Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Healthy Twins

I had my big check-up today to see how the twins are growing, and the doctor said that they are doing SO WELL that they will let me continue to carry them until I go into labor on my own. Or, if the next check-up shows any signs of distress in either twin, then I will be scheduled for either an induction or c-section, depending on the position of the babies at the time. If all continues to go well, there is a possibility that they will let me continue to carry the twins until week 37...which is about 3 weeks from now. I want the babies to be healthy and as close to full-term as possible, but I really can't imagine getting bigger (or more uncomfortable) than I am now!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Fun Surprises at our New Place

We are discovering something new and wonderful at our new home every day! Now that everything is starting to bloom, we realize that we have some lilacs and another flowering tree in our backyard! They are beautiful, and smell great! We also found a garter snake who likes to hang out by our air conditioner, and we've decided to let him make his home there. Some red-headed finches made a nest above our downstairs light, and two baby birds have been making lots of noise for us! ;-) Also, I was up late at night (thanks to the twins putting pressure on a very vital organ), and happened to look out our window to see a fox sneaking stealthily through our backyard. There are plenty of little critters around here for him to stalk! What fun it is to learn about our new environment, and all that God has blessed us with!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Our New Home!

God is so good!

Just in time for the twins, we are now living in our new home that has room for all of us! It has 4 bedrooms, 1,937 square feet and was custom-built by the original owners in 1994. It is a well-maintained one-owner home that just happened to come within our price range because the owners wanted to sell fast so that they could move into their new place that they had just finished! We have been in the home for a few days now, and everything works perfectly! We can tell that the house was solidly built and will withstand many years of family-friendly living (even with 4 rambunctious boys ;-) It even came with a fort and fire pit in the backyard, and a boys' room with tractors all over the walls (Sam was thrilled)! It feels like this house was made just for us, and we are so thankful that everything worked out so well! :-)