Monday, September 28, 2009

Growing Babies

Last week when I went to the doctor she was concerned because Charis has a little head and abdomen. Apparently, Drew has a little head but, his markers lined up okay and she wasn't as concerned for him. They both weigh a good amount but, Charis is too little in her measurements for the doctor's liking. In order to try to beef our little girl up I was told to work from home and rest for two weeks. Today I went again and I have gained four pounds in six days, so that is good but we have to wait until next week to measure the babies. That means one more week of home rest.

Today Julie made my day by bringing me delicious Chick-fil-a for lunch! I am so blessed by great friends, family, and work. So many sweet people have prayed for Charis and I feel a peace about things now knowing that. My awesome team at work is coming over tomorrow to bring enchiladas for lunch. I am thankful for the people God has placed in my life. When I called my boss to tell him I had to work from home he prayed on the phone for the babies and told me that it was no problem for me to do that. Thank you for your prayers for our little girl!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

The nursery

Stephen has been working hard on getting the nursery ready. I am so proud of him. Stephen has really been working hard and wanted to have this long weekend to work on the nursery. He painted on Friday and started the bead board. He has done a great job and done the whole thing by himself!
This is my little Bob Villa using some sort of saw. All he has left to do is the trim and paint the bead board. I will order the bedding this week and then we will be half way there.

It's a ...

BOY and a GIRL!

Stephen and I went to the doctor last week for the 20 week sono and she told us that we have one of each! Yay! We are so excited and can't wait to meet Drew and Charis in December. After we found out the great news we went to Pappadeaux for lunch (we played hookey that day). We made cupcakes for Stephen to take to work the next day.

The sono was great and it is neat to see them. My doctor told me at the beginning that I may get dizzy because I was laying my back and I thought "whatever, I can lie on my back just fine". About 15 to 20 minutes into the sono I started feeling queasy but, was focused on all she was doing and ignored it. She told me to roll towards her if I felt sick and I kept saying "I'm fine". Then I suddenly felt the panic of "I really am going to faint and she is still on the first baby". I adjusted as much as I could and the nurse brought me juice and cold cloths. I stayed conscious but, kept my eyes closed the rest of the time expect to look at Drew's little boy parts. What a wimp. I guess those doctors know what they are talking about after all.