Tuesday, September 28, 2010


My beautiful new niece, Elaina "Ellie" Grace Stone. She is just the most perfect little baby girl ever and I cannot wait to meet her. I cannot believe that I need to wait three whole weeks to get in some newborn snuggles and nibbles (you know how much I like to snack on babies!). I am so proud of Keenan and Kristi already - they rocked the delivery, and so far have settled into parenthood with ease and grace. Congrats to my baby brother and his bride!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

23 weeks

I have a picture framed in Logan's bedroom of my pregnant belly at 23 weeks. I decided to try to recreate this picture for a picture for Parker and Cooper. Here is the difference between 23 weeks with one baby, and 23 weeks with twins! Oh, and a few years of Mommyhood under my belt.

23 Weeks Pregnant with Logan (2007)

23 Weeks Pregnant with Parker and Cooper

Tonight my brother, Keenan and his wife Kristi go into the hospital to be induced! I know I am going to have a hard time sleeping tonight knowing that, tomorrow most likely, I will have a brand new beautiful niece. I cannot wait to meet her!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

The Dog Whisperer

Tonight during dinner, Wrigley was being irritating. He was whining and pacing around the table. He didn't need anything - was fed, watered and peed. Really no reason for the irritation. Finally, I asked Brian, "what the heck does the dog want?", to which Logan replied, "Maybe be wants a trombone". Maybe the boy knows something we don't?

Friday, September 17, 2010

21 weeks

I know, I know, I am almost 22 weeks. I am slacking this week. Here is my belly picture from Monday - 21 weeks 1 day.

This past weekend we started working on the nursery! We painted, put together two cribs, one of the dressers and the hutch. When I say "we", I mean Brian and his Dad. I ate taco dip and took a nap.

Sunday, September 12, 2010


Last weekend we took Logan on a trip to Chicago. We wanted to have one big weekend for our boy, completely centered around him before we become a family of five. We had a wonderful time. The weather perfect. When I say perfect, I mean it was the most perfect weather anyone could ask for. Sunny, blue skies, fluffy clouds, nice breeze, and crisp evenings. See? Perfect. We stayed at a hotel overlooking the Chicago River which fascinated Logan since we had a great view from our room. We spent Saturday at Navy Pier. We enjoyed the Children's Museum, the Thomas train ride, and some Chicago eats (think hot dog with the works). Saturday evening we met with Stacey, Ben, Jack, Chanelle, and Josh for dinner at Maggiano's. We were so happy to be able to see them, and I was of course happy to get in some Jack-snuggles. Later that night we walked Logan back over to Navy Pier where we snuggled under his blankie, he all comfy in his jammies, and me... well, I was just soaking in every breath, gasp, blink, and stare that my boy gave while watching the fireworks over Lake Michigan.

Sunday we joined my parents at the Lincoln Park Zoo. We walked the entire zoo, and even though I was tired, exhausted, swollen, and worn out, it was worth every ache to be able to share that day with Logan and his grandparents. We laughed a lot, saw some quite interesting behavior in the monkey house, and really enjoyed Logan's favorite, the Giraffe's.

Logan, I hope you enjoyed our first vacation as a family as much as Daddy and I did. It amazes us every day how much you change, grow, learn, and become more and more of a little boy, and less of a baby. You are going to be such an amazing brother, and I cannot wait to share many more family vacations as a family of five.

Friday, September 10, 2010


Last night we had our 20 week ultrasound. This is the scan where they measure every bone, organ, movement... you name it, they measure it. When you are carrying a twosome, this type of ultrasound lasts a long time! Don't get me wrong, I adore seeing my babies on that little screen, but an hour and a half of laying on my back AND having to pee... I was getting quite ansty. The best news is that the boys look wonderful! They are growing as they should, have all their parts, are measuring ahead of schedule, and were moving all over the place. Baby A is up high, head down, scrunched up. He is measuring at 21 weeks 3 days and 15 oz. We asked Logan what we should name Baby A while we were watching the sweetness wiggle on the screen and Logan replied "That's Cooper". Can't argue with that. Baby B is lower, head squished nice and low on my bladder (Hello!), with torso and legs stretched way out all over the place. He is a space hog for sure! Baby B is measuring 21 weeks 6 days and 16 oz. We will get to see Parker and Cooper in just 6 more weeks at our next ultrasound. One of the best parts of a twin pregnancy is that we get to see our baby boys often.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010


Nothing like being 20 weeks pregnant and measuring 30 weeks! They really should make a seperate chart for women pregnant with multiples, because really, the thought of measuring at 47 weeks at some point (which will probably be in a month or two) is going to make me develop a complex. We have an ultrasound tomorrow so I am very interested to see exactly how these babies are measuring - my guess would be large - and I really do hope that is the case. I want nice, plump, healthy, chubby little boys. My BP was 120/60, so perfecto, a mild UTI and whatev's... but that comes with two people setting up camp on top of your bladder. Dr. Wenzel said that I can actually go a month out until my next visit, which always makes things a bit easier. That is also reassuring to me that things are indeed progressing well. In the meantime, Brian and I need to set up a time to tour Labor and Delivery since we will be delivering in a different hospital than we did with Logan.

I also have a post about our Labor Day weekend in Chicago that I am working on, but I just need a good chunk of time in which to write about it, and that I just haven't had lately. Soon though... soon.

Monday, September 6, 2010

20 weeks

20 weeks at the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago. I can't believe that we only have 17 more weeks at the most before we meet these twins.