Monday, October 30, 2006

Aggie Road Trip 2006

We followed the Aggies up the road to Waco this weekend for a big game for both teams. The Bears & Aggies were tied for 2nd place in the Big 12 South and Baylor has its best football team in many years. Considering we were upset in overtime the last time we went to Waco, this was a huge game. It was very exciting and the Aggies pulled it off 31-21 and are now 8-1 and undefeated on the road.

Next up is #18 Oklahoma Saturday at Kyle Field!!




Friday, October 27, 2006

It's Official!!

It's OFFICIAL!!!

We are having Twin BOYS!!!

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Fun Fun Fun !!!

Tomorrow is our big u/s to see if it's 2 boys or boy/girl. Of course I'm expecting 2 boys after the last u/s but I'm dying to know for sure.

The fun baby stuff has begun! My mom, sister, and mom-in-law went shopping in Houston on Saturday and one of the stores actually had the cribs I wanted in stock. So to my delight, instead of waiting 12 weeks like one store said, we left with a crib in the back of the suburban. Only one would fit so we have to return for the other one.

Of course I wanted to set it up immediately but Kenny thinks we can wait until January, which I replied was CRAZY since the babies could be here early but hopefully not until Feb 11th. And I will be HUGE and unable to participate in the nursery decorating by then. Plus my mom is making the bedding and needs a crib to measure. Boys are too funny, I think he wants to pretend that things aren't going to change around here for as long as he can!

This is a picture of the crib we got but ours are in the dark cherry color rather than black. I'm going to have KMC make the accessories so they will be better quality and more affordable.


Friday, October 20, 2006

20 WEEKS ! !

20 Inches of Baby in my Tummy! !

Here is my email from Babycenter.com for this week, "You've made it to the halfway mark — congratulations! Your baby weighs about 10 1/2 ounce now. She's around 6 1/2 inches long from head to bottom, and about 10 inches from head to heel.

For the first 20 weeks, we use measurements taken from the top of the baby's head to her bottom — known as the "crown to rump" measurement. After that, we use measurements from head to toe. This is because a baby's legs are curled up against her torso during the first half of pregnancy and are very hard to measure.

A greasy white substance called vernix caseosa coats your baby's entire body to protect her skin during its long submersion in amniotic fluid. This slick coating will also ease the journey down the birth canal when the time comes. Your baby is swallowing more, which is good practice for her digestive system."

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Speaking of those big karate feet....

Happy Birthday Kenny, I love you so very much, You've made me happier than I ever knew I could be=-)



Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Too Cute =-)

Look at the birthday card Kenny's mom sent to him. Is that cute or what!!

Karate Kicks

I'm excited to tell you that the babies are now quite active!! They pretty much skipped the soft fluttering movement stage and went straight to forceful kicks that have been felt by both Kenny and their Aunt Dana. All the movement is on my right side so I'm not sure if that's one really strong baby or if they are both on that one side. I do feel a bit lop-sided in my tummy toward the right so maybe they are both over there snuggled up together.

In any case I have a pretty good feeling that these babies have inherited their daddy's large feet (size 13!!), considering that their movements can be felt externally within days of my first feeling them internally. Some of you know that Kenny has a black belt in karate and I think these babies are already working on their moves. To think they are only 6 inches long each but their kicks shake my whole side!

Feeling them move is by far the coolest thing so far!!!

Here is a photo of my adorable twin stroller I got on ebay brand new for next to nothing. Kenny says I'm crazy but I love to look at it and imagine when it will carry the Bolline Babies around town.

Monday, October 16, 2006

Gig 'Em Aggies!!!

We had the best weekend! A&M upset undefeated #19 Mizzou making our record 6-1 for the year and helping us creep into the AP at #23!!! But even better was that we had a house full of good friends that we hadn't gotten to see in a long time. Our friends the Ward's, the Patrick's and their 2 beautiful kids, and Sarah & her new fiance Doug, all came to visit and attend the football game. We had a great time catching up with everyone. All us girls became friends at A&M through PPA and we all worked together in Houston at E&Y right out of college.




Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Fishing in Louisiana

For his birthday present this year Kenny chose to go on a guided fishing trip near New Orleans which took place this past weekend. Joining him were his father and his friends James & Spencer. They had a blast and brought home lots of big fish and shrimp. To read more about their trip visit:

Happy Birthday!!

