby B's heartbeats sporadically, but we could hear him/her moving around a lot... which I didn't need the microphone to tell me :) Baby A is more like me... knows where and when to be some place. So Baby A was right in position for us to hear.

Only 1.5 weeks until the sonogram. Everyone keep their fingers crossed that the babies are feeling cooperative that day!

2. Friday also began the big moving day. We started boxing things up on Friday night, and thanks to some amazing friends who weathered pouring rains, howling winds and downed trees, we got most of our furniture moved on Saturday. Sunday was spent taking some more things, and unpacking at the new place. We only lack some car loads of kitchen goods, clothes, and odds and ends and then we'll officially be moved! Mia has warmed to her new home nicely, and already loves running up and down the steps like her tail's on fire.

Our new address is: 11897 New Country Ln, Columbia, MD 21044... so stop on by and say hello! Pics to come as soon as my camera is rescued from the sea of boxes in the basement.

3. Sunday began the big '2-7' birthday festivities. Some close friends made my favorite dinner... stewed potatoes, kraut and weenies, and veggies! Yum! It was really nice to spend some down time with great friends and good food. I plan to continue to celebrate my birthday for the next 5.789 weeks or so, so feel free to celebrate with me :)

Alrighty, well I guess that's it for now.

God save the Queen :)

Love ya!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Times... They are a Changin'

Behold... our new abode. Well our new abode as of April 16th, 2011. 
11897 New Country Road

As I think most of you know, Nish and I have been searching for a new place, and a little more space :) We've been having a hard time finding places to even view, and I was getting a little nervous, as our move out date for the apartment we're in now is April 30th. Yikes! But we went to view this Townhouse tonight and really like it... so in our normal impulsive fashion, we signed a lease tonight!

Let me give you an overview. 

It's three stories... so let's start with the first level (even though you actually walk in on the second level).

This is the family room on the bottom floor. And right out the sliding glass door, there's a nice patio, where we can have a grill... and it backs up to a nature reserve... so it's really nice! There's also a bedroom, full bath, laundry room, and storage room on this level.

Then we move to the second floor.
This is the living room on the main floor. As you can see, there's a fireplace, and a balcony on this level. There's also a nice kitchen/eat-in dining room, 1/2 bath, and several closets.

And the third floor?
Well I don't have any photos of the inside upper floor, but you can see from this picture, that it also has a balcony off the master-bedroom. The master bedroom has a full bath, and a walk-in closet. Down the hall there's another full-bathroom, and two more bedrooms! 

So needless to say we found a place with lots of space! If we can't fit ourselves, our stuff, and our twins in this space, we can't fit it all anywhere. 

These photos were the stock photos from online... once April 16th rolls around, I'll take some more photos and post them. 

As for the baby update, we're at 15 1/2 weeks! And we're starting to show, as well as feel movement every once in a while. 

Well I guess that's it for now... hope all is well with each and every one of you!