Monday, September 25, 2006

More Nursery Pics

Here are some additional nursery pics of the mural. I was having trouble downloading them the other day. You can see a more detailed view of the monkey and bird in the tree as well as the second giraffe. The plan is to put the boys cribs where the giraffes are.

The boys were very active while I was at work today. I could sit there all day long and never get tired of the kicks and punches. I swear I feel like everyday is Christmas morning. I love these little guys so much already...I just can't get enough of them!

Saturday, September 23, 2006

22 week update

All the loot for the twins from our shopping spree.

My favorite outfit.

The nursery is slowly coming together. No furniture yet but the mural is complete.

Changing table from Nanny and Papa Guitar. Thank you!

Yesterday Jared and I went on a mini-shopping spree at Old Navy for the boys. We cleared out what they had at Lakeside and today Kevin and I emptied out what they had at the Rochester store. All of their end of the season baby stuff was on major markdown so we stocked up on summertime clothes for the boys. You can see from the picture above that we bought just about everything they had, the deals that they had were just too good to pass up. We bought a pair of sandals for them for 49 cents! Some of the shirts were only 1.50! We even got them their first pair of swim trunks.

My parents recently purchased the changing table for us so after we got home from shopping Kevin put that together. The nursery is starting to take shape, but it will probably be another month or two till their furniture comes in. When that gets here we will be all set because all the painting and the mural has been completed.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Twin Etiquette

Blankets from Bryan, Sheri, Cameron and Caleb our wonderful next door neighbors.

Little toys for the twins carseats from Maggie, my co-worker, but more importantly dear friend

Not that I don't love talking or thinking about the twins every minute of the day because I really do, but one question that is absolutely going to drive me to the edge is....."Do twins run in your family?" Now granted not everyone reads this blog, we only passed it on to our nearest and dearest, so not everyone is fully aware of our situation but JEEZUS PEOPLE! Twins aren't always genetic and in our case they definitely weren't but everytime I get asked this I just want to crawl out of my skin. Like Kevin says "It makes me sweat like a whore in church". Generally I just play the dumb card and say things like, "maybe... we're not sure, or I don't think twins always run in families".

You don't know how many times I've envisioned myself wanting to say "No, they don't run in our family but if you see your local reproductive endocronologist they're passing them out like candy." I'll have to try that at least once with a stranger, its evil I know but I'd love to see their reaction. I know its well intentioned but I can't help feeling so frustrated by it because it happens daily and it happens everywhere we go. It seems to have replaced the the other dreaded question I seemed to face daily before gettting pregnant and that was "When do you think you'll have kids?" Oh well, like I said I'll talk about the boys till the cows come home so I guess I shouldn't complain.

Many of you must sense the overwhelming urge I have to want to tell everyone what the boys names will be because you are putting the pressure on me to spill the beans. I won't tell, I won't tell, I won't tell, I won't tell....I just have to keep repeating that to myself. Since I REALLY won't tell here is a list of our names that we like but didn't pick just so you can get a sense of our "naming style." Being responsible for naming another human being is a lot of pressure, you've got to cover all your angles and try to anticipate what names might have dirty, silly, or otherwise bizzare nicknames attached to them. For instance I like the name Peter, but OBVIOUSLY that's out of the question. We also really like the name Isaac, but we named our first dog that we had for a week that, and who wants to be the twin that was named after the family dog. We did consider it for quite some time though banking on the assumption that most people would not remember until I asked my 7 yr. old nephew if he remembered what we named our first dog and he did. So here they are in the order that we liked them...the Edgars that never were or are to be:

1. To be announced sometime in late Dec./ early Jan.
2. To be announced sometime in late Dec./early Jan.
3. Isaac
4. Xander/Zander (not sure how we'd spell it)
5. Xavier
6. Ethan
7. Aiden (moreso a Kevin pick) these two tie
7. Dominic (moreso a me pick)
8. Caden
9. Mason