Happy Birthday Amy!!
We miss you and hope to see you soon!

Monday, October 09, 2006

Let the "Thumping" Begin

All the children born in my family so far have been properly "thumped" as we like to call it. Which means that from 18 weeks on they get to listen to this silly device that beats out "thumps" like a heart beat drumming in 16 different patterns.

Of course it could certainly all be a lot of "hooey" but BabyPlus make some pretty good claims about the results of the product and I have to say that both my niece and nephew are pretty exceptional, but I of course am biased on that ;-). And since my sister-in-law loaned me hers and I didn't have to go spend the $$, I figured what do I have to lose?? I just hope I'm not giving the twins a headache!

Here is the product description and its claims:

The BabyPlus Prenatal Education System is a set of sound lessons meant to be played for a prenatal child. The patented BabyPlus lessons strengthen earliest brain development. As your baby begins to recognize the difference between the simple rhythmic sounds of BabyPlus and the similar natural rhythms of the maternal heartbeat, learning begins.

Just a few of the benefits: Infants are born more alert and responsive, nurse better, sleep better, and later in life, enjoy improved school readiness. BabyPlus is the most valuable start in life you can offer to your child and the developmental benefits for your child will last a lifetime! This one-of-a-kind system is very easy and safe to use.

BabyPlus babies at birth and infancy:
Develop better sleeping patterns.
More readily nurse
Have increased ability to self soothe
Are more interactive and responsive
Are more relaxed and alert at birth.

And later in life, these children demonstrate:
Earlier developmental milestones
Improved school readiness and intellectual abilities
Greater curiosity and independence, and
Longer attention spans.

Friday, October 06, 2006

Half Way There!!

Today I am 18 weeks pregnant and halfway to my twin due date target of 36 weeks!! This of course is not a picture of one of our babies but is a photo of a baby at about the same stage as ours. Pretty cool!


The babies are now about 5 1/2 inches, Babycenter.com says about the size of large sweet potatoes!!

Here is what else they say about where our babies are developmentally:

"Head to bottom, your baby is approximately 5 1/2 inches long (about the length of a large sweet potato) and she weighs almost 7 ounces. She's busy flexing her arms and legs — movements that you'll likely start noticing more and more. Her blood vessels are visible through her thin skin and her ears are now in position and stand out from her head. Myelin (a protective covering) is beginning to form around her nerves, a process that will continue for a year after she's born.

Your baby's brain is growing rapidly. By this stage, all of the major areas have been differentiated. The cortical layers, which govern specific brain functions, are beginning to form. The fetus may exhibit signs of a primitive body language in utero, such as recoiling when the needle for the amniocentesis comes too close for comfort. Within the next few weeks, she'll be able to hear voices outside the womb and respond positively to music or loving words. It's time to fine-tune your singing and storytelling skills!"

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Boy Oh Boy!!

Here are some photos from our surprise u/s on Monday. We are proud to announce that we have at least one beautiful baby boy in there, and possibly even two!!

We will hopefully know for sure on Oct 26th when we go back for another u/s and hopefully the other baby will cooperate this time. They said they felt like they saw 2 boys but not to paint the room blue just yet because the angle on the other baby was not very good. But since at my last u/s they thought the other baby was a boy, I'm thinking that it will be unlikely that it would be anything other than Twin Boys. That is unless they somehow mixed up A from B between the 2 clinics, which I would think unlikely or the tech's have just been badly guessing on poor Baby B since they've yet to get a great view, only time will tell.

Though I know we'll really have our hands full, sons are truly a gift from the Lord and we look forward to holding these precious babies in our arms at last. After our Oct 26th u/s we'll let you know if anything changes or we get surprised.

Psalm 127:3-5
"Sons are a gift from the LORD, children a reward from him. Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are sons born in one's youth. Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them."

Both Babies

Boy A

Baby B

Baby B Waving

Baby A Profile w/hand

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Aggies 4-1



It was a sad day here on Saturday when we lost to Texas Tech 27-31 in the very final seconds of the game. This weekend we head to Kansas to face the Jayhawks.

Monday, October 02, 2006