Saturday, November 17, 2007

Finally Sinking In...

I don't really have any news or new pictures to post, but I cringe a little everytime I see my twins news post. I have to say, that was a very emotional/overwhelming day for me. With a few weeks to digest all the information, I must say, I am feeling a lot more positive about things. It helps that my morning sickness has almost completely gone away, I have a good reason to already be showing as much as I feel like I am, and honestly, I am really happy. I know that the road ahead won't be an easy one (I will be getting oh-so-large), but I am sure that it will be wonderful when it all happens. Emma is excited about being a big sister, and she "pets" and talks to the babies on a daily basis. I think she still doesn't really understand what is going on, though. Anyway, just wanted to throw an update out for anyone who may be wondering how I am feeling about all this now.

Saturday, November 03, 2007

Two Times the Fun!

Yesterday I had my first doctor's appointment. During the appointment, he asked how far along I was. Here is how the conversation went: Dr. C: How far did you say you were again? Me: 13 weeks. Dr. C: You are feeling big for 13 weeks. Either you are further along than you think, or there is more than one baby in there. Me: I was thinking that I was already kind of big, too. Please tell me I am just further along than I thought.....(voice trailing off into a hopeful whisper) Dr. C: Well, let's do an ultrasound to find out what is going on! So, Aaron and I head over to the room with the ultrasound machine. We get in there, and Dr. C. starts the ultrasound. Dr. C: Well, I just see one head......oh, oh! There's another one! There are two of them in there! Congratulations! Me: What? What? What am I going to do?!? Aaron: Don't worry, you can do it! You will be great! Me: You've never given birth! Dr. C.: (laughing) Isn't this exciting?!? Me: Yeah, sure....I think I am going to cry. And I did. Aaron and I spent the evening calling family to share the news, which everyone was delighted to hear. It was beginning to get a little overwhelming and then late last night, after watching a movie, it just hit me like a ton of bricks. This means two carseats, two strollers (or a double stroller), two of everything! (Good thing we already have at least one of most things we will need.) We will probably have to get a minivan. Everyone keeps reassuring me that I can do this. Now, I just need to convince myself!

Friday, November 02, 2007

Happy Halloween!

Emma was a BYU Cheerleader for Halloween this year. She looked so cute in her mini cheerleading dress! The top picture is before we went to our church Halloween Playgroup. I had Emma pose next to our jack-o-lanterns. Let me explain them: the bottom one is mine. I always make a "happy" pumpkin as Emma calls it. Her pumpkin is the one in the middle. It is a pawprint, or a "clue." We have been watching a lot of Blue's Clues lately, if you didn't already guess! The top one is Aaron's "scary" pumpkin. Emma is a little afraid of it, especially at night when it is all lit up. Her new favorite past time is to go out and look at the pumpkins. We have gone out several nights, lit the pumpkins, wrapped the kid up in a blanket and sat outside and watched our pumpkins. Emma loves to blow out the candles in them before we go to bed.
This is our family Halloween picture from our ward party. I borrowed some of Brittany's BYU basketball stuff and dressed as a basketball player, and Emma was my cheerleader. Aaron borrowed his get up from Ammon. Like his mullet? He couldn't even sit down (very easily) in those pants! They were so tight!

Pumpkin Girl

For our FHE activity on Monday night, we went to a pumpkin patch to pick out our Halloween pumpkins. We let Emma choose hers, and Aaron and I each got one. We came home, ate dinner, cleaned and gutted the pumpkins and then carved them. I forgot to take my camera to pick out the pumpkins, so I just had Emma pose on them when we got home. She was making the funniest faces for the pictures!

Thursday, November 01, 2007

What happens when allowing your siblings to babysit...

A couple of weeks ago, Sampson and his wife, Brittany, came by during the morning. We visited for a while, and then I had to run up the street to visit teach a girl in my ward. I asked Sampson if he and Brittany would care to watch Emma for 20 or 30 minutes while I did that. They agreed, and asked if they could take her with them to run some errands. I agreed, threw them my car keys (to avoid all the car seat switchover confusion), told them where her clothes were (she was still in her pajamas) and left. When I got home, they were still gone, which gave me some time to get ready for the day, eat some lunch (which I threw up a few minutes later-yes, I am still sick) and rest a bit before they came back. When they did come back, this is how Emma was dressed. Still in her pajamas, her heavy winter coat from last year, and Sampson's old Quiksilver hat. Horrified, I asked where all they went, praying that no one I knew saw my kid out in public dressed that way, to which they replied, "Oh, Sam's Club and Wal-Mart."
I tried to remain calm (didn't I tell him where her real CLOTHES were?), chatted for a minute, and then they left. After a few minutes, Emma looked up at me and said, "Mommy, mine feets hurts." I looked down and realized that she was wearing her old tennis shoes, which are 3 sizes too small! Poor kid! She looks cute, though!