Wednesday, October 28, 2009

2nd Trimester...

So, with the twins, the first trimester was terrrible. I was so tired and sick. With this pregnancy, I've actually felt pretty good with just a few spells of nausea and I have had lots of energy. But, now I feel like I've been hit by a truck. I am so tired and I have had a stomach ache since yesterday. Not fun, especially when you have 2 little rugrats to run after....thank god they play with each other and stay entertained.

I had a dr. appt yesterday. I heard the heartbeat, which I forgot how amazing it is. It was such a strong little beater. Got weighed...which is my LEAST favorite part and I always make my appts in the morning, before I eat and wear leggings and a T, but 2 pounds crept on in the past 4 weeks. Oh well. Other than that, it's going good. I have yet to start show, but I am waiting. With the twinnies, I couldn't button my pants at this time, but obviously this one will be different, since there is only 1. But now when I button my pants, it just looks like I got muffin top, so I probably have a few more weeks left until I have to bring out the belly band.

I found myself looking at maternity colthes online at Gap today. I actually only bought a pair of jeans with the twinnies, so I've never bought any maternity clothes. I think I'll probably do the same thing I did last time, lots of leggings, sweats and sweaters. But, surprisingly, maternity clothes are pretty cute!! I like that the tops are super long.

I am still trying to figure out whether or not to find out the sex. Travis wants it to be a surprise, but I HATE surprises. I am one of those people who will still peak at Xmas presents, so waiting until birth to find out is a foreign concept to me, so we'll see. Ultimately, I think I have the decision. I have to carry it, give birth, breast feed, get up in the middle of the night, so of course I have the say. I might just find out and keep it a secret. Who knows..... It's so exciting.

The whole concept of having another baby has been hard to set in. I have my moments where I can't wait, like when I go visit baby Reece and he's the most precious little baby, but then other times when I think about being pregnant until May, that just seems like a really long time. The twinnies are at the age where it's getting easier, we can leave them with a sitter and they are so good, they take good naps, they sleep really good, they can communicate with us and then to go back to an infant is going to be a hard transisiton.

Anyways, that's my little update. I gotta feed the twinnies now, we have gymnastics at 10am.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Pumpkin Patch.

On Saturday, while Travis was hunting, the kids and I went to the pumpkin patch...yes, I did it by myself! Super Mom! The kids had fun, but it was super cold!!

So fun.
We've been hibernating, trying to steer clear from the H1N1 virus. I've been vaccinated, but we are still waiting for the twinnies shots. My dr. only has enough for his pregnant women and high-risk patients. Taking care of sick kids is the worst possible thing to go through!

Fun with Picnik

I have been playing around with this morning and I may have a new obsession.....It's hard to to get good smiling pics of the kiddos.
**I know, she's got a runny nose, but that's the norm these days.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Oldies but goodies...

I am such an avid shopper at pay the extra $80 to get amazon Prime shipping, where you don't have to pay for shipping and you get 2 day shipping at no extra cost. So, I am always getting books and dvds there. You can get used books for $2.99, as well as brand new DVDs for $9 or less. Tonight I ordered my fav 80's movies. I love all these movies so much and I remember watching them a million time....(Rachel Ingalls-I think we watched all these movies together every weekend in elementary school) Here are the ones I got today and I CAN'T wait to watch them!**this one actually doesn't come on dvd...totally bummed. This is orginally what I was looking for. It's vintage Mariska Hargitay and Courtney Thorne-Smith.
"We're the girls from Beverly Hills. 1 2 3 4, shopping is our greatest skill 5 6 7 8"

I could've bought all Bette Middler movies....beaches, ruthless people.

This movie is always on TV. I love it!!

I remember seeing this movie in the theater....long time ago.
So fun. I love 80's movies.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


I got the kiddos haircut today. They did a great job....after giving them lollipops. The outcome is a very handsome little man and beautiful little lady.
I know, she seems like she has a binky (they refer to them as "me me's) in her mouth at all times,'s because they are. I refer to them as plugs and it saves my sanity, so with that said, if they want to suck on those "me me's" forever, I'll let them, especially now that drinking wine is out of the question.

I cut all her cute little curls off in the back, but it needed to be cleaned up since she's only had her bangs cute. Now it's a little bob. I think I'll keep it like this, maybe a bit longer to go in pigtails.


Thank god, it's healthy. I want to eat this whole bowl.
Off to the grocery store I go.........

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Coffee Break?

Seriously? I am envisioning this to be me in about 10 months with my soy latte and US Weekly. Joking. This is waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay over the top. At least it's fashion saavy and strapless.


Cupcakes. I wish Ellensburg had a cupcake shop. I almost wish Sprinkles delivered to Ellensburg. I would seriously pay the ridiculous delivery charges. Since Travis's birthday is on Halloween, I may try test my craftiness techniques out and duplicate these as best as I can..... Or...I may just hop on a plane and head to New York to get Serendipity's Frozen Hot Chocolate or I can settle and actually buy the recipe online and make it at home to save myself the airfare.

This pregnancy is going to kill me. I think I'll go and throw my scale in the garbage.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

2nd time around.

Just a little info about the bomb I dropped a few days ago. It was just that. A bomb. Dropped. On me. A surprise and definately an unplanned pregnancy. I was on the kitchen floor crying, talking to my dr's nurse, while Cash was petting my head. "What the hell am I going to do?" I was thinking. The twins will be just 2 year and 3 months when the baby is born and what if there is 2 babies in there? All those thoughts were running through my head.

