Saturday, April 4, 2009

Some Prego Pics

Jordan snapped a couple pics of me while getting birthday stuff ready for Leah.  They are not great pics- I think I look half asleep (which I usually am these days) in the second one.  But you get the general idea of my big pregnant tummy.  I am happy to report the babies are doing so well.  They really are very healthy- no complications at all.  And although I am super-duper uncomfortable I still get around a lot and live life pretty normally.  I am slowing down though and really just get so tired and sore by the end of the day.  I have ultrasounds every week now and my perinatologist says by next week they are on track to weigh 6 pounds a piece.  They are growing at a rate of 1 oz a day each.  They have also said I have the body for holding these babies in pretty close to 40 weeks so I may end up with big babies!!  I am 35 weeks Monday so things are moving along.  I have had such a fun time getting their cute little things washed and ready for them.  Still struggling with the name decision but one way or another they will have names!!  Thanks all for the very nice comments and name suggestions!!  I really appreciate it.  

Me and Matthew getting the cake ready (he almost always pulls the stool over to "help" me whenever I make anything in the kitchen.

Me and the babies, almost 35 weeks pregnant.  Don't I look like I am about to fall asleep?  Oh well.  Not the best pic but then again I am not looking my best right now!!  

Happy Birthday Leah

Yesterday was my Lovely Leah's 8th birthday.  I can hardly believe I have two kids over the age of 8 now.  Where does the time go?  She had a really fun day doing all the things she wanted to do.  It started off with a yummy breakfast made my my awesome husband.  She really wanted a fruit salad with a special sauce to go over it.  So that's what she got!  Jordan got up at 5:15 to make it since the kids are out the door at 7 AM for school.  For lunch Jordan and I both went to her school and brought her lunch.  It was so fun to be with her, despite all the gawking children admiring (or being horrified by) my enormous tummy!  After school Leah went to a friend's house to play, then came home to her favorite dinner of chicken enchiladas, Mexican rice and salad.  Then onto the cake- I did a homemade white cake with blue frosting since it's her favorite.  I did some of the batter into cones too for a little extra fun.  My parents came for the festivities.  It's so nice to have them so close!!  Then on to present time.  I put together a sewing kit for Leah as well as a pot-holder making kit, a paper-doll set and some blue crocs.  She loved all her presents and has been busy making bean-bags today.  So overall a success!  I love this girl and am so grateful to have her in my home.  She is the peace-maker of the household, trying to smooth things over for everyone.  She is very, very affectionate and sweet and wants to please.  She really is a good girl.  Anyway, here are some pics of the big day...

Opening presents
My pretty Mom and Leah all snuggled up
Leah's breakfast, fruit salad

Happy Birthday! Doesn't she look big??!