Monday, July 30, 2007

Good for Nothing Moon...

I am very let down by the full moon! I woke up at 4:30 Sunday morning with horrible pain in my back. It then turned into contractions that started in my back and spread around to the front (I have a lot of sympathy for those of you who endured back labor- yikes!). They were between 6 and 10 minutes apart. We got up, and started getting ready to go. That means Jon loaded the dishwasher, and I charged the batteries to my cameras (priorities!). About 8:30 I laid down for a minute and fell asleep and woke up with nothing! I was mad bc/ it was just enough to make us miss church! Despite walking a lot, the contractions never started back up.

Oh well, I'm really trying not to be impatient and to trust in God's timing, but it's hard. I felt really bad physically this weekend, but feel better today. Of course, I should since I did nothing but sleep all day, literally! I didn't even go to get a pedicure bc/ sleeping was so great. I think it would be great to go into labor tonight since I'm well rested!

I am just excited to see my boys. I have so many questions. Mostly, I wonder if they'll look alike. What will Jackson and Ashton think? Will their hair be dark and curly? Will I get to hold them immediately? Will they be comforted by being together or enjoy their space? Will Jon speak that day? It took hours after Ashton was a girl, how long will the reality of twins take to recover from????

Hope to blog the answerrs to all these questions soon!

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Come on Full Moon....

The full moon is tomorrow night and I have been sticking my belly to the sliding glass doors trying to absorb some moonshine! Gee, do I sound desperate? I just think these babies are huge and my body is sttarting to go on strike from the weight, starting with my right hip. I've tried to go walking to jump start labor like I did with Ashton, but I can hardly do it my hip hurts so bad!

Oh well, sorry to complain. Yesterday, I was feeling awful, but as usual my sweet talking husband knew just what to say (please read in a sarcastic tone!). I asked him to pray over me and the babies last night but first he said something that hurt my feelings. Then JUST because I cried hysterically for 10 minutes over the fact that he was looking at me funny, when he did pray he asked God to give me sanity! I told him that was an insulting request bc/ it implies I'd lost my sanity! In hindsight, (but don't tell Jon) I was crazy hormonal last night!.

Our family should be glad to know these are our last babies (for lots of reasons!) bc/ of our hospital curse. When I was in labor with Jackson, Donnie had a wreck in front of the hospital and was in the emergency room. When I was in labor with Ashton, my grandfather was there having surgery that day. Well, GranBobby has graciously volunteered to be our next victim by falling off a ladder and crushing the bones in his knee. He is having surgery Monday. Poor GranBobby can't play golf for a year, but he can sit there and hold babies! He won't even be able to get up and changge thier diapers! If it wasn't for the golf thing, I'd think he jumped!

Between the full moon Sunday night and Bobby's surgery, I'm betting on Monday! Wish me luck! If I'm not in labor you will find me at Natural Oasis consoling myself with a spa pedicure :)

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Prediction Update

So far, there are only 4 people left in the running for predicting the babies' birth day. All you people thought Ashton's party would send me over the edge, and I didn't have a single contraction. Of course, Jon and I toyed with the idea of pretending my water broke during the party just to see everyone spring into action! That would have been fun, but we wanted you all to still be talking to us when the babies really did come!

The finalists left are: Sonja with today (Happy Anniversary!), Angie the 28th, Jennifer the 29th and me the 31st.

I'd be happy with any of those, especially Sonja's bc/ I'm ready to meet my boys!!!

As most of you know, I've been praying daily since we found out it was twins for God to let me go 38 weeks. I have no doubt that He is going to honor those prayers although I find myself trying to backtrack and tell Him I'm good when He is! Last week I had this incredible drive to get to go some places and have fun with my kids and make it through Ashton's party. Now that drive is gone and I want to be able to roll over in less that 2 minutes, see my feet, bend down to pick something up and most of all- see if my boys look alike or not!

Feel free to make new predictions or make one if you haven't- remember the great prize, diapers galore :)

Friday, July 20, 2007

Lovin' Housework??????

I know all of you mommies are going to snort at this post, but it has to be said! It is amazing the things I now appreciate after being freed from bedrest, and I NEVER thought I'd (of all people) would say this... Today I GOT to do housework. I never realized what a privilage it is to be able to care for my family! This morning I have already cooked breakfast for my kids, washed dishes, and cleaned the kitchen and enjoyed every minute of it! I know we get so sick of doing these kinds of things, but as I endured my 2 months of not being able to care for my family's needs, it occured to me that at least mine was temporary. There are moms out there who must permanantly rely on others to do for them always. That must be so hard! Not that I don't think I'll be hating housework again soon (maybe by this afternoon even) or that I don't remember how it is thankless and endless, but for a brief moment thank God that you're able to do the thankless jobs! Ok, if that is asking too much then you could always tell your hubbies that you need to conduct an experiment in order to appreciate your duties, so you'll have to take 2 months off!!! Now there's a plan!

