Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Nap time

As a parent you learn very early on that there is nothing more important than nap time.

You plan your day around it.  You arrive late to parties.  You leave parties early.  You eat in the car.  You drive around with no where to go because someone is asleep in the back seat.  You plan trips around it.  You avoid shopping during it.

Nap time is important for child and parent.  It simply gives everyone a much needed break.   It gives parents time to cook, do laundry, clean, or just sit and relax.

I have never had anything rule my life and schedule like nap time!  But as a mom I will do whatever it takes to make nap time happen!  And that is what it means to be a parent, to put your child's needs first.

Even if that means standing guard in the dessert with your spouse and creating shade for your sleeping child.

Of all the pictures Nick took in Africa this is the one that struck me the most.  Even elephants get it.   It's not about you.   And everything stops for nap time.

Monday, July 18, 2011


Saturday Cali and I started the day with hair cuts.  Cali went first and sat quietly watching Dora while I got my hair cut.

Then we went to a local farm to pick blueberries and peaches.  Cali had so much fun running up and down the rows picking berries and putting them in her bucket.  I didn't even have to tell her which berries to pick and which ones not to.  She did great!

After nap time Cali helped me wash the berries and we made muffins!

If you want to keep up with Nick's Africa mission trip go here.  I'm trying to update it daily.

Friday, July 8, 2011

18 Weeks

We are halfway there!  With twins the average delivery is at 35 weeks (instead of 40) so we are at the halfway mark.  It seems crazy how fast it has gone.  The second trimester has been much more enjoyable.  My energy level is higher, I feel better and I don't have to eat all the time.

18 weeks 

Pregnancy Highlights:
How Far Along: 18 Weeks
Size of baby: The twins are 5.5 inches long
Total Weight Gain/Loss: Gained 14 lbs 
Maternity Clothes: Maternity pants, t-shirts and maternity tops.  
Gender: It's a BOY and a GIRL!!  We are having one of each! 
Movement: The babies move a few times a day.  Bending over gets them really excited.
Sleep: I get up to pee once a night and I'm still having crazy dreams
What I miss:  Fitting into my non-maternity clothes
Cravings: Pizza, sweet potato fries, onion rings and chips!  I do eat a lot of fruits and veggies but I don't crave those :)
Symptoms: My belly is big!  
Best Moment this week: We had two ultrasounds this week.  One at our regular Dr apt and one at our anatomy scan ultrasound.  Praise the Lord everyone is healthy and active! 
We also joined the minivan club this week with the purchase of a Honda van.  There was just no way we could fit 3 kids in our current car.