Saturday, July 9, 2016

Birth Week!

So this is the week baby is due! We decided not to find out the gender so we keep going back and forth on what we think baby might be! This week so far as been a little nutty! On Tuesday of this week we discovered a gas leak and had to go stay in a hotel while it was fixed! The twins got to meet some of Shorewood's Finest; the police and firefighters! I had to go in for a non-stress test and got to just sit and listen to baby's heartbeat which was awesome :). Baby looked fine but having been exposed to gas fumes they wanted to ensure everything was ok!
  Grammy, Rhett, Greyson, Sienna, and I all stayed at the embassy suites downtown to be close to my doctor and Rhett's work. The kids enjoyed playing in the hotel and visiting the "manager's reception" for snacks. We returned home a day later only to get the flu!! Never a dull moment! Baby will be here so soon!

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Getting Ready For Baby

 Time has just been flying by and it's been so nice having Rhett's mom here helping out! We've all been having fun! My mom came for a visit too! We've been busting out the baby stuff from the basement and cleaning clothes in preparation for baby's arrival! We are getting so excited! I'm also nervous to leave the twins for a few nights while in the hospital as I've never been away from them for more than a night but I know they'll be in good hands!

taking it easy!

So 2016 was off to a great start. We came back from Ohio and got unpacked, played in the snow, played with our new toys, and generally just got acclimated after our week long stay in Ohio over the holidays.
A few weeks after being home, I was due to go in for my 34 week appt. I had been feeling some pressure already so asked Rhett to take me. Turns out I was already dilated and baby's head was super low! Having had the twins so early, this caused us to be quite concerned. We knew that keeping me off my feet as much as possible would keep baby in longer but this is easier said than done with two, two year olds! Then Grammy (Rhett's mom) came to the rescue and flew from Arizona and is going to stay til baby comes. She's been amazing cooking, cleaning, and taking care of Rhett, the twins, and myself! We are so lucky to have her here!

Sunday, March 27, 2016

December Fun!!

December was filled with so many fun activities! We decorated the house, saw Santa (disaster, ha) and went to Ohio for Christmas which is always so much fun. Sienna and Greyson got lots of toys they loved and we made many memories we'll always cherish as our last Christmas as a family of 4! Every Christmas Eve my mom and I go to Palominos and a little shopping after. We've been doing this since I was young and now it's 3 of us! Rhett and Greyson went to chuck e cheese for some guy time :). Looking forward to seeing what 2016 has in store!

Friday, December 18, 2015

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas!

To anyone who's known me a while, or knows me well, knows that Christmas is my favorite Holiday :) I love the season, the lights, the giving, the kindness, it's just the best! I think the only thing better than Christmas is now having Christmas with Sienna and Greyson. They don't really understand what Christmas is yet, but Sienna has defiantly noticed the influx of deliveries we've been receiving lately and she looks out for the UPS and FedEx trucks and says, "Mommy, what we gots?!" (It's cute now, grammar lessons can come later ;). We've been having fun getting into the Holiday Spirit with getting Holiday pictures done at the Lincoln Park Conservatory, trying to see Santa at Bass Pro Shops ( I know it sounds weird, but it's awesome, so awesome, it had a three hour wait so we walked around and left, these kids aren't waiting 3 hours for anyone, even Santa himself. We ended up seeing Santa at the mall, which they HATED, but hey, you just have to, right? The kids had fun decking the halls with us here at the house, but also like destroying the tree and said decorations just as much! We've baked cookies, made crafts, and just been having lots of fun! December has been unseasonably warm so we've even played outside quite a few times!

For Christmas we are headed to Ohio to spend it with my family. We'll be gone about a week and I'm super excited! That's all for now, and of course... PICTURES!!!

November Happenings!

November was a fun month with these two cuties! We visited a local indoor play place in the mall that the twins enjoyed, had a visit from Lolo, visited the zoo, and had our first Thanksgiving in our new house! Sienna and Greyson turned 2 and a half this month and are so fun to play and learn with everyday. I love trying to see the world through their eyes, seeing them interact with each other and the world around them is such a blessing and I am so thankful to have a husband who works so very hard so I can stay home with them. Here are some pictures of all the fun we had in November!