Sunday, August 28, 2011

My prayer for Brandon

"Please bless my husband, my dear love, as he is about to become a daddy. He's accomplished and strong, gifted and wise, with even greater successes ahead. I am sure he will shine as a father -- raising our children and shaping their lives, building for the next generation.

He must feel many pressures from our expanding family -- finances, home and school. His time is so precious and his days are already full. He wants to balance his schooling with great parenting, but at times he must feel overwhelmed. Give him the steady calm that strong men possess, the ability to set his priorities, and the stamina to be an anchor for this ship that has already set sail.

A great father must be a great leader, godly, visionary, confident, and persistant -- a man who keeps his word. I can think of no better combination of traits for a dad than strength coupled with tenderness. Unique are the men who know how to lead but never forget how to love.

Graciously give him the wisdom to father our children. You have already given him the strength of character -- now give him enough success to encourage persistence and enough sensitivity to remain tender. Guard all his days. Shield him with Your grace.

I feel honored to pray for my husband. He is good and righteous and true. I hold him up and ask boldly for Your blessings. I trust in Your love and faithful concern. Thank You for the great gifts You have given me through his life and love. In Your blessed name, Amen."

Prayers for Expectant Mothers by Angela Thomas Guffey. My mom recently got me this book and I love it.

I thank God everyday for my wonderful husband. He has blessed me in so many ways and I am sooo thankful he put us together. He's the man of my dreams and he's exactly what I prayed for. I will forever love him. Like our preacher always says...if he leaves I'm going with him. :)


18 weeks


Not much has changed since last week. However, I am feeling the babies move now. I love it! Oh yeah....I chopped my hair off!!! hahaha It feels great!
These days...I'm feeling the best I've felt during my whole pregnancy. I'm finally starting to feel like myself again. I thank God for the renewed strength he has given me. I'm still worn out at the end of the day but at least I'm not sick. It feels good to feel good! Did somebody say H-A-L-F W-A-Y??? I'm pretty sure their not gonna let me go the full 40 weeks. Don't get me wrong...I'm enjoying being pregnant but I'm ready to see the 'lil boogers!!!
I did find out last week that they're not going to let me travel after about 24-26 we have a few more weeks we can travel home to see our parents. I also found out that my cousin is getting married this December and not next December {unfortunately I won't be able to be in the wedding nor be there. I'll be on bedrest.} I'm pretty sure it won't be long until I'm on bedrest. I'm guessing a few more weeks. The specialist talked about it at our last appointment and he said he usually puts pregnant women with twins on bedrest around 22 weeks or a little after. I have realized there's going to be some stuff we'll be missing out on this year but I know it's definitely going to be worth it. I'll definitely miss Thanksgiving dinner with our families but we might just have to have something at our house. ;) I refuse to miss Black Friday shopping though. My husband has already promised me he would push me around in a wheelchair. {Isn't he the sweetest!?!?!}

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

I am "feeling" double

I wanted to let ya'll know that I felt the twins move for the first time Sunday night. We were sitting in church and I felt something pushing up against the left side of my stomach. Right away I put my hand where I felt the pressure and sure enough I felt one of them. I guess they could feel me touching that spot and it only lasted a few seconds then it moved. At first I thought it was all in my head. After church I asked one of our friends (who has twin boys) and she said...yes, that's probably what you felt. I knew it wasn't just in my head when I felt it later that night again. Unfortunately, Brandon couldn't come running fast enough to feel it and the little squirts had moved again where we couldn't feel them. That night we were lying in bed and Brandon thinks he felt one of them. Hopefully, he'll get to feel them real soon.

The next day.....they were squirming all over the place. It's mainly the baby on the left side. I've only felt the baby on the right side one time lightly. Who could be both of them I'm feeling or it could be one turning flips in there. haha I'm guessing it's probably that rowdy 'lil girl in there. I think the boy seems to be calm like his daddy!

 I can't tell ya'll how excited Brandon and I were when I started feeling them. It's the best feeling....(I didn't say it was comfortable!!! haha It just seems more real now. lol)

Sunday, August 21, 2011

17 weeks

How Far Along: 17 weeks

Size of Babies: As of last appt....both babies were 5 ounces.

Total Weight Gain: Let's just say I'm gaining weight. haha Nah....honestly I don't know how much I've gained altogether.

Maternity Clothes: Wearing alot of dresses. {I'm actually tired of wearing dresses.} I'm ready for cooler weather so I can change my wardrobe. :)

Gender: It's one of each! A boy & a girl!!!!!!! We are sooo excited. We're still trying to decide on names. We pretty much have it narrowed down....just trying to figure out the middle names. Picking names hasn't been hard for us. We discuss baby names before we even got married. haha

Movement: Should feel it very soon. Can't wait.

Food Cravings: I have been loving Smithfield's {bbq, french fries & sweet tea -- my husband limits me on the sweet tea...haha} and orange sherbert.

What I Miss: Sleeping on my tummy.

Sleep: Still sleeping with 4 pillows. It's sometimes hard for me to get out of our bed....considering our bed is high up and when I sit on the edge my feet don't touch the floor.

