Monday, December 31, 2007

32 Weeks

I haven't written in a while....I have been lazy, actually uncomfortable. It's getting closer and closer to my due date. Only 4-5 weeks left, not that I am counting down. The past few weeks have been noticibly more difficult. My belly has grown quite a bit (I'll post some pics today), therefore I am not sleeping as well and walking around and doing housework has become quite difficult.

I went to my dr. appt last week (thursday) and my belly measured 41 weeks-ouch! I gained another 2 pounds, 28 pounds so far, which is very good. I guess I have genetics to thank for that:) My blood pressure was a bit high, but nothing unusual. My glucosomine testing came back fine also. I am now going to the dr. every week now until the babies are born. My next ultrasound is on Jan. 10th.

I have everything I need right now for the babies. The nursery is complete and now I am just patiently waiting for the babies arrival!! I can't wait! They have been moving so much lately. I actually felt a whole outline of a foot last week. It was so exciting. The little boy's foot is up in my ribs, so every once in while I can feel the outline of it. The little girl is still breach.

Christmas was nice. We spent it in Ellensburg with Travis's family. It was nice and relaxing. I was just thinking......last year at this time we were in Rome:) Oh, I miss the red wine and pizza. I already know what I am eating for my first meal after giving birth.....since I have had to go 9 months without raw fish, I am getting the Ahi Tuna plate from Sen, a Japanese restaurant in Ellensburg.

Tonight is New Year's Eve, we are going over to Travis's sister's house. I can't believe that 2008 is only a day away. I promised myself that 2007 would be a good year and it was!! We traveled a bit and most importantly, got pregnant with twins. I already know that 2008 is going to be even more better. We have a lot up our sleeves and I can't wait to venture into the new year. I can't believe I am going to be a mom:)

Well, I am off.....I am going to make cookies today. Monster cookies, a recipe from Paula Deen (I watch A LOT of food network). They are my favorite. I will probably bring most of them over to Travis's dad so I don't eat them all.

I hope everyone has fun tonight and good luck in the New Year!!!!
XOXO Katie

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

The best way to go shopping!

Travis and I went to Costco this weekend and it's so hard for me to walk for a long time, so we had this great idea. It worked so good:)

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Dr. Appt.

Today I had another Dr. appt. I had to have my gestational diabetes testing done, which I am sure will come out fine, since I haven't gained a lot of weight. I have been getting really bad heartburn, so it's hard to eat a lot of food. I have to take out any fried and spicy food of my diet, which will help it.

My belly measured 40 weeks!!! Full term for just one baby!! However, I still have 6-7 weeks left. I can't believe it's gone by so fast. My dr. said that I am doing GREAT, which makes me feel so good:) No swelling and I feel good, besides the heartburn. He doubts I'll make it out of January without having the babies, which is fine by me because I am ready to be done.

Travis came with me again. He loves to go. Last night we had a birthing class and he was a little annoyed because there was a UFC fight on TV he wanted to watch. He pouted a little, but you actually learn quite a bit at these classes.

Anyways, not much to update everyone on. We are just hanging in there, waiting for the day to come! I am so excited!

Monday, December 10, 2007

Crib Pictures

Yesterday we worked on the nursery all day. We almost have it done, just a few more things we need to add. I am going to put shelving up on each side of the windows to put picture frames and other little keepsakes. I also have to get some baskets for the changing table. I ordered wooden letters for their names that will go above their beds. We are also going to be adding shelves in the closet, so we can be more organized. So far it's all coming together! It's exactly what I pictured in my head for what I wanted my nursery to look like.

29 Weeks Belly Pics-Only 6-7 weeks to go!!

I am getting bigger and bigger!!! I can't believe it's almost over!

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Ultrasound Appt.

Today we had another ultrasound. It went well. The babies are measuring perfect. The boy is a little bigger than the girl, but not by much. The boy is head down, but the girl has moved and is feet down. Hopefully in the next month she'll turn around again bc I really don't want to have a C-section. Oh well, I have to do whatever is best for the baby.

We saw a really good shot of the boys face....he's so cute! We saw both feet, 10 toes on each baby!! The dr. said that the boy has really long legs. I told Travis that he did not get that from him!! But of course for the 3rd time, Travis had the Dr. make sure that he was a boy. I swear, he's absolutely terrified that both babies are going to come out girls. He's so funny about it.

The babies are getting so big that everything is hard to decipher what body part is what in the ultrasound. So far, they are both estimated to be about 2.5 pounds each. That means that they will most likely double in weight before they are born in the next 8 weeks and that I am going to get bigger and bigger and bigger and bigger. I already feel huge. My ribs are so sore right now bc all my organs are pushed up inside them. I feel like I have been punched in the ribs. The babies are sitting right on my bladder, so I pee every 20 minutes. Getting out of bed or up to answer the phone is a huge accomplishment. I am just so uncomfortable.

