Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Big Ol' Mama!

So we moved to Austin! We have been here for five weeks and so far, so good. Moving is always hard and we have of course had some rough spots with kids adjusting and all. We have really enjoyed the new area. Lots of really nice people, beautiful scenery and enjoying the new house. Best of all I am by my parents and sister. I LOVE IT!! It's so fun to be able to call up my sister or mom and actually be able to get together with them. And the kids have loved being closer to their Papa and Grandma and cousins. Good times!!
Many people have asked for prego pictures. It's amazing to me that during the craziness of moving and all I have gotten HUGE!! I am now 30 weeks but am bigger than I ever have been in any pregnancy. Really wierd. For me being pregnant with twins has been quite an adventure. I feel very, very blessed to have this choice experience (although when my ribs feel they are going to crack I may not think so!). Basically I am just bigger faster, hurt more, eat a lot more and get pummelled by babies a lot more!! Really they move so much! It feels like they are doing constant somersaults. It's really crazy how hungry I am! The docs have said I have to gain between 40-56 pounds (YIKES) and so far I am doing just fine. Almost to 30 pounds. Hopefully I will stay on the low end not pass up 40 pounds. The babies are doing great- growing at the same rate with healthy heart-rates and all. If only we could get their names down! I have lost many hours of sleep trying to figure this out. Any great suggestions anyone??

So the pics are to make a point...The one on the bottom was taken two weeks ago, the one on top just two days ago. Look closely and you can see how much bigger I am in the top pic. I am growing really fast!! What an adventure!!

My goal is to get more updates on here so keep watching. We finally got a new camera so I have some fun pics to add on here.



17 comments:

Shyla said...

I am sure you feel huge but you really look great! I am jealous that you look that good prego with twins!! And the weight thing don't feel bad I gained all that plus some with Jaysten and I was only pregnant with one!! I am so glad everything is going well.

Bree said...

I am so happy everything is going so well! The move, the pregnancy, being close to family! Awesome! and you have gained 30lbs?? WHERE? haha You are all belly sweetie!!! you look great! I can't wait to read more updates :)

emily a. said...

You look amazing Andrea Sue- really. You are all and only baby, well babies. Those little girls are so lucky to have such a good mama taking care of them and letting them kick you. Keep the pictures coming. And really, don't feel bad about the 30 pds. At the end I gained 40ish and I also only had 1 baby.

As for the names- I'm thinking.

Bridgette said...

You look so cute! If it weren't for that big bump, you wouldn't even look pregnant. I'm so glad you are close to your family and doing so well, and I can't wait to see you this weekend!

The Bailey's said...

Hey there beautiful! Those baby girls are so nice to keep all the chub to themselves. I'm so glad to hear how well you're doing. I want to see more pics - you, the kids, the new house...etc

As for names, I've got a few to add to the pool - call me :)

alli said...

Andrea, you look amazing!!! I see what you mean about the babies gaining weight fast, but it doesn't look like you are gaining any weight yourself. Such a cutie!!!! Thanks for posting the pictures! Hope to see more in the future so we can participate in this adventure via the web! We miss you!!!!

Jayna said...

I'm so glad you posted an update I've been thinking about you alot. You look amazing and I'm so glad that things are going so well with your pregnancy. Good luck with the names, its hard to name a bunch of kids at once.

stephanie said...

Hi Andrea. I just thought I would tell you that when I was 32 weeks along with my twins, I measured full term if I had been pregnant with a single one. I understand getting big fast! I felt tired all the time. :) You look great though! As far as names go, Jeff and I did something fun. We agreed that we wanted the babies names to start with the same letter-A. Then Jeff picked one full name (Aimee Michelle) and I picked the other (Alyssa Breanne). We enjoyed that.

mamachick said...

You really do look great! I'm glad you were able to finally update the blog!

Heidi said...

You really do look great Andrea. I'm loving having you here as well. Feels like a dream come true to have my mom and my sister next to me. Love you.

jennie w. said...

You're still darling! Thanks for coming tonight! it's great to have you in the ward.

klenaek said...

Wow! You really do look great! All the weight must be in that cute belly, cause it sure isn't anywhere else! Glad you guys are adjusting well down there!

Julie said...

You are so beautiful! Inside and out! Even if you did gain weight that wasn't baby related, we would still love you! I always hope the same thing is true for me since I've gained too much weigh that isn't baby related. You are an inspiration if you can have twins and not come away with a ton of extra weight! Actually, you are an inspiration even if you did gain the weight! Just because you are you...

Becky said...

You look beautiful! And the tummy is so cute. Good luck with the weight gain!

Laura said...

You look real good for being pregnant with 2!! I'm so glad all is going well for you and the babies. May-be the babies will be born by the time I bring gramps out in April. :-) Love ya!

Ditto Family said...

How fun to see new pictures of you! I'm anxious to see pics of the new car. Have you purchased it yet? Way to go you pregnant MAMMA -- a hot one at that!

I'm trying to remember...are you having two girls? I love Maya Lynn, Ellie May, Lettie, Grace, Naomi,...I'll keep thinking.

Leah said...

Here's some name suggestions for you, Emily told me of your predicament. Good to see you and SO happy for you!

Sadie
Emily
Amelia (Millie)
Bella
Olivia
Ivie
Bailey
Caroline
Ella
Lola