Sunday, July 26, 2009

Pregnancy Update

Paul and the girls are sleeping so I have the computer all to myself. I figured I would do a quick update on the pregnancy since I haven't said much about it. We had an ultrasound this past week. He's doing very well and growing properly. The tech said that he was extremely active. He also had the hiccups. Like brother like sisters...! He's weighing over a pound. After our past experience with ultrasounds, we have learned that the growth they calculate is close, but still an estimate of what they're actually at. I'm measuring a little small, but the ultrasound shows that he's doing just fine. We have another ultrasound scheduled in five weeks. I'm feeling better and haven't had very many bad days, as long as I take the medicine. I can't run as much as I would like to anymore, but the girls and I go for walks in the mornings before it gets too hot. Everything else is pretty normal. I crave fruit and Paul is good enough to pick up some on his way home from work when I call with a new fruit idea. We're excited to meet this new little guy and figure out what we're going to call him. Names are hard! If you have any ideas, let us know! We would post ultrasound pictures, but we don't have a scanner right now and the camera doesn't do a very good job of capturing the images.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Dance, Dance!

The girls were up at 4:45 am, so around 5:30 after Paul left for work we went for a walk. They eventually fell asleep.


My mom got them a Mr. Potato Head. It's a Halloween one and they love putting the teeth in their mouths.

Olivia's a little better at keeping them straight.

Getting a little bored at the car dealership.

We've been rearranging the furniture trying to figure out what would be best since they were getting into the books. We took the bookshelf out and put their toy box in between the couches. They like squeezing between tight spaces.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Summertime and the livin's easy...

I'm sorry I haven't added pictures to my last post. Since it's been a little while and I need to update on more things that have happened, I'll just do a new post. We took a trip to Utah for the 4th of July. We drove from Tucson to Phoenix, hopped on a plane for an hour to Vegas and then drove three hours to Cedar City. The trip wasn't too bad and the girls were very entertaining on the plane for all those who sat around us. We couldn't believe how much greener and cooler Cedar City was compared to Tucson. We took a walk at 10am and didn't feel like we were dying of heat exhaustion. We sat outside in the evenings and felt the cool breeze. Breezes are never cool in Tucson! The girls got to spend time with the Uncles and the cousins. They're still having a hard time with new people, but they're getting better. We had water fights with the Uncles and cousins and watched fireworks on the 4th at the Stake Center. The girls weren't terribly impressed with the fireworks, but we thought they were pretty. After spending time with my family, we flew back to Tucson to meet 108 degree heat.

This past week while we've been home, we've been finding some new toys we didn't know we had. Paul and I now wonder why we spend money on toys when we could just buy a plastic box and sit them on the kitchen floor. Here are a few videos and pictures from our trip and our latest endeavors.

Olivia in the 'naked' carseat. I was cleaning the covers.

Playing on the floor. They really are "All Love"



Aislee helping Mommy pack for Utah.

Family pic at the 4th firework show (I was looking at another camera).

Clapping at the show.

Aislee was getting pretty tired.

Olivia wasn't very impressed with the show.

Who needs a 'sit and spin'?

Summertime food

We don't need a walker...

We love watching ourselves on the TV!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Mixin' it Up!

It has been a while since our last post and we've been a little busy. I'll go in chronological order so I won't miss anything. The week we were finding out what we were having, we had a baby shower for someone in our neighborhood, pack meeting, our ward BBQ and a whole lot of other things to get done. At the baby shower, I found out that our Pack Leaders were moving out of the Ward and the mothers wanted me to be in charge of the pack meeting on Thursday. Paul and I threw some things together and got two of our boys their Bears and two of them their Bobcats. We are glad that is over! Before Pack meeting, we went in for our ultrasound. We're pleased to announce that we will be mixing things up a bit. We are having a BOY! It will be a big change from pink and purple, but we are looking forward to a little guy. We haven't quite agreed on a name yet, so it may be 'hush-hush' for a few more months.
Friday, we attended our ward BBQ and found out that there is a new set of 7 year old twins in our ward. We have four sets of twins! It's amazing...when we first had them I had read a lot about the need for family support groups for multiples. We don't have to look very far to share stories.
Saturday was full of excitement! We took a drive up to the Foothills area to go shopping at the Outlet Mall. The girls are growing out of so many things, it was time to get clothes! If anyone knows Tucson, it is not the easiest place to navigate and the freeway is under construction so it takes over an hour to get from one end of town to the other! We finally made it! Thank goodness the outlet mall is indoors! I found some cute Sunday dresses for under $6 and much needed onesies. Later that evening, I was putting the girls in the tub and started to get some palpitations. Paul finished baths while I rested and tried to get my heart rate back to normal. We waited 10 minutes and then called our Relief Society President to come over and watch the girls while Paul drove me to the ER. After checking me in at the Triage and documenting that my heart rate was above 230 beats per minute, they got me in a room with a crash-cart and a 12 lead EKG. Everything happened a lot faster than last time and within the hour they had given me Adenosine and were getting some paperwork to release me. Thank goodness for medicine. I got pretty nervous when they brought the paddles in and hooked up all the pads for a 'shock'. It took a little longer than last time to get my heart rate back into the 90s, but they didn't feel that I needed further observation. We made it home in time to put Aislee to sleep and finish our movie.
Pictures to come! (not of the hospital, just the girls)