Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Week 35

Still prego and doing GREAT!!! I went to the dr. today and all was very good. I am dialated to a one still, my dr. said I was barely a 1! Both girls are doing wonderful:
Allison: 5lbs 3 oz 17.6 inches
Brooke: 4lbs 13 oz 17. 4 inches
(I only weighed 5.15 when I was born, so Alli is catching up fast!!!)
On the sono. today we could see both girls practicing breathing which is outstanding. If they were born today, they would probably be able to breath on their own. Brooke is once again horizonal. Her head in on my right side and her feet are kicking her her sister in the booty!
I go back to the dr. next Wed. I will update then again!

Happy Week 35 pretty girls!!! Can't wait to meet you. You have beautiful things waiting for you in your beautiful room!


Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Week 34

Only 4 more weeks!!! Can you believe it! I went to one of my doctor's partners today. I was only there for 30 minutes total! The wait time was nothing and I was so excited! This office was also in Frisco. Dr. Jacobs better watch out, I might have to move my business to this office AFTER the girls are born (but I just love Dr. Jacobs)

The other news is that I am now dialated to a one (which is really no big deal). My BP was elevated to 144/87 which the dr. was a little concerned about, but said I should just take it VERY easy and to call if it got higher than 150/80.

Happy week 34 Alli and Brooke! Please hold off from getting here until at least next week when Dr. Jacobs is back from Hawaii!

We love you,
Mommy, Daddy, and big sister Claire

Saturday, December 20, 2008

What Christmas Party?

Claire's school had a so called "Christmas Party" yesterday. Needless to say it wasn't much of a party. I was not impressed. The party consisted of a snack, yes, just a snack! No games, no book, no songs, not even a party favor. The menu consisted of one cookie, Cheetos, fruit and water. I even donated to the "party fund". Not sure where my money went, I guess to buy a bag of Cheetoes! Anyway, here are a few pictures of Claire at her "Christmas Party"!

One Month From Today

I can't believe that in one month from today (hopefully not sooner and we know it won't be later) we will no longer be a family of three, but a family of five!!!! I never in my wildest dreams thought I would have 3 children. The number 5 is really big and foreign to me. We need another chair for our kitchen table! It's little things like this that I keep thinking about. It may be weird to me to have a family of five but I am finding myself getting very anxious and excited to meet my new girls. I know our house is going to seem extremely tiny with 3 little girls running around, but I can't wait! They are going to have so much fun in such a little space!

Here's to one more month!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Week 33

My dr. appt went very well yesterday despite the length of the wait in the waiting room! ( my appt. was at 3:30 and I didn't see the dr. until 6:00, yes, I know it is absolutely ridiculous, but I do LOVE my dr.) I had a sonogram and it is funny how I can't make out the girls anatomy any more. They are too BIG! Isn't that great problem!

Official stats:
Allison- 4lbs. 1 oz 16.8 inches
Brooke-4lbs. 6 oz. 17.1 inches
they are measuring about a week and half behind but that is perfectly normal for twins. They are measuring about 31 and half weeks and I am 33 weeks!

Last time Brooke was a bit smaller and this time she was the bigger one. My dr. says they are growing so well and in such similiar fashion! We need them to keep growing for at least the next 2 weeks. My dr. goes to Hawaii on Sunday and doesn't return until the 30th. I will see her on the 31st. I am going to see one of her partners next week just to check my cervix and blood pressure (which BTW was great yesterday 110/80).

I am on antibiotics and cough medicine now too. I have a horrible cough and sore throat, which made my day even longer yesterday!!!

Happy Week 33 Allison and Brooke! We can't wait to meet you! Love, Mommy!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Claire's Christmas Program

Thursday night was Claire's first Christmas program with Primrose, her school. It was so stinkin' cute. Each class sang 2 songs (even the baby class). Claire's class sang "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer" and "Santa Claus is Coming to Town". They were supposed to wear red shirts, jeans, black shoes, a Santa hat, sunglasses and have a guitar to play. I don't think Claire really knew what to expect. She was a little stunned when she got out on the stage and saw how many people were there to watch (there were hundreds of people there!!). She mostly just stood there and swayed back and forth every now and then. She would also lift her sunglasses up so she could see better. We are very proud of her! She did well although she didn't sing to her best potential due to stage fright! ROCK ON SANTA CLAIRE!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Week 32

Ok, I am over the bedrest thing ALREADY!!! It has only been a few days and I am bored. Day time TV is horrible, I can't get comfortable enough to take a good long nap, so I feel like I am on the computer all the time. I think I am getting carpel tunnel syndrome! I am also reading a good book, Twilight. Junior is out right now buying stuff to make chili. A cold front blew through here and it is about 38 degrees!