Symptoms now: Cramping mainly on my left side. I also get a few sharp pains here and there. {Probably to much information....but I'll tell anyways....I'm pretty gassy these days! lol} My belly looks wopped-sided alot. I guess those babies are laying all sorts a'ways in there. 
Best Moment This Week: Brandon & I went shopping at Myrtle Beach yesterday with our friends, Chad & Elizabeth. {Pretty obvious Brandon & Chad had fun in Bass Pro Shop. lol}
Today, we went and registered at Target.
{We're gonna register at Wal-Mart too...just didn't have the energy to do it all in one day!}
Next Appointment: Our last appointment was last Friday. It was just a quick checkup. The doctor checked the heartbeats and was surprised how fast he found them. One heartbeat was still slightly higher than the other. Overall, me and the babies are doing great. We're all healthy and we are so thankful. Our next appointment is the beginning of September with the specialist again.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Philippians 4:19

And my God will supply
all your needs
according to
riches in glory
Christ Jesus.

All we have to do is just trust him.
This scripture was on my heart this morning and I thought I would share. :)
Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

16 weeks

How Far Along: 16 weeks

Size of Babies: Both babies are 5 ounces. It amazes me their the same exact size every time.

Total Weight Gain: Went to the doctor's last week and I've gained approximately 5 pounds in 2 weeks...not considering what I had gained before that. You do the math!!! haha

Maternity Clothes: Still wearing alot of dresses to work. I officially have my first pair of maternity shorts and I'm loving them. Their so comfortable. I also have a few maternity tops.

Gender: It's one of each! A boy & a girl!!!!!!! We are sooo thrilled! :)

Movement: I haven't felt any movement yet. The nurse said it was still a little too early. I should feel flutters in a few weeks.

Food Cravings: Still haven't reached the stage where I crave things. I know it's only a matter of time. I have been loving me some orange sherbert though. My father-in-law and Brandon's papa had a bowl with me yesterday afternoon. :)

What I Miss: I still miss drinking sweet tea. However, I did splurge last week the day of the ultrasound. I drank a half a cup of sweet tea from Smithfield's. They have the best sweet tea ever! I enjoyed ever sip of it. I drank it in hopes of getting the babies to move around and spread their legs to reveal their gender. It was a success! :) I also can't wait until I can sleep on my stomach!

Sleep: I officially sleep with 4 pillows. I sleep with 2 under my head...1 under my legs....and a body pillow that I keep on my right side for when I turn over. I think my husband is ready to kick me out of the bed. haha I'm sleeping better now. I still get up at least twice a night to use the bathroom; however, a week or so ago...I slept for 3 straight nights in a row without getting up any. Boy was that amazing!

Symptoms now: I dryheave very little and there. I've been having alot of headaches. My left side cramps alot. I get tired very easily. Working wears me out. My nose will bleed just a little. Speaking of nose bleeds......I had an experience yesterday morning. I was washing my face in the shower and just bumped my nose with my nail and looked down at my finger and there was blood all over it. I rinsed my hand and felt my nose again and there was still alot of blood there. At that point I had no idea what I had done. I barely hit my nose and had blood gushing out. I hollered for Brandon twice and he came to the rescue. (gosh I'm gonna owe that boy!) He said when he saw me....I had blood running all down my face and all around my mouth. I got out of the shower and somehow he got it to stop bleeding.'s one thing after a another! lol.

Best Moment This Week: Finding out the gender of our babies! We can finally go shopping now and buy boy & girl stuff. :)'

Next Appointment: I'm pretty sure it's next week just for a checkup.

and just for kicks and giggles.................

Brandon wanted to make a face out of my belly. I can't believe I'm posting it on here. haha 


Brandon's procedure went well. Thanks for all the prayers. I think I needed it more than he did. :)

Thursday, August 11, 2011

It's a.......{take two}

It's apparent that my mom & Brandon did not like the picture I posted to announce our twins being a boy and a girl....sooo to make them happyyyy....we're gonna "take two" since the "take one" wasn't a hit with them. hahaha

Happy now?! :)
{Brandon's shaking his head....yes! haha}

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

It's a........

I can't begin to tell ya'll how excited we are. We are sooo blessed. I still can't believe we're having twins....and now knowing we get one of each....we are definitely on top of the world right now.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011


Today is the day that we find out what our little blessing are!!!! You will know soon enough!!!! Yay!!!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

I can't think or should I say....I can't stand up!

For the third day in a row......I almost planted my face on the floor. I have been extremely clumsy and don't realize it until after it happens. Today, I literally almost fell and somehow my foot got caught in the trash can. Please....tell me how that happens because I have no idea!!! Thankfully there was a counter right in front of me and I caught myself with my hands. I just know I'm gonna give the girl that works with me a heart attack. I scare her every time but it's sooo funny after it happens! lol. AND THEN.....Brandon and I went to Sam's this afternoon and we go to check out and can't find our keys. Well...hello! I was driving so I had the keys last. Brandon stayed in line to check out and I walked outside to make sure I didn't leave them in the car. They weren't in the car and I had no idea where to start looking. We had been all over the store. I went back and told Brandon they weren't in the car. We tried to think back where we had been and I just told him we would have to backtrack. THANKFULLY....Brandon remembered as soon as we walked in the door I had looked at something for my mom and he said go look to see if you layed them over there. God knew how exhausted I was from working today....and praise God that's where our keys sat.
Right where I left them.
What am I gonna do with myself?!?!?!??!
{Of course Brandon picks on me because I've always given him a hard time because he used to misplace e.v.e.r.y.t.h.i.n.g!! He says we're even now. haha}

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

15 weeks

 Not much has changed since last week.
{I'm being slack with this post....please forgive me! I'm exhausted these days....}
I promise next weeks post will be better!!!! :)
I'm enjoying hanging out with the hubs right now.
We find out next week what we're having. We can't wait! Counting down the days!!!!!