Sunday, September 25, 2011

And you thought twins were rough...

This proud Momma has 11 little piglets to look after -- Whew! Newborn pigs courtesy of our local farmer's market.

Wren also painted her nails this weekend in the spirit of gender-guessing. I opted for toenails instead :) 

Pic of us last night at the babies first concert -- our friend had a house concert. The babies LOVED it! Make sure you check out the band -- Mama's Black Sheep!

~Finch and Wren

Friday, September 23, 2011

25 Weeks

Hello friends in Blogland!

Sharing some photos of Wren's 25 week belly shot. I think she looks absolutely gorgeous and I grow to love her and our babies everyday. I tell her all the time what an amazing, strong baby-maker she is, because I will tell you -- being pregnant is not for sissies!

We have been working hard around the house completing projects before the little birds arrive. Last week we bought a mini-fridge for the nursery. After putting it there, we decided it completely throws off the fung shui of the room. So now we have to rethink placement of it, and might have to hide it in the closet. Another favorite purchase is a new coffee maker -- not just any coffee maker, a BREW STATION :) I adore coffee and our old machine has been down the past few weeks. Needless to say, I have been enjoying my mornings at home the past few days!

These pictures were taken last night before our date. We always have date night on Thursdays or Fridays. We both look forward to it so much. With our opposite work schedules, it's so nice to have an evening of just us to sit down and talk about our week. Last night, we went to a new favorite little restaurant the next town over, a small, eclectic, organic/hippie, vibrant university town. This is sort of an "anything goes" town. So we strolled threw the streets holding hands in our own little world. When all of the sudden we hear "Hey there mommies!!!!!" Across the street, I see an old friend coming out of a class waving us down. It was a very cool moment :)  Just to hear the word "mommies" coming out of someone else's mouth -- it puts everything into perspective. We enjoyed an outstanding dinner with great conversation! With breakups seeming to surround us (both real and virtual friends), we realize we need to enjoy these moments and work hard to keep them.

Wishing you all a great weekend!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

24 weeks with TWINS

It has been way too long since we have posted.   This week we are 24 weeks along.
The babies have been kick, kick, kicking all day long and especially around 9pm at night.
  • Finch made a "Twin play list" for them and put on my Ipod so they have been listening daily to a variety of music from our wide genre of all time favorites....Indigo Girls, Dixie Chicks, Eva Cassidy, Pink, John Legend, Frank Sinata, James Taylor, Billie Holiday, KD Lang, Alicia Keys, George Gershwin, Dave Matthews, Ella Fitzgerald, Ray LaMontagne and Diana Krall just to name a few.
  • Our last full body ultrasound was at 22 weeks and the babies were 1 lb 2oz and 1 lb 3oz, a week ahead of schedule.  Their heartbeats have changed and Baby A is now 122 and Baby B is at 144.
  • We had a new ultrasound tech and before we could even say hello - she walks in the room and says, "So you're having a boy and a girl, right?" We looked at her and I said, "Gosh, we have no idea because we aren't planning on finding out!" She said, "oh, ok, I will stay away from those areas so you don't get a peek."  WTF!  So we aren't sure if she looked at the chart before she walked in the room or if she was just trying to make conversation. Either way - she is an idiot! 
  • I have developed terrible sciatic and S1 pain on my left side. I started physical therapy 2 weeks ago after I woke up and couldn't walk down the stairs until I iced my left hip.  Finch to the rescue - she got me an ice pack and then helped me get dressed because I could barely lift my left leg without screaming in pain.   Needless to say it looks like the chiropractor and now the physical therapist will be getting lots of business from us until we deliver. 
  • We bought 2 new chocolate brown recliners - one for our bedroom for me to nurse in (with the twin breastfeeding pillow) and one downstairs in our living room for us to rock in and enjoy during the daytime. I must admit I have been sleeping in it for the first half of the night. Our bed does not have good support and I can barely walk in the morning if I sleep in the bed all night long.
  • Finch has been a rock star getting our house "projects" done - moved the bookshelves to the basement, installed a new shelf in the laundry room, put up 2 new fire alarms, cleaned out the summer flower pots to get us ready for FALL mums :)
  • Finch's employer will not allow her to use her SICK leave for maternity leave. She can only use her personal and vacation time which is extremely frustrating.  We have contacted a local employment lawyer to find out more about what legal rights she has regarding leave time since our State (WV) does not recognize our marriage license from Massachusetts.  to be continued.... 
Last but certainly not least....a few pictures to share with you.... we finished decorating the walls in the nursery today :)  Love our Woodland Animals theme!

Wren - 24 week "bump" - I looks like I am carrying a baby dinosaur! :)

New Nursery design with a crib on each side of the room

Mr. Bear, Baby Bear, Mr. Owl and their Zebra friend sitting on top of the bookshelf

This was my mirror when I was a little girl - so blessed to be able to use in our twin nursery!
2 birds of a feather flock together.....

The tree in the corner where the glider will be going

Crib #1

Crib #2