The girls are moving nonstop. They are the size of large jicama. They have fingernails and toenails. They also have hair (which I could have told you due to my massive heartburn!). The weekly email says they are starting to plump up in size, about 3.75 lbs, and about 17 inches long.

My friends came over Sunday and started painting the nursery. We are not done just yet, but it looks really cute so far. I will post pictures as soon as the room is finished!

We are looking forward to THursday night. Claire will be making her debut in her shcool's Christmas program. I can't wait to see how she reacts to the crowd. My parents and Junior's parents are all coming to watch the little angel!

I go back to the dr. on Friday morning. No sono. just a check up.

Happy week 32 Allison and Brooke!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Bedrest WaaWaa!

My dr. visit went ok yesterday, not great but ok! When I got there my BP was 140/90 which is high. My hip was killing me yesterday as well. I could barely walk (thank God for valet parking at the hospital). She thought my BP being high could have been caused my the pain in my hip, which means I need to STAY OFF MY FEET! That is pretty hard to do when you have a room of 20 nine year olds. My dr. said she thought it would be best for me to hang it up as far as work went. She said i am not on strict bedrest, but I do not need to go to work, clean my house (which is fine with me), or go shopping!! I am ok with this decision. I am sad as well. I am going on Monday to tell my kids and friends bye. Then I will be at home until the arrival of Allison and Brooke. Soooo, feel free to email, call or write me anytime. I am going to have lots of time on my hands.
She doesn't think I will make it until January 20th. The girls could be here a little earlier than expected.
Please keep Junior in your prayers. He is now on FULL time Daddy duty. He is such a great dad to Claire and I know he will do a great job with the twins as well. It's just a lot for one guy to take on!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Week 31

I am still pregnant! YEAH!!! I can't believe I only have 7 weeks left. According to my weekly emails, the girls are about 3.3 pounds and 16 inches long (like carrying 8 navel oranges). Things are going well. I am starting to get pretty uncomfortable. My feet and hands swell every now and then, but overall I can't complain! I need these girls to roast for AT LEAST 5 more weeks (to be on the safe side). I go back to the dr. on Friday. I promise not to send any text messages (you know who you are!!) Two of my friends from work are coming to help paint the girls room on Sunday. We are going to paint yellow polka dots! I think it will be really cute! I can't wait!

Happy Week 31 Alli and Brooke!

Sunday, November 30, 2008


We had a great Thanksgiving in Henrietta. Claire had a great time playing with her cousins and looking at all the Christmas lights. She also got to talk to Santa. She ran right up to him and said, "I want a Cinderella computer!" She wasn't scared at all!
We hope everyone had a safe and happy holiday!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Week 30

Can you believe it! Only 8 more weeks to go! (that is if all goes well, Junior thinks 6 weeks max. we'll see!) This week Brooke has been really active. Especially around the wee hours of the morning, like 4am! I was awake very early for several days. In fact last Sat. I was at Walmart by 5:45 Christmas shopping! UGH! My dr. told me to take Tylenol PM to sleep, so I took her advise and now I sleep much better!

Junior and I pampered ourselves yesterday. We had a "parents to be" massage/lunch together. It was the BEST! I actually got to lay on my stomach for a bit! I know it sounds weird, but the spa had this amazing pillow that made me feel like i wasn't pregnant!

We are preparing to go to my parents for a wonderful Thanksgiving celebration. We will also celebrate my mother's BIG birthday! I won't say how old she is, but let's just say it has a "0" at the end. In our family, BIG birthdays consist of numbers ending in "0" and "5"! This is probably the last time we will travel to Henrietta as a family of 3! Next time we go we will be a happy family of 5! WOW!

Happy Week 30 Allison and Brooke!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Week 29

After going to the dr. today, all is still GREAT!

