Saturday, August 29, 2009


Well, the showers are all done and everything is put away.... now we are just waitng on babies!! Thankfully my blood pressure held out and the bedrest didn't start until after my last shower. What perfect timing!! Thank you everyone for helping us celebrate these two little miracles. It was so great to be surrounded by so many people who love us and already love them so much!! We really appreciate everyone's generoisty! Here are some pictures of the showers we had these past couple of weekends.

August 15th I had a shower hosted by my sister-in-law Tiffani, my best friend Jenni and her mom (my other mom) Rhonda....... thank you guys so much for the shower, we had so much fun and everything was so beautiful!
Tiffani, me, Jenni, Rhonda
Me and Kennedy

My mom and my mother-in-law Diane

Me and my cousin Carole

The night of August 15th we had a couples showers with all of our family friends from my childhood....... my mom calls them the "lake group" because these are the families we used to spend our summers camping and boating with in Broken Bow!! I have so many memories with all of these people!! Thank yall so much for the wonderful shower!

Our hosts: The Candlers and the Morales

Me and my baby daddy (or I guess I should say babies daddy)

My Family

It's hard to believe we will be adding two more to this crazy mix of kids!!

On August 22nd I had a shower hosted by my friends from work. It was so great to spend time with so many people outside of work. I am so blessed to work with and have Bible study with these amazing girls! Thank you for the beautiful shower and the love and support you've given me and the babies!!

The sweet girls who hostest the shower: Erin, Sadie, Amy, Emily and Heather

Carson and Avery's cakes

The girls from Bible study got us our car seats: What a blessing... thank yall so much

Everyone from the shower put their hand prints on this fabric and they are going to make it into blankets for the babies: the verse in the middle says "And He took them up in His arms, laid His hands on them and blessed them." We are so bleesed to have so many people praying for our babies!! Thank yall for the blankets..... I love them!

Some of the girls from work and Bible Study...... love these girls!!

And finally Sunday August 23rd I had my last shower with all of my friends from church hosted by the girls in my small group! Thank you guys so much for the wonderful shower. I am so blessed to be in small group with you guys..... and I'm so excited that there will be so many other babies for Carson and Avery to play with!!
The girls from small group: Lindsay, me, Brooke, Sally, Lee, Brandy, Sarah, and Allison

What a cute cake!! It's so fun getting both girl and boy stuff!

Sweet baby Taylor (my niece)
Thanks again to everyone for the showers, love, prayers, and support you've given me and Shane. I know I've said it like 10 times already, but we really are so blessed to have such amazing people in our lives!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Dang that Blood Pressure

Well, I went to the Dr. today and my blood pressure is a little elevated: 144/86. My Dr. has decided to put me on bedrest for now..... so sad!! I have to do a 24 hour urine collection (gross) and take it easy for the next couple of days and then I go back in to his office Friday morning to recheck things. He thought about admitting me to the hospital to monitor the BP and contractions...... but instead decided to let me go home if I promised to strictly stay on bedrest till I come back Friday! So I will be here on the couch and thankfully not in the hospital!! We are really hoping that the high blood pressure is an isolated event and not the beginnings of pregnancy induced hypertension. He said that this is usually the time it starts, so we have to closely monitor my BP to make sure that it doesn't continue to rise. I am praying and having faith that it will normalize and I will still be able to carry these babies to 38 weeks. Please pray for normal blood pressures and for protections over the babies.... that they will be able to stay in as long as possible!

Also, I'm so bummed that I won't be able to go to my last cake decorating class tonight.... my awesome flowers that I've made over the past few weeks will never get to make their debut on the grand finale cake..... oh well (they weren't that great anyway)!!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Here we go...

I have been thinking about starting a blog since I found out I was pregnant, and here I am at 31 weeks and I'm just now getting to it. Oh well, better late than never!

For those who don't know our story, Shane and I have been trying to have a baby for sometime now. After about a year and a half of trying and one heartbreaking miscarriage, we have finally been blessed with a healthy pregnancy. We found out on March 10th that it's twins. That was such a special day because March 10th was the due date of the baby I miscarried last summer.... isn't our God awesome!! We feel so blessed to have the opportunity to be parents to these little babies! We will be welcoming our little girl Avery Elizabeth and our little boy Carson Alan on October 6th.... if they decide to stay in that long. We have a scheduled c-section for 38 weeks, so we'll see if we make it that far! We had already kinda decided to have a c-section, but about two weeks ago Avery (who is baby A) flipped over and is now sitting breech. So she kinda made the c-section a definite... my dr said she most likely won't flip back at this point because there isn't enough room. I am going to the Dr. every week now. This week, Avery weighed 3lbs 7oz and Carson weighed 3lbs 13oz. They are getting so big. It's crazy that I have over 7 pounds of baby in me and I still have another 7 weeks to go! I've been feeling pretty good so far. My feet hurt more and more and I haven't slept through the night since about 23 weeks, but really I haven't been too uncomfortable. I'm sure it's coming though!!

I will post some sono pictures as soon as I figure out how. I know it's probably a simple thing to do, but it took me almost two hours to figure out how to put a custom backgound on my blog.... I'm not very good at this kind of stuff, but I'm learning!!!