Anyways, Travis tells me that I am glowing and that I am the prettiest I've ever been. That was such a nice compliment. He's so funny because he has a new nickname for my belly every week. He's been great and I know that he's going to be such a great dad! I can't wait for my family to be complete in just 8 weeks. It's crazy bc I feel like it's gone by so fast! I can't wait for them to come. The anticipation is killing me.

The birthing class went well last night. The 2 hours surprisingly went by really fast. Since we started 1/2 through the classes, last night we learned about the drugs you can have during labor, the tools that they use to help get the baby out (forseps, vaccum, etc.), the epidural needle (ouch), c-section, car seat safety and we toured the birthing center at the hospital.

That's about it!!!

I hope everyone is doing well!!

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Birthing Classes

Yea, tonight we start our birthing classes!! From 6:30-8:30pm-Travis is just thrilled!! It'll be interesting and hopefully we'll learn a lot!!

Yesterday I had my maternity pictures taken. I think they'll turn out really good??? I took a bunch in the studio by myself, then Travis came and we took some in the studio, then we went outside to the park and took some more with just us and then some with the dogs!! They were such good models! We go and look at them on Monday at 6pm. I am excited to pick out the ones I want bc they can photoshop ANYTHING I want!! Yea!

Our next ultrasoud is tomorrow. I am excited. I just LOVE ultrasounds. I know things are going well bc the babies don't ever stop moving!! They just twist and turn all day and all night!!

Well, that is it. Today I am going to relax and watch the rest of season 4 of The O.C. and do laundry. I'll let everyone know how the ultrasound goes......


Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Maternity Pictures

Today I am going to get my maternity pictures taken. I am so excited!! I hope they turn out good! Also, Travis and I have another ultrasound on Thursday!!! I LOVE ultrasounds.

I am soooooooo tired today. I couldn't sleep last night. I was just thinking about everything and how much my life will change, all the things I still need, questions I had for my Dr., etc. My mind was just racing! Plus, the whole sleeping situation isn't comfortable anymore. Miss Lily and Lucy think that the bed is theirs and they take up so much room for little 7 lb. dogs, leaving Travis and I totally uncomfortable. I can only sleep on my side, which makes my shoulder hurt and I have to have a pillow inbetween my legs. Lucy sleeps in the middle of us and if you move her while she is sleeping, she'll growl at you. It's acutally quite funny. And Travis snores. So, finally I moved to the couch and watched episodes of the OC Season 4. Then finally I went back to bed and slept until 9am. However, I am still so tired and I need to take those pictures today. Thank god I put lots of self tanner on look somewhat alive.

So, my doorbell just rang and of course Lily flipped out, anyways, my mattresses for the cribs came today!! I am so excited!! Now, I pretty much have everything for the nursery. My mom, sister and Alison are coming on Saturday to paint the room and then we'll get the furniture in on Sunday. I can't wait for it to be complete!!

I have my baby shower in Ellensburg on Saturday. I am really excited for it......I can't wait!!

Anyways, I'll put some belly pics up this afternoon.

OH......the snow is melting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Lily, Lucy and myself are all very excited for this!! We all hate the snow! Travis spent forever shoveling it all day on Sunday, then my Monday, most of it was gone....kinda funny, hee hee!!!

XOXO, Katie and the Twinies!!!

Baby Shower Pics November 18th.

The other blanket that Alayna made.
My sister, Alayna, made these blankets. They are absolutely adorable and I want to use them for myself:) The presentation of the drinks. SO cute!
Alison and I
This is a picture of me opening gifts. My stepmother, Maureen, is next to me.
This is the bedding for the boy.
Here is a pic of the bedding that my mom made. The bed skirt is striped and the bumper and quilt are polka dot. They turned out amazing. I can't wait to set up the cribs!!
Another pic of the wreaths.
Bergen and Heather!
Bergen and Shannon!
My girlfriend Dee made these "Diaper Wreath's" They were such a thoughtful and creative gift. It was the first time she had ever made them. I don't know how I am going to be able to take the diapers off to actually use them.
This is Sophia Bichon Miller, Carrie's daughter. She had her party dress on. She's very social and loves showers!
My mom, and our good family friends, Lisa and Amber Harris
My girlfriends, Lauren and Cindy!
So, when I got pregnant I told myself that, "I was not going to wear pregnancy jeans!" Well, I changed my mind.....they are the most comfortable pants ever!!!
Carrie and I. Carrie was the one of the hostess's of the baby shower. It was at her house in West Seattle. She did such a wonderful job to make it so special!!

Me and the food at the baby shower.
My mom made this "Diaper Cake" for me. It's made out of 150+ diapers. It's so cute, I don't know how I am going to take it apart to acutally use the diapers.