Here are the newest measurements:
Allison: 2lbs. 14 oz. 15.2 inches long
Brooke: 2lbs. 10 oz. 14.9 inches long

This is the first time they didn't weigh exactly the same which is totally normal. My dr. said she was starting to think I was super woman at growing twins! One other thing that was different is the both girls are now head down. Brooke has always been breech and head up. Today they were snuggling head to head. We couldn't get a good picture of Brooke's face because she is facing my back, but we got great shots of Allison's face. So stinkin' sweet!
I am clear to travel to my parent's house for Thanksgiving as well. As long as I relax I should be fine! I am so THANKFUL!

Happy Week 29 Allison and Brooke!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Pink Shower

I know I am having 2 girls, but the school where I teach is named Pink (fitting for a woman pregnant with twin girls!) Hence the name of this post!

Yesterday my team mates hosted a wondeful shower/happy hour for those who could partake. I got many wonderful gifts including numerous gift cards! I was shocked at how many people came and brought gifts. I told my friends not to worry about getting me anything since this was my second baby (oh and thrid!)

Thank you so much Allison, Niki, Tracye and Kia! (these are the girls on my team that I am going to miss enormously). Working at Pink has been such a bright spot in my career. Not only do I love the kids, but I truly love all the people that I work with. It is SUCH a good feeling to wake up in the morning and look forward to getting to work.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

week 28

I went to the dr. on Friday. Everything is still great! I am measuring 36 weeks (almost as big as a full term pregnancy). I have to take an iron supplement 3 times a day. I had to take iron with Claire as well, but not this much! I hope all goes well that (if you know what I mean). I went to the store this morning and bought LOTS of items with extra fiber!!! My blood pressure was great! 100/60. With Claire, that is why I was put on bedrest. My BP was really high, so hopefully this time that will not happen! Actually I only have 2 weeks left to work, but i think I am going to work longer. My FMLA leave starts as early as Dec. 1st ( I have the whole week of Thanksgiving off YIPPEE), but I can't imagine being at home doing nothing all the way through December! My new goal is to make it to my Christmas break which starts around the 20th!
The only bad news was last week I had a stomach bug on Tuesday night. I spent the night throwing up while waiting to hear that Barack Obama had become the new president! So now I am down to 7 days maternity leave! Can you believe that!
Happy week 28 girls!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Quadruple Halloween for Claire

Yes, Claire celebrated Halloween 4 different times! Mimi took her to the fire station the Friday before, we had "Trunk or Treating" at church on Sunday, we went with Sam (aka Lovebug) and Laura the real Halloween night, and then we went to Mamaw and Pop's on Sat. Needless to say Claire was on a complete sugar high by the end of the weekend, so much in fact that she got in tgrouble for the first time at Primrose on Monday!!! She had to sit in time out for not listening and not following directions!!! I was so sad, but I knew it was coming!

Here are a few pictures from Claire's Halloween extravaganza!

Trick or Teating with Mamaw and Pop

At the next door neighbors house in Henrietta

ALL the candy at Pop's house (if you are ever in Henrietta for Halloween, you want to go my parent's neighborhood FOR SURE!!!)

With Mimi at a house in our neighborhood.

The fairy and lovebug ride in the wagon!

"the lovebug" Sam and "the fairy" Claire!

The sassy fairy

Trunk or treating at our church.

At the pumpkin patch! Claire didn't like walking through all the hay. It got in her sparkle shoes! Oh My!!!

Claire the fairy!

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I had to include this picture of my friend Kelley's little girl Brynn. She was Dolly Parton for Halloween! Brynn has been obsessed with boobs for years (she is in 3rd grade)! Kelley finally let her be Dolly this year!!!! Brynn LOVED it!

