Friday, August 29, 2008

Pictures from Nebraska

Megan, the horse whisperer. She wasn't scared at all. I think this is the horse she named Ruby.
Dad and the miniature donkey.
Isn't he cute?

Jason's new friend, Jake.
Do you see how big this horse is? As tall as Jason!
Quote from Jenny: "I'm not cut out for life on the farm."
2008 Christmas picture? What do you think?
Back in Campbell at the family reunion. My Grandma with just some of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. There are tons of us! My mom has 8 brothers and sisters.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

How cute is this?

I love when boys hold babies!

Andy, Scott, Jill and Avery came for a visit last weekend. The boys played golf both Saturday and Sunday morning. It was kind of a practice run having a baby in the house. Avery did so well, and we had fun playing with her.

Sorry I didn't take any pictures of the adults. Just the cute baby!

20 Weeks

Here is the 20 week picture. Jason had to go into work early this morning so I had to take it myself. There is really no hiding the bump now. At home I just let it hang out. I'll walk by Jason and he will touch it and kinda snicker. Its cute!

There wasn't a 19 week picture because we were driving back from Nebraska. I thought it would be funny to take the picture with a field of corn in the background, but we never got around to it.

Speaking of corn... (you don't here that phrase everyday)... Nebraska is known for its corn and at two different meals, while in Nebraska, fresh corn on the cob was served. Both times before we started eating, my Dad said "Girls, you've never had sweet corn like this before." Like we had never been to Nebraska or tasted its delicious corn! I think he's proud of his roots!

The trip to Nebraska was a good one. My mom was on top of making us stop every two hours while driving so that I could get out and walk around. This made for a longer trip, but it was nice to be able to stretch our legs.

I love it at my grandma's house because there are always cousins, aunts and uncles coming and going. Its very laid back and relaxed. One day I didn't even take a shower, and I am totally okay with that! And the food! Oh my goodness, the food! My grandma and Aunt Sheila never stopped cooking for us. It was all so good. I'll never forget Jason's face when I told him that fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy were on the menu! MMmmm! I'm getting hungry!

We also drove up to the farm that my Dad grew up on. My horse whisperer sister, Megan, wanted to walk out to the pasture to pet the horses. Jenny and I were scared at first because some of the horses were giant. But, they were all nice. And there was a miniature donkey that Jason became friends with. He named him Jake. I'll have to get pictures from my sister to post.

What is wrong with this picture?

That would be ice cream... in the refrigerator! The best ice cream ever, by the way! I'm almost mad that Lara and JenHowe ever told me about it.

I know what you are thinking! Sara is continuing to lose her mind as the babies suck all intelligence from her brain. Well, that may still be true, but this time it was Jason who had "placenta brain!" I saw him grab a few spoonfuls last night before heading to bed and then this morning I found this. So sad! It was a brand new pint that I got last night at HEB.

Good thing I buy them two at a time!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

18 weeks

I made Jason take the second belly shot this morning before work. Looks pretty much the same as 17 weeks. I can tell pants are getting even tighter though.

Now, some of you know that I am a little bit of a blog stalker. I sometimes read friend's of friend's blogs, people I don't even know. Well, I was reading one blog this morning of someone who is 15 1/2 weeks pregnant. She started it by saying that she could feel her baby kick. So I think "great, I'm 3 weeks ahead of her, have two babies inside of me, and have felt nothing." There was one flutter around 13 weeks or so, but that may have been too early to feel anything. And Jason likes to tell me it was just gas!

Other pregnant women and moms have told me that it feels like a flutter, butterflies flying around in your tummy, or like someone is blowing bubbles in a glass of water.

So I continue reading on this random person's blog... "I have felt Little One kicking me consistently today ... tiny kick after tiny kick! Feels just like it did with Blake ... like little muscle spasms. I never had the "fluttering" sensation that some moms feel."

OMG! ME TOO!! My stomach muscles have been twitching like crazy! Except it wasn't my muscles twitching, it was babies kicking! And it even happens when people told me it would, at night when I lay down to go to sleep. I just figured it was from all the crunches I constantly do! That was a joke! (Jason tries to tell me its not a joke if I have to explain to people that it is!)

So, yeah, I felt the babies move! Pretty cool!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Do These Shoes Match My Dress?

Look what I wore to work today! I'm an idiot! I wear these awesome flip flops around the house all the time. I wear them outside to play fetch with the dog, and when Lola steps on my foot with muddy paws I just wear them into the shower to get them clean. I LOVE them!
I decided to wear a dress to work today so that I felt pretty on my birthday! I was still wearing these flips with my dress when I walked into the bathroom to curl my hair. And I guess when I was done I just walked right out the door with them still on my feet!

