Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Little Soccer Players, perhaps?

I wanted to post because I dont want to forget when this happened. So for the past couple weeks, I have been getting some flutters here and there but no real kicks. Until yesterday. Now the babies are kicking like crazy! And its pretty funny because I can feel some kicks lower so I know its the girl and then the others are higher so I can only assume its the boy. Either way, its pretty cool! Dan felt them last night and he looked at me and said "Did you do that or was that them?!" Um, thats them, Dan! He loved it!

We also got all the nursery furniture set up. And by we, I do mean Dan. He spent 7 hours over the weekend assembling and then arranging the furniture in every possible way in the nursery until I was happy with it. It looks so good and I will post pictures soon!





We watch the season pull up its own stakes
And catch the last weekend
Of the last week
Before the gold and the glimmer have been replaced
Another sun soaked season fades away

You have stolen my heart
You have stolen my heart

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Im here, Im here!

I've been a bad blogger. Its been almost 2 weeks since my last post! I wanted to let everyone know Im here and alive. We've been pretty busy with baby related things including:

1. We ordered our nursery furniture. My parents and grandparents were generous enough to buy it as an early shower gift and we couldnt be happier. We hope it comes in within the next few weeks.

2. Dan painted the nursery. We chose a tan color because our nursery decor is pretty colorful. We are going with Cocalo Alphabet Soup decorations, here is a pic:
3. We signed up for our birthing classes, which starts in December. Dan is also signed up for "Daddy Boot Camp" I think both classes will be helpful for us.


I am officially in maternity pants and, if I am being honest, pretty uncomfortable right now. Im having some moderate to severe rib pains which my doctor attributes to everything shifting up and the fact that Baby Boy is positioned high. Well whatever it is, it hurts! I wince when I laugh, I want to cry when I cough. Hopefully my body adjusts to this soon!

Here is a 21 week belly pic. Its official, I have popped. But other than the rib pain, I really do feel good. Im really getting excited when I think about the fact that the babies will be here in a few short months.



I hope everyone is having a good week. Even though I havent written in 2 weeks, I have been reading everyone's blogs and keeping up to date.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Some photos

I still don't have good scans of the actual ultrasound photos, but I do have some pictures from that day so I wanted to upload them.
Me after the ultrasound (I almost passed out from lying on my back for so long so I look so pale)



Dan with the ultrasound pictures




Me with the cupcakes that I made to tell everyone the news (they had pink and blue frosting inside)



My 19 week belly


Gratefulness is the key to a happy life that we hold in our hands, because if we are not grateful, then no matter how much we have we will not be happy -- because we will always want to have something else or something more.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Baby Groves Sexes Revealed

I am so exhausted but I wanted to share our U/S results with my blog friends.

Let me just tell you that the U/S today can be described in one word: Amazing. More details soon, with pictures, but it was just such an amazing time.

The results are that we are having BOY/GIRL twins! Baby A is the girl and she weighs 8 oz and Baby B is the boy and he weighs 9 oz. They are so cute, I can barely contain myself.

I promise to share more details soon but I wanted to get the results out tonight.

Hope everyone is having a good week, thanks for all the prayers and good thoughts for our babies- they are doing great!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Reflection

I cannot believe it. Tomorrow we find out the sexes of our babies. Is it possible that I am almost 19 weeks? It amazes me every day that I have 2 babies growing inside of me. It has become impossible for me to ever forget I am pregnant- my belly has gotten alot bigger and I can now feel them moving ever so slightly.

I guess I want to remember this today forever. The day before I find out an important part of the babies who will grow into the bundles of joy that Dan and I get to hold. Who will become the toddlers that run around and tear up our house. Who will become teenages that slam our doors and beg to drive our cars. Who will become adults that we will forever be proud of. Tomorrow just seems like such a special day and I am so excited its finally here.

We are having our entire family over for dinner tomorrow night, where we will reveal the sexes to them. After that, I promise to provide an update. Until then, keep the babies in your prayers- we hope that they look healthy on the ultrasound.

Hope everyone is having a good week!



And I wouldn't change a thing
I'd walk right back through the rain
Back to every broken heart
On the day that it was breakin'
And I'd relive all the years
And be thankful for the tears
I've cried with every stumbled step
That led to you and got me here, right here

It's amazing what I let my heart go through
To get me where it got me
In this moment here with you
And it passed me by
God knows how many times
I was so caught up in holding
What I never thought I'd find
I know now, there's a million roads
I had to take
To get me in your arms this way