Wednesday, April 25, 2012

27 Weeks

I was complaining to my OB that last pregnancy I got an ultrasound every other week and now with this baby I only get ONE!! So I said..."how can I see my baby again?" She said insurance only covers one unless there is a reason for another. Then she said..."well, you are measuring kind of on the big side so lets put that down for our reason for an ultrasound"  I was super happy to get another ultrasound. But measuring on the big side isn't really something to be excited about :0( Boo!

So we had another ultrasound this week. Baby is doing great!!! Weighing in at approximately 2lbs. 11oz.  The tech said that it is measuring almost two weeks ahead of schedule! Thank you! for giving me a little bit of a reason for being "on the big side" haha. Maybe I will deliver a couple weeks early. Here's to hoping! (A 40 week pregnancy seems like a lifetime when you've only ever been to the 33 week mark. haha) Here is a picture of our precious baby.

So I finally downloaded a bump pic in a timely manner. So here is my week 26 bump.

How far along? 27 weeks
Total weight gain: See my answer from previous survey :0)
Maternity clothes? Everything Maternity (Except a few lounging clothes)
Stretch Marks? No new ones
Sleep: Pretty good! Much better than last pregnancy, that's for sure
Best moment this week: Getting to see the baby!
Miss Anything? Having enough energy to clean my entire house in one day
Movement: Lots and Lots.
Food cravings: Ice Cream and Milk. (haha, probably the main reason why I don't answer question #2!)
Gender: ????
Labor Signs: A few BH here and there. Mainly when I'm super hot. And boy has it been hot here lately. And I've got to make it to July! EEKK!
Symptoms: Heartburn! (pretty much a norm for me morning, noon and night)
Belly Button in or out? in
Wedding rings on or off? on
Looking forward to: Working on and finishing the boys room and moving them out of the nursery! (So I can then start decorating the nursery for the new baby)

Lets end this post with something funny!  Here is a lovely ba-donk-a-donk picture of Vincent. (Picture taken shortly after a few grunting noises from him and a slightly red face) 

Junk in the Trunk!

Monday, April 16, 2012

My Boys Are Back!!

Excuse me, while I complain....just a tad....
So after surviving the flu in January, we got a second round of it last week.  Starting Thursday with Landen, then me, then Ryan.  And with the disruption of the schedule due to the flu, my boys were NOT themselves. My sweet boys went somewhere, and in their place were a couple of whining, crying, fit throwing babies!  I can now say after 15 months of life, I have had a "dear Jesus, give me patience" type of mommy moment. This was saturday afternoon. The boys always, and I mean ALWAYS take a 1.5 hr nap in the morning and then go down again at 2:30 for a 2 hour afternoon nap. They have always been schedule babies. And they have always followed their schedule pretty consistently. (this keeps me sane :0) ) At 2:30 I put them to bed.........3:00 still noises coming from the room, goofing off, throwing pacifiers and lovies out of their crib. 3:30 still hear talking from the room. FINALLY by 4:00 the room is quiet. 4:30 they are AWAKE!! AHHH! I knew we were in trouble. They maybe slept a full 30 minutes.  I gave them their afternoon milk and crackers and bam it started. Instead of playing nicely like they usually do, they were both MAD! rolling around screaming and crying.  I was trying to console them, but they were both mad and wouldnt' let me hold them. All I could do was just watch them. I was on the verge of tears. Helpless and frustrated.  What happened  to my sweet boys? because these two monsters were NOT them. Yes, in the past year, I've had my moments of being flustered, trying to do too many things at one time and not being able to, or feeling overwhelmed; but never have I been at my wits end. I don't usually complain, because honestly I think raising twins hasn't been hard at all. busy, yes. but not hard. At that moment, I just wanted to throw in the "mom towel" and give up!  Sunday was a little better but they were still a little off schedule. By today they were back on schedule and they are back to being the sweet, playful boys I know. My Boys are Back!! Hallelujah!

My Sister in law made a few requests:
1. video of the boys walking
2. a bump pic
3. what the gender of the baby is

1. Here is a video I got of the boys walking.  You get a little glimpse of Vincent babbling. He is starting to "talk" more and more. And the video ends with them looking out their favorite window.

2. I'm working on getting a bump pic. I will post one soon. promise.

3. I will tell you the gender in 3 months and 3 days!!! (Sorry Heather....You have to wait ;0) )

We have been enjoying the spring afternoons, swinging in the swings on the back patio and watching baseball in the evenings.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Spring Has Sprung!!

To get our backyard ready for hosting Easter this year, Ryan and I took boys to the nursery to pick out some flowers and a few plants (to replace the ones that didn't survive the winter) and had a yard work afternoon. Which believe me...being 6 months pregnant is a back breaker!!! We moved the boys' play-yard outside and they LOVED playing under the patio roof. Ryan kept telling them to enjoy it, because in a few years THEY would be the ones doing the yard work! HA!

My sister, Holly and Bro-in-law Stephen hosted a little family Easter dinner saturday night because they were headed out for a mini vacay right after Easter Sunday service the next day. We enjoyed a yummy dinner with just the Rollemas! (Minus Jess' family....we missed you guys.)

Uncle Stephen and V

Auntie Holly and V
My parents gave the boys bouncy balls for Easter. They are the perfect size!! And when I say they LOVE them....that is an understatement!! They LOVE LOVE LOVE them!!

Landen and his bouncy ball
Vincent having a good time

Both of the boys loved playing with Grammie's necklace.

Grandpa and V
On Sunday we had all of Ryan's family over for Easter. We had BBQ and an easter egg hunt.  It was so fun watching the boys. They didn't quite know what they were supposed to do....but it didn't take them long to figure out that those eggs opened and there was something fun inside!!

(just a side is VERY HARD to get two one year olds to look AND smile at the camera, at the same time!)

Their hair was nice for church in the morning.....and then naps happened :)

Landen says "what do have there Vincent?"

Auntie Candice took Landen around the yard searching for eggs. And I took Vincent around but he was pretty content with his one egg.

Auntie Candice & Landen

Mommy and Vincent

"Look what I have!!"

 Landen had to check out all the eggs cousin Ethan had collected!

Mommy Moment:

So you know how people say that kids grow up so fast. Can't we just freeze time or slow it down?! I'm anxious for my boys to learn and experience new things but here are THREE things that have me saying "How did they grow up soooo fast?!?!" 

1. The past few weeks the boys have pretty much perfected walking. WALKING!

2. This morning I went down to a local charter school to put them on the waiting list for Kindergarten! KINDERGARTEN!! (Ryan and I can't afford to send them to a private school so I'm trying to get them into a small charter school. Kids are on the waiting list as early as a week old! So believe it or not, I'm a little behind getting them on the list, even though they are only one!) We are praying the Lord will guide us to the right school for our babies.

and 3. The boys have graduated to BIG BOY carseats!! They love the fact that they aren't crammed into those infant carriers anymore and they can see where we are going! again....How did they get so big!??!