Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Getting Started

So I have contemplated starting a blog several times. I had a website through thebump.com but never did much with it. Here is what I had written on our website and then I guess we'll go from there...

Brett and I have been married 2 and a half years... time flies! We bought a house last year and are living here in Gardner, KS. He is working for a web design company in Olathe and I am teaching 4th grade at Madison Elementary.

Brett and I had been trying for almost a year. Finally, with a little help from the doctor, I was able to produce a positive pregnancy test! I knew right after conceiving that I was pregnant even though my mom told me there was no way, unless it was twins. Little did we know it was actually twins... at 6 weeks we did the first ultrasound. There I saw two little heart beats on the screen. When I got home I handed the picture to Brett and his reaction was, "Why are there two?" All I could do was laugh, and then with a fearful face he gave me a big hug! At 9 weeks we confirmed the two were growing and both at a perfectly healthy size! Our minds have finally adjusted to the fact that everything will be X2 and we are nothing but excited.

Nov. 26th, 2010 Day after Thanksgiving. Felt one of the babies kick for the first time.

Dec. 21st, 2010 Babies have been very active. After xmas parties at school I just laid on the couch and watched them react to an overdose of sweets. It was entertaining.

Dec. 22nd, 2010 Specialist doctor confirmed a boy and a girl.

Dec. 25th, 2010 Announced our babies names to both of our families by passing on a favorite children's book of ours... Where the Wild Things Are.

Dec. 28th, 2010 Mommy started painting the nursery during xmas break.

Jan. 1st, 2011 Daddy started working on the mural (white silhouette trees).

Jan. 23rd, 2011 We completed all the nursery painting.

February 2011 Steve and Chelsey came up to help with things around the house. We put together the cribs and changing table. Chelsey helped mommy pick out decorations for the room.

February 15th, 2011 The 4th grade team at Madison threw mommy a shower. Grandma, Kirstin and Julian came also! Got some great gifts for the little ones :)

March 8th, 2011 Mommy went to labor and delivery to be treated for pre-term labor. Had to stay over night and then was asked to go on bed rest for remainder of pregnancy.

March 9th, 2011 Grandma and Julian visited mommy in the hospital, grandma purchased their baby books just in case they came early. Grandma Jankord came later that day and went home with us. She helped clean, and cook for a the next day!

March 26th, 2011 Best friend Amanda threw baby shower in Topeka for friends and family. Great to see everyone and what great gifts for the little ones :)

March 28th, 2011 Mommy upgrades to swagger wagon (or Chevy Traverse).

March 31st, 2011 Mommy is relieved to hear that her students did great on both math and reading state assessments!

April 7th, 2011 MADE IT TO 36 weeks!!

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