We were driving to work before I noticed. It was 8:03! There was no turning back! I explained what I did to the people in my office and tried to stay behind my desk most of the morning. I was able to run home at lunch time and make the switch.

I could blame this on "placenta brain" again, but its actually not the first time I've done it. I wore them to Ft. Worth once for Samina's couples shower. We had to stop by a Target before the party started!

So, its official! I'm just an idiot!
**Note** I wrote this post on Tursday, Aug 7th, but my memory card disk drive decided not to work on my computer at home.

The First of the Belly Pics

Today I am 17 weeks pregnant. I decided I would participate in the belly pictures even though I'm not really trilled with the idea. But, I had to remind myself that this could quite possibly be my only pregnancy and I should try to document it well. And maybe I should have started earlier and submitted a before picture, but I've pretty much always had a belly, way before this pregnancy began. Its just impossible to suck it in now! And its not quite as jiggly as it used to be!

So here it is. We'll see how good I am at remembering to take them each week! 25 days until G-Day (gender day)!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Jason and I went to our 16 week appointment yesterday afternoon. We didn't have to wait very long in the waiting room again, so that was nice. The nurse took us back to one of the exam rooms, and we sat down. She gave me the cup that I needed to pee in, but said that she thought someone was in the bathroom and that I should wait just a second. A couple minutes later Jason heard someone come out so it was my turn. When I walked into the bathroom I noticed that the toilet seat was up. I thought that was strange, but figured that someones husband must have had to use the bathroom. My mind started wondering how someone could feel comfortable enough in a doctor's office to leave the seat up. I mean its not like that bathroom looks anything like a bathroom at someones home. Boys are just so forgetful. So I put the seat down and went to the bathroom.

In the toilet. Not in the cup. When I realize what I had done, I cut it off and catch literally two drops in the cup. Great! So I stand up and wait a few seconds and try to go again. Nothing. I stand up again and do a little shimmy shake to try and move the process along. Maybe two more drops. I give up at this point and decide to go back to the room. I was worried that Jason would start worrying that something was wrong if I was gone too long.

I take my 4 drops of pee into the room and tell Jason what happened. He was so embarrassed of me! It was funny. "That is like your only job when we are here." I just laughed and said I would try again in a few minutes. I'm a peeing machine these days so I wasn't worried.

5 minutes later I decide to give it another go. As I left, Jason said if the doctor came while I was gone that he would just tell him that I was having trouble going. I said "No, don't tell him that. He will think I have a real problem." He was too embarrassed to admit what I had really done. I may have gotten a few more drops that time so I decided to just fess up!

When Dr. Moore walked in I told him that I forgot to pee in the cup and that I would try again after the appointment. He said that was fine and blamed it on my "placenta brain!" I looked at Jason and said "Seeeeeee!" just like a little kid would do!

Now, onto the actual appointment. So far at every appointment (both of them) we have gotten an ultrasound to check in on the babies and see their little heartbeats. We were hoping that the trend would continue and maybe we would get a peek at the genders too. Dr. Moore did do another ultrasound, and I was more than trilled to get to see our little avocados (that is how big they are this week), but he said that he wouldn't even try to guess at this point. He said our official ultrasound would be at the next appointment. I'm thinking that the ultrasound machine he uses and the "official" ultrasound machine are a bit different.

First we saw Baby A (A is always the one on bottom). Baby A was somewhat head down and looked so cute. Baby B was above Baby A and kinda over to my right side. Baby B was moving around like crazy in there. Their feet were pointed toward each other. I asked if Dr. Moore thought they would switch places. He said it wasn't likely. So Baby A will always be Baby A and Baby B will always be Baby B from now on. We just need to find out who will be what!

Oh, I remembered to ask for a print out and I'll scan it and post it as soon as I get a chance. Its really hard to make anything out. It is a little easier on the live screen that we get to see in the office.

At our very first appointment (when we found out about the twins), Dr. Moore mentioned something about the possibility of a c-section. In all the excitement that day, I didn't think all that much about it, so I wanted to ask for clarification. Basically he said I would probably have a c-section because of the risk involved for Baby B. If I were to deliver naturally, after Baby A came out, Baby B could flip around and be breech or the change in pressure could cause some damage to the placenta. Or something like that. So I need to prepare for a c-section. And that kinda freaks me out. I don't do well with incisions. My Mom loves to tell the story about when I turned white as a ghost after sneaking a peak at Megan's incision after knee surgery. And the thought of being awake during all of that freaks me out too. But, tons of women have done it and I can do it too.

So we had another good appointment. And I have to wait FOUR MORE WEEKS to find out what they are. September 2nd.... that's the big day!

Oh, and I may have gained 9 pounds. YIKES!