"A final gospel truth that will contribute to our understanding of and hence the quality of our marriages relates to the degree in which we involve the Savior in our relationships as husbands and wives. As designed by our Heavenly Father, marriage consists of our first entering into a covenant relationship with Christ and then with each other. He and his teachings must be the focal point of our togetherness. As we become more like him and grow closer to him, we will naturally become more loving and grow closer to each other"

Monday, August 30, 2010

Ultra sound and update!

We got to go to our ultra sound this morning and it was amazing! I knew it would be neat but how no idea what an experience it would be! I loved every minute of it and was smiling ear to ear the whole time!! The pictures aren't the best because I had to take a picture of a picture but you can still see them! There is for sure two babies still in there! That was my biggest concern to go in and they say there was only one. So right off the bat I was put to ease! 

Baby A is the smaller of the two, heart rate of 142 and appears to be very healthy and calm! Baby B is a stubborn little thing! Rolling around all over the place and crossing its little legs! Has a full belly and long arms and a heart rate of 158! 

The lady said she isn't a gambling woman but if she were she would say the twins are BOY and GIRL! But we will see! We aren't going to be setting up a nursery or picking out names until its 100% FOR SURE! We would love her to be right and to have one boy and one girl, but we will be so happy either way! 

Both babies heads!

Baby "B" head, this little one does not like pictures! 

Baby "A" straight on with a grumpy face! Rob says she looks like she is dressed for halloween!

And this was the open leg shot of Baby A, were the Dr. predicted a girl!

Now that I am in the second trimester I am feeling SO much better! The past two weeks have been heaven compared to before! I am still so tired and now my hips and back KILL, but at least I don't want to puke every second! I still don't like eating any thing sweet, which is crazy because I am an ice cream LOVER but can't eat it! I am loving rice and beans mainly! But can pretty much eat anything, oh besides drinking water. I do it because i HAVE to, not because i enjoy it! Gag me! I am starting to show but its weird because some days there is no hiding it and somedays I wear my jeans and you can't even tell one bit! I have gained 5 pounds in 3 1/2 months.. I don't know if that is good or bad! But I know I will get huge! And thats ok! 

We are so excited for these babies to get here! I can't wait to meet them and kiss their baby soft skin! I am already so so so in love and love talking to them at night! They let me sleep SOO much better if i rub my belly before I go to bed! Which is funny because I LOVED to be rubbed and tickled as a baby so I wonder if they will too! 

Sunday, August 15, 2010

In case you haven't heard....

We are having TWINS! We found out the day before leaving to Puerto Rico and boy was it a huge surprise! I was by myself at the appointment and had a little breakdown when my Dr. told me the news! At first I was crying because I was in shock, then because I was so scared, and then because I knew these babies were such a huge blessing from our Heavenly Father. I knew he was trusting us to bring these babies into this world and raise them up in the gospel and be the best parents we can to them! 

Yes - I am terrified! I don't know how I am going to do it! We don't have any family near us and I was just getting started in school and working at the salon has been keeping me busy! I know things are about to change... for the better of coarse! But I don't even think I know where to begin!!! Thank heavens for my wonderful friends who have already offered to help and a huge thanks in advance to Jessica for all of the questions she is going to have to answer for me!!!! 

I wasn't able to get any print outs of the ultrasound but I did take a few pictures with my cell phone! And this picture just shows the two different sacs the babies are in! I have a picture of each baby too but its a little hard to see with my cell phone quality! But in 2 more weeks I get to go back and get another ultrasound so hopefully those pictures turn out a bit better!!! 

**Be sure to look at the post below to hear about or Puerto Rico vacation!**


We finally got to take our trip to Puerto Rico! It was a long 4 months of waiting but well worth it! A week full of relaxing and enjoying the beaches and the Butler Family! You have no idea how nice it was to NOT do my hair or wear make up for a whole week!!! (not wearing make up was simply because it would only melt right off my face!!) I never knew humidity could be so awful! I kept telling Heather that I had no idea how she dealt with it! Maybe because I am pregnant and already so hot and uncomfortable all the time! 
I wish I could remember all the names of the places we went but I don't!! We spent a few days at different beautiful beaches, one day out hiking around in the rainforest to see a waterfall! Swimming, shopping and just having a good time! I have the best husband in the world for making this trip possible for me! I don't know how we will be able to do it again after these two little babies get here! 
Thanks Heather and Jake for letting us stay with you and invade your apartment! (and for letting me turn the AC on!!! ;) We love you guys and appreciate your wonderful friendship!!!