Thursday, June 26, 2008

I failed!

So what is it about failing, even if you have no control over it what-so-ever, makes you feel well like a failure. So you may be asking yourself, what did I fail? I failed my one hour glucose tolerance test at my 26 week OB appointment. I did everything they said to do. I didn't eat fact I only had water that morning. But after drinking the fluid and waiting an hour, they tested my blood sugar, and yup it was too high. So congrats to me I am the lucky winner of a three hour glucose tolerance test at the lab. So tomorrow morning at 7am after my total FAST I go to the lab to drink the fluid again and have them draw blood three to four times over the course of three hours. How fun....well lets just hope I got a false positive the first go around (apparently failing the first test is rather common) and this is just a good precaution. But I still feel like a failure.

With that said the rest of my appointment went well. I have officially gained a total of 25 lbs., basically stating I am the size of a normal 9 month pregnancy at 26 weeks. According to the Ob's I am right on track for twins and shoud have 15-25 more lbs to go. Oh the joys of carrying twins:) My OB has decreased my work week from 5 days a week to 4 days a week. So starting next week I will work Monday and Tuesday, have Wednesday off, and work Thursday and Friday. Not so bad since I have weekly doctors appointments on Wednesdays anyway...except for next week! I have no appointments next week at all!!! But the following week back to weekly ultrasound appointments and now I will start seeing my OB every two weeks. But don't get me wrong I'm not complaining. I have been extremely blessed with this pregnancy thus far with little to no problems. I hope to carry these girls until at least 36 weeks!

Monday, June 23, 2008

Behind On My Updates...

The past two weeks have flown by. Where did the time go? We went to my parents, in Largo, for Father's Day weekend to celebrate with my DAD! We had a nice trip, which will probably be our last trip down there until after the girls are born.

On Wednesday, June 18th, we had our 25 week appointment with our Ultrasound doctors. Joe came with me since he was unable to make a few of the last ones, and boy was he happy he came along for this one. We had an awesome ultrasound tech who gave us a 3d ultrasound of Baby A- aka Abigail. The picture was amazing to say the least and we were so happy to get a better look at our little baby. She did not do the 3d on Baby B- aka Chloe because she is still too small and it would look a bit creepy. Abigail is still quite fuzzy and her nose did not show up on the picture but still it is a huge difference between the regular ultrasound pic. Here is a comparison:

Here is Abigail in 3d at 25 weeks.

You can see her forearm and hand in a fist at the left of the picture.

Here is Abigail in 2d. This is a good profile picture.

The little round blob above her abdomen is her hand making a fist.

This past weekend was a busy one as well, but in a good way. Elizabeth and Jennifer at my work threw me a baby shower. We had a great turnout of 15 people and we got lots of great baby gifts. Stroller, Vera Bradley baby bag, adorable Pooh stuffed animal, monitor, hygene and care items, Pooh lamp, diapers, assorted baby toys (my fav are the two from my mom- a chick and a cow that both make noise), clothes, hooded towels, bath items....just to name a few. The closet is getting very full already. I need to organize and put some of the clothes in the dresser. That may be on my list for this weekend.

The rest of the weekend was spent with our family from out of town (my mom, dad, sisters and brother-in-laws, mother-in-law and sister-in-law). Joe and I are pretty tried today, and getting up for work was the worst. We should have gone to bed at an early time yesterday but we had to watch the last space show on the Discovery channel. We were both totally addicted. Luckily no big plans for this weekend.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008


I wanted to share these beauties with everyone. I absolutely love hydrangeas and I am blessed to have three beautiful plants in my shaded yard. Our oak and magnolia trees provide the perfect spots for them. Unfortunately only one of the three plants is currently blooming. Last year they bloomed the color blue but this year the acidity of the soil has changed and they are blooming the color pink. I love them any color!

Twins and Weekend Update!

First of all, I had my 24 week appointment with the ultrasound doctors, whom we love, today at 9:45a.m. All looked good! Baby A, who we are calling Abigail weighed in at 1lb. 13oz. and Baby B, who we are calling Chloe, weighed in at 1lb. 4oz. Both of which are healthy for their age. I am amazed how they've grown from just two weeks ago when Abigail was 1lb. 4oz. and Chloe was 15oz. Grow babies grow!!! They are continuing to see me on a weekly basis to keep a close look at their size, blood flow, and sac fluid. Today was fun because they were very active. Abigail kept pointing with her index finger and Chloe stuck her tongue out. I couldn't actually see the tongue sticking out but the ultrasound tech saw it several times! We got pictures of both girls doing this, although like I said I cannot actually see Chloe sticking her tongue out.

My Saturday was productive and fun. I got up around 8:30am and got right to candle making about 9:00am. I made three different batches: Christmas Berry, Christmas Spice and Black Raspberry Vanilla (a new fragrance and a personal favorite of mine). I had a blast listening to music and just working. I also came up with some new and creative ideas which I cannot tell, since some may see them in the future:)

Friday, June 6, 2008


So as most of you know I would consider myself a rather crafty person. I enjoy making beaded jewelry mostly for friends and family as gifts and candles have been a fun project the past two years for Christmas gifts. Last year I also ventured into bath salts, body wash, and bath oil. With my belly growing bigger each day, okay maybe not each day...but it feels like it, I have been looking for some inspiration and well motivation to get going on some crafts for this Christmas and just gifts in general. I have finally found some motivation!!! I must thank two old friends I went to High School with. Both have blogs I have been catching up on what's new with them and their crafty sides surprised me. They both have shops and sell their creative designs online and at shows. This has motivated me to get to work! I don't know how much I will be able to work when the twins come, so this summer I need to get busy. Jewelry is my first true passion and I would love to someday sell my designs, but for now I am going to focus on stocking up on gifts. I have the house to myself tomorrow morning so who knows what work I will get accomplished.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Twins Nursery

If you've been to our house, you will remember the room formerly know as the office, as being blue and well of course looking like an office...desk, bookshelves, file cabinet, etc. It is now being transformed into the Twins Nursery! Joe painted the walls "cracked wheat" which really means a soft creamy yellow in my book. We purchased two cribs and a dresser, both a natural wood color. Dawn, my mother-in-law came this weekend and painted Classic Pooh. It's really starting to look like a nursery! We decided to do most of the crib linens in pink and green. So what's left you might ask...well we would like to get a glider, no wait make that two and possibly a small end table to put in between. We originally were going to get two wooden rockers but Joe being the clever one, remembered our tile floor. Have you ever rocked on tile floor. Instead of it being a smooth rocking motion it ends up being more like rock..clunk...rock...clunk. So now we are on the hunt for two relatively inexpensive nice gliders. Also curtains. I can't decide what color. But hey, we still have lots of time.

Monday, June 2, 2008

First Blog

So I have given in to the trend and have officially started this blog. I have to admit I have never and I probably will never truly enjoy writing, but I do admit it is fun to read and be updated on what family and friends are doing on their blogs. I hope this will be fun to read and my intent is to provide updates on what is new in our world (our soon to be changing world when the twins make their arrival). Happy Blogging!