It had been a rough couple of months, healthwise for me, which mostly I am super healthy. I eat healthy, i take vitamins, i excersice regularly, i get sleep, and i hardly drink. Since July I had had the stomach flu (like the puking your guts out just days before my best friends wedding kind of stomach flu), then I had my first migraine (hell...double hell actually) and the the Parvo Virus (the worst and possibly the most annoying virus in history of virus's, which I am STILL recovering from), then just as I am getting my test results saying that my thyroid is normal, i don't have lupus and it's just a case of Parvo.....i think to myself....when was my last period? Then boom! I get the kids dressed and I run to Safeway. The checkout lady told me that she even hoped it wasn't positive for my sake. Come home and take 2 tests. My heart is beating and obviously they are positive. WHAT??

So, I got myself together and was fine after a few hours. Skip a to a few days later, my hair is falling out. Like the kind of shedding that happens after childbirth and I was actually researching wigs online. So, I do the drastic thing and call my hairdresser and go in and tell her to chop it all off. She thought I was crazy, which in this case, I probably was, and then she did it. CUT IT OFF. I like it, kinda. It'll grow. It's hair. Oh well. It's been over a month and has already gotten longer and it's not falling out anymore. Now I kinda know what Britney was feeling like.

Now.....I've gotten used to the idea of being pregnant. I have all the symptoms now. Peeing a million times, big boobs (which is nice bc mine were pretty non-existent prior to being knocked up), feeling sick (only happens in the morning before I eat), hungry ALL the time(as in craving everything, chocolate cake, mcdonalds, grilled cheese, however I do refrain myself), having the perfect skin (which I love!), long finger nails (lots of nail polishing w/all the new fall colors) and not feeling guilty about not excercising (I still do, i just don't run 6-7 miles, i do 4 and at a slower pace). Overall, it's been good so far.

I had my ultrasound and dr appt last week. There is only 1 baby (yea!!) and has a strong -heartbeat. I talked to my dr about having a c-section again (so much better, my opinion, bc I've never felt a contraction) and getting my tubes tied (NO MORE KIDS). He said I can schedule it at 38.5 weeks (hip hip hooray!) Dr. Larsen is the BEST Dr. ever! Love him. He's a family dr. so we go see him for everything.

Anyways, that's it so far. It'll be a long 28 weeks to go. One baby, it'll be a breeze. I have everything already, so I hardly have anything to get. This will be easy....hopefully!!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Twin Babies.

These are Presley's babies. The other day she wanted to put her diapers on the babies, so I am such a sucker and I bought her newborn diapers for her babies. This morning she took a black crayon and drew all over their heads. She's such a good mommy.

Pumpin Patch.

A few weekends ago, we ventured over to the pumpkin patch. The twinnies loved it. They picked out their pumpkins while wheeling around their wagons. Then, we went through the corn maze. Presley loved it, where as Cash had to be held by daddy the whole time. Presley is obsessed with corn on the cobb...she didn't get it that you couldn't actually eat this cobb.

My little ragamuffin...she through a fit right before we got here, so she pulled out her ponytail, she also had the neverending runny nose, but with that, she's still adorable!!

Presley led us through the corn maze. She loved taking charge and actually did a good job.

So sad, just look at those tears.

Playtime at the Park.

We spend many afternoons at the park playing. The kiddos love going down the slide 750 times. We took the dogs with us this time. Presley is obsessed with walking the dogs on the leash and is quite good at it. She could care less about the toys and she'd rather walk the dog.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Knocked UP!

Expecting Baby #3.....May 2010!!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Peanut Butter Cup Blondies....

As soon as the kids wake up, I am going to the store to make these. I am craving them. I want just one, so I make them, eat one, then bring them to my father-in-law, so I don't eat the whole batch. I have no will power.
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted, plus more, room temperature, for pan
1 cup packed light-brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled)
1 1/2 teaspoons coarse salt
1/4 cup each orange, yellow, and brown candy-coated chocolates (from a 12.6-ounce bag) or 8 Reese's peanut butter cups, removed from their wrappers and corasely chopped

Preheat oven to 350. Brush an 8-inch square baking pan with butter; line pan with parchment paper, leaving a 2-inch overhang on two sides. Butter paper.
In a large bowl, whisk together butter and sugars until smooth. Whisk in eggs and vanilla. Add flour and salt; stir just until moistened. Transfer batter to prepared pan and smooth top. Arrange candies or chopped peanut butter cups in 12 rows (2 rows per color, repeating once) on top of dough.
Bake until top of cake is golden brown and a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 45 to 50 minutes. Set pan on a wire rack and let cool completely. Using parchment overhang, lift cake from pan and transfer to a cutting board; cut into 16 squares. To store, keep in an airtight container at room temperature, up to 2 days.
Makes 16.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Halloween Costumes

Now that I have children, holidays are soooooo much better. Halloween is one of my favorites because seeing the little chickens all dressed up is just too fun and you can eat all their candy after.....

I spent forever trying to find the best little costumes for the twinnies....this is what I found.

Presley the pig and Cash the lion.

I can't wait for 10.31. It's also Travis's 31st birthday.

Oh, and don't forget these! Free shipping and I am always a sucker for personalization.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Two Little Peas.

If you look really close, you can see her little gap...she's got the "Gibson Gap". I love it. I love his butt chin and I love her gap. Such perfect little features, it makes me just want to eat them and squeeze them and smooch them all day long.

Costume Preview...

They will be the cutest little piggy and lion. EVER. PERIOD. I can't wait to take them trick or treating! We are trying to get one to say trick and the other one to say treat. Actually, secretly, I am excited to eat their candy!....hee hee.

A side binky is definately part of the outfit. I figure he'll probably be sucking on that thing until he's 18.....i just don't have the patience to take it away...judge me, i don't care.