Saturday, September 16, 2006

The Babies' Nursery

This week Grandma Merris began working on painting a mural in the boys' nursery. Kevin's room as a child was always painted with characters by his mom so the two of them have been anticipating this for years. It really means a lot to him that his mother is now doing it for his children. Our bedding is sorta a jungle theme so she has taken the animals off of that and painted them on the walls. It's not complete yet but we wanted to share the pictures since so many of you have heard us talking about it. We are very lucky to have a Grandma that just so happens to paint children's murals. We really appreciate all the time and energy she has put into this, it looks great!

We had a dr.'s appointment today so we got to see our little guys again. Everything is continuing to go well, both babies have the proper amount of fluid surrounding them and all is well with me. We are feeling lots of movement now but one twin seems to be much more active than the other. Our dr. explained that the twin that doesn't seem so active has an anterior placenta that acts as kind of a buffer for his kicks. So its not that he isn't moving around as much as his brother, its just that I can't feel him as much. We were relieved to hear that. I love when I can feel them move around and kick, it just makes me smile and giggle every time.

The dr. measured my belly for the first time today. I am currently 21 weeks along, but my belly measures at 28 weeks! Our dr. kinda chuckled and said that would explain my back pain and difficulty sleeping, I'm the size of a pregnant women almost 2 months ahead of me. Our next appointment will be in 3 weeks and we will have another detailed ultrasound to find out how big the boys are and make sure they are developing properly.

Saturday, September 09, 2006

20 Week Belly Pic

20 week belly picture....this one is for you Danielle! Bethany told me you made a request!
Oiy, its getting big! These little aliens have invaded my belly.

Tool t-shirts for the twins from Uncle Jared. Props to Uncle Jared, he ironed on the patches himself! For those who don't know, "Tool" is Kevin's favorite band. He's quite obbsessive about them.
I was joking about someone having the time to try and unscramble the letters to the boys names, but Grandma Merris decided to give it a go. Here are some of the names she came up with:
NNEEAAJROSKD Are these for both names and are all the letters used?
It looks like she may have added a letter or two in case we really did leave a letter or two out. Damnit she got it, Son and Nose are the names we picked out for the twins. We thought they were quite unique....sorta like Apple and Suri. Kevin has also suggested the idea of a "silent birth", I'm considering it.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Almost 20 week update

Just a are the twins names all mixed up. They may or may not be missing a letter or two in case someone has the time on their hands to try and figure it out! Forget about it!

Bean bag giraffe and zebra from Jodi and those guys are wierd looking! The animals, not you, Jodi and Jens!

This is the quilt from the bedding set that the twins will have. Grandma Merris will be painting a mural on the walls to match it. The bedding was an early shower gift from Grandma Merris and Grandpa Denny.

I love these little skater shoes! Kevin's mom purchased these for the twins as well as other tennis shoes and clothes.

Jean overalls from the McBride Family. After finding out the twins were boys my sister went on a shopping spree and bought us some really cute outfits!

The ever growing stash of baby stuff.

Sorry I haven't updated in a while. I'm back at work and unlike some government employee I know I do actually have to work when I'm there. There hasn't been too much going on except for all the shopping that we are doing and that has been done for us. Thanks to everyone for all the generous gifts, it means so much to us that so many people share in our excitement.

We have started to feel movement so that has been really exciting. Their kicks and punches feel like tiny bubbles on the inside and when Kevin is patient enough he can usually feel it as well. I've been really tired since returning to work and my legs and feet feel like I've ran a marathon by the end of the day. This Friday will be the 20 week mark for us. Technically it means we are halfway through the pregnancy but since they will most likely come early I think its safe to say we are more than halfway there.

As soon as we are able to move the existing furniture out of the nursery Grandma Merris will begin painting the nursery. I THINK we are done registering but it seems like everytime we go to Babies'r'us there is one more thing we forgot.