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Wednesday, December 31, 2008
So, I know, I know, it's been a while since I posted, the most recent update from yesterday (31 weeks) is that everything is going really well, both with the babies and me. As of 3 weeks ago both babies weighed in just under 3 lbs, and as of yesterday they're now tipping the scales at 4 lbs a piece! If I make it to 37 weeks (our goal), we could have a couple of 6 pounders on our hands! Fine by me! Although I may have to deal with not actually having the ability to walk anymore until after I give birth - it's difficult enough as it is right now! After my 28 week ultrasound, my Dr. (Dr. Gi-Gi Streiff) was a little concerned about Ollie's amniotic fluid levels, so that's why she had me come in a week earlier than scheduled for the next big ultrasound. Just as she suspected it might, the fluid leveled itself back out and everything looks great with the babies. I am still right on track with my weight and doing everything I can to eat right, and if by "eating right" you mean indulging in ready to bake Tollhouse oatmeal raisin cookies every other night then I'm doing splendidly. :) (It's really all Kristian's fault, he is a bad influence and will be very mad when I go back to actually paying attention to what I eat...). Mostly I do a great job, but sweets really are the devil.
So here's a bunch of photos from the past couple of months, enjoy! I hope 2009 is a healthy and prosperous year for you all! After 2008 it wouldn't hurt, right?! Lots of love, Joanna
28 weeks! And look at my gorgeous babies in their ultrasound photos! Ollie refused to give us a face shot, but as you can tell we got every other kind of shot! Stinker...Ollie's leg and foot, awww.Ollie's, ahem, boy bits....The twin's heads together, they must be plotting! Raya smiling!What a pretty baby girl!!
Friday, November 7, 2008
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Today is the day! Happy 3rd anniversary Nina and KK! The week did go by fast to my surprise, but I have really been pouring myself into work and we've been concentrating on the house, so luckily we've been sufficiently distracted. I have that warm excitement filling me up right now, the anticipation is palpable, I barely know what to do with myself. I have a pretty extensive to-do list for the day, which includes buying Kristian the new Kings of Leon album that came out yesterday, (I'm notorious for buying him gifts that we'll both use - but it's cool because we agreed "not to buy each other anything"), and also buying myself (the business) an iTalk voice recorder for my phone interview with Joe Bonamassa this coming week (you can read all about that in the music blog after it happens, I'm super nervous, Joe is an amazing musician....) so I can preview his show at Harrah's this coming Thursday. -------- This feeling, I'm happy to say, is a familiar one. I have been blessed enough in my life to have many very happy birthdays and Christmases and Thanksgivings... and a beautiful, unforgettable wedding day... to recognize the excitement that I feel this morning. More than just the anticipation of an event, it's the anticipation being with family, talking, laughing, loving... I remember many instances when Joe was alive and we were in full swing of family get togethers (besides Joe himself it's the thing I miss most about when he was alive) where I found myself thinking: "this is what life is about." I had figured something out through those years that will stay with me forever - nothing is more important than the people you love and the people who love you. I take my relationships seriously (maybe too seriously sometimes) because they're important to me. I've learned that that's simply not the case with some people, but everyone comes from their own roots and all you can do is try to stay true to your own. You can't turn anyone into the person you wish they'd be. Anyhow, tonight I get to spend the evening with my family, Kristian and my children (although this is the most quiet they'll be in a restaurant in their lives...). We get to celebrate each other over what I know will be an amazing meal, reminisce over the past three fast, amazing years, and finally discover who our children are. Days like this are meant to be cherished and I plan to do just that. If you think about it, and I think about things like this a lot since Joe died, you only get a certain number of days like this, and so you'd better be present to them and appreciate their fleeting beauty and importance. Especially since, unfortunately, none of us know just how many of them we get - both the great ones and the not so great ones. And as romantic as it may sound, I plan on celebrating the not so great ones as well. As long as I have my family next to me - is anything really that bad?
Friday, September 19, 2008
I'm starting to feel a little heavy in my belly ("really, you don't say?"), and just yesterday I started to actually wonder about how the rest of this is going to go down. I'll just keep reminding myself that even through my discomfort - as long as the babies are safe, I can hang. I'm going to take it easy as much as possible, especially after my last wedding, at which I'll be right at about 26 weeks. And I'm still not going to complain because thus far and even now I'm feeling great and haven't had to deal with the majority of pregnancy symptoms I read about... So, we'll cross the rest of the bridges when we get to them. I tend not to be the worrying type, which, under my current condition, is a good thing. Plus, after my next monthly check-up and ultrasound at 20 weeks (again the countdown is on!), I'll start going every 2 weeks to my OB's. That eases my mind also, considering how close of an eye is on me and the twins... But at the 2 week check-ups is where the medical team really gets down to business - I'll spare you the description of what goes down, but most complications in multiple pregnancies (except for miscarriages of course) happen after 20 weeks, so they'll be watching me like a hawk. And I'm going to take extra measure to really be nice to myself, so hopefully all of my work and the Dr's work will pay off and I'll get myself some fat & happy, term babies. Speaking of my beautiful babies :), here they are from Tuesday.... as you can imagine, I'm so visually spoiled with the images I see everyday that I find myself disappointed with the ultrasound imagery... To which Kristian chimes in "um, what exactly do you expect?" He's so good for putting me in my place. :) Baby A Baby B The tops of both babies' heads - how cute...
Unfortunately I didn't get the opportunity to shoot any video this time, hopefully next time. And I promise better pictures when they're on the outside. :) I hope everyone is doing well and enjoying this amazing weather... Take care and thanks for stopping in!