Friday, June 20, 2008

Just chillin!

Not much has been happening around here. My mom, sister-in-law and her two boys came for a visit on Wednesday. Nate and his cousins had a good time. We had lunch at Culvers and then we perused the shops on Main Street St Charles. My mom was on the look out for a picture to hang above her sofa. She found a really nice one for a good price. There is a shop call Poor Mans Art, I believe. Nice art for nice price.

Not much on the babies update. I will see my baby doctor on Monday for a routine checkup. No ultrasound. I am feeling much better. My energy level is ok. I have been taking naps in the afternoon when Nate goes down for his. I find if I don't get a nap, I am a limp noodle for the rest of the night and I am in bed by 8:30 or 9pm. My nauseousness has gone down too. I have been able to eat better and more. The only thing I have an aversion to is bananas. Yep, love them, but not right now. I sure hope that when I pop these twinkies out that I will be able to eat a banana again. So very sad. I have been drinking water like no bodies business. Even tho I am carrying twins and that usually means I will be sticking out further sooner, I don't think I will be showing much till Nate's birthday is Sept. Being overweight to begin with, doesn't help. I hope I get bigger than with Nate. This time I am taking pics! I have one or two at the end with Nate and I am not that big. I am kinda bummed with that. Oh, well. At least I only have one or 2 stretch marks to show for it!!! The one thing that I can't wait for is feeling these babes moving. I loved, loved loved it with Nate.

Ok, 'nuf about the twinkies. I love that word! My baby doctor calls them that.
Oh, I had my heart recheck after being in the hospital. My heart dr is so nice and he really cares for me. He listened to my heart and lungs and said I sound good. I have had 2 more episodes of my heart racing but I was able to breath thru them and not have to go the the ER. I have another appt in Sept. I think for a couple of weeks after being in the hospital, my body decided to take a rest. I was so tired and down. I am finally coming up out of all that. I am still taking it easy tho. That whole heart thing took a toll on my body. Being pregnant too didn't help.

Need to be done for the day. I am hungry for breakfast and need to get my guy up who is now letting me know he is up and talking. Soon, he will be escaping from his room and asking for juice!

Y'all have a good day!

Monday, June 16, 2008

Smell that Smoke (Bandanas)

So yesterday was Fathers Day so Nate and I took daddy to Bandanas. I had been craving it and suggested it to the guys. It was sooooo good. I pigged out. The beef was so tender, the fries just right and the sweet tea just the right amount of sweet. I know, caffeine in the tea, but I haven't been drinking soda at all so I figured this time I was ok. Its a dangerous thing that Bandanas is right near us. Very tempting to call and order take out. Jason mentioned stopping by Schnucks (grocery store) and picking up some ice cream. After that we headed home and veged in front of the tv watching Snoopy shows. Nate and Daddy went for a walk and then we decided to head to the park. It had cooled off alot and I was ok to head out then. I have been reacting to the heat so I stay in the air conditioned. The park was great. Met a family at the park and come to find out they live 2 streets over and their son is just a month older than Nate! They had lots of fun and the parents were pretty cool too.

Nate has been so funny with his words lately. The other morning, Nate and I were having breakfast. Well, I was having my breakfast, he was on the 2nd half of his breakfast! Anyways, we were just chatting and he said, "I love mommy, I love Nate, I love Jackson (said this 3 times) then he said I love daddy!" He cracks me up! Our conversations are about everything and nothing! He is into singing alot too. I would love to get him to memorize some bible songs. We have plenty of resources and I know quite a few from memory. Thanks to Aunt Amy, we have a whole slew of cassette tapes with kid songs and stories. He loves to listen to these tapes in his cassette players.

2 weeks ago, I had a drs appt and Aunt Amy(Jasons sister) came to watch Nate for me. Since we were low on babysitter friendly diapers (disposables) Nate and I ran to target to pick some up and peruse the toy aisle. I ended up getting Nate a starter set of Playdough. It had some plastic scissors that would be good for Nate for small motor skills. It was perfect toy for Aunt Amy and Nate to play while I was gone. He is officially hooked on playdough! Over the weekend, Aunt Amy found a Bob the Builder and Sesame Streets playdough packs and cutters. He has had so much fun!

It is finally cooling off here. Supposed to be in the 80's this week. Good, I don't want to turn on the air if I don't have to. I love the fresh air.

My mom, sister-in-law and her two boys are coming Wednesday so us ladies can have a day of shopping. My mom wants to peruse St Charles Main street for some art pieces and such. I am going to see if a teen here in the neighborhood would be up to watching all 3 boys. If she is busy, then Jason said he would take the day off. I thought that would be good for the boys to spend time with their uncle and Nate could spend time with daddy.

Supposed to get our new cell phones today! I hope that is. We already have the new phone service on the home phone. I can officially call my mom and not use up her minutes on her phone.

Off to get Nate up. He thought that 5:30am would be a good wake up time. Thankfully, he laid in bed and fell back asleep around 7:30 or so. I was thinking of waking him up around 8 but didn't have the heart to wake a sleeping baby. He played hard yesterday and hopefully will today too. It's too nice to be spending the day indoors. We have 2 errands to run and then we will be done.

Have a wonderful day everyone!!

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Ummm, not sure how to respond

After coming back from lunch, there was a comment on my blog. I have no clue who it is. They commented on my experience at the circus. Pretty negative. I want to comment, but don't know what to say. The only thing I can think of is "If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all." The person mentioned how the elephants are taken from their moms in the wild to be trained and how they will never see their moms again. The person goes on to say more so go ahead and read the comment. Well, at the circus, we received a pretty neat book all about Ringling Bros. It talks about each performance and who the people are. There is a page dedicated to the elephants. They have a Center for Elephant Conservation in Florida. Here is the website they provide if you wish to check it out. Thats all I have to say about this.

Not up to posting more now. Maybe tomorrow night.


Last night was an awesome night! We went to see the Ringling Bros Circus. That was the first time that I know of that I have been to a circus. Ringling Bros outdid themselves! Edward Jones invited all employees to the circus in celebration of opening their 10,000 office in Connecticut. We all had a good night. Nate loved all the animals and the clowns and trapeze people. We had really good seats and could see most of everything.

Well, I need to finish getting ready for church. There are more things I want to blog about so that will have to wait till this evening. Nate woke up around 9:30am so no nap for him this afternoon. Will have to wait till he goes down for bed tonight.

Saturday, June 7, 2008


Jason got me out of bed this morning to go garage saleing. We didn't go out for long since it was getting pretty hot early. We found a nice subdivision sale with quite a few sales. I ended up finding a crib for $10!!! It had all the parts but do need to casters. Our other crib did too so this isn't anything new for us. I also found 2 medium Bumkin cloth diapers at this sale. I was so happy! $2 each. Nice! They were barely used.

Had a rough week. I am so tired and nauseous but I am coming up out of the slump I think. I did go see my baby dr yesterday to voice my concerns and she said that since I was carrying twins, I am going to be more tired. She said that I was 9 1/2 weeks along. So, 2 or so more weeks and I will be into the 2nd trimester. I am looking forward to that. I am also looking at a Twins pregnancy book on that I think I will order this afternoon. My pregnancy book from Dr Sears is good but it really doesn't touch on twins and I know that this pregnancy is different and I want to find out what is going to be different and what to look out for.

Well, off to try and make some lunch for my guys. It's getting pretty hard to get into the kitchen lately. My nose has super smelling powers and I don't like it! Good thing for Lysol!