Week 27

We are now into week 27 and I feel great! I am a bit tired, but who isn't!!! My weekly email says that the girls are the size of the head of a cauliflower! They are opening and closing their eyes and can even have the hiccups. In fact, I think Allison had the hiccups earlier today. (Claire had the hiccups everyday towards the end of my pregnancy with her). I could feel a steady little rythm way down deep. Allison's head is down and Brooke's head is up, so that is how I know it was Allison.
Junior and I have started to really think about middle names. Any suggestions are welcome!
Happy week 27 girls!

quick update

My dr. called yesterday around 4:00 and good news............NO gestational diabetes!!! I am so glad, especially since the holidays are right around the corner!
BTW Aunt Sue, I found it in the large size yesterday!!!! YUM-O!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Week 26

It has been a good week until today. We have had minor set back. My dr. called today with the results of my glucose test that was conducted on Friday. My sugar level was high, so I have to go back to the dr. on Thurs. for the longer glucose screen (3 hours of no eating, drinking or walking!!!). As my grandfather used to say, " I rather be sitting in the pasture with my butt hurtin'"! I think I am more upset that I have to take yet another day off work. That leaves me with a whole 9 days of maternity leave! Nice huh! I tell ya, teachers get all the perks, yea right!
Junior is a camp with his 5th graders, so I am bummed about that as well. It has been a crappy day all the way around. (I did do my civic duty today, I voted)! I think I will just go to bed!

Happy week 26 Allison and Brooke!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Week 25 and a Tailgate Party!

I know you are probably thinking what the heck do Week 25 and tailgating have to do with each other!! Well, Claire had a tailgate party yesterday at her preschool. It was really cute!
First, let's get to Week 25. I had a dr. appt. yesterday. All was great yet again! Both girls are still the exact same size, 1 lb. 11oz. and 12.7 inches long! My dr. is amzazed at how well things are going. She says it is unheard of that these two little girls are sharing equally, still!!!! She is thrilled. I am 25 weeks, but measuring 33 weeks. It is starting to get a little uncomfortable, but I need these girls to bake quit a bit longer. Here is a picture Junior took last weekend of Claire and me:

Now to the Tailgate party! Claire's preschool had a tailgate party yesterday in lieu of celebrating Halloween. All the kids were supposed to dress up in their favorite sports attire (ok, their Dad's favorite sports attire!) Claire finally got to wear her Dallas Cowboys cheerleading outfit that she has had since before she was even born (thank you Mamaw and Pop). She was really excited about the party even though she thought it was a birthday party!

Claire and her teacher, Miss Randee! Claire LOVES Miss Randee!!

Playing with the parachute.

The party starts. Claire was more interested in Mimi, Daddy and me being there!

Claire does she cheerleader pose. Notice the bracelet! Every good cheerleader needs a purple bracelet!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Adam Crockett and Luke William

I didn't know if I should post this or not, but since I have been home all day sick it has been on my mind nonstop.

I have reached a milestone in my pregnancy. I am 25 weeks today. This is a milestone for me because my sister delivered her precious baby boy twins at 25 weeks. Unfortunately, Adam and Luke are not with us here on Earth, but in Heaven. I believe they are watching over my twin girls, Allison and Brooke. They are making sure that Alli and Brooke are going to be healthy girls and get here safe. I am sad today as well. It is emotional for me to write about this topic. I don't normally post about such serious topics.

For those of you who don't know my sister, I wish you did. She is the most brave, inspirational, determined person I know. Really words can not express how I feel about her. She has taught me so much about life, being a wife, and most of all being a good mother. She has 2 beautiful children now and 2 that are waiting on her in heaven. I love you Jennifer and thank you for teaching me so much about motherhood.

God Bless Adam, Luke, Allison, Brooke, Marshall, Claire and precious little Audrey!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Week 23 & 24

Last week was week 23 and this week is week 24. I decided to combine the two posts since I am lagging a bit. Things are going well. The girls are now the size of corn on the cob. Crazy huh! Just think, 2 ears of corn popping around in my belly!

Yesterday, Junior's school hosted a baby shower for us. It was sooooo nice. We got lots of nice things for the girls, the best of which was 40 packages of diapers! Yes, I said 40 packages! There are various sizes so that will help us out a ton! Another cute present we got was two bibs that say, "If you think I'm cute, you should see my twin"!

