Friday, August 28, 2009

1st trip to see Daddy's firetruck

Like our nieces and nephew, Bobby had to take the girls to see his expensive toys. Although the girls didn't get to ride around in the truck yet, you should have seen the grown men at the fire station ogle over my babies. Cracked me up.
I guess the funniest part is that Kristin pooped all over the fire chief's office! Hehe!!

Bobby went back to work yesterday and so far we survived the first night without him. He works 24 hours on and then 24 hours off. However, he had to work overtime so he is gone for 72 hours straight. It is a LONG night by yourself when 2 babies are screaming and you can't get to the 2nd one fast enough. Thankfully we all survived 'til morning. Now 2 more nights.

I have some wonderful friends that have brought me food and came and helped hold the babies so I could take a shower. The girls are getting into a little bit better of a sleep pattern at night, especially Lara. I have to wake her to feed her every 3 hours when her sister is up, although Kristin is up WAY more than every 3 hours. You'd think the smaller baby would need more attention and food, but nope! Hopefully, soon we will get on a better sleep schedule, at least for my sanity.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

2 weeks old and I am still alive!

You know someone told me twins weren't all that hard- oh yeah that lady had triplets!

Wow the girls are 2 weeks old today and although I get VERY few hours (2 if I am REALLY lucky) of sleep in a row- I am still alive and so are they. Which is a good thing!

The girls had their 2 week old pedi appt yesterday. Kristin weighs 7lb 6oz and is doing well, no more jaundice. Lara is 5lb 14 oz and she also got a clean bill of health. Dr B was super happy as they had gained 12 and 11 oz respectively after the initial loss after birth. He will see them back in 2 weeks for their 1st round of shots. More poor babies! I hate shots although I have done them to myself, I still don't like them!

So here are my bay-bies enjoying their activity mat. They like being with each other and often I catch them staring at each other! So cute! Lara even sucked on the back of Kristin's head while they waited for me to get set up so they could eat. Everyone around here is learning patience! (Lara is the "top" baby and Kristin on the "bottom")

Friday, August 14, 2009

Pics of the girls

I am MORE than exhausted! But I thought I would put up some pics of the girls for those who have not seen them.

This is Kristin Jean- my jaundice baby! Already showing that she is the oldest child- very independent!

This is Lara Anne- my big eater! She'd stay attached to the breast ALL day and night if she could!

Bobby and I are overwhelmed and overjoyed! Hard to believe tomorrow they will be a week old! More pics to come when I actually get some sleep- more than 1 hour at a time! Wouldn't change it for the world!

BTW- Reese has a new attitude! Suddenly he is running- I mean running to "guard" the girls. He hasn't been this spunky in awhile! The girls have taken at least 2 years off of him! I guess the girls give him something to do!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Welcome Kristin and Lara!

Kate here, blogging you an update for Courtney.

Kristin was born at 5:30pm. She was 6lbs 14 oz and 19.5 inches long. Lara was born at 6:19pm. She was 5lbs 6.5oz and 18.5 inches long. Mom and babies are doing just fine.

Congratulations Courtney & Bobby!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

OMG I am going to be a mommy tomorrow!

So as you can see my belly has dropped! 37 weeks and 3 days with twins is NO joke!

I have been wavering today with the thoughts of "Thank God I won't be pregnant anymore" to "Holy shit I am going to be responsible for 2 people for the rest of my life!"

I did this before I got married too. Thinking I'd be someone's wife which seems very grown up, somehow this seems even more grown up!

All I want is some sleep tonight and a safe and healthy delivery for me and the twins!

Updates to follow!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

"You're still pregnant"

Ummm.. that is exactly what my dr said as I waddled down the hall in his office today! Yeah, I am still pregnant! DUH!

Anyway, he teased me for a few minutes about going to the hospital not getting my way so signing myself out and refusing medical treatment- which is only partially true. I didn't want anything to stop labor and I think I can rest better at home. I mean seriously who would rather be in a hospital bed than in your own bed?

He checked and I am 4 cm and he is like How are you still pregnant? I don't know, that's why I pay him! He is in surgery the next few days and wants to induce me but is checking his schedule and will call me and let me know- Wed, Thurs or Fri! Just depends! Now that I know he isn't making me wait until 39 weeks I am a much calmer and happier pregnant lady! I will probably go into labor on my own as I "rest" (which I am seriously going to do), no more walking or anything to MAKE myself go into labor- so it will probably happen on its own!

Updates to follow as soon as I know myself! And a last belly shot if I get so adventurous- remember I am relaxing!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Practice run down

Bobby and I headed to L&D late last night/early this morning as my contractions were 8 mins apart. They hooked me up to all the monitors and slowly the contractions start to spread out. The nurse wouldn't call Dr M and the dr on call wanted to give me meds to stop contractions. I opted to come home and "rest" instead. They want me to be 37 weeks, which is in 2 days.

Everyone wants me up and walking and all I really want to do is sleep, I am exhausted. IF I jump start labor today I won't be good during the whole process as I am completely worn out!