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Friday, November 18, 2011

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Baby Stuff

My name is Lauren..and im obsessed with baby stuff.
I have a bad addiction at wanting stuff for them...and in the back of my mind I know that they will never know what I didnt get for them at this age.
My friend Katy had me loving consignment sells recently. We got lots of clothes hopefully for late spring and summer. It has been fun sorting through thier stuff and putting it in thier closet. I probably have been through thier stuff several times this week. At least the sales are now over until August.
I also need to start thinking about a walking stroller and high chairs. I just wish thier was some magic button to tell me which one is best for me. I get so many mixed opinions. There are certain things I want for my long term stroller: able to go on walks outside with and childen cup holders...and storage for the diaper bag. You would think with just 3 criteria it would be easy to find..but its not.
As for high chairs I cant decide between a floor standing one ..or table attaching kind.
These decisions are so complicated.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Our Boys @ 4 months

It has been a really long time since I blogged but I dont have a lot of time on my hands these day :).
The boys had thier 4 month appointment today and it went very well.
Jackson came in weighing 10.1 lbs and was 22.25 in long. Joshua came in weighing 9.3 lbs and was 22 inches long.
Thier 3rd month was a pretty exciting one for us.
*They started smiling at us for the first time and then started cooing and laughing. They are the most beautiful sights and sounds we've ever heard.
*They have also started to sleep almost through the night.
*Jackson has finally graduated to 0-3 month clothes and size 1 diapers.
*Joshua is still in Newborn diapers and clothes but it trying to catch up.
*They enjoy laying on the floor more often to kick thier legs around.
*We managed to get out of the house a couple of times this past month to go to a few stores and to visit grandparents.
* They still love thier pacifiers and are enjoying the new vanilla scented ones we got them.

The doctor said this month to lay them on the floor more often to practice rolling from side to side. He also said at 5 1/2 months to start feeding them cereal. Hes pleased with thier progress just wishes they would eat a bit more.

I have found that I love shopping for them but have to quit now haha. We started going to a few consignment sales to try and get some cheap things. The upcomming purchases will have to be high chairs and a walking stroller.

We feel blessed everyday to be thier parents.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010


Shutterfly is giving 50 free Christmas Cards to bloggers. I dont know when we will do cards or IF we will because it just depends on the babies. But anyway, here is what I need to share:
I think I would like a collage christmas card, they seem pretty. I've used Shutterfly in the past making photo books yearly since Adam and I got married. We also make a calendar each year. Their products always turn out so nice. I plan on making the babies birth announcements with them since they have some cute twin ones.
Here are some links below to the items we used in the past.
Cute cards:

Nicole...I borrowed some of your links :0 )....Ill see if this works.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

November 9th, 2010

Yes, November 9th, 2010 is our official delivery date at 8 am. We were excited to have it confirmed so we could officially count down.
I know I dont write on here as much as everyone would like and it will probaly will remain that way however everyone who reads this knows otherways to get information for how we are doing so please ask if you want to know something.

I have officially been in the hospital 5 weeks and 2 days and am 29 weeks and 2 days. That is beyond my halfway point and unfortunatly it recently has become harder for me. Now, I think there are several reasons for this. 1) Im sick of being in the hospital and just want my home back. 2) Its only 2 weeks and 5 days from meeting our babies yet it seems like it will never happen. I want to dig into the baby stuff. 3) Im scared now that they are so close and getting bigger that something will happen, Im worrying a lot more than I used to. I have no means to justify this worrying as everything continue to looks well. Maybe its just a mother thing. 4) The menu here is REALLY getting old. .....okay I could really go on and on. I really dont mind being by myself a lot nessicarilly even though I would rather have Adam with me all the time. I think im just sick of being here.

The babies have been doing well. We havent had another scare so that is good. Last week they did weights again and A was 2 lbs 11 oz. and B was 2 lbs 6 oz. Dr. Cassidy thinks that if I make it all the way to 32 weeks that they could be close to 4 lbs if the ultrasound is measuring accuratly (they have a 10% error rate..meaning the could weight more or less than they measure). Close to 4 lbs would be great. I talked to one of the NICU nurses who said that the hardest thing would be eating probably. Thier monitor tracings have been mostly good, every once in awhile they have a little decel but nothing consistent. Thier ultasounds have been good too. When im thinking like a smart person, Im pretty sure that they will make it all the way to 32 weeks since they have done so well...but my emotional part fears something will happen. I know one thing..Adam and I are sooo ready to meet these boys.

I have had all the steroid shots now that were needed to help with lung development. They are also going to give me a one time dose of IV magnesium before I deliver because studies have shown that it decreases risk of cerebral palsy in premature infants by 40%. I know the side effects of magnesium arent pleasent but who could turn those statistics down for thier babies. I also have been throwing contractions so im now on Procardia to help prevent them 4 x a day.

I have been making Joshua and Jacksons Christmas stockings the past few weeks. Nicole purchased a couple kits for me to do for entertainment. Two night nurses are also supposed to teach me to crochet..they bought me some yarn and hooks. They just have to find the time now haha they past few nights have been crazy out there. I had a lovely baby shower last weekend. We had a good turn out and got lots of cute things for the boys. We appreciate everyone who came out to see us.

Guess I will go for now, not making any promises but I will try and be better about updates.

And I have to say that I have an amazing husband!!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

26 weeks 1 day

Well, I am definatly going stir crazy now. Its hard to stomach that theres still 6 weeks to go. I know im in the right place, it just gets hard. I miss my home and my Izzie. I miss the freedom.

Adam and I had a big scare on Saturday night into Sunday. I went on the monitor that night around 11 like every night and the boys werent looking the same. They werent showing any movement what so ever. They ended up leaving me on the monitor that night while having me drink juice and popcycles, anything with sugar. But there was never much change. That morning they called in an ultrasound tech and had L&D and NICU on hold just in case. It was crazy to think about this all. They told me if they saw anything negative in the ultrasound that I would go straight to L&D. All I could think about was Im only 25 weeks. But then it also made me realize this is why I am here. I got to ultrasound and thankfully everything ended up being okay. They left me on the monitor that day most of the day to make sure it didnt reoccur. Our parents both came down that morning for support. I think considering everything Adam and I held it together well and were ready for whatever was to come. We knew at that time it was out of our hands and were very strong for eachother. They believe what happened was.. that night I ended up with a severe migraine and they had gave me some medicine for it, well usually if it is a medicine that makes you sleepy then it makes the boys sleepy too. So they think the medicine just made them extremely sleepy and it just stayed in thier system for a long time. Its not harmful to them just makes them tired. Since that day the boys are looking great and have shown no signs of distress. I pray every night that the nurses and doctors taking care of me know what to do and will do what is best for my babies and I felt they did this weekend. I have some incredible nurses and doctors.

I had an ultrasound today and they both passed pretty fast and thier tracings still have been great. Im not able to get pictures today because thier heads are too low in my pelvis. (Makes things real comfortable.) Im glad the boys are still where they need to be and hopefully something like that doesnt happen again and if it does hopefully they will be at least 28 weeks so they have a better chance.

Other than the craziness I mentioned above nothing much has been happening. Ive been really tired since that day since it was emotionally and physically exhausting and I didnt sleep that night. Today I took at pretty long nap.

Im excited for my brothers family to come Friday, it has been giving me something to look forward too!!

Until next week....hopefully it stays quite here.