Sunday, October 17, 2010

Thankful Sunday

Today the pregnant girl is up at 5:30. What? I have not seen 5:30 in a month, and I went to bed "late" last night, probably around 10. Maybe I am coming out of the, I am so tired I cannot function after 6 pm stage. Hopefully so. I was hoping to do a Thankful Thursday post on Thursday because I have not had one in a while and have so much to be thankful for, but again sleep got the better of me, so here we go.

I am so thankful for my family. All of you! Jon's mom was up this weekend and we had a good visit with her, Julie and I spent all day Saturday together and had so much fun, and my parents have been down for the past two weekends helping with the house. Jon and I are so blessed with wonderful families and so excited for them to meet the babies.

That my clothes still fit! I am hoping to get through the end of the month, but that might be tight….either way I don't have time to go shopping till Thursday so I guess I can make it a few more days.

Fall Break! Fall break starts on Thursday! No big plans other than to go shopping for some new clothes and to go to lunch with Jon at Fogo de Chau. Yeah!

Our church, Carmel Lutheran, we have started a new campaign to put up another church in Westfield, and it is an exciting time for us. Also we are still so blessed to have such a wonderful church family both with my E91 girls and our CLC couples.

The beautiful fall weather! I am enjoying the cooler temperatures and love all the activities you can do in the fall.

The babies are at 14 weeks and I am feeling better. I can really tell a difference from last week to this week. Also I think I can feel my stomach get bigger. It hit me for the first time on Tuesday. I am so looking forward to becoming a mom.

Friday, October 8, 2010


It has been a busy week. On Tuesday Jon and I went for our official ultrasound. Still two babies, still growing great. They were both at exactly 12 weeks, I think about 3 inches long. Ahh….it is so neat to see them in there and yet weird to know that I am "growing" people. Oh my, I cannot think about that for long. We met with a different doctor in the practice and really liked him as well. He gave us a list of recommended pediatricians, as they want us to have our doctor picked by 20 weeks or so. Those of you that live around north Indy, I may be emailing about referrals.

Some other really great news this week was the scientist/doctor that first "invented" IVF was awarded a Nobel Prize. I think this is really awesome! His discovery allowed Jon and me to be parents of our own biological children. What an amazing gift to give all of us who are struggling with infertility. I was also disappointed to hear that the Pope was not supportive of this award and wonder how the Catholic Church supports infertile couples.

I also told my 5th period class on Monday that I was pregnant. This was kind of out of necessity as I felt terrible on Monday morning and had to leave the room twice. Also all I wanted to do was sit at my desk all day, thus they needed to know. I however have not told any other class and only one has asked if I am pregnant or not. I guess high school kids don't gossip as much as I think they do. I am thrilled because if they don't know, they cannot ask questions.

We are ¼ of the way done with the school year today! YEAH!!! 45 days down and I have been here for everyone of them so far. I really need to keep a watch as I have to be at school for 120 days for the year to count and really do not want to come back in May.

It is going to be a beautiful, beautiful weekend! Enjoy the weather. God is Good.


Monday, October 4, 2010

October Already!

It is already October….yikes! As you can tell, school has started and is back in full swing. I am just plain tired and because of that blogging has been sparse. However, there is a lot going on too, and I want to make sure that I get it documented.

First off, we are at 12 weeks! YEAH! I was so excited this morning that I got sick. Today has actually been one of the worst days so far and I thought I was coming out of all of this. We will see what happens as the week goes on. I am pretty much sure it is because I went to bed with an empty stomach, even though I made Jon go and get me some cheese and crackers at about 8, we ate early because of the Colts game, and then by 6 this morning, I was done.

I went to the OB last Thursday for our first appointment with her and things are going well. I was a bit nervous because I kept reading to make sure your doctor is familiar with handling multiples, and I love my OB and did not want to change doctors. However, I was the third of four sets of twins she was seeing that day. So lucky for us we are not changing doctors as of now. All went well there and we go back for an "official" ultrasound again tomorrow. I think that will be number 8 for me. I don't mind having that many ultrasounds; however we have not gotten an insurance bill yet, so I am hoping all of this is covered. The best news is that if everything looks good tomorrow we can wait 4 weeks before we return!

Now that the room is cleaned out, we have picked a "theme" for the nursery. It is going to be Noah's Ark because of the twins, two by two. The walls are going to be yellow and the cribs are going to be black because we already have a dresser that is black, and well, that is about all that is planned. I have been looking online for stuff and have heard that cribs from are really good for the price, and seeing that we are buying two, we are starting there. I am hoping that around December they may have some free shipping days for Christmas shopping as well, so until then we will have a yellow empty room.

I bought my first set of diapers Saturday. Since I have been reading the frugal blogs, they say a "good" price on diapers is anything under 15 cents a diaper. Well, thanks to Jan, mom and grandma, I had some coupons to get them for about 12 cents a diaper so I got five packages for my five coupons. 200 diapers total, it should last us a bit over a week. I was told that twins go through 600 diapers that first month. That is 600 diaper changes……oh my

Hope you are doing well and your October is starting out great. Looking forward to Fall Break in a few weeks!