Wednesday, September 12, 2007

and a Hoedown it was

We had such a busy and fun weekend celebrating Hayden's 2nd year of life here with us. The rain held off and yes, it was hotter than hot, it was also loads of fun. The kids went on a hayride, rode the pony and pet the animals in the petting zoo.



















Hayden was a little skittish of the animals and didn't really ever pet them, but she looked at them and seemed to like them.















I have to say that I think I did a superb job creating the cake this year. I was so afraid I would mess it up, but it turned out really great. Thanks to everyone who helped out with all of the preparations...my body just couldn't do it all like I usually can.




















Look how much she changed in just one year :)She always watches the setup of her party from the window!

Oh...one shot of Hayden blowing out her candles...she nearly burned her face...we had been practicing blowing them out, but she got really close to it when she was in the spotlight!

In twin news, i am getting so huge and uncomfortable. I feel like the nights are just a series of groans and shifts. Poor BJ hasn't been getting good sleep because of me tossing and turning, but I just can't get a comfortable position, and when I do, these kiddos rock and roll in there and keep me awake.

We went to the doctor on Monday, just the regular OB not the specialist, and listened to the heartbeats..both in the 150's and I was measuring almost 4 1/2 weeks ahead, which is fine for me since I have two in there instead of one. Tomorrow is a big day for the babes!! 24 weeks which marks the beginning of their viability. Thank you Lord for sustaining this pregnancy this long....we are praying for 8 more solid weeks!!!

Then we went on the hospital tour and I saw where I will be staying, saw the OR (which was TERRIFYING)...it looked like a death chamber to receive the lethal injection. very freaky. Then we saw where the babies will be and saw all of the NICU areas, the milk bank, Ronald McDonald House (which we qualify to stay in at night after I am discharged, instead of driving back and forth). It was nice to see everything and get a visual of it all. I was excited to find out I will have a private room WITH A BATHTUB!!! whoohooo!!! Plus I will not be on dietary restrictions so I can have people bring me food from outside the hospital. I can't believe it is 14 days away. I am relaxed about the timeframe, but I just can't believe here we are going into the hospital. Only 14 days until if anything were to happen, my babes could come out. THAT is unbelievable to me. I've been having lots of braxton hicks and uncomfortable lowgrade feeling contractions. So I am hoping they just calm down and stay in there for another month or so minimum. These last couple of days have been pretty rough, but I'm hanging in there. Doing things as I can, but not pushing it. Its hardest on Hayden. She always wants me to hold her and I just can't as much any more. And she doesn't understand having to be gentle with my stomach, so that has been hard too.

She has done so good in school though. She is always so excited to tell me about what she did and show me her papers. Hopefully some of the other kids will join in on her excitement in the mornings. Some of them are still having a rough time. Makes me so thankful that Hayden goes right in with no problems. Because I think I'd have a breakdown with everything that is going on in our lives. At least I know she will be fine every day when I am not there with her.

Pray for us these last few days as a three person family. We are trying to really soak it up since after I leave, I won't return alone :)

You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion, as I was woven together in the dark of the womb...Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed. Psalm139:15-16

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