Friday, December 28, 2007

After the silence...

OK, bad Shannon not updating the blog for so long!

This morning I was thinking about my good friend from church/high school who I lost touch with by about 23. She always made me laugh. We didn’t live in a very good neighborhood growing up. Instead of bringing in her handbag whenever we went to my house she would always leave it in her trunk. I didn’t think this was safer, but she did. One day we were with our friend Sam. As we arrived at the townhouse she parked on the main road, we all walked to the trunk, and she put her handbag in the trunk. She slammed the trunk shut. It didn’t latch. She did it again. It still didn’t latch. This time when she lifted the lid I put my hand in and moved her handbag strap off the latch. She said as she slammed it down finally latching it, “Oh, I thought your hand was in there!” LOL Did she intend to slam down the lid on my hand? And yes, she is a natural blond.

I’M OFF THE CRUTCHES!!!! FINALLY!!! It is not comfortable to walk but I ditched the crutches on Christmas Eve and haven’t used them since.

We had a very quiet Christmas. Tawni and Sam came down from Virginia Beach again. They arrived late on Friday after we watched the movie I Am Legend with Will Smith. Wow, it was more of a horror story then an action flick. Not my cup of tea, because those kinds of movies make me think of them for quite a while afterwards. They also freak me out while watching them. Guy didn’t like it either and never thought of it again. Saturday we all hung out at the house except for a trip to the grocery store & pizza joint. We also detoured to pick up Guy’s police cruiser. He went to pick up the pizza on his own but locked the keys in the car… lol We had to get the extra keys from home to bring to him. Since we live 20 minutes from the pizza joint it was a long time before we got our pizza. Tawni just sat at home the entire day. Oh, I forgot we did all go out again to go to our church Ward party. They had food neither Guy or Tawni would eat so we left and went to Chick-Fil-A. We stopped by Wall-Mart for a new game too. So we played The Game of Life and Catch Phrase. Both of which we all loved. Guy was surprised at how much fun it was.

Sunday Guy and I went to church. The sacrament meeting was the adult Christmas program with the choir. Very nice. Guy came in to teach the little ones with me since I was still on crutches. The little ones are so cute. I only get to teach them one more Sunday. Then I am either going to have the newest 3 turning 4 year olds or not teaching at all. Whichever the Primary presidency decides to do with me. They are worried I won’t be able to teach much longer with the pregnancy I seem to be having. We had our Christmas dinner on Sunday night with Tawni, Sam, and our friends Aleesha & Mondo with their two boys Ethan & Jaxon. Tawni was upset they were invited as she thought it should be family only. What family is she from? We always had friends at our family feasts. We had fun, and managed to throw in a game of Catch Phrase. The girls won!

Tawni bought us a diaper bag for Christmas. It is nice and big and black. It will fit either Guy or I and over the stroller handle. And it has a changing pad with it too.

The pregnancy is progressing well. I have finally gained some weight which has gone strait to the belly! I can still wear my normal pants (the larger ones), but I am beginning to get to the point of no zipping at all. So as long as the shirts are long then I can keep wearing them. The problem then becomes the non availability of long shirts. I’ve almost grown out of a few maternity shirts because they are too short as the belly sticks out there farther and farther. I’m having normal aches and pains. Tight feeling skin and round ligament (hurts down in the nether region) pain are the most obvious. I have to lean back to eat a normal meal so it fits. When I walk there are some Braxton Hicks contractions where my belly gets really hard but no pain. Those stop when I rest more. We just took a tape measure to my belly. It’s already a whopping 40 inches. Wow. My normal waist size is 32 inches. When I thought I’d gained a couple inches the last two weeks I was way off. It was more like 4 inches…

Monday (12/31/07) is another growth u/s and regular OB appointment. It will be interesting to see if the babies are still on top and bottom or if they are beginning to move side by side. Now that they are moving around more I’m not nervous, but I do look for at least one movement from each per day. Guy still hasn’t been able to feel them move yet even though by leaving his hand on my belly last night he got them moving. It will all come soon enough. I’ve actually felt a kick in my rib already. Granted I was leaning forward a bit, but still shocking the girl could reach my rib already. Over this last week the boy has firmly started to apply pressure on my bladder. Gone are the lovely days of going to the restroom with a full bladder every time. Sometimes its amazing there was even the urge to go with how little comes out.

