Wednesday, February 27, 2013


I am on the verge of change, and it excites me.  Approaching the 3rd trimester and it's excitingly near.  There is still snow on the ground but spring is nigh.

This house was a temporary move, then we signed a 1 year lease.  We will be ready to go.  I dream of moving into a house in Lotus or Rescue, down the hill, in the sunshine.  There we will have a yard to play in, a garden to grow, and my kids will have more than one bedroom.  We will be debt-free.

I am no longer keeping the twins for three months so my summer will be carefree.  I will tan, lose weight, run, train, and sleep.  It will be the best postpartum period I've ever had.  We will camp with our kids and take them swimming, and I will not be beached with a nursing baby.  There will be much to look forward to.

Today I fill out registration packets for Kindergarten and High School, Kaitlyn and Ashlee respectively.  Come May my youngest baby turns two.  My baby-bearing days are over.  Come fall I will have not six but two kids home with me during the day.  I will feel "normal."  Life will be good and there will be sunshine.

The journey has been blessed and one day I will write about all the "miracles."  The "miracle" of the timing.  The "miracle" of the single father.  The "miracle" of the match, twins, and a home birth.  For now these are treasures I keep to myself.

I want to tan, I want to lose this twin weight (did I tell you I'm already heavier than I've ever been in my life?) I want to run, and I want to train for a half-marathon before the year's end.  I"m going to join a gym, something I've wanted to do for the 9 years since I left mine.  Maybe I'll do a Tough Mudder with Forrest.  What keeps you going?  What is your "happy place?"  What goals, ambitions, dreams, and desires do you aspire to?  Not only eternally, but in the here and now.  After all, what is eternity if we are not happy in the present?

Oh, and I promised the kids a trip to Disneyland.  My daughter is 13 and has never been past camping.  Any tips on talking Forrest into a trip to Hawaii?  His practical side would rather save for a down payment.  I think we've earned it. ;)

Saturday, February 23, 2013

22 Weeks- Twins

22 week belly shot.  These are active little boys and so fun to feel moving around.  Grow babies grow!

Friday, February 8, 2013

20 Weeks- Twins

So today I am 20 weeks with the twins. Technically the "mid-point," but I am relatively certain I will go early so probably a little past.  The other afternoon we felt kicks up high for the first time, and the girls were able to feel it from the outside.  I put my hand on my stomach and just enjoyed it.  I am hoping at least one of the babies is head-down, ideally both by the time of birth.  My stomach was iiiiiiiitchy today, and I'm not sure if it was from stretching or the pants I was wearing.  I have been rigorous with my coconut oil twice a day.  Heartburn is minimal and I can control it with the foods I eat.  I am on-and-off with my diet (eliminating white flour, dairy, sugar) and definitely feel better on the days when I adhere to it.  I have another prenatal next week.
Just for fun, here is a picture of me with Anthony at 20 weeks.  See the difference a twin makes??