Saturday, July 23, 2011

In Case You Were Wondering...

This is what 13 weeks pregnant with twins looks like.

Yup, you read that correctly although this pic is over a week old (I am almost 15 weeks now) and I am even larger now that I was.  I am due in the middle of January so we expect to see them in December some time. We are very excited and more than a little stressed about everything but really just thrilled to finally have a healthy (if not slightly more complicated than normal) pregnancy.

We found out at the doctor yesterday that one of the babies is a boy and the other is most likely a girl.  I go home to Boise in a few days and hopefully my dad will be able to get some better pictures and be able to see more clearly. We couldn't be more thrilled and are just so relieved that they both look so healthy. We were also shocked to learn that we were pregnant with twins after last year's twin pregnancy.  What are the odds of that happening spontaneously two times, to the same people?

The girls are so excited to get two babies and hopefully that means they will be extra willing to help me with them.  I already need help picking things up off of the floor as it has become ridiculously difficult to bend over, especially since I am just coming to 15 weeks.

As for my pregnancy updates and so I can keep record since this is my last pregnancy ever, (hallelujah) my belly circumference is growing at a rate of .5-1 inch per week (yikes), the general state of morning sickness is mostly gone although I still get sudden attacks of nausea and I am exhausted.  Really, I can't sleep enough and by every afternoon I try to get off of my feet for an hour or two and rest and doze.  I am also struggling to keep my self fed as I have to eat constantly but at least I finally have an appetite again so food actually sounds good to me. Other than that, I am just taking things one day at a time and wondering (dreading) how ginormous I will be by my 6th month as I already feel huge.  Apparently I am supposed to gain 20 pounds in my second trimester which kind of freaks me out but, hopefully, all will go well.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Alive in Texas

I know it has been a while so if you are wondering, yes, we are alive.  Well, barely.  It has been over 100 degrees almost every day for the last 2 1/2 months and we are melting.  We loved the weather when we got here in February but now, not so much.

In February we traveled all of the way from Anchorage, Alaska to Del Rio, Texas.  Where is Del Rio, you ask?  Well, it is in the middle of no where on the Mexican border.  In fact, we are so close to the border that I occasionally get warnings on my phone that I will incur international roaming charges if I make any calls.  Yikes.

We moved down here so Justin could do his Air Force pilot training at Laughlin AFB.  Justin is doing well in training and we are glad that he doesn't have to stress about ranking high so he gets assigned his dream plane.  Since we are Guard, he started training knowing what he will fly in the end while most of the other students here are competing for their dream slot.

Justin and I took a ferry to Washington and then drove to Boise and then Utah to pick up the girls (they had flown down with Justin's mom the week before).  Along the way we picked up a Golden Doodle puppy and surprised the girls.  They instantly fell in love and although I have had to deal with figuring out how to deal with a puppy and her messes, I like her too.  Daisy is now 40 pounds and hardly looks like the tiny little thing we picked up six months ago.

Shortly after arriving we bought a boat and we spend most Saturdays on Lake Amistad swimming, playing and (now that I have learned how to pull Justin without killing him) water skiing.  It is nice to get away from town and the stress of pilot training on these days and it is great to see how daring and adventurous our little girls have become. They have also been taking swimming lessons and they can now both swim short distances on their own.  Kylie is an amazing treader and floater and Macy can swim further and do it quickly.

We live on base and love it here.  Although we have had to adjust to not having a garage, we love living in a nice, friendly and safe neighborhood where our kids can run back and forth to and from their friends' houses all day long.  We have a lot of great neighbors and have had a lot of fun here.

I will try to keep up on things a little better from here on out but I just wanted to drop in and say, "Hi!" :)