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!