Thursday, August 31, 2006
Saturday, August 26, 2006
Wednesday, August 23, 2006
Tuesday, August 22, 2006
Monday, August 21, 2006
Sunday, August 20, 2006
Friday, August 18, 2006
Then yesterday evening we were eating at Macaroni Grill in Golden, CO and Dana was sitting across from me, staring at my shirt with a funny look on her face. Finally she said "Are you aware of what your shirt says?" and I said I think it says Rock & Roll or something to that affect as I hadn't really paid attention. She said No! It says "I love me!!". I looked down in horror and realized she was right! I'm no saint when it comes to being self absorbed but I'm very much the type to make every attempt to cover my sins and not advertise them. This fact made the message even more amusing to my family and they all got a great laugh out of it, as did I.
I think from now on I'll save this one for sleeping and not public wear. You'd think a maternity shirt would say I love my baby or you or my baby's daddy, anything but ME, that's very junior high-ish for a tee-shirt! LOL!!!
Tuesday, August 15, 2006
Monday, August 14, 2006
Here are some photos I took of the blaze that, despite what the paper says, was still burning yesterday. Fire is so powerful and watching it spread so fast right before our eyes was stunning.
Eagle Staff Report
Grimes County fire investigators Saturday blamed a hay barn fire on spontaneous combustion.
About 800 bales of hay were being stored in a barn the size of a football field off F.M. 244 on County Road 121 near Iola.
The fire started just before 8 p.m. Friday, and volunteer firefighters from Iola and Bedias opted to let the structure burn rather than try to extinguish the blaze.
"Our goal was to keep it contained. It would've been almost impossible to put out," said Nick Harmon, Iola volunteer fire chief. "There wasn't enough water in Grimes County to take care of it."
It took about 2 hours for the fire to burn itself out. The loss was estimated at $150,000.
Investigators said they suspect the fire was ignited by the combustion of green hay.
Wednesday, August 09, 2006
Tuesday, August 08, 2006
I was so happy to have made it over 9 weeks of being pregnant without actually throwing up in spite of being nauseated every morning, afternoon, and evening. I was naively thinking I was one of the lucky ones but then I got some major pay back this morning. It was pretty miserable, I think I threw up at least 4 times. So much for all the vitamins that I had taken earlier. I'm not exactly sure what set me off since my morning was pretty routine but the fact that I chased a chocolate breakfast shake with a glass of orange juice and then proceeded to brush my teeth didn't exactly help matters any.
But IT'S ALL WORTH IT!! That's what I kept telling myself over and over this morning. And this temporary discomfort is miniscule compared to the joy of knowing that these two little lives are growing bigger and stronger every day.
Sunday, August 06, 2006
Our good friends Christie, Dave, & adorable 10 month old Owen Wittenburg came down to visit us this weekend. We had a great time swimming, playing Cranium, and eating out. Here is a photo of the whole gang after eating burgers at Koppe Bridge.
Friday, August 04, 2006
Finally she said "Well......It looks like you're having twins!" In shock I just said "What?? Really???" I was so happy I just started to cry and I never cry! As we listened to each baby's heart beat the tears just kept coming and I kept saying "I'm so happy" over and over. All the while, Kenny never said a word! Finally the light came back on and he said very matter of fact "So now I guess we have to come up with 2 names." And that was the first thing he said, too funny.
We wanted to share the news immediately with everyone we know but the doctor advised us to hold off until we saw them again and we knew they were progressing normally as often one twin will "vanish" in the early weeks of a twin pregnancy. Praise the Lord that ours are both still there as we love them both so much already!!
This is our original ultrasound at 6 weeks. You can hardly even tell there is anything in the sacs at all.
Here are their stats then and now:
Was 6-7mm, 119bpm & Now is 1.78cm & 180bpm
Was 5mm, 109bpm & Now is 1.94cm & 178bpm
I've read that 50% of all twins arrive before 35.5 weeks so we know this pregnancy is not without risks and we will continue to pray that our little ones will be born as close to term as possible. We want our babies to have healthy birth weights and get off on a good start and this book is a great resource to help make that happen as best we can. It recommends gaining 40-56 lbs for twins. That sounds super scary but I'll do my best! But my biggest peace and comfort is knowing they are already being held in the loving and caring hands of their Heavenly Father.
Wednesday, August 02, 2006
If you guessed twins you are absolutely right =-) !!!
They are both doing really well and are right on track, Praise the Lord!!! Thanks to all our friends and family for surrounding these little ones with your prayers, we are incredibly blessed!!!