Sunday, September 16, 2012

I'm (still) Pregnant and I Know It

Even though I feel like I've been pregnant for at least two years, in reality it has only been 33 weeks. That's right, I still technically have SEVEN more weeks to go. The good news is that full term for twins is 36 weeks, which is only THREE weeks away. The bad news is that if they don't come on their own, I won't be induced until 38 weeks. FIVE MORE WEEKS!! So I really hope the magic number is 36. Send good thoughts of the number 36 my way, people. Please. 

Before I post any of the "cute," posed pregnancy pictures, I want to show you the reality:

This is yesterday

Yep. Glamorous, right? Most days, I don't shower, put on makeup, or even wear my own clothing. For the most part I stay in bed wearing basketball shorts and T-shirts that Ryan is kind enough to let me wear since even my maternity clothing is uncomfortable as sin. Standing up for longer than a couple of minutes is not much of an option and walking is about as fun as riding a bike with no seat attached. 

But just for are the posed shots:

11 or 12 weeks

13 or 14 weeks

About 16 weeks

Around 18 weeks

About 20 weeks





And then the pictures get fewer and farther between because it was at about this time that I started staying at home most of the time since discomfort and pain only kept increasing by the day.

Somewhere in the 20's

Further into the 20's

29 weeks when the babies decided to try to come

31 weeks
Two days ago at Lowe's...

...because I HAD to be present in order to make a decision. Because we all know that men cannot be counted on to make certain important decisions on their own!!

And there it is. Our 33 week journey. It has been crazy uncomfortable and painful and tiring and emotionally draining...but I feel so blessed to be able to go through it. The babies are growing wonderfully and we have not had any huge complications, which I am so grateful for. So, stay tuned because hopefully within the next THREE weeks we will have two more birthdays in our family!!!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Five More Years Later

Ok, yes I know. How dare I  just casually show up again after such a long time away?! Well, let's just say that life has been busy. But I feel sufficiently guilty that I need to start posting again. For the sake of my children at least. And because one day (when I find a reasonably priced company) I would like to get my blog printed and don't want two-year chunks of time missing. That's just pure irresponsibility, right?

Where better to start than our five year anniversary? The beginning of FIVE MORE YEARS LATER. Yes, we have made it five years. And I have to say that the fifth year was INFINITELY easier than the first. For instance, Ryan did not have any cheese thrown at his head in the fifth year. He also didn't have to deal with a pregnant, ornery wife in the fifth year. And there was no loud midnight ice cream truck to deal with in the fifth year. Life in the fifth year is good! So to celebrate this milestone (i.e. the "no cheese-throwing year") we went on a little trip to Logan/Bear Lake.

Happy to start our drive

Going nuts in the car after 2 hours (or however long it takes to get to Logan)

Ryan telling the Pioneers how to get to The Bluebird Cafe. 

Anyone who has been to Logan but has not been to The Bluebird: HELLO!! Are you nuts?! Go. Sit down. Ask for Sarah to be your waitress. Order the Bluebird Chicken. Play footsie with your husband/wife while you wait. Eat. Float to heaven. It is that good!! You'll thank me later.

A random bridge behind the Anniversary Inn. 

How much fun is it really to just take a normal picture standing on a bridge? Come on.

We stayed in the Chinese suite at the A.I. on our first night. We had this little porch all to ourselves. There was a crazy awesome lightning storm that night that we watched from here. It was so cool!!

I forgot what this is called. But we used it to write cheesy love messages to each other. 


This is me and my hot husband. His name is Ryan. No, you can't have him.

Dinosaur cloud. Or maybe a dragon. What do you see?

The amazing fries and shakes at Hometown in Garden City. What? You've never been there?? See above. (Except Sarah doesn't work here. But they do allow footsie to be played. Or least they don't discourage.)

Every time we go to Logan (or Bear Lake) Ryan has to go to Cafe Sabor. These are the lovely friends who greeted us on the way in. Ryan tried to start a conversation with them, but they weren't too chatty.

The second day we stayed in Rich's Drive In and it was soooo cool!!! Snack bar, Ford truck, Audrey Hepburn posters and all.

I just love this man of mine and I'm so ready for the next five!
(This picture will be explained later. And yes. That is Ryan hugging a vacuum box.)

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Ty's 3rd (or 5th) Birthday

 For some reason this year, Ty was adamant that he was turning FIVE years old, not three. So on his birthday morning, Ryan made him a 3 and a 5. He opened his presents from us after breakfast. He got a Sid the Science Kid microphone, which he was SO excited about, and Toy Story 3. Which he was also SO excited about.

 This is him grudgingly showing three fingers even though he wants to be showing all five.

Ty's cake was a racetrack and cars. After blowing out the candles, he got to keep the Lightning McQueen car from the cake, and then that's all he wanted to play with. Didn't want to even LOOK at any of his other presents. 

Aaron trying to convince Ty to just look at the cool present he brought.

 Ty finally giving in and realizing that he has even cooler things than Lightning McQueen to open.

Demonstrating his new microphone.

Cute Mason spinning.

Gaby wondered why she didn't get any presents this time around.

Mason and Uncle Josh showing off their underwear.

I can't believe more than three years has already gone by since this little guy was born. He's been such a blessing in our lives and we love him so much!