Here are some pictures of the festivities:

Friday, October 10, 2008

Great Dr. Report

I just got back for Dr. Jacobs office and she called me boring, which I personally think is wonderful! Both girls weigh 1 lb. 4 oz and Allison is 10.9 in. long while Brooke measures in at 11.1 in. long! Both girls are right on target with all their measurements! I have gained a little weight (not telling the real number) but my dr. thinks it is an ok amount. The really cool thing that happened this time was that while Becky (the sonogram tech.) was measuring Allison (she alwsy gets to go first) her head was right next to Brooke's. Both heads were right under my left boob! HA! They looked so sweet and snuggly! Then all the sudden Allison flipped and her head was back downstairs where it usally is!
All in all things couldn't be better! I go back in 2 weeks for my gluscose test and another sono. More info. then!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Week 22

Bring on the grapes and coffee!!! I can't get enough of either of these, usually I don't eat them at the same time, but now that I think about it......AND, just FYI the coffee is either decaf. or half caf. I have to have the pumpkin pie spice in the coffee as well! It is soooooo yummy! This coffee addiction is weird because when I was pregnant with Claire I couldn't stand coffee! Totally different story this time!

Junior finally felt the girls this past week as well! That was really exciting for us! They are really moving around now. I can't wait to go to the dr. on Friday! I will update more then!

Happy week 22 Allison and Brooke!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Twins Sale!!

WOW!!! This morning the North Dallas Mother of Twins Club had a sale in Richardson at the civic center. It was one of the wildest things we have ever experienced! There were soooo many people there and the room was not big enough! It proved to be a succes for us though. We found 2 matching car seats, 2 really cute bedding sets, and a custom made moses basket! BUT the best part is now I am an official member of the club! It sounds like they will be a great support group for us. (It also got us into the sale earlier than we expected!) They have monthly meetings, family social activities, play groups and much more! I am excited to be a member of something twinish!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Week 21

Mommy, Allison, Brooke, Claire at Oktoberfest! (Junkior cut my head off a bit)!

Claire holding a buuny rabbit at the petting zoo during Oktoberfest!

Claire holding a baby pig!

Daddy and Claire

Claire doing the Hokie Pokie at Babe's

This past week I have been full of energy, which is great! I am so happy I feel so good. The other day I didn't even want to stop for lunch break-and that is so not normal!!! One thing that is driving me crazy is the pregnant brain! I will be in mid sentence and forget a word! I couldn't remember the name of Stars Wars the other day! HELLO!!!!

The girls are now the size of spaghetti squash (per my weekly email). They have also started to form teeth buds. I thought that was really neat! They weigh approx. 1 pound now.

Claire has been busy this past week as well. Of course she went to school all week and then over the weekend we went to McKinney's Oktoberfest! I couldn't stand the smells (hot stall beer), but Claire and Junior had a ball! Then on Sunday Mamaw and Pop came for a quick visit. We ate at Babe's Chicken and Claire was the only kid to get up and do the Hokie Pokie! She thought she was really cool! While Mamaw and Pop were around, we put them to work. The little girls room is now move in ready. We don't have eveyrthing we need yet, but we do have a crib, a changing table, a few clothes and some diapers!

Happy Week 21 Allison and Brooke!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Week 20 We have NAMES!!

Brooke and Allison are the official first names! Middle names are still under negotiation! I love being able to actually call them by name now! Claire can say both names really well too!

Week 20 was a great week! This past weekend, we went to Henrietta for Pioneer Reunion! Jennifer and her family were all there and the kids all had a blast together! Claire and Audrey are just too cute together! Marshall has really grown up too!

One really cool thing that happened this weekend was while sitting at the dining table at my parent's house, I felt one of the girls kick really hard! We were all sitting around the table talking. The kids were all running around playing. Then out of nowhere, I thought Claire tapped me on tummy. Well, when I looked downed to say "Careful" (like I a do a thousand times a day) Claire was nowhere to be found! It was a kick that even made me jump! After I realized what had happened I was amazed! It was like the girls thought, "OK I think our mommy really needs to start feeling us now!! Let's see how hard we can kick her!" Let me tell ya, I feel them a lot now (especially at school)!

We also celebrated my dad's 65 b-day! Happy Birthday Pop!

Claire, Audrey, Marshall and Pop!

Claire WILL NOT let me take her picture. When she sees the camera she looks the other way. BUT, I had to get this pose. She has started to sit like this all time. I think it is so cute!

Jill, Audrey, Mamaw and Claire

Claire's favorite float in the Pioneer Reunion Parade. She LOVES Cinderella. In fact she sleeps with a Cinderella book every night!