In the interest of full disclosure, I have to say that though I have enjoyed what I could do, the best part of the day has to be the fact that Jackson and Ashton have decided to do the laundry today! They are on their 3rd load and doing a great job! I'm trying to encourage this as much as possible so maybe it will become a permanent gig?!!!! If you are jealous I'll let you in on my secret: go to Sam's and get the mega Cheer that sits sideways with a spout. They are doing all the work just to get to be the one who squeezes the Cheer from the spout! Hey, whatever works!

Haven't I been an avid blogger lately? It's a lot easier now that I actually get to do things worth blogging about. I hear a lot of yelling from the laundry room so I'd better go intervene before their new passion is ruined!

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Doctor Update

I had a great ultrasound and doctor's visit today. Baby A's heart was great as was the fluid. I got checked for the first time and was 2-3cm and 50% effaced. She said they don't usually let twins go over 38 weeks, so I could have babies in 2 and a half weeks, worst case. Of course, I can't wrap my head around the fact still that I could have babies in days as well! I'm not exactly a big fan of inductions though unless I'm A LOT more miserable that I am now or if it's medically necessary.

The one good thinig about twins and probably coming early was that I thought at least I'd be giving birth to little babies. Now, I think instead I'll be giving birth to TWO full-sized babies as I think they've grown a lot this last week and still going! I had always heard that their movements would slow down by now because they'd be out of room, but the opposite has happened. They move and it is amazing. My entire stomach gets distorted and shakes like an earthquake. Last night you could see the outline and feel the entire foot of Baby A. It is so amazing, and I'm starting to realize how much I'll miss this amazing part!

I believe yesterday my blog highjacker promised that I would talk about how smart my "sweet" husband is. So, here goes: 1. He's smart enough not to complain that I haven't really done any housework since I've been off bedrest because I've been too busy going places! 2. He's smart enough not to even ask what's for dinner.
3. He's smart enough not to highjack my blog again, so far!

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Reporting a Crime....

I guess in today's world, nothing is safe! Who'd have thought I'd be the victim of a crime in the blog world? I have contacted the blog authorities as well as homeland security to report the hijacking of my blog which occurred today. They are trying to get to the bottom of the case as I can't imagine who logged in under my name and wrote that last post (I have been proven innocent based on the bad writing and grammer alone!). If ANY of you have any information about the identity of the "George Clooney" look alike who wrote the mystery post the police would appreciate the help.

SOMETIMES, when you're the victim of a crime, you ask yourself if you did anything to bring it on. I hope with the last few posts I haven't come across complaining about my husband. I do appreciate the man he has been, especially the last few months. I've just posted the awful things he's said bc/ sadly enough, I find them funny! I do feel a little bad, but not so bad that I won't testify against him when his blog crime goes to trial!!!!

What a Man?

I think that I have been talking a little too much about myself lately. Behind every great woman is a better man and boy do I have a good one. I know that I have been giving him a hard time about our date night the other night, and making fun of my enormous size, but he only means it in love. Lately he has really transformed into something I never thought he could. Not only is he a georgous specimen to admire with his hunky physique and his Brad Pitt good looks, but he now can wash clothes and clean. I may just stay on bed rest and let him take care of the rest. I could be like a queen on my blue couch with my hunky servant fetching swiss cake rolls on demand. Seriously, maybe he's still not a Brad Pitt, but he's definitely a Goerge Clooney or Harrison Ford.
Oh yeah, did I mention that he is smart. Stay tuned, tomorrow I want to tell the world how smart my sweet Jon is.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Where in the World is Tonya Dodd?

You just never know these days where I'll be, but I know where I'm not- the blue couch! Well, that's not true. After my day long trip to Babies R' Us, Olive Garden and Target (wow, Target- at long last we meet again!), I slept for 3 hours on the blue couch. Apparently, I was more tired than I realized. However, I did great while I was out. I felt good and no contractions!

Tomorrow, I go swimming again (thank you Jennifer, I love feeling weightless!). Thursday, I go to the doctor and anywhere else I can talk Pop into taking me!

Jon is so excited to have a "vertical" wife again! Yesterday, I went outside to be with him and the kids. I was walking around waiting for Jon to put my chair out feeling so guilty for walking. Then I realized, it was ok to walk! I was allowed! It has been so funny when people see me out. I said I feel like a celebrity bc/ of people's reactions when they see me out, but Jon says it's more like a Big Foot sighting, oh the support!

Monday, July 16, 2007

How Hard Could It Be...

How hard could it be to show a woman who hasn't been out of the house for 2 months a good time on a date night? Just ask Mr. "Are You Sure The Seat Belt Will Still Fit Around You?" as he helped me in the car to start our date night. In his defense, he gets it honest as his dad offered him some chains to strap me in (yes, Pop, I know what you said but let it slide since you are my taxi service everywhere!)!

Shogun was the highlight of the night bc/ I haven't been in a restaraunt for 2 months and it is my favorite! I got the front and center seat and think the fire tanned the twins! The upside was when the chef found out I was having twins I got extra servings!

Strike #2 for Jon was he didn't get me his salad. Mr. Picky usually won't eat the ginger dressing which is one of my favorite foods in the world and lets me eat his. He didn't even offer his poor pregnant wife her favorite;(

Strike #3 Next, we went to Toys R' Us to get Ashton's gift where Jon talked on the phone and wouldn't get off. From then on it was downhill as we fought the rest of the night! Of course, by the rest of the night I mean until I crashed on the couch at 9:30 exhausted! When we woke up the next morning, we both thought it funny that we had our first fight in months on our first (and probably last) date for a while!

Then I got a bad cold this weekend, but am determined that nothing will stop my day of freedom bc/ today I am off bedrest, and it is my sweet girl's 4th b-day, and we are going to live it up, no matter what!

I hope to post pics tonight of our fun-filled day!

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

5 Is My Lucky Number

We had what is probably our last big ultrasound today. Now we're getting closer to seeing them in person instead of on the screen! Everything went really well. The kids were well behaved for their measurements. The fluid was great. My cervix was at an all-time low of 7, but at this point no one cares. In fact, they aren't even going to measure it any more. Although, I wish they would because I'm interested to know if gets smaller after I'm off bedrest or if it even matters! Maybe it would be best if I don't know if bedrest was in vain! No, I know deep down that it was worth it as I am now at the stage I could have 2 healthy babies which is worth any price, even blue couch jail! Both babies were practice breathing the entire time which is a wonderful sign! Baby A's heartbeat didn't skip a single beat-yeah!

Five's my lucky number because my babies are now about 5 pounds. This is a major number bc/ that is the weight they typically want babies to be to get to go home! Baby A is still the big brother at 5lbs 1 oz and Baby B 4lbs 15 ozs (I'm rounding him up based on the huge milkshake I just ate!). Another great 5 is the 5 days until I'm off bedrest-yeah me!

I want to post pics so bad but can't from my laptop yet. Another thing to look forward to in 5 days!

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

You Think Paris Hilton Was Happy to Get Out...

The doctor told me today I can get off bed rest at 35 weeks which falls the day after Ashton's b-day, but as a reward for me being SO good for 8 weeks (but mostly bc/ I've missed out on so much with my kids), I'm taking myself off of bed rest on her b-day, Monday the 16th. 12 days to go!!! 1 more Monday, 1 more Tuesday, 2 more everything! I'm not to the point that it's after my milk expires (Ashley:), but I'm getting there.

My cervix was the smallest it's ever been at 8, but they don't even care now. The doctor said she wouldn't worry if I delivered tomorrow that I'm in the safe zone now! Unfortunately, Baby A's heart was skipping a beat again, but it was a little better. The doctor said she wasn't at all concerned about it, and his arrithmia wouldn't affect delivery, and they wouldn't rush him off afterwards.

I have been so self-centered and getting excited that I might be off bed rest in 2 weeks that I didn't turn around what that meant- I could have babies in 2 weeks! Did you see the plural ending, not 1 but 2 babies! How in the world did I get here?-Yes Jon, I know, "Please Jon can't we have just 1 more?" etc, etc!

Remember how shocked we were (Jon didn't speak for 2 hours) when Ashton was a girl? Well, you can expect us to both be like that for months bc/ we have no idea what 2 will be like! We're getting smart though. Tonight we were trying to convince Jackson and Ashton how fun it will be to have races and see who can change a diaper faster. They can each have their own baby!!!

So, my mom, Bobby and Tyler have started betting on when we will have them. That sounds fun, so I want you all to leave a comment on my blog with your predictions of when they will be born and how big they will each be. It's really easy to leave a comment, just mark anonymous. It won't come up immediately as I have to approve them 1st (bc/ someone left one in Spanish and I didn't know if it was nice or not!). Maybe there will be a prize like, you get to take the first overnight shift or change the first diaper- just kidding!

Facts: Due date: August 21st Off bedrest: July 16th
3 weeks ago Baby A: 3lb. 3 oz and Baby B 3lb 2oz.

My prediction: I'll have to be induced at 38 weeks, August 7th after all I've been thru!
I guess: July 31st Baby A: 5lb 10 oz and Baby B:5lb 7oz.

Jon's prediction: July 21st Baby A:6lb 4 oz and Baby B:6lb. 2oz