That’s all for now… There will be no more big gaps like this. I promise!

Sunday, December 9, 2007

17 week belly shot and update on the ankle injury

This is my 17 week pregnant photo. I got a cool moon boot after this was taken too which has helped a lot with my mobility. I'm still not walking on the foot yet, but I pretend to with most steps. Each day a tiny bit of more weight can be put on my foot. Hopefully it is the bruising underneath the heel and arch area (or lack of arch area) that is keeping me from walking. Guy went to his follow up visit with the doctor this morning (12/14 Friday). He said I can go see the orthopedic doc if I want to. I'm going to give it a bit more time to see what happens. Guy was able to get some new migraine medicine with a recommendation to find a job where he can avoid working night shift or have a constant shift all the time. He was also diagnosed with some exercise induced asthma and given an inhaler. This should help him with his running and preparation for the upcoming physical testing. Only three more weeks to prepare for his testing.

Friday, December 7, 2007

What to name our kiddos???

This photo was taken in California. Love sunset photos. They generally have more depth then sunrise photos and who wants to get up so early on vacation?

So the big question everyone asks when they hear we found out the babies are a boy and girl is..... What are you going to name them? or.... Have you decided on names yet? Nope. Nope. Nope. We are most likely going to take quite a while to contemplate, discuss and make sure we are giving the kiddo's the right names. And we have different tastes in names, but a strong desire to make sure both of us are happy with the choices. We definitely welcome any suggestions from anyone. Not that we'll love them or use them, but we'd love to hear your suggestions. Family names would be cool. Good formal names that also make great nicknames. Maybe names that make cool initials that make a name/nickname. Nothing that sounds funny with White forward or backward. Nothing that rhymes too much. And probably nothing too popular, though if the kid is meant to have the name we'll give it to em. Guy would like to explore giving them the same first initial. I don't want anything that can very easily be pronounced two ways. However, I recognize that people mess up just about every one's name at some point or another anyway. I also seem to be unable to think of or like just about any boys names and seem to be stuck on A's, E's and M's for girls names. Guy seems to be stuck on nicknames, but not like the formal version of the name.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Hooray for the goods!!!

As many of you already know, today was the big day (or at least we hoped so). The little ones decided to co-operate, and boy did they. It all began with me first off advising the ultrasonographer that we did not yet know the sex, and that we wanted to know (I was not even sure we could find out to be honest with it only being 16 weeks). She immediately said no problem. went right to baby B (the higher one), and whalla its a girl. As you can see in the picture to the right. Certainly isn't a boy. At this point i got a little nervous thinking about the White curse (is the other one a girl too).

She automatically moved onto baby A, as my heart was pounding told her that the baby might be as stubborn as Mum and Dad, and just after we spoke those words whalla again. As you can see in this picture, the arrow doesn't lie. It surely is a boy. We were so excited, Shannon and I high five'd each other. Now both of our dreams have come true, a true "TWOFUR", a two for the price of one. Now if with our fertility problems we can no longer have 1 more, at least we have one of each. From the sounds of the reception as we called practically everyone who has a number store to our phones, everyone else is equally as excited.
Well the rest of the ultrasound for me was pretty much a bore, measuring bones, checking valves, looking for vital organs. Well i just wasn't that interested, even though i am comforted knowing that both babies are fine. The only thing we could not see was baby boys lips to check for cleft pallet. But doc says we can check next time. I did perk up a little when we were looking at the hands and out of nowhere the boy told us in a not so nice way to go away. He had his hand out with only 1 finger showing. We did not get a picture of it (good thing). After giving his Uncle Jamie a what for he then switched fingers and told us that he was number 1 again, but this time as if he had a huge foam finger on his hand. You can see a full body shot of the boy to the left.

Also you can see a full body shot of the girl. to the right. We are both excited and thank everyone for your thoughts and prayers, we cant wait to see the little guys, and show them that they are our number one's, and two's!
Dad to be!
P.S. Not bad for my first blog, wouldn't you say?


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