Saturday, April 25, 2009

Decision Made!

It is official we are staying in Arizona! Ray was offered a promotion on Thursday, I am so immensely proud of him.. He has been working towards this for a long time. As happy as I am for him and what this means for our future it is all a little bitter sweet....

Bitter because I will not get to move back close to my mom and all my wonderful friends in Dallas. The thought of having my mom close by made me not so scared to have twins! But I know she will be visiting often and she is only a phone call away.

Sweet because well Ray deserves it. Plus we do really love Arizona... it holds a very special place in our hearts. We picked up and moved to a new place together and started a life for ourselves, it really strengthened our relationship and made us closer then I thought we ever could be. Also I have met some really wonderful people that truly care about Ray and I and will be a great support.

So with Ray's promotion I will be taking a leave of absence from school next year. I feel blessed that I will be able to be at home with the boys for at least the first year of their lives.

Now we need to get done to business... find a place to live, buy nursery furniture, set up the nursery, get a new car.... and the list goes on :)

Thursday, April 16, 2009

The Doctor Sucks!

So I had my monthly doctor visit on Tuesday (4/14). I get weighed, my blood pressure is checked, and I get to hear their precious little heartbeats :) This is all with the nurse... she leaves me waiting in the room for the doctor.

So a few minutes later in walks the doctor... the first thing out of his mouth "What happened?" I am confused what do you mean? He is talking about my weight gain... I have gained 12 pounds in one month! Wow I know this might seem like a lot for one month....BUT it is the ONLY gain I have had so far in my pregnancy! I will be 23 weeks on Friday and I've only gained 12 pounds... this is how I am looking at it but Oh not the doctor! He is asking me what I'm doing differently and talking to me as if all I do is sit around and eat all day! He actually told me sometimes when I'm hungry I need to walk away from the food!! Needless to say I was extremely upset... I mean really you are going to tell a pregnant lady who is already self conscious about her changing body that she needs to walk away from the food... mean I say just mean!!

Okay venting is over :)

So we have our 2nd baby shower in El Paso this weekend!! It should be lots of fun. They have rented out a hall for the occasion so if it is anything like other El Paso visits this will be one big party :) Plus I am super excited my mom, Molly (sister-in-law), and Joey (the cutest nephew in the world) are making the trip!! I haven't seen Molly or Joey since August so I am really looking forward to that... and Ray hasn't seen them since last March!

Oh and we have an ultra sound scheduled for Monday (4/20) at 8 am... so NEW pictures of the boys coming soon!!

and one more thing... I am feeling them move all the time. Ray and I sit there at night with our hands on my belly just feeling them :) AND you can even see my belly move! Ray said it look as if a muscle were twitching. It is all very crazy!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

1st Shower!!

Well Ray and I had our first baby shower on March 28th in California. It was a surreal experience to celebrate these babies for the 1st time!! The shower was a blast! The decorations were adorable, the food was amazingly delicious (this is the real reason I married Ray), the games were a blast, and it was great to see people again and meet the rest of the family. It warmed my heart just how excited people are about the twins... and how extremely generous people were with their gifts!!
Here are a few pictures from the occasion!
Ray teaching me to iron :)