Tuesday, April 21, 2009

One Year Ago Today...

I took my first (and second and third and fourth) pregnancy test ever! Surprise...it was POSITIVE! I remember I was off work that day and decided that I should go to Target to buy a pregnancy test since I was "late". I felt so odd looking at the pregnancy tests, like I wasn't old enough to be doing that (even though I was about to turn 29 in 4 days). Luckily, there was an older fellow staring blankly at the condoms while I was staring blankly at the pregnancy tests. I finally decided on the traditional "2 line" kind and then I also got a couple of the fancier ones. I got home and took one of the "2 line" ones and read the directions. I saw where it said something about it possibly taking a couple minutes for it to show up. So I did my business on the stick and put it on the back of the toilet and that second line showed up IMMEDIATELY. I took out one of the fancier models and did the same thing again. The word "pregnant" showed up IMMEDIATELY again! Whoa. I somehow mustered up enough pee to take 2 more tests...the same thing happened for each one. Holy cow, that was quick. Josh and I had only been somewhat trying for 2 months. I remember being slightly freaked out by how fertile we were. Little did I know! To this day I wonder if the reason the positives showed up so quickly was because I was pregnant with twins!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Bad Blogger


It's been almost 2 weeks since my last update and that was not really much of an update (I didn't win the necklace in case you were wondering but I do have one on the way for my birthday)! Lexi and Lyla turned 4 months old on April 3rd and they are doing great! They made it through their second round of shots with no major meltdowns. Lexi weighed in at 11 pounds 14 ounces and Lyla trailed her at 11 pounds 5 ounces. They both gained exactly 2 pounds and 12 ounces since their 2 month appointment. Obviously they are both still little things, but they are growing right along their curve and their pediatrician could not be more pleased with them. Both girls have rolled over from their tummies to their backs a few times but have kind of stopped since about 3.5 months. They both seem more interested in rolling from their backs to their tummies now, but they stop short on their sides! Lexi and Lyla love to smile and they also "talk" to us now. They both squeal in delight and Lexi has recently started blowing rasberries which she thinks is hilarious (I just think its messy). Lexi is our sitter and Lyla is our stander. I swear Lyla will stand before she sits! Lexi is not sitting unassisted yet, but she is able to sit for a long time with the Boppy around her for support. And Lyla can stand while we hold just ONE of her hands. It is the funniest looking thing to see little Lyla standing. I have to get a picture of it. I have seen both girls transfer toys from one hand to the other and they will grab toys when placed in front of them. They are also starting to pay more attention to each other which is so cute. They will grin at each other when they are sitting in their Bumbos.

Josh and I love them to pieces and can't wait to see what the next 4 months has in store for them!


Lyla


Lexi showing how many months she is


My little models



Lyla looks so shocked here


Smiley girls, about an hour after their shots!


Lexi


Lyla
Friday, April 3, 2009

Giveaway

I know I should be posting the "Happy 4 Months, Lexi and Lyla" post but I'm waiting for a certain twosome to be more happy. They got their shots today and are a little bit fussy :( Until then, I wanted to make a post about a giveaway I'm trying to win! You might have noticed a new blog on my "multiple blog list" called "Multiples...and More!". The fine ladies over there are giving away a handstamped necklace from an awesome company called Magpie Designz Shop. By telling all of you about it I get a few extra entries! The ironic thing about this giveaway is that I have actually been looking for a necklace like this for my birthday this month! Anyway, wish me luck that I win and also check out the website! They have some beautiful things on it and even if I don't win I think Josh, Lexi, and Lyla will